Raleigh fashion show connected to Henderson

Jul. 26, 2013 @ 06:48 PM

The Blue Pasura Fashion Show, to be held at the North Raleigh Hilton on Aug. 4, has a Henderson connection.

In fact, it has several Henderson connections.

The fashion show will be presented by Naudre International, a booking agency for commercial and fashion models.

The company was founded by sisters Amanda Reavis and Adrea Reavis Smith. Adrea teaches music at Northern Vance High School. And their parents, Grandison and Angela Reavis, graduated from that school when it was known as Vance County Senior High School.

In a third connection, Amanda and Adrea’s grandparents, Arthur and Alice Pendergrass, still live in Henderson.

Angela Reavis said her daughters established the company when they were 10 and 15 years old, respectively.

They have both worked as models themselves, both on the runway and in magazine ads. Adrea has been in commercials for Belk, Crest, Macy’s, MacDonald’s and Target.

Amanda has been in more than 20 fashion shows as a runway model. She is currently a junior at East Carolina University, where she is working on a nursing degree.

The Blue Pasura Fashion Show is a charity event, with proceeds going to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. In addition to raising money, the show will be a tribute to children who have been diagnosed with cancer.

In keeping with the child-centered purpose, the master of ceremonies and disc jockey will be 9-year-old Chase Dawson, son of Brian Dawson of radio station K97.5.

“This will be his first time hosting an event,” Angela Reavis said. “He’s a little bit nervous.”

Ticket prices are $15 for general admission, $25 for VIP status and $40 for Executive VIP status. Prices at the door are $5 higher each.

Tax-deductible donations will also be accepted.

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital was founded 50 years ago by movie and TV star Danny Thomas. It provides free treatment for children suffering from cancer and other life-threatening diseases. In addition to children treated at the hospital, thousands more have been helped by discoveries made in St. Jude research projects.

Beneficiaries of past shows sponsored by Naudre include Wakefield High School, the Leukemia and Lymphoma Foundation, the Lupus Foundation and the American Heart Association.

In addition to raising money for worthy causes, Naudre International seeks out and nurtures new talent. It offers individuals many opportunities to make contacts with prominent names in the fashion and beauty industry in the United States and overseas.

Contact the writer at dirvine@hendersondispatch.com.