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PQs The Awakening

Awakening Release Party Live Shoot Photography | Mark Anthony Smith Photography

Models | Delisa Silva, Lailah Butler, Barbara Ledea, Nikole Tasha, Kha Kim Ross, Laurel Mona, Briana DeShields, Susan Diaz, Liz Ware, Angejolie Belle,

Lezli Moore & Anthony Peters

MUAs | L.A. Seay & Matthew Cooley Hair | Angelica Fernandez Fashion Designer | Sumita Sharma Bhojwani @KalaXpress, Marissa Baker &Emma Charles @RECLAIMthreads

Stylist | Svperdvperfly Wardrobe | KalaXpress, Svperdvperfly & RECLAIMthreads Location | The Movement Sanctuary St Petersburg, FL

Prolific Quarterly released their first Fine Arts Publication in style raising money for Lupus Research. The Awakening event was held January 21, 2018. The purpose of this event was simple: to create community awareness of the Lupus Research Alliance for Lupus Research, to raise money in support of the organization’s mission to prevent, treat and cure lupus and the release of PQs Fine Art Edition. What a great combination!

With over 325 people attending the event the incredible night included Girls on Silks, Jugglers even a Juggler juggling Chainsaws on fire, people on Stilts, Food Trucks, Cocktails, House Music provided by Vinsolo, Santino Bontempo, JB Nicotera & Sherif Sidarous. Also included was Live Performances, a Live Photo shoot and Live Painting.

The Awakening was a Circus Inspired event with a Collection Styled & Designed by PQs Fashion Director, Marissa Baker, and Emma Charles of RECLAIMthreads. Now a little about the Lupus Research Alliance; Lupus is a complicated and unpredictable disease.

People don’t know when symptoms will strike or how long a flare could last. In fact, over time, SLE can even lead to organ damage. Unfortunately, lupus research to date has been sorely under-funded and the disease itself is often misunderstood.