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Local Designer Shines During Filipino American History Month Event

Nattie Defrances, a fresh face in the local fashion scene, presented her collection during a Filipino American History Month event. The showcase, which was part of a cultural celebration, received positive feedback, marking a significant step for Defrances’s fashion aspirations. Photos courtesy of Ihman Esturco Photography

In a brief interview, Defrances expressed her joy and gratitude for the success of the show and the support she received, especially from the Council of Filipino Organizations of Arizona (CFO). The CFO is dedicated to promoting the welfare and interests of Filipinos in Arizona and fostering unity among Filipino organizations in the state. She also thanked Ramon Martinez, Director of Public Relations for Casino Arizona, for his assistance with the venue and her models for their contributions.

For those interested in her work, Lovejoy Couture offers custom-designed dresses and unique creations for various occasions, along with high-end couture alterations and tailoring services. To learn more about her services, visit the Lovejoy Couture website.

This community event not only celebrated Filipino heritage but also brought local entrepreneurial ventures into the spotlight.

Michael Lewis

Michael is joined at the hip with the Filipino American community through family, friends, and his love for the food. Over the past 15 years+, he has been an active "behind the scenes" contributor to a variety of Filipino community groups, events, and activities. Michael is also ringleader of the FilAm FamBam crew and in his free time enjoys RV'ing and anything tech.

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