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Local success story: Once homeless veteran holds fashion show at Mall St. Matthews

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) – With the music booming and the stage set, it's time to hit the runway.

“It's just been crazy,” said RaeShanda Johnson. “I'm super excited.”

Johnson, owner of All is Fair in Love and Fashion, has been on quite the journey to get to this moment -- never expecting the outfits she styled and put together to be seen on the catwalk.

“Especially not in the mall, especially not during the holiday season where they're so crowded and there are so many people … like I'm nervous,” Johnson said.

Several years ago the mom of four hit rock bottom. She was a veteran, homeless, and sold her plasma to make money. That's when she started a Facebook page putting together style ideas for women.

“I went from having nothing to a six figure income in ten months,” Johnson said.

Her business has grown so rapidly she now styles women by appointment only. And on Small Business Saturday she showed dozens of fall and winter styles at Mall St. Matthews.

“All the coats and the faux fur and the wraps, the gorgeous hats and just getting cozy. It's that time of year where you get to be stylish and still keep warm,” Johnson said.  

Her mission is simple -- to dress the everyday woman and make her feel like a celebrity.

“We cater to sizes 0 - 22. So we try to style all women from office wear to day wear to evening wear if you have an event or gala,” she said.

With the fashion show just two days after Thanksgiving, Johnson says she is even more full of gratitude seeing how far she's come.

“The journey has been amazing. Every day is not a good day, but every day is worth it,” she said.

To purchase clothing or make an appointment with Johnson click here.

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