On Saturday, February 9th The inaugural The Reality of FASHION The Reality of AIDS, featuring a variety of Reality TV stars as models, took place at the Altman Building as part of New York Fashion Week. Dallas’ own Leslie Birkland from Big Rich Texas, who has been on the show for three seasons, and 3rd season addition Nikki Rae Walker were part of the entourage of reality models, while former cast member Pamela Martin, originally Leslie’s nemesis on the show, was there to support and be photographed on the red carpet. It seems that the two have made fast friends sans the on-camera drama.
The event was hosted by former America’s Next Top Model star and MTV Host Kim Stolz. Dominique Auxilly, well-known NYC based designer who has dressed celebrity names such as Nicki Minaj, Coco, and Tamar Braxton, was the featured designer for the evening. Julianne Costigan, the official stylist, has assisted and styled numerous Toronto Fashion Week Shows including Holt Renfrew, Joe Fresh, Christopher Bates & more. RFRA was created and produced by Monique Tatum and presented by her firm Beautiful Planning Marketing & PR (BPMPR) and EFFY Jewelry.