ODU Student Organizes Event to Build Awareness of Fashion Propaganda

Fashion Show

2010-04-12

 Columbus, OH – Ohio Dominican University student Phillia Thomas, senior, communications major of Cleveland, Ohio, has organized a special event, “Mayday Extravaganza,” a fashion show to promote fashion propaganda and how it influences people’s everyday fashion, morals, beliefs and values. The event is May 1, 2010 at ODU’s Alumni Hall, 1216 Sunbury Road, Columbus, 43219 and begins at 7:30 p.m.

“The theme of the show is ‘Influence Your Senses’,” said Thomas. “The fashion line will consist of pre-used clothing and accessories from Columbus Goodwill, Salvation Army and Volunteers of America locations to display high end Vintage chic on a limited budget.”

All ages are welcome, presale tickets will be available starting April 1, 2010 at local locations, pre-sale tickets are $12, V.I.P seating are $17, and all Ohio Dominican University students admission will be free. V.I.P guest receive floor seating, meet and greet with the models and appreciation packages. For discounted rates please purchase on ticketleap.com.

The show is organized by Thomas’ company Drivin I.N.C. and will be presented by a college entertainment company called Dormtainment. The show will feature artistic dancers from Ohio. The fashion line incorporated in the show will be donated to relief efforts for Haiti, and 30 percent of the proceeds will be given to the Dress for Success of Columbus. This event is sponsored by ODU’s Campus Ministry and Office of Multicultural Affairs.

About ODU’s Campus Ministry
The Office of Campus Ministry plans and participates in activities to promote the spiritual enrichment and personal development of all students, faculty, and staff of our community. Getting involved in Campus Ministry allows you to participate in a variety of experiences, such as retreats, Bible study and prayer groups, volunteer service, and immersion trips. In addition to faith enrichment, being involved in Campus Ministry also provides students with the opportunity to build lifelong friendships with others who value faith filled living.

About ODU’s Office of Multicultural Affairs
The Office of Multicultural Affairs was established to provide education-based services that support academic success and personal development. Their primary goal is to promote a sense of community that enhances the well-being of all students.

About Driven I.N.C.
Driven I.N.C. is an arts and entertainment technology company, which was founded in 2009 in Columbus, Ohio. The idea was derived by two young, intelligent, creative, vibrant women from the Akron and Cleveland area, Phillia Thomas and Jennay Rechel, in hopes to create a movement to enhance one's inner-beauty. We believe through self empowerment, actualization, and efficacy one can fulfill their destiny. “A Vision Fulfilled” is the motivation that frames the core values of the company. Believing in one's self, recognizing one's full potential, and having faith in one's dreams means we are that much closer to this vision being universally fulfilled. For more information visit the group’s facebook page, Driven I.N.C.