The Rds Story

#gettingtozero


A chance encounter with a child infected with HIV, who was later orphaned when his parents died from the disease planted the seed that there was a specific way that I could be a part of the solution.

I can still remember sitting in the hospital room with ‘Ty’, his leg broken and doctors unable to operate right away after learning that he was HIV positive. It was just weeks before Christmas.

The memory of his bright smile when asked what he wanted for Christmas is forever burned on my brain. “Nothing” he said, his teeth big and white like Chiclets. “Not even a PlayStation,” I said. “Ok, maybe a PlayStation,” he replied.

There is something about the innocence of a child’s smile that never leaves you. Thank you ‘Ty’ for being such an inspiration and the core reason for the birth of The Red Dress Soiree.

– Tyrina Neely, Event Founder & Director


The Rds Glam Squad

The Red Dress Soiree is a labour of love. It takes a literal village to execute the event and many months of preparation to bring it to life.

Meet the Glam Squad that makes it happen.

Scieska Adderley

SCIESKA ADDERLEY

My Friends Call Me…

Ci Ci

I am the RDS…

PR & Marketing Officer

My Fav Red Thing Is…

Red hair, so edgy!

I Feel Glamourous…

When my outfit is on point

FERNELLA FINLAYSON

My Friends Call Me…

Fernella

I am the RDS…

Silent Auction Chair

My Fav Red Thing Is…

Red convertible

I Feel Glamourous…

When I accomplish a big goal

LAURENA FINLAYSON

My Friends Call Me…

Laurie

I am the RDS…

Silent Auction Member

My Fav Red Thing Is…

Lipstick & nail polish

I Feel Glamourous…

When I’m wearing my favourite pair of heels and my favourite perfume

Michela Barnett Ellis

MICHELA ELLIS

My Friends Call Me…

Mike

I am the RDS…

Silent Auction Member

My Fav Red Thing Is…

Red briefcase I take to court

I Feel Glamourous…

When I have a French Manicure

CORINNA NEELY

My Friends Call Me…

Corinna

I am the RDS…

Concierge Coordinator

My Fav Red Thing Is…

My signature red nails

I Feel Glamourous…

When I get my gray hair rinsed

TYRINA NEELY

My Friends Call Me…

Ty

I am the RDS…

Founder, Coordinator & Event Director

My Fav Red Thing Is…

MAC Ruby Woo

I Feel Glamourous…

When I’m travelling to new places

JERCHOVIA MOXEY

My Friends Call Me…

Chovvs

I am the RDS…

PR & Marketing Officer

My Fav Red Thing Is…

Red Wine

I Feel Glamourous…

When I have an amazing twistout

KEISHA OLIVER

My Friends Call Me…

Keish

I am the RDS…

RED Magazine Designer

My Fav Red Thing Is…

Scarlet, my car

I Feel Glamourous…

When I get dolled up for a formal event. The hair, makeup, the dress, the whole nine yards

SHANDIA SAUNDERS

My Friends Call Me…

Shandia lol

I am the RDS…

Corporate Sponsor Coordinator

My Fav Red Thing Is…

Red pumps

I Feel Glamourous…

When I leave the hair salon with a great style