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Change Lives

The impact we make in the lives of children and youth can be seen through their pride in accomplishments, the determination to finish school or to be a better parent. It can be seen when they learn to trust again or learn to believe in themselves.

Emergency Shelter Care Providing a safe haven and an opportunity to begin to heal.

You help us to change these lives. Through your donations, your time, your advocacy.

Take the next step to change young lives.

Teen Parent Program Helping young parents break the cycle of abuse and neglect.

Transitional Living Program Preparing foster youth to make a successful life on their own.

Respite Care Helping families stay together by providing temporary relief care.

Thank you to our 2012 Fashion for Compassion sponsors, co-chairs, committee members, and celebrity models for your generous support of our work!


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Carmine Salvucci, Austin Children’s Shelter Fa s h i o n Show D e s s e rt a nd Sho p p i n g

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P r e s e n t i n g Sp o n s o r

David Garza Dr. John Hogg Charmaine McGill

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Mindy Bakker Katherine Burciaga Shari Burrows Deborah Corbin Miranda Darr Anastasia Gajkowski Ronda Gray George Elliman Genny Hardeman Rebecca Hardeman Aryn Hellmund Ann Kasper Ron King Mary McKeown-Christie Holly Mills Gardner Tracey Nelson Jenny Palmieri Beverly Reeves Timothy Shook Marina Sifuentes Candace Stanley

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couture benefactors

The Effie and Wofford Cain Foundation June Hamilton

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The Boon Group, Inc. Shari & Sherman Burrows Camp on the Move Children’s Foundation Deborah & Bob Corbin Ronda & Kelly Gray Dr. John Hogg & David Garza Service Insurance Group Marina Sifuentes & Tad Davis Mary & Rusty Tally Kathy & Patrick Terry Watkins Insurance Group Sherri & Travis West

Heartfelt Thanks to Celebrity Stylist Ron King & Team Seabrook Jones Avalon McKenzie

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Austin City Limits

2 three-day passes to the ACL Festival 2012 Six passes to the taping of an ACL show Pre-show back stage tour and a look in the control room during the show Signed copy of the 35 year photo book Signed copy of “music in the kitchen� 6 T-shirts $100 Roaring fork gift certificate Donated by KLRU


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Montreal Gran Prix

Be the envy of all sports fans and especially all Formula 1 fans around the world by experiencing a truly exclusive weekend of global entertainment. This is every Formula 1 fan’s dream – truly a priceless experience. Round-trip Airfare for 2 Hotel for 2 for 3 nights Very Exclusive F1 Paddock Passes F1 VIP Hospitality 2 Reserved seats Meet & greet F1 champion drivers Mark Webber and Michael Schumacher Donated by Aryn and Tavo Hellmund and Morris Denton

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Fashion Star Experience

Be our guest at the Saks Fifth Avenue finale party in Beverly Hills for NBC’s FASHION STAR, starring Saks Fifth Avenue’s own Terron Schaefer! Hosted by Elle MacPherson, Fashion Star also features celebrity mentors Jessica Simpson, John Varvatos and Nicole Richie. The Fashion Star Experience includes: Admission for two to the FASHION STAR finale party at Saks Fifth Avenue Beverly Hills on May 10, 2012 Red carpet photo op at the party Complimentary makeup consultation and application before the party at Saks Fifth Avenue Beverly Hills Accommodations for two guests for one night at the renowned Beverly Wilshire Hotel Town car service to and from LAX donated by saks fifth avenue Fashion for Compassion 2012






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Anna Anami

2012 Runway Show

On Anna: Michael Kors long dress in neon pink $3,995; Jimmy Choo Sierra high heel sandals $945; Jewelry by Ippolita.

Anna is a top ranking real estate broker and co-owner of The Boutique Real Estate specializing in downtown and central Austin . She is also an Austin Under 40 nominee. An Austinite since 1984 and proud UT graduate, Anna enjoys traveling, cooking Persian food, reading, and spending time with family and friends. She is also a professional model and travels to NYC for Fashion Week several times a year to model for Giorgio Armani and Zac Posen. Anna danced in Dancing with the Stars Austin in 2011 and has been involved with Zach Scott Theater, Texas Film Hall of Fame, and Dell Children’s Hospital. 14

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Shae Arzegar

On Shae: Kurt Thomas cutout gown in orchid $395; Jimmy Choo Logan dorsay pump in glitter black $525; Fine jewelry by Dena Kemp.

Having lived all over the world, (including Iran, Italy, and Switzerland), Shae loves to call Austin “home.” She is a mother to daughter Anna Anami and son Michael Anami. She is an entrepreneur and has been involved with the Assistance League of Austin for several years. She loves traveling and spending time with family and friends as well as practicing international dance. Per her daughter Anna she is also the world’s best cook! Shae lives downtown and loves to host dinner parties, as well as enjoy kayaking on Lady Bird Lake. Fashion for Compassion 2012


Rosa Maria Avila

On Rosa Maria: Teri Jon drape chiffon gown in navy $900; Jimmy Choo high heel sandals in glitter $750; Fine jewelry by Dena Kemp.

