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Teresa Foss-Del Rosso has worked in the fashion and beauty industry in the Washington D.C. area for over 15 years. After graduating Marymount University with her degree in Fashion Merchandising, Teresa’s work experience has included makeup artistry, luxury apparel and jewelry merchandising, fashion and beauty journalism, and modeling with T.H.E Artist Agency. Most recently before starting her own company last year, Teresa was Director of Matchmaking for Elite Matchmaking in D.C. and South Florida and then worked as a VIP Matchmaker at DC Matchmaking. Her passion for fashion and helping others inspired her to start her image consulting company, DC Elite Image, specializing in helping professional men and women with their personal style.

The DC area has been Teresa’s home since ’97, and she has been extremely active in her community. Most recently, she walked in Fashion For Paws 2014 with her husband Mark and her dog Sasha, assisted fundraising for LLS Man & Woman of the Year, and donated her makeup artistry skills to a charity fashion show for The Global Women PEACE Foundation, an organization fighting to end violence and injustices against women.

Teresa has been featured on NBC 4, CNN, DatingDictionary.com, SinglesWarehouse.com, Intuidate Radio, What’s Up Weddings Annapolis, and has modeled for such brands as Kimpton Hotels, Washingtonian Bride & Groom, American Standard, Cusp, Nordstrom, Macy’s, Saks Fifth Avenue, Evalash, “An Affair of the Heart” American Heart Association Fashion Show, and the Hispanic Designers Gala and Benefit. Teresa has dedicated her life to impeccable beauty and style and to educating others with her knowledge and passion for perfection.

Recap: Daisy Lewellyn Keynotes Suited for Change Annual Spring Luncheon in DC

Suited for Change Luncheon (Photo by Teresa Foss-Del Rosso)

Suited for Change Luncheon (Photo by Teresa Foss-Del Rosso)

President Terese Whitehead presents (Photo by Teresa Foss-Del Rosso)

President Terese Whitehead presents (Photo by Teresa Foss-Del Rosso)

Keynote Speaker Daisy Lewellyn (Photo credit by Teresa Foss-Del Rosso)

Keynote Speaker Daisy Lewellyn (Photo credit by Teresa Foss-Del Rosso)

Last Thursday afternoon, May 14, 2015 at The Capital Hilton in Washington D.C, “ladies who lunch” gathered for a celebratory and inspirational luncheon to benefit Suited for Change. Suited for Change’s mission is to enable low-income women to increase their employment and job retention potential and contribute to their economic independence. Suited for Change is a founding member of The Alliance of Career Development Non-profits, a national organization of independent, community-based “sister organizations” who provide professional attire, career skills training and related services to low-income women and families.​

The jovial afternoon began as attendees networked, snapped photos at the step-and-repeat, and enjoyed light h’ordeuvres during the pre-luncheon. Generous raffle items were on display which included two VIP tickets to the Meredith Vieira Show in New York City, courtside Mystics basketball tickets, and a $500.00 gift certificate to Betsy Fisher.

President, Board of Directors Terese Whitehead made welcome remarks and introduced Catherine Townsend, Interim Executive Director. The Keynote Speaker, Daisy Lewellyn of Bravo’s Blood, Sweat, and Heels and Author of Never Pay Retail Again: Shop Smart, Spend Less, and Look you Best Ever drove all the way from New York City to present since Amtrak was closed down from the devastating accident earlier that week. Such dedication! Her moving words and cheerful disposition had the audience captivated as they enjoyed an Asian Sesame Seared Chicken Salad. Other special guests included Terri Prell, 2015 Volunteer of the Year,  a 19 year volunteer veteran and former Costume Designer; Jummy Olabanji, Morning News Anchor at ABC7 and News Channel 8; Regina Hoke, former client of Suited for Change and Christina Giles another former client of Suited for Change. The honored guests were heartfelt and appreciative of their experience with Suited for Change and expressed gratitude for how their experiences changed their lives for the better.

Since 1992, Suited for Change has helped more than 22,000 area women transition back into the workforce. Their clients come from all over the DC Metro Area and include homeless women, survivors of domestic violence, teen mothers, senior citizens, and women who have overcome addiction. For more information or volunteering opportunities, please visit http://www.suitedforchange.org.

Guest mingle before the luncheon (Photo by Teresa Foss-Del Rosso)

Guest mingle before the luncheon (Photo by Teresa Foss-Del Rosso)

Special Guests Jummy Olabanji, Regina Hoke & Christina Giles (Photo by Teresa Foss-Del Rosso)

Special Guests Jummy Olabanji, Regina Hoke & Christina Giles (Photo by Teresa Foss-Del Rosso)

Terri Prell is presented with 2015 Volunteer of the Year (Photo by Teresa Foss-Del Rosso)

Terri Prell is presented with 2015 Volunteer of the Year (Photo by Teresa Foss-Del Rosso)

Teresa Foss-Del Rosso, Mandy Spring & Daisy Lewellyn (Photo by Teresa Foss-Del Rosso)

Teresa Foss-Del Rosso, Mandy Spring & Daisy Lewellyn (Photo by Teresa Foss-Del Rosso)

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