Lynda Erkiletian

Lynda talks about her crazy Fashion Week and gives her thoughts on the drinking age.

on Sep 21, 2010

 

The fall social scene in Washington is in full swing with galas, balls, and benefits galore! Recently, when I have been out at events, I hear my name being called and turn around expecting to see someone I know only to find out I have no idea who the person is! As it turns out, they are fans who are excited to let me how much they are enjoying the show and usually ask to have a picture taken with me. The outpouring of love and support is such a humbling experience. As y'all know, I was apprehensive at first to open my life up to a world that was unknown to me. My interaction with fans has confirmed that I made the right decision. I am so thankful to be a part of The Real Housewives of DC which has given me a platform to talk about my business and the issues that are so important to me. 

A week's worth of High Heel Fatigue (the name of my personal blog…that I will launch someday when I'm not so high heel fatigued! As you see in tonight's episode, I need assistance getting ready and out the door.)  

*Fashion's Night Out

This is my industry's busiest time of year, so I have to be very selective in the events I choose to support. I was proud to be on the host committee of Fashion's Night Out for the Georgetown BID. FNO jump starts fashion week and the businesses that participate agree to give a percentage of their night's proceeds to charity. That's what I call a win-win. 

*Innocents at Risk 

Next, Ebong and I were invited by my friend Deborah Sigmund to attend an awards ceremony for Innocents at Risk at the Canadian Embassy. Deborah is the Founder of Innocents at Risk, a non-profit organization that raises awareness of human trafficking; a social issue that deserves my time and attention. Worldwide, more than 2 million children are sold into the sex trade each year. The modeling and casting industry is often used by predators throughout the internet to lure their prey. What I want to develop is an icon that would be used by modeling and casting agencies throughout the world on their websites for people searching agents to click-on. This link would inform new talent what not to do and how to navigate the modeling industry safely. We all need to work together to help educate people and our government officials about the steps that must be taken to protect the innocent, including stronger regulation of the internet. For more information, visit www.innocentsatrisk.org.