A Couture Cause Trend Guide 2016
The past few months have been non-stop for me and my pal, Lyndsey. We took on a massive undertaking of hosting the A Couture Cause event benefitting a charity she co-founded, Youth Hope Association, and another charity very close to my family’s heart, the Amschwand Sarcoma Cancer Foundation. In the past three years this event occurred, a calendar was created as a way to raise funds for charity. However, this year we decided to create a trend guide instead. The guide featured some incredible ladies in Houston who Lyndsey styled and I photographed. After months of styling and shooting, I am happy to say we have a beautifully printed trend guide! You can see the full version of our 2016 Trend Guide HERE.
The A Couture Cause event was this past Thursday, January 21st. We had sell out fete and a good time had by all. And most importantly, we were able to raise help two local and very worthy charities which direct help cancer patients and their families by providing housing, support as well as fund research for Sarcoma, a rare form of cancer. This type of cancer took my brother-in-law, Ben, in 2010.
Because I’m such a terrible public speaker, I totally bombed my speech that I gave to our guests. I had all these things I wanted to say and people I wanted to thank but the sudden sweats and light headedness made me cut things short and pass the mic! I couldn’t further embarrass myself or anyone involved with our mission! But I will say it here; I want to thank Missy Bellinger, Founder of the Amschwand Sarcoma Cancer Foundation, for believing in me and Lyndsey and for her guidance these past few months. Missy has dedicated her life to funding Sarcoma research and is hands on with the Sarcoma patients who receive assistance through her foundation.
I want to thank my co-creator Lyndsey Zorich, who has such a big heart! There are so few people who have the passion AND the “know how” to pull off fund raisers such as this one! She is one of the founders of Youth Hope Association, a charity which helps children with pediatric cancer by providing support and themed based events and putting smiles on their faces while they are in treatment.
Thank you to Justin James for snapping the photos of Lyndsey and myself for the guide. It's always difficult for taking self portraits so we were glad you were there! We also had so many generous sponsors, volunteers and guests who have supported A Couture Cause and these charities every step of the way. THANK YOU!
Now that we have taken a day of “rest,” let the planning commence for A Couture Cause 2017!