In 2015, we had the immense honor of attending the 2nd Annual Charity Fashion Show by CEO and Founder of Zoe Beautee Carline Smothers. Every year Carline manages to capture the Haitian culture by featuring Haitian Designers and other Haitian owned Businesses for her Show. This year the event was held in Atlanta for the first time and it was a SUCCESS! We are pleased to have been a part of this amazing show and it was all for a great cause. A portion of the proceeds from the show will be donated to Edifye Foundation to assist with purchasing books for children in Haiti.
Carline Smothers, CEO and Founder of Zoe Beautee
Zoe Beautee was created by Carline Smothers in 2012 inspired by her love for beauty and culture. Beauty comes in all shapes, sizes, and race. “I remember when I was a little girl and the kids would tease me calling me names for being Haitian. I was ashamed and didn’t understand who I was. As an adult I am proud of who I am and where my people came from” Express your beauty through language… is the definition of her brand. In early 2016, Carline expended her resume by adding the title of Author to it. She wrote a children’s book called “Fanmi Mwen” (English translation “My Family”) which she published in February 2016. Later that same year Carline announced another book will be added in the collection “Soup Joumou” (English translation “Squash Soup”) which will elaborate on the significance of the soup in the Haitian culture. Besides her T-shirt line, Carline is also bringing to life the character “Carline” from the book. A doll for girls to enjoy while reading their book. Carline was recently featured on Essence Magazine‘s website where the doll was exposed to a wide range audience.
Now back to the show, this year was nothing short of spectacular. From designers to audience members and vendors it was all around Haitian Businesses Owners. The had for mission to exhibit the Haitian culture and fashion and all we can say is Mission Accomplished! Here are a few images so you can see for yourself.
The Audience Members Were Dressed for the Occasion
The Host “A Lady Named Pearl”
It was a beautiful evening and we are eager to see next’s year show already. We take great pride in providing Media Sponsorship for Haitian Businesses Events.
Photo courtesy of Iam-Priiincesss.com
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