Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Fresh Faces of Fashion Wrap Up 2012 in Style

This year's Fresh Faces of Fashion program all began several months ago when Modern Luxury magazine collected nominations for this year's roster. To be selected as a FFF, one has to be not only stylish on the outside, but be able to serve up a dossier of charitable works and contributions to the community at large. Every year, 12 lucky women are selected to represent the program and serve as stylish ambassadors to raise awareness and much needed funds to benefit the North Texas Suicide and Crisis Center.

(left) Fresh Face Ambassador, Amy Havins (top right) Mother/Daughter beauties
(bottom right) Tracie McElhaney, Cristi Wilcox and Jamie O'Boyle

There is always a fierce competition to see which Fresh Face Ambassador can sell the most raffle tickets for a chance to win a new Mercedes-Benz from Park Place Motorcars! The winning ticket was drawn at an event on May 23, 2012 at Park Place Motorcars. Over 700 guests came out to see if theirs was the lucky raffle ticket.  Congrats to Katy Messersmith who sold the most raffle tickets - 205 to be exact, raising $20, 500 for the charity.  Bailey Coon came in second with 147 tickets sold raising $14,700. Way to go ladies!!

The winner of a beautiful brand new Mercedes-Benz C250 sedan was... wait for it....  Vy Tran who bought her ticket online and wasn't even at the event! Wa wa wa. It was kind of a bummer for everyone else who was there and holding their breath to see if there's was the winning ticket, but... that's just how it goes sometimes.

(top left) Tiffany Divis and Jill Rowlett   (top right)  Yvonne Crum and Jenyce Gush
(bottom) Caroline Terry, Cynthia Smoot, designer Ashley Burghardt and Alison Volk all sporting Ashard Richley handbags

To wrap up their tenure for FFF, the ladies did one last stomp down a runway modeling clothing from Stanley Korshak featuring designer Joy Cioci.  Guests enjoyed bites from Wendy Crispin, a beauty lounge where Mickey Williams read lip prints, and pics from Foto Favor. Once again, co-chairs Jill Rowlett and Yvonne Crum produced a spectacular event raising a ton of money for a very worthy cause.

 Fresh Faces of Fashion 2012

  • Katy Messersmith, Founder and CEO of Katydid Collections
  • Samantha Davies, NBC 5 Meteorologist
  • Caroline Cooper, Student at UT Austin and Shop Across Texas student blogger
  • Carla Miller, Civic Volunteer
  • Kaylyn Montgomery, Client Liaison for Coquerel Family Estate Wines
  • Bailey Coon, Sales and Marketing Associate for North American Spine
  • Amy Wells Havins, Owner of Dallas Wardrobe
  • Grace Victoria Davis, Fashion Blogger and Executive Director for SMU Fashion Week
  • Allison Wiley Lent, Owner of TheSocialButterfly.com
  • Lauren Parsons, Consultant with Parsons Agency
  • Lynsey Wiley Provost, Fine Art Consultant
  • Krystal Schlegel, SMU student and Fashion Blogger

photos courtesy of Peter Wynne a.k.a. Plano Pete