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Charitable Dallasites dress for success at stylish Light the Runway kickoff

Charitable Dallasites dress for success at Light the Runway kickoff

8.	Phyllis Comu, Janet Fresquez, Shona Gilbert, Dawn Mellon, light the runway kickoff event
Phyllis Comu, Janet Fresquez, Shona Gilbert, Dawn Mellon Photo by Thomas Garza
9.	Nina Lowe, Adrienne Isom, Harriet Kelly Gibbe, LaByron Compston, Carson Carney, Ashley Amphan, light the runway kickoff event
Nina Lowe, Adrienne Isom, Harriet Kelly Gibbe, LaByron Compston, Carson Carney, Ashley Amphan Photo by Thomas Garza
Shona and Arlo Gilbert, light the runway kick off event
Shona Gilbert, Arlo Gilbert Photo by Thomas Garza
4.	Molly Axline, Tamara Castillas, Lori Moraine, light the runway kick off event
Molly Axline, Tamara Castillas, Lori Moraine Photo by Thomas Garza
6.	Michael Rodriguez, Imran Sheikh, Fathay Smith, light the runway kickoff event
Michael Rodriguez, Imran Sheikh, Fathay Smith Photo by Thomas Garza
1.	Prashe Shah and Suraj Jagannathan, light the runway kick off event
Dagmar Voracek, Duke Morse Photo by Thomas Garza
Sarah Jones and Ty Thomas, light the runway kick off event
Sarah Jones, Ty Thomas Photo by Thomas Garza
Janet Fresquez and Dawn Mellon, light the runway kickoff event
Janet Fresquez, Dawn Mellon Photo by Thomas Garza
11.	Tamara Castillas and LeeAnne Locken, light the runway kickoff event
Tamara Castillas, LeeAnne Locken Photo by Thomas Garza
8.	Phyllis Comu, Janet Fresquez, Shona Gilbert, Dawn Mellon, light the runway kickoff event
9.	Nina Lowe, Adrienne Isom, Harriet Kelly Gibbe, LaByron Compston, Carson Carney, Ashley Amphan, light the runway kickoff event
Shona and Arlo Gilbert, light the runway kick off event
4.	Molly Axline, Tamara Castillas, Lori Moraine, light the runway kick off event
6.	Michael Rodriguez, Imran Sheikh, Fathay Smith, light the runway kickoff event
1.	Prashe Shah and Suraj Jagannathan, light the runway kick off event
Sarah Jones and Ty Thomas, light the runway kick off event
Janet Fresquez and Dawn Mellon, light the runway kickoff event
11.	Tamara Castillas and LeeAnne Locken, light the runway kickoff event

To kick off this year’s festivities, Dress for Success Dallas threw a Light the Runway kickoff at Aria Stone Gallery in the Dallas Design District.

Guests — including Dawn Mellon, Lisa Petty, Scott Murray, Neale Jones, Phyllis Comu, Shona and Arlo Gilbert, and LeeAnne Locken — sipped custom cocktails by Deep Eddy Vodka, light bites by Bone Daddy’s and sweet treats by Tart Bakery while a rockin’ DJ provided the background tunes.

A raffle for handmade jewelry by Shona added some excitement — and put another $1,000 in the coffers for Dress for Success Dallas, to help fund its women’s empowerment programs.

Event chair Janet Fresquez shared details with the group, including the theme for this year’s father-daughter fashion show: “Garden Party Rocks.” The fundraiser will be professionally produced by Harriet Kelly Gibbe and will feature local celebrities and their daughters sporting the latest fashions.

In keeping with this year’s theme, Light the Runway, set for May 15, will be held poolside at the elegant home of Faye Briggs, who has one of the most beautiful backyard escapes in Dallas. Tickets, tables and sponsorships can still be purchased online.

Dress for Success promotes the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a network of support and the career development tools to help women thrive in work and in life.