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Classiqu’ Era aligned with non profit Artists For Trauma

On Saturday, June 1st ,Classiqu’ Era and Artists For Trauma (AFT) aligned for a Soft Launch and Trunk Show for the Classiqu’ Era Collection!  Anne Devlin, Designer of Classiqu’ Era, has independently invited close colleague, Designer Monica Leigh, to take part in the celebration of launching their amazing collections together. Classiqu’ Era was delighted to announce its alignment with Charitable Foundation Artists For Trauma at a private residence in Century City. 

Designers Monica Leigh and Anne Devlin with AFT founder and President Laura T. Sharpe

VIPs in attendance were Anne Devlin, Founder of Classiqu’ Era, Inc., Monica Leigh Rodriguez, Founder and Creative Director of Monica Leigh, Laura T. Sharpe, President and Founder of Artists for Trauma and Christina Noonan, Senior Vice President of JLL Commercial Real Estate and Artists For Trauma Board Member.

Model Virginia wearing Classiqu’ Era gown

“What a lovely day!  A high-energy soft launch celebrating two great new fashion collections, and the partnership of Classiqu Era and Artists For Trauma. I am honored to be part of such a great team of women entrepreneurs and leaders. Together, we can make a positive difference!” said Anne Devlin.

Model Jhemma with designer Monica Leigh wearing one of Monica’s designs

“What an amazing event to share with Anne Devlin of Classiqu Era and Laura Sharpe of Artists for Trauma! The alignment of these two women and these two organizations has wonderful and far reaching impact into our world. I was delighted and touched to be a welcomed part of the day sharing a creative atmosphere of Fashion design and well being. Brava!” said Monica Leigh.

Designer Anne Devlin

“From the board room to the dining room to the ballroom, it was a grand day reflecting the intelligence of mindful design toward elegantly dressing the diverse sophisticated woman!” added Laura T. Sharpe.

Actress Vida G in a custom Monica Leigh jacket

About Classiqu’ Era:

Classiqu Era is a new dress company, dedicated to providing luxury, high quality dresses and gowns for executive and social women.  In answer to the desires of women everywhere, Anne Devlin, Founder and Designer, has created elegant, sophisticated work and cocktail styles that are neither too short nor too tight, and have sleeves!  The collection is sized 2-16, and is currently sold by special order, and in private showings.

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About Artists For Trauma:

Artists For Trauma is dedicated to enriching the lives of civilian and military trauma survivors through artistic expression and human connection. AFT partners with local to international non-profits, trauma hospitals, businesses, & individuals to best provide creative healing environments at no cost to the trauma survivor.





About Monica Leigh:

Monica Leigh is a newly launched luxury collection. Complete with evening gowns, cocktail dresses, and unique day to evening ensembles. Monica Leigh’s pieces are available as ready to wear order size 2 to 16 or custom order made to measure. Monica harkens upon the dark to light aesthetic, ethereal in nature, rejoicing in natural curves, color, and metallic treatments. Elegant and luxurious, for the discriminating fashion icon.

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Laura T. Sharpe Received the Inaugural Love Your Body Award!


On March 31st, Los Angeles-based, show producer/entrepreneur, Karen Michelle in association with LYB Events, Destiny Candle by Karen Michelle, Mickey Fine Pharmacy and Grill, Softweb, Coco Taps, Searchlight Insurance, FabUPlus Magazine, My/Mo Mochi Ice Cream, Annipuf and LRM Publicity presented the “LYB Spring 2019 Fashion Show and Shopping Event” at the swanky Luxe Sunset Hotel. Laura T. Sharpe, founder and President of Artists For Trauma was bestowed with the Inaugural Love Your Body Award from Karen.

Artists For Trauma models with HPC’s Vida G
#LYBevents Spring 2019 was a one-day beauty festival that includes: celebrity red carpet with full press line, fashion show, dessert party, raffle winners announced hourly, photo activations, hair bar with flower crowns, glitter lip bar, makeup makeovers, nails bar, cosmetic and beauty treatments offered on site. Featured designers included: Karen Michelle LA, More Rockin’, Modefywear, Shop Her Closet KM, Klara Designs, Elle n’ Dee, Forage Collection, Jinza Bridal, Dilee Inc., Moonlight Serenade and Designs by Lady Justice.
Laura accepting her award from Karen
Designer Anne Devlin in one of her beautiful Classiqu era gowns
Karen (right) and a colleague

About Karen Michelle:

Karen Michelle believes that all women are beautiful and has brought this event to life to give each and every one of them the confidence they need to achieve all that they dare to dream.
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About Laura T. Sharpe:
Gravely injured in a tragic helicopter crash on California’s Catalina Island that killed three other passengers in 2008, Laura Sharpe suffered critical, near-fatal injuries that would change the course of her life forever. Sharpe fought her way through four weeks in a coma, endured 43 broken bones, burns over more than 40 percent of her body, multiple skin grafts, the near-loss of an eye, and the partial amputation of her foot. For more than two years after her near-death experience, Sharpe endured endless physical pain and 40 – 60 weekly hours of medical treatment and therapies.
Focusing on the future, and feeling grateful for all the love and support she was blessed to receive, Laura Sharpe embarked on a journey of re-discovery through a personal engagement with the arts. From her work with esteemed artists in the areas of photography, film, dance, sculpture and music, Sharpe was able to rise above and beyond her pain and dramatically improve the quality of her recovery through the creative interaction between herself and the artists. Compelled to help other trauma survivors find strength in their recovery, regain a sense of hope and see the beauty in life, Laura Sharpe founded Artists For Trauma.
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