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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.

Recap: DFW Style Daily’s Best Dressed 2013 At Galleria Dallas

Steve Kemble, Amanda Reed, Ariel Saldivar Dawn Mellon and Benny Black. Photo: Bob Manzano

Steve Kemble, Amanda Reed, Ariel Saldivar Dawn Mellon and Benny Black. (Photo Credit: Bob Manzano)

On Thursday, September 26 event co-chairs Yvonne Crum and Benny Black revealed the DFW Style Daily’s Best Dressed honorees during a sold-out night of fashion and fun to benefit Dallas Can Academies and the Suicide and Crisis Center of North Texas.

Yvonne Crum and Niven Morgan. Photo: Galleria Dallas

Yvonne Crum and Niven Morgan. (Photo Credit: Galleria Dallas)

DFW Style Daily is Dallas’ premier source for the latest local fashion and style news, plus designer interviews, original videos, and more. Event Co-chair Yvonne Crum is well known in Dallas for her passion for suicide prevention, having created the Fresh Faces of Fashion event in conjunction with Modern Luxury Magazine to benefit them after a personal loss. After this collaboration with DFW Style Daily and Galleria to further promote her cause, she will bring us a new venture with Beverly Drive Magazine next spring she calls Stars for a Cause. Yvonne never ceases to amaze with her tireless efforts to help her community and the stylish way she goes about it.

The evening’s festivities kicked off with a pre-party hosted by Brahmin featuring sips, sweets and discounted handbags and accessories. Guests the likes of Allyson Ayensworth, daughter of author Hugh Aynesworth,  local actress/spokesperson Leeanne Locken, local blogger Cynthia Smoot,  Philanthropist Dawn Weeks Spalding, radio personality Kellie Rasberry and more gathered on the Ice Rink for a preview of fall fashions featuring Galleria Dallas retailers. The fashion show was created by Dallas’ premier Fashion Show Producer Jan Strimple. emceed by fashion guru Steve Kemble with music by DJ Brandon Olds. Delectable delights and cocktails from some of Galleria Dallas’ restaurants The Oceanaire, The Grill on the Alley, Mi Cocina and The Second Floor were served. The night ended at The Grill on the Alley for an official after-party event. While some were a no brainer, there were some surprises in DFW Style Daily’s Best Dressed Picks:

  • Barbara Daseke, Interior Designer
  • Ariel Saldivar, Director of Development, Goss-Michael Foundation, Founder and Designer, Olivia K Jewelry
  • Jaffrene Islam, Student, University of Texas at Dallas
  • Khanh Nguyen, Founder and Designer, Nha Khanh
  • Amanda Reed, Store Manager, TenOverSix Dallas
  • Dawn Mellon, Wardrobe Stylist and Fashion Columnist
  • George John, Professional Soccer Player, FC Dallas
  • Charlie Price, Owner and Stylist, Hair by Charlie
  • Niven Morgan, Founder and Fragrance Designer, Niven Morgan
  • Elliot Munoz, Photographer
  • David & Lavarro Jackson-Hurley, Songwriter & Makeup Artist (David) and CEO, Imagine Thee Bespoke Events (Lavarro)
  • Taylor J. Booth, Actor/Model
Karen Lukin, Allyson Aynesworth and Leeanne Locken and friends. Photo by Dena Miller

Karen Lukin, Allyson Aynesworth and Leeanne Locken and friends. (Photo Credit: Dena Miller)

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