Write A Big Check for Big Brothers Big Sisters – We Did and You Can Too!

Fundraiser : Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Iowa : 2013 (Part 1)Have you ever wanted to be in one of these photos – you know, the one where someone hands you a check the size of a mini-billboard with your name on the, “Pay to the Order Of” line? We (HM and our sponsors, House of Sherell and Sherell Ra Sha Inc) took the first step this month.

You’ve heard it’s better to give than receive… well, we’re paying it forward. Sherell Ra Sha Inc Founder, CEO, Deborah Morris and recent HM MODEL Kona Lumeh participated in a Leadership course project at the Des Moines Area Community College, where they are both students in the Fashion Design & Marketing Management program.

Their project benefiting Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Iowa was the kickoff effort for our December fundraising gala. If you missed the first part, you can still be participate in the second inning!

Join us for Fashion For a Cause Too on Saturday, December 21st at the West Des Moines Public Library @ 2 pm, where our special guest will be Miss Iowa Teen USA Amanda Armstrong. Makeover Marathon Winner, Ms. Katie Woodward will reveal her red-carpet look on the runway, sponsored by Anani Salon & Spa, the Official Makeover Headquarters of Haute Midwest Magazine. Official HM Designer, GSIA will auction runway looks at the event, with all proceeds benefiting Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Iowa.

This exciting time of fashion and fun is free and open to the public – so telephone and tell a friend to meet you there! Come and bring a generous donation for Big Brothers Big Sisters. When you make your donation, you can sign your name too on the next big check for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Iowa! If you donate online, please tell them Haute Midwest sent you! Let’s have a great time and be a part of something big!

Photo Courtesy of Sara Bishop, Resource Development Specialist at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Iowa,  from the first part of our fundraising effort, which continues at Fashion For a Cause Too. (Pictured: From Left to Right: Sara Bishop, Lisa Green, Deborah Morris, and Katie Woodward.)


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Miss Iowa Teen USA to Guest Appear at GSIA Fashion Show

Haute Midwest Magazine
NEWS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

MISS IOWA TEEN USA AMANDA ARMSTRONG
TO GUEST APPEAR @ GSIA RUNWAY BENEFIT FOR BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS

Haute Midwest Magazine to Partner with Designer GSIA and Anani Salon & Spa to Host Holiday Makeover & Charity Fashion Show With Special Guest Miss Iowa Teen USA

WEST DES MOINES November 27, 2013 – IOWA based Fashion publication, Haute Midwest (HM) Magazine (hautemidwest.com) is partnering with apparel / accessory designer, GSIA (Shenica Graham) of WEST DES MOINES, and Anani Salon & Spa of ANKENY (ananisalonandspa.com), to raise money for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Iowa. This Midwest fashion week begins December 13, with a holiday makeover for an Iowa woman, and culminates in a fashion show with special guest, Miss Iowa Teen USA Amanda Armstrong.

Anani Salon & Spa, (Top 100 Salon in America / Elle Magazine (2010)), the Official Makeover Headquarters of Haute Midwest Magazine, will host a total transformation including massage, facial, haircut and color, makeup application, and shellac manicure for an Iowa woman. Visit Anani Salon & Spa at ananisalonandspa.com. The winner will also receive a style consultation and one complete look from GSIA designs. GSIA was most recently featured in the House of Sherell Fashion Show earlier this month at the Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC), and on the November cover of HM.

To round out this exciting week, the makeover winner will have a red carpet reveal by GSIA, Official Designer of Haute Midwest Magazine, when the designer previews her Spring 2014 line at the West Des Moines Public Library on Saturday, December 21st at 2:00 pm. As part of HM’s “Sisterhood of The Traveling Tiaras,” the reigning 2014 Miss Iowa Teen USA Amanda Armstrong will join the runway show following an interview for the documentary.

Select apparel and accessories will be auctioned with all proceeds benefiting Big Brothers Big Sisters. Admission to the runway show is free and open to the public. Guests are encouraged to bring a generous donation for Big Brothers Big Sisters. Makeover hopefuls may register for a chance to win at http://hautemidwest.com/2013/11/16/win-a-holiday-makeover/. For more details, visit the OFFICIAL HAUTE MIDWEST WEBSITE at http://hautemidwest.com, contact editor @ hautemidwest.com.

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Haute Midwest Magazine to Host Fashion For a Cause Too

Haute Midwest Magazine
NEWS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

HAUTE MIDWEST MAGAZINE TO HOST
FASHION FOR A CAUSE TOO

Haute Midwest Magazine to Partner With
Designer GSIA and Anani Salon & Spa
to Host Holiday Makeover & Charity Fashion Show

WEST DES MOINES November 23, 2013 – IOWA based Fashion magazine, Haute Midwest (HM) (hautemidwest.com) is partnering with apparel / accessory designer, GSIA (Shenica Graham) of WEST DES MOINES, and Anani Salon & Spa of ANKENY (ananisalonandspa.com) to raise money for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Iowa. This Midwest fashion week begins December 13th with a holiday makeover for an Iowa woman, and culminates in a fashion show.

Anani Salon & SpaAnani Salon & Spa, (a Top 100 Salon in America / Elle Magazine (2010)), the Official Makeover Headquarters of Haute Midwest, will host a total transformation including massage, facial, haircut and color, makeup application, and shellac manicure for an Iowa woman.

She will also receive a complimentary style consultation and a complete look from GSIA designs. GSIA was most recently featured in the House of Sherell Fashion Show earlier this month at the Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC – ANKENY), and on the November cover of HM.

GSIATo round out this exciting week, the winner will have a red-carpet reveal when GSIA previews its Spring 2014 line at the West Des Moines Public Library on Saturday, December 21st at 2:00 pm. Select apparel and accessories will be auctioned with all proceeds benefiting Big Brothers Big Sisters.

Admission to the runway show is free and open to the public. Guests are encouraged to bring a generous donation for Big Brothers Big Sisters. Makeover hopefuls may register for a chance to win at http://hautemidwest.com/2013/11/16/win-a-holiday-makeover/. For more details, visit the OFFICIAL HAUTE MIDWEST WEBSITE at http://hautemidwest.com, contact Shenica Graham at (678) 790 – 2841, or email editor@hautemidwest.com.

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A Midwest Fashion Show!

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Join us for the first annual fashion show and banquet

by House of Sherell! GSHENICA Designs is a Platinum Sponsor of this unprecedented, must-see event. Seating is limited so do not delay. All tickets will be sold in advance (no ticket sales at the door). Sponsorship opportunities are available. Are you in business? Ad space is also available!

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This event is listed on the WHOTV (Des Moines News Channel 13) Community Events Calendar!

What: Fashion Show and Banquet
When: Wednesday, November 6th, 2013
Where: The Iowa Culinary Institute™ (ici™) Bistro at Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC)
Attire: Semi-Formal
Admission: Doors open at 6:00 PM
Admission Cost: $ 40 US per person – Tickets are available now!


More details at https://sherellrasha.com/events/