Thursday, October 18, 2012

Emmitt Smith gets some love this week - Big D style

Mellon, Lincoln, Smith and Cloutier
I hope that you have all been supporting Dallas' own Emmitt Smith with your votes on ABC's "Dancing With The Stars: All-Stars" this season.

Emmitt had a large cheering section in the studio this week when Dawn Mellon, Jennifer Cloutier and Dee Lincoln traveled out to Los Angeles to make some noise for Team Emmitt! 

Mellon is a local fashion stylist who told me she "began styling Emmitt's wife, Pat Smith, six years ago when Emmitt was on DWTS the first time.  Cloutier is my business partner, a former Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader and currently runs the UNT dance program. And Dee has known Emmitt and Pat forever."

The group was invited to Emmitt and his dance partner Cheryl Burke's "After Party" Monday night and got to meet many of the professional dancers and some of the contestants. To make it an even smaller world, the small group of professional dancers who performed with Burke on Tuesday night are from a studio in Dallas where Emmitt and Cheryl rehearse when he's not in LA.

Screen shot of Mellon, Cloutier and Smith cheering on Team Emmitt

Of course, no girls trip is complete without some shopping and in L.A. you are guaranteed to spot a celebrity or four anytime you step outside your hotel.  But, our gals hit it BIG when they wandered into Resurrection Vintage and into an episode of the Rachel Zoe Project. Mellon says, "Seeing (Rachel Zoe) the celebrity stylist and fashion designer in person was MAJOR and beyond anything I could have imagined." What a great way to end a great girls trip!

If you'd like to support Emmitt Smith on this season's Dancing With The Stars: All Stars, you don't have to travel all the way to LA... just watch the show every Monday night on ABC at 7PM and the VOTE online, through Facebook or via text.  Good luck Emmitt!! Dallas is rooting (and VOTING) for you!

photos courtesy of Dawn Mellon