4th Annual Food In Fashion

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

PARTNER: Parigi

MODEL: Jennifer Davis Long

DESIGNER: Status Design Studio, Sarah Thomas

PARTNER: Americano

MODEL: Alivia Smith

DESIGNER: Audrie Austin

PARTNER: Qdoba Mexican Eats

MODEL: FeLisa Gambrell

DESIGNER: Truanjl

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

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