A Night For Fashion: FGI’s Inaugural Rising Star Awards

By Jennifer Dulin Wiley
In Culture

Jan Leach, Nicole Benoist, Cindy Teasdale McGowan & Jennifer Dulin Wiley

It was a big night for the local fashion scene last night, as Fashion Group International (FGI) of St. Louis held the first-ever Rising Star Awards. An ultra-stylish see-and-be-seen crowd gathered at the Saint Louis Women’s Club in the Central West End for an evening of fashion, cocktails and celebration of the fabulous nominees of the inaugural awards.

FGI St. Louis Regional Director Emily Huey opened the evening by recognizing all of the amazing talent and the vibrant fashion scene in St. Louis, saying the inaugural Rising Star Awards were about “putting St. Louis on the map” and showing all that we have to offer in fashion.

Amidst a competitive group of deserving nominees in the categories of Retail, Apparel, Footwear & Accessories, Beauty, Interiors and E-Commerce & Social media, the following St. Louisans took home the Rising Star Awards.

Many kudos to this year’s winners, as well FGI for an extremely successful first-time event!

APPAREL
2013 Rising Star Award Winner:

 

Lori Coulter Made-to-Order Apparel
Nominees: Paulie Gibson, Rungolee

 

FOOTWEAR & ACCESSORIES
2013 Rising Star Award Winner:

 

Michelle Kidwell for Elan Polo
Nominees: Adam Foster Fine Art Jewelry, BelleStyle Bijoux by Heather Korn

 

BEAUTY
2013 Rising Star Award Winner:

 

KIND Soap Company
Nominees: daniellestyle by Danielle Erb, Paul Mitchell The School St. Louis

INTERIORS
2013 Rising Star Award Winner:

Stückenschneider Decoration & Design
Nominees: AMIE CORLEY INTERIORS, JIPSI BoHo by Jenny B

SOCIAL MEDIA & E-COMMERCE
2013 Rising Star Award Winner:

 

Makaboo Personalized Gifts
Nominees: DesignSpeak by Kimberly Reuther, MOV MissOhioVintage.com

RETAIL
2013 Rising Star Award Winner:

BLUSH Boutique
Nominees: k. hall designs, Laurie Solet

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