Maryland Fashion Awards- Re-cap

The Maryland Fashion Awards took place this weekend and this was the first time the fashion community took time to honor some of the people making an impact in the world of fashion in the DMV area.   With categories ranging from stylist, to emerging boutique I had the distinct pleasure of being nominated in the emerging media category for my work on the Ghetto Fashionista.  Though I did not take the award home I was truly flattered by simply being a nominee.


The theme of the awards was to INSPIRE and BE INSPIRED and I can honestly say I was inspired by the attempt to place Maryland and some of its talented and passionate people on the fashion map.

Me with Monica Scott Haynes, Emerging Model Nominee


Opening of the Fashion Awards MD ceremony

Urban Designer category


LOVED this crochet dress featured in the opening

photo credit: Brian Hall, Luxe Glam Collective 

Here is a complete list of winners:

Accessorizer: Stevie Boi

Emerging Accessories:  Lola Ro




Women’s Boutique: Dollhouse

Emerging Boutique: Hangar Alley


Clothing Stylist

Women’s Clothing Stylist: Julian Pierre Boney

Men’s Clothing Stylist: Antoine Anderson

Emerging Clothing Stylist: Apuje Kalu



Women’s High Fashion Designer: Eve Luzhina-Salazar, Jenkas Fashion

Men’s Tailor: Christopher Schafer

Men’s Urban Designer: F.L.E.X.

Women’s Urban Desiger: Brandi Lewis, Syeko

Women’s RTW: Courtney M. Roberts

Men’s RTW: Mason Sylvester

Emerging Designer: Karen Garalde


Hair Stylist

Commercial Hair Stylist: Maurice Fains

High Fashion Hair Stylist: Shirley G

Emerging Hair Stylist: Therese Wenja


Makeup Artist

Commercial MUA: Dina “Dincheka” Dyme

High Fashion MUA: Marcus Miller

Emerging MUA: Chimere Smith



Female Runway: Dominique Stroman

Male Runway: David Sommerville

Female Plus-Model Runway: Chearice Vaughn

Male Fitness Model: Cross Thompson

Female Glamour Model: Miss Vannette

Print Plus-Size Model:  Morgan Whitney

Print Male Model: Derek Furman

Print Female Model: Julisita VP

Emerging Female Model: Imena De Barros

Emerging Male Model: Nick Anonthy


Rising Star

Zaruta E. Reussite



Glamour Photographer: Charles Gardner, IEC studios

Fashion Photographer: Roy Cox

Emerging Photographer: Michelle Aristrocrat



Media Blogger: Teena Leone (Fashion For Breakfast)

Fashion Coverage Photographer: Photo-Rob

Emerging Media: Emore’J Couture


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