October, 23 2009 - Fashion Group International of Denver RISING STAR 2009

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Mercedes-Benz of Westminster, site of this year's Rising Star 2009 Runway Gala. A silent auction offering Blue Jeans Bar auction item Balistreri Vineyards of Denver provided wines for the gala
A variety of beers from Breckenridge Brewery Ben Stapleton, left, and Phoebe Stapleton of Sierra Designs, award winner Jim Howard A Spyder Active Sports luscious vest from the silent auction
Don Johnson, left, and Arlene Johnson. Kirk Mackin, left, with Cindy Mackin and Lauren Vitalie Melodie Miller, left, with Phoebe Stapleton and Lindsay Ostlie, all from award winner Sierra Designs The kitchen crew from Occasions by Sandy, caterer and supporter of Fashion by Design
Lorraine Thompson, left, and Don Thompson Jaylin Caleb, left, with Denise Caleb, Joshua Caleb and Martha Sanders Monica Owens, left, with Cyndy Everett and former First Lady Frances Owens. Frances and Monica were the Honorary Chairs. Christina Foos, left, with Alex Swanson
Ken Audrey, left, with Top Vanderzwag Dianne Denholm, left, and Eloise Wagers Beverly Black, left, and Donald Black The Jacobs family; Marissa, left, with David, the Star Legend Honoree, and Jean
Brooks Luby, left, and Dana VanDaele Patrick Sweeney, left, with Joanne Magda, Sharon Sweeney, Doug Arendell and Gary Widetich Wendy Karnish, left and Taryn Seigel Pam Case, left, and Sarah Case
Jerey Bronson, left, and Kristin Bronson Alex Swanson, left, and Rustin Coburn, DVLP Clothing, Rising Star category winner. David Mack, left, and Hagan Mack Noah Price, left, with Deb Henriksen and Susan Ware
Barbara Gordon, left, and Garry Gordon Elaine Wanner, left, and Steve Replin Vanessa Marck, left, and Arthur Infante Joanne Larsen, left, and Joanne Magda
Ruth Religan, left, and Eloise Wagers Michelle Gergen-Wisner, left, with Norbert Ohnmacht and Stephanie Ohnmacht Brett Hill, left, and Jake Laramie Maureen de Haan, Denver Couture, left, and Julie Hill, Born Fit. Both were category winners.
Bea Khan Wilhite, Fashion Group International Regional Director welcomes the attendees. Mistress of Ceremonies, Jacquie Palisi Stephanie Ognmacht of Smooch, right, accepts her award. Phoebe Stapleton of Sierra Design, right, accepts her award
Rustin Coburn, center, and Noah Price, right, DVLP Clothing receive their award Holli Gibson, LamanBlu, right, accepts her category award Eulanda Sanders of Yo-San Studio, left, accepts her award Bea Khan Wilhite, left, presents the Retailer category award to Mona Lucero of Mona Lucero.
Jeanne Connolly, Vintage Renewal, right, receiving her category award David Jacobs, President and CEO of Spyder Active Sports David Jacobs, President and CEO of Spyder Active Sports, right, accepts the Star Legend award Mistress of Ceremonies, Jacquie Palisi
Nancy Fitzgerald singing the Star Spangled Banner Spyder Active Sports fashion Spyder Active Sports fashion Spyder Active Sports fashion
Spyder Active Sports fashion Spyder Active Sports fashion Attired by LamanBlu Fashions by Women with a Cause
Mona Lucero fashion The work of DVLP Clothing Fashions by Smooch A Smooch outfit
Holli Gibson, LamanBlu, fourth from left, introduced as the Rising Star 2009. Holli Gibson, LamanBlu, thanking Fashion Group International of Denver for her recognition as the Rising Star 2009.    
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