Friday, April 15, 2011

Grab your hats, ladies. It's Derby time!

Tootsies was the place to be last Tuesday evening as hosts Kristen Fagelman, Jennifer LeLash and Mahra Railet joined with Dallas’ fashion trendsetters, Dress for Success members and patrons to kick off the Dress for Success 1st annual Lone Star Derby Luncheon.

Katy Messersmith, Leesa Smith & Jennifer LeLash

Jewelry designers Ashley LaRocca of Roc Candy Jewelry and Claudia Labao were on hand to showcase their latest collection of bling for the kick-off party.  Lisa Petty (seen below) showed up already in the Derby spirit wearing a festive chapeau made by local milliner, Ginger Strand.  Guests enjoyed an evening of wine and hors d’oeuvres, shopping and mingling.  Tootsies generously donated 15% of the evening’s sales to Dress for Success Dallas.

Cynthia Smoot & Lisa Petty model Roc Candy necklaces
Shirin Askari, Bri Crum and Jackie Placido
Joey Daniel, Dana Rose and Kristen Fagelman

 1st annual Lone Star Derby Luncheon will be held on April 30 at Lone Star Park

About Dress for Success:
Dress for Success Dallas is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to promote the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a network of support and the career development tools to help women thrive in work and in life.  Dress for Success Dallas responds to the needs of our community by providing programs that help economically disadvantaged women acquire jobs, retain their positions and succeed in the mainstream workplace.

Thank you to Danny Campbell for use of his photographs.