This is one of the great looks we saw at Wine, Women and Shoes.
Sometimes, the girls just need to get out and let off a little steam, right?
Recognizing this, the folks at Second Harvest Food Bank decided to provide just such an opportunity — and raise some much needed money for the cause at the same time. The event? “Wine, Women and Shoes,” a local fashion show, silent auction and evening out held at the cool new events venue, The Standard, on Jackson Avenue.
Moxley Carmichael purchased a VIP table at the event, which entitled us to reserved seating upstairs during the eating part of the evening and reserved chairs along the runway during the fashion show. Several of us hosted the table and filled it with clients and friends. As you will see, the VIP tables each were assigned a handsome young man to get drinks and run bids in for the ladies. (Thanks to Jeremiah LongBear, our go-to guy!)
The night was a hoot! The fashions were great. And all for a good cause, of course. Take a look and see what fashionable folks in Knoxville will be wearing this season.
Welcoming the guests were Rebecca Bailey, left, and Sally Cleveland from M.S. McClellan.
A sure-fire way for a sponsor to get noticed? Put your logo on the evening’s wine glasses! Smart thinking, Land Rover!
Lauren Miller, left, and Natalie Lester of Moxley Carmichael helped me host our guests.
Elaine Streno, executive director of Second Harvest, left, with Megan Venable, who was covering the event for the News Sentinel’s “People and Parties” column.
This looks like something out of “The Flintstones” TV show! I couldn’t do it!
The smoked chicken risotto martini was more my style. Yum.
The fondue was tempting, too.
It was a really good turnout. I think I even see a few men in there.
Evelyn Oberman, left, and Annette Winston
Janice Ann’s had a nice display.
Loved this cute dress from there.
One of the items at the silent auction was this big paddle board.
This collection of wine was attracting attention.
Leigh White of WBIR and John Montouri, who was showing off an auction item.
Jeannie Dulaney, right, was there with her daughter, Allison Dulaney.
From left, Tasha Stancell of glo-minerals makeup, Rhea Ennist and Ryann Tillman, both of Medi-Spa, a major sponsor of the event, along with CoolSculpting.
Carmen Williams, left, and Jill Camper
Ann Lockwood, left, and Mary Fran Darwin.
Jennifer Holder, center, with Chelsea Morgan, left, and Johnna Easter, both of Knoxville Magazine.
Upstairs where the VIP tables were located, we ran into our friends from Kelly Fletcher PR, who were hosting a table. From left, Katie Lane, Cheryl Ball, Kelly Fletcher, Lisa Bamford and Fran West.
Looking down at the runway. What a cool setting.
Galen Godbey was showing off some shoes from Janice Ann’s.
Some of our guests, from left, Judith Foltz, Mickey Mallonee, Monique Anderson and Gay Lyons.
And then it was time for the show. In the Moxley Carmichael seats, from left, Natalie Lester, Angela Thomas and Gay Lyons.
The clothes on the runway were from Janice Ann’s and Marc Nelson denim.
I love stripes.
Pretty casual look.
This looks very comfortable for summer.
From Marc Nelson.
Marc Nelson for guys.
Do you think they were just trying to be sure we stayed riveted to the runway?
Not entirely sure what was going on here.
Leigh White, right, with Nikitia Thompson enjoying the show.
Gay Lyons with our guy, Jeremiah LongBear.
Why is Johnna Easter so happy?
Because she bought a $50 raffle ticket and won $10,000 worth of stuff! Congrats!
As we left, we said goodbye to Aaron Snukals of Second Harvest and Claire Queisser of Runway Events.