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R2W

Rip the Runway

5.18.19

@ the iron fireman collective

We’re kicking off 2019 with a powerful fashion forward experience for ‘Ready 2 Wear’ brands and designers.  By curating a  ‘mix + mingle’ experience for cultured individuals celebrating fashion, style, and live music.

This year we elevate the pacific northwest fashion community into one epic gathering of influence, culture, and contemporary urban lifestyle.  Showcasing Portland’s most creative fashion talent and entrepreneurs from all different backgrounds and nationality, while giving back to the community by mentoring our peers and the younger generation. BLOOM BEAUTY COLLECTIVE is a collaborative group that has joined together by their love and appreciation for all things beauty, style and fashion. 

 

 

 

Designers + Performing Artists

During our mercantile shopping hour, you'll have the opportunity to grab the latest fashions from our showcase!

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Defy All Odds

Weaving Indigenous Culture & worldly travels and inspirations into each piece sharing a story.

 

Raquel Divar

A relentlessly forward-thinking rapper, lyricist, and vocalist known for her space-age themed futuristic rap style, Portland-based Raquel Divar is one of the pioneers of EDM/Rap fusion in both recording and performance.

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La Boutique Africaine

Bespoke wearable art & fine fashion from West Africa.

 

I$$A

An American singer, songwriter and producer born in Senegal, West Africa. "My vision is to become a musical bridge between continents as I recognize that the world is becoming smaller and connect more people like me who have been exposed to different cultures."- I$$A

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Emerging Designer + Creative Thinker

Talented apparel designer Jordan Jackson, specializing in men’s casual sportswear, teams up with Helpful Guides own, Jason Murphy, creative director and artist Rob Lewis who specialize in custom pieces in both men and women casual wear.

 

Easy Mccoy

The Believer

 
 

Schedule

Saturday, May 18, 2019 |  Doors open at 6:30PM
where : The iron fireman collective - 4784 SE 17th Street, Portland, OR

 

This gala embodies self-love, self-confidence and personal fashion sense. Why not bring entrepreneurs, professionals, council members, athletes, and creatives together and enjoy a night of fashion, style and live music!

(bar + beverges,specialty drink tickets, RAFFLE, tapas, and great music)  

 

6:30 PM

BLOOM VIP ENTRY

7:00 PM
RED CARPET
VIP COCKTAIL HOUR / MEET & GREET

7:30 PM
GENERAL ADMISSION ENTRY

8:30 PM
RUNWAY - R2W - RIP THE RUNWAY

9:30 PM
MERCANTILE SHOPPING HOUR

10:00 PM
 AFTER PARTY
(with Portland's Own #1 DJ O.G. ONE)

Meet our Hosts

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RED CARPET HOSTS

 
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Tra'Renee Chambers

Tra'Renee is an Emmy Award Winning Television Personality and Radio DJ in Portland Metro Area.  She is the host of the new afternoon lifestyle program at KATU-TV (ABC Affiliate),  "Afternoon LIVE!" airing on weekdays at 3:00 PM EST.

Tra'Renee plays a key role influencing the platform, which highlights celebrities, local initiatives/ business, fashion, parenting, cooking segments, and more.  One of the highlights of the show is "What's Trending Tra'?", which discusses the day's top-trending topics!

Tra'Renee has over 10 years of on-air radio hosting experience in the nation's biggest cities, including Los Angeles, San Francisco, and New York City. She is currently featured on iHeartMedia's JAM'N 107.5 in Portland, Oregon. 

 

ART WILLIAMS

A native of Daytona Beach, Florida, Art Williams moved to Portland, OR in 1997 to pursue an education in Theater Arts at Portland State University where he received a full scholarship to play football. Fast forward 15 years, Art became a barber and it was in this career that he realized the importance of influence in his community. He began volunteering with multiple organizations that allowed him to meet with young people to help them discover the power of their influence. Art has left an imprint in many lives he has touched. He strives to live a lifestyle of influence and many in his sphere of influence would agree that he has accomplished much.

 Art is a Co-owner of The Influential Grooming Lounge. He is also a radio and TV personality on Rip City Mornings; Barbershop Segment. In addition to his love for barbering, Art loves football and is entering his sixth season as the Varsity Wide Receivers coach for the West Linn High School football program. 

 Art’s barbering skills have opened many opportunities for him. He has barbered for Nike, ESPN, NBC, TNT and Showtime. He is also the personal barber to Hollywood actor Aldis Hodge.

 

BRANDON GASTON

Wardrobe & Branding Expert
Founder & Creative Director of LifeSTYLest

After over 10 years in the merchant services industry, 7 of which as owning his own company, Brandon decided to launch LifeSTYLest, a Northwest based wardrobe branding agency, to help professionals and corporations improve their professional wardrobe image and achieve brand congruency.

 

Mele EGBE


Owner of the podcast “Happiness, Health, & Wealth” spotlighting creatives and their journey, Mélé Egbe, has a passion for up lifting creatives, as well in beauty. She started her modeling career in pageants as Miss Rose City 2017/18 with hopes to one day be the face of the universal standard of beauty. She is a Natural Hair Care Educator and Hair artist. Mélé spreads happiness, health, and wealth on her success journey.

 

MEET OUR DJ

DJ OG ONE

A dj, producer, author, and community activist, has been a staple in the Pacific Northwest for over 25 years. From sharing the stage with some of the music industries elite artist, to being the official dj for the Portland Trailblazers, all the way to being an community advocate for youth and adults across the nation, O.G.ONE continues to be an impact player.
His ability to read a crowd and musical knowledge has landed him on national television appearances on BET, HBO, and even hosting two weekly radio shows on XRAY FM. He is all the co-founder of Portland's own official "Hip Hop Day" and continues to use his influence and platforms to build positive and uplifting support to artist and communities around the nation.

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MArch 10, 2018
Portland World Trade Center
Doors Open at 7:00 PM

 BLOOM RUNWAY will showcase Portland’s most creative fashion talent and entrepreneurs while giving back to the community by mentoring our peers and the younger generation. BLOOM BEAUTY COLLECTIVE is a collaborative group that has joined together by their love and appreciation for all things beauty, style and fashion.  

We are curating a  ‘mix + mingle’ experience for cultured individuals celebrating fashion, style + the arts.  Join us for a VIP Happy Hour filled with mercantile shopping and delicious tapas + cocktails.  With special surprise guests followed by the BLOOM Runway Show.

 

 

 

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Bloom Beauty Summit

September 23-24, 2017
Aloft Portland Airport at Cascade Station
9920 NE Cascades Parkway, Portland, OR 97220

Join us as we mix and mingle with like-minded individuals, who inspire to live a balanced and holistic lives.

This event will be packed with 'head to toe' self-care exercises and home remedies for a complete mind, body, and spirit transformation. Bloom will feature a myriad of experts including: entrepreneurs, styling professionals, life coaches and many more who are looking to inform and inspire like minded individuals.