Rosa Maria’s experience behind the camera developed her keen sense of aesthetic proportion, and led her to venture into the world of floral and event design. For over twenty years, her work has been sought after to create spectacular events in the United States and Mexico. She mentored her daughters Sofia and Victoria Avila, as they founded their own floral design company, Mandarin Flower Co. Rosa Maria is now a member of Mandarin’s executive design team. She volunteers for St. Louise House. 16

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Victoria Avila

On Victoria: Oscar de la Renta strapless gown in flamingo $5,990; Miu Miu high heel sandals in gold $695; Fine jewelry by Dena Kemp.

Victoria is pursuing a degree in Chinese Language and Culture with a minor in Business Administration from the University of Texas at Austin. Victoria volunteers for Mobile Loaves and Fishes as well as St. Louise House. She is a former leader for Challenge, a Catholic organization that provides mentorship and leadership training to high school girls. Victoria loves to dance, and is a teaching assistant for UT’s ultra-popular ballroom dance class. She is a huge soccer fan and former soccer coach to the U-9 Westlake Soccer Girl’s Team. In an effort to never sleep, she is learning her sixth language. Fashion for Compassion 2012



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Sofia Avila

On Sofia: BCBGMAXAZRIA sequined gown $398; Prada t-strap suede sandals in black $790; Fine jewelry by Dena Kemp.

Sofia earned degrees in Plan II Honors and Chinese Language and Culture at the University of Texas at Austin. She is the co-founder of Mandarin Flower Co. Along with her sister Victoria, their floral design work has been on display internationally, in countries such as the United States, Mexico and China; including official receptions at the Embassy of Mexico in Beijing during the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Sofia is committed to serving causes that support the arts, the youth, and the Hispanic community. She serves on the Board of Directors and Executive Board of Mexic-Arte Museum; and is also a member of the Young Women’s Alliance. Sofia was a finalist for the 2011 Austin Under 40 Awards. 20

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Liz Baskin

On Liz: Roberto Cavalli animal print dress $1,750; Chan Luu wrap in aqua $125; Prada strappy sandals in silver $750.

Major themes of Liz’s life include community service, politics, art/design/ archeticture,travel, the language and culture of Mexico and Latin America, and other creative endeavors. She recently studied intensive Spanish language through an immersion program in San Miguel de Allende. Liz has worked in real estate and owned and operated a women’s boutique, raised several kids and dogs, and in general developed a life long love of learning and service. Liz is currently working full time in New Mexico as a Regional Field Director for the Obama Campaign. She enjoys good food, wine, yoga, pilates, tennis, and, of course, still feels the Bossa Nova rhythm from time to time. Fashion for Compassion 2012


Chase Northington & Alexandra Northington

On Chase: Diesel checkerboard print shirt in blue $150; Seven for All Mankind denim jeans in sage $178; Saks Fifth Avenue Men’s Collection Dustin side-zip boot shoe in brown $378. On Alexandra: Tory Burch Brigitte dress in light stone wash $295; Prada leather belt in khaki and tan $250; Bindya scarf in blue and brown $150; Michael Kors Collie shoes in mocha $295; Jewelry by John Hardy.

Chase is involved with the Real Estate Council of Austin, Christmas in October, ICSC, and the Texas Exes Association. Chase celebrates four wonderful parents: Charlie Northington & Elizabeth Baskin/ Step Parents Jamie Baskin & Dina Northington. He also keeps up with three siblings - Alexandra Northington, Carter Northington & Liza Baskin. A University of Texas graduate, he works as a Senior Associate with Edge Realty Partners and is a partner of Vivid Sound Entertainment. His favorite quote is: “Courage is the ability to suspend the imagination”. Alexandra, daughter of Elizabeth Baskin, graduated from UCLA with a degree in Spanish. She spent her junior year abroad in Madrid, Spain. She returned to Los Angeles, working in PR and event production for the next two years. Then the excitement of the ‘Big Apple’ called to her, compelling her to relocate to New York City, where she currently resides. Alexandra has a love for travel, fashion, exploring and staying active. 22

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Stacy Bennett & Gracyn Bennett

On Stacy: Ralph Lauren knit long jacket and dress in white $698; Prada belt in dark brown $355; Miu Miu cork metallic wedges $690; Furla handbag in taupe $795; Fine jewelry by Katy Briscoe. On Gracyn: Tease speckled tee in blue, gray and purple $48; Pinc Premium shorts in lavender $42.

Stacy graduated from Texas Christian University and continued her education at Texas State University where she earned a Masters in education. Stacy is inspired daily by being a mother to her three children (Gracyn-9, Hudson-7 & Hays -3) and contributing to a legacy her grandparents, Pat and Tex Robertson, created over 70 years ago. Camp Longhorn is what she calls home, her career and her passion. Gracyn is an active 3rd grader who works hard to maintain her straight “A” average. She loves sports and is involved in Longhorn Aquatics and several basketball leagues around her community. She is extremely proud to be a part of the 4th generation of her family’s business and looks forward to volunteering her time every summer in the Camp Longhorn merit store and petting zoo. Gracyn also attends 2nd term as a camper and enjoys hanging out with her camp friends from all over the US. Gracyn is inspired by helping other people. She has been known to go door-to-door singing Christmas Carols or operate a lemonade stand to raise money for her friends in need. She also looks forward to Austin’s Community Christmas Festival where she helps in giving away over 75 bikes. Fashion for Compassion 2012



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On Vaughn: Versace Collection sportcoat in blue $795; Versace Collection striped tee in navy and white $295; Michael Kors denim in white $145; Hugo Boss wingtip shoes in walnut $225. On Marshall: Diesel Henley in ink blue $90; Diesel Okoa sweater in black $125; Boss Orange Collection denim jeans $135; Saks Fifth Avenue Men’s Collection Thelonius monk strap shoes in black $298. On Grayson: Alpha Industries Austin shorts in gray $53. Alpha Industries dog tagged T-shirt in olive green $25.

