That Amy Turner (pictured) knows her shoes, her clothes and how to throw a “must-show” party even in the 100-degree heat of August. She proved her stuff Thursday evening when she hosted an underwriters party for the upcoming Simply Summer Simply Shoes at her place.
The first test came in helping guests survive the hotter-than-heck, 12-foot stretch between Amy’s circular driveway and the front door. Perspiration just doesn’t go with silk sundresses and Dallas humidity can really kill the best hairstyles.
With Patron Party Chair Elizabeth Tripplehorn greeting at the door, guests were hit smack in the face with mighty fine air-conditioning. Then to make the arrival even more refreshing, Wendy Krispin‘s crew was ladling out yummies and icy drinks while DJ Andre set the mood.
It all paid off with more than 100 in attendance and for many it was the first outing since the scorcher of 2010 hit town. Let’s face it. The beautiful people have been dying to get out, show their best and prove that the good looking people haven’t entirely evacuated the city for the summer.
Hines Real Estate Investment’s Mark Earley (pictured) looked cooler than Clooney in his spotless white shirt. Those Houston folks have faced a lot hotter and more humid times that their Dallas cousins.
Executive Director John Castaneda of the Turtle Creek Recovery Center told the group how greatly the funds raised from the August 28 event at 7 Senses would benefit so many in need. He reported that 95% of the people treated at TCRC earned less than $8K the previous year. The center helped more than 500 last year.
NOTE:The ultimate beauty look of the summer for lassies is the bare shoulder. Can’t be too bony or too padded, but a nice spray tan helps. And you can totally forget sleeves. They’re so out! Perfect examples of the perfect shoulders? How about event co-chairs Jennifer Lott Smit (brunette pictured in black), Kristen Lippe (blonde pictured in turquoise) and Kim Lewis-Gleason (blonde pictured in black).
And while we’re on the subject of fashion, one gent took “summer chic attire” to an extreme in cargo shorts. From the look of his shapely calves (pictured), his workouts are paying off. Next time he might want to consider khakis and some Prada drivers.
And speaking of shoes, that’s exactly what will be up for auction at the Simply Summer Simply Shoes, so get your tickets now and bare your shoulders with the best.