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FASHION FOR A PASSION PRESENTED BY VISIBLE CHANGES

Join us for the 3rd annual Fashion for a Passion Sunday, October 7, 2018 at 2:30 pm at Chapman & Kirby located in East Downtown, or affectionately known as Houston's edgy and sexy EaDo. Guests will sip on designer cocktails, enjoy music by Lissette Aya aka DJ Ill-set and be entertained by The DB Acrobatic Duo, featuring Matt Bench and Zach Derr. The highlight of Fashion for a Passion is two fashion shows featuring local designer Nicholas Nguyen and the Cotton Club Collection. This year's event will also include a silent and live auction hosted by Jim "Mattress Mack" McIngvale, raising money for THAIR For You which in turn provides wigs for patients who have suffered hair loss associated with cancer. Guest speaker, Dr. Jenny Chang, who is the Emily Herrmann Chair in Cancer Research at the Cancer Center at Houston Methodist will share the latest research news and progress being made in the fight against cancer. There will also be a presentation of wigs to local cancer patients who will then Rock the Runway with our models in the Fashion for a Passion Fashion Show. Join us for Fashion for a Passion, a Fashion Party with a Purpose! All proceeds will go toward purchasing wigs so that Visible Changes and THAIR For You can continue to provide this complimentary service to cancer patients in Texas. Fashion for a Passion is kindly presented by The Woodlands Christian Academy, BMW Southwest, Paul Mitchell and Grey Goose Vodka.

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Special Guests

  • Nicholas Nguyen

    Local Fashion Designer

    Nicholas Nguyen

    Local Fashion Designer

    Designer Nicholas Phat Nguyen is 29 years old and was born and raised in Vietnam. When he was 15 he moved to America as an international student. After graduating from college he decided to stay here and start his own fashion line: Mysterious by NPN. Nicholas’ line is a reflection of who he is, where he come from and who he wants to become. Mysterious by NPN is combination of the East and the West. Nicholas admits his designs are pretty out there. But he enjoys designing for people who like to stand out, who are confident and strong. He enjoys seeing the smile on clients faces when they put on something they didn’t know they would love.  “Designing is like art to me. I enjoy expressing myself through fashion. What can speak louder than a beautiful wearable piece of art."

  • Cotton Club Collection

    Local Fashions

    Cotton Club Collection

    Local Fashions

    Cotton Club Collection has been a Houston retail landmark since the early 1980s.  Nestled in the heart of River Oaks, this charming boutique aims to be Houston's coziest women's boutique specializing in unique, casual luxury and highly personalized service.  With over 20 years in Houston retail, Co-Owners Jennifer Cunningham and John Maguire scout the globe to find modern brands only available to Cotton Club Collection, so they may offer the most special and exclusive assortment.  The talented team of in-store stylists will ensure your shopping experience is easy, memorable, and most of all...fun.

  • Lissette Aya aka DJ Ill-Set

    Guest DJ

    Lissette Aya aka DJ Ill-Set

    Guest DJ

    Lissette Aya aka DJ Ill-set is a passionate Latina female DJ that audiences feel through her energy, dance, and love of music. She can rock any crowd with her knowledge and skills of music and encompasses the versatility to spin for any event. She has traveled all over the world spreading her love of DJing and has DJ’d thousands of events in her 14 years of DJing. She takes you on a journey with her music & energy behind the turntables. Currently on the Official Sirius XM Pitbull's Globalization Channel 13 & Guest DJ on Sirius XM Fly, she is a resident DJ in Houston & Miami where you will find her performing in many different venues and at many events. She continues to be booked and travel to many different cities & countries.

  • DB Acrobatic Duo

    Entertainment

    DB Acrobatic Duo

    Entertainment

    The DB Acrobactic Duo featuring Matt Bench and Zach Derr have a captivating hand to hand Cirque style performance they perform around the state. When not entertaining at events they can be found spreading their love for movement throughout the city. Matt Bench is a functional fitness trainer and is available for private one on one trainings with no fitness equipment required and his partner Zach Derr is a former bodybuilder who now specializes in yoga and movement coaching and is avaialble for one on one sessions as well as Transformational Breath work.  www.Breathworkz.com

MARYANNE MCCORMACK, CO-FOUNDER OF VISIBLE CHANGES

MARYANNE MCCORMACK, CO-FOUNDER OF VISIBLE CHANGES, INC., HAS SPENT MOST OF HER LIFE TURNING "HAIR INTO ART". SHE KNEW FROM A VERY YOUNG AGE THAT SHE WANTED TO BECOME A HAIRDRESSER AND HELP OTHERS FEEL GOOD ABOUT THEMSELVES. After high school her dream became a reality when she opened her first hair salon in New York City. Hair became her life and she is well known within the industry as a charismatic, state-of-the-art leader. She has acquired numerous accolades for her talents and accomplishments. In 1977, Maryanne and her husband, John, decided to move to the State of Texas where they began Visible Changes and turned one salon into an empire within the beauty industry that has changed the lives of thousands of hairdressers and services nearly a million clients a year in Texas. IN OCTOBER OF 2009, MARYANNE WAS DIAGNOSED WITH BREAST CANCER. THE WORDS ALONE SENT MANY INTO SHOCK. SHE KNEW SHE HAD TO BEGIN HER FIGHT AND SHE WAS NOT SATISFIED WITH WINNING A BATTLE; SHE WANTED TO WIN THE WAR! Fortunately, she was living close to Houston's prestigious Medical Center, the #1 Medical Center in the World. She began her treatments immediately and would sit in the infusion room with lots of time on her hands. She began to watch the people coming in for treatments. Many of them wore baseball caps to hide their bald heads, some wore turbans, while others just left their heads uncovered IT BROKE HER HEART TO SEE SO MANY WOMEN OF ALL AGES GOING THROUGH THE SAME THING SHE WAS NOW FACING AND HER ENTREPRENEURIAL SPIRIT KICKED IN GEAR. IT BROKE HER HEART TO SEE SO MANY WOMEN OF ALL AGES GOING THROUGH THE SAME THING SHE WAS NOW FACING AND HER ENTREPRENEURIAL SPIRIT KICKED IN GEAR. She thought to herself..."a woman's glory is her hair and the crown that you never take off" and here she was in a room filled with woman who had no hair. She had to think of something that could make these women feel good about themselves and bring some joy to their lives. Since "Hair" is what Maryanne is all about, she decided that she could tackle the task of making sure that every cancer patient received the opportunity to "bring back the glory that belongs to a woman".