There´s some unique opportunities in life that you just feel blessed to receive them.
I was honoured to be invited for the Wear It For Autism.
Wear it for Autism 2014 was a sell out, filling the 200 plus accommodation of the venue. Founded by Anna Kennedy OBE of autistic charity Anna Kennedy Online, Wear it for Autism presented fantastic opportunities to families and individuals affected by autism. Supported by Models of Diversity, My A Dress Book and Pineapple Performing Arts, the winners took to the catwalk strutting their stuff in stunning outfits and dresses donated by several clothing brands including Damsel in a Dress.
Upon arrival, guests at Wear it for Autism, which took place 6th October 2014 at the Millennium Hotel Knightsbridge, were treated to a champagne reception, cupcakes generously donated by Miriam's Munchies and luxury goody bags.
I did Anna Kennedy´s hair and make-up for the event and had such an amazing time.
Founded by Anna Kennedy OBE of autistic charity Anna Kennedy Online, Wear it for Autism presented fantastic opportunities to families and individuals affected by autism. Supported by Models of Diversity, My A Dress Book and Pineapple Performing Arts, the winners took to the catwalk strutting their stuff in stunning outfits and dresses donated by several clothing brands including Damsel in a Dress.
Throughout the day, all of the winners, who were selected from a vigorous and emotional process earlier on in the year were pampered by professional makeup artists and styled by Celebrity Stylist Lewis-Duncan Weedon.
Anna Kennedy OBE says,
“The idea behind Wear It For Autism was to spoil those who usually never get a chance to treat – or even think – of themselves. Living with autism can be challenging and extremely demanding so we wanted to create a special event, that would be fun for all involved”
The winners, all of whom are affected by autism, were greeted on the catwalk by numerous celebrities including Amy Willerton, George Gilby, Mitch Winehouse, Arlene Phillips and Steven King, which was a true high light of the evening. Other celebrities in attendance included Lydia Lucy, Olivia Cox and Dr. Pam Spurr.
Another major high light was the announcement of Author Steven Smith as the new patron of Anna Kennedy Online.
Steven Smith discusses becoming patron for Anna Kennedy Online. “Having been a judge for " Wear if for Autism " I understand the often horrific bullying in society of young people with Autism and the discrimination they face in life. I wanted to make a difference. Meeting the truly remarkable Anna Kennedy OBE inspired me to come on board . I hope to bring my skills to the table and help make a difference.”
“I asked Steven Smith to become the new patron of the charity, because of his ongoing and extensive support of the charity and Wear it for Autism. He has been on board from start to finish, and has participated in several events to raise money and awareness for both the charity and for autism. He has become a fantastic ambassador and a close friend. He was very excited when I asked him to fill the role, and I was thrilled when he agreed. I couldn’t wait to announce the news at the event.” Anna Kennedy discusses her decision.
During show, the audience were greeted to a show by Models of Diversity and performances by Ryan Wiggins, which didn’t leave a dry eye in the house, and Scott James X Factor and Autism’s Got Talent star