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Fashionable young professionals showcase smart styles at sizzling summer soiree

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10 Claudia Lobão, from left, Julie Chen, Laurel Berman, Lyndsey Zorich and Katy Mayell Ellis at the WOW Summer Soiree August 2014
Claudia Lobão, from left, Julie Chen, Laurel Berman, Lyndsey Zorich and Katy Mayell Ellis. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
34 Linsay Radcliffe, left, and Kristy Bradshaw at the WOW Summer Soiree August 2014
Linsay Radcliffe, left, and Kristy Bradshaw. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
45 Ivana Rouse, from left, Rachel Walton and Carrie Carson at the WOW Summer Soiree August 2014
Ivana Rouse, from left, Rachel Walton and Carrie Carson. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
42 Jessica Jaggard, from left, Brittney Jaggard and Christen Hobbs at the WOW Summer Soiree August 2014
Jessica Jaggard, from left, Brittney Jaggard and Christen Hobbs. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
50 Julianna Moorad, from left, Hallie Vanderhider and Elin Jackson at the WOW Summer Soiree August 2014
Julianna Moorad, from left, Hallie Vanderhider and Elin Jackson. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
News, Shelby, Women of Wardrobe, Rachel McNeill, Lauren Levicki Courville, August 2014
Rachel McNeill, left, and Lauren Levicki Courville Photo by Daniel Ortiz
11 Alexandra Carreno, from left, Kate Blue, Lauren Mills and Brittany Boone at the WOW Summer Soiree August 2014
Alexandra Carreno, from left, Kate Blue, Lauren Mills and Brittany Boone. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
51 Lyndsey Zorich, left, and Tamar Mendelssohn at the WOW Summer Soiree August 2014
Lyndsey Zorich, left, and Tamar Mendelssohn. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
41 Shannon Smith, left, and Kile Churman Spelz at the WOW Summer Soiree August 2014
Shannon Smith, left, and Kile Churman Spelz. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
2 Models Cora Uwajeh, left, and Kristin Qualia with Jeff Shell at the WOW Summer Soiree August 2014
Models Cora Uwajeh, left, and Kristin Qualia with Jeff Shell. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
47 Lisa Pounds, left, and Thais Amaral Tellawi at the WOW Summer Soiree August 2014
Lisa Pounds, left, and Thais Amaral Tellawi. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
40 Amanda Watson, from left, Leigh-Ann Laughlin and Casey Swails at the WOW Summer Soiree August 2014
Amanda Watson, from left, Leigh-Ann Laughlin and Casey Swails. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
39 Mandy Kao, from left, Karina Barbieri and Cheryl Byington at the WOW Summer Soiree August 2014
Mandy Kao, from left, Karina Barbieri and Cheryl Byington. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
5 Layla Asgari, from left, Beth DeLozier-Hayes, Bethany Buchanan and Holly Wilkison at the WOW Summer Soiree August 2014
Layla Asgari, from left, Beth DeLozier-Hayes, Bethany Buchanan and Holly Wilkison Photo by Daniel Ortiz
37 Elizabeth Graham, from left, Jasmine Taillon and Lauren Granello at the WOW Summer Soiree August 2014
Elizabeth Graham, from left, Jasmine Taillon and Lauren Granello. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
33 Amy Mire, from left, Inge Kellermann and Whitney Cameron at the WOW Summer Soiree August 2014
Amy Mire, from left, Inge Kellermann and Whitney Cameron. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
4 Meghan Moore, from left, Kim Padeletti, Beth DeLozier-Hayes and Holly Wilkison at the WOW Summer Soiree August 2014
Meghan Moore, from left, Kim Padeletti, Beth DeLozier-Hayes and Holly Wilkison. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
10 Claudia Lobão, from left, Julie Chen, Laurel Berman, Lyndsey Zorich and Katy Mayell Ellis at the WOW Summer Soiree August 2014
34 Linsay Radcliffe, left, and Kristy Bradshaw at the WOW Summer Soiree August 2014
45 Ivana Rouse, from left, Rachel Walton and Carrie Carson at the WOW Summer Soiree August 2014
42 Jessica Jaggard, from left, Brittney Jaggard and Christen Hobbs at the WOW Summer Soiree August 2014
50 Julianna Moorad, from left, Hallie Vanderhider and Elin Jackson at the WOW Summer Soiree August 2014
News, Shelby, Women of Wardrobe, Rachel McNeill, Lauren Levicki Courville, August 2014
11 Alexandra Carreno, from left, Kate Blue, Lauren Mills and Brittany Boone at the WOW Summer Soiree August 2014
51 Lyndsey Zorich, left, and Tamar Mendelssohn at the WOW Summer Soiree August 2014
41 Shannon Smith, left, and Kile Churman Spelz at the WOW Summer Soiree August 2014
2 Models Cora Uwajeh, left, and Kristin Qualia with Jeff Shell at the WOW Summer Soiree August 2014
47 Lisa Pounds, left, and Thais Amaral Tellawi at the WOW Summer Soiree August 2014
40 Amanda Watson, from left, Leigh-Ann Laughlin and Casey Swails at the WOW Summer Soiree August 2014
39 Mandy Kao, from left, Karina Barbieri and Cheryl Byington at the WOW Summer Soiree August 2014
5 Layla Asgari, from left, Beth DeLozier-Hayes, Bethany Buchanan and Holly Wilkison at the WOW Summer Soiree August 2014
37 Elizabeth Graham, from left, Jasmine Taillon and Lauren Granello at the WOW Summer Soiree August 2014
33 Amy Mire, from left, Inge Kellermann and Whitney Cameron at the WOW Summer Soiree August 2014
4 Meghan Moore, from left, Kim Padeletti, Beth DeLozier-Hayes and Holly Wilkison at the WOW Summer Soiree August 2014

There could not have been a more colorful summer social than the packed scene at Tootsies for Women of Wardrobe's 11th annual Sizzling Summer Soirée. More than 300 members of Dress for Success' young professional troupe circulated through the West Ave emporium dressed in a vibrant palette of frocks and shorts, sharing summer travel stories, job talk and baby tales.

By all accounts, the evening was a smashing success. Just ask Lauren Levicki Courville, Dress for Success vice president. "This is the largest one we've had yet," she said. "It's so nice because Houston is so open and because Houston is so transient now. It's a great city to meet people and these young professional groups are great for that."  

Among leaders of the pack of these Cute Young Things were soirée chairs Lyndsey Zorich, Katy Mayell Ellis and Julia Chen. While YPs are the target, Women of Wardrobe parties are geared for supporters of all ages. "We don't card anyone as long as you are young at heart," Levicki said.

Joining the chairs on the welcoming committee were WOW president Paige Branam, Tootsies Fady Armanious and popular jewelry designer Claudia Lobao and Black Halo's Laurel Berman, both of whom had trunk shows going during the evening. 

The high level of girly enthusiasm, backed up by the beats of DJ London, was fueled by the steady flow of Slim Ritas and wine as well as by munchies from Armandos, Radical Eats, Local Foods and Eddie V's and healthy nibbles from Lisa Pounds' Green Plate Foods.

Stepping out in style were Kristy Bradshaw, Linsay Radcliffe, Rachel Walton, Carrie Carson, Bethany Buchanan, Rachel McNeill, Jessica Jaggard, Brittney Jaggard, Christen Hobbs, Hallie Vanderhider,  Lisa Argon, Mandy Kao, Karina Barbieri and Cheryl Bynington.

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