The Inland Valley Business Community Foundation presented the Second Annual Spring Fashion Show on Saturday, April 26, 2014 at the Pechanga Resort and Casino to salute and recognize Temecula's local charities Project T.O.U.C.H. which provides services for homeless and S.A.F.E.
This elegant and highly attended event also highlighted the local companies in the fashion industry as well as many of Temecula's local business professionals and talents. The 300-guest ballroom gala was conceptualized by Marie Waite, Founder & Chief Executive Officer of IVBCF and her incredible team and hosted by Stephen Matley.
Some of the celebrity attendees were MTV artist Heart Hays, Cristina Coria from Survivor, World International Champion Miriam Kim, talented artist Leon Guico, and professional models Chris York, Kelly Lenahan, and Angela Wyatt.
More than 30 young men and women from the local schools participated in this spectacular fashion show along with the members of the organization. Fashion models weren't the only ones walking down the runway, children, men and women of all ages from local business and community leaders modeled designer gowns. Acclaimed singers and dance groups performed on the stage including Heart Hays singing "Straight for the Heart".
This year’s fashion show featured the following designers bridal gowns of Elyse Reuben, sports clothing line of Sports Chalet, casual summer dresses of Kohl’s, formal and evening gowns of Talk of the Town, men’s suits of Men’s Warehouse, business professional attire of Jockey Person to Person and latest trends of several other fashion designers.
IVBCF also nominated "Best Dress of the Night Award 2014" award. There were five judges on the panel including myself, where we voted for one best-dressed nominee from either the guests or the participants from the show. The winner of "The Best Dress of The Night Award 2014" was Heart Hays. Heart was styled by me wearing Sheri Hill dazzling-pink gown from the Runway Archives and Showroom.
As the LA Fashion Judge, I would like to express my deepest gratitude and heartfelt appreciation to Marie Waite and IVBCF for the opportunity in participating on the panel of judges of their Spring Fashion Show 2014. It is with great pleasure for me to join such amazing event for a great cause. Also, I am truly honored to be recognized and to receive the "Outstanding Community Service" Certificate from the California State Senator Joel Anderson. I appreciate the recognition and I'm very grateful --Thank You! It was indeed a pleasant surprise.
As the Honorable Judge on the panel of IVBCF's Spring Fashion Show I showed off my personal style by wearing a vibrant red gown with Swarovski crystals embedded on the front of the dress and the back. Last month, I saw a model walking down the runway wearing this breathtaking Zhang Jing Jing dress from the Spring/Summer 2014 Collection at the Rock That Fashion Show during the LA Fashion Week and it was just the most beautiful dress I think I have ever seen. This dress definitely stood out to me and ultimately it's all about the details. The dress is available at the Runway Archives and Showroom in Los Angeles, CA.
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