CultureMap Dallas - October 26, 2017

Style Maker Awards

2017 was such a great year!

CultureMap Dallas has a Stylemakers Awards Reveal Party every year sponsored by The Plaza and 2017 was no different. CultureMap Dallas asked their readers to nominate someone deemed most stylish. From there, they selected 12 semifinalists, and I happened to make it to the semifinals. What an honor!!!  

The finalist selection process was based off online votes. This was such a tough competition, I mean all the contestants were all absolutely fabulous and stylish! I had no idea that I would even make it to the finals, but I did! The finalist along side me were Amber LaFrance, Rida Mandavia, Brad Pritchett, Deve Sanford and Molly Tuttle. These fashionable finalists were such a joy to compete with!

YASMEEN TADIA, BRAD PRITCHET - ORGANIC COTTON CANDY - Make Your Life Sweeter Events- CultureMap Style Maker Awards
Yasmeen Tadia - HOLLY MCCAKREN - ORGANIC COTTON MAKE YOUR LIFE SWEETER - CultureMap Style Maker Awards

Before the reveal party each of us went had a photoshoot to show off our personal style and were interviewed by CultureMap Dallas. [Read my interview here!]

The theme this year was “Defining Decades of Style” which I absolutely loved. After photoshoots and interviews, we got the chance to visit The Plaza and put together three outfits that reflect our personal style, one of which was a “Defining Decades” inspired outfit.

REVEAL PARTY TIME!!!

 

My team and I arrived a little earlier than the finalists to help prepare swag bags – we were including some SWEET ModSweets popcorn into each swagbag. A red carpet was laid out and Tootsies looked beautiful after everything was all set up. Each finalist had a mannequin set up with their outfit of choice.

Mini tacos were being served by Taco Diner, Oliver the Pug (one of my props!) was getting so much love and DJ Blake was paying hits from the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s was playing. DJ Blake also showed Zain how to be a DJ!

While everyone was mingling, the judges, Nardos Imam, Catherine Lowe, Lynn McBee and Chris Hite, went to each finalist to hear more about their interpretation of the theme and their style.

Once judging ended, they called the finalists to the stage and revealed two awards. The first was the readers’ choice, which was won by Amber LaFrance. The judges then revealed the Ultimate Stylemaker to Deve Sanford! Both women who won were beautiful inside and out.

Although I didn’t win, this was such a great event to make new friends and to reconnect with old friends. I am so thankful I got the chance to be a part of this friendly competition!

YASMEEN TADIA - AMBER LAFRANCE, BRAD PRITCHETT, ZAIN TADIA - ORGANIC COTTON CANDY, MAKE YOUR LIFE SWEETER - Make Your Life Sweeter Events- CultureMap Style Maker Awards

Thanks CultureMap Dallas for a great event! So glad Make Your Life Sweeter could be a part of the 2017 Stylemakers Awards!

Make Your Life Sweeter,

- Yasmeen

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