Surrounded by media coverage and adverts that say size zero is the only way to go, Nellie Daura has decided to take a stand.
Working as a full-time nurse, Daura has undertaken the challenge of creating an organisation, which fights against eating disorders. Astrid: Divinely Beautiful, Daura's company, has partnered with Beat, a charity eating disorder association, which serves as a contact for affected youths and adults. Together they have organized an event called Designs on U!, which will take place on Saturday 13 October at the Greenwood Theatre in Weston Street. The tickets are £10 and the proceeds will aid Beat as well as Guy's and St Thomas' Charity.
Hosted by Channel 4's Charity Trimm and Anne-Marie Draycott of 3 Girls in a Boat, this fund-raising affair will include a fashion show with designs by JOY, the new shop below the Blue Fin Building. Live music performed by several artists including David Simon. The night will also feature a music video of a new song, Feel Good, which will be released for sale to help benefit the charities.
With over a million residents in the UK directly affected by eating disorders, this upbeat anti-size zero event is right on the mark. The goal of the evening is to bring awareness to people of all ages and genders about the affects of eating disorders and to empower them to view themselves as 'divinely beautiful,' no matter what their shape or size.