Houston Junior League Presents Opening Day Style Show
THE SCENE: This year’s Junior League Opening Day Style Show, which usually marks the beginning of Houston’s fall social season, quickly refocused after Hurricane Harvey to use the annual event to provide fellowship and levity in the wake of devastation. Guests enjoyed a glamorous fall fashion preview presented by Tootsies’ Creative Director Fady Armanious, and a delicious meal courtesy of the Junior League Tea Room with full bar service.
THE VIBE: In honor of the League’s beautiful relationships with the Houston community and among their members, the Junior League of Houston invited guests to celebrate at the annual Opening Style Show, fittingly themed Style En Pointe: Beauty in Motion. In light of the damage Hurricane Harvey left behind in Houston, the League showcased the beauty of the massive outpouring of support, labor and love in the community.
THE CAUSE: Chaired by Kristin Turnak, the Opening Day Style Show events raised over $49,000 to be distributed among a number of community organizations helping with the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. The Junior League of Houston is an organization of women committed to promoting volunteerism, developing the potential of women, and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. “Harvey was an unprecedented weather event for our city and it presented unprecedented challenges for the League. But action was needed quickly and efforts were made to make a difference where possible,” said President Sarah Snyder.
To donate to the Junior League of Houston’s Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund, and help provide even more assistance to the numerous organizations the League supports, visit here.
Source: November-December 2017 The Society Diaries, by Jennifer Roosth, pictures by Nikky LaWell