New Orleans, LA (May 10, 2019) - Louisiana based event firm EPIC Events & Productions LLC announces STRUT! The ultimate fashion experience and interactive event taking place Essence weekend! Bringing fashion to brunch while attendees enjoy a delectable catered brunch and variety of mimosas, all while elevating their style and rubbing elbows with key influencers, such as recent bestseller and celebrity personality Claire Sulmers, of Fashion Bomb Daily! STRUT: Fashion Experience, part of its EPIC does Essence offering, happens Friday, July 5th from 12-4 PM in New Orleans, LA, during the 25th Anniversary of Essence Music Festival.

Attendees can look forward to styles from award-winning as well as up and coming designers. In addition, guests will also get to experience a live make-up demonstration, a high-energy opening performance from local dance troupe, the Satin Dolls, and an exclusive session of “Convos with Claire,” featuring celebrity fashion personality Claire Sulmers, and have the opportunity to “Stomp it Out” on the catwalk for prizes.  The first ever pitch competition held during Essence weekend. The competition grants startups the opportunity to pitch for start-up capital and prizes!   Attendees will also have the opportunity to learn from industry leaders while experiencing the “Boss Panel” with celebrity keyholders such as Marquise Singletary, celebrity publicist of Black Chyna, Cardi B, Bad Boy Entertainment and many more, other guest panelists include Warren Broadnax, CEO of She’s Happy Hair, financial coach Sarita Pittman, and luxury life-stylist  Nikki Jackson, The 7  figure coach!  Continually, a portion of the proceeds from the event will benefit local non-profits, The Paragon Academy, a newly instituted leadership, charm, and development program for teenage girls, ages 15-17, and CASA New Orleans.

When asked about the thought of creating an event of this magnitude, Joi, the Event Producer behind STRUT: Fashion Experience, states " I am very excited about having STRUT be an all-inclusive fashion experience!  Essence Festival is the ultimate culmination of African American female culture, empowerment, and #GirlBoss style. It is the perfect stage to showcase up and coming models and designers, as well as small businesses and vendors, like myself, looking to grow and get their services and products noticed by their ideal clients.  Producing events that are multi-faceted is what I love to do and this is an opportunity to use my creativity in the industry for a good cause. "

Based in southern Louisiana, EPIC Events & Productions LLC is a boutique event production and management company that focuses on turn-key group event management and events-based marketing for brands, companies, and special interests. Founded in 2016, by chemical engineer Joi Williams, EPIC (Events, Production, and Innovative Creations), uses innovative creativity, strategic partnerships, and the strong project management background of the owner to deliver custom and memorable experiences.  EPIC is in its second year hosting EPIC does Essence, with a 200% increase in attendees over last year.  To learn more about EPIC, visit .www.epicdoesessence.com.

Those interested in applying to be a model or a featured designer, or to purchase tickets to attend STRUT: Fashion Experience, please visit http://bit.ly/EPICstrut.
For more information on all EPIC does Essence events and offerings, sponsorships or being a vendor, please visit www.epicdoesessence.com.
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