Fashion & Beauty

Dressed for a Cause, Part 3 — ‘Women’s Voices for Change’ Celebrates 10 Years

On Monday September 21st, our non-profit organization, Women’s Voices for Change, celebrated ten years with a fabulous luncheon attended by over 400 guests of elegance and style. Our publisher, Dr. Patricia Allen, wrote about the significance of the moment in the history of the organization’s growth. We honored Christy Turlington Burns, chosen as our 2015 Champion for Change, an award given to women who have made a difference.

Our luncheon guests glowed with their enthusiasm and support for the work of Women’s Voices. While we were discussing serious matters, we also took note of what they wore for our fun Fashion Friday series. First, we featured several stylish women in attendance with a talent for pairing their outfits with beautiful jewelry pieces and accessories. Last week, we zoomed in on the lovely arm candy accompanying them—their handbags, purses and clutches. This week, we salute the women who were beautiful models of what the modern, chic, working- woman looks like.

Photos courtesy of Cheryl Fleming,


Dr. Hilda Hutcherson, a member of WVFC’s Medical Advisory Board who has written many articles as part of our  “Sex Talk Team,” wearing a black St. John dress layered with a dark grey Worth coat. She complements the black-grey tones with Mikimoto pearls, Cole Hahn shoes, and signature Velour glasses.





Dr. Anetta Reszko, dermatologist/dermatologic surgeon and member of our Medical Advisory Board who writes frequently on skin care for women over 40, wearing a perfect purple dress by Salvatore Ferragamo and Saint Laurent shoes.


Suzanne Fawbush wearing jewelry from Santorini, a dress by Calvin Klein, a San Giuliano Italian handbag and in her own words, “comfortable shoes!


Kim Akhtar, wearing an Armani suit and Louboutin shoes. In the first of a series of memoir-esque short stories, Kim recently wrote about why it is often challenging to answer the simple question, “Where are you from?” and the childhood experience that forms the basis of her multiple answers to that question.


Gayfryd Steinberg wearing a Roland Mouret black and white patterned dress and exquisite Verdura earrings.

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  • Barbara Thornbrough October 10, 2015 at 2:21 pm

    Congrats to all who have worked so hard to make this an amazing site for women of all ages.
    Dr. Allen, I know, should have been pictured in this luncheon article for modern and smartly dressed women. She is the most well groomed women in America to me. Her vision and dedication to this site have been exemplary.
    Thanks to all who have participated in this helpful and delicious site. It is a gift to all who read it.
    Barbara Thornbrough