Shelby's Social Diary
Justan Vaughn had no idea that his happy hour respite at Hotel ZaZa on Thursday, between work and a young professionals gathering later in the evening, would place him in the middle of a sea of chattering women. But that's exactly what rose up around him while he did paperwork as an account executive for Unishipper Global Logistics.
The Women of Wardrobe, the sexy youthful auxiliary of Dress for Success, took over the happy hour hot spot for the kick-off of its Sizzling Summer Soirée set for mid-August at Tootsies. A record number of young women turned out to network, schmooze and sample generous appetizers provided by Monarch.
The high-pitched/high-decibel get-together doubled as a kick-off for CultureMap's Mixers on the Map, a new monthly happy hour bash focusing on a rotating roster of young professionals groups.
The high-pitched/high-decibel get-together doubled as a kick-off for CultureMap's Mixers on the Map, a new happy hour bash to be held henceforth the third Tuesday of the month and focusing on a rotating roster of young professionals groups.
On this night, it was really all about the ladies because the gents that turned out were few and far between, some unsuspecting such as our man Justan. The hero of the night was designer David Peck who was on hand to greet the crowd and offer one of his CrOps dresses in a drawing.
Marcus Carter and Leslie Jackson were among the other guys on hand to party with the Women of Wardrobe.
The ladies gathered around tables, packed the bar area and occasionally made a brief visit to the Monarch Lounge patio, but it was just too hot for much outdoor partying. Making friends at one large table were Lyndsey Zorich, Whitney Russell, Claire Tipps, Sarah High, Abigail Mayo, Porscha Radcliffe and Megan Helmey.
Others in the mix were Dress for Success founder Nancy Levicki, Women of Wardrobe president Lindsey Brown, Kristy Bradshaw, Julie O. Griffith, Barbara Walker, Hannah Thibodeaux, Montrice Malone, Nhulien Hope and CultureMap's marketing director Carey Kirkpatrick.