"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
"Even with plans underway to move Tenenbaum headquarters from its long-time location on Post Oak Boulevard to Westheimer, owners Kevin Black and Tony Bradfield have already taken a step into Upper Kirby. The duo celebrated their brand new venture with Tootsies at a swank cocktail party there earlier this week."
Via CultureMap Houston: "Jewelry stars celebrate blingy new venture with Tootsies at swank cocktail party"
"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"
"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"
"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"
" This was a fashion party with a purpose when blogger and cancer survivor Megan Silianoff joined Tootsies for an evening in recognition of National Cancer Awareness Month."
Via CultureMap Houston: "Fashion frolic with a purpose introduces beautiful scarves and "build-your-own" jewelry"
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:
"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
"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."
"A dazzling mix of female executives and aspiring business owners popped into Tootsies for Ellevate Houston's Fall Fashion Preview, a runway presentation highlighting professional work attire."