October 23, 2009 - Fashion Group International of Denver RISING STAR 2009
What: FGI of Denver's 5th Biannual signature fundraiser will salute emerging new designers throughout Colorado in several categories in Academy Awards style and...THE Rising Star 2009 will be announced.
Where: Mercedes-Benz of Westminster
When: Friday, October 23, 2009
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Ticket Prices: Glamour Patron $250 premier seating, name in program,Starlight Lounge; Style Siren $125 designated seating area; Fashionista $75 seating; Chic Attendee $50 general admission
Beneficiary: Fashion Group International of Denver
Mistress of Ceremonies: Jacquie Palisi
Honoree(s): Julie Hill and Lisa Welch, Born Fit; Stephanie Ohnmacht, Smooch; Susan Kiely, Women with a Cause; Maureen de Haan, Denver Couture; Phoebe Stapleton, Sierra Designs; Rustin Coburn and Noah Price, DVLP Clothing; Holli Gibson, LamanBlu; Eulanda Sanders, Yo-San Studio; Andrea Li, Andrea Li Designs; Mona Ludero, Mona Lucero; and Jean Connolly, Vintage Renewal.
Presenting Sponsor(s): Mercedes-Benz of Westminster, Outlets of Colorado, Occasions by Sandy
Gala Chairperson(s): Scottie Taylor-Iverson
Honorary Chairperson(s): Frances Owens, former First Lady of Colorado, and her daughter, Monica
Founders: March 1958 by Gretchen Weber
Committee Members: Programming, Rosemary Anna; Membership, Celine Sabo; Membership, Wendy Weil; Education, Vicki Nolan; Career Day, Carol Engel- Enright; Nominating, Janet Wagner; Publications, Maggie Burns; Publicity, Jenny Baker Strasburg; Publicity, Nadine Mantooth; Public Relations, Scottie Taylor-Iverson; Website, Ray Higgins; Historian, Leann Nelson
Catering: Occasions by Sandy
Event Coordinator: Scottie Taylor Iverson
Executive Producer(s): Stu Wyatt, Stu Wyatt Productions
Board of Directors: Regional director, Bea Khan Wilhite; Regional Director-elect, Scottie Taylor-Iverson; Treasurer, Stephan Replin; Treasurer-elect, Linda Jennings; Treasurer-elect, Davene Coutts; Secretary, Nathalia Faribault; Secretary-elect, Holly Nitsche
Blacktie Photos by: Jim Turley
Monica Owens, left, with Cyndy Everett and former First Lady Frances Owens.
More than 250 high-fashion supporters descended upon Mercedes-Benz of
The biannual Rising Star Awards Gala, is modeled after that of its parent chapter in
Fashion Group International (FGI) is a non-profit association of professional executives worldwide, promoting the advancement of careers in the fashion and related lifestyle industries. FGI Denver organized its chapter in 1958 and is rapidly approaching its 50th anniversary in the community. Of the 42 chapters around the world,
As a non-profit organization, FGI Denver hosts events and programs that help the community at large, bringing together speakers and industry leaders to address the state of business in retailing, cosmetics, health and beauty, accessories, apparel, home décor, marketing/communications, publishing, international trade/development as well as sociological trends. The group gives back to the community through events such as clothing drives that provide support to well-deserving community services.