Fashionista frolic

Sorority sisters make a hot new River Oaks boutique rock as pink lights up Shepherd Drive

Sorority sisters make hot new River Oaks boutique rock in pink frenzy

21 Lindsey Amiralai, from left, Maryam Afshari, Erin Stewart and Joyann King at the Baanou Grand Opening Party November 2014
Lindsey Amiralai, from left, Maryam Afshari, Erin Stewart and Joyann King. Photo courtesy of Quy Tran Photography
86 Lauren White and Amir Taghi at the Baanou Grand Opening Party November 2014
Lauren White and Amir Taghi. Photo courtesy of Quy Tran Photography
122 Kamyar Ansari, from left, Joy Kennedy, Atessa Barazandeh, Sahar Athari and Nader Deylami at the Baanou Grand Opening Party November 2014
Kamyar Ansari, from left, Joy Kennedy, Atessa Barazandeh, Sahar Athari and Nader Deylami. Photo courtesy of Quy Tran Photography
29 Andrea Simmons, left, and Sheena Garner at the Baanou Grand Opening Party November 2014
Andrea Simmons, left, and Sheena Garner. Photo courtesy of Quy Tran Photography
41 Hanna Taghi and Peter Maitala at the Baanou Grand Opening Party November 2014
Hanna Taghi and Peter Maitala. Photo courtesy of Quy Tran Photography
94 Teresa Munisteri, from left, Erica Rose and Sequoia DiAngelo at the Baanou Grand Opening Party November 2014
Teresa Munisteri, from left, Erica Rose and Sequoia DiAngelo. Photo courtesy of Quy Tran Photography
64 Tiffany Sanders, left, and Asha Quant at the Baanou Grand Opening Party November 2014
Tiffany Sanders, left, and Asha Quant. Photo courtesy of Quy Tran Photography
48 Audrey Cochran, from left, Ting Bresnahan and Maryam Afshari at the Baanou Grand Opening Party November 2014
Audrey Cochran, from left, Ting Bresnahan and Maryam Afshari. Photo courtesy of Quy Tran Photography
60 Connie Thompson, from left, Laura Beaver and Tatiana Galitzine at the Baanou Grand Opening Party November 2014
Connie Thompson, from left, Laura Beaver and Tatiana Galitzine. Photo courtesy of Quy Tran Photography
61 Hasti Taghi and Michael Afshari at the Baanou Grand Opening Party November 2014
Hasti Taghi and Michael Afshari. Photo courtesy of Quy Tran Photography
49 Assal Nouri, left, and Affy Haidari at the Baanou Grand Opening Party November 2014
Assal Nouri, left, and Affy Haidari. Photo courtesy of Quy Tran Photography
34 Cortney Hall and Edward Sanchez at the Baanou Grand Opening Party November 2014
Cortney Hall and Edward Sanchez. Photo courtesy of Quy Tran Photography
40 Molly Jodiet, left, and Jackie Effenson at the Baanou Grand Opening Party November 2014
Molly Jodiet, left, and Jackie Effenson. Photo courtesy of Quy Tran Photography
90 Joyann King, left, and Meg Pieri at the Baanou Grand Opening Party November 2014
Joyann King, left, and Meg Pieri. Photo courtesy of Quy Tran Photography
21 Lindsey Amiralai, from left, Maryam Afshari, Erin Stewart and Joyann King at the Baanou Grand Opening Party November 2014
86 Lauren White and Amir Taghi at the Baanou Grand Opening Party November 2014
122 Kamyar Ansari, from left, Joy Kennedy, Atessa Barazandeh, Sahar Athari and Nader Deylami at the Baanou Grand Opening Party November 2014
29 Andrea Simmons, left, and Sheena Garner at the Baanou Grand Opening Party November 2014
41 Hanna Taghi and Peter Maitala at the Baanou Grand Opening Party November 2014
94 Teresa Munisteri, from left, Erica Rose and Sequoia DiAngelo at the Baanou Grand Opening Party November 2014
64 Tiffany Sanders, left, and Asha Quant at the Baanou Grand Opening Party November 2014
48 Audrey Cochran, from left, Ting Bresnahan and Maryam Afshari at the Baanou Grand Opening Party November 2014
60 Connie Thompson, from left, Laura Beaver and Tatiana Galitzine at the Baanou Grand Opening Party November 2014
61 Hasti Taghi and Michael Afshari at the Baanou Grand Opening Party November 2014
49 Assal Nouri, left, and Affy Haidari at the Baanou Grand Opening Party November 2014
34 Cortney Hall and Edward Sanchez at the Baanou Grand Opening Party November 2014
40 Molly Jodiet, left, and Jackie Effenson at the Baanou Grand Opening Party November 2014
90 Joyann King, left, and Meg Pieri at the Baanou Grand Opening Party November 2014

Only days before the Theta Charity Antiques Show doors opened, a trio of Kappa Alpha Theta sorority alumni from Southern Methodist University joined one of their sisters in celebrating the grand opening of her swank River Oaks area boutique, Baanou.

Yes, that's what all the pink lighting was about the other night, illuminating the cozy house on Shepherd Drive.  

Baanou owner Maryam Afshari along with Joyann King, Harper's Bazaar digital director; Erin Stewart, co-owner of Define Body & Mind; and Lindsey Amiralai, co-owner of Boxwood Linens, welcomed a fashion-forward-minded throng. As guests poured in, the party overflowed into a party tent, lighted in pink and filled with bouquets of pink-laced flowers, that was erected in the back parking lot.

Circulo Tequila and Deep Eddy Vodka were sponsors of the evening that benefited Dress for Success.

DJ Senega, accompanied by bongos and a saxophone, kept the beat jiving while models from both Page Parkes and Neal Hamil sashayed through modeling the SS15 collection from Honor.

The party crowd included the store owner's mother Hanna Taghi, Audrey Cochran, Ting Bresnehan, Jentry Kelley, Kristen McDaniel, Amir Taghi, Monica Abney, Edward Sanchez, Cortney Cole Hall and local jewelry designer Halleh Amiralai.

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