THE 83RD ANNUAL WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY SAM FOX SCHOOL OF DESIGN AND VISUAL ARTS presented a fashion extravaganza featuring models wearing outfits created by the school’s senior and junior fashion design majors? This year marked the retirement of Jeigh Singleton, who has directed the Fashion Design program since 1987. For the 20th year, hair was done by Dominic Bertani and his staff from Dominic Michael Salon. The event was chaired by alumna Susan Block and co-hosted by Block and Craft Alliance’s Saskya Emmink-Byron. Pictured: Dominic Bertani escorts Jessica Cohen and Julie Devinsky wearing skirts designed by Jamie Presson-Wells.
THE NATIONAL KIDNEY FOUNDATION SERVING EASTERN MISSOURI AND METRO EAST held its annual Kidney Walk? More than 900 walkers and 100 volunteers helped raise $124,000 and awareness of chronic kidney disease, which affects 26 million Americans. Pictured: The walk’s top fundraising team, Team Midwest Nephrology, which raised more than $11,000.
ROGER (THE LADUE MARKETPLACE FRENCH POODLE) and his ‘parents’ Barbara and Dolph Bridgewater made a special appearance at a wine tasting event with Ladue Mayor Anthony Bommarito of A. Bommarito Wines held at Provence Boutique? Pictured: Barbara Bridgewater and Kristin Evans, owner of Provence Boutique, with Roger.
MORE THAN 300 GUESTS GATHERED AT THE ST. LOUIS ARTISTS’ GUILD for the opening party of its Collectors Choice XI exhibition? Proceeds support the Guild and its programs. Pictured (from top left to bottom right): Volunteers Linda Boyer, Kim Kordonowy, Betty Springfield, Joanne Stremsterfer, Nora Schomogy, Carlene Fullerton, Donna Mills and Marianne Pepper.
THE JACK & J.T. SNOW FUND at Washington University hosted ‘The Thirst Wine Launch’ at Mike Shannon’s restaurant? The event was to benefit the organization’s efforts to raise funds and awareness of Wolfram syndrome, a terminal form of diabetes. The organization was founded by former MLB player J.T. Snow and his sister Stephanie Gebel, whose daughter Raquel was diagnosed with the disease. Pictured: J.T. Snow, St. Louis Rams head coach Jeff Fisher, owner of Thirst Wine Katie Shaffer, and Stephanie Gebel
CLAYTON GARDEN CLUB PRESENTED A CITATION OF COMMENDATION CERTIFICATE to Alberici Construction for its use of native plants and ongoing effort to restore a native prairie at its Overland headquarters? Pictured: JoAnn Vorih, Kathy Fulstone, Kay Alvis, Gretchen Martinson, John Alberici, Jackie Ruthsatz, Nancy Middleton, Jane Hardin, Renee Bennett and Barbara Ackerman
THE 20TH ANNIVERSARY MARCH OF DIMES SIGNATURE CHEF EVENT COMMITTEE met at Westwood Country Club to plan the 2012 event? The event honored 20 March of Dimes heroes. Pictured: Back row, from left: Stacie Weinstein, Cindy Murdoch, Laura Eppolito, JoLynn Winer, Cindie Lund, Heather Zajarias, Jennifer Sonneland, Michelle Reisner, Geetha Sant, Missy Tillman (St. Louis division director), J.J. Krane and Sonie Orsay. Front Row, left to right: Jill Starr, Karen Raskas, Suzanne Dalton, Mary Elizabeth Grimes (state director), Paige Noel (2012 co-chair), Pam Toder (2012 co-chair) and Leslie Schaye