Monday, May 25, 2015

10 Shades of Success

I am so honored to be included in one of the most amazing groups of women - and we'll be celebrating this week at the 10 Shades of Success gala. 10 Shades of Success presents a mission to bring forth influential, empowering, and successful women by acknowledging their involvement in the community and excellence in specific areas of expertise. I am so grateful to be included in this year's event.

Yesterday we had our group photo shoot and I did something I've NEVER done before - bring my kids! Lucky for me, I did. Bryn grabbed her iPod touch and started snapping behind-the-scenes pics - she caught this gem. I'm looking forward to seeing the rest of the shots!

The event is this Thursday and will be emceed by K104's DeDe Maguire. There will be a seated dinner and silent auction. Here's the info from the official press release and more information about purchasing tickets!

Dallas, TX- Thursday, May 28, 2015 : 10 Shades of Success debuts its 2nd annual event in support of 10 Notable and Influential women in Dallas to celebrate their achievements while donating to Trend Next-What’s Now, What’s New, What’s Next on Thursday, May 28, 2015 at The Space venue located at 2516 Florence, St., Dallas, Texas 75204 at 6:30 p.m 
This year's event takes on a special meaning and notoriety as past honoree DeDe McGuire of DeDe in the Morning returns to emcee the celebration of women and charity. Southern is the theme, Chef Richard of Catering by Chef Richard and celebrity Chef Meshelle will serve a surprise  platted meal and a special guest bakery with delectable desserts. Guests can expect a special cocktail hour for photo opportunities with all 10 Honorees and Founder/President, Karen Michelle. “It is my personal and business goal to bring successful women in one room to recognize their achievement’s and to also have all of us join for one common success story of supporting Trend Next," said Karen Michelle. “The idea is to create an atmosphere of leading ladies that will continue to carry their career efforts outside of this event and share the message of being an advocate for charitable causes.” 

10 Shades of Success has an active mission to bring forth influential, empowering, and successful women; utilizing their involvement in the community to generate awareness towards charitable initiatives. The vision is to become one of the most successful, leading example women organizations within the Dallas sector to raise a generous amount of funds to donate to a non-profit organization and impact the message of charity.  
“Trend Next”- What’s Now, What’s New, What’s Next’s founder Shamequia Cason said, “It is both humbling and exciting to serve among such an elite group of women and having Trend Next as the recipient organization, to see the recognition of our cause placed on the forefront, serves as a for sure sign that we are going in the right direction with organ donation and transplantation awareness.” Trend Next recently partnered with Donate Life Texas, the national organ donation registry to incorporate their presence with all events to raise the number of registered donors. Trend Next also supports the Baylor Health Care System Foundation where the goal is to give back to an organization that so graciously invested in Shamequia’s life story via printed materials, commercials, billboards, and an aggressive ad campaign to expose the gift of organ transplantation.  
Several local influencers from last year’s honorees included DeDe Mcguire, Natalie Tastle, Porsha Kimble, Susy Solis, Veronica Torres Hazley, Meko King, Tiffiny Luong, LeeAnne Locken, and T-sha LeTitia Owens. When over 200 guests filled the room at the Rosewood Crescent Club, Karen knew this would be one of greatest platforms bridging the community together and gaining support for non-profit organizations.  

This year packs a power house of women with a social favorite being Cheryl Action Jackson founder of Minnie’s food pantry, which recently received a visit from recording artist and award winning Rhianna. A Beauty Bar will be in place for guest to enjoy beauty tips, demonstrations sample products and takeaway luxury gift bags. Guests will have the private pleasure of registering to become organ donors with Donate Life Texas. 
In 2008, Karen Michelle created a foundation that enabled her to work within creativity an ongoing pursuit and involvement in Fashion. It wasn’t until 2013, when Karen decided that fashion could actually be geared towards something effective and hopeful and charitable.  
Tickets: Media inquiries: Media is invited to attend 6:00pm -6:30pm for photo and interview opportunities featuring the women and charity.  For more information, please direct media inquiries to Karen Michelle,, 972.795.9626.


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