The Dallas Symphony Orchestra League 8th Annual Fashion Notes Design Award and Style Show was a live event held at Fairmont Dallas on October 21. The Venetian Room was at near capacity for the fundraiser.
Co-chairs were Kameron Westcott and Samantha Wortley, good friends who have chaired many events together. Dallas personality Scott Murray served as emcee. The event was sponsored by Veritex Community Bank who has been a sponsor for Fashion Notes since its inaugural event eight years ago. PaperCity was the print and digital local luxury lifestyle media sponsor.
DSOL President Venise Stuart introduced Honorary Chair Jimmy Westcott. As a community volunteer and philanthropist, Jimmy has served on many boards through the years with a passion for giving hope and help to underserved women and children It was a family affair: Kameron is married to Jimmy’s son, Court Wescott, making Jimmy her mother-in-law.
TOOTSIES was the sponsor for the adult fashions and Jojo Mommy provided the children’s outfits.
The fashion show was a family affair. Nerissa von Helpenstill, manager for TOOTSIES, modeled with her daughter Stella. Bob and Myrna Schlegel were in attendance with nearly all the Schlegel clan. Kari Schlegel, founder of Jojo Mommy, had her three children Tabitha, Tobin and Teddy modeling with Kimberly Schlegel Whitman’s daughter Milie. Krystal Schlegel followed, walking the runway with one year old daughter Lake in her arms.
The Fashion Notes Designer Award was presented to Nardos Imam of Nardos Design followed by a runway presentation of a dozen of Nardos exquisite gowns. The grand finale: Kameron Westcott modeled a Nardos gown walking hand in hand with Nardos’ children Elyana and Christian Brook.
A live auction was held and followed by Kim Noltemy, Ross Perot President & CEO of the Dallas Symphony Association, encouraging donations for the DSO Young Musicians program. The program ended with a solo performance by former Young Strings musician Brianne Sargent.
Proceeds from the event benefit the Dallas Symphony Association and its education and community outreach programs. Some of the quality outreach programs the League supports are: DSO on the Go, Community Concerts and Performances, Cecil and Ida Green Youth Concerts, Symphony Yes!, DSO Kids, Young Strings and Young Musicians.
For further information: www.dallassymphonyleague.com
Mission Statement: The Dallas Symphony Orchestra League is an organization of volunteers who support the Dallas Symphony Association through service, education and fundraising activities.
History: Since 1946, the DSO League has worked to support the Dallas Symphony Orchestra through service, education and fundraising efforts. Since 1998, the League has contributed more than $21 million in support of the Dallas Symphony Association’s Community Outreach and Education programs, which help bring the wonder of music to thousands in the Dallas Metroplex.
Photos By Chuck Clark and Danny Campbell