Junior League toasts building anniversary with big 80s party

"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.


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Tootsies Houston 2601 Westheimer Road Houston, TX, 77098 United States

Think Pink Suits For Shelters Launch Party

"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"


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Tootsies Dallas 8300 Preston Road Dallas, TX, 75225 United States

Latin Women's Initiative's annual luncheon featuring the fashions of Alexis

"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"


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Heart of Fashion May Mystery 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"


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Fashion Gene Awards 2016 at Tootsies

"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." 
Via CultureMap.

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"

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River Oaks Fashion Show 2016 "La Mode sur Terre Battue"

"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

CultureMap Houston: "Wildly popular River Oaks poolside luncheon draws young, chic and fashionable"

Houston Chronicle: "Clay court fashion lunch goes French"

View all of the runway looks here!


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Miranda Lambert Dons Gun-Embellished Heels by Houston Designer

"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"


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Love's in Fashion 2016

"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

CultureMap: "Houston Texans and a top chef display that lovin' feelin' on a fashionable catwalk"

Houston Chronicle: "Houston Texans, Chita Johnson and local celebs hit the runway"

HoustonTexans.com: "Love's in Fashion at Tootsies"


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