Runaway Runway: A Recycled Fashion Show
Strut your junk Saturday, April 6 at the Township Auditorium for the 2013 Runaway Runway: A Recycled Fashion Show.
This year’s event was a huge success! A big thanks goes out to all of our board members and RR 2013 sponsors: Palmetto Clean Energy (PaCE), Companion Global Healthcare, American Harvest Organic Spirits and Fetzer Organic Wines, Skirt! Magazine and WRXY.
Check out great photos and videos on our facebook page! If you were not there (shame on you!), here is a sneak peek of what you missed! (Courtesy of Tabitha Safdi)
2013 RUNAWAY RUNWAY hosts
Cyrus Frakes is a graduate of the University of South Carolina with a Bachelor of Arts in advertising & public relations and a minor in communications.
His pageant experience spans 30 years as a pageant and fashion show director, producer, emcee, judge, pageant wear consultant, and photographer.
The past thirteen years he has worked as an individual pageant instructor for Gowns & Crowns, LLC. Cyrus appeared in his own reality show for TLC The King of the Crown (currently seen on Netflix http://www.netflix.com/)
and has made guest appearances on The Anderson Cooper Show, Lifetime’s The Week The Women Went, and The Real Housewives of Atlanta.
Chelsea Washington joined WIS in October of 2011. She was born in Columbia, SC, but grew up in Northern Virginia. She attended James Madison University, earning a degree in Public Relations and continued her education at American University, where she received a Master’s Degree in Broadcast Journalism and Public Affairs. Chelsea is excited to be back in her birthplace. She loves reading, politics and sampling new restaurants. She is committed to public service and looks forward to becoming involved in local community organizations. Chelsea is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists.
2013 RED CARPET REPORTER
Amanda Pennekamp Bluestein
Amanda is a graduate of Newberry College, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Theatre and Speech Communications, and has a scholarship in her name, the Amanda Pennekamp Bluestein Performing Arts Scholarship. Amanda was Miss South Carolina USA 2004 and went on to become First Runner-Up in Miss USA 2004. A professional model and actress, Amanda has modeled since the age of 14 with the Millie Lewis Model and Talent Agency and spent 3 years in New York City with Wilhelmina Creative and Funny Face Model Management. One of Amanda’s most favorite titles, “Mommy”, came in March of 2012 when she and her husband, Brian, welcomed their first child, a son named Tanner!
2013 RUNAWAY RUNWAY SPONSORS
Top Design Sponsor
|American Harvest Organic Spirit
40% Alc. /Vol. Produced and bottled by
American Harvest Distilling,
Rigby, Idaho USA
Haute Couture Sponsors
Ready to Wear Sponsors
- Palmetto Party Rentals
- Van Jean
- Quackenbush Architects + Planners
- Revente/Sid & Nancy
- Abacus Planning Group
- Brenda and Rick Wheeler
- Karen Brosius and Willson Powell
- River Runners
- Sejwad Hotels
- K. Jillian Fuller
- KD’s Treehouse
- Mast General Store
- The Shop Tart
- Whole Foods
- Valet Ventures
Off The Rack Sponsors
- Adluh Flour
- My Kim Collection
- Adrienne Montare & Tom Savory
- Sara June and Francis Goldstein
- Rosewood Market
2012-2013 Columbia Design League Board
Thank you to the Columbia Design League Board Members for their Runaway Runway Sponsorships!
Become a 2013 Runaway Runway Sponsor!
Download the pledge form here.