Fashion Show Event Benefits The Elisa Project
By Cynthia Smoot Photography by Bob Manzano
THE SCENE: Several hundred guests recently attended the 9th annual Esteem fashion show event which benefited The Elisa Project. Partygoers mingled while enjoying signature cocktails and light bites, while raffle tickets were also available for sale for the chance to win fabulous prizes.
THE VIBE: Rhonda Sargent Chambers welcomed guests and thanked them for their support of the annual event that celebrates body image and self-esteem. Tootsies store director Nerisa von Helpenstill and sales manager Dustin Holcomb then took the podium to share some of fall’s latest trends. A runway show presentation followed featuring models in the season’s must-have looks, with make-up courtesy from Blushington at The Shops Of Highland Park. DJ Blake Ward kept the vibe going after the show as partygoers continued to mingle and shop.
THE CAUSE: The event’s chairs Kathy Fisher, with daughter Isabella, and Abra Garrett, with daughter Charley led the support for The Elisa Project, founded in 1999 by Rick and Leslie McCall, in memory of their daughter Elisa McCall, who lost her life to an eating disorder. The organization is dedicated to fighting against eating disorder illnesses through education, support and advocacy. By helping to increase awareness about eating disorders and the importance of positive body image, Esteem encourages people to love themselves while striving to be healthy.