Big Apple or Bust: Getting to NYFW

$865 of $1,000 goal

Raised by 13 people in 28 months
HEY GUYS! For those of you who don't know me, I'm Dolly Donshey and I am the designer and creative director behind the millinery brand Monstruosite. Just recently, I got the AMAZING news that my brand has been accepted into Nolcha Fashion Week. Nolcha is the award winning showcase for emerging designer brands and runs concurrent to Mercedes Benz Fashion Week.

I started this insane journey when I was 19  years old and I can't believe that only 4 short years later, I am on the road to NYFW! I have worked tirelessly for years to achieve what I had always thought was an unattainable goal, but here I am! I can't take all the credit though. I would not be where I am without the unwavering help from my unstoppable team and all of you who have stood by me and supported me since the very beginning.

Now, as you can imagine, NYFW costs a pretty penny and although we have already received some support, we want to include the most important investors of all, YOU, our fans, friends and family. I don't want to just beg for money, I want to include you in every way I can on my special day!

By selecting a donation level and "perk," you can choose how you want to invest in your experience with us. We have options ranging everywhere from your name on our official runway card given to Nolcha VIP and Press, all the way to one lucky person who will get two coveted VIP tickets to Nolcha New York Fashion Week and the airfare to get your there.

What I hope EVERYONE will do, is at least purchase tickets to our celebration 1920's prohibition kick-off party which takes place on June 14th at The Social in Ybor. You can purchase these tickets through our website: www.monstruosite.com/bigappleorbust

Again I thank you all so much for taking this journey with me! I honestly would not be here today without all of your love and support. I can't wait to bring Tampa Bay to the big apple!
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Update 5
26 months ago

I just want to update everyone about our campaign and how the collection is going. Through our "Swing us to New York" 20's party and this GoFundMe campaign, and with your generosity, we were able to raise the funds needed to get to Nolcha Fashion Week: New York. I am beyond excited and humbled to be surrounded by such magnificent people who care so much about me and this crazy hat business I have created. The future is right around the corner with many surprises waiting!

The collection is also almost complete! We shoot product pictures this Sunday with photographer Brian James and then after, we will be shipping them to the Big Apple! We will be showcasing on September 8th at 8pm and we will return on September 12th. We will be having an invite only "Welcome Back" celebration for those who have donated through GoFundMe and privately through our website sometime in early October. Invites will go out as soon as we get back. Those who donated through here and obtained perks may collect them at the party or we can ship them to you if you cannot make it. If we need specific measurements or additional information, we will contact you.

Again, thank you all so much for your love and support. I am excited to be able to share this amazing experience with you!

<3 Dolly
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Update 4
27 months ago

Our "Swing us to New York" Prohibition Party was a huge success! We were able to raise a lot of the funds needed and had a blast doing it! We only have $1000 left to raise to meet our goal! If you weren't able to make it to our party, you can still contribute to the campaign by donating here or through our website at monstruosite.com/bigappleorbust
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Update 3
28 months ago

We have already raised a lot through private donations and we only need to raise $2,500 more through gofundme! Thank you all for your donations, kind words and supporting us and this journey. I would not be where I am today without the help and support of the fashion community.
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Update 2
28 months ago

Hey everyone! We appreciate all of the shares our campaign has been getting lately. Getting the word out is important to us especially because we are representing the Tampa Bay fashion community at Nolcha NYFW this year! If you can, please donate. Even a dollar makes a huge difference! Thank you again for the love and support! -Dolly
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$865 of $1,000 goal

Raised by 13 people in 28 months
Created May 18, 2014
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Anonymous
25 months ago
SS
$10
Stephanie and Stuey
27 months ago

Good luck pretty lady! Miss your face

MF
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Mike Friscia
27 months ago

Christine and I wish you all the best!!

$50
Anonymous
27 months ago
$50
Anonymous
27 months ago
HO
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Hilary O'Konski
27 months ago

I couldn't be more proud of you. Stay fabulous, my friend!!

$100
Richard Porter
27 months ago

Keep making a difference, Dolly.

HY
$40
Hana Young
27 months ago

Best of Luck to you!!!! I know you are super talented and driven, so happy to be able to help y'all get to NY!!!!

PM
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Patti McCluskey
27 months ago

I congratulate you!!! Enjoy spreading your Monstruosite in NY. Love ya.

KW
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Karen WAGENFOHR
27 months ago

You are so creative and talented, Michael and I support you on your journey :)

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