The Nadira Collection presents Visions Charity

fashionable Black Tie Gala to support Prevent Blindness

Cleveland, OH – Cleveland knitwear designer Stephanie Morris-Nunn, the vision behind The Nadira Collection, brings a night of fashion in a sophisticated environment to the Hyatt Regency At The Arcade on Sunday, October 16, 2016, at 4:30 p.m.


Stephanie Morris-Nunn, the beauty behind the designs walks the runway.

A portion of the proceeds from the gala will support Prevent Blindness – Northeast Ohio Chapter, a member of the national Prevent Blindness. The Northeast Ohio Chapter was formed in 1993 and provides programs and services reaching virtually every northeast Ohioan with vision screenings, eye health and safety programs, advocacy efforts and programs that assist the medically indigent.

The work of Prevent Blindness is close to the heart of Nunn, who is an award-winning Knitwear Designer born with macular degeneration, a progressive eye disease, as well as high myopia degeneration. As a child, the macular degeneration diagnosed was coupled with a prognosis of blindness by age 6. Nunn has persevered and overcome that early prognosis to create intricate and beautiful knitwear that is the envy of sighted artists.

The gala will feature Nunn’s collection as well as designer presentations by Percy G. Derrick Wilson, Bohanan & Co., Ashley Monique and The Xalter Zaughn Collection. Award-winning model Nissay Harris will serve as hostess for the evening. The evening will also include special performances by The Greene Works Project and Humbly Submitted.

The Collections will be showcased by IShyne Modeling, Skip Thomas Productions, Positive Plus and Fosters Property Management, LLC.

Admission to the gala is $35 for general admission; $52 for VIP tickets, which include valet parking and a private reception; and reserved runway seating is $45.

For more information and to reserve your seat, call 216-258-2214 or 216-409-6676.

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Today is a good day!


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Hope reigns supreme April 30th

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If you’re in Cleveland or anywhere close on April 30, 2016, you want to be at Cleveland Music Hall taking part in “A Celebration of Hope.” This free event will leave you inspired and filled with joy and hope.

The evening features a gospel concert, comedy show and an awards show honoring men and women making an impact in their communities. A highlight of the night is the Cleveland premiere screening of “Kunta Kinteh Island: Coming Home Without Shackles,” a documentary that portrays the pure essence of  hope.This film chronicles the renaming of James Island to Kunta Kinteh Island, but more importantly it highlights the pride of a people that were so strong they were known as some of the greatest hunters and warriors on the continent.

This movie focuses on the lessons taught by Kunta Kinteh’s grandmother, Yaisa, which rang as truths in his spirit, freeing his mind even when he lost his physical freedom. Because of the lessons he learned, today’s African American may return to the Mother Land with heads held high, knowing that they can survive any obstacle and flourish in any environment as long as they stay true to their inner convictions.

The lessons of the film and the accomplishments of the honorees are proof that with hope you can accomplish and conquer anything!

Get your tickets today by clicking here.

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Capturing My 365/366

As I begin living my life On Purpose and With Purpose in 2016 I have started a 365/366 utilizing the CaptureYour365 Challenge ideas for shots. I’m posting the shots here as a way to not only share them but also as a means to ensure that I am regularly posting to this site.

I look forward to your feedback.

CY365 Selfie

Day 3 – The prompt for this photo was “This is So Me”, well in some ways it is. I had hoped to have my eyes open but that was not a good shot. (Photo by Shelley M. Shockley)

Day four was deserving of two shots. As we finally begin to experience winter in northeast Ohio the desire to take in God’s beauty was strong and led me to Wildwood State Park. Not a good decision – the winds were brutal, but I think the shots were pretty sweet!

Winter Beach Scene

Day 4 – The Challenge prompt was “Need This” (Photo by Shelley M. Shockley)

Winter Sky

Day 4 – “Need This,” I definitely needed to pause and take in God’s beauty. (Photo by Shelley M. Shockley)


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One Word. Purpose.


Webster’s dictionary defines purpose as:

noun pur·pose \ˈpər-pəs\

  • : the reason why something is done or used: the aim or intention of something

  • : the feeling of being determined to do or achieve something

  • : the aim or goal of a person: what a person is trying to do, become, etc.

This year I plan to live with purpose and on purpose. This is my word for 2016 and I am prayerful that it will help guide my life in positive ways.


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