The Reality of Fashion The Reality of AIDS 2013

The Reality of FASHION the Reality of AIDS Show is THIS SATURDAY, February 9, 2013.  Have you purchased your ticket for the show using our EXCLUSIVE code TBBreality25 for a 25% DISCOUNT on your ticket?  Come and support the cause while watching your FAVORITE Reality TV stars strut down the runway for charity!  In fact, the dresses they’re wearing will be sold after the event, which means that YOU can wear the same designer dresses these fabulous ladies will be wearing.

Dominique AuxillyDominique Auxilly is designing the collection for this show.  Her first collection made its debut during New York Fashion Week in 2009, and since then, her looks have been worn by the likes of Nicki Minaj, Coco-T, and many stylists, editors, and celebrities.  Her high-end dresses are a combination of her Jamaican roots and her love for old Hollywood, as seen by her use of bold colors and exaggerated pleats.  Pieces from Auxilly’s collection will be auctioned off online with a portion of the proceeds donated to the 2013 AIDS Charity of Choice.  Her work can be seen here:

Julianne CostiglianThis year’s official event stylist is Canadian model Julianne Costigan.  A former model with The Ford Agency, she has been an assistant buyer for many high-end boutiques.  She has assisted some of the top editors on magazine photo shoots, Toronto Fashion Week, and even commercials.  She has even worked with Coco Rocha, star of the Oxygen channel’s newest hit show The Face, for the Yorkdale Collection.  Check out her work here:

Monique TatumThe team that’s putting this entire event together is led by Monique Tatum.  Tatum, along with the rest of her PR Firm, Beautiful Planning Marketing and PR (BPMPR), have worked on some big projects in the past 4 years, including fashion events to raise money for The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and to honor Vogue Contributing Editor Andre Leon Talley, who was presented the Fashion innovator award by Diane von Furstenberg in September of 2012.  Monique Tatum says of the event, “With each reality star walking the runway, and every person that attends RFRA 2013, we move a little closer to dreams of a cure… becoming a reality.”

Since our last post, four new models have been added:

Leslie Birkland– Big Rich Texas
Carissa Rosario– The Big Time on ABC
Drita D’Avanzo– Mob Wives
Karlie Redd– Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta on VH1

Make sure you buy tickets to this star-studded event!  Tickets are selling fast!  AND be sure to check back after the show for our exclusive coverage.  Don’t forget that several of the dresses will be auctioned off for charity, so maybe you’ll have a chance to attend a soiree in rapper Lil Kim‘s dress, RHONY’s Alex McCord‘s gown, or even America’s Next Top Model judge Janice Dickson‘s outfit.  Reality TV stars, fashion, and charity… it doesn’t get much better than this!

*All photos are courtesy of

-Drew Schwendiman


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