Every Body’s Different: A Fashion Show Against Bullying
March 4, 2013 in Fashion
When a community rallies together for a cause, beautiful things can happen. And Excuse Me While I Change the World is working to do just that.
This fun three-day event featured a fashion show, concert and art show, representing the things most people use to express themselves. It was created in an effort to allow several non-profit organizations work together with the community to raise money, instead of competing for funds.
And that strong sense of community definitely helped the Every Body’s Different show to go on, even when faced with some last minute changes. First, a venue change. Then the designers from SLCC were unable to attend. Luckily, that wasn’t enough to make this event crumble.
“We asked people to come and model, were fortunate to find another nonprofit called Olanova, and Brittney Lauritzen of B.Zen Designs brought several incredible designs last minute,” Amy Maple, the program’s director, said. “We trusted that it was going to work exactly the way it should. It was wonderful because some of the youth from our RAD Youth Council were able to participate in the show and you could see how incredible they felt being cheered on.”
Local designer Brittney Lauritzen made a dress specifically for the event that was to be auctioned off on Saturday night for Salt Lake City’s new anti-bullying program, Flip the Script. She got involved with show because she loved the cause and wanted to be part of the solution.
“There needs to be more education to prevent (bulying and suicide),” she said. “I think the association will grow with every event that is held and I’m just excited to be part of this from the beginning!”
I’m definitely already looking forward to more events from Excuse Me While I Change the World. There’s just nothing quite as satisfying as supporting a good cause while having a good time.