I created Bermuda Fashion Hangout to bring together all the creatives in Bermuda in hopes to network. Along with it being a networking event I decided to donate all the proceeds to my first annual scholarship awarded to a deserving student pursuing a career in any aspect of the arts. I named it the Aiyanna Art scholarship as the word Aiyanna meaning forever blooming and I feel that's exactly what art is. Even at the age of 22, having my own scholarship means a lot to me and I am glad I've been able to give back to my amazing island home. This idea has been brewing since high school but now as my blog is getting bigger and my personal identity is blossoming I figured this would be the perfect time.
During the event there were photographers along with a tropical photobooth, stalls from Bermuda Bliss Magazine, Urban Cottage, Bermuda Fashion Featival and loads of goodies. There was also a fashion show on the terrace showcasing the designs of DezirDesigns and PeriChic (she promotes plus size, anti-body shaming...amazing right?) Overall, I was able to connect with new faces and gained the blessing of inspiring others which is the most amazing feeling in the world.
Note: You can do anything you put your mind to, nomatter how big...just go for it. #JustGettingStarted