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