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ESTEEM: A Fashion Show In Dallas To Benefit The Elisa Project


Photo Credit: RSC Show Productions, LLC

Photo Credit: RSC Show Productions, LLC

One of The Elisa Project‘s most popular events, ESTEEM: A Fashion Show – now in its 4th year – is a celebration of positive body image and self-esteem. Local celebrities will join girls and women, boys and men, of all ages and sizes, to embrace healthy, balanced lifestyles and self-acceptance. By helping to increase awareness about eating disorders and the importance of positive body image, ESTEEM encourages people to love themselves while striving to be healthy.

The Elisa Project was founded in 1999 by Rick and Leslie McCall in memory of their daughter Elisa, who suffered from an eating esteem logodisorder and ultimately took her own life. A 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, The Elisa Project is dedicated to the prevention and effective treatment of eating disorders through support, awareness, education, and advocacy. They strive to be the premier knowledge resource on eating disorders and a proactive agent of change to ensure that all those affected by these diseases receive the treatment and support they need.

Rhonda Sargent Chambers’s company, RSC Show Productions, LLC ,  will serve as show producer. Co-Chairs are mom and daughter duo Pam Skaggs Frank and Bridget Frank. The Mistress of Ceremonies will be Debbie Denmon, with fashions provided by Tootsies.

Allow me to introduce you to a few of this year’s local celebrities who will strut, prance, sashay, and work it on the runway! Meet Hamilton A. Sneed, founder of HAS Events, who has over 13 years of experience in events and marketing, and works for and collaborates with some of the world’s top brands, clients, and event professionals. Meet Style Coach, Ayo Fashola, a native of Lagos, Nigeria and the creator of Fashola’s Fashion Focus, she assists clients to gain style, confidence, and feminine radiance. Meet second year ESTEEM catwalk model, Nancy Gopez, a 24 year veteran with Brinker International, she is on the Cattle Barons Ball committee, a Junior League of Dallas Sustainer and on the Board of the North Texas Food Bank, Trinity River Mission and the Partners Auxiliary Board for the Family Place. Meet Holly Pellham Davis, creator and founder of Clean Fresh Living, Inc. On her blog, “Clean Fresh Living,” she shares her knowledge and insight, building awareness, sharing tips and strategies for disease prevention, raising children in health, cooking clean, living green, truths about specific products, chemicals and diets. Meet Elise McVeigh, founder and CEO of Elise McVeigh’s Life Camp.  She writes a weekly manners column for the Dallas Morning News, Neighborsgo, and is a frequent guest columnist or quoted in publications and blogs around the US and Canada including USA Today, Women’s Day magazine, Parents.com, Edmonton Child, Nick Jr. and most recently Real Simple magazine.  At a big white house on the corner of Fairmount and Welborn, is Salon 3622 and his home. Meet Gary Walden, a 24 year veteran of the hair and beauty industry creating looks for clients that embody a classic aesthetic with contemporary edge. Meet Jackson aka Jack Son, President of FLUENT, an extraordinary lifestyle management company enhancing the lives of its clients by providing the highest quality luxury experiences in Dallas/Ft. Worth. Meet Lisa Petty, Editor in Chief of DFW Style Daily that brings her trusted reputation in the industry to a unique new outlet for fashion news and commentary. Meet Hilari Younger, not only a super-fabulously talented interior designer, but she is also a former contestant on Season 7 of HGTV Design Star! Watch for her this season as she debuts on The Steve Harvey Show. Meet Cynthia Snoot, known for her lifestyle blog, Oh So Cynthia she provides the deets on food to fashion, reality TV to charity galas, cultural events to business deals, and loves to be right in the middle of the action and take readers along for the ride. Meet Social butterfly, host of Luxury Dallas TV, actress and real life model, LeeAnne Locken and you can find her every morning updating her 13,000+ friends on FaceBook (me included) with her dose of daily positive attitude messages to launch your day. And lastly, meet Courtney Kerr, an outspoken Southern belle, most widely recognized and noticed for her role as a primary cast member on Bravo’s “Most Eligible Dallas,”  and has also gained notoriety for her successful fashion blog, “What Courtney Wore.”

So now enough with all of this hand shaking. Go place this not-to-be-missed event on your social calendar now. Next, start figuring out your own catwalk-worthy attire, and prepare to have loads of fun while supporting such a great cause!

WHEN:  Saturday, September 21, 2013 at 10:30 a.m.


8300 Preston Center Plaza
Dallas, TX 75225
Ph. 214-696-9993


$75 VIP front row seating  **SOLD OUT**

$40 Adults

$20 Students

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