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Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Fashion show will showcase New Haven talent and benefit foundation set up in memory of slain youth

The Royalty Unveiled Runway Show is scheduled to take place at 8 p.m. Jan. 27 at West River Hall, 37 Orlando St., West Haven
The event was “to showcase some of New Havens most notable up and coming designers, stylist and businesses; and to also generate funds to be donated to the Sean J. Reeves Jr. Foundation,” said China Byrd, presenter of the event and owner of Best Kept Secret Online Boutique.
“Our featured designer for the evening is Aqulia Yannic designs,” Byrd said.
Yannic is a native of New Haven and is known all over the tri-state area and beyond for her chic designing, Byrd said. Yannic has been featured in many highly acclaimed shows, such as “Revealed” Fashion Show and CT Fashion Rocks, Byrd said.
“Aqulia Yannic’s one of a kind pieces bring high quality and unique style to the runway,” she said.
 Sean J. Reeves Jr. was a native of New Haven who was an innocent bystander in a deadly shooting over the summer. As a result, his father Sean J. Reeves Sr. has started a foundation for youth within the city.
The elder Reeves receives no federal aid or grant to keep this program up and running, Byrd said.
The Royalty Unveiled committee wants to give back to the New Haven community and has adopted the Sean J. Reeves Jr. Foundation, she said.
“We will donate (proceeds)  brought in by the show to this great foundation.”

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