I felt so incredibly honored when I was chosen to blog for Rock Your Rack 2016, presented by Models Giving Back, benefiting the National Breast Cancer Foundation, that when I was suddenly hit with a Cancer scare of my own I was devastated at the thought I might not be able to continue with my commitment. But being the positive person that I am, I didn’t let anyone know hoping things would turn out fine in the end. Yesterday morning I got the best news I could right now, Cancer free, and I feel like the weight of the world has been lifted off my shoulders. Not to mention that yesterday afternoon I locked my keys and garage door opener in my old home and said goodbye leaving behind a lot of bad memories and ready for my life to start completely without being financially strapped by living in two places. With a bit of a spring in my step I jumped online today to dive into more goodies from Rock Your Rack and there might have been a little squeal that escaped from my lips as I saw the names of the ensembles from Mirror Mirror, taking me straight back to the 80’s and the days of worrying about nothing more than how my hair looked, and that my grades stayed high so I could go to the big party over the weekend. I remember when Some Kind of Wonderful came out and I went with all my friends to go see it in theaters and almost getting kicked out for being too loud, and with a host of other movies, will remain one of my favorites because of the memories of days gone by it brings to the forefront! So I just had to run off and find a retro arcade and a jukebox and spend some time bebopping around the office with what seem like long lost friends.
This year’s 4th annual event will support the National Breast Cancer Foundation providing mammograms, education, support and early detection services to anyone in need.
The 2016 Event is all together on one sim and involves 63 designers including 9 Gold sponsors: AlaFolie, Athena Couture, Dulce Secrets, Emerald Couture, Empyrean Forge, LaVian & Co, phedora, Prism and Kultivate Magazine. Along with these designers, 14 DJ’s, 11 Live Musicians, 22 2D/3D artists, and 22 models will participate in the two week long event.
Events during the fundraiser include 9 fashion shows, 11 live musical concerts, 12 DJ dance parties, a 10L Hunt, Two Silent Auction areas, an Art Exhibit organized by Kultivate magazine, Art Auction and 7Seas Fishing Tournaments. Designers will be providing exclusive creations with 100% of the sales of those items going to the National Breast Cancer Foundation along with a fine selection of the newest and most popular designs donating a percentage as well.
For a complete listing of events and more details on this year’s event, please visit the website: http://rockyourrack.wordpress.com
This year’s event officially opens to the public on Saturday, October 1, 2016 at 12:00am SLT and will close at 11:59pm SLT on Sunday, October 16, 2016.
Together we can make a difference!
Those who are unable to attend but wish to support the cause, may visit the Model’s Giving Back official donation page at https://fundraise.nbcf.org/mgb2016 where donations can be made directly using a variety of means.
Hair – Elikatira – Haley
Body – Maitreya – Lara
Eyes – IKON – Triumph – Glass
Jewelry – Semi-Precious – Jessica 50% Donation Item @ Rock Your Rack 2016
Top and Pants – Mirror Mirror – Some Kind of Wonderful EXCLUSIVE @ Rock Your Rack 2016
Pose – An Lar – The Still Series