Sharon Lee Clark and Kira Nasrat are event chairs for
Dallas Symphony Orchestra League
9th Annual Fashion Notes Luncheon and Style Show
Dallas Symphony Orchestra League president Cynthia Beaird has revealed that Sharon Lee Clark and Kira Nasrat are the event chairs who will kick-off the 9th annual Fashion Notes Luncheon and Style Show on October 13, 2022 at the Fairmont Dallas. Honorary Chairs for this event are Patsy Donosky and Janie Donosky Condon. Also announced is this year’s featured Designer Award will be presented to designer Lele Sadoughi. Stunning fashions from St. John will be modeled in a runway presentation by League members and their families, past and present DSOL Debutantes, and members of the DSO Family. Highlighting fashion design and the Dallas Symphony Community, the event starts with a morning reception and raffle followed by a fashion presentation and luncheon live auction.
Bachendorf's is confirmed as the fine jewelry sponsor of Fashion Notes. Fallon Bock is now designing jewelry for Fallon B and Bachendorf's and will be donating a piece in the live auction. She has a long history with the DSOL as she is a past Debutante and has served as President of the Assembly.
The event is sponsored by PaperCity, the print and digital local luxury lifestyle media sponsor.
Krane Home will be the exclusive home decor sponsor, donating a room of wallpaper, a large framed artwork, and pillows to the auction and Raffle.
Table sponsorships are available from $3,000 - $15,000. Individual tickets are available for $300 and $500. Sponsorships and Underwriting benefits include preferred seating, modeling spots, DSO concert tickets and recognition, special program visibility and more.
Additional information will soon be available: www.dallassymphonyleague.com
An industry leader in accessories, Lisa ‘Lele’ Sadoughi has over twenty years of experience designing maximal costume jewelry, collectible headbands, jeweled sunglasses, specialty handbags, and more. Originally from Dallas, Lele moved to New York to design for Rebecca Taylor, Ippolita, Banana Republic, Anthropologie, and Neiman Marcus. In 2006, she launched the first-ever jewelry collection for J.Crew and grew the business significantly over the next five years, creating pieces that are still sold today. Lele held the Jewelry Design Director role at Tory Burch before starting her own brand in 2012. Initially a jewelry line, Lele Sadoughi has expanded to other categories to become the ultimate accessories destination. Lele is best known for her iconic knotted, jeweled headbands, and wildly colorful, playful jewelry. The company has grown with the support of over 150 global retailers and has been worn by countless female leaders such as Kate Middleton, Lady Gaga, Nicole Kidman, Mindy Kaling, Jennifer Lopez, and Naomi Campbell.
Sharon Lee Clark
Sharon Lee Clark is a Dallas based fine artist and entrepreneur. She founded Krane Home in 2012 after working as a designer at Michael Smith, creating wallpaper and fabric from her paintings. Groomed as an artist from a young age after her mother and grandfather, Sharon paints the modern version of traditional Korean art. Sharing her art and home decor via Instagram and her site www.kranehome.com is her passion. Sharon and Krane Home have been published in House Beautiful, Architectural Digest, Elle Decor, Traditional Home, Veranda, Luxe, D Magazine and more. Sharon received the 2022 Innovator in Design Award from the Women’s Council at the Dallas Arboretum and Krane Home won Best Wallpaper at the 2021 Paper City Magazine Design Awards. 2022 marks her 10th year in business and she is focused on supporting local charities to give back.
“As a first generation Korean American artist, I know the importance of education for a shot at a prosperous career in the arts. Music is an integral part of that by fostering both the right and left brain simultaneously. My mother is a trained concert pianist and Korean folk art painter. She exuberantly encouraged the study of classical music in our home and I believe we benefitted greatly. From a young age my siblings and I all learned piano, and I had the opportunity to learn violin flute and cello. It brings me so much joy knowing that the DSO Fashion Notes event benefits Young Strings to bring instruments and lessons into deserving households. Serving as this years co-chair is deeply meaningful to me and I am committed to doing my very best to help even the playing field for musically inclined youth in Dallas.”
Kira Nasrat is a Los Angeles / New York based celebrity makeup artist and content creator represented at The Wall Group. Her expertise in the beauty space has previously landed her a role as a Violet Grey Brand Ambassador. Kira continues to share her expertise in all things beauty and style through her social channels and website, "CurrentlyKira.com." Kira is now based in Dallas Texas and works with beauty and fashion brands as a content creator. Her work has appeared in campaigns, editorials, red carpets and fashion week around the world. Some of her previous clients include Jessica Alba, Bebe Rexha, Gwyneth Paltrow, Camilla Alves, Pom Klementieff, Jamie Chung, Ashley Benson, Erin Moriarty and Lea Michele.
Proceeds from the event benefit the Dallas Symphony Association’s Education and Outreach programs including Young Strings and Young Musicians which provide free instruments and free music lessons to children in the Dallas Community.
- The Cecil and Ida Green Youth Concert Series is enjoyed by over 30,000 students every year.
- Symphony YES! creates an intimate and informal environment for approximately 5,200 students in grades K-6 and their teachers in which musicians introduce instruments, perform a variety of repertoire, and interact with their audience on school campuses.
- Music Memory Competition provides students with an exposure to, and a deep understanding and appreciations of, the world’s greatest music. While Music Memory is a nationwide program, the event in Dallas represents the largest in the country, and the only one that combines live performance with a unique opportunity for mentoring.
- Young Strings discovers, develops and promotes the musical talents of string students in the city of Dallas who are underrepresented in the field of classical music. Young Strings graduates maintain a 100% high school graduation and college admission rate. Graduates have attended leading schools of music such as the Juilliard School, Oberlin Conservatory and University of North Texas, among others.
- The Kim Noltemy Young Musicians provides strings, winds, brass, and percussion instruments and an intensive communal orchestral learning experience for underserved 1st through 8th graders in Southern Dallas. In this afterschool program, music is used as the vehicle for radical social changes and as a tool to develop the whole child.
- DSO Express provides underserved high school and community college students with free access to a high quality and enjoyable symphonic concert experience. Includes a visit to the campus by a DSO Musician, and a Q&A with the same musician after the concert.
ABOUT THE DALLAS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA LEAGUE
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. Through the participation of 1100+ members with their innumerable gifts of time, talents and treasure, MUCH has been accomplished. $1,650,000 was raised in 2021-2022 and presented to the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. Since 1998, the League has contributed more than $22 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.