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Designer’s Choice Creators: Tonia Grant, Donna Brown, Nichelle Terry

Hosted by Timmons Arts Foundation, Designers Choice Fashion Preview showcases creations by nationally-recognized designers < with a heart for Arkansas > combining the best of fashion + artistry for an unforgettable fashion extravaganza.  Proceeds from the evening’s festivities support the Timmons Arts Foundation Cultivating the Arts Youth Summer Camp – providing children from underserved communities an opportunity to experience the arts through educational and enrichment programs.

Photography by Lori Sparkman Photography | Shot on location at Metroplex Event Center

Tonia Grant, Donna Brown, Nichelle Terry

These featured designers share their insight + inspiration for their creations.

Donna Brown // Donna Brown Co.


SIGNATURE PRODUCT – monochrome coordinates

INSPIRATION –  “I’m still feeling my way through this aspect of it. I’m not a business person. I’m a creative at heart. Merging the two is difficult for me.”

Nichelle Terry // Pearle Grey Designs


SIGNATURE PRODUCT –  custom children’s wedding apparel & accessories and personalized t-shirt quilts

INSPIRATION –  “Pearle Grey Designs represents my transition from stay at home mom and wife to empty-nester, designer and entrepreneur. My good friend Carol encouraged me to discover something that I really liked to do ‘before’ and not ‘after’ both of my kids left home. After years of volunteering at schools and church, I chose the Arkansas Fashion School over graduate school. Attending design school, showcasing a collection in the 2017 DCFP show and launching my own clothing and creative arts company has become my personal testimony to encourage others. When God opens the door to your purpose, talents and gifts you have to have the faith and courage to follow that vision and go where the spirit leads you.”


Saturday, April 6 | Metroplex Event Center |

Inviting Arkansas

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