Pink explosion as you walk into the auditorium of Bunche Middle School here in Atlanta Georgia. Focused on involving the surrounding community in order to raise awareness, Kieran has done a phenomenal job at putting the event together. Her first annual Passion for pink wig and fashion show was created and birthed by her to provide resources for cancer patients and survivors mainly custom style wigs!
In speaking with Kieran I was interested in attending her event due to me losing my own great grandmother to the disease, I knew I had to show support.
Kieran began her journey 3 years ago when she asked god for a sign , for direction on how she can be of service using her talents as a stylist and cosmetologist. The answer came to her and her journey began. Wigs for all ages is her company and one of her many goals is to create a non profit organization that caters to cancer patients from all walks of life.
Passion for Pink was held at Bunche Middle School in Atlanta Georgia. The auditorium draped in pink hues and ribbons galore , her dream became reality right before her eyes. With cancer survivors as the models , each woman had a chance to pick a custom wig unit to rock on the runway. Various colors, cuts and styles each woman had her moment to shine.
Each section of the fashion show featured looks and acts that coordinated with each handmade wig unit. Kieran made sure to cover all bases with her “after 5” look, her “casual day to day ” look and lastly her “formal” style wig units. Each wig unit cut and colored for a custom fit.
The women came and doted their favorite wig unit and boasting personality as they took the stage. Walking to songs by Mary j. Blige, and Destiny’s Child “Survivor ” these women made those of us in the audience feel strong and overall EMPOWERED just by their strength!
Between looks Kieran invited local artists alike to grace the stage with hit songs , dance performers and singing groups. Baby harmony stole the show with her bite sized performance and boisterous sound she made the crowd go wild as she danced to her hit songs making us all smile and dance along. The CM bandits took the stage next and all that can be said about this dynamic dancing duo is #blackboyjoy. Focused and determined, dancers of the group played off of each other dancing to hit songs giving us Michael Jackson, Chris Brown and Usher all in one !
D.a.n pharaoh came next with conscious rap Lyrics to make you dance and make you think. His stage presence was hype and his message was clear! During the 20 min intermission, guests were encouraged to step out into the lobby to shop with some amazing local vendors that I’ll highlight later. The guests were serenaded by the sweet soothing sounds of Minister Tatum from Ernest Tatum Ministries.
All the way from Savannah Ga, group Powermove Ent took to the stage with their hit songs that got the crowd ready for the rest of the show!
To close out the show lastly we have The collaboration of Gs a mixed male rnb group from atlanta Ga . Dressed in all white suits and pink bow ties these men worked the stage and serenaded the women of the front row!
Fusion scents by Chan, homemade custom soy candles with scents to make you salivate. Also offering room sprays , sachets and more to come . The Fusion scents table was always busy with shoppers amazed at how great they smell. She offers a wide range of scents including Frankincense, Apple lavender, Lemons by the pound ,Berry much, Eucalyptus ,Vanilla buttercream, Cinnaville and Me pumpkin. My personal favorites LEMON BY THE POUND (Warning makes you salivate …heavily) BERRY MUCH (Warning do not eat no matter how good it smells) and VANILLA BUTTERCREAM (warning makes the home smell and feel like fall.) Chan makes each candle by hand and even does bulk orders for events like weddings and baby shower favors. Check out her Instagram a @fusionscents
Think Trendy Boutique came to slay as she brought in custom pieces and various fashionable items for purchase. Jeans , Screen Tees, dresses , pan African items she had it all and was ready to style you if needed!!
Other vendors include boutiques catered to the movement. Everything pink , everything for the girly girl and everything for a great cause. A women who made a hobby and living making DIY items ranging from angel wings made from cardboard and re-purposed wine bottles! Her creativity shined through and amazed me in how much detail went into her items!
Everyone came out to support a very real movement a very real fight. Sister of the host and proclaimed fitness trainer, Kesha of Protege Fitness (@ protege.phiitness) kept us in tune and laughing as she was the perfect MC. With all the fun she made sure to include a segment where she highlighted the severity and serious nature of this disease so many are fighting. Balloons scattered through the audience in what seemed like a random order was actually a visual of just how many women and men get breast cancer each year. Currently the statistic is 1 in every 8 women (balloons) will get the disease and 1 in every 1000 men. The odds are working against us and she was diligent in expressing the baby benefits of adopting a healthy lifestyle . This isn’t just what you eat and how active you are , it is about what you put ON your body , the thoughts you think , how you process stress and ultimately how you live life. Being healthy has to be a lifestyle, has to be a lifelong commitment to providing homeostasis within the body.
All in all the turn out, the message , the vision came together in beautiful synchronicity. I love that it was a community effort and you can hear the passion In Kieran’s voice as she expressed to us her reason behind the event. She expressed that she wanted to help and simply asked God how she can use her talents for good, and voila Passion for Pink Atl was born. I can’t wait to see the heights that Passion for Pink Atl goes to , to see how many women she’s going to help how many women she’s going to save just because she made them FEEL good about themselves. Above all else self love is the only way one can fight such a rigorous fight. To my ladies of the evening … I honor you.
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