Thursday, May 3, 2012

Celebrity Fashion Experience Vol. 4

Last Thursday, I was at my son's lacrosse game. The 5/6 grade Highland Park Scots were in the playoffs for the season victory and I couldn't miss that! Across town, my good friend, Dawn Neufeld was all dolled up and emceeing the Celebrity Fashion Experience Vol. 4. I asked her to share her evening with us and here's her recap of this reality TV star-filled evening!

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The Dallas fashion scene was abuzz last Thursday night for Celebrity Fashion Experience Vol. 4.

Wearing a dress designed by designer Linda Rowe Thomas in a stunning royal blue in tribute to Autism Speaks, I hosted the event for the second time. St. Louis designer and Project Runway (Season 9) top-five finisher Laura Kathleen opened the show with gorgeously patterned dresses and jackets.  After presenting her line, Laura Kathleen joined her friend and Project Runway All Stars winner Mondo Guerra to watch the rest of the show.


Project Runway designers Laura Kathleen and Mondo Guerra

Dawn Neufeld with Linda Rowe Thomas

Heidi Dillon, president of TheFashionistas and cast member of Big Rich Texas, sat front row with cast mate Connie Dieb and Taylor Garrett from Logo TV's A List: Dallas, as six seasoned and upcoming designers featured their fall/winter 2012/2013 lines on the u-shaped runway at Lofty Spaces. This year’s event was special in that Front House Management teamed up with a charity for the first time.  Proceeds from the event benefited the Dallas/Ft. Worth chapter of Autism Speaks.

Front House Management CEO Karen Michelle then debuted her inaugural Key Resort & Swimwear, followed by newcomers Angelica Sandoval of Geisha, Inc. and Nayra Guerrero. Chicago-designer Horatio Nieto then presented his women and men’s collections.  The men’s collection was inspired by coal miners and featured a rustic yet structured and sophisticated look.  The women’s collection was gasp-worthy!  Many of the designs were very wearable – very sleek and what I like to call “work chic.”  The collection was capped with a stunning gown that would turn heads at any of the Dallas high society black tie events.

Taylor Garrett, Connie Dieb, Brandy Voirin and Heidi Dillon


The show’s finale was presented by Celebrity Fashion Experience alum Linda Rowe ThomasRom├ís collection featured stunning Jackie Onassis-inspired classic pieces.  America’s Next Top Model alum Furonda Brasfield expertly navigated the runway in a stunning black evening gown to conclude the collection and show. The Celebrity Fashion Experience has quickly become one of the not-to-miss fashion events in Dallas!

About Dawn Neufeld:
Frisco resident Dawn Neufeld was a cast member on VH1's Football Wives.  Married to retired NFLer Ryan Neufeld and mother of two children, Will and Bryn, Dawn is an attorney and television personality.  Follow her on Twitter @DawnNeufeld and on her blog, The Gridiron Goddess.

Photos courtesy of Lujo Media. To see more photos from this event, click here.