Fashionable Philanthropy

Dallas designer’s dream allows these women to realize important mission

Dallas designer’s dream allows women to realize important mission

Missy Phipps, LeeAnne Locken, Melissa Cary, Holly Reed, Laura Downing
Missy Phipps, LeeAnne Locken, Melissa Cary, Holly Reed, Laura Downing Photo by Bob Manzano
Esé Azénabor with models
Esé Azénabor with models wearing her fall/winter 2016 collection. Photo by Thomas Garza
Ken Weber, Allison Mitchell
Ken Weber, Allison Mitchell  Photo by Bob Manzano
Grant Farmer, Gina Ginsburg
Grant Farmer, Gina Ginsburg Photo by Bob Manzano
Jennifer Gaydos-Hartman, Jared Supina
Jennifer Gaydos-Hartman, Jared Supina Photo by Bob Manzano
Chuck Steelman, Eric Grembowski
Chuck Steelman, Eric Grembowski Photo by Bob Manzano
Esé Azénabor FW 2016
Esé Azénabor fall/winter 2016 looks. Photo by Thomas Garza
Esé Azénabor FW 2016
Esé Azénabor fall/winter 2016 look. Photo by Thomas Garza
Kay Jones, Kunthear Mam-Douglas
Kay Jones, Kunthear Mam-Douglas Photo by Bob Manzano
Kristen Greenberg, Phyllis Comu, Dr. Naila Malik, Lindsay Lee McCain
Kristen Greenberg, Phyllis Comu, Dr. Naila Malik, Lindsay Lee McCain Photo by Bob Manzano
Missy Phipps, LeeAnne Locken, Melissa Cary, Holly Reed, Laura Downing
Esé Azénabor with models
Ken Weber, Allison Mitchell
Grant Farmer, Gina Ginsburg
Jennifer Gaydos-Hartman, Jared Supina
Chuck Steelman, Eric Grembowski
Esé Azénabor FW 2016
Esé Azénabor FW 2016
Kay Jones, Kunthear Mam-Douglas
Kristen Greenberg, Phyllis Comu, Dr. Naila Malik, Lindsay Lee McCain

What: Ally’s Wish and Esé Azénabor present a Venetian Dream

Where: Home of Tricia Sims

The 411: Local designer Esé Azénabor recently partnered with the Ally’s Wish Boots and Blessings Gala host committee for an evening of fashion and philanthropy to kick off the countdown to the Flower Mound-based organization’s second annual affair. Azénabor showcased her 2016 spring collection at New York Fashion Week, but these guests got an exclusive preview of the fall 2016 looks from her Venetian Dream collection (and perhaps a few ideas for what to wear to fall’s most important charity balls). They also enjoyed sweet treats by Jenny Layne Bakery and sips courtesy of Sweet Beat Vodka and Community Beer. Real Housewives of Dallas star LeeAnne Locken kept the program moving.

Inspired by the loss of their dear friend, Allyson Hendrickson, to ovarian cancer, Missy Phipps, Holly Reed, Melissa Cary, and Heather Bryan founded Ally’s Wish to grant a last wish to young mothers battling terminal illnesses. In just two years, the women have raised more than $150,000 and granted wishes like helicopter rides over the Grand Canyon and adventures swimming with dolphins to 16 mothers. The gala is slated for April 30 at Gilley’s Dallas. Tickets start at $150 and can be purchased online.

Who: Gina Ginsburg, Grant Farmer, Ken Weber, Allison Mitchell, Chuck Steelman, Melissa Rountree, Dawn Mellon, Kristen Greenberg, Phyllis Comu, Dr. Naila Malik, and Lindsay Lee McCain.

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