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MyFairyGodParents.org Announces Celebrity Designer Partnership With LaVie by CK
D.C. Area Charity Collaborates with International Fashion Designer
WASHINGTON – April 2, 2019 – PRLog — MyFairyGodParents.org (MFGP) announced its first-ever celebrity fashion designer collaboration in partnership with Claude Kameni of LaVie by CK to benefit under-served youth and youth with incarcerated parents during this year’s “Princes & Tiaras Prom Project”. The partnership was announced live on Good Morning Washington on ABC7 News and will span the length of the 2019 prom season; April 2019 through June 2019.
The cost of prom continues to climb with prom tickets now ranging from $50 to $100 at high schools in and around the Nation’s Capital. This is just a fraction of the cost high school seniors incur on their quest for the perfect gown or tuxedo, which does not include the cost of hair and makeup to make each teen’s prom a magical experience.
With the ever-increasing cost of attending senior prom, MFGP and LaVie by CK seized an opportunity to collaborate and offer free gowns to teens with the most need. Sensitivity to client need and a spirit of urgency united the charity and celebrity fashion designer who saw this year’s prom season as an opportunity to sprinkle a little magic and bring smiles to young faces.
The collaboration showcases LaVie by CK as a fun yet elegant fashion line that has captivated the hearts and draped the bodies of A-list celebrities like Janet Jackson, Tracee Ellis Ross, Porsha Williams and Danielle (Netflix’ exclusive tv series — “Orange is the New Black”). Kameni’s design are both eye-catching and aesthetically pleasing boasting fun layers of exotic fabric or sleek trains following each gown whilst portraying intricate designs and compliments to the female form.
“I reached out to Troy Massa of the Africa Gives Back gala and asked him to help me get in touch with a fashion designer willing to pay it forward. He immediately put me in touch with Claude Kameni of LaVie by CK,” said LaDàna Drigo, President and Founder of MFGP. “I met Claude in person for the first time when MyFairyGodParents (MFGP) was featured on Good Morning Washington. The LaVie by CK team was extremely well-organized and provided an on-air showcase of a gown they are donating to the charity prom project. MFGP looks forward to working with LaVie by CK and to sprinkling a little magic for prom 2019.”
This is the first announcement of celebrity fashion designers who have agreed to pay it forward and help high school seniors who simply otherwise could not afford prom. MFGP is also hosting prom drives in the D.C. and Baltimore metro areas throughout this year’s prom season. Teens and parents seeking assistance are encouraged to log on to http://www.MyFairyGodParents.org to complete the online application and request assistance.
MFGP also encourages donors to give from their closets and their wallets. The MFGP official website offers a “DONATE” option for those who wish to give a financial contribution via a secure GoFundMe link. Additionally, donors may contact the charity via email to donate@MyFairyGodParents.org to schedule pickup or shipment of tuxedos, suits, gowns, or dresses to benefit the teens being served during the “Princes & Tiaras Prom Project”.
MyFairyGodParents.org (MFGP) is a charity organization that positively impacts the development of underserved youth and children with incarcerated parents in the Washington, D.C. and Baltimore, Maryland metro areas by curating community assets and resources through community outreach efforts, serving as mentors and offering scholarships. MFGP connects community youth to financial resources, knowledge, skills, education and access.
MFGP is a modern-day effort to help a neighbor by giving time, teaching life skills, serving as mentors and offering donations. The charity’s staff include Founder, LaDàna Drigo; an international public relations consultant and media producer that has worked with the Embassy of The Commonwealth of Dominica, Norwegian Airlines, Coke Zero, and other international brands. MFGP was most recently featured on Good Morning Washington talk show on ABC7 News. The charity’s Youth Coordinator, Anyé Young, is a teen author and advocate for children with incarcerated parents who has been featured on ABC News, The Chronicle of Social Change, CEO Kids Magazine, WUSA9 and other national platforms. Learn more by visiting MyFairyGodParents.org.
ABOUT LAVIE BY CK
Lavie by Ck was founded by Claude Kameni who was raised in Cameroon, Africa. It was there that her passion for fashion was cultivated. As a child, Kameni was extremely creative with clothing and art. After relocating to the United States, and through years of practice, Kameni studied various techniques and designs that allowed her to hone her skills. The Lavie by CK brand exudes international style with eye catching designs and bold colors. At the age of 21, Kameni has been able to design attire for A-List celebrities across the globe. Celebrities who have been featured wearing Lavie By CK include Janet Jackson (“Made for Now” music video), Tracee Ellis Ross, Porsha Williams and Danielle Brooks (Netflix original series “Orange is the New Black”).
For Kameni, creating and designing clothing is an intimate process. She is mindful of the theme, style, and environment where her items will be worn. When she is ready to cut cloth, she treats it as important as her own skin. From her inner inspiration, she creates clothing that brings a new idea of life to this generation. Learn more at LavieByCK.com.