Friday, August 16, 2013

Fashion Group International Announces the Fashion Police for 2013

HALT! You are under arrest.
I am now officially a member of the FGI Fashion Police 2013!

If you are involved with fashion as a career or just love fashion and appreciate the art form, you need to attend Fashion Group International's (FGI) Fashion & Lifestyle Awards ‘Night of Stars’ Gala. It is the largest fundraiser of the year for FGI of Dallas and directly funds and supports Career Day. Held annually in April, Career Day provides over $40,000 in multiple scholarships to local fashion students.

What I love about this event - outside of supporting FGI - is that it is the BEST event of the year for people-watching. Why, you ask? Because in fashion, honey, they dress to impress. When you are dealing with the creme de la creme of the industry, I can assure you that they are going to pull out ALL the stops to make sure their look is flawless.

To help raise money for the cause, FGI selects individuals each year to be on the Fashion Police squad. Our job is to raise awareness and funds (see below) for FGI through this event.  Joining me on this year's unit is Scott Finfer, Dan Pritchett, Jennifer de Soccaraz-Flemming, Hamilton Sneed, Rachel Roberts, Tre Wilcox, Rhonda Sargent Chambers, Jim Duran, Crystal Wilson Herrera, Janet Fresquez and LeeAnne Locken.

Patron Magazine (run by the exquisite Terri Provencal) is the media partner for this event, so it fell to them to debut our glam squad in their August issue. Check out the awesome spread above... If you'd like to pick up a copy, you can find Patron at Barnes and Noble, Meadows Museum Gift Shop or subscribe online at

Please join co-chairs 
Chuck Steelman and Katy Messersmith-Mattox 
Friday November 15th |  7:00pm to 10:00pm 

Night of Stars Fashion Lifestyle Awards Gala 2013 
The Grand Pavilion at the Trade Mart 
FGI will honor Career Achievements in Fashion 
This year's featured designer will be 
and yes, he will be in attendance!

Rising Stars in the following Categories: 
Fashion Design 
Interior Design 

Shelly Musselman Design Award Winner of $10,000 Scholarship 
 The Fashion Group International President's Scholarship Fund for the 1st Runner-Up of the Shelly Musselman Design Award

VIP Table for 10 is $3,000
Star Table is $1500
Seated ticket is $150
General Admission is $75/$50


A party to announce all Fashion and Lifestyle Award Honorees will be held Oct. 6 at the Hilton Anatole Gossip Bar from 6 to 8 p.m. and you are all invited!  More on that in a future post...

About Fashion Group International: 
Fashion Group International, founded in 1930, is a global, non-profit organization of dynamic professionals in all areas of the fashion and design-related industries of apparel, accessories, beauty and home. FGI’s mission is to be the pre-eminent authority on the business of fashion and design and to help members become more effective in their professional lives. For more information please visit event is FGI Dallas’ largest fundraiser of the year and directly supports more than $40,000 in multiple scholarships to local fashion students.

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