Sunday, September 22, 2013

The Elisa Project Dished Out a Healthy Dose of ESTEEM

2013 Runway Participants for ESTEEM

For the second year in a row, I was fortunate enough to participate in ESTEEM.  This event was created as an awareness event to bring light to the cause of disordered eating. The show is formatted around celebrity and volunteer models who volunteer their time to help with the event. This year it was held at TOOTSIES and leading this year’s efforts were co-chairmen Pam Skaggs Frank and Bridget Frank. Dr. Stephanie Setliff gave an agency overview explaining that eating disorders is not selective in its victims. It is a disease that effects many and can strike at any time. Debbie Denmon served as celebrity hostess again this year and TOOTSIES store manager Nerissa von Helpenstill led the audience through the fall trends as the models showed off a variety of fashions. Among those stomping the runway for this year's event were Brian Cuban, Yvonne Crum, Holly Pellham Davis, Ayo Fashola, Pam & Bridget Frank, Nancy Gopez, Jackson, Courtney Kerr, LeeAnne Locken, Elise McVeigh, Scott Murray, Lisa Petty, Cynthia Smoot, Hamilton A. Sneed and Hilari Younger.  The event was produced by Rhonda Sargent Chambers with RSC Show Productions.

For more information about the Elisa Project and their work to prevent treating disorders and promote a healthy body image, visit 

Here's a photo flashback of what you missed:

Rhonda Sargent Chambers gives the models their runway directives prior to the event
Fashionable guests arrived at TOOTSIES to see the latest fall fashions
Co-Chairs Bridget Frank and Pam Skaggs Frank

Debbie Denmon introduced the models as the came down the runway

DFW Style Daily Editor, Lisa Petty and HGTV Design Star's Hilari Younger

Bravo TV's Courtney Kerr and philanthropist Yvonne Crum

Check out this AMAZING navy metallic leather dress from Catherine Deane that I got to wear. 
And we all take our final walk!

Photos: Joseph Brewster