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Pensacola Fashion Week Saving Lives

Pensacola Fashion Week

Later this month fashionistas and animal lovers will unite to use their talents and skills to save innocent animal lives at Pensacola Fashion Week June 17-19. The week will be dedicated to high glamour and good deeds as it highlights the beauty, creativity, and hard work of those in the gulf coast fashion industry. This is a non-profit fashion week with all proceeds going to help local animal shelters.

“We have designers and retail stores coming from all over the south to showcase their gorgeous clothes,” said organizer John Dye.”We have chosen models, hair and makeup artists, and photographers to help us execute the runway shows beautifully and brilliantly. The amount of local support we have received is overwhelming, we at Pensacola Fashion Week are so thankful for all who have gotten involved to help make this a reality.”

John founded Pensacola Fashion Week to help try and make a difference in the community. “Our first year we are focusing on animal rescue and adoption, with The Pensacola Hotel for Dogs and Cats as our main beneficiary.”

A veteran of runways all over the world, Fashion Week was one way John could use his experience to make a positive difference doing what he loved. “I also coach and train the models to have a fierce runway walk, which is truly my favorite part,” he said. “I got to walk runways all around the world including Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York city which was my childhood dreams come true, now I get to teach other people how to do it.”

It was the realization that local animal shelters were in crisis that prompted John to act. “These organizations also desperately need donations, both monetary and items from their wish lists which include dry dog and cat food, kitty litter and blankets for the animals and crates,” said John. His strong bond with animals was the inspiration behind Pensacola Fashion Week. “My rescue dog Miss Rio is truly my best friend,” said John. “She is always happy to see me, never criticizes my choices, she’s just happy to be right by my side through the ups and downs of my life.”

He hopes Pensacola Fashion Week will serve to raise awareness of the growing need for shelter and foster care support. Animal rescue organizations are in desperate need for funding as pets in record numbers are being abandoned. Some of these will be up for adoption during Fashion Week, and John hopes all of them will find their forever homes.

“Growing up being kind of an outcast due to being so feminine, my animals were my best friends,” he said. “They never called me names, made fun of how I talked, or in any way treat me differently. My grandmother Betty Edwards also taught me from the time I was three that ‘we take care of our animals, because they cannot provide for themselves.'”

Like all wonderful things, Pensacola Fashion Week will only last until June 19, but John has plans to continue his good work. “This current fashion week is focusing on animal rescue, but for our next fashion week we will be focusing on other charity’s such as Manna Food Pantries to help end hunger, and also focusing on the state of senior care (or lack their of) in our country,” said John.

John Dye has fulfilled so many of his personal dreams, he feels a karmic duty to give back. “I wanted three things when I was six,” John recalls. “I wanted to be on MTV, I wanted to be in celebrity tabloid magazines, and I wanted to be a “model.” I accomplished all these things by the age of 26.” He considers himself lucky, but it was not luck alone that helped him accomplish his dreams.

“I worked hard, and I never took no for an answer,” he says. “I walked in runways around the world, I was on not only MTV, but also VH1 and ABC. Any one can do anything they set their mind too.”

And now John Dye has set his mind on making the world a better place, one runway at a time.

A Day to Dye For

John Dye working his make up magic...

Today started off with a bang… literally!  We were on our way to P’cola to meet the cute and colorful John Dye when someone smashed into us in the parking lot of Chik-Fil-A.

We are still not convinced we need to own a car so we were borrowing my daughter’s.  We were backed into while we waited at a stop sign and it crushed one of the doors pretty well.  No one was hurt and everyone insured so it turned out to be alright in the end.  Tomorrow my daughter gets to see the damage, so I may be amending that ;p

Our mission included getting Mr. Smith’s medical exam done for his visa.  We checked into the doctor’s office and decided to grab lunch while we waited.  We were happily munching onion rings and chatting about things when around the corner came Brigette, one of my old friends.  I went into shock.

The really crazy thing about that is we were both over an hour’s drive from where we live.  Brigette and I literally shop at the same stores and live within 5 miles of each other and haven’t seen each other since I’ve been back in the States.  How weird is it that we would randomly run into each other that far away?  Very weird, but we still enjoyed a quick chat before heading to our appointment.

Then it was time for the visa medical.  We waited for over an hour so we could pay $125 for a one minute examination – seriously, one minute.  And why are flu shots considered an immunization shot requirement?  Have they not seen all the movies where a modified flu virus is forced on the people and it mutates the populace into flesh crazed zombies?

When the medical stuff was over we were on our way to the fun part of the day – meeting John Dye!  I am featuring John in my next marketing book because he is the epitome of performance based, no money marketing.  This charismatic powerhouse has been on MTV, shared air with Taylor Swift, been in a tabloid magazine, runs his own magazine and is preparing his own signature make up line for release.  John oozes OMG!

The interview was brilliant with so much insight.  This man can honestly say he’s fulfilled all his dreams by his late 20’s and now he’s deciding what he wants to conquer next.  With his single minded drive, natural charm and beautiful personality John is one star I think that will remain shining for a long time.  More on John later… after this long day I’m ready to snuggle in my jammies, relax and catch up on some writing.

It’s been an exciting day – can’t wait for tomorrow.  Bring it on! xox

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