Vaughn has developed commercial real estate in Austin for the past 25 years. An adjunct professor at the University of Texas, St. Edwards University and the Acton School of Entrepre-EProcess GATN V students. Vaughn has served on neurship, where he taught Entrepreneurial to IMBA the boards of the Texas Public Finance Authority (TPFA), DERIPSNI Capitol Area Council for Boy Scouts, First Evangelical Free, Rotary, Young Life Austin, and the Harvard Business School Alumni YRLEWEJ Club of Austin. Vaughn and his wife, Jeri, recently celebrated 27 years of marriage. They have 4 sons ages 10 – 24, 3 of whom are Eagle Scouts.


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Casey Chapman Ross & Barbara Chapman

On Casey: Elie Tahari Roxana dress in lilac $348; Jimmy Choo Nova patent leather shoe in nude $665; Gucci leather clutch in zebra print $1,390; Jewelry by Kenneth Jay Lane. On Barbara: Ali Ro trench in royal purple $275; Piazza Sempione watercolor shift dress $950; Prada peeptoe pump in cippria $460; Michael Kors leather clutch handbag in ecru $395; Jewelry by Kenneth Jay Lane.

A native Texan, Barbara joined the Ann Richards administration as Special Assistant to the Chief of Staff in 1991, then becoming her Executive Assistant for the remainder of Ann Richard’s life. Barbara’s daughter Casey, is a founding partner at the DEN Property Group. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for the People’s Community Clinic and Open Arms. She is married to event coordinator and fitness trainer, Will Ross. 26

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Deborah Corbin

On Deborah: Reed Krakoff dress $640; Valentino studded pumps in white $895; Jewelry by Ippolita.

Deborah is a founding member of the Women of Hope. She actively supports the Austin Children’s Shelter both financially, and as a volunteer. She also is a supporter of Caring for Cambodia. Deborah has been married to her trophy husband, Robert, for 25 years. She enjoys her two children, Maranda, a senior at Arizona State University, and Alex, a freshman at University of Colorado at Boulder. Deborah’s hobbies include yoga, snow skiing and wake surfing on Lake Austin. Deborah is looking forward to visiting Cuba soon. Fashion for Compassion 2012


Graham Cumberbatch & Ashton Cumberbatch

On Graham: Hugo Boss leather jacket in black $895; Vince plaid woven in forest green $155; Hugo Boss trousers in light gray $175; Saks Fifth Avenue Men’s Collection Thelonius monk strap shoes $298; Gucci canvas tote $950. On Ashton: Saks Fifth Avenue Men’s Collection sportcoat in navy $748; Zanella Bennett trousers in gray $325; Saks Fifth Avenue Men’s Collection striped dress shirt in light blue $148; Salvatore Ferragamo Pregiato shoes in black calf $575.

Ashton is the Vice President of Advocacy and Community Relations for Seton Healthcare Family and associate pastor at Agapé Christian Ministries. Ashton’s community service includes: Austin Area Research Organization, Austin Bridge Builders Alliance, AISD Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee, Capital City African American Chamber of Commerce, Harvest Foundation, ‘I Live Here, I Give Here’ and the Greater Austin Crime Commission. Graham is a freelance graphic designer and stylist from Austin. He’s done work for Austin Monthly, Bleach Magazine, and Tribeza. He’s on the board of the Austin-Area Urban League Young Professionals and is an active member of Agape Christian Ministries. 28

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thanks to our generous Co- Chairs Charmaine Mc Gill, Dr. John Hogg & David Garza for a wonderful event benefiting Austin Children's Shelter.

We also thank June Hamilton for traveling from Santa Fe to participate as a model and for graciously donating her paintings to support our kids.

Krista Moy, Catherine Moy & Kay Flowers

On Krista: Adriano Goldschmied stilt cigarette jean in white $159; BCBGMAXAZRIA blouse in emerald $158; Jimmy Choo Vamp strappy sandals in white patent $750; Diane Von Furstenberg leather clutch in neon pink $295. On Catherine: Joe’s Jeans in neon pink $49; Milly Minis blouse in jade and berry $150. On Kay: LaVia 18 tank in white $150; LaVia 18 sheer blouse in pink $295; LaVia 18 trousers in white $248; Jimmy Choo Nova patent leather shoe in nude $665; Rebecca Minkoff minimac clutch in neon pink $195.

