Confession: Before Geek 2 Chic, I had never been to a runway fashion show. Shocker, right?
I’m not totally fashion challenged. I can play dress-up when the occasion arises. But as someone who has ordered over a dozen of the same pair of olive green cargo pants off the internet for the past three years and religiously dons free sports-wear from geeky companies I love (like Palantir and JESS3), I’m no fashionista. I’m more Jobsian in my approach to wardrobe.
And yet, two years ago in DC, I fell in love with Geek 2 Chic, the charity-fundraiser conceived by Dr. Mark Drapeau (also known as @cheeky_geeky), Director of Innovative Engagement for Microsoft’s Office of Civic Innovation.
“Geek” models, from diverse walks of life, strutting the runway in Wellies, and houndstooth, and distressed leather, with brains to boot — what more can a geek-girl ask for? The look on my face from the inaugural DC event (photo, left) says it all.
Now Geek 2 Chic is making its way across the country, taking LA by storm on May 10th and raising funds for The Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE), with The Pacific Punch’s very own Steven Mandzik walking the runway, along with other LA geek celebrities like UTA’s Eric Kuhn and Alan Silberberg, founder of Gov20LA.
Plus, the very talented, Shira Lazar, Host and Executive Producer of What’s Trending, will be MC for the evening.
So don’t delay. Get your tickets now: http://nfte.com/geek2chic
And start practicing your Anna Wintour pose.
Amy Senger is an L.A. transplant by way of Washington, DC, and co-founder of 1X57, named to Washingtonian’s Tech Titans list with her partner Steven Mandzik. Follow her on twitter @sengseng and follow the Pacific Punch @ThePacificPunch or email amy@1×57.com.