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" "Love's in Fashion at Tootsies"


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Party With A Purpose: Heart Of Fashion 2015

"On Wednesday, the opening night, she delivered with a New York-style fashion extravaganza complete with flowing champagne, music by DJ Lewis Grell and designer runway shows.  Some 300 people walked the 50-foot pink carpet into the massive lobby area that featured sleek lounging chairs, several bars with complimentary cocktails and dispensers of plantains and chips to nibble on."
Via Houston Chronicle: "Heart of Fashion opens in New York style"
Houston Chronicle: "Houston gets to the heart of spring fashion"


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Party Like a Frock Star: Lela Rose Comes to Tootsies!

"Most people know Dallas-raised designer Lela Rose for her fun, feminine collections as well as her burgeoning bridal empire. Rose was launched into the high-fashion spotlight when she dressed presidential daughters Jenna and Barbara Bush for their father’s inauguration in 2000, and her commitment to dresses that delight has made her a favorite of Texas socialites and celebs on the red carpet alike."

Via Houstonia Magazine: "Party Like A Frock Star"

CultureMap Houston: "Dinner for 68? It's a breeze for designer Lela Rose, who shares entertaining secrets in new book"


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CultureMap StyleMaker Awards 2015

"The parade of well-dressed guests that flowed into Tootsies on October 15 signaled it was time for the second annual Stylemaker Awards, produced in partnership with the Plaza at Preston Center. Six fashionable finalists — Nicole Bulcher, Javier Burkle, Kendall Eckerd, Nelson Huff III, Nancy Koen, and Julian Leaver — showed off their styling skills during a one-of-a-kind fashion show, while those in attendance started planning how they could score the looks for themselves."
Via  CultureMap Dallas: "Dallas trendsetters assemble for big reveal of 2015 Stylemaker Award winners"


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Yigal Azrouel Visits Tootsies!


"Recently, one of my favorite Dallas boutiques, Tootsies, asked me to host a fabulous party to not only preview the Yigal Azrouel Fall/Winter 2015 Collection, but to also welcome the handsome designer to Dallas himself! " Via What Courtney Wore

In-Store Events, Luncheon, Trunk Shows, Dallas

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Inaugural Blogger Brunch at Tootsies!


On Sunday August 31st, Tootsies Atlanta hosted its first Inaugural “Blogger Brunch” as part of a partnership with the Southern Blog Society. Twenty Five of Atlanta’s most stylish lifestyle and fashion bloggers attended the event to view a fall trend presentation, featuring new styles such as the Aquazzura lace bootie, Rag & Bone wool hat, Velvet shearling vest and more! Highlights of the event included cocktails sponsored by Slim Ritas, floral arrangements by Martha's Creations, and an exclusive blogger shopping party! Featured Blog Coverage:

Hey There Sunshine

Just Peachy

Peaches in a Pod

Mz Savvy Style

In-Store Events, Atlanta Blogger Brunch

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Fresh Faces of Fashion 2015 at Tootsies!


"Tootsies was bursting at the seams with the young and the beautiful Wednesday night when the retailer and Houston magazine teamed up to present the eighth annual Fresh Faces of Fashion honorees. Ten glam young women in smashing ensembles from Tootsies strode the catwalk as hundreds of fans cheered." Via CultureMap

CultureMap: "Fresh Faces of Fashion: They're young, they're beautiful and they know how to dress to impress"

Fashion Show, In-Store Event, Party, Houston

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WOW's annual Summer Soireé at Tootsies!


"Fashionistas more than 300 strong sailed into Tootsies on a wave of energy and enthusiasm as Women of Wardrobe, the young professional arm of Dress for Success, once again proved its clout in attracting H-Town's wealth of up-and-coming movers and shakers."

In-Store Event, Party, Houston

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Ellevate Showcases Workplace Attire at Tootsies!

In-Store Event, Houston

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Painting the Town Pink with Tootsies and Mary Kay


"Two hundred guests were tickled pink to support the launch of this year’s Suits for Shelters, which provides clothing to local domestic violence shelters. Over the past six years, The Mary Kay Foundation and the Tootsies team have donated more than 14,000 professional items to the program to help female survivors get back on track."

In-Store Events, Press, Dallas

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"Tea and Bellinis" Reception for GCAPP!


"Gearing up for the EmPower Party on Sept. 24 at The St. Regis Atlanta, a fabulous reception featuring gowns by Monique Lhuillier was hosted by Tootsies in Buckhead.  This year's benefit heralds the 20th anniversary of GCAPP (Georgia Committee for Adolescent Power and Potential) and will honor Jane Fonda, who has guided GCAPP over the past two decades and broadened its scope to include programs for healthy lifestyles and relationships." View Gallery  Via Southern Seasons

Event Gallery, In-Store Events, Press, Atlanta

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“Be The Model” Fashion Show at Tootsies!


Hosted on April 26th, “Be The Model” event was a fashion show designed to empower young women and encourage the development of role models. Celebrity models such as Vern Yip (HGTV), Christine Pullara (WXIA TV) and Beth Bacall (104.7 The Fish) walked the runway in Tootsies Fashion with their children. All proceeds from the event benefitted The Manna Fund, an organization dedicated to providing hope and financial assistance to individuals who need treatment for eating disorders. View Gallery

Event Gallery, In-Store Events, Atlanta

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