Fresh Faces of Fashion’s ringleaders Yvonne Crum and Jill Rowlett had planned on 600 attending this year’s Fresh Faces Reveal. No, it’s not like the Fresh Faces of Fashion that took place back in March at Stanley Korshak and the Crescent. This is the one in which there is a fashion show including the 2012 FFF (Bailey Coon, Caroline Cooper, Samantha Davies, Grace Davis, Amy Wells Havins, Allison Wiley Lent, Katy Messersmith, Carla Miller, Kaylyn Montgomery, Lauren Parsons, Lynsey Wiley Provost and Krystal Schlegel) and the drawing of the raffle ticket for the Mercedes Benz. But remember — both benefited the Suicide and Crisis Center of North Texas.
Instead of 600, it seemed like way more than that came and kept coming and coming. No way to tell since there was no check-in, but they did show up. Thank heaven, there were all types of fun to keep the Faces, families and friends busy.
For instance, mom Nanci Masso and dotter/owner of Facelogic Spa Faryn Clark were set up in the back of Park Place showcasing their Magic Cookie, a gluten-free/meal replacement product. While the cookies were being swiped up, the cutout of “Dancing With The Stars” William Levy was getting many flashes. It seems that Nanci and Faryn traveled to Hollywood and William tried a cookie.
Nearby, lip readings were being done by Mickey Williams. Robert Weatherley had to be coerced into trying his lip sticking.
Speaking of faces, face femme fatale Renee Rouleau was giddy about her stepson, Alex Oger, who had just been mentioned in the Wall Street Journal about his technology chores for Lexus.
In the meantime, Park Place marketing gal Carolyn Alvey admitted that the cars that were covered with drop cloths were the ultra-cool 2013 Mercedes-Benz SL550. Let’s talk drop-dead-dramatic convertibles!
As the crowd grew especially at the bars and even cuisine cutie Wendy Krispin stood guard over a “wine oops,” preventing folks from slipping on the spill, the FFF joined family and friends before making their catwalk. Precocious Miriam Fender, age 4, strutted her stuff on the runway. Give her a dozen or so years and she’ll have fine-tuned her stance with the help of mother Andrea.
On the other hand, runway/ camera-candy draws Courtney Marsh, Cathy Vieth and Joani White were proving your heels can never be too high, your hair too blonde or your bust too robust.
Not so fresh-faced was Greg Asher. Still, the dear boy with his non-Nair look stopped traffic with his attire and pouty look.
As the crowd started getting into over-capacity even with the additional rooms, the show started. Alas, the success of the overcrowding proved a challenge for the speaker system. In the room where the staging was “step up” and Park Place presented a check for $10,000 to the Suicide and Crisis Center, it was a situation where hearing aides would have felt a challenge. On the other hand, the room across the way had speakers that hadn’t taken their vitamins, so the crowd kept chatting and charming.
With a brief break the show on the runway began with the FFF of 2012 walking their way. Gotta admit that Amy Havins looked right at home on the catwalk, while adorable Samantha Davies‘s shyness kept her head down much to the “Oh, darn” of those who wanted to see her cute KXAS face.
It seemed like the FFF had hardly unveiled the cars in the two rooms (remember these weren’t the cars that were being raffled off), than the show of Stanley Korshak fashion were shown with Joy Cioci clothes.
Finally, the drawing was held and there was silence as everyone looked around the rooms for a hand to go up or a shriek to be heard, when Vy Tran‘s name was announced. She was nowhere to be seen. Alas, it was once again a situation where online raffle purchases don’t mean you have to be at the event to pick up the prize and be the envy of all.