North Bay Fashion Ball pushes boundaries and creates safe space for all

Regional vogue designers joined forces May perhaps 28 for the initial North Bay Vogue Ball and Pageant at Petaluma’s Phoenix Theater to profit Encounter to Confront, a Santa Rosa nonprofit business doing work to end HIV in Sonoma County.

To kick off the evening, dancers from Santa Rosa Junior Faculty and Isis Goddess Temple, an interfaith temple in Geyserville, accompanied by drummers, paraded about the location “to generate a towering cyclone of booty-shaking vitality,” in accordance to organizer Cincinnatus Hibbard.

Attendees, encouraged to appear dressed in dazzling and bold outfits, then took to the runway for a opportunity to gain a tiara in a person of 8 themed classes: tarot card, Achieved Gala, gender drag, pop/rock star, upcycled/recycled, competition wear, Y2K and miscellaneous.

Sporting a handmade rainbow bodysuit, Jaqueline Smith was declared the overall winner and was awarded an invitation to current a trend selection at next year’s celebration.

A manner present highlighted functions by designers and stylists handpicked by Hibbard, every single representing a different aesthetic and age team. Highlighted had been designer Janet Aguirre, ethical manner duo Mathilde Amiot and Joshua Thwaites from Large Mouth One of a kind, artist and outfits painter Alejandro Salzar and Buck Lucky Collective founder Lena Claypool.

The night finished with a effectiveness by Yozmit the Dogstar.

Tickets to the ball have been $15. Pageant contestants received in for $7.50.

The event elevated far more than $2,500 for Confront-to-Confront and an anonymous donor matched the total. Resources raised will go towards the organization’s prevention and care packages, which offer HIV screening and immediate aid to Sonoma County citizens dwelling with HIV.

“When you break clothes procedures, which define social identifications and roles, you destabilize individuals and perhaps develop freedom … it’s an act of insurrection,” Hibbard stated.

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