Since last spring when Fifty Shades of Grey hit the best-seller list, there have been loads of related theme parties and events, but we wager that none was more to the point than Ericka Bagwell's birthday fete earlier this week.
Mary Kay cosmetics mogul Nancy Rogers of Dallas and interior designer (not to mention party hostess extraordinaire) Lucinda Loya hosted a deliciously naughty birthday bash for 50 in the Loya Memorial area swankienda. Each guest was attired in requisite gray — interpreted in shimmery silver and pewter in silks, satin and leather.
Handcuffs served as napkin rings, gray ties decorated chairbacks and glittery gray masks served as party favors, the toys inspiring plenty of suggestive hijinks.
It was just the girls and three guys (Cerón, Todd Ramos and Edward Sanchez) at the dinner table, served by six of the sexiest slices of beefcake in town. The shirtless wonders wore silvery gray ties as they flexed their impossibly hard biceps and pecs while serving dinner by Bella Compagnia. In dramatic Loya style, guests dined at one long dinner table that extended from the dining room out into the summer kitchen.
Handcuffs served as napkin rings, gray ties decorated chairbacks and glittery gray masks served as party favors, the toys inspiring plenty of suggestive hijinks. Fifty Shades Author E L James would have approved.
Bubba McNeely serenaded during dinner with tunes that aptly fit the racey theme of the night and he closed the set with "Happy Birthday." Then the DJ, flown in from Dallas, wratcheted up the amps with music that kept the girls dancing until after midnight.
Celebrating a la Anastasia Steele were Kimberly de Lape, Alicia Smith, Phyllis Williams, Elizabeth Petersen, Sofia Adrogué, Carolyn Farb, a handful of friends who flew in from Dallas by private jet with Rogers, and a few dozen more.