Miss Iowa Teen USA Amanda Armstrong : Photo by Shenica Graham

ON LOCATION @ Fashion for a Cause Too with Miss Iowa Teen USA Amanda Armstrong

Haute Midwest Magazine
ON LOCATION

@ FASHION FOR A CAUSE TOO

Haute Midwest (HM) Magazine (hautemidwest.com) joined Sherell Ra Sha Inc in partnering with apparel / accessory designer, GSIA and Anani Salon & Spa, to host Fashion for a Cause Too, a charity event benefiting Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Iowa. Beginning with a holiday makeover for Katie Woodward (full Makeover Marathon article will be part of the January edition of HM), events culminated Saturday, December 21 at the West Des Moines Public Library, with special guest, Miss Iowa Teen USA Amanda Armstrong.

Miss Iowa Teen USA Amanda Armstrong : Photo by Shenica Graham

The mission of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Iowa (BBBSCI) is to “help children reach their potential through professionally supported one-to-one relationships with measurable impact.” The BBBSCI vision “consists of successful mentoring relationships for all children who need and want them, contributing to better schools, brighter futures, and stronger communities for all.”

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Iowa is a non-profit partner of United Way and Big Brothers Big Sisters of America. Founded in 1967 by local leaders, this mentoring agency provides a positive role model for at-risk children, to hopefully prevent them from entering the court system. Toward this goal, BBBSCI “identifies children [ages 6-14] in need of a mentor and matches them with a caring individual” in various Iowa communities. BBBSCI has offices in Des Moines, Newton, and Story County.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Iowa currently has over 130 kids on the waiting list for mentors. Become a mentor today – just in time for NATIONAL MENTORING MONTH in January!

Visit http://www.bbbsia.org/ or call (515) 288-9025. Be sure to LIKE Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Iowa on Facebook.

Miss Iowa Teen USA Amanda Armstrong and Christie joined HM Models before the charity event, to talk about being a pageant queen and the road to success. Amanda shared her recipe for a healthy life, achieving your goals, and having a don’t-quit mentality.

Miss Iowa Teen US Amanda Armstrong & Christie : Photo by Shenica Graham

Makeover Marathon Winner Katie Woodward was on trend in a GSIA original of the same color worn in a recent US First Family Christmas photo (GSIA made the dress before ever knowing of the First Family’s holiday pic!).

Holiday Makeover Marathon Winner Katie Woodward & Miss Iowa Teen USA Amanda Armstrong

HM-MODEL Nora With Makeover Marathon Winner Katie Woodward & Miss Iowa Teen USA : Photo by Nanci Boetel Elder

(pictured above in Photo Courtesy of Nanci Boetel Elder (L to R) : Miss Iowa Teen USA Amanda Armstrong, HM MODEL Nora in “Bellerina” by GSIA, and Katie Woodward in “Marigold” by GSIA).

Obamas Christmas by Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee

(The above photo is from a Facebook post by the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC). We just love it! – with Malia in our favorite color this season!)

Nanci Boetel Elder won the event door prize : a pink 3-piece Wonderlier Bowl Set from our favorite home accessory, Tupperware (#FABULOUS)!

Nanci Boetel Elder : Photo by Shenica Graham

More from Nanci’s family were also in attendance.

Nanci Boetel Elder Family : Photo by Shenica Graham

Family and Friends of HM MODEL Lauren were all smiles.

Lauren Family Friends : Photo by Shenica Graham

Miss Iowa Teen USA Amanda Armstrong met her biggest little fan, too : Emanuel. He had a message for you, Amanda – Emanuel said, “Thank you for the Christmas Card, Princess.”

Miss Iowa Teen USA Amanda Armstrong & Emanuel : Photo by Shenica Graham

HM Models Lauren, Nora, and Asha also volunteered their time and talent to help us reach our fundraising goal for Big Brothers Big Sisters. We did it with your help! Thanks so much!

Miss Iowa Teen USA With HM MODELS : Photos by Shenica Graham

« View the photos above in HM Photography’s “This Week in Pictures.”

Haute Midwest thanks all of the volunteers, guests, family and friends, who helped to make our first holiday event season a success by being a part of something big! Special thanks to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Iowa, Miss Iowa Teen USA Amanda Armstrong, Sherell Ra Sha Inc, Anani Salon & Spa, Katie Woodward, HM MODELS Lauren, Nora, and Asha, and GSIA. Peace and blessings to all. Merry Christmas from Haute Midwest!


Behind the Scenes With HM MODELS

After the event, HM Models had a photo shoot for the January edition of HM, which will feature Makeover Marathon Winner Katie Woodward on the cover.

« Go Behind the Scenes With HM MODELS (coming up next!…)

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