MINNEAPOLIS, MN, April 14, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Award-winning style maven Faatemah has signed on as lead hairstylist for designer Emma Berg's "I Am Everything" benefit fashion event, Tuesday, April 22 at the Ritz Theater. Combining the worlds of fashion and philanthropy, the event will feature Berg's Spring/Summer 2014 collection of prom dresses inspired by 10 senior high school students selected from five Boys & Girls Clubs across the Twin Cities. The young women will walk the runway in the dresses designed exclusively for them.
Faatemah will provide hair styling services and direction, bringing her retro glam hair prowess to the event's behind-the-scenes team. The beauty veteran has nearly 20 years of styling experience, including traveling the globe as a founding member of the elite Intercoiffure America/Canada Artistic Council and being featured in myriad print, web and broadcast mediums.
"I am excited to donate my time and talents to such a wonderful cause," said Faatemah. "I look forward to helping pamper and glam these young ladies. I understand the value of self-esteem, especially as a teenager, and how important it is when it comes to making good choices. I believe good self-esteem correlates with great successes later in life."
In addition to the "I Am Everything" collection, Berg will showcase a capsule from her Fall/Winter 2014 collection on the runway. The evening is produced by Sarah Edwards of I AM MPLS and I AM Kindness and will be emceed by fashion expert Grant Whittaker. The collections will be styled by Davee Ek; MOTTO and designer Claire Ward will also have featured segments styled by Lisa Marie Gherardini.
"I Am Everything" takes place Tuesday, April 22, 6pm at the Ritz Theater located at 345 13th Ave. N.E. in Minneapolis. Tickets may be purchased in advance online or at the door - 75% of ticket sales will be donated to the Boys and Girls Club of the Twin Cities.
For more information or to purchase tickets, visit bit.ly/OXmD6K.
Faatemah is an award-winning hair trendsetter with 16 years of putting her fabulous touch on cuts, color, extensions and styling for the runway, editorial photo shoots and everyday life. Faatemah currently serves as a founding member of the elite Intercoiffure America/Canada's Artistic Council, traveling the globe sharing her talents, and working, with the who's who of the beauty industry. She is also a three-time North American Hairstyling Awards nominee and award winner, as well as a former contestant on Bravo's Shear Genius. Faatemah and her work have been featured in such publications as Allure, Beauty Launchpad, Ebony, and Modern Salon magazines and on broadcast television, including FOX, ABC, NBC and WCCO. For more information, visit http://www.faatemah.com
About Emma Berg
Emma Berg's designs inspire conversation about the happenings that surround all of us. Focused largely on commissioned event wear and working one-on-one with her clients to create garments that are custom designed for that individual, Berg prides herself in the quality of her fabrics, local production and detailed finishing. Berg is featured as one of City Pages' 2013 Artists of the Year and as one of top 5 influential Minnesotans by Vita.MN over the last 5 years and topped its reader's list for best local designer. Ensuring that she continues to positively impact her community, Berg partakes in numerous charity events, designing garments that directly benefit such charities as the Boys & Girls Club, MIA, Minnesota Historical Society, Give Us Wings, Women About Heart Disease, Minnesota Opera, Susan G. Komen and The Arena Dance Company. Berg is the director of the online art's calendar, mplsart.com, ensuring that she stays connected to the visual arts community in the Twin Cities.
About Boys & Girls Clubs of Twin Cities
The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Twin Cities' mission is to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. Representing more than 80 years of service to youth, the clubs' dedicated staff at eight metro-area locations and a rural camp provide activities for 12,000 young people from kindergarten through high school graduation. They provide a safe place, caring adult mentors, fun, friendship, and high-impact youth development programs on a daily basis during critical non-school hours. Priority programs emphasize academic success, good character and citizenship, and healthy lifestyles. In a Harris Survey of alumni, 57 percent said the Club saved their lives. For more information, visit http://www.boysandgirls.org.
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