We finally made it to the Beauty Bash this year!!! We’ve wanted to participate and support for several years, but always had schedule conflicts. This year I had to drop everything when I learned that this year’s event was for Lupus awareness. One of my close friends from high school passed away a few years ago after struggling with the disease. I also have a former co-worker that I’ve watched persevere through the many side effects of Lupus.
The 6th Annual Beauty Bash took place on Monday, June 22, 2015 at The Shrine in Chicago. Darker Horse Creative founders Fred Miller & Triphena Johnson created the Annual Beauty Bash to celebrate the beauty of giving.
This year along with sponsors & partners Remy Contreau, The Chicago Defender, & Sophisticates Black Hair Magazines, Luster Products, Creme of Nature, Namaste Laboratories, Clintex Laboratories, SheaMoisture, Design Essentials, Mixed Chicks, and Avlon products, Darker Horse Creative seeks to bring awareness to Lupus. A portion of the proceeds will benefit “Living Life with Lupus Support Group”.
We enjoyed performances by Sherry Yvette, as well as, different beauty groups including John Amico Artistic Designers and Chris Curse & Company.
Each year a selection of Beauty Industry gurus are honored as well. This year the Bronner Brothers (Bronner Bros. International Beauty Show), Lisa Price (Founder of Carol’s Daughter, and Sam Fine (Celebrity Makeup Artist) were in attendance to receive their awards.
“Lupus is a chronic inflammatory disease that occurs when your body’s immune system attacks your own tissues and organs. Inflammation caused by lupus can affect many different body systems — including your joints, skin, kidneys, blood cells, brain, heart and lungs.
Lupus can be difficult to diagnose because its signs and symptoms often mimic those of other ailments. The most distinctive sign of lupus — a facial rash that resembles the wings of a butterfly unfolding across both cheeks — occurs in many but not all cases of lupus.
Some people are born with a tendency toward developing lupus, which may be triggered by infections, certain drugs or even sunlight. While there’s no cure for lupus, treatments can help control symptoms.” -Mayo Clinic