Laura T. Sharpe Presented with Inaugural Love Your Body Award By Karen Michelle

On Sunday, March 31st, Los Angeles-based, show producer/entrepreneur, Karen Michelle “LYB Spring 2019 Fashion Show and Shopping Event,” at the elegant Luxe Sunset hotel and Founder and President of Artists For Trauma, was the recipient of the inaugural Love Your Body Award. I’ve been honored to know Karen and Laura especially for years and it was such an amazing experience to see Karen bestow Laura with this award she so greatly deserves. And bravo to Karen for acknowledging her. Karen presented this event 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.
#LYBevents Spring 2019 is 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 include: 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. I modeled an amazing Jinza Bridal gown. Love their designs. What a an inspiring event all around!
Laura receives her award from Karen
Karen with a makeup artist from Charlotte Tilbury
Designer Anne Devlin wears one of her gorgeous Classiqu Era designs on the red carpet!
Such a great shot of Laura. Her gown is by Classiqu Era Inc.
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. More about Karen: About Laura T. Sharpe and Artists For Trauma: 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. More about Laura and AFT: All Photos courtesy of LYB events

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