2018 Mad Hatter’s Tea Chair Venise Stuart has put her thinking cap on and just revealed the categories for “A Garden By The Sea” on Thursday, April 12, at the Dallas Arboretum.
What’s the big deal? Well, until the categories are announced, hat designers and guests don’t have a clue how to create heady masterpieces in the hopes of winning one of the categories at the Women’s Council ofthe Dallas Arboretum’s 30th annual fundraiser.
So, start your creative juices flowing and pick which of the following categories will be your “headliner:”
- All That Jazz (Best Group of four or more): Men may participate in this one very special category with or without women in the group.
- To The Nines (People’s Choice): The best of the best as voted by the attendees.
- Elegance of Earlier Days (Most Sophisticated): Grace, elegance and whimsy.
- Gilded Age (True to Theme): Everything from the era of the Astors, Vanderbilts, and Gettys.
- Grace And Folly (Most Creative): Shells and pearls, stepping out.
- Peacocks On Parade (Best Botanical): Hats adorned with beautiful flowers. According to one source, this one should be flowers, not feathers. That’s probably because 2016’s “What Was She Thinking” winner Barbara Bigham cornered the market on plucked peacocks.
Venise is holding back on naming the judges right now, but stay tuned.
In the meantime, get those glue guns burning and get your seat for the Jan Strimple-produced fashion show featuring Tootsies fashions with Jocelyn White as emcee.
Proceeds from the event “continues to develop and maintain A Woman’s Garden, the only public garden in the nation built by women and dedicated to the universal spirit of women.”