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Dena Miller is the Dallas Editor for Miss A. She has been described by Style Network as a "Queen Bee". Formerly a glam rock scene Diva, Dena is now a Socialite on the Dallas philanthropy scene, specializing in Polo events that benefit women's and children's causes.

While never forgetting her small town roots from a Midwestern farming community in rural Missouri, she’s fit right in the “Big D” since coming here in 1984. After 11 years of promoting the music scene, hobnobbing with the most popular bands from coast to coast, she switched gears after meeting her husband at the first Polo match she ever attended. Always one for excitement, Polo became her new rock n roll.
With her marriage and new found passion for polo, came Philanthropy. Miller founded the Ladies Polo Auxiliary of Texas in 2005 with the goal of promoting the Sport of Kings in north Texas via charity events for causes that are close to her heart. To date the LPA has raised over $500,000 for causes such as domestic violence, children with serious medical needs, therapeutic horsemanship, the Polo Training Foundation, children’s advocacy and food drives for north Texas food Bank. When not working on her own events she is attending Charity luncheons and balls as well as volunteering at golf tournaments and Special Olympics events. She is a member of the USPA Equine Welfare committee and on Board of Dress For Succes Dallas.

Writing has been a lifetime passion of Dena’s. Besides working on a book that proceeds will benefit domestic violence organizations, and writing for two national polo magazines, is a frequent contributor to Dallas area publications, winning Best Contributor Award from Dallas Morning News Neighborsgo, she is co-authoring a book on the phenomenon of cyber bullying by adult women, referred to as Cyber Harrassment.

Model Citizen Fashion Camp By Harriet Kelly-Gibbe To Benefit Dallas Haiti Project

Harriet Kelly Gibbe with Campbell-Wagner models, Jordan and Sabrina-Photo submitted by HKG

Harriet Kelly Gibbe with Campbell-Wagner models, Jordan and Sabrina-Photo submitted by HKG

After 20 years of modeling and producing runway shows for the world’s most celebrated designers and retailers, Harriet Kelly Gibbe shares her experience and knowledge of fashion and runway show production with young women and men. Last summer’s favorite class “Model Citizen’s Tips + Tricks“, returns and two new classes,  “Stylist’s Fashion Camp” and “Model Citizen Leadership“, have been added. Stylist’s Fashion Camp promises to bring all the essentials of learning what it takes to be professional stylist to campers in one week.

Model Citizen is more than just a new modeling school, it’s a runway to grace and character, a place to discover the dynamic relationship between inner strength and outer beauty. Model Citizen fashion camps teach fun tools and unique skills to aspiring models and stylists as they travel the yellow brick road into the world of fashion, modeling and styling. Many Model Citizens will walk the runways and style collections for world famous designers but all Model Citizens take a rare journey focused on strength and grace.

Five percent of all proceeds from Model Citizen is donated to support the work of the Dallas Haiti Project, supporting over 3,500 Haitian children and hundreds of teachers. DHP works toward promoting education programs for Haitian school children, jobs for Haitian women, and funds for scholarships and teacher salaries.

'Model Citizen' Brianna Beasley. Photo :Model Citizen

‘Model Citizen’ Brianna Beasley. (Photo :Model Citizen Photo: Della Beasley)

One shining star from last year’s camp is Brianna Beasley, a bright, beautiful , hard working young woman gifted with talents as an actress, model and dancer. She modeled in “Light The Runway” benefiting Dress For Success at Tootsies. She is in Italy this summer  singing in Japanese, German, Italian, Zambian and English while exploring Rome, Florence, Pisa, Venice and Pompeii. She’ll return to the states and Middlebury, CT to attend Bolshoi Ballet Summer Intensive. The possibilities are endless, with the right training. Harriet Kelly Gibbe offers what you’re looking for if your child is interested in the professional modeling world.

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