Behind the Scene

Founder/CEO

Shukura Porter

Shukura Porter born and raised in Charlotte NC. During high school Shukura helped design African wedding dresses with a local designer. Attending IADT College in Tampa FL she became an intern for Saks Fifth Ave and produced her first in store fashion show in 2007.

2013 she returned to Charlotte as BOH for many great local productions such as Fashion D’Lux and later becoming CEO of her own production, The Fashion Excursion LLC in 2016. Meanwhile she accepted the honors of being brand manager and helped produce shows on the NYFW ( New York Fashion Week) and LFW ( London Fashion Week ) stages for well know designers such as New York and International designer Premal Badiani.

Fashion actually runs in the family, Shukura’s aunt Mrs. Olga Francis Keane, a famous fashion designer from Jamaica was very sought after and designed one of a kind pieces for Queen Elizabeth II, former Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller, first ladies Beverley Manley, Mitsy Seaga, and Edna Manley.

MEET THE TEAM

BOH DIRECTOR
Jeff Hoyle- Jeff graduated from Paul Mitchell and is now the proud owner of Salon 914 in Charlotte NC. Jeff has ventured to California to the OSCARS and CMA’s many times to be celeb hair stylist for the red carpet. He also joined with celeb makeup artist Tiffany Hudson Herrmann, owner of Sheree Cosmetics. Jeff is also Farbe Magazine best hair stylist award winner for 2019 and 2021.
FOH DIRECTOR
Traci Harbison- A super woman at heart at heart. Traci serves her community through multiple charities and events. She is also a proud mother of 3, and manages her oldest daughter Shelby Brown!
MODEL COACH
Shelby Brown- Shelby was born and raised in Albermarle NC and has taken the pageant scene by storm. She has a deep history within pageantry and has walked dozens of designer runways. There are numerous titles Shelby has recently received such as ACHI Magazine Award winner 2020, MISS NC COSMOS UNITED STATES 2020 and MISS SOUTH CHARLOTTE USA 2021. She has a dream of becoming MISS USA!
SUCCESS COACH / MODEL AFFAIRS
Jasmine Porter- Jasmine has come to join The Fashion Excursion, to serve our models with mental health and success for their careers. She is a native of Fayetteville NC and earned her degree in psychology from Wingate University. Jasmine is also proud owner of Jazzy Paws & Polish, animal services.