"Three decades is a long time.
In honor of the Junior League of Houston's 30th year in its current Briar Oaks Lane location, the organization celebrated the milestone with not one, but two "Opening Style Show" soirees.
Team Room special events chairmen Shelby Damiani was on hostess duty for both installments. Two packed crowds filed into the black and fuchsia packed ballroom for the "Girls Just Want to Have Fun"-themed festivities." Via Houston Chronicle. Read More Here.
"Each year, this event collects thousands of items of professional attire for women who are survivors of abuse. We partner with local Dallas domestic violence shelters and organizations that support survivors with emergency relief, legal aid, counseling services, job searches and more." Via Beauty That Counts: The Mary Kay Blog. Read More Here.
Mary Kay Newsroom: "Mary Kay's " Suits For Shelters" Helps Women In Need With New Outfit And Fresh Start"
"It might have been the 14th annual Latin Women's Initiative fashion show and luncheon but Friday's fundraiser, with a sellout crowd of more than 700, enjoyed every ounce of fiery enthusiasm that has maintained it as the best luncheon of the year for more than decade."
Via CultureMap Houston: "Tequila shots, sassy fashions and sexy hombres make for muy picante luncheon"
Houston Chronicle: "A Miss Universe, fashion designer, and more toast Houston Latinas at festive luncheon."
ABC13: "Latin Women's Initiative Luncheon & Fashion Show"
"Vivian Wise promised a fashion show with mystery. Last week, she delivered with her Heart of Fashion Mystery Show, benfitting the Lupus Foundation Texas Gulf Chapter, at downtown's historic Julia Ideson Library. While the event was in the works for months, Wise was hush about the location until the day before."
Via Houston Chronicle: "Heart of Fashion delivers on a 'mystery' show"
CultureMap Houston: "Heart of Fashion rewrites the book on runway shows by providing a mysterious twist"
"Food, fashion and frolic — that would be the mantra forRecipe for Success' annual Fashion Gene Awards evening. It was all about all three during the fundraiser held at Tootsies."
CultureMap: "Fabulous fashionista mothers and daughters display their stylish attitudes"
CultureMap: "Stylish mothers and daughters share their colorful fashion inspirations and reveal their faux pas"
Houston Chronicle: "Houston's chic mothers and daughters crowned at Tootsies"
"When reading Cabell’s Designs quote about her beloved South, 2016 Mad Hatter’s Tea chair Jocelyn White also summed up this year’s charitable luncheon quite nicely. “It’s a place where magnolias and hydrangeas are bursting, everything is darlin’, and someone’s heart is always being blessed.”
Via CultureMap Dallas: "Dallas Mad Hatters put on a good show for Steel Magnolias-themed luncheon"
"Highlight of the social event of the spring was the Tootsies runway presentation, which wowed the crowd with scores of ensembles for morning, noon and night. Galvanizing Tootsies as designer hotspot were oh-la-la pieces by J. Mendel, Oscar de la Renta, Monique Lhuillier and Talbot Runhof. As Fady Armanious explained, "We wanted to go back to basics — luxurious, beautiful, and feminine. It's glamour and embellishment versus trendy." Via CultureMap
"Lambert, a native of Longview, Texas, gained widespread notoriety Sunday night not only for her singing — she was named Female Vocalist of the Year and Vocal Event of the Year — but also for the fancy footwear. Houston-based luxury shoe designer Joyce Echols, who created the fetching stilettos, reports that Monday morning there was so much attention to the shoes that her server crashed." Via CultureMap
ABC13: "Houston Socialite-Turned-Shoe-Designer Making Big Bang In High-End Shoe Game"
CultureMap Houston: "Miranda Lambert steps out at ACM Awards in Houstonian's sharp-shootin' stilettos"
Houston Chronicle: "Miranda Lambert's gun-embellished stilettos were created by Houston designer"
Houstonia Mag: "Miranda Lambert Slays the Red Carpet in Hot Pink Pistol Heels"
People Style: "Don't Let Miranda Lambert's Cleavage Distract You from Her $829 Gun-and-Holster Shoes"
"With Houston Texans COO and vice chairman Cal McNair and his stunning wife, Hannah, co-chairing Tootsies' "Love's in Fashion" fundraiser, what teammate would dare turn down the invitation to strut the catwalk with his favorite woman? Thus, the explanation for the number of beefy guys escorting beautiful women in the fashion parade benefiting Dec My Room." Via CultureMap