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Fashion to the Rescue

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Fashion brings people together in awe and desire. Pair that energy with the chance to benefit a good cause and everything seems to fall into place. “Fashion to the Rescue,” featuring the designs of Washington-based designers and Byron Lars, fit that bill at Second Baptist Church of Washington, D.C. The charity fashion show sponsored by the church’s Women’s Ministry was to raise funds to renovate the lower sanctuary. The attendees marveled at the work of D.C. designers Ron David, EthniCITY, The Jarmal Harris Project and the vintage looks of Vintage & Charmed boutique. The show’s headline collection came from Byron Lars Beauty Mark. “I feel like D.C. is fashion and now we have some proof,” said Mariessa Terrell, president of Second Baptist Women’s Ministry. In closing, the Rev. Dr. James E. Terrell, the church’s pastor, spoke fondly of the event, saying, “I hope you will be encouraged by the hard work of the community.” 

These are some of my favorites that I have been purchasing from for a long time. … All of these are D.C. folk – Washingtonians. We wanted to support local, shop local.
— Mariessa Terrell
Second Baptist Church of Washington, D.C.

Second Baptist Church of Washington, D.C.

Historic church was built in 1848, and according to church history, was a stop on the Underground Railroad

Mariessa Terrell, president of Second Baptist Women’s Ministry

Mariessa Terrell, president of Second Baptist Women’s Ministry

Terrell, wearing a Byron Lars Beauty Mark dress, also is known as Simone Butterfly, fashion investigator

 Charity fashion show raised funds to renovate the church's lower sanctuary

Charity fashion show raised funds to renovate the church's lower sanctuary

DJ Melinda provided the music

DJ Melinda provided the music

This outfit can be found at Vintage & Charmed boutique in Anacostia

This outfit can be found at Vintage & Charmed boutique in Anacostia

The Ron David brand specializes in leather handbags and accessories

The Ron David brand specializes in leather handbags and accessories

Ron David Edwards also creates ready-to-wear styles

Ron David Edwards also creates ready-to-wear styles

 Ron David's  Ostrich Signature Tote  in cinnamon

Ron David's Ostrich Signature Tote in cinnamon

Ron David's clothing is produced in increments of three

Ron David's clothing is produced in increments of three

The Ron David brand also produces garments inspired by the runway

The Ron David brand also produces garments inspired by the runway

Designer Ron David Edwards

Designer Ron David Edwards

The Ron David collection can be found at www.shoprondavid.com

Designs available at Vintage & Charmed boutique

Designs available at Vintage & Charmed boutique

Lace and beading adorn the dress from Vintage & Charmed

Lace and beading adorn the dress from Vintage & Charmed

Brown-on-brown outfit is accented with turquoise choker

Brown-on-brown outfit is accented with turquoise choker

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Chiffon dress stands out in the crowd

Chiffon dress stands out in the crowd

Lynette McNeill Voss, boutique owner

Lynette McNeill Voss, boutique owner

Voss, right, is owner of Vintage & Charmed, located in the Anacostia Arts Center

Designs by The Jarmal Harris Project

Designs by The Jarmal Harris Project

Vibrant colors dominate designs by Jarmal Harris

Vibrant colors dominate designs by Jarmal Harris

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The Jarmal Harris Project is located in D.C.'s Ward 8

The Jarmal Harris Project is located in D.C.'s Ward 8

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Solid green lace jacket balances green print skirt

Solid green lace jacket balances green print skirt

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 Visit  The Jarmal Harris Project  to learn more

Visit The Jarmal Harris Project to learn more

Designs by Desmond Handon's EthniCITY

Designs by Desmond Handon's EthniCITY

EthniCity produces street wear and runway designs

EthniCity produces street wear and runway designs

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Desmond Handon

Desmond Handon

EthniCITY draws inspiration from the fashion and culture of the D.C. area

Designs by Byron Lars' Byron Lars Beauty Mark

Designs by Byron Lars' Byron Lars Beauty Mark

 Hats were courtesy of Judge Mary Terrell

Hats were courtesy of Judge Mary Terrell

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High waist hobble skirt has an exposed full-length zipper

High waist hobble skirt has an exposed full-length zipper

Eyewear was courtesy of Ismail Jameel's Dear Emery

Eyewear was courtesy of Ismail Jameel's Dear Emery

Full-length pastel multi-colored dress

Full-length pastel multi-colored dress

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Fit and flare pleated dress with black accents

Fit and flare pleated dress with black accents

 Models, wearing Byron Lars Beauty Mark, take one last walk down the runway

Models, wearing Byron Lars Beauty Mark, take one last walk down the runway

Zsudayka Nzinga Terrell and James S. Terrell have their own art and design company

Zsudayka Nzinga Terrell and James S. Terrell have their own art and design company