Sunday, February 21, 2010

Stiletto Strut Kick-Off Party Benefiting the American Heart Association

Chairmen Lynn McBee and Anne Stodghill and Honorary Chairs Peggy and Jacquelin Sewell welcomed fellow fashionistas Yvonne and Mayo Crum, Ann Dyer, Elaine Agather, Laura Leppert and Claire and Dwight Emanuelson as they strutted into Neiman Marcus Downtown for the Stiletto Strut Kick-Off Party Wednesday, Feburary 17. Delicious canap├ęs (my favorite was the Fried Mac & Cheese on a stick) were passed as the well-heeled, packed crowd including Holly and Doug Deason, Piper and Mike Wyatt, Heather and Todd Furniss, Allan McBee, Steve Stodhill and Mary and John Gill enjoyed cocktails and visiting while DJ Jennifer Miller spun tunes.

Shelle Sills and Lynn McBee then welcomed the crowd to the Shoe Salon and announced the winner of the Heart & Soul Award is Nancy Carter. They also reminded the crowd the Third Annual Stiletto Strut benefiting the American Heart Association is Thursday, April 29 which is such a high energy, fun event. Guests at Stiletto Strut will enjoy cocktails and victuals and then strut around the block of Neiman Marcus in their fancy shoes. There will also be an exclusive silent auction and a fabulous raffle.

After guests were welcomed, they were treated to an informal fashion show on the Spring trends. Rhonda Sargent Chambers, Muffin Lemak, Abby Gregory, Suzanne Droese and Isabell Novakov watched hot firemen escort models to the stage as Jeny Bania described each upcoming trend the model was wearing: blue is the new black, exotic pieces, statement jewelry, nude colored shoes, denim, culottes, short shorts and embellished tees. Jeny said “When you put on a bracelet, add four more” as a nod to the bold jewelry. One of the models carried an incredible Valentino handbag that looked like leather but was made of denim!

As we left the party, we were handed a Sprinkles Red Velvet Cupcake. From Monday, April 5 – Sunday, April 11, Sprinkles Preston Center will donate 100% of the proceeds of Red Velvet Cupcakes sold to the American Heart Association.

Individual tickets to Stiletto Strut start at $250; $125 for those under 30 years of age. Sponsorships begin at $2,500. Top Sponsors will be invited to a fabulous private event at The Joule Hotel in early April.

For more information, please contact Lauren Church at 214-748-7212 or

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