Monday, March 1, 2010

The American Foundation for the Blind's Center on Vision Loss launches "Desgining with a Vision"





The rain flowed and so did the champagne as Honorary Chairs Minnie Caruth, Linda Ivy and Dee Simmons welcomed 135 guests who braved the thunderstorms to attend the official launch party of Designing with A Vision, at the beautiful home of Bill & Heidi Dillon. Barbara Brice was unable to attend (hospital adventure), but fellow Chairs Bobbie Sue Williams, Bri Crum and Heidi thanked event "Czarinas" D'Andra Simmons, Hassie Harrison, Sara Faye Egan and Sarah Losinger and event committee Carol Seay, Ramona Jones, Marilyn Hailey, Dori Wright and Kelly Bennett who have worked diligently to create this unique and not-to-be-missed event.

How does he do that? Is the first question people asked as they enjoyed mouthwatering canap├ęs from Bella Restaurant whilst viewing photographs of the events focus - couture designs by Sergey Ermakov. Sergey is blind and dresses the famous, elite and those that love to wear beautiful clothes in the Ukraine. He lost his vision at the age of 11 from diabetic retinopathy. This is his first showing in the United States - and it's here in Dallas!

Designing with a Vision is two events on April 16, 2010 at the Fairmont Hotel. They include (1) Blintz & Bellini Bruncheon and (2) Evening Runway & Cocktail Party in the Suite 206 Lounge for younger Fashionistas. A majority of the expenses have already been funded so ticket and table sales will go directly to support the Center on Vision Loss, and not pay hotel, meals or travel expenses. Both events are being produced by our very own fashion maven, Jan Strimple.

Invites went out this week for the sit-down morning Bruncheon and separate evening event. Contact Abi Erickson at 214-438-3515 or aerickson@afb.net for details or invitations to either event. The events theme is "living successfully with Vision Loss".

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