Krista will be featured as a multi-generational family with mother, Kay Flowers, and her daughter, Catherine Moy. They are a part of the R.C. and Fred Wong family, who has been prominent in the art scene and civic volunteerism for generations. Daughter Catherine is an accomplished student at Westridge Middle School. Krista is the Vice President of the Westlake Fire Department and founding member and President of the Westlake Fire Department Community Foundation. Krista is an active member of the Women’s Symphony League and enjoys doing other volunteer activities. Mrs. Flower’s parents were Fred Wong, entrepreneur, and R.C. Wong, artist - both recognized for their contributions to the historical growth of Austin and well known Lady Bird Johnson hike and bike trail enthusiasts. Her belief and motto: Do it right, then you only have to do it once and you have more time to do something else well. 30

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Emily Gold & Ellen Gold

On Emily: Rebecca Taylor flower patched cami in jade $225; Alice + Olivia pocketfront shorts in neon yellow $396; Jimmy Choo Papyrus wedges in nude $395; Marc by Marc Jacobs handbag in royal purple $298. On Ellen: Alice + Olivia jacket in yellow $165; Alice + Olivia loose-fit blouse in white $176; Rag and Bone denim capris in dark blue $165; Jimmy Choo Papyrus wedges in gold $395; Jewelry by Alexis Bittar.

Ellen is the proud mother of three children & enjoys being involved in many of their activies. You can often find Ellen volunteering at Bridge Point Elementary School, Hill Country and Westlake High Schools, as well as Riverbend Church. For relaxation, she enjoys running, tennis, and cycling. She lives by the motto: “The will of God will never take you where the Grace of God won’t protect you.” Daughter Emily volunteers at the National Charity League with her mother. She also enjoys volleyball and running, and is involved in Riverbend Small Groups. Fashion for Compassion 2012


Eric & Maria Groten

On Maria: Michael Kors dress in lime green and gold $1,895; Miu Miu high heel sandals in gold $695; Gucci 1973 small shoulder in python $1,250; Fine jewelry by Marco Bicego and Roberto Coin. On Eric: Saks Fifth Avenue Men’s Collection woven in lavender $135; Saks Fifth Avenue Men’s Collection Loro Piana suit in tan $698; Saks Fifth Avenue Men’s Collection alligator belt in cognac $395; Isaia paisley tie $225; John Hardy cufflinks $295; Gucci raffia loafers $595.

Maria and Eric’s four kids motivate them to want both to make the world a better place and to get out of the house. Eric has a paying day job at Vinson & Elkins to provide an outlet for both impulses; Maria instead lends her smile and innate persuasive abilities to a raft of community organizations. Maria has lead principal fundraisers for ZACH Theater, Ballet Austin, the Center for Child Protection, the Long Center for the Performing Arts, and assisted with many more. In between meetings and beatings, she swims, bikes and runs, last November in Cozumel adding “Ironman” to her resume. 32

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June Hamilton

June splits her time between her homes in the San Francisco Bay Area and Santa Fe, New Mexico. June is an avid still life painter, who works in watercolors and oil mediums, and donates many of her works to children’s charities. Her various hobbies include travel, interior design, cooking and fashion. She is a generous philanthropist with a huge heart; her foundation specializes in children’s needs. June flew to the San Francisco Saks Fifth Avenue store to select her gown and it will be revealed to you on the runway. Tosca chiffon overlay gown with hand beading and feathers $6,900 Fashion for Compassion 2012


Genny Hardeman, Will Hardeman & Rebecca Hardeman

On Genny: Rebecca Taylor strapless dress in lemon $335; Diane Von Furstenberg clutch in slate and yellow $495; Jimmy Choo Vamp strappy sandal in white patent $750; Jewelry by Kenneth Jay Lane.

The Hardeman family feels the great need to do everything they can for the Austin community. Many of their efforts are provided through their family owned Mercedes Benz of Austin dealership. Rebecca’s philanthropic passions include the Austin Children’s Shelter, the Center for Child Protection, the March of Dimes, Dell Children’s Hospital, and her church. She is currently a member of the Fashion for Compassion Planning Committee. Rebecca enjoys decorating, music, sports, and politics. 34

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On Will: Hugo Boss James Sharp linen suit in white $795; Burberry Brit polo in kingfisher blue $125; Hugo Boss pocket square in tan $225; Hugo Boss shoes in medium brown $225; Ray Ban Wayfarer sunglasses $160. On Rebecca: Akris Punto dress in deep blue $1,250; Jimmy Choo Vamp strappy sandal in glitter champagne $750; Jimmy Choo clutch in glitter champagne $775; Fine jewelry by Piranesi.

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Tavo & Aryn Hellmund

On Tavo: Isaia striped dress shirt $425; Isaia windowpane suit in navy $3,195; Saks Fifth Avenue Men’s Collection tie in teal $98 Saks Fifth Avenue Men’s Collection alligator belt in black $395; Saks Fifth Avenue Crown Collection shoes in black $328. On Aryn: Roberto Cavalli dress in grass green $1,175; Miu Miu Capretto shoe in pyrite $695; Fine jewelry by Temple St. Clair.

