Friday, April 30, 2010

The Starlight Ball / CMN meeting

Last night I was part of a pretty amazing event. It was the Starlight Ball, benefiting the Children's Hospital Foundation (formerly Chidren's Medical Research Institute), and it was fun! I was a model in the fashion show they had as part of the evening's entertainment. Ruth Meyers Inc., in Nichols Hills, provided all the clothing.

Ok, can we first talk about their decor?! I would kill to have our decorations for our CF gala look like this! Inside, it wasn't even recognizable as the Oklahoma Golf & Country Club. They had the walls draped with white fabric, and colored uplights completely set the mood of each room. There were touches of mirror and silver everywhere. They even had silver sequin tablecloths, people! I don't mean some sequins scattered about the fabric. The ENTIRE thing was sequins. It would be so inappropriate on my kitchen table but I have to admit I was doing some coveting.

You can kind of see here how the had the runway set up. We walked in a U-shape through the chairs. I really enjoyed doing it that way with the people that close. It had better energy than most runway shows I've done.

In the bottom right corner of the next picture you can get a glimpse of the aforementioned table cloth.
Ok, so now that the "drooling over the decor" portion of this post is finished we can move on to pictures that actually have people in them!
I was so excited to see Lauren Masters (far left) there as one of the models! She was second runner up at the pageant. You may remember her in her gorgeous gold gown in my pictures of that night. In between us is the oh-so-beautiful Heather Rouba, Mrs. Oklahoma 2009. She has become such a good friend of mine and it is fun that we can do events like this together.
Here Heather and I are with Cortney Smith. She is another friend from the modeling world that I have worked with for a long time. It was good to see her there. I love this pic: tan blonde, pasty brunette, tan blonde.Speaking of pasty... Note to self, if you are going to be wearing a bikini in front of hundreds of people, it might be smart to break out the self tanner. Yes, we are wearing fur coats over our swimsuits. All of us had to. It was definitely an eye catching start to the show!
Me and Heather in our finale dresses. I am going to use this moment to plug the Bobbi Brown eyeshadow color, Forest. We both have it on. It only seems right. :)
Here we are with some of the other models. All of the girls in this picture, except me, are with Heather's modeling agency, Anthony David. They all did a wonderful job. We won't talk about how much younger than me they are.
Here's all of us!
It was a really fun event, and for a wonderful cause!
On Wednesday morning I met with Jan Dunham, director of the Children's Miracle Network. I learned more about what they do and found out that their Champion Child for the year is a 13-year-old girl with cystic fibrosis, Shea Retherford. The money that CMN raises actually goes to the Children's Hospital Foundation. The money is used for endowments to bring the best doctors and research scientists to OU Medical Center and the Children's Hospital. So many of our state's top specialists, and so much of the amazing research that has been developed here, are a result of these endowments.
I am excited to work with Jan and the Children's Miracle Network this next year! I will be speaking with Hayden at their telethon on June 6th and I hope to be a part of many other events to come.
I have really enjoyed my week so far and have a lot more coming up! Stay tuned!

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