CCE Finalizes Plans for ‘Little Black Dress’

Kristen Cashel, Susan Bigsby, Kayla Sheehan

Kristen Cashel, Susan Bigsby and Kayla Sheehan

WEST PALM BEACH, FL – Committee members organizing the Center for Creative Education’s “Little Black Dress” event met recently to finalize plans for the upcoming program, and were treated to a lesson in fashion from area students enrolled in CCE’s Fashion Design course.

The evening also featured a tour of CCE’s new building, and food and wine, courtesy of PNC.

The second annual “Little Black Dress” event will be held Nov. 1, 2012, at The Gardens Mall Grand Court in Palm Beach Gardens.

India Paull, Avery Dimmig

India Paull and Avery Dimmig

The party will begin at the Saks Fifth Avenue entrance, where guests will valet park and be greeted with champagne. The cocktail reception will feature a silent auction in the Saks courtyard before guests head to the Grand Court for supper-by-the-bite tapas and a fashion show.

Saks will present runway and informal modeling of the season’s new fashion lines. Guests can continue the fun with a DJ and have their photo taken with friends.

“Little Black Dress” co-chairwomen are Susie Dwinell, Kim Havlicek, Michele Jacobs and Rena Toppe Ueltshi. Committee members include Sarah Alsofrom, Robin Azqueta, Beth Beattie, Ashley Bell, Alex Bergman, Susan Bigsby, Jessica Bills, Debra Binder, Nicole Bisciuti, Allison Bishop, Jackie Breckenridge, Carolyn Broadhead, Leigh Brodner, Kristen Cashel, Tracy Collins, Joanie Connors, Mindy Curtis-Horvitz, Andi Diamond, Avery Dimmig, Rachel Docekal, Cindy Grossman, Carrie Hanna, Deborah Koepper, Brianna Mahler, Nancy Marinoff, Kate McCoy, Seneca Moss, Ronica Mullins, Virginia Oatley-Berges, India Paull, Christine Pitts, Allison Reckson, Suzanne Renna, Dana Romanelli, Elizabeth Santana, Katie Segerdahl, Kim Segerdahl, Kayla Sheehan, Linda Soper, Michele Vogel, Katherine Ward and Jessica Welke.

Sponsors include &, PNC Bank, Saks Fifth Avenue, The Gardens Mall and The Honda Classic.

Proceeds from “Little Black Dress” benefit the Center for Creative Education, which provides local schools with art programs that enhance traditional classroom curricula. Last year, more than 11,500 underprivileged youth in 118 schools and after-school sites throughout the county were served.

Tickets to CCE’s “Little Black Dress” event are $150 per person and sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information, call (561) 805-9927 or visit


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