It was a huge honor to emcee this year’s 4th annual Food in Fashion with my beautiful wife D’Andra Simmons at the newly opened Virgin Hotels Dallas. I was also able to set up a quick on site studio to capture some of the fashion designs as well.
One month ago, 12 restaurants and restaurant-related businesses were introduced to 11 fashion designers. They were given one month to create. The only direction given to the designers was that at least ten percent of what is visible must come from their restaurant partner.
Proceeds from Food in Fashion benefit career-development programs in the restaurant and hospitality industries. The need for a skilled restaurant and hospitality workforce is great in North Texas.
D'Andra and I being foodies absolutely enjoyed our evening for a great cause!
DESIGNER: Lizzie Jones, Retrograde Designs
PARTNER: Jose on Lover’s
MODEL: Sara de la Cruz
DESIGNER: House of No Lady
PARTNER: Asian Mint
MODEL: Derrel Hall
DESIGNER: Abi Ferrin
MODEL: Jennifer Davis Long
DESIGNER: Status Design Studio, Sarah Thomas
MODEL: Alivia Smith
DESIGNER: Audrie Austin
PARTNER: Qdoba Mexican Eats
MODEL: FeLisa Gambrell
PARTNER: Henry’s Homemade Ice Cream
MODEL: Danica Cheung
DESIGNER: Ivette Custom Design
PARTNER: La Madeline French Bakery and Cafe
MODEL: Sonia Quezada
DESIGNER: El Centro College design students under the guidance of Maria Luna
PARTNER: Greenville Avenue Pizza Co.
MODEL: Maria Murillo
DESIGNER: Tatiana Diane
PARTNER: The Owner’s Box
MODEL: Tatiana Diane
DESIGNER: University of North Texas design students under the guidance of Dr. Kim Williams and Margaret McKoin of The Time Group
PARTNER: Old Hickory at The Gaylord Texan
MODEL: Ty Cain