The Huffington Post | By Christina Anderson
On a recent Sunday night Glam4Good, the foundation started by style and beauty expert Mary Alice Stephenson, set out to make some New York City high-schoolers’ dreams come true. Thanks to the generosity of brands like BCBGMAXAZRIA, MAC cosmetics and ShoeDazzle, and services from celebrity hair stylist Ric Pipino and his team at Melville Pipino, Glam4Good helped over 50 girls perfect their looks for the prom of a lifetime.
Stephenson and Glam4Good teamed up with Erica Ford’s Peace Is A LIFEstyle foundation to style these young ladies whose lives have been affected by Hurricane Sandy, gun violence and homelessness. As one young woman told Stephenson, “You have no idea how good this makes me feel. Some of us don’t have parents to buy us a prom dress.”
Set at New York City’s famed Milk Studios, the girls were welcomed by racks of dresses from BCBGMAXAZRIA designer shoes from the likes of Tibi and Nine West, and jewelry from Kara Ross, Jennifer Miller, Forever 21 and more.
Poet and photographer Tyler Knott Gregson captured this powerful, inspiring event in the photos below. But it was the poem that has been pinned and re-pinned that really captured the essence of the day (see it below in the slideshow).
Watch the video above to see Mary Alice and her team bring these girls’ glamorous dreams to life.