Aging Gracefully, Stylishly

Three decades of parties, philanthropy and service under one roof a Junior League milestone

Junior League celebrates three decades of volunteerism under one roof

Junior League luncheon, 9/16,Fady Armanious
Fady Armanious. Photo by Michael Martinez
Junior League luncheon, 9/16, Whitney Walsh, Shelby Damiani, Amy Dunn
Whitney Walsh, Tea Room Special Events chair Shelby Damiani, Amy Dunn. Photo by Michael Martinez
Junior League luncheon, 9/16, Joni Hruska Fichter, Hannah Gelbs, Shannon Buggs, Peyton Wallace
 Joni Hruska Fichter, Hannah Gelbs, Shannon Buggs, Peyton Wallace. Photo by Michael Martinez
Junior League luncheon, 9/16, Shannon Wiesedeppe, Whitney Walsh
Junior League president Shannon Wiesedeppe, Whitney Walsh. Photo by Michael Martinez
Junior League luncheon, 9/16,Venecia Dutton, Nicole Walters, Shenequa Animashaun
Venecia Dutton, Nicole Walters, Shenequa Animashaun. Photo by Michael Martinez
Junior League luncheon, 9/16, Hannah Swiggard, Kendra Smith, Jennifer Rossth
Hannah Swiggard, Kendra Smith, Jennifer Rossth. Photo by Michael Martinez
Junior League luncheon, 9/16, Amy Dunn, Katie Montgomery Mears, Abby Swalick Khatiblou, Hailee Crawford
Amy Dunn, Katie Montgomery Mears, Abby Swalick Khatiblou, Hailee Crawford. Photo by Michael Martinez
Junior League luncheon, 9/16, Kendall Hanno, Anne Sears, Abbey Roberson
Kendall Hanno, Anne Sears, Abbey Roberson. Photo by Michael Martinez
Junior League luncheon, 9/16,Fady Armanious
Junior League luncheon, 9/16, Whitney Walsh, Shelby Damiani, Amy Dunn
Junior League luncheon, 9/16, Joni Hruska Fichter, Hannah Gelbs, Shannon Buggs, Peyton Wallace
Junior League luncheon, 9/16, Shannon Wiesedeppe, Whitney Walsh
Junior League luncheon, 9/16,Venecia Dutton, Nicole Walters, Shenequa Animashaun
Junior League luncheon, 9/16, Hannah Swiggard, Kendra Smith, Jennifer Rossth
Junior League luncheon, 9/16, Amy Dunn, Katie Montgomery Mears, Abby Swalick Khatiblou, Hailee Crawford
Junior League luncheon, 9/16, Kendall Hanno, Anne Sears, Abbey Roberson

What: Junior League of Houston fall fashion luncheon.

Where: The Junior League Tea Room.

The scoop: Tootsies creative director Fady Armanious took the ladies on a high style ride through his fall favorites with a runway show featuring Junior Leaguers earning their volunteer hours as models. Others earned their hours donning the requisite yellow and white uniforms and serving the well-heeled crowd. Once again, this seasonal fave, was sold out in minutes, dictating two days of back-to-back fashion frolic.

The luncheons, overseen by Junior League president Shannon Wiesedeppe and Tea Room chairman Shelby Damiani, serve as the season launch for the league's philanthropic handiwork which includes pumping into the community more than $2 million in trained volunteer time and direct financial support to 37 community projects. 

The luncheon doubled as a celebration of the 30th anniversary of the Junior League's Briar Oaks home. Founded in 1925, the Junior Leauge of Houston first took up residence in a John Staub dwelling that later became Brennan's.

Who: Kathryn Smith, Jennifer LeGrand Howard, Amy Dunn, Peyton Wallace, Sarah Snyder, Jennifer Roberts, Whiteney Walsh, Abigal Swalick Khatiblou, Nicole Waters, Anne Sears, Abbey Roberson, and Roseann Rogers.

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