Still Unpredictable raises more than $28,000

The third-annual GLBT Chamber of Commerce Unpredictable Fashion show was the most successful to date, raising more than $28,000 and netting the chamber $22,130.

"I want to thank everyone who helped with this year's fashion show for another outstanding job," said John Wade, president of the Nashville GLBT Chamber of Commerce. "This is a great event for the community and the chamber, and we appreciate the kind of support that everyone provides."

“The GLBT Chamber Fashion Show continues to live up to it's name 'Unpredictable.' Each year there are new and exciting aspects to the event that make it one of the best events produced for the Nashville community," said Amos Gott who attended the event and serves on the Chamber's board of directors as its programing chair. "While it serves as the primary fundraiser for the Chamber, its outreach is broad as it showcases Nashville's best clothing stores and brings in a diverse audience."

More than $13,000 of the money raised was given by sponsors, including co-presenting sponsors Radisson Nashville Airport Hotel and Bridgestone. The silent auction raised just over $8,000. All 97 VIP tickets were sold and more than 200 general admission tickets were purchased.

“We're grateful to Play Dance Bar for donating the venue, including the hard work of Oscar Rodriguez, who handled the event production. He and his staff at Play transformed the dance bar into a beautiful unpredictable runway,” said Jerry Jones, co-chair of the event.

The stores that participated this year were Joe Clothing, Nashville Clothing Company, DenHim, HudLuxe and Ecology.

"It was refreshing to see the clothiers presenting this year's fashions took a chance and ventured away from the country-rocker looks that have overwhelmed Nashville," said Ben Rock, who attended the event. "The clothing selections were almost futuristic in their styling, and it honestly made me feel good about the upcoming trends in Nashville's fashion scene.” Rock has a Bachelor of Science in fashion merchandising from the University of North Alabama.

Hair stylists and make-up artists from The Edge Salon volunteered their time to primp the models for the show. They worked from noon until after 9 p.m. creating a unique look for each of the fifty models who participated.

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