Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Fashion Stars for a Cause 10th Anniversary Kick-Off

A celebratory crowd filled Belk Galleria Dallas on October 19 to kick-off the 10th anniversary of Fashion Stars for a Cause, benefiting the Suicide and Crisis Center of North Texas. Yvonne Crum, founder and chair of Fashion Stars for a Cause started the program in 2006 and has raised an incredible $1.8 million for the nonprofit. She hopes to raise over $2 million with the help of this year’s Fashion Stars. Yvonne shared highlights of the charity’s 10-year history and welcomed each of her 12 new Fashion Stars to the runway for a fall fashion show, featuring Belk’s “star” brands. Charmaine Marshall, Belk’s personal shopper and a former Fashion Star, styled the women to capture each individual’s unique style. This year’s 12 Fashion Stars include: Sherice Brown, Laura Fedock, Laurie Graham, Francis Harrison, Gina Marx, Kristy J. Morgan, Shelley Herrerra-O’Neal, Shayema Rahim, Whitney Roberts-Kutch, Bridget Sommerlatte, Carmen Surgent, and Amanda Ward.

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Fashion Stars for a Cause 10th Anniversary Kick-Off
Photos by Danny Campbell

Participating in this organization is just a matter of family business for a few of this year's Fashion Stars. Three of Francis Harrison's sisters are former Fashion Stars and Bridget Sommerlatte is the granddaughter of Dr. Cliff Jones, founder of Suicide and Crisis Center of North Texas. The women will begin selling raffle tickets for opportunities to win prizes including a $5,000 gift card from Belk and a trip for two to Havana, Cuba from Conscious Cuba. One winner will be chosen for each of the two prizes, and they will be announced at the black-tie Fashion Stars for a Cause gala on March 25 at the Dallas Country Club. Models Carlotta Lennox and Trena Ritz from Kim Dawson Agency also strutted among the crowd, styled in looks by Polo, Eileen Fisher, Karen Kane and Sophie Max. Attendees enjoyed tasting hors d’oeuvres and sipping on the signature Fashion Stars cocktail, courtesy of Zodiac Vodka. Notable guests include: Margie Wright (Executive Director of SCC), Carolyn Tillery (Creator of FSFAC Magazine), Terry Bentley Hill (Honorary Chair), Holly Quartaro (Galleria Dallas), Catherine Guidici Lowe, LeeAnne Locken, Tiffany Hendra, Dawn Mellon, Regina Bruce, Britt Harless, Rebecca Lopez, as well as former Fashion Stars, Naila Malik and Jamie Fowler.

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