Jonathan Blake at home

FASHION DESIGNER JONATHAN Blake didn’t have to dig too deep for inspiration for Lynn Wyatt’s dress for the Menil’s 35th anniversary gala in early December. The woman herself was inspiration enough.

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After losing his own child to a preventable household accident, Jeremy Eastburn is on a mission to help other families with active kids avoid similar tragedies at home and at the pool (photo by Ashton Bingam on Unsplash).

“EVEN ONE CHILD is too many to die from a household hazard,” says Jeremy Eastburn of his 4-year-old daughter, Presley, who died in 2017 while playing with corded window blinds. Today window blinds with pull cords are almost extinct.Since the tragedy, Eastburn and his wife, Carolyn, have lobbied in Washington to help ban corded products. His wife went to a conference last year to advocate for changes in safety standards like the drop side cribs, dresser drawers and other products in homes that kill children. “Kids die from hazards in homes every day,” says Eastburn.

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Tabitha Pagel Garcia has become a partner at the Page Parkes agency.

IT'S THE ASPIRATION of many young and hopeful fashion models. Tabitha started modeling at age 12 and joined the largest, most prestigious modeling and acting center in the southwest United Sates. At 18, she became assistant to icon and founder Page Parkes. After moving up the ladder for 27 years, Tabitha Pagel Garcia has now reached the top.

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