“SunSilvestri presents Local Love, a summer evening fashion benefit showcasing an amazing all-local cast of emerging designers, musicians, and artists! Featured fashion designers include Sarahlou Designs, Rock Cherry Bomb, So She Sews, and Patina. Music will be provided by native Atlanta DJ, black Sunshine. Additional performances will feature members of the breakdancing group Burn Unit, accompanied by Atlanta-based TSD – all taking place at Kai Lin Art Gallery.
Atlanta’s own LeahAndMark.com will be setting up a Portrait Booth at Local Love and snapping portraits. Attendees can also enjoy complimentary beer from 5 Seasons Brewing.
Proceeds will benefit Hats for Hearts, a local cause for baby Eliavah born with a heart defect known as Tetralogy of Fallot.”
(from the Hats for Hearts website, by Annie Sun)
Eliavah Maribel Ogir, born to Aree and Karma Ogir is now 2 months old and has Tetralogy of Fallot, a combination of abnormalities of the heart that requires constant attention and open heart surgery. As I was talking to Aree and listening to his stories of financial and emotional struggles, I knew I had to do something to help my fellow teacher. So after brainstorming ideas with other teachers, Hats for Hearts was started to raise awareness and funds for Eliavah’s surgery and medical bills. Our future goal is for families with the same heart disease to find comfort and support through our organization.
Me + Interns Claire, Mary & Vania photographed this event and you can see my shots from the portrait booth Here – and then you can check out Claire’s photos Here. Mary & Vania’s shots are coming soon on their own Intern Blogs.