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PANACHE IMAGES MODELING TROUPE: (L-R) Marty McNeel, Triana Hill, Pat Johnson, Yolanda Taylor. Joyce Ferguson, EJ Lindsey, Beverly Nelson, Donna Hill, Doretta Quarles, Luanna Lawrence, Nichelle Norris and Carolyn Williams.
Panache Images Modeling Troupe
With Mother's Day just around the corner, Panache Images Modeling Troupe are putting final touches on their 2010 Mother's Day Fashion Drama.Fashion lovers will be entertained as the troupe creates an "impressive" wardrobe. The production will feature dance numbers, haute couture fashions, and one-of-a-kind designs by some of L.A.'s finest designers.The venue for this year's performance is the beautiful Torrance Marriott, in the Grand Ballroom, and will be held on Sunday, May 9, featuring vendor browsing at 1 p.m.; banquet 2:30 p.m. and the fashion drama at 3:30 p.m.The troupe, consisting of ladies and gents 40 years of age and over, continue to produce hit fashion dramas year after year. This year's production, "The Heist, Dressed to Steal" is no exception."I still believe that our productions are the best way to spend Mother's Day," says CEO and Executive Director Eric "EJay" Lindsey. "But don't take my word for it, come and see for yourself," he continues.The dinner and fashion presentation like no other, the troupe's annual Mother's Day performance has been touted as the best show in town, and with tickets selling fast, it appears that the group will have another full house for Mother's Day. Drawn from diverse backgrounds and experiences, the members of Panache have worked together since 1991, under the direction of CEO and choreographer E-Jay Lindsey.The group has been in high demand for their fashion shows with a theatrical flair, touring and performing in exotic places such as the Virgin Islands and the Mexican Riviera.The group have highlighted their fashion dramas on tours with: Maze featuring Frankie Beverly, "Bloodstone," Zapp with Roger Troutman and the Whispers.Those that have followed the troupe learned long ago that Panache Images prides themselves in presenting not just a fashion show, but what they call fashion drama.Performances in the past include: "Coming to America," "The Yellow Brick Road to Fashion," and Viva O Carnival," had already set the bar for the group's level of performance.Panache Images Board of directors include: Eric J. Lindsey, CEO/President; Ruby Roberson, Marty McNeel, V.P.; director of cast and crew relations; Charmaine Hiruko, director of finances; Luanna Lawrence, creative director; Joyce Ferguson, fashion director; Jerrylynn "Pat" Johnson, fashion director; Beverly Nelson, director of special projects; Carolyn Williams, director of special projects; executive council; Nichelle Norris, promotions fashion coordinator; Yolanda Taylor, public relations, writer, commentator.Some of the fashion designers include Nia's Fashions, Joanne Arnette, Roshanda Designs, Sharp as a Tack Private Clothier, Toma Holley Designs, Tutto of Italy, Christian Couture Collezioni, Ames Boutique, Fox Hills Mall; Belini Designer Mens Clothing, Boutique Divas, Dicker & Dicker of Beverly Hills, Divas Designer Clothing, Fire & Ice Tuxedo Shop, Fashion Statements By Debby, and Hudson and Sally's.A portion of the proceeds will benefit Jonathan Jaques Children's Cancer Center, which is dedicated to children with cancer, sickle cell and other serious blood disorders.For more than a decade, Miller Children's Jonathan Jaques Children's Cancer Center (JJCCC) at Long Beach Memorial Medical Center has served Southern California with innovative treatment, compassionate care and numerous support programs.The center is nationally recognized for its sensitive and comprehensive approach to the treatment of childhood cancer and blood-related disorders, such as sickle cell disease, as well as for researching controlling and curing these diseases.Today, children with cancer have a 60-70 percent chance of cure. There's an outlook of hope, strengthened by the availability of places like the Jonathan Jaques Children's Cancer Center.The center provides individualized cancer treatment dealing with all the complex needs of children and their families.For ticket information, or information on how to hire the troupe for your next event, call Panache Images at (310) 677-1238 or