Ellen and John McStay’s home on Beverly Drive is one of the real showstoppers. And that says a lot. Unlike other traditional palaces on Highland Park’s show road, this one is sleek, clean and so very contemporary.
Perhaps that’s why the Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary Fashion Show patron party was jammed with guests to check out the McStay digs on Monday, May 1.
But the peeps in the crowd weren’t too shabby either. The hosts were in the entry with Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary President Kathie King looking on as her newlywed daughter/ HarpersBazaar.com editor Joyann King was greeting Margot Perot.
In addition to editing Harpers.com and agreeing to be part of the fashion show fundraiser, Joyann had gotten married in July to Jeremy Michael. The twosome met on a blind date set up by Dallas native/designer Lela Rose in 2014. Despite a rainy day, Joyann’s and Jeremy’s wedding at André Balazs‘ estate Locusts-on-Hudson was fabulous including her Lela Rose wedding dress. Mother of the bride Kathie wore a custom design by Dallas designer Patti Flowers.
Over their shoulders were Honorary Co-Chairs/sisters Elisa Summers and Heather Washburne and their mom Vicki Howland, Anne Davidson with Mark Porter, Carol Seay, Fran Wittenberg Cashen, The Salvation Army DFW Metroplex Area Commanders Majors Barbara and Jonathan Rich and Dee Simmons.
Late to arrive was Fashion Show Chair D’Andra Simmons, who had been taking care of last minute deets like getting wine for the party. No worry. It was all taken care of. The gal has become a juggling pro. With the fashion show on Tuesday, May 2, and her co-chairing Cancer Blows a few days later, D’Andra is due for some down time.
Twas an early night, since the fundraising fashion show, luncheon and shopping at the Meyerson was the next morning.