What: Fashion Unlocked Opening Style Show
Where: The Junior League of Houston
The scoop: The runway was scorching as Tootsies and the Junior League of Houston teamed up for the swanky show, Fashion Unlocked. Ahead of the show, VIP guests hit the VIP Style Lounge, which offered up plenty of bubbly and cocktails, clean beauty tips from Switch2Pure, mini manicures from Cherry Nails, hair touchups from Fringe Salon and Color Bar, and more.
Attendees then headed to the Junior League ballroom that was decked out in décor by The Perfect Touch. The always fab and uber-fashionable (that gold jacket!) Fady Armanious, creative director of Tootsies, presented pieces from designers such as Carolina Herrera, Alice and Olivia, Veronica Beard, Marchesa, and more. The crowd showered the Junior League volunteer models who hit the runway in chic ensembles curated by Armanious.
Hot looks included animal prints, dramatic sleeves and big shoulders, lots of shine, (glitter, sequins and velvet), satin, and more.
Guests enjoyed a three-course dinner provided by the Junior League Tea Room, which included a baby spinach and arugula salad, braised beef short rib with asparagus and truffle butter, mashed potatoes, and the JLH Pecan Ball for a sweet treat.
Partiers left the glam event with luxe swag bags in hand, stocked full of goodies, such as a Cotidié gift card; complimentary blow-out service from Fringe; and exclusive discounts from Cherry Nails, Tootsies, Switch2Pure, and Jianna Jewelers.
Who: Alexandra Yates, Amanda Boffone, Carol Wood, Courtney Baker, Donna Lewis, Elizabeth Dwyer, Ginger Baldwin, Jayne Johnston, Keli Rabon, Lauren Brown, Mary Lee Wilkens, Rachel Regan, Roseann Rogers, Roslyn Bazzelle Mitchell, Samantha Bowen, Shannon Addison, Shelley Ludwick, and Stephanie Fleck.