RAW DC transformed Cafe Asia, located on I street, into a multi-level interactive art and entertainment gallery. THE BLEND May 2012 was hosted by Lauren White. It is a daunting task to grab and keep the attention of a stand-up crowd with so many wonderful works of art strategically placed around 3 levels of space. She mastered it and kept the crowd entertained the entire night.
The million dollar question is, WHAT IS RAW?
RAW:natural born artists is an independent arts organization that hand-selects and spotlights independent creatives in visual art, film, fashion, music, hair & makeup artistry, photography, models and performing art.
RAW’s mission is to provide up-and-coming artists of all creative realms with the tools, resources and exposure needed to inspire and cultivate creativity so that they might be seen, heard and loved. RAW educates, connects and exposes emerging artists in 22 artistic communities nationwide through monthly showcase events.
DJ Loudtone mixed the latest pop, hip hop and reggae tunes as I made my way through each of the RAW showcases. Some of my favorites included photography by Konjo Kalonji…
Jewelry by Jazzy Jewelz…
Art by Drew…
AND so many more!
Well you know what my absolute favorite part of the night was right? Fashion Show!
Modern Mary by Seema Sahin showcase was absolutely stunning. Click Here to check out my exclusive interview with her.
Get a quick peek at her collection from that night on our YouTube Channel below:
After her showcase, I spotted a few people:
Miss Maryland & Fashion Designer Emore’J Couture
Speaking of Emore’J, I had to save the best for last. His menswear collection knocked my shoes and socks right off my feet. He is definitely doing big things in his career. Side note, I daydream of owning a custom-made blazer embellished with his signature heart.
Look how unique, its speaking to me in 9 different languages…
(Click FS to view in Full Screen. It’s the best way)
I was thoroughly entertained by RAW Natural Born Artists DC and guess what, the next one is in June!