Shalika Sanders is the founder of the Detroit Derby Brunch, which she says was created to fundraise, empower, celebrate womanhood, and fellowship in high style, while providing financial support to local charities in Metro Detroit.
If you don’t know about the Kentucky Derby it’s definitely an event all about style. The women come dressed in beautiful dresses, festive gloves and eloquent hats that represent their style.
Over three-hundred women attended the Detroit Derby Brunch and they were dressed to impress. The highlight of my day was seeing the young girls dressed up just like their mothers looking classy and confident.
The day started with brunch and then the attendees were honored to have encouraging words from Lady Joyce D. Williams, first lady of Aijalon Baptist Church and Proprietor of Trinity Chapel Funeral Home, Inc. She gave everyone hopeful words about women empowerment, personal development and sisterhood.
There were tons of raffle give-a-ways with exciting prizes such as the Eddie Merlot Gift basket with wine, gift cards and much more. There was also a Jovani dress worth seven-hundred and ninety dollars raffled off for the women who attended the brunch.
The hat walk! This was one of the major highlights, which was a pivotal moment during the brunch. 36 women were chosen to show off their signature hats and personal style as the crowd judged who their favorite was.
Women in Touch was the organization who received the proceeds from the event to support their organization. Women in Touch works to help women and children of domestic violence, substance abuse and homelessness. They also help those dealing with anger and helps build self-esteem in women and young girls.
The Detroit Derby Brunch is something that women of all ages and backgrounds should be involved in. Not only is the brunch empowering but it allows you time with your grandmother, mother, daughter, friend, sister and more. Please visit detroitderbybrunch.com for more information about next year’s event.
Also don’t forget your Derby fashion.