Fashion show encourages self-esteem of students

Tiffany Roper, Staff Writer

With spring rapidly approaching, the University Programming Board plans to start things off fashionably by hosting their Second Annual Dare to Love Fashion Show on Wednesday, March 9 in the McNair Science Building Auditorium at 7 p.m.

By showcasing various styles such as western, formal wear, and even a fashion scene for the Greeks to show off their own personal styles, the members of UPB hope to get one message across.

“People don’t love themselves,” sophomore Shantequa Green, who serves as Education and Cultural Chair of UPB, said. “The purpose of the show is just to get people to love themselves no matter what.”

Because this is the second annual fashion show, the UPB has made several changes in order to keep students interested in the event.

“The themes and the group of people who are putting the show together are going to be totally different,” Green said.

Those who attend the show should expect to see new styles, as well as a diverse group of models. The UPB’s main goal is to stand out from the other fashion shows that are held regularly on campus.

UPB members are looking forward to the overall outcome of the event, but there are some aspects of the show that they are more excited about than others.

“We have a scene called the ‘Safari Scene,’ so I’m kind of excited to see what outfits that the models have come up with,” Green said.

Sophomores Asia Isadore and Yana Jones both agreed with Green. They gave their own views on the purpose of the show.

“(We want) to portray the message that it doesn’t matter how you dress, how you look; people may have their own style and it’s pretty much saying that no matter what your size is, you are you,” Isadore said.

Jones echoed Isadore’s sentiment.

“The objective of the fashion show is to build confidence in people. That’s why the show is called ‘Dare to Love,'” Jones said.

UPB members hope that students will take the time to go out to their event and take the purpose of their show to heart.

“We’re hoping for a good turn-out this year,” Jones said.