La Vita e un Dono – Presented by Alpha-Lit Albuquerque / Santa Fe & Jennifer Graham Realty

Again, this boutique fashion house has been given a life enhancing (and potential game changing) opportunity to show a collection for the SS25 season in the fashion capital of Italy and the world during Milan Fashion Week on September 19, 2024, but I can’t do it alone. The show will take place in a historic monastery, I Chiostri di San Barnaba (built in 1466). It is a dream come true and I hope you will once again join me in making this a reality. AND you’re not going to believe the location I’ve secured for the hometown preview. My local show will take place Sunday, August 25, 2024 at 11:00am – The Old San Ysidro Church, 966 Old Church Rd, Corrales, NM 87048.

This historic church was built in 1868 and is now a part of the Corrales Historical Society. I love that it will be the perfect backdrop my collection in an intimate setting, so don’t delay in getting your seat reserved. I am grateful to Alpha-Lit Albuquerque Santa Fe, Jennifer Graham Realty as presenting sponsors and All About You Wedding and Events as an in-kind sponsor.

This is the perfect event to get your girlfriends together, a mother daughter day (I love to see young designers and fashionistas in the audience) or a day out with your spouse (yes, men are welcome). I have been inspired by these historic locations and tenacious women, so I hope to see you in the audience for this fashionable event. The event sold out last year so I hope you get your tickets early.


$100 – VIP Front Row Assigned Seat–26 Available
$50 – Reserved Seat — 52 Available
$25 – Standing Room Only–7 Available


$2,500 – Title Sponsor: Logo on Step and Repeat; Acknowledgement online, radio, tv, social media and at the event, includes 6 VIP tickets
$1,000 – Presenting Sponsor: Acknowledgement online, radio, tv, social media and at the event, includes 4 VIP Tickets
$750 – Runway Sponsor: covers all creation costs and receives one runway look recreated to measurements, acknowledgement online and at the event, includes 2 VIP Tickets
$500 – Patron Sponsor: Acknowledgement online, social media and at the event, includes 2 VIP Tickets

In-kind Sponsorships Available – email for details and/or sponsorship packet


Preferred payment method is via Zelle (contact me) VENMO, PAYPAL (if using Venmo or Paypal click on word to go to my account, and please note an email address for your ticket information), or CHECK (PO Box 65035, ABQ 87193). I have also set up Woo Commerce on my website (but of course I am charged a 3.2% fee for these transactions), but if this option works best for you, you can go HERE to process ticket purchase (please make sure to include your contact information). Can’t make the event? Buy a ticket and donate it back to one of the volunteers or please consider making a donation.


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Sharing event information is definitely caring!! It’s New Mexico, there is like 2 degrees of separation for like minded individuals wanting to support the creative arts, fashion, small and women owned businesses.

I hope to see you in the audience on August 25th.
Dara Sophia


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