Wednesday, March 18, 2009

2nd Annual Drop Dead Gorgeous Event Raises Awareness on the Importance of Atlanta's Voiceless Victims

/PRNewswire/ -- The 2nd annual Drop Dead Gorgeous event, campaign of the 501c3c organization, Meet Justice, Inc., engaged the fashion and entertainment industries to combat child sex trafficking. The gala experienced its most successful moment to date on March 3 at 103 West in Buckhead, Georgia. A portion of the $18,000 in net proceeds from the event, chaired by Susan Muscari and Bronni Karatassos, will benefit Wellspring Living, Maya Angelou Teen Center of the Andrew and Walter Young Family YMCA, and the Child Exploitation Unit of the Atlanta Police Department.

The chic 2009 crowd attracted Atlanta's cultural influencers including: Hannibal Navies, Tutan Reyes, Amanda Bearse, Ambassador Andrew Young, Dr. Walter Young, Deena Beasley, Lydia Mondavi, and Pano and Georgia Karatassos. Bre Scullark, DDG spokesmodel and contestant of America's Next Top Model, led the runway's stunning collections by Nina Gleyzer Couture, Waller + Fogle of Savannah College of Art & Design, T. Boutique, and jewelry by Jen Boaz Designs.

Kristen White, Miss Black USA, led the live auction which included an exclusive Napa Valley get-a-away to the Mondavi family winery, 29Spa and Neiman Marcus luncheon, private dinner for 8 at Kyma cooked by renowned chef Pano Karatassos, a tour of Spain's finest wineries courtesy of Big Boat Wine Company, and original artwork by Gillian Horsley accompanied by a signed copy of Nelson Mandela's autobiography of the same name "The Long Walk Home."

"This evening would not have been possible without the tireless efforts of our volunteers and contributors," stated event chair, Susan Muscari. "Without them we would not be able to demonstrate to the community how imperative it is for everyone to work together cohesively to address an issue that affects our community."

100 volunteers donated their time to ensure the patrons had a remarkable experience. Other contributors include Buckhead Life Restaurant Group, PASTE Magazine, Four Seasons Atlanta, The Hamby Corporation, The Stone Ridge Group, Spellbound Wine, Peroni, Absolut Vodka, Buckhead Beef, Richie Arpino Salon, 29Spa, Neiman Marcus Atlanta, Wendy Babchin Designer Group, 1-800-Flowers Atlanta, Prestige Limo, Henri's Bakery, Blue Sky Agency, Elle Aesthetics, House of Music Entertainment, Element Model Management, Effective Media Group, Bronni Karatassos, Gillian Horsley, John Fleming, April McCollum, Lisa Allen, Josh Baker, and Valerie Hamilton.

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