Tavo a native of Austin, competed in the British Formula Three Championship in 1995 and 1996, and won races in the NASCAR Winston West Series and SCCA sanctioned events, including the Winston West race at Laguna Seca in 2001. Both Tavo and his father, Gustavo Hellmund-Rosas, have a long history as racing promoters. Tavo has been involved with music events, FIFA World Cup, NASCAR, Formula One and was responsible for the return of the USAC National Midget Series to Texas after a nearly forty year absence. He promoted the Texas Racefest, a NASCAR/USAC regional Short-track event from 2005-2009. A life long vision of bringing world class racing to Austin, Tavo is the Founding Partner of Circuit of the Americas and the Formula 1 United States Grand Prix. Aryn is the wonderful mother of Lyla (19 months) and wife and best friend of Tavo. She also has two amazing four legged friends that ensure a full and wonderful home. Aryn, shows her passion for native plants and wildlife by the many organizations she is involved with, helping to keep Texas beautiful. 36

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Michel Issa

On Michel: Armani Collezioni suit in black $1,895; Saks Fifth Avenue Men’s Collection woven in white $148; Ermenegildo Zegna belt $225; Saks Fifth Avenue Men’s Collection tie in berry $98; Saks Fifth Avenue Men’s Collection Cufflinks in Lavender $228; Saks Fifth Avenue Men’s Collection Taft shoes in black $298.

Putting real estate deals and people together is what Michel enjoys doing at University Realty, a real estate investment and management firm he founded in 1994 that manages over 650 properties in the Austin area. When not working, Michel enjoys running, traveling and spending time with his wife and two daughters. Fashion for Compassion 2012


Anthony Jones & Stephen Jones

On Anthony: Robert Graham polo in yellow $128; Robert Graham Atlantis swim trunks $128; Saks Fifth Avenue Men’s Collection Bermuda sandals in tan $138; Ray Ban aviator sunglasses $140. On Stephen: Vilebrequin linen shirt in white $200; Vilebrequin paisley swim trunks $220; Converse boat shoes in navy and white $70; Ray Ban aviator sunglasses $140.

Stephen has been married to the love of his life Johnna for 20 years, with 4 children under one roof! Stephen Jones is Chairman of Jones Villalta Asset Management, recently ranked the number one performing large company investment fund in the United States by the Wall Street Journal for the past 3 years. Stephen is also a board member of AMOA Art House and member of 2 sub committees, member of First National Bank board of directors and investment committee, frequent guest lecturer at MBA program at St. Edwards University & volunteer at Riverbend Church. Stephen is a distinguished alumnus of the MBA program at St. Edwards and has won the Community Impact award for work with Arthouse. His hobbies are golf, hunting, fishing, travel, architecture and design. Anthony is an outstanding history student at St. Stephen’s, a distinguished service worker on the Oregon trail, runs cross country, plays basketball and is on the debate team. He also enjoys hunting, fishing, and politics. 38

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Lynn & Tom Meredith

On Tom: Versace micro diamond sportshirt in black $235; Zanella Bennett trousers in black $325; Saks Fifth Avenue Men’s Collection sportcoat in navy check plaid $748; Saks Fifth Avenue Men’s Collection Split Toe Penny Loafer $298. On Lynn: Roberto Cavalli capsleeve dress $1,095; Jimmy Choo Logan dorsay pump in glitter champagne $525; Fine Jewelry by Piranesi.

He is also an involved community volunteer, serving on the boards of The Nature Conservancy, the LBJ School of Public Policy Advisory Board, and University of Texas System Chancellor’s Technology Commercialization Advisory Cabinet. He is a co-founder of the Waller Creek Conservancy, which is working to transform Waller Creek along with the downtown urban core into a vibrant and healthy eco-system replete with great design, beauty, recreational and open space. Lynn’s focus has been to invest in community organizations that will change lives, an important reason why she supports the Austin Children’s Shelter. Because of her love for children, Lynn is now the honorary chairman of the Austin Children’s Museum’s capital campaign, building a new museum for families at Mueller. Lynn is proud of being a co-founder of the first Austin chapter of National Charity League, a mother-daughter philanthropic organization. Along with her husband Tommie, Lynn has been honored by the ADL with the Torch of Liberty Award and was named Austin’s Philanthropist of the Year. She and Tommie proudly support a wide range of charities that help make Austin such a wonderful place to live. Fashion for Compassion 2012


Sarah Meredith

On Sarah: Diane Von Furstenberg top in preppy pink $225; Adriano Goldschmied cigarette jeans in aqua $159; W. Kleinberg belt in yellow $155; Prada t-strap suede sandals in coral $790; Jewelry by Kenneth Jay Lane.

Sarah is known for her real exuberance for life. Following in the footsteps of her parents Tom and Lynn Meredith, she is growing as a community volunteer. She gained an early start as a member of National Charity League and now works closely with Citizen Generation. Her passion for fitness and fashion has led Sarah to a management role at Lululemon. A former student at St. Stephens Episcopal School, she then attended Mt. Holyoke College in South Hadley, MA. Being a true Texas girl, she has found her way home to start the next chapter. Sarah enjoys spending her free time with her three siblings, family members and her loyal black Lab, Delila. 40

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Jewell McCaul & Linda Mays McCaul

On Jewell: Parker strapless top in watermelon $187; Adriano Goldschmied cigarette pants in white $159; Kors Michael Kors ankle strap sandals in luggage and fuchsia $250; Jewelry by Alexis Bittar On Linda: Black Halo lace back dress in white $375; Philip Treacy sinamay hat with flower $1,750; Miu Miu peeptoe pump in cipria $645; Fine Jewelry by Ellagem.

