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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.

Nha Khanh Honored as Rising Star in Fashion Design by FGI Dallas

Khanh loves Dallas—with great resources located right here; Khanh has no desire to move her studio to New York City. With sales, marketing and a PR team driving the brand in the big apple, celebrities, buyers and magazine editors are taking note of this Rising Star from Dallas.  Khanh focuses on the design and production from Dallas, and with evident success over the last two years, it’s only natural that the FGI Dallas board voted unanimously, for Nha Khanh to be the Rising Star in Fashion Design—amidst many worthy designers that this city nurtures.

Nha Khanh Spring 2013 Collection

Nha Khanh Spring 2013 Collection

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Frosty Fashion At Sprinkles Cupcake Wars

If I see another cupcake it will be too soon, well, only if I have to frost and decorate it—eating one is another matter entirely. This past Saturday, I had the amusing task of frosting and decorating one hundred Sprinkles cupcakes, but all in the name of charity—for the Sprinkles Cupcakes Big D’s “Big News” Cupcake Wars.

My chosen charity was Fashion Group International of Dallas, my goal to raise funds for Career Day, 2012. This annual event provides educational outreach programs to students seeking careers in the fashion and lifestyle industries and awards local talent with over $35,000 in scholarships funds.  Since Dallas lists such fashionable business as Neiman Marcus, J.C. Penny, and Fossil, to name only a few—it seems a worthy cause indeed to support local education.

Christopher Kane inspired cupcakes

 

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Aminaka Wilmont a Serendipitous Selection

Style: I am always on a quest to find a new designer, some unknown brand or emerging talent—these calculated points ensure you’re not wearing the same dress as someone else at a party.  My most recent search for a stylish ensemble revealed a most serendipitous moment.

As co-chair for the Fashion Group International of Dallas’ annual event, a Night of Stars this past month—I really needed a dress that wasn’t formal, (this was not a black tie gala), yet not cocktail, but a gown that carried its own understated persona.

Lanvin.

After much deliberation, and drooling—it was a question of print over matter, and specifically the desire for black and white only. I loved the Lanvin prints from the heavily publicised advertising campaign, regal in a very girly way, Phillip Lim fit my narrow profile, but after many clicks, I found my perfect dress.

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