On August 17, 2016, around 300 of Houston’s social young professionals dressed in their hautest attire for the 13th annual Tootsies Sizzling Summer Soirée to raise funds and awareness for Dress for Success Houston.
Co-hosted by Women of Wardrobe president, Susan Oehl, and event emcees, KHOU‘s Mia Gradney and Chita Craft, the trendy evening provided guests an opportunity to get up close and personal with featured New York fashion designer Jay Godfrey while he showcased his new Fall 2016 collection. Jewelry designer Claudia Lobão was also on hand to chat with guests as they shopped pieces from her collection.
During the event, guests shared a heartfelt moment to celebrate Tootsies founder, Mickey Rosmarin, as Dress for Success Houston’s co-founder and president, Nancy Levicki, said a few words in his honor.
Partygoers enjoyed festive drinks and scrumptious bites; gift bags; exclusive door prizes including a dress personally donated by Jay Godfrey and a handpicked design from Claudia Lobão’s jewelry line; and a $25 Tootsies gift card.
The evening stylishly raised over $14,000 for Dress for Success Houston, an independent 501(c) (3) corporation that provides interview suits, confidence boosts and career development to more than 4,000 women annually.