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Valerie Dittner, left, and Michaela Williams at WOW’s Membership Drive June 2014
Valerie Dittner, left, and Michaela Williams. Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/Photosbyrovo.com
Paige Branam, left, and Chloe Dao at WOW’s Membership Drive June 2014
Paige Branam, left, and Chloe Dao. Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/Photosbyrovo.com
Sara Connell, from left, Michelle Kobelan and Lauren Dupuis at WOW’s Membership Drive June 2014
Sara Connell, from left, Michelle Kobelan and Lauren Dupuis. Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/Photosbyrovo.com
Millie Fitzpatrick, left, and Brooke Behrens at WOW’s Membership Drive June 2014
Millie Fitzpatrick, left, and Brooke Behrens. Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/Photosbyrovo.com
McKenzie Beglau, from left, Elizabeth Graham and Hannah Lonergan at WOW’s Membership Drive June 2014
McKenzie Beglau, from left, Elizabeth Graham and Hannah Lonergan. Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/Photosbyrovo.com
Leslie Fish, from left, Maria Lowery, Rebecca Emrick and Natalie Brannen at WOW’s Membership Drive June 2014
Leslie Fish, from left, Maria Lowery, Rebecca Emrick and Natalie Brannen. Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/Photosbyrovo.com
Lauren Levicki Courville, from left, Chloe Dao and Nancy Levicki at WOW’s Membership Drive June 2014.
Lauren Levicki Courville, from left, Chloe Dao and Nancy Levicki. Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/Photosbyrovo.com
Jason Kaminsky and Danielle Simms at WOW’s Membership Drive June 2014
Jason Kaminsky and Danielle Simms. Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/Photosbyrovo.com
Jailyn Marcel, left, and Jasmine Grindle at WOW’s Membership Drive June 2014
Jailyn Marcel, left, and Jasmine Grindle. Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/Photosbyrovo.com
Helen Yancy, left, and Ashley Authorlee at WOW’s Membership Drive June 2014
Helen Yancy, left, and Ashley Authorlee. Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/Photosbyrovo.com
Allie Trail, from left, Danielle Johnson and Natalie Berko at WOW’s Membership Drive June 2014
Allie Trail, from left, Danielle Johnson and Natalie Berko. Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/Photosbyrovo.com
Valerie Dittner, left, and Michaela Williams at WOW’s Membership Drive June 2014
Paige Branam, left, and Chloe Dao at WOW’s Membership Drive June 2014
Sara Connell, from left, Michelle Kobelan and Lauren Dupuis at WOW’s Membership Drive June 2014
Millie Fitzpatrick, left, and Brooke Behrens at WOW’s Membership Drive June 2014
McKenzie Beglau, from left, Elizabeth Graham and Hannah Lonergan at WOW’s Membership Drive June 2014
Leslie Fish, from left, Maria Lowery, Rebecca Emrick and Natalie Brannen at WOW’s Membership Drive June 2014
Lauren Levicki Courville, from left, Chloe Dao and Nancy Levicki at WOW’s Membership Drive June 2014.
Jason Kaminsky and Danielle Simms at WOW’s Membership Drive June 2014
Jailyn Marcel, left, and Jasmine Grindle at WOW’s Membership Drive June 2014
Helen Yancy, left, and Ashley Authorlee at WOW’s Membership Drive June 2014
Allie Trail, from left, Danielle Johnson and Natalie Berko at WOW’s Membership Drive June 2014

What: 11th Annual Women of Wardrobe Membership Drive.

Where: Dress for Success Houston.

The 411: Retail therapy and volunteering opportunities were the rational for this fashionable fete, for which Dress for Success Houston was morphed into a shopping summer pop-up that offered wearables and accessories from Dao Chloe Dao and Temple Street Jewelry.

 With the help of inspirational stories, the social that was attended by 120 gals prompted 47 emerging philanthropists to sign up for WOW memberships.

Dishing advice on looking chic and fabulous while surviving Houston's sultry season were stylists Valerie Dittner of Adorn Yourself Accordingly and Melissa Sugulas of Melissa Sugulas Style. Courtesy of Tre Spa, guests enjoyed quick hair-dos and makeup touch-ups while savoring nibbles from The Counter, Raising Cane's, Macarons by Nour and Yeti Sunshine. A lovely Coach bag donated by Jason Kaminsky and Worthit.co was featured at a raffle.

It was up to charismatic designer Chloe Dao, as the gathering's feature celebrity, to rally as many guests to join the efforts of Women of Wardrobe, the young professional contingency of the nonprofit that provides professional attire and career development services for disadvantaged women. With the help of inspirational stories from Dress for Success' clients, the social that was attended by 120 gals prompted 47 emerging philanthropists to sign up for WOW memberships.

Who: WOW president Paige Branam, Hannah Lonergan, Sara Connell, Michelle Kobelan, Michaela Williams, Lauren Dupuis, Millie Fitzpatrick, Brooke Behrens, Leslie Fish, Maria Lowery, Rebecca Emrick, Natalie Brannen, Danielle Simms, Helen Yancy, Ashley Authorlee, Allie Trail, Danielle Johnson and Natalie Berko.

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