The weather on Monday, November 4, couldn’t have been more perfect for a “flower.” In this case, it was the Dallas Symphony Orchestra League‘s “Fashion Notes” at the Ritz honoring local designer Patti Flowers.
As the crowed of 300+ gathered for the Mystery Notes reception, the talk of the day was still about those recovering from the October 24th tornado. Jeweler Richard Eiseman was monitoring calls regarding the recovery of his mom’s, Louise Eiseman‘s, home. While damages had not been overwhelming, it had resulted in Louise’s bunking down with Richard and his wife Betsy Eiseman.
Other talk was about about future nonprofit activities like Pam Busbee‘s next day’s kick off of the 2020 Can Do! Luncheon… Dallas Symphony Orchestra President Kim Noltemy‘s expanding the opportunities for nonprofits to use the Meyerson Symphony Center… After co-chairing the Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas’ Women of Distinction Luncheon, Fashion Notes Honorary Chair/ Women’s Council of the Dallas Arboretum President Venise Stuart, who was wearing a Flowers design, was looking forward to 2020 Mad Hatters Tea Chair Patti Flowers’ reveal of the plans on Thursday, November 21.
Promptly at 11:30, the chimes called the guests like Jan Strimple, Kristen Gibbins, Andrea De Valdenebro, Lisa Loy Laughlin, Melinda Rathke, Robyn Conlon, Barbara Bigham and Donna Arp Weitzman to their seats in the ballroom. DSOL President Kim Brannon told how important the funds raised would be for helping young musicians. She herself had been inspired to be the first in her family to graduate from college due to a similar musical program.
Joining Kim on stage was Luncheon Chair Kristin Cordiak, who recognized Venise, who was wearing a Flowers creation. Patti then joined Kim and Kristin on stage to accept her award and recalled her start working at Stanley Korshak before opening her own custom design studio.
Next up was Stanley Korshak’s Brett McKinney, who presented DSOL volunteers and friends like Melissa Lewis and Carol Ann Brown on the runway in Korshak and Kid Biz fashions.
Patti then replaced Brett at the podium describing fashions from her salon highlighted by Eiseman jewels.