|Dallas Rocks and Rising Star Awards - What a weekend!|
|by Sharon Adams||Tue, Nov 4, 2008, 08:17 AM|
Friday night rocks at Dallas Rocks 2008, hosted By Russell Simmons And Pat & Emmitt Smith, benefiting the Diamond Empowerment Fund and Saturday night's Rising Star Awards benefiting Fashion Group International of Dallas, Inc.
Dallas Rocks 2008: Hosted by Russell Simmons and Pat & Emmitt Smith, the first major fundraiser for The Diamond Empowerment Fund (D.E.F.) will take place in Dallas on November 7th at City Place Tower. Earvin "Magic" Johnson will be the Honoree for this spectacular event and Suzanne Sena, Fox News Anchor will be the Mistress of Ceremonies.
Dinner chairs include Rozalyn & Robert St. Pe Colombo and April & Ray Crockett and the After Party Chairs include Kirby Schlegel, Blake Andrews and Matt Nordgren. From the 39th floor of City Place Tower all decorated with the colors of Africa, with stunning views of the Dallas skyline, fantastic menus designed by celebrity chefs and top entertainment, Dallas Rocks 2008: Diamond Dinner will be a premiere fundraising event.
Founded in 2007, the Diamond Empowerment Fund (D.E.F.) is a non-profit international organization with the mission to raise money to support education initiatives that develop and empower economically disadvantaged people in African nations where diamonds are a natural resource. Russell Simmons co-founded the organization and serves as Chairman of its Advisory Board. "I want to get the whole jewelry industry inspired to see what we can do," says Simmons. "We want this to be one initiative that hopefully spurs other exciting and effective initiatives."
Reservations are a must. Go here for more information, tickets.
Then on Saturday night, join in the Fashion Group International's Rising Star Awards at Hotel Palomar. Mix and mingle with the fashion and art crowd for a glamorous cocktail party, dinner and awards. Details and links:
Fashion Group International of Dallas, Inc. hosts the
When: Saturday, November 8, 2008
2008 Rising Star Honorees are:
New Community Retailer: Kacky & Carl
Fashion Design: Craig Muller
Fashion Communication: Pink Memo
Art: Holly Johnson
Fashion Innovation: Jan Strimple
Career Achievement: Toni & Guy
Inspirational: Kenneth Craighead
New Community Retailer
Purpose: To recognize emerging talent and honor career achievements in the Dallas fashion community
Selection: The FGI of Dallas Rising Stars are nominated and selected by local FGI members. Rising Star honorees must have a minimum of 2 years and a maximum of 5 years in business. Career Achievement honorees must show leadership and achievement in their industry and in the community.
Master of Ceremonies: Michael Faircloth, Renowned Couture Designer
Tickets: Tables of ten begin at $1,100.
Open to the public, by reservation only.
Visit the website: http://www.dallas.fgi.org
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