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Stephanie Hayes, Katie Sanders, Kameel Stanley, & Keyonna Summers

Saturday fashion show benefits Hurricane Sandy victims



rasalila.jpgThe holidays are right around the corner and thousands of people along the East Coast are still suffering the after-effects of Hurricane Sandy.

Well fashionistas, you can help out by doing what you do best!

Rasa-Lila Fest, an events group for Tampa Bay yoga enthusiasts, is hosting a fashion show Saturday that will funnel 100 percent of proceeds into efforts of Mahila Partnership, a Tampa non-profit assisting with Sandy recovery.

The “Rasa-Lila Yoga United Holiday Social + Art & Fashion Show” will feature local yogis modeling clothing from Fresh Threads Designer Consignment, displaying original art and tending a cash bar. There will also be music and food from local restaurants such as TUN-DU-REE.

The show, on the second floor of the Florida Museum of Photographic Arts at 400 N. Ashley Drive in Tampa, starts at 7 p.m. The dress code calls for cocktail attire.

And hurry because space is limited! Tickets are a suggested $20 either in advance or at the door. They can be purchased at All donations are tax deductible.

Rasa-Lila and Yoga Tampa Bay founder Nathan Bangs said this is the group’s third holiday social, the second year partnering with Mahila and the first year the event has incorporated a fashion element.

Mahila – a grassroots group focused on education, public health, sustainable development, gender equality and disaster relief – poured proceeds from last year's event into supplies for Haiti earthquake victims.

“So many people are without power or shelter on the East Coast,” Mahila co-founder Angela Devlen said in a statement. “This holiday event will be an impactful way to band together, raise money and support those impacted, including our wellness and yoga colleagues who have been hit hard up North. It is so important for us to help people in the Northeast reclaim their dignity as well as secure their home, health and economic future.”

Want more info? Click the links to view Facebook pages for Rasa Lila Fest,  Yoga Tampa Bay  and to check out the fashion show's Facebook invite.

Deal Diva Keyonna

[Last modified: Thursday, December 6, 2012 5:20pm]


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