BRAVO! Fashion Show

BRAVO! 2019 Champagne Brunch and Fashion Show


The 2019 BRAVO! committee is actively planning the details for this popular annual event. It will be held once again at Sinclair Community College’s Ponitz Center beginning at 9:30 a.m. on September 6. The event will have entertainment, fabulous food, raffles/door prizes and much more. Raffle tickets will be sold once again by the handsome Dayton firefighters

Chic and Unique Expressions will be producing this year’s runway event. Chic & Unique Expressions (CUE) is a charming pop-up boutique co-owned by fashion lovers Wanda Bronston-Grigsby, and Sharon Spencer-Williams.  These two Wright Patterson Air Force Base retirees decided to make a fashion statement by bringing to Dayton, Ohio, stylish fashions that are fun to wear and a pleasure to include in your wardrobe.  Their collection chosen from across the country and beyond epitomizes timeless elegance. The unique fashions are for women of all ages and specifically the women who seek fashion forward clothing that allows them to project a sophisticated, vibrant, confident look.

They specialize in unique items, often one-of-a-kind, and carry sizes XS through 3X. You will find an array of styles and fashions in their repertoire. CUE has produced shows and had fashions on the runway in New York City, Kentucky, Dayton, North Carolina and Atlanta to name a few places. Some of the designers featured in the collection are: Last Tango, I C, Tesoro Moda, Samuel Dong, Love the Queen, Designs Today, Halston, Donna Vinci, and many more.

Entertainment at this year’s BRAVO! will be Holland Makupson, “The Voice of New York”, playing keyboard and doing vocals during the social hour and brunch. During the Fashion Show the audience will be entertained by soprano Alaina Saliba who sings with the Opera Guild’s Children’s Traveling Opera program. To read the rest of Alaina’s impressive biography click here. John Benjamin will act as her collaborative pianist.

Boutique shopping is available from a wide variety of vendors in the Charity Earley Room. Think about getting a head start on your holiday gift buying. Vendors include: Portage Embellished Handbags, Lisa Robin Jewelry, Misty Willow Homespun, Patty’s Pastels, Chic & Unique Expressions, You & Me, etc. LLC, Lula Bell, Oakwood Florist, The Drannan Company, NYB Beaded Jewelry, Langford Gourmet Cookies, Arbonne International, A Queen’s Closet, and the Opera Guild Boutique.

Community model voting is now open. This year we will have a diverse group of Perfect Pairs. Voting is $5.00 per vote and is done below online. Click on the Perfect Pair pictures below to read their biographies and to begin voting. The Perfect Pair garnering the most votes will be announced at BRAVO! on September 6. Vote early and often. We expect to add a few more Perfect Pairs soon.

Sponsorships are available for this event in the amount of $2,500, $1,000 and $500. Each includes a variety of attendance and publicity options. Please click here for details.

The cost of the Brunch for Pearl Level Patrons is $60 ($30 is tax deductible) and for Diamond Level Patrons is $80 ($50 is tax deductible). Formal invitations have been mailed. Please return your reservation early. You may also make your reservation online by clicking here.

If you have any questions, please contact Co-chair Nancy Farkas at or 937/776-0424.

Community Models–Perfect Pairs

Ron Anderson and Robb Sloan

Ron Anderson and Robb Sloan Anderson

Tammy Schaff and Kaia Brittain

Kaia Brittain and Tammy Schaff

Frances McGee Cromartie and Elizabeth McGee

Frances McGee Cromartie and Jay Carter

Gary Mitchner and Amea Bretz

Gary Mitchner and Amea Bretz

Musetta and the Clown

Rhonda Moore and Courtney Wheaton

Rhonda Moore and Courtney Wheaton

Patricia Ciambro Hesp and Zoe Hesp

Patricia Ciambro-Hesp and Dr. Zoe Hesp