Runway Moms For a Cause: Real Moms, Real Fashion, Real Charity

I am SUPER excited to be a part of an amazing event taking place this Friday in the DC area, the 3rd Annual Runway Moms For a Cause. Last year, I had the pleasure of being a part of this amazing event, created by Lara Akinsanya of L Shandi Designs. RMFC is a fashion initiative with the mission to serve as a vehicle to raise funds for non-profit organizations.  Each year, RMFC will profile and celebrate accomplishments of mothers who impact change in their communities. I love the fact that Lara hand picks real moms for her shows, from all walks of life.

Photo Credit: Impulse Design Group

Photo Credit: Impulse Design Group

It’s an event that not only allows us to celebrate the work we do as moms, but to celebrate and support the amazing work being done by other organizations who support moms and children in need. Through this event, Lara has combined her love of fashion and philanthropy for this incredible and unique runway show that kicks off Mother’s Day weekend (no coincidence there). And not only do we get to get dolled up for this fun mom’s night out, but we also get to keep the garments that Lara designs for us. I proudly have worn my dress from last year a couple of times, because seriously, it’s dope (the dress, not the look on my face). This year, Lara collaborated with another fab designer, former Runway Moms model Afua of Studo D-Maxsi.

Christine St.Vil strutting down the runway during the 2014 RMFC - photo credit: Phil Kogan

Christine St.Vil strutting down the runway during the 2014 RMFC – photo credit: Phil Kogan

I am so honored to be a part of this event. And I’m even more honored to help raise money for this year’s beneficiary, the Tigerlily Foundation. Tigerlily Foundation was founded by Maimah Karmo, after she was diagnosed with breast cancer at 32 years old. The organization provides hands-on support to young women between the ages of 15-40 – before, during and after breast cancer. You can read this post to find out why this cause is even more close to my heart.

Another reason I’m excited is that I got to bring on some Bloggers who are Power Moms in their own rights, to help spread the message for this awesome cause. So if you haven’t already, be sure to check out these amazing blogger boos of mine:

Michellette (AKA Mimi) of Mimi Cute Lips

T. Espinoza of The Style Medic

Martine of Candid Belle

Carin of Mommyhood Mentor

Nae of I Choose The Sun

If you love fashion, and you love to give back, then there is no other place you need to be this Friday other than Runway Moms For a Cause. This is a black tie affair and from the beginning to end, it will be spectacular. Trust me, it’ll be fun times. When is the last time you had a mom’s night out? I’m talking about throwing on that cute dress that’s been collecting dust, your cute shoes that are still in the box and getting your hair and make-up on fleek (did I use that word correctly? LOL)?

If you’re in the DMV, it’s not too late to join us. Below are the deets:

#RunwayMoms for a Cause 2015

We’d love to have you join us and witness these Power Moms walk the runway!

For more details and fabulous photos from the first two Runway Moms For a Cause events, be sure to check out

Comment below and let me know: When is the last time you had a mom’s night out, and what did you do?


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    May 6, 2015 at 2:19 PM

    You look fabulous! Love the colors in the dress. Looks like you had a great time.
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    May 7, 2015 at 4:03 AM

    This looks like a wonderful event. I’ve heard of Tigerlilly and I love what they do. So often people forget that very young women can be stricken with Breast cancer. I lost a college friend to it far too soon.
    Have fun ladies! I can’t wait to your outfits and your strut. Someone needs to record this.

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      Christine St.Vil
      May 7, 2015 at 4:50 PM

      Thank you MJ! I agree, it’s definitely a demographic that is often underserved. So sorry to hear about your friend 🙁

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    Siobhan (BeFree Project)
    May 7, 2015 at 4:12 PM

    Ok, that’s it! I need to relocate to DC. It seems like there’s always something fun going on. This sounds like an amazing event to celebrate moms. I love the idea that they pick “real” moms to be a part of this event. And even better you get to keep the your outfit. Can’t wait to read the recap! Enjoy and Happy Mother’s Day!

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      Christine St.Vil
      May 12, 2015 at 7:11 PM

      Bwahaha come one over Siobhan, we’d love to have you! I love the whole concept of this event and it feels even better to be able to give back to these amazing charities 🙂 Thank you and hope you had a fab Mother’s Day 🙂

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    Vashti (
    May 8, 2015 at 12:26 AM

    Love these types of events where you can have fun and strut your stuff for a great cause :). You look great Christine. Can’t wait to hear about this year’s event.
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    May 11, 2015 at 12:31 AM

    You better work girl! I am loving all the colors on the dress. It suits you so well, it’s also amazing you actually get to keep the dress!

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      Christine St.Vil
      May 12, 2015 at 7:07 PM

      LOL Thanks so much Melody! It was such a great event and I’m so happy that I got to be a part of it.

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