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A Night of Stars Honored at the Historic Hall of State

A red carpet stretched towards the Art Deco façade of Texas’ historic Hall of State at Fair Park for the star-studded arrival of Fashion Group International of Dallas’ annual Night of Stars honorees and guests.

Britt Harless, Ken Weber and Heidi Dillon at Hall of State

Britt Harless, Ken Weber and Heidi Dillon

Every year this event sparkles with talent and the 2017 rendition early November at the Hall of State continued to dazzle. Thanks to FGI Dallas board members and co-chairs Heidi Dillon and Britt Harless, with the ever-dapper honorary chair Chuck Steelman, and FGI Dallas regional director Ken Weber.

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Project Athena Foundation: I am a Goddess

Technically speaking I am a Goddess, and who doesn’t want to be a goddess! But the title of Goddess is the term used for fundraisers of Project Athena Foundation. A non-profit organization that helps women survivors of a medical setback achieve their inner Athena—recovery through training to participate in an endurance adventure.

Renee Rouleau, Gail Davis, Max Trowbridge

Renee Rouleau, Gail Davis, Max Trowbridge at Riverplace Nature Trail, Austin

At the end of August, I will check-off my bucket list a hike across the Grand Canyon, thanks to the 16-week training schedule and the supportive coaches at Project Athena. On August 28 I will hike from the South Rim to the North Rim of the Grand Canyon—a 24-mile hike in one day starting at 1 am until we finish.

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Coach x Arthur Peña

Last week fashion brand Coach celebrated its recent collaboration with local Dallas artist Arthur Peña, W magazine, and fifty art and fashion aficionados for dinner at The Joule Hotel in downtown Dallas.

Arthur Peña and Justine Ludwig

Arthur Peña and Justine Ludwig

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My MTV Re:Define Thank you

As I scroll through multiple photos of smiling and laughing faces, it’s evident that the common theme shared by everyone at MTV Re:Define on Friday, March 24 was simple—fun! And I’ll admit I’m completely biased as the event chair, so you don’t need to believe my opinion on how much fun everyone had that night, just ask someone else. Hands-down, this is my favourite gala on the social calendar of Dallas, and this particular night rocked—as it should do when it’s a collaboration with MTV!

Maxine Trowbridge, Kenny Goss, Georgia Arnold, Joyce Goss

Maxine Trowbridge, Kenny Goss, Georgia Arnold, Joyce Goss

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Rising Stars 2013: Fashion Group International of Dallas

A flock of fashion patron’s descended upon the Hilton Anatole’s Gossip Bar last week for the Fashion Group International of Dallas 2013 Rising Stars announcement party, and black seemed to be the shade de rigueur, no surprise there—yours truly included!

Hosted by Bri Crum, co-chairs, Chuck Steelman and Katy Messersmith-Mattox who announced the Rising Stars that will be honoured next month at the Night of Stars gala.  So take note, for Fashion: Elizabeth Anyaa, Interior Design: Shay Geyer – IBB Design, Accessories: Susie Straubmueller, Photography: Mei-Chun Jau, and Beauty: Dera Enochson – Xen Tan.

This year’s stylish philanthropists, aka the Fashion Police, include Jim Duran, Scott Finer, Janet Fresquez, Crystal Wilson Herrera, LeeAnne Locken, Dan Pritchett, Rachel Roberts, Rhonda Sargent Chambers, Cynthia Smoot sponsored by Mockingbird Station, Hamilton Sneed, Jennifer de Socarraz-Fleming and Tre Wilcox.

Presented by sponsor Park Place Maserati, join FGI Dallas and celebrate the best of Big D’s Rising Stars along with the honoree for Lifetime Achievement: Kay Unger, and honoree for Career Achievement in Fashion: Billy Reid, on Friday, November 15, from 6:30 – 10:00pm at the Grand Pavilion of The Trade Mart at Dallas Market Center.

FGI Dallas Night of Stars Tickets: VIP Table of 10: $3,000, Star Table of 10: $1,500, Single Seated Ticket: $150, General Admission: $75, Student Admission: $50.  You can purchase online at Eventbrite, or call the FGI office: 214-634-0204.

All for a charitable cause the Night of Stars gala benefits the Fashion Group International of Dallas annual Career Day scholarship awards, which celebrated its 45th Anniversary this year and donated over $40,000 in scholarships.

See you at the gala, xo.

Alive For 35 at Dallas Contemporary

It’s a HUGE birthday celebration for the Dallas Contemporary in November, now housed at the Glass Street location in the trendy Design District for about three years. So for those who think DC is new, guess what, it’s celebrating 35 amazing years with a non-stop party: over 35 hours of exhibitions, learning programs and community events with 35 local artists. This is no snooze-a-thon!

Dallas Contemporary Alive For 35

Completely solicited…yes! I am on the board for the Dallas Contemporary, and of course I am going to share details on this special event.  Art is for everyone—and Peter Doroshenko and the DC team are busy creating a masterpiece of contemporary programming just for you.

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