Linda Mays McCaul has five children (Caroline, 15; Jewell, 14; and triplets Lauren, Avery, and Michael, 10). She is married to Congressman Michael McCaul, who is serving his 4th term in the U.S. Congress representing the 10th District of Texas. Linda is on the Board of M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, where she chairs the Advisory Committee for the Children’s Cancer Hospital. Linda and Michael will be honored by M.D. Anderson in May for all the work they have both done for pediatric cancer issues at the local and national level. Linda also serves on the Board of the Austin Greater Crime Commission and the Trust for the National Mall. Linda and her older 2 daughters are members of the National Charily League. She is also a member of the Congressional Club. Jewell McCaul is an 8th grader at Hill Country Middle School. Jewell plays volleyball and has a natural artistic talent. She is a member of the National Charity League and will receive the Yellow Rose Award for 99 hours of community service. She will also receive the Silver Presidential Volunteer Service Award. Jewell and her mother Linda also received the motherdaughter Award in 2010, 2011, and 2012 from the National Charity League. Jewell is the daughter of Congressman Michael McCaul and Linda Mays McCaul. Fashion for Compassion 2012


Mary Pat Mueller

On Mary Pat: Les Copains tee in grey $495; Les Copains pants in grey $395; B Brian Atwood Lenoire high heel sandals in pewter $425; Jewelry by Konstantino.

‘MP’ is the founder and President of Door Number 3 advertising agency. She is also a blogger for the New York Times (business section), writing ‘Branded’ for the last two years. Philanthropically minded, she serves on the boards of ‘I Live Here, I Give Here’ and Foster Angels of Central Texas. MP is the wonderful mother of Helen Nourzad, (age 17), a senior at St. Michael’s Catholic Academy as well as Lawrence Nourzad, (age 20), a sophomore at Auburn University. With her ever present smile and warm heart, MP’s hobbies include traveling as well as cooking for friends and family, especially at her family place in the Texas Hill Country, ‘Rancho de Vida’, where they farm hay and drink wine, not exactly in that order! 42

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Ryan Nail

On Ryan: Gant by Michael Bastan heritage polo $175; 2(X)IST swim trunks in red $78.

As a NCAA Division III Football Champion, Ryan pursued his athleticism as the founder and owner of CoreFit Training. Combining his ETBU Major in Business and Humanities and Minor in Business Administration with his love of fitness, he is the creator/inventor of the BandGym workout apparatus, and has a CoreFit DVD coming soon. When he is not at work, he is enjoying water sports, football, working out, live music, and going to the movies. Ryan has been the recipient of the following awards: Best Boot Camps in Austin, by Tribeza Magazine; 2009 and 2010 Best Personal Trainer in Austin; and both “Austin’s Favorite Trainer” and “One of Austin’s Top 10 Fittest people”, AustinFit Magazine. Ryan is obviously very driven, but is also fun and outgoing. Sticking to his life’s example, his favorite quote is “Hard work pays off!” Fashion for Compassion 2012


Andrea & Angela Norton

On Andrea: Tease tie dye cape top in blue and green $55; Pinc Premium cutoff shorts in pastel aqua $42. On Angela: Marchesa organza pleat bodice gown $1,045; Jimmy Choo Lancer platform sandal in black $865; Fine Jewelry by Bradley Lempert and Emsaru.

Originally from Bogota, Colombia, Angela now makes Austin her home. Married to Andy Norton, noted chef, entrepreneur and owner of the Hula Hut. Angela is raising two lovely daughters, Paloma (age15) and Andrea (age 8). Also an artist and business woman, she founded Angeluz Jewelry Design10 years ago. Her popular jewelry designs have been featured in both museums and stores, and can be seen at Mexic-Arte Museum. 44

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Jenny Palmieri & Sydney Palmieri

On Jenny: BCBGMAXAZRIA Arlenis printed maxi dress in black and white $428; Eric Javits sun hat $125; Michael Kors Korey shoes in black patent $275; Marc Jacobs rock lobster handbag in red $178; Jewelry by Kenneth Jay Lane. On Sydney: Milly Minis swim cover dress in white and cherry $150; Milly Minis swimsuit in multicolor $125; Stuart Weizman suede sandals in rose pimento $325; Eric Javits sun hat $190.

Jenny was a former Miss Georgia USA in 1996 and Mrs.Texas America in 2004. She was a model with Elite Model Management for 15 years. As a Founding Member of The Women of Hope and Fashion for Compassion Committee Member, she is also very involved with her children and their activities. She currently works as a full time Realtor with Moreland Properties. She has been married to Cosmo, a real estate developer and former Wide Receiver for the Longhorns, for 15 years. They celebrate two daughters, Ryan and Sydney. Sydney is in 5th grade at River Place Elementary. Syndey enjoys volleyball, creative writing and basketball, but her passion is performing. You will find her every summer in a Paramount Theater Production. When she grows up, she would like to be an actress and a model, and, ....oh, Miss Texas! Fashion for Compassion 2012


Annette Marie Renaud

Annette: Naeem Khan blouse in ivory and royal blue $1,790; Naeem Khan skirt in royal blue $1,290; Prada Vernice shoes in nude $890; Jewelry by Ippolita.

