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Annual Luncheon & Fashion Show

17th Annual Luncheon and Fashion Show

Attitudes & Attire™ hosted its 17th Annual Luncheon and Fashion Show on Thursday February 27, 2014 in the Grand Pavilion of the Dallas Trade Mart.  We are so grateful to everyone who helped to make the event a success!

View photos from La Point Photography on our Facebook page and tay tuned for more photos and video to be posted soon.  

Lyn Berman, founder and executive director of Attitudes & Attire™, presented the agency’s 2014 Kim Dawson Award to recipients Serena Connelly and Betsy Healy, Co-Founders of Human Rights Initiative of North Texas.

Dallas’ Beauty “Fix It Guru” Christi Harris served as Honorary Chair for the event.  With over 30 years of experience, Harris’ philosophy is to empower teens and women of all ages and lifestyles to appreciate their individual beauty and perfect their preferred look, maximizing both confidence and charisma.

The 17th Annual Luncheon and Fashion Show featured fashions from the Attitudes & Attire™ boutique and designer Eileen Fisher. The event drew more than 600 attendees and all proceeds will benefit Attitudes & Attire™.

We invite you to learn more about our past events:

Pictures from Thomas Garza Photography

Dallas Morning News article

Oh So Cynthia's blog

My Sweet Charity blog

View photos from our October 2012 Kickoff Party.

View photos from our 2012 Luncheon and Fashion Show.

About the Kim Dawson Attitude Award

Attitudes & Attire™ Founder Lyn Berman created the Kim Dawson Attitude Award to honor one woman annually whose standout personality and accomplishments exemplify the full potential of all women. Kim Dawson understood first hand the difficulties facing women today. In 1973, she conquered her own set of challenges to found her own company—a modeling agency—at a time when it was difficult for women to own their own business. The Kim Dawson Agency became an internationally respected name in the world of fashion.

Because of her knowledge of the challenges facing all women, Kim was wonderful and supportive to everyone she met. She treated all women with respect, and assured them they can “rise above it all.” In 2010, Kim Dawson passed away at the age of 85. Although Kim is deeply missed, her legacy lives on in the many lives she touched and in the example she set for others.

The annual recipient of the Kim Dawson Attitude Award is based on two key dimensions: who she is and how she empowers others.

Who she is:
Image. She has a professional image and a commanding presence.
Committed. She devotes her time to helping others.
Resourceful. She maximizes available avenues and people.
Attitude. She exudes confidence and self-esteem.
Self Starter. She takes the necessary steps to make her own life better.
Integrity. She is honest and dependable.

How she empowers others:
Confidence. She instills the confidence in others that they can do anything.
Self Respect. She teaches others to respect themselves and demand respect from others.
Role Model. She does it before she expects it to be done by others.
High Expectations. She sets high standards and believes you can achieve them. 

Past Kim Dawson Attitude Award Winners

2013 – Dr. Sandra Chapman
2012 – Sarah Losinger
2011 – In Memory of Kim Dawson & Sylvan Landau
2010 – Caroline Rose Hunt
2009 – Karen K. Farris
2008 – Becky Sykes
2007 – Sandra & Kym Yancey
2006 – Cheryl Unis Mansour
2005 – Sylvan Landau
2004 – Bob & Gail Olmsted
2003 – Marilyn Augur
2002 – Elaine Agather
2001 – Ebby Halliday & Mary Frances Burleson
2000 – Karen Shuford
1999 – Ellen Terry
1998 – Matrice Ellis-Kirk




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