Frequently Asked Questions

What is the event about?

The event is an Inaugural Fashion Show fundraiser organized by Iva Ballou of @realsophisticatedjoy to benefit Smile Train. It aims to empower individuals affected by cleft and craniofacial conditions by transitioning them from feelings of contempt to confidence, ultimately enabling them to lead a life filled with authentic and sophisticated joy.


When and Where will the event take place? 

The event will take place on October 4th at BABS'LAB, located in the #blackbox area of the Riverside Jax Cork Arts District.


What is Smile Train, and how will the fundraiser benefit them?

Smile Train is the largest cleft-focused organization with a model of true sustainability, providing training, funding, and resources to empower local medical professionals in over 70 countries. The proceeds from the fundraiser will directly support Smile Train's mission of providing comprehensive cleft care and empowering local medical professionals.


Who is Iva Ballou, and what is her role in the event?

Iva Ballou organizes the Inaugural Fashion Show fundraiser and is the founder of @realsophisticatedjoy. Her aim is to empower individuals affected by cleft and craniofacial conditions, helping them transition from feelings of contempt to confidence throughout their journey.


How can I get involved in the event?

If you're interested in getting involved in the event, whether through sponsorship, volunteering, or attending, please contact the organizer via their respective social media handle or email: @realsophisticatedjoy or

Is there a specific theme or dress code for the Fashion Show?
While there is no specific theme mentioned, attendees are encouraged to dress stylishly for the occasion.


You're invited join the RealSophisticatedJoy community, where differences are celebrated, confidence is cultivated, and joy is embraced. 

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