Event Recap: Runway Moms for a Cause – Tigerlily Foundation

Hey Cuties,

The weather has skipped spring and gone straight to summer in the D.C. area. The social scene is really popping and you just can’t do them all.  I had an amazing time at L~Shandi’s 3rd Annual Runway Moms for a Cause {RMFC} Black Tie event in Crystal City, VA. All proceeds for this event when to the Tigerlily Foundation. Moms rocked some beautiful apparel and accessories by Studio D’Maxsi & Evelyn Brooks Designs and the lively Paul Wharton hosted the event.

The event kicked off with a Cocktail Reception, this means PICTURE TIME!!!

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Head Cutie in Charge!

BLM Girls

You must represent with your crew. Hey BLM Girls!

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A vendor display of this beautiful gown.

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Raffle Goodies by Bambiniware

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Raffle Goodies: They were the cutest knitted baby outfits.

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Raffle Goodies by Project Dapper {Father/Son bow-tie gift set}

Koils by Nature

Raffle Goodies by Koils by Nature {I swear by these natural hair products.}

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Paul is freaking hilarious, he had us cracking up.

Paul Wharton Shawn Yancy

The beautiful Shawn Yancy of Fox 5 news was there in her designer fashion.

Edy Blu

Singer & Poetic Song-Writer Edy Blu and her band. She has a beautiful voice.

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Mommy Models {Hey Maria aka Very Busy Mama}

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Mommy Models

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Event Founder Lara Akinsanya/Designer L~Shandi & Mommy Models

{Hey Christine aka Moms N Charge}

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Tigerlily Foundation founder & breast cancer survivor Maimah Karmo {Middle} & Mommy Models

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Mommy Models & Event Founder & Host

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Selfie time with my favorites: Paul Wharton and his blow out.  | Jeff Brooks, Photo4Naturals | Blogger Boo Christine aka Moms N Charge

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Top: H&M | Necklace: Vending Event | Skirt: Choies | Shoes: Christian Louboutin {So Kate}


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When was the last time you did your self exam? Have you had a mammogram yet?

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Mimi Robinson is the Lifestyle Media Correspondent and editor behind MimiCuteLips®. She is a wife and mother of two. You can find Mimi working media at your favorite events, traveling and trying out new adventures, or working on a dope DIY project.

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  1. Rani

    Great recap. On of these days, I’m going to make the event!! Smh. (Hey, Christine!! 🙂 XO

  2. Julian B. Kiganda (@BoldFearless1)

    Looking super fly! Love the re-cap, but hmmm…where was my invite???

  3. Petula

    This sounds like a great event! I hadn’t heard of it before. It also sounds like lots of fun with good vendors for a great cause. I have mammograms on a regular basis, but I’m horrible at doing breast self exams. I do them sometimes. One would think I would do them on a regular basis since I’m a survivor of another cancer.

    • MimiCuteLips

      Congrats on being a survivor Petula. We are going to make that your goal for sure. My Mom is a breast cancer survivor and she found her lump but doing a self exam.

  4. Stacie

    Aw, it must be fun hanging out with fellow BLMgirls! Love you outfit too sis!

  5. Olivia

    Looks like this was a ton of fun! And I have to say I LOVE your outfit, that skirt is everything I’d love one of those myself haha!

  6. Tyra (@BarrisTourista)

    It looks like you had an amazing time at the event! And its for a great cause. Excellent!

  7. Maria Jose @verybusymama

    Girl, you had better be in the next runway show because you have it going on! The dress, the hair the bling! Seriously, get in there! Thank you so much for coming out and for this. I had a great time for a great cause and really, what girl doesn’t like to get dressed up???

    • MimiCuteLips

      If they put me in then I am down for it. You are so welcome, I was so happy to be there screaming for you gals.

  8. Christine @MomsNCharge

    Love this recap dahlin’ love it!!! And your pics are always gorg…but let’s talk about how you slayed the red carpet again…head to toe, you did THAT! 🙂 Thanks sooo much or supporting Runway Moms, so grateful!

  9. Siobhan (BeFree Project)

    Great recap!!! I see a few of my blogger friends in the photos and it looks like you ladies had an amazing time.

  10. Tiffany

    What a fun and awesomely fashionable event! You looked amazing as always and those Mommy Models were definitely rocking it!

  11. Bree

    What a great event and an amazing cause, Mimi! In undergrad, I did research on metastasis within breast cancer patients, so this speaks to my heart!

  12. Carin Kilby Clark

    I’m loving this recap and your look!! Gorgeous! I’m so bummed I missed it. But this definitely makes me feel like I was there with you & all your fabulousness! xo

  13. Jessica

    This is great. You all look fabulous for a great cause.

  14. Tricia W.

    Looks like a great wonderful and absolute fashionable time for all !!

  15. Liz G.

    Can I just comment on how beautiful your outfit is! #FIERCE #FLAWLESS

  16. Terri

    What a great event! You are gorgeous, by the way 🙂

  17. Kathryn

    Wow, it looks like such a fun event!

  18. angie

    looks like an amazing night

  19. Lois Jones

    What a fabulous event! Your outfit is just lovely too!!

  20. Shonda

    Excellent recap for the event. Curious how many events do you think you attend in a given year? i find it so fascinating and fun to watch your event exploits. 🙂 and the food you post is always fun too. post more.

    • MimiCuteLips

      Thanks Shonda, you know I have no idea. I said one of my goals for this year was to attend more events. hahahahaha

      I’m headed to Miami this week so I will recap and include all the good eats. lol

  21. Kira

    Great recap, you truly captured the essence of the day. Runway Moms for a Cause is close to my heart and I’m glad you got to experience the day with us. Thank you, hope you can join us next year.

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