Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Simon Fashion Now - Design Wars


SouthPark Hosts Fashion, Fido and Fun with the Humane Society of Charlotte on October 21

Kicking off Simon Fashion Now at SouthPark is Trends & Friends Night on October 21, an evening of fashion, entertainment, cocktails -- and a good cause. As a special presentation at 6:30p.m., Simon Fashion Now Design Wars features a design challenge among Charlotte’s emerging fashion designers, pairing them with media models and adoptable dogs from the Humane Society of Charlotte.

Four designers will face off with fashionable looks for their celebrity models and couture canines. For additional fashionable philanthropy, shoppers can participate in a silent auction benefiting the Humane Society of Charlotte, a community resource committed to improving the lives of companion animals. Local designers, media models, adoptable pups from the Humane Society of Charlotte Through individual style consultations, the designers created inspired ensembles for their celebrity partners and pooches to showcase on the Simon Fashion Now® stage. Media model and designer partners:

• MODEL T. Strong, The Style Mayvin with DESIGNER Amanda Wagner, Amanda Wagner Designs
• MODEL Dayvee Sutton, NewsChannel 36 with DESIGNER Tara Davis, Flow by Tara Davis
• MODEL Heather Waliga, News 14 with DESIGNER Emily Kramer and Amanda Gaskins, Anno Domini Designs
• MODEL Tenikka Smith, WSOC with DESIGNER Miikelle Fowler, MiikelleDeFo

The final reveal of the collaborative designs takes place at the exclusive Design Wars show during Simon Fashion Now at SouthPark. Critiquing the design competition are well-known fashion judges Susu Bear of ScoopCharlotte.com and Carolina Bride General Manager Amy Wiegand. Joey Hewell of Fox News Rising ups the fashion factor as stylish emcee. The Humane Society of Charlotte is a community resource committed to improving the lives of companion animals through adoption, spay/neuter and education. In 2010, they placed 2,030 dogs and cats in their new forever homes, an average of 39 per week. Their spay/neuter clinics (2 locations) performed 9,721 surgeries in 2010. They are committed to treating all animals that enter our shelter with love, kindness, and dignity.

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