Annette has combined her extensive corporate and entrepreneurial experience to build a stellar reputation as the Owner and President of U.S. Money Reserve. In addition to her professional success, Annette manages to find time to provide compassionate support for the fragile youngsters who find refuge and safety at the Austin Children’s Shelter. She is a proud member of ACS’s Women of Hope. Ms. Renaud has a special place in her heart for children and has funded numerous non-profit efforts including the Children’s Blood and Cancer Center of Dell Children’s Medical Center, the Central Texas Make a Wish Foundation and the educational programs provided by the Austin Film Society. 46

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Jeff Rhodes & Caden Rhodes

On Jeff: Burberry Brit woven in camel $225; Saks Fifth Avenue Men’s Collection Loro Piana trousers in black $228; Saks Fifth Avenue Men’s Collection tumbled glove cowhide belt $128; Saks Fifth Avenue Men’s Collection Thelonius shoes $298. On Caden: Burberry t-shirt in alizarin crimson $75; Burberry shorts in airforce gray $115; Burberry reversible jacket $265.

Jeff is an emergency medicine doctor. Although he graduated from TCU, he started out at UT and is a loyal Longhorn. He and his wife moved back to Austin nine years ago, after realizing their 800 square foot loft in downtown Chicago wasn’t going to be the most ideal place to raise a family. Jeff’s son, Caden, is in Pre-K at St. Gabriel’s Catholic School, along with his older sister Addison. Caden’s favorite things to do are playing soccer and stealing his Dad’s iPad. Currently he wants to grow up to be a cowboy who lives in the desert, because according to Caden, “That’s what cowboys do”. Fashion for Compassion 2012


Marina Sifuentes

On Marina: Etro Bohemian dress in French blue $1,455; Prada Vernice shoe in nude $795; Gucci Broadway clutch in black $3,900; Fine jewelry by Roberto Coin and Ippolita.

Marina is a registered pharmacist and real estate broker. She is a long time supporter of People’s Community Clinic (and Co-Chair of the 2012 “There’s No such Thing as a Free Lunch” luncheon), the Hispanic Scholarship Consortium, the University of Texas College of Pharmacy, and the Human Rights Campaign. She also served as a former member of the Texas State Board of Pharmacy. Marina is a member of both the Westlake United Methodist Church and the Reconciling Ministries Network. She is very proud of her two daughters, Marisa, a bilingual teacher, and Lia, a civil rights attorney. She enjoys extensive traveling with her husband, Tad, as well as participating in her book club, cooking and eating good meals (she’s a gourmet chef and noted baker), water and snow skiing, and competing in triathlons. 48

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Lia Sifuentes

On Lia: Stuart Weitzman platform sandal in natural $365; Joie Leelee silk ruffle dress in spearmint $268; Jewelry by Kenneth Jay Lane.

A passionate and principled person, Lia practices law as a civil rights attorney. She graduated from Brown University as well as The University of Texas School of Law. She is honored to participate in Fashion for Compassion with her mother, Marina Sifuentes. She was an active volunteer with the Austin Children’s Shelter during her youth and was awarded the ACS junior volunteer of the year award in 1998 and 2000. Lia enjoys eating cupcakes, caring for her succulents garden, entering raffles, and petting her neighbor’s cat. Fashion for Compassion 2012


Venus & Bill Strawn

On Venus: Michael Kors strapless dress in white and gold $1,795; Jimmy Choo Baxen glitter wedge in gold $595; Fine jewelry by Marco Bicego. On Bill: Robert Graham Gama woven $228; Hugo Boss Crigan straight fit trousers in white $145; Gucci horsebit loafers in ice white $560.

Raised in New York, Venus has lived in Austin for 25 years. As a retired nurse, she uses her caring skills as a community volunteer. Venus also serves as a Board member of the St. David’s Neal Kocurek Scholarship Foundation, an appointed Board member of Humanities Texas, and has served as Co-Founder and former Co-Chair of the ‘Dancing with the Stars Austin’ event. She also serves on the steering committees for The Rise School, Power of the Purse, Notable Women of the Long Center, and The Women’s Trust for Dell Children’s Hospital. Venus was a 2009 ‘Women On Their Toes’ Honoree. Venus & Bill have 3 children and 2 wonderful grandchildren, who are the “Twinkles” of their hearts. And when she’s not volunteering, you may find her Salsa dancing with her “Bill”. Bill is the retired Founder/President of Strawn Arnold Ashpitz Groover, Inc., a national executive search firm specializing in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device industries. Bill is presently serving the State of Texas as Chairman of the Judicial Compensation Commission. He enjoys golf, salsa dancing and is “Papa” to Ashley & Eric. 50

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Mary & Rusy Tally

On Rusty: Saks Fifth Avenue Men’s Collection striped woven $148; Hugo Boss suit in black $895; Armani Collezioni silver striped tie $150; Saks Fifth Avenue Men’s Collection Split Toe Penny Loafer $298. On Mary: BCBG Estel Skirt in sunflower $218; Armani Collezioni round neck tee in black $295; Suzi Roher braided belt $375; Miu Miu python cut out wedges $710; Fine jewelry by Roberto Coin

Rusty is involved with and supports the Center for Child Protection, ZACH Scott Theatre, American Lung Association, and Texas Performing Arts Directors Council. Rusty believes in and supports the Austin Children’s Shelter’s mission to help our region’s abused children. He was named as the Top 100 Financial Advisers in the US (Registered Rep Magazine). Rusty has also won the Texas Monthly Five Star Service Award. He enjoys snow skiing, golf, fly fishing and white water rafting. Rusty and Mary love ‘hanging out’ with their three children. Since the kids are in California, and their vacation home is in Colorado, Rusty is also working on getting his pilot’s license! Mary serves on the ZACH Scott Theatre Board, Center for Child Protection Board, Emancipet 2012 “Free Love” Luncheon Chair, and Dancing with the Austin Stars 2012 gala co-chair. Most recently, she was named a 2011 ‘Women on their Toes’ recipient, an award given to exemplary community volunteers. Rusty and Mary were selected for the 2011 ‘Out and About 500’ as “All Stars” by the Austin American-Statesman. She passionately believes in and supports the Austin Children’s Shelter mission, having modeled last year, and loves the idea of returning this year to “model with my husband!”

