Dress for Success inaugural Fashion Gala salutes Coco Chanel

Dress for Success inaugural Fashion Gala salutes Coco Chanel




When searching for inspiration for its inaugural Trend Gala, Costume for Success New Orleans set its sights on Coco Chanel. As such, partygoers and the occasion ambiance at Generations Corridor on Nov. four was stuffed with Chanel’s basic seems to be.

Basic black attire and pearls have been de rigueur for occasion apparel, and mannequins positioned all through have been principally adorned in Chanel impressed clothes and niknaks from numerous shops: Amanda Talley, Century Woman, Em’s Boutique, Joseph, Mirabella, Second Act, W by Price (from Carolyn Fitzpatrick) and West London Boutique. Even emcee Miss Kookie Baker donned plenty of numerous Chanel-esque ensembles all through the occasion. Sussie Chong received the raffle of a classic Chanel jewellery raffle courtesy of Classic 329.

Carrollton Market created the hors d’oeuvres for the patron occasion, whereas Ancora, Cane and Desk, Chez Nous, Coquette, Excessive Hat Cafe, Marjie’s Grill, Nothing Bundt Gakes, The Halal Guys, and The Jazz Playhouse on the Royal Sonesta Lodge ready the meals for the gala. Music from Jenn Howard Band was the musical backdrop early on, whereas DJ Kuff Lynx supplied the dance occasion combine.

These within the crowd this evening have been co-chairs Shannon Brice, Laura Buchtel and Kea Sherman, DFS board President Meaghan Bonavita, Diane Riche (quick previous president), Sarah Martzolf, Katherine Madere, Lori Byargeon, Brianna Redemann, Tamara Wyre, Cece Colhoun, Carol Starr, Susan Garic Wallace, Kaitlin Ordemann, Mimi Holaday, Kathryn Bullock, Tina Dang, Ayesha Motwani, Santino Mitchell, Lauren and Andrew Ryan, Fabiola and Charles Divens, Aimee and Tarik Sedky, Lois Sutton, Hayley and Man Bumpas, Katie Hardin, Nancy Moregas, and Nini and Henry Bodenheimer.

Proceeds from the gala, offered by the Oscar J. Tolmas Charitable Belief, will assist Costume for Success meet its objective of offering fits and help companies to 425 girls in 2017. “The facility of clothes to make the wearer really feel assured in her job position can change the trajectory of her day in addition to her temper,” mentioned Meaghan Bonavita. “We see this on a regular basis at Costume for Success. And alter is what Costume for Success presents to our purchasers — serving to girls in transition, selling financial independence. And all of it begins with a swimsuit.”