Last Friday evening, December 13, a vast hangar inside Plane Smart Aviation at Addison Airport was transformed into a posh party pad in honor of an equally posh reveal. The occasion? Beverly Drive Magazine’s high-flying Fashion Stars For A Cause premier.
Newly redesigned, glossy Beverly Drive represents “Southern Values, Texas Style,” and the brand-new Fashion Stars program is an ideal reflection of that two-part mission. The Stars in question include twelve beautiful and accomplished local women, and over the next several months, each will do her part to raise funds for the Suicide and Crisis Center of North Texas (SCC).
As hundreds of guests mingled among holiday décor, a three-part band played jazzy carols and area restaurants served up festive desserts. Halfway through the evening, a hush then spread through the crowd as Plane Smart’s hangar door opened to reveal an approaching jet. After docking to applause, the sleek flyer’s cabin door opened and, one by one, the Fashion Stars emerged. Talk about high drama.
This group of philanthropic ambassadors includes (pictured above, with Yvonne Crum at center and Beverly Drive Editor in Chief Carolyn Tillery, far left): Cynthia Smoot, Alex Small, Robin Brock, Antonia Hubert, Janée Hill, Britt Harless, Ashley Burghardt, Regina Bruce, Carla Miller, Hilary Kennedy, Toni Munoz-Hunt, and Rhonda Marcus.
The ladies’ attention-grabbing entrance will kick off months of awareness-raising events. Program founder Yvonne Crum explains, “This fabulous group of women range from 22 to 50, and all are dedicated to the cause. Most of them have a friend or family member who has lost someone to suicide or who suffers depression.”
Crum, a DFW Style Daily Best Dressed Honoree, is known for her own amazing sense of style. She will serve as a most glamorous honorary den mother to the group, and as the program progresses, she’ll guide the ladies through a series of smaller events pursuant to the cause. Known for her unwavering support of the SCC, Crum has served as spokeswoman and successful fundraiser for the nonprofit for many years. Fashion Stars For A Cause represents her latest initiative on behalf of the SCC, which provides support, education, a 24-hour hotline, and additional services.
“We will be hosting small get-togethers for the Fashion Stars each Thursday in January, so that guests and the Stars can see the Center and learn exactly what we do and how they can help,” says Crum. “We are focusing on the cause, and why and how SCC saves lives.”
To explore the latest issue of Beverly Drive, including the beautiful Fashion Stars For A Cause spread photographed by Shana Anderson, visit BeverlyDriveMagazine.com. The site will also provide information on upcoming events as we head into the new year. For more information on the Suicide and Crisis Center of North Texas, visit SCCenter.org.
All photos, credit Heather Lettieri for DFW Style Daily.