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Ola Utterback, Ania Utterback & Rae Utterback

On Ola: Ella Moss maxi dress in coral $188; Christian Louboutin Almeria espadrille wedges $625. On Ania: Les Copains dress in khaki $795; Les Copains floral scarf in coral $195; Prada Vernice slingbacks $720. On Rae: Parker short dress in red $286; Jimmy Choo Papyrus wedges in gold $395.

Originally from Warsaw, Poland, Ania moved here almost 2 years ago with her husband Jeffrey, an Austinite and UT graduate. She has a Masters in Economics, but now spends her time in Austin volunteering, staying fit by power walking at Lady Bird Lake. Ola grew up in Warsaw, Poland, but moved to the states after high school to attend Boston College. She transferred to UT to study Radio/Television/Film and will graduate with honors in May. In the past, she has interned at Austin Film Society, for Richard Linklater, Terrence Malick, RunTex, and ESPN Radio 104.9 The Horn. She is fluent in Polish, English, and French and stays fit by running and riding her bike as much as possible. Rae grew up in Warsaw, Poland. Now a junior at St. Andrew’s Episcopal School. She has started learning Russian and Spanish (in addition to Polish, English, and French) and is preparing for the college admission process. She has interned at the Mexic-Arte Museum and plans to intern this summer at the Austin Public Library. 52

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Kim Wilson-Vincent

On Kim: Carolina Herrera dress in red $1,990 ; Prada strappy sandal in black patent $750; Bajra wrap in black $325; Gucci tiger eyes clutch in black suede $1,250; Jewelry by Alexis Bittar.

Kim is an attorney with her own private practice. She graduated from Louisiana State University at the Paul M Hebert Law Center. Her law practice has an emphasis on family law, collaborative divorce, probate, and mediation. She provides assistance with estate planning such as wills, trusts, powers of attorney, health care directives, guardianships, contracts, debt collection, foreclosure, and personal injury. Kim is a member of the Mexic-Arte Board of Directors. A New Orleans Saint’s fan, she also enjoys shopping, reading & stand up paddling on Lady Bird Lake. Fashion for Compassion 2012


Bill Wilson

On Bill: Diesel tee in white $60; 2(x) ist swim shorts in blue $90; Saks Fifth Avenue Men’s Collection Bermuda sandal in tan $138.

As a Cal State Long Beach graduate and California native, Bill now is now noted for his striking Texas landscape and pet photography at As an entrepreneur, he also founded edgy sports oriented ‘Hesitation Kills’ clothing company. Bill served as a long time “Big Brother” mentor for children while in California. He now volunteers photography and services for Lifeworks, Center for Child Protection, Hispanic Scholarship Consortium, and the Bastrop Fire Relief Fund. He was also the 2010 & 2011 Coordinator of all Volunteers for Statesman Cap10k Race. An accomplished athlete and outdoorsman, one may find Bill battling it out on the ice hockey rink, running or fishing at Austin area lakes, or ‘cruising’ on his wake, surf, or snow boards. 54

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Alex Winkelman & Suzanne Winkelman

On Alex: Joie Edaline blouse in new moon $228; J Brand mid rise mini denim in heaven $202; Miu Miu python cut out wedge $710. On Suzanne: Parker pleated dress in kelly green $255; Prada Vernice shoes in nude $490.

Alex is Executive Director of Citizen Generation, Austin’s nonprofit devoted to promoting philanthropy and creating the habit of giving. She was named one of 5 Women of Distinction 2012 for the Girl Scouts of Central Texas. Alex also lends her support to Austin Pets Alive, the Jewish Federation of Greater Austin, and ADL to name a few. Suzanne and her husband Marc are engaged citizens of the Austin community and beyond. Suzanne sits on the boards of KLRU, Legacy of Giving, and Texas Hillel. Mother to Eli, Alex, and Jake, Suzanne’s passions involve caring for animals, gardening, practicing yoga, and vegan baking. Most recently, Suzanne and her family received the Maislin Humanitarian Award from the Anti-Defamation League Austin. Fashion for Compassion 2012


Jennifer Windler Robertson

Giambattista Valli strapless dress in purple $4,165; Jimmy Choo Vamp strappy sandal in glitter champagne $750; Fine jewelry by Inner Circle.

A native Austinite, Jennifer is a Regulatory Case Manager for the Lower Colorado River Authority, where she has been working for a little more than 10 years. She volunteers through the Junior League of Austin, and serves on the Board of Friends of the Austin State Supported Living Center. Just returning from her honeymoon, we send out our congratulations to the newly wedded Mrs. Jennifer Windler Robertson. 56

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