DIFFA Sneak Peek

House of DIFFA fans get a glimpse of the goods at glam preview party

House of DIFFA fans get a glimpse of the goods at glam preview party

Jim DiMarino, Brittanie Buchanan Oleniczak, diffa media preview party
Jim DiMarino, Brittanie Buchanan Oleniczak  Photo by Shana Anderson
Allison Edwards, Bethany Siggins, Jackson, DIFFA preview party
Allison Edwards, Bethany Siggins, Jackson  Photo by Shana Anderson
Teresa Frosini, Stuart Boslow, diffa media preview
Teresa Frosini, Stuart Boslow  Photo by Shana Anderson
Trisha Boulogne, Francisco Rizo, diffa media preview
Trisha Boulogne, Francisco Rizo Photo by Shana Anderson
Rob Bradford, Steve Kemble, Christopher Wright, Stenly Poks, diffa media preview party
Rob Bradford, Steve Kemble, Christopher Wright, Stenly Poks Photo by Shana Anderson
Masha Planey, Simona Beal, diffa media preview party
Masha Planey, Simona Beal  Photo by Shana Anderson
Lisa Spraggins, Jennifer Applbaum, diffa media preview party
Lisa Spraggins, Jennifer Applbaum Photo by Shana Anderson
Robert Weatherly, Alexa Parra, diffa media preview
Robert Weatherly, Alexa Parra  Photo by Shana Anderson
Fred Jones, Debra Jones, Kathryn Knox, Jessica Ventouras, media preview party diffa
Fred Jones, Debra Jones, Kathryn Knox, Jessica Ventouras Photo by Shana Anderson
Danielle Dicesare, Ricky Grunden, diffa media preview party
Danielle Dicesare, Ricky Grunden Photo by Shana Anderson
Carla Ponder, Tre Wilcox, Norma Johnson, DIFFA media preview party
Carla Ponder, Tre Wilcox, Norma Johnson Photo by Shana Anderson
Anne Stodghill, Kristina Wren, DIFFA media preview party
Anne Stodghill, Kristina Wren  Photo by Shana Anderson
Alex Farr, John Bobbitt, DIFFA preview party
Alex Farr, John Bobbitt Photo by Shana Anderson
rob bradford, diffa media preview party
Mask by Rob Bradford. Photo by Shana Anderson
shane walker, diffa media preview event
Mask by Shane Walker. Photo by Shana Anderson
Christian Walker, diffa media preview party
Mask by Christian Walker. Photo by Shana Anderson
diffa media preview party, alex stone
Mask by Alex Stone. Photo by Shana Anderson
diffa media preview party
House of DIFFA Collection 2014 jacket. Photo by Shana Anderson
diffa media preview party
House of DIFFA Collection 2014 jacket. Photo by Shana Anderson
diffa jackets, diffa media preview party
House of DIFFA Collection 2014 jacket. Photo by Shana Anderson
Jim DiMarino, Brittanie Buchanan Oleniczak, diffa media preview party
Allison Edwards, Bethany Siggins, Jackson, DIFFA preview party
Teresa Frosini, Stuart Boslow, diffa media preview
Trisha Boulogne, Francisco Rizo, diffa media preview
Rob Bradford, Steve Kemble, Christopher Wright, Stenly Poks, diffa media preview party
Masha Planey, Simona Beal, diffa media preview party
Lisa Spraggins, Jennifer Applbaum, diffa media preview party
Robert Weatherly, Alexa Parra, diffa media preview
Fred Jones, Debra Jones, Kathryn Knox, Jessica Ventouras, media preview party diffa
Danielle Dicesare, Ricky Grunden, diffa media preview party
Carla Ponder, Tre Wilcox, Norma Johnson, DIFFA media preview party
Anne Stodghill, Kristina Wren, DIFFA media preview party
Alex Farr, John Bobbitt, DIFFA preview party
rob bradford, diffa media preview party
shane walker, diffa media preview event
Christian Walker, diffa media preview party
diffa media preview party, alex stone
diffa media preview party
diffa media preview party
diffa jackets, diffa media preview party

Founder Melissa Enriquez and director Carrie White opened the doors to their Gallerie Noir in the Dallas Design District for an exclusive House of DIFFA 2014 preview party. Everyone in attendance was in for an evening of exciting reveals.

The stylish event afforded guests a first-hand look at some of the stunning jackets in this year’s collection, which includes creations by Alton Lane, Edo Popken, BCBGMAXAZRIA and Kenneth Cole, just to name a few. All of the jackets will be up for auction at this year’s main event, themed Masquerade, set for March 29 at the Omni Dallas.

Attendees sipped on cocktails provided by Patron and wine provided by Layer Cake, while tunes from DJ Joe Ramirez revved up the scene. DIFFA chairman of the board Brittanie Buchanan Oleniczak, event chair Jim DiMarino and honorary chair Simona Beal made the rounds, chatting about what is sure to be the hottest social ticket of the spring.

Supporters — including Amy Vanderoef, Jennifer Applbaum, John Fayad, John Phifer Marrs, Joseph Minton, Trisha Boulogne, Francisco Rizo, LeeAnne Locken, Steve Kemble, Robert Weatherly, Tre Wilcox, Anne Stodghill, David Kiger, John Bobbitt, Greg Haynes Johnson, Dawn Neufeld and Christopher Wright — perused the fabulous jackets on display and got a sneak peek at one-of-a-kind auction packages.

The preview party also boasted dazzling masquerade masks designed by Gallerie Noir, Lucrecia Waggoner, Monica Starr Botanical Arts, Alex Stone, Christian Walker, Askari Collection, John Stafira, Rob Bradford, Shane Walker and John Ahrens/Customworks. To help with fundraising, the masks were auctioned off to the highest and luckiest bidders.

The Dallas chapter of the Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS was formed in 1984 to support the fight against HIV/AIDS by drawing on the contributions of world-renowned creative and corporate leaders representing all branches of the design-related industries.