Fresh Start Women’s Foundation celebrated the 23rd Annual Fresh Start Gala on March 9 at The Phoenician. The 600 guests at the black-tie affair enjoyed a fashions presented by Tim Braun and Katherine Broderick from Neiman Marcus Scottsdale during the cocktail hour.
Margaret Merritt from Margaret Merritt Productions pulled the looks for the models, creating a bright and glamorous display. Titled Art of Fashion, the podium featured the latest trends as identified by Ken Downing, Neiman Marcus senior vice president and fashion director: Free Spirit, Colorful Personality, Urban Sophisticate and Hopeless Romantic.
Merrit’s designers selection included Zac Posen, Monique Lhuillier, Etro, Dolce and Gabbana, Balmian, Carolina Herrera, Oscar de la Renta and Alice and Olivia. Fashions were accessorized with precious jewelry by Coomi, who is known for her high karat gold and exotic gemstones pieces.
Merritt added whimsical butterflies and flower headbands as her personal touch to the vibrant display.
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H O P E L E S S R O M A N T I C
Indulge your inner dreamer with ruffles, flounces and bows from head to toe
C O L O R F U L P E R S O N A L I T Y
Rediscover your playful side with watercolor prints, neon brights and sorbet shades
U R B A N S O P H I S T I C A T E
Explore your sartorial side with sharp blazers, polished power suits and more tailored staples
F R E E S P I R I T
Appease the adventurer within via vivid patterns, textural elements and rich spice tones