My Models Last Night

Last night was the DMD Fashion Show thrown by the fantastic people at Goodwill Industries NY/NJ and the New York City Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities. I had the BEST TIME EVER, definitely a banner event that I’ve experienced in blogging.

(vest-rachel roy; shirt-Calvin Klein thrifted at goodwill; jeans-uniqlo; shoes-payless; scarf-goodwill)

(notice the escalators! 3 floors of goodwill!)

In case you missed my post last week on the DMD Fashion Show, I was one of a handful of bloggers asked to style models with visible and non-visible disabilities in work appropriate attire in honor of Disability Mentoring Day and National Disability Employment Awareness Month.

I will have so much more for you on the event but while I wait for pictures I wanted to introduce you to my fantastic models before I share how I styled them.


When I say Patsy, Felicia, and Athena are absolute gems it is an understatement.  My 3 models are super joyful people, hilarious(!), and were feeling like celebrities at the DMD Fashion Show last night in Goodwill East Harlem. It made me so happy to see them strut their stuff!

Come back soon to see how I styled them!!

The above picture is Manager at Goodwill East Harlem store Gidget and me. LOVE HER! Not only did Gidget and her team make an exceptional space for the DMD Fashion Show, but she was so excited and passionate about the event.

Can’t wait to share more on the event! I had a really great time styling and am so grateful I had the opportunity to be a part of honoring National Disability Employment Awareness month.

If you’d like to see the press release for the event you can go HERE! It is kind of amazing how fashion can do so much good.



  1. Aquí October 12, 2011 / 2:52 pm

    this is so wonderful! You’re such a beautiful, selfless person my friend. I cannot wait to see how you styled your models! This is one of THE coolest events! Oh and I wanted to tell you, the wang/hansen colors dont come out till april so dont hit up cvs just yet! Love you lady!
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  2. Rocquelle October 12, 2011 / 11:10 pm

    Omg, the anticipation builds! I can’t wait to see how you styled Patsy, Felicia, and Athena!!

    You look so cute too! Love that Rachel Roy vest and red scarf.
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  3. FASHION TALES October 13, 2011 / 10:07 am

    Styling is so much fun. This looks like such a great event Jamillah. It’s wonderful when people are passionate about their work. I love how much of a giver you are, looking forward to seeing more!

  4. Ambuji October 14, 2011 / 12:36 am

    Jamillah now I am convinced why I love you so much and feel such a strong bond with you, even though we have never met. It is because of the beauty and nobility of your soul . You attract one and all with your goodness! I truly love you so much and cannot wait to meet you.

    This is such a beautiful event (I will not call it a cause) You, with your goodness have illuminated the event. Can’t wait to see more photos!!
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    • Jamillah October 14, 2011 / 8:31 am

      Oh Ambu! I love you. I can’t wait to meet you too!!! Crossing my fingers that it will be soon! soon! soon! Nobility of the soul is a GREAT way to describe you too my sister.

  5. Jen October 14, 2011 / 3:34 pm

    Aww, what an amazing opportunity! Your models look so happy and I’m sure they were blessed to have you work with them. Can’t wait to hear more about it!

  6. Starlet October 15, 2011 / 6:46 pm

    I am so impressed by the tree flights of escalators. THAT Goodwill must be heaven!

    Most importantly, I am so moved by your passion for reaching out and enthusiasm in working within the community. I can totally feel your positive energy oozing from this post and it inspires me! This must have been a great event and you must be so proud to be part of it. I cannot wait to see what you did for the night!
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