Fun In Infamous Closet

Socialite opens up most famous closet in America for 1st time since infamous burglary: 3-story palace does good

Glam socialite opens up most famous closet in America after burglary

David Arpin, from left, Theresa Roemer and Alex Martinez at Theresa Roemer first charity closet party November 2014
David Arpin, from left, Theresa Roemer and Alex Martinez. Photo courtesy of © Photography by Susan Lee
Michael Pearce, from left, Lori Freese and Matt Burrus at Theresa Roemer first charity closet party November 2014
Michael Pearce, from left, Lori Freese and Matt Burrus. Photo courtesy of © Photography by Susan Lee
Guests viewing jewelry on sale for benefit at Theresa Roemer first charity closet party November 2014
Guests look over jewelry from Mark Pharo, that was on display and for sale in the Roemer closet. Photo courtesy of © Photography by Susan Lee
Tuula Carnahan, Marisela Hudgeons, Natalie Gunderson, Laura Cook, Bella Eni at Theresa Roemer's party in her closet
Tuula Carnahan, from left, Marisela Hudgeons, Natalie Gunderson, Laura Cook and Bella Eni. Photo courtesy of © Photography by Susan Lee
138 Dominique Collins, left, and Lauren Smith at Theresa Roemer first charity closet party November 2014
Dominique Collins, left, and Lauren Smith. Photo by © Susan Lee/Photography by Susan Lee
Laura Cook and Sandra Winters at Theresa Roemer first charity closet party November 2014
Laura Cook and Sandra Winters. Photo courtesy of © Photography by Susan Lee
Dr. Bruce Lachterman and Soly Lachterman at Theresa Roemer first charity closet party November 2014
Soly and Dr. Bruce Lachterman. Photo courtesy of © Photography by Susan Lee
7 Lamar Roemer, from left, Dan Carnahan and Billy Jackson at Theresa Roemer first charity closet party November 2014
Lamar Roemer, from left, Dan Carnahan and Billy Jackson. Photo courtesy of © Photography by Susan Lee
141 Britta Oliverez and Veronica Oliverez at Theresa Roemer first charity closet party November 2014
Britta Oliverez and Veronica Oliverez. Photo courtesy of © Photography by Susan Lee
152 Alex Martinez at Theresa Roemer first charity closet party November 2014
Alex Martinez jumps for joy after winning the raffle. Photo courtesy of © Photography by Susan Lee
155 David Arpin, from left, Alex Martinez and J. Michael Soliz at Theresa Roemer first charity closet party November 2014
Alex Martinez, center, celebrates his raffle win with David Arpin, left, and J. Michael Soliz, right. Photo courtesy of © Photography by Susan Lee
2 Beth Wolff, from left, Kristi Graham and NAME at Theresa Roemer first charity closet party November 2014
Beth Wolff, from left, Kristi Graham and Marie Caplan. Photo courtesy of © Photography by Susan Lee
Gigi Huang and Lori Freese at Theresa Roemer's closet party
Gigi Huang and Lori Freese. Photo courtesy of © Photography by Susan Lee
16 J. Michael Soliz, from left, Michael Pilie and Patrick Bell at Theresa Roemer first charity closet party November 2014
J. Michael Soliz, from left, Michael Pilie and Patrick Bell. Photo courtesy of © Photography by Susan Lee
133 Natalie Gunderson and fiancé at Theresa Roemer first charity closet party November 2014
Natalie Gunderson and Brian Beard. Photo courtesy of © Photography by Susan Lee
David Arpin, from left, Theresa Roemer and Alex Martinez at Theresa Roemer first charity closet party November 2014
Michael Pearce, from left, Lori Freese and Matt Burrus at Theresa Roemer first charity closet party November 2014
Guests viewing jewelry on sale for benefit at Theresa Roemer first charity closet party November 2014
Tuula Carnahan, Marisela Hudgeons, Natalie Gunderson, Laura Cook, Bella Eni at Theresa Roemer's party in her closet
138 Dominique Collins, left, and Lauren Smith at Theresa Roemer first charity closet party November 2014
Laura Cook and Sandra Winters at Theresa Roemer first charity closet party November 2014
Dr. Bruce Lachterman and Soly Lachterman at Theresa Roemer first charity closet party November 2014
7 Lamar Roemer, from left, Dan Carnahan and Billy Jackson at Theresa Roemer first charity closet party November 2014
157 Roy and Beth Garcia at Theresa Roemer first charity closet party November 2014
141 Britta Oliverez and Veronica Oliverez at Theresa Roemer first charity closet party November 2014
152 Alex Martinez at Theresa Roemer first charity closet party November 2014
155 David Arpin, from left, Alex Martinez and J. Michael Soliz at Theresa Roemer first charity closet party November 2014
2 Beth Wolff, from left, Kristi Graham and NAME at Theresa Roemer first charity closet party November 2014
Gigi Huang and Lori Freese at Theresa Roemer's closet party
16 J. Michael Soliz, from left, Michael Pilie and Patrick Bell at Theresa Roemer first charity closet party November 2014
133 Natalie Gunderson and fiancé at Theresa Roemer first charity closet party November 2014

During all the hoopla this summer over the most famous closet in America, Theresa Roemer insisted that it wasn't just a vanity project. Even after reporters around the world breathlessly described the three-story, 3,000-square-foot closet, with its rows of Louboutins and Hermés handbags, and the brazen burglary of her Woodlands home, Roemer asserted she had built the over-the-top space so she could host charity events there.

She figured guests would jump at the opportunity to see the closet up-close-and-personal. And she was right.

Roemer figured guests would jump at the opportunity to see the closet up-close-and-personal. And she was right. 

In the first charity event held in the closet since "the enormous amazing treacherous summer we've had here," Roemer and her husband, Lamar Roemer, opened their palatial Carlton Woods mansion to benefit MoRE Camp Adventure, a New York-based camp for children with cancer, one of several charities for children she has devoted her time to since her son was killed in an automobile accident several years ago.

"It just goes to show we're back on track, we're fundraising like crazy. They can try to knock me down but I'm not going to stay down," Roemer told around 100 guests to big applause.

Guests had free reign to peruse the house, including the closet's champagne bar, vanity station and spiral staircase leading up to rows of luxury items, including neatly stacked Louboutins with their signature red heels in full view. Roemer's close friend, Dallas jeweler Mark Pharo, set up shop in the closet with a wide selection of dazzling jeweled necklaces, earrings and bracelets, which guests were encouraged to try on and purchase, with a portion of proceeds going to Camp Adventure.

Pharo also donated a pair of ruby earrings valued at $14,000 for a raffle benefiting the charity. In picking the winner, he selected six tickets, dramatically announcing that each ticketholder had not won the raffle, before drawing a seventh ticket with Alex Martinez's name on it. Martinez was so excited that he leapt from the sofa and danced around the living room.

Joining in the fun were Beth Wolff, Gigi Huang, Dr. Bruce and Soly LachtermanLori Freese and Dan Zindler, Laura Cook, Sandra Winters, Dan Carnahan, Billy Jackson, Roy and Beth Garcia, David Arpin, Michael Pearce and Matt Burrus, and J. Michael Soliz.

Also enjoying the unique fundraiser were Tuula Carnahan, Marisela Hudgeons, Natalie Gunderson, Bella Eni, Patrick Bell, Michael Pilie, Dominique Collins, Lauren Smith, Britta Oliverez, Veronica Oliverez, Natalie Gunderson and Brian Beard.