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Ready or Not: Paris and a Cause

09/26/2018 12:34PM ● By Julieta Hernandez

By: Julieta Hernandez  Photo by: Brynn Osborn

Ma chérie, let’s have a night in Paris. The Ready or Not Foundation of the Coastal Bend is throwing their first evening fashion event, ever, complete with champagne flutes and a virtuous cause.

The double feature fashion show will lend the runway to two Texas-based designers. Nick Perez of Nico, the 20 year old fashion designer previously featured in Austin Fashion week, creates his pieces in his private studio in Corpus Christi. Luxurious gowns, heavy taffeta, and romantic draping distinguish his hand work – an avante-garde fringe makes it his own.

Contrast, David Black of Black Demin’s signature denim pieces with the rough patches and sharp edges to roll into the designer’s rocker style. Now coast to coast designing from Los Angeles and selling in New York City, Black returns to his Corpus Christi roots along with his denim, both custom and collective.

Thursday’s rendezvous will benefit the pediatric brain cancer research aided by the Ready or Not foundation. Building awareness for the striking cancer statistics in hope for a cure is what the RONF plans to achieve. 

Raising research dollars is a worthy reason to raise a glass, and so is the fact that the Ready or Not Foundation sends 100% of donated dollars in the direction of pediatric brain cancer research.

Special guests to the show are Dusty Olivera and Sofia Pacurar, influential figures and fashionistas in our community. Along with the two headliners, local fashion boutiques in the area will set the tone for the Paris getaway theme, and mood music will be provided by D.J. KINDER.

Get your family, friends, and then your tickets over at