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Sooner than I thought my son is already seven years old. Old enough to learn and understand about certain projects as a mompreneur I believe in, support and are part of.

I wanted to explain my kid, we are devoted and support DONATE LIFE for so many years.FullSizeRender

How do you teach your kid, you are a responsible parent?

How do you explain him/her you care about important causes like DONATE LIFE.

Both my kids were too little when I decided to get involve with “Done Vida”, when I learned about “Done Vida” or “Donate Life” , before I became a donor, I read success stories of many patients  and it was shocking all I read, mhttp://www.donatelife.netost importantly there are thousands and thousands of patients nationwide waiting to receive a transplant. Transplantation has the largest number of success stories in the history of medicine. If you die all of a sudden or unexpectedly, but  if you are registered as a donor, you can help save a life; could be with your organs, eyes & tissue in good condition that can be used in a patient who is waiting for a transplant.

National Statistics mention:

  • One person is added to the nation’s transplant list every 10 minutes
  • Saddly 22 people die each day for not receiving the organs needed on time, approximately a total of 8000 people a year
  • The average waiting time for a kidney disease patient is 3 to 5 years
  • There are approx. 30000 tissue donors each year, and a single tissue donor can help 50 people

As a mompreneur, due to my job I travel a lot; I always leave the house praying to come back home safe. Although we never know, today we are here and tomorrow we are not. I write my blog as a way to inspire others to live a better life and leave a legacy to our kids, leave them valuable lessons as well as sharing thoughful messages to the parents.

IMG_1563How I told the story about becoming a DONOR to my kids especially to my seven year old?  what is it? why? I explain him about the campaign and why we wear green & blue to identify mommy & daddy, as proud organ donors, so the most effective way to do it was making our own T-shirts, even my husband got involved into getting to know more about Donate Life, becoming a donor, too.IMG_1603

So we ALL went to a fabric store, got our green t-shirts, blue paint & fabric markers, trust me I didn’t spend more than $6 in each t-shirt, we all learned, share and talked about DONATE LIFE, we also had so much fun and spend some quality time together.

Tyler got so excited he wanted to stamp his hands in his t-shirt, write his name, adding his own creativity into his t-shirt, as we were doing it I was explaining him why was so important to remember we are always together but if something happens to any of us we will remember the best momIMG_1580ents, like this one as simple as doing our own Donate Life t-shirts but so happy to spend some quality time together.

Stella my youngest daughter only three, also took part into making her own Done Vida t-shirt and  as I mentioned before Bryan my hubby also did his part.

To register as a donor and safe lives click here http://www.beadonor.org

TO CELEBRATE NATIONAL BLUE & GREEN DAY on April 15th, we wear our own Donate t-shirts.

Check out our cool t-shirts we are wearing to give hope to the many patients as well as motivating others to become organ donors.

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Till next time!
Evelyn Brooks

 

Before a Fashion show,

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Youtuber, Mss Primavera DC, model & radio host Cindy Gamez Photo by Matthew Ryson

Besides choosing and fitting models, in my case as a jewelry designer I have to take care of separating the jewelry collections by models, making sure what model is going to wear what depending her neck line and dress style.

Also who will do hair and make up? making sure our headbands show perfect on the runway.

Once we get to the site where we will have our fashion show, we have to make sure we always have plyers, safety pins, needles and threads just in case something goes wrong that needs to be fix or fix any jewelry piece that may be accidentally broken.

We also have to make sure the host has our name, knows about our collection and that Evelyn Brooks Designs works with seeds known as “huayruros” why-ee-ru-ros and mixed them with silver and gold, also our inspiration is my Peruvian heritage.

Let’s not forget the music, we need to have our CD and USB ready with the music we want to play during our runway show.

Make sure you logo is been given to the organizers so they will project it once you are on the runway:)

During the Fashion Show,

The day of the Fashion Show at least  6 hours before the show models are suppose to be arriving for hair and make up, after that is dress up time and making sure they are ready to go out on the runway. Line up the models, do a quick runway rehearsal and vamonos it is SHOWTIME

A quick suggestion here, always have an extra model just in case one gets sick or any last minute emergency, always have extra set of jewelry just in case another models shows up. Or simply you have to accessorize the host, organizer, etc. And regardless anything the SHOW MUST GO ON!

Get ready to say some words about you and your collection, of course this is your moment to feel proud for 10 seconds walk the runway and let everyone know who you are.

Say cheese and cheer with all the audience.

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Photo by Delia Nolasco

 

After the Fashion Show,

The fun part begins, first of ALL very important THANK everyone helping you making your fashion segment possible . Never will be a bad idea giving a little present from your collection to your models. Trust me they love having something to treasure and will remember how great is working with you.

If the models aren’t in any other segment with another designer coming after YOU, is great because all they have to do is return jewelry, clothes and SHOW is over. BUT if they are modeling another designer five minutes after you is madness because jewelry will be all over the place, we need lots of hands to get the jewelry from the models.

Here a little video on how everything comes back to my studio and takes a lot of time to reorganize everything to get ready for our new fashion show, coming SOON:)

Stay tuned for details,

Hasta la próxima,

Evelyn