July 15, 2011

Mary Mary Rocked At Polow da Don’s ‘Celebration 4 A Cause’ Charity Fashion Show

Polow da Don and several tastemakers gathered together on Friday, July 15th to support the 4th Annual Celebration 4 A Cause fashion show as a part of the Focus 4 Life campaign to benefit American Cancer Society. The scene was set at Atlanta’s Mason Murer Fine Art Gallery as esteemed designers including, Kevan Hall, MATAANO, Tian Justman, Man vs. Machine, SACHIKA, Sammy B., True Religion, Fli Pelican, J. Loren, Reco Chapple, accessories by Coco & Breezy presented their latest apparel.

The lovely Bevy Smith, known for her work as a fashion stylist and writer, served as host for the evening, while Grammy Award Winning Gospel recording artists, Mary Mary, Stage Ready dancers, and rising stars, The Baily Sisters (Chloe & Hailey Bailey), inspired the audience with special performances. D. Woods (formerly of Danity Kane), Dondria (So So Def recording artist) and Mishon (co-star of Lincoln Heights and R&B recording artist) lent their support by participating as celebrity models.

WVEE V-103FM radio personality and self-proclaimed lifestyle expert, Kenny Burns, honored select guests for their accomplishments in music, fashion and the community. Devyne Stephens was honored with the Focus on Community Award, 20 year music industry veteran, Shanti Das, was honored with the Focus on Music Award, model and Real Housewives of Atlanta co-star, Cynthia Bailey, was honored with the Focus on Fashion Award, and designer Tian Justman (also a three-time cancer survivor) was honored with the Focus 4 Life Award. All of the honorees listed either knew-of or themselves were affected by cancer in some way.

Guests were also privy to pose for photo opps in the OMG Booth, dine on desserts by Cute Lil Cupcakes and Fuze Energy Drink. C4AC attendees also received premium giftbags stocked with goodies from Uptown magazine, Miss Jessie’s, African Pride, Kissable Couture, Riverstreet, and Organix.

To further support the Focus 4 Life campaign please visit for information on how to purchase one-of-a-kind beaded bracelets from Honesty Jewelry and Focus 4 Life t-shirts.


Devyne Stephens (honored with the Focus on Community Award), Polow da Don and Kenny Burns (presenter).

Gospel recording artist Darwin Hobbs and wife Tracy came to support the event.

Model and Real Housewives of Atlanta co-star, Cynthia Bailey, was honored with the Focus on Fashion Award.

Rashan Ali, Radio / TV personality in Atlanta

Sisters Chloe & Hailey Bailey of Meet the Browns” and “House of Payne". Wait til you hear them sing!

Deon Grant, NY Giants

Designers Man vs. Machine

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