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ESTEEM co-chairs Charley Garrett, Abra Garrett, Kathy Fielder, and Isabella Fielder

Event chairs Kathy Fisher, with daughter Isabella, and Abra Garrett, with daughter Charley, were joined by more than 200 attendees for the 9th annual ESTEEM Fashion Show on Thursday, September 6, 2018, which benefited The Elisa Project (TEP).

Hosted by Tootsies at The Plaza at Preston Center, partygoers arrived and mingled while enjoying signature cocktails courtesy of Kruto Vodka and light bites donated by Doug Boster Catering while perusing the latest fall fashions. Raffle tickets were also available for sale for the chance to win fabulous prizes from Amanda Sterett Jewelry, Veranda Club & Spa at the Hilton Anatole, KF Designs – Isabella Collection by Kathy Fielder, Mathew Trent Jewelry, Verona Privé Maison and Robin Jackson Photography.

At the appointed time, attendees gathered upstairs for the evening’s highlight, the ESTEEM fashion show.  As guests took their seats, founder, event producer and TEP board member Rhonda Sargent Chambers welcomed all and thanked them for their support of the ninth annual event that celebrates body image and self-esteem. By helping to increase awareness about eating disorders and the importance of positive body image, Esteem encourages people to love themselves while striving to be healthy.

Chambers then recognized co-chairs Kathy Fielder and Abra Garrett and their daughters, for their hard work in ensuring this year’s success.  The co-chairs came to the stage to add their gratitude to all, including event sponsors: TOOTSIES, Eating Recovery Center, KRUTO Vodka, Blushington, Doug Boster Catering, Lawson Even Rentals, Center for Discovery, The Renfrew Center and Children’s Health.

TOOTSIES store director Nerisa von Helpenstill and sales manager Dustin Holcomb then took the podium to share some of fall’s latest trends, followed by a runway show presentation featuring models in the season’s must-have looks, with make-up from Blushington at The Shops at Highland Park.

DJ Blake Ward kept the vibe going after the show as partygoers continued to mingle and shop.  As the evening came to a close, each patron received a swag bag, which included a complimentary faux lash application at Blushington, a sprinkle cookie from Society Bakery, a TOOTSIES gift card and more.

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