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Pro Athlete Chris Duffy Brings 2nd Annual Celebrity Softball Game for a Great Cause

by Mellissa Thomas Professional baseball player and UCF Knight Chris Duffy works tirelessly to empower the generation behind him. For years he’s been coordinating “dream rallies,” a public speaking series reaching middle and high school students across Florida, with Orlando nonprofit Above .500 Inc., and loves giving back. In 2014, he used an opportunity he…

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OIFW Day 3: The Autism Speaks Benefit Dinner and Show Creates Cultural Overload

by Mellissa Thomas   Orlando International Fashion Week deepened its imprint during its Autism Speaks benefit dinner and fashion show at the Orlando Science Center Tuesday, November 4, 2014. While many were still rushing to the polls, Central Florida’s fashion lovers gathered in the picturesque Orlando Science Center for a night of fashion, delicious food,…

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Orlando International Fashion Week Press Party Explosively Opens the Week

by Mellissa Thomas The phrase “fashion show” usually conjures up images of malls, large hotel halls, clubs, and perhaps even large warehouses ornately transformed for the occasion. However, Fierce Entertainment Management, the team behind Orlando International Fashion Week, took a totally different angle. In the vein of its culture-rich spring show, Florida Fashion Weekend, which…

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DOFW Day 5: Local Boutique Owners Pursue Their Passion Designing Tempting Wares

by Rachael Garrett The Young Nation Beauty, Health &Art Shopping Expo was a success in part because local boutique owners displayed their unique wallet-worthy collections. Rachael Garrett interviewed three designers that brought their own business style to the table.   1. Charity Chamblin: CCouture Luxury Boutique Ms. Chamblin graced us by wearing her original collection.…

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DOFW Day 5: 4 Young Nation Expo Booths You Couldn’t Afford to Miss

by Monica Michel and Mellissa Thomas   The Young Nation Beauty, Health & Art Shopping Expo featured Orlando’s premier entrepreneurs and businesses. Smooth Jazz 102.5 WLOQ spun the day’s tunes while patrons flowed in and enjoyed the day’s offerings. Customers had three irresistible jewelry vendors to choose from: Wendy Leininger, Independent Designer for Origami Owl…

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