Loni Love, Soledad O’Brien and La La Anthony teamed up for the 2nd annual Finding Ashley Stewart 2018 Finale on September 15 at the Brooklyn Kings Theatre to celebrate the Ashley Stewart community, women’s empowerment, education and of course, fashion. The sold-out event featured performances by Grammy Award-winning hip-hop trio Naughty by Nature, vocal trio SWV, legendary female rapper MC Lyte, DJ Kid Capri and more.
Every year, through the Finding Ashley Stewart Tour, Ashley Stewart traverses the country looking to recognize women who embody the ideals of the Ashley Stewart women: kindness, resilience, confidence, community and fashion. The tour stopped in multiple cities across the country to identify regional winners, with each stop including a fashion show, a sip n’ shop experience. This year’s 2018 Ashley Stewart winner was Tiffany Gosa-Flamer from Chester, Pennsylvania, who won a $10,000 prize package including a new Ashley Stewart wardrobe, makeover, tour-sponsored gift prizes, a photo shoot, and participation in features across Ashley Stewart media platforms for one year.
In addition, the event awarded close to $150,000 in scholarships and charitable donations, including $5,000 individual scholarships. Ashley Stewart also announced donations to the American Cancer Society, Black Retail Action Group, Soledad O’Brien’s PowHERful Foundation and La La Anthony’s La La Land Foundation.
By Kinya Claiborne, STYLE & SOCIETY