By: Dorothy Enriquez
Toys for Tots Charity Fashion Show |December 18, 2011| 98 Bottles, San Diego, California
From Fashion to Fundraising
Glam Squad City remixed the spirit of giving: Who knew charitable events could be sexy, risqué, and high-fashion. CEO and founder Chastity Cordova was the first to parlay a fashion show into a fundraiser for the Toys for Tots Foundation® in San Diego, California.
Founded in 1991, Toys for Tots has been providing thousands of families with the opportunity to give a child in need a Christmas to remember. According to SGT Scott Ralston and CPL Keith Hess, Toys for Tots Foundation took care of 80,000 kids spanning from San Diego to El Monte. It was the Sunday before Christmas but the house was full with everyone stirring with an eagerness to do their part to make the world a better place while enjoying a night of fashion and entertainment. The evening started with a contortionist followed by models in full body paint reminiscent of the different eras of military wear; while the pace of the evening was maintained with an intermission performance by singer Karma. Designers and fashion lines like Humberto Cano, Dazzle Me, Purple Divas, the J-Twins, and Andre Soriano graced the run-way with their signature looks. And half naked women gracing the runway with in Kapreeza lingerie never hurts. The showcases that stole the runway made it an event to remember and left on-lookers begging for more.
Humberto Cano provided high-fashion couture that the audience salivated over. The line was well-structured with a great mix of textures and monochromatic colors that helped to create the hour-glass shape every woman would give her left arm to have.
J-Twins showcased a California winter with a line that was prêt-à-porter. The twin sisters were apprentices of the House of Estrada and have been designing for the last nine months with an inspiration that comes from the pulse of San Diego.
At the end of the show Cordova took a deep breath and said, “I’m glad it’s over. I feel relieved.” She shared with Dot Magazine® that she loves helping out with the community and if given the chance she would do it again. “The show was a success and I’m excited about 2012.” With another notch under her belt, this CEO is the one to keep an eye on in 2012 with her upcoming fashion line on the horizon: D’Moi Couture.