Oct 01

Delaware Today’s 1st Annual Fashion Awards

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Think There’s No Fashion In Delaware….Think Again

Fresh off the heels of New York’s Fashion Week, Delaware Today presented it’s 1st Annual Fashion Awards on Wednesday evening at the Deerfield Golf Club in Newark, DE.  Walking models and fashion displays by Aribella Events  featured clothing and couture from Claire’s Fashions, Lady’s Image, and South Moon Under. The Christiana Mall was the Platinum Sponsor and they provided gift bags which were perfect for carrying the various giveaways from the Gold and Bronze Sponsors.

Delaware Today Fashion Awards

Other participants included recipients of this year’s 2013 Best of Delaware Awards and they had beautifully decorated tables displaying their latest products and services. Prior to entering the elegantly decorated room, attendees walked a Red Carpet stopping first to pose for a Delaware Today photograph.  The room was filled with an array of beautiful people who mixed and mingled as they noshed on scrumptious Hors D’Oeuvres from buffet tables and from the platters carried by the warm and friendly waitstaff.

Delaware Today Fashion Awards

Delaware Today Fashion Awards

The signature drink of the evening was The Fashionista, a mix of  Raspberry Vodka, Lemonade and Cranberry Juice. Live music was provided by the Joe Baione Jazz Band, and as a thoughtful tribute they ended the evening performing the song, Stand By Me, in honor of the event’s beneficiary $tand by Me, a Financial Empowerment organization.

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Delaware Today Fashion Awards

The Awards ceremony began with opening remarks from Dr. Maria Hess, Editor-In-Chief of Delaware Today.  The Hostess and MC for the evening was Mellany Armstrong, a WDEL News Anchor and Reporter who presented the awards in each of the following categories.

  • Accessories of the Year
  • Best Dressed Delaware Man
  • Best Dressed Delaware Woman
  • Boutique of the Year
  • Cocktail/Evening Wear Retailer of the Year
  • Fashion Consignment Store of the Year
  • Hair Stylist of the Year/ Formal Style
  • Hair Stylist of the Year/Everyday Style
  • Jeweler of the Year
  • Make-Up Artist of the Year
  • Photographer of the Year

Delaware Today Fashion Awards

The full list of nominees and photos of the winners can be found at Delaware Today.com, however the award for Best Dressed Delaware Woman was presented to fellow Middletown resident Kim Krzanowski.

Delaware Today Fashion Awards

The final closing remarks were given by Rob Martinelli, Publisher and President of Delaware Today. This exciting event not only raised money and awareness for a worthy organization, it also provided exposure to the fast and growing fashion industry in the state of Delaware.

I am sure that everyone in attendance is now looking forward to next year’s Fashion Awards which promises to be bigger and even more exciting.

Delaware Today Fashion Awards

Delaware Today Fashion Awards

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Gallery of pictures taken at the event by Delaware Today Photogs (Click Here


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  1. GoodLooknOut

    I love the last dress you posted! Very nice. I’ve only been to Delaware once in my life. Need to head back. Looks like you had tons of fun!

    1. DelBlogger

      Thank you, Delaware is a nice little state. I have lived here 1/2 my life and hubby has been here his entire life. We definitely will NOT be retiring here!

  2. Pride in Photos Photography

    It seems everywhere you go, you are always having a great time…life is so short…very important to enjoy it.

    1. DelBlogger

      Yes it is, now that I am no longer my grandmother’s caregiver and boys are into their own thing, I have more time and I am enjoying my new found freedom!

  3. cindy knoke

    Love Your posts! Always creative and interesting. Kudos~

    1. DelBlogger

      Thank you sweetie!

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