Feel-Good Fashion

Soap Hope raises spirits and awareness at pop-up fashion show

Soap Hope raises spirits and awareness at pop-up fashion show

Megan Goodwyn, Ashton Theiss
Megan Goodwyn , Ashton Theiss Photo by Jerry McClure
Soap Hope Fashion Show
Models wore Roma Boots, carried Relan bags and donned clothing from Milk & Honey boutique.  Photo by Jerry McClure
Soap Hope Fashion Show
Models wore Mahya mineral makeup during the fashion show.  Photo by Jerry McClure
Amberly Moore, Tinille Bradford
Amberly Moore , Tinille Bradford Photo by Jerry McClure
Kari Brizius, Craig Tiritilli, Kathy Tiritilli, Jill Frye
Kari Brizius , Kari Brizius , Craig Tiritilli , Kathy Tiritilli , Jill Frye Photo by Jerry McClure
Des Straw, JD Stevenson, Danny V., Walter Love
Des Straw , JD Stevenson , Danny V , Walter Love Photo by Jerry McClure
Jill Frye, Karen McMillan
Jill Frye , Karen McMillan Photo by Jerry McClure
Sarah Bardsley, Brandon Frye, Aleta Frye
Sarah Bardsley , Brandon Frye , Aleta Frye Photo by Jerry McClure
Craig Tiritilli
Craig Tiritilli Photo by Jerry McClure
Jennifer Jacquez, Adriana Montoya, Priscilla Jacquez, John Montes
Jennifer Jacquez , Jennifer Jacquez , Adriana Montoya , Priscilla Jacquez , John Montes Photo by Jerry McClure
Samuel Bistrian
Samuel Bistrian Photo by Jerry McClure
Danny V, Kari Brizius, Danny Munoz
Danny V , Kari Brizius , Danny Munoz Photo by Jerry McClure
Brittney Warren, Angela Helmer
Brittney Warren , Angela Helmer Photo by Jerry McClure
Dawn Ledesma, Rick Ledesma, Kayla Stone
Dawn Ledesma , Rick Ledesma , Kayla Stone Photo by Jerry McClure
Megan Goodwyn, Ashton Theiss
Soap Hope Fashion Show
Soap Hope Fashion Show
Amberly Moore, Tinille Bradford
Kari Brizius, Craig Tiritilli, Kathy Tiritilli, Jill Frye
Des Straw, JD Stevenson, Danny V., Walter Love
Jill Frye, Karen McMillan
Sarah Bardsley, Brandon Frye, Aleta Frye
Craig Tiritilli
Jennifer Jacquez, Adriana Montoya, Priscilla Jacquez, John Montes
Ashton Theiss
Samuel Bistrian
Danny V, Kari Brizius, Danny Munoz
Brittney Warren, Angela Helmer
Dawn Ledesma, Rick Ledesma, Kayla Stone

Soap Hope, the brainchild of social entrepreneurs Sarah Boukadoum and Craig Tirritilli, has popped up at the Shops at Park Lane. The dynamic Dallas duo is committed to empowering women to escape poverty,

Profits from the natural and eco-friendly products they sell — ranging from cosmetics to cookware — are volunteered as interest-free loans that help disadvantaged women start businesses and support their families.

Recently the pair hosted a fashion show featuring “inspirational” merchandise from socially conscious businesses. Eight models carried Relan bags, sported Roma Boots and wore Mahya mineral makeup —all lines represented at the Soap Hope store.

Relan bags are made with recycled vinyl signs, banners and billboards; Roma Boots donates one pair of weatherproof boots to a needy child for every new pair sold.

The models also sported fashions from local boutique Milk & Honey, while guests noshed on little bites, drank wine and listened to tunes spun by DJ Danny Munoz.

Spotted in the socially conscious crowd: Jennifer Jacquez, Adriana Montoya, Priscilla Jacquez, John Montez, Ashton Theiss, Samuel Bistria (CEO of Roma Boots), Sarah Bardsley, Brandon Frye, Aleta Frye, Laura Mauther, Aaron BlueSirisha ReddyKarina Ramirez, Lydia Verala, Des Straw, and Dawn and Rick Ledesma.