The Mad Hatter’s Tea Party “The Art of Nature”
Nancy C. and Richard R. Rogers
Women’s Council of the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical
A Woman’s Garden
Thursday, April 12, 2012
11:00 AM – Champagne reception. Model display.
Specialty Drinks: Rocco Milano of Private Social.
Entertainment: Hunter Sullivan.
This is the best time for media photo opps.
12:00 noon: Inside Rosine Hall. Hat Judges present
the awards and fashion show.
Seated luncheon in the tented Outdoor Plaza.
Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden
Carmaleta Whiteley and Barbara Daseke, Chairmen
Nancy C. Rogers, Honorary Chairman
Sharon Ballew, President, Women’s Council
of the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical
Celebrating its 24th year, this fabulous and fun party has
been an ongoing fundraising event sponsored by the Women’s
Council of the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden. Monies
raised grow and maintain A Woman’s Garden, a major
garden at the Dallas Arboretum.
Over 600 guests, some from as far away as
California, plan their trips to Dallas not only to take part
in the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party – many in wild and wonderful
over-the-top hats - but to view the glorious springtime
azalea displays and flowers that grace the arboretum during
the Dallas Blooms Festival.
Event includes champagne reception in Ginsburg
Plaza, professionally staged and choreographed fashion
presentation produced by Jan Strimple, followed by a seated
luncheon. Hats are judged in different categories. Winners
are announced at the fashion show and strut the runway.
Produced by the imitable Jan Strimple, the show features
Forty Five Ten:
The name of the store and its McKinney Avenue address. It
has become Dallas' premier boutique destination with an
international reputation of offering the "best of the
best.” A European-influenced emporium, complete with a
tearoom, beloved for its exquisitely selected clothing,
accessories and beauty products.
Emphasizing classical styles complemented by a distinctly
contemporary sensibility, exceptional materials, and
painstaking construction, Cicada Collection is dedicated to
a highly edited personal style. Its ever-evolving,
multi-label selection encompasses a group of over 20 small
independent labels from all over the world.
The 18-year-old namesake boutique is nestled in Preston
Center East and boasts a bright red door that marks the spot
for clients all over the country. Her merchandise includes
an exclusive variety of European lines including Krizia from
Italy, Annette Gortz, and Basler out of Germany, and Yeohlee,
a crisp and masterfully constructed line out of New York.
She also carries handbags, evening bags, and fine costume
jewelry (including a large selection of clip earrings). Her
love of texture and fabrication along with her eye for
design and unique silhouettes are evident in her
is a low-key, upscale boutique located in Victory Park.
V.O.D. specializes in small, special designer labels from
around the globe, and clothing and accessories come from New
York, Paris, London and beyond. Most labels are exclusive,
so you're sure to find pieces here you won't see anywhere
Hat Judges as of February 15, 2012:
President, Royal Asscher Diamonds
Born in Amsterdam, Holland, Lita Asscher is President of
Royal Asscher® of America and heiress to the World famous
Asscher diamond dynasty. Her ancestors were responsible for
such eminent achievements as the creation of the original
1902 Asscher Cut diamond, and the cutting of the largest
diamond ever found, the 3105 carat Cullinan diamond for
Great Britain’s Crown Jewels. Royal Asscher® is jeweler to
the crown of many nations; the company has a legendary
European heritage and an exclusive clientele of
international royalty and celebrities.
artist, is blessed with an abundance of creativity as well
as the talent and know-how to express it in many ways. She
spent a number of years in interior design and was also the
owner of an enormously popular children’s clothing business.
In 2006 she picked up her paintbrush and began painting in
earnest, exploring a range of themes in oil on canvas.