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Oklahoma City WINE, WOMEN & SHOES-Impact Oklahoma and Calm Waters---Patron's Party---Parties Extra!

by Helen Ford Wallace Modified: May 17, 2013 at 12:22 pm •  Published: September 14, 2008

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WINE, WOMEN & SHOES…Jane Thompson, Bob Benham and Lana Lopez.(Photo by Helen Ford Wallace).

One of the most fun and festive events of the fall fund-raising season was the Wine, Women and Shoes  party at Balliets and 50 Penn Place.

The event, a whimsical wine and shoe pairing event designed to educate people about wine and to sell very fashion-forward shoes, while raising funds for local women’s charities, benefited Impact Oklahoma and Calm Waters.

The patron’s party at Balliet’s was at 5 p.m. and honored sponsors and patrons. Very, very elegant shoes were displayed on silver trays, which were carried around, by “Sole Men” Matt Adams, Brian Blundell, Matt Brewer, Alex Cameron, Adam Cohen and  Sean Crandall.

Also John Gilbert, Stuart Graham, Raju Kaul, Bryan King, Mason Pitman, Brett Price, Jim Roth, Kyle Shoemaker, Charles Snyder, Noel Williams, Jordan Winteroth and Cole Wooten.

WINE, WOMEN & SHOES….Brian Blundell, Elaine Honig and Raju Kaul.(Photo by Helen Ford Wallace).

Champagne and wines were served in the store, along with hors d’oeuvres. Then the crowd moved out to the mall where wine and food tasting tables were set up everywhere.

Among the auction items included a Prada handbag, three wine country trips, black tie dinner with Leona Mitchell, Valerie Naifeh earrings, lunch at Nonna’s, Red Prime dinner and shoes.

Downstairs, the fashion show and auction began at 7 p.m. Tables were set up along a runway where high fashion shoes were modeled.  Models were Sherri Coale, Cherokee Ballard, Aimee Harlow, LaRue Switzer, Charlotte Hess, Patsy Carey, Beth Wells, Patti Mellow, Jennifer Nelson.

And Marylee Strange, Julie Hall, Rachel Hardy, Juliana Tanenbaum, Jill King, Charlotte Hess, Lisa Shinn, Gloria Griffin, Edie Roodman, Marnie Taylor, Natalie Shirley and  Susan Edwards.

The shoes that were modeled for the guests were from Miu Miu, Jimmy Choo, Kate Spade, Anne Klein, Prada, Juicy Couture, Burberry, D&G, Valentino and Cole Hahn and Stuart Weitzman.

Committee chairmen were Jane Thompson, Lana Lopez, Amy Dunn and Hilarie Blaney.  Committee members were Valerie Aubert, Barbie Bales, Bob Benham, Jennifer Blackburn, Alexandra Bratton, Barbara Butner, Kay Goebel, Nancy Herzel.

Also Elaine Honig, Tracey Leird, Caroline Mathis, Heather Ross, Sarah Sears, Becky Stratton, Stacey Stiglets, Shawna Templeton, Robyn Thompson, Carter Thownsend, Charlene Wagner, Margaret West and Debbie Yoeckel.

WINE, WOMEN AND SHOES…Devin Whiting and John Gilbert.(Photo by Helen Ford Wallace).

WINE, WOMEN AND SHOES….Lt. Gov.Jari Askins, Meg Salyer and Cindy Batt (Photo by Helen Ford Wallace).

WINE, WOMEN AND SHOES….Elizabeth Tyrrell and DeDe Benham. (Photo by Helen Ford Wallace).

WINE, WOMEN & SHOES….Hilarie Blaney and Jane Thompson. (Photo by Helen Ford Wallace).

by Helen Ford Wallace
Society Editor
Helen Ford Wallace is a columnist covering society-related events/news for The Oklahoman. She puts local parties online with daily updates. She creates, maintains and runs a Parties blog which includes web casts. She is an online web editor for...
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