Fashion Group International of Dallas' Fashion & Lifestyle Awards A Night of Stars presented by Cad
by Sharon Adams    Tue, Nov 10, 2009, 03:13 PM

Announcement Party for Fashion Group International of Dallas’ Fashion & Lifestyle Awards A Night of Stars as Cadillac presents the Purple Carpet Reception  benefiting Share Our Strength Taste of the Nation & The Wilson Foundation

Announcement Party Sponsored by Craighead Green Gallery & Marc Events

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The announcement party for the Fashion and Lifestyle Awards A Night of Stars benefiting Fashion Group International of Dallas was graciously hosted by Stephen Green and Kenneth Craighead of Craighead Green Gallery at their über modern Dallas residence, with the party’s catering sponsored by Marc Events. Chef Marc DePetris whipped up gourmet treats that were mouth watering and artisticly stunning.   

          Joining our hosts were Jenny Siede, Creative Director, In.Style Exchange and Terri Provencal, President/CEO, Provencal Consulting Group, Co-Chairs of the upcoming awards celebration on Friday, November 20th at W Loft at 2350 Victory Park Lane in Dallas.

          Both co-chairs agreed when they said, "We are especially proud to reinvent what was formerly the FGI Dallas Rising Star Awards. Our new platform allows us to honor leaders within every aspect of fashion, design and lifestyle.”

          And this very special announcement from Terri and Jenny, “We are thrilled to announce that famed fashion TV host, style expert and editor in chief of PinkMemo.com, Katrina Szish, has accepted our invitation to host the Cadillac Purple Carpet, additionally sponsored by PinkMemo.com, and she will also serve as Mistress of Ceremonies. Many thanks to Maxine Trowbridge, publisher of PinkMemo.com, for her support.”

Harry Bock, the Iconic & Legendary Award Honoree attended with his wife Elaine and Steve and Vicki Bock.
Other honorees attending included Chef Stephan Pyles, Lifestyle Award Honoree;
Tori Mannes and Amy McEvoy on behalf of Trisha Wilson, Interior Design Award Honoree;
Nancy Whitenack on behalf of Conduit Gallery, Art Award Honoree;
Holly Haber, Communication Award Honoree;
Matthew Earnest on behalf of Sartel, Fashion Design Award Honoree;
Rachelle Dauphinée, Jewelry Award Honoree;
Jackie Bolin and Elizabeth O'Mahony on behalf of V.O.D., Retail Award Honoree.
Unable to attend was Danielle Teylor, Accessories Award Honoree and Marie Conners-Lavigne, Regional Director, FGI Dallas.

Join us on November 20th for

Fashion Group International of Dallas’ Fashion and Lifestyle Awards

Brought to you with the generous support of Platinum Sponsors

Cadillac & Mi Energia Simply Positive Accessories

Event Co-Chairs: Jenny Claire Siede, Creative Director, In.Style Exchange and
Terri Provencal, CEO/President, Provencal Consulting Group

          
          The Fashion and Lifestyle Awards honor achievements in Fashion Design, Accessories, Jewelry, Art, Communication, Retail, Home, Lifestyle & Iconic Legend for their inspiration.

          The fashion show featuring top Dallas designers and the awards ceremony begins at 7:00 PM and tickets are $75 per person. Open to the public, by reservation only. For ticket information contact  FGI Dallas Operations Manager, 214-634-0204 or email: This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it .

          Sponsorships are available. Contact Terri Provencal at 214.642.1124. Visit the FGI Dallas web site at dallas.fgi.org or the awards web site at www.fgiawards.com for more information.

          In addition to generous Platinum Event Sponsors Cadillac and Mi Energia, Fashion Group International Dallas is supported by Corporate sponsors Dallas Market Center, JC Penney and InTownMix. Event Sponsors include W Hotel, Craighead Green Gallery, Toni&Guy, PinkMemo, GlamaSquad, Marc Events, Myla, Provencal Consulting Group & In.Style Exchange. 

About FGI of Dallas:          The Fashion Group International is a global, non-profit, association of dynamic professionals of achievement and influence from all areas of the fashion and lifestyle industry – apparel, accessories, food, art, beauty and home. 

FGI’s mission is to be the preeminent authority on the business of fashion and design and to help its members become more effective in their careers.  To do this, FGI provides insights on major trends in person, online and in print, access to business professionals and a gateway to the influence fashion plays in the marketplace.

The goals of the organization are: 

v                  To advance professionalism in fashion and its related lifestyle industries 

v                  To provide a public forum for examination of important, contemporary issues in the business of fashion.

v                  To present timely information regarding national and global trends that have an effect on the fashion industries.

v                  To attain greater recognition of men’s and women’s achievements in business.

v                  To encourage men and women to seek career opportunities in fashion and related industries.

v                  To provide activities and programs which enhance networking skills and encourage interpersonal contacts so as to further the professional, social and personal development of members. 

About the Fashion Group Foundation: 

The purposes of the Foundation are:

To promote educational programs devoted to fashion and to the study of fashion related business through the creation and awarding of scholarships; establishment of internship programs; provision of career counseling services. 

Organizational and sponsorship of seminars and other educational activities on a national and worldwide basis.

Such other activities, on a national and worldwide basis, as will promote and foster the above purposes.

 To sponsor public service activities in which the fashion industry works, to serve relevant community needs and concerns and to stimulate and encourage membership and industry participation in such public service activities.

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Photos from the Announcement Party by John Strange:

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Steven Green, co-host; Terri Provencal and Jenny Siede, co-chairs, Fashion & Lifestyle Awards, A Night of Stars; Kenneth Craighead, co-host

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Brandy Taylor and Chef Marc DePetris, MARC Events, an Announcement party sponsor.

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Lisa Moore and Chef Stephan Pyles, Lifestyle Award Honoree

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Elizabeth O’Mahony and Jackie Bolin, on behalf of V.O.D., Retail Award Honoree

 

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