Markey's Rental & Staging at JW Marriott Indianapolis Puts on Event With Style

September 14th was the 10-year anniversary of the Dress for Success Indianapolis annual fundraiser, Stepping Out In Style.  This was Markey's Rental & Staging’s second year to partner with Dress for Success Indianapolis at the JW Marriott downtown.  There were 1,000 people in attendance for the Diamond Dig, silent auction, dinner, program, and the much-anticipated fashion show.  The fashion show featured the clothing of local boutiques, and was modeled by influential women from our community who support Dress for Success Indianapolis.

The executive staff of Dress for Success Indianapolis wanted a stylish, feminine look for their stage while staying within their not-for-profit budget.  Markey's achieved this with a backdrop of gray velour draping and very bright LED uplights in pink and purple tones.  The set also included 8-foot "curls" (see photo) to add depth, interest and curves to the staging.  Martin moving lights were used to project the textures and break-up patterns, and two 12' x 16' screens were placed on either side of the stage to show live feed and prerecorded video.  

The models walked down a T-shaped runway draped elegantly in black, and three cameras were used to cover all angles during this fashion portion of the event.

Executive Director Barbara Ellsworth said she was pleased with how the event turned out, and remarked, "Johnny and his team are wonderful to work with and we appreciate the partnership so very much!"

For more information on Dress for Success Indianapolis, visit their website at or check out the Stepping Out In Style website at 
All photos courtesy of Faith Blackwell Photography.  To see more photos, click here.

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