Thursday, November 29, 2012

Save the Date: Mad Hatter's Tea 2013

(top) Carmaleta Whiteley & Shay Geyer, Amy Vanderoef, Nicole
Barrett & Yvonne Crum (bottom) the scene at No. One Les Jus 
Shay Geyer, co-chair for the 25th Annual Mad Hatter's Tea benefiting the Women's Council of the Dallas Arboretum had her "Fairy Godmother" Carmaleta Whiteley by her side last night for the Kick-Off Party announcing some exciting changes for next year's big event.

So, where was her partner-in-crime, fellow co-chair Maggie Kipp? In the hospital, busy delivering Caroline Greer Kipp into the world. But, in true form, Maggie was on Facebook from her hospital bed commenting on friends posts. Even labor couldn't totally keep her away from last nights fun.

Phyllis Comu, Karen Lukin, Good Morning Texas host Amy Vanderoef, Angela Choquette, Janet Fresqeuz, Yvonne Crum, Jill Rowlett and Harriet Gibbe were among those in attendance to hear what fabulous things are in store for next Spring's soiree.

Geyer excitedly announced that the 25th anniversary event on April 11, 2013 will be themed “Adventures in Time” and showcase the spectacular fashions of Roberto Cavalli and Oscar de la Renta. Patty Dedman Nail will serve as the 2013 honorary chair.

And as for that explanation about why Geyer considers Whiteley to be her "Fairy Godmother"? It seems that Whiteley, last year’s co-chair, will be serving as an adviser to Geyer and Kipp. Every event chair should be so lucky as to have a Fairy Godmother as fab as Carmaleta!

The hat categories will be:

  • Gents Top Hats ~ Timeless 
  • Most True to Theme ~ Back To The Future  
  • Botanical ~ Adam and Eve 
  • Most Whimsical ~ Roaring Twenties 
  • Most Elegant ~ Court of Versailles 
  • Best of Show ~ 25th Anniversary 
  • Most Outlandish: Wild, Wild West

Shane Walker, you better get ready!  The hat orders are about to start pouring in and it's gonna be hard to top last year's event!! I think I want to go with a Roaring Twenties look... Call me, we'll chat about what fabulous chapeau you are going to create for me!


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