Dressing the Part
Fifth annual “Dress for Success Suits & Salads Luncheon” inspired
Susan Johnson, Barbara Bush and Phyllis Taylor
Photographed by Jeff Strout
The fifth annual “Dress for Success Suits & Salads Luncheon” took place at the Roosevelt Hotel on January 17, 2014, in the Roosevelt Ballroom.
The luncheon featured a raffle, a silent auction, original artwork for sale and specialty cocktails by Freret Street’s craft cocktail bar, Cure. Most importantly, Phyllis M. Taylor presented Gayle Benson as the 2014 Keynote Speaker, as well as former Dress for Success client Janet Harrison and Jennie Lynn Waters, who was honored as Volunteer of the Year.
The esteemed sponsored Style Setters this year included Angelique, Angelique Shoe, Ballin’s Ltd., Em’s, MIMI, CeCe Shoe, Weinstein’s, W by Worth and the raffle generously donated by Hiller Jewelry: 1.65 carat diamond earrings valued at $5,500.
Dress for Success has supported disadvantaged women in New Orleans for several years through programming such as the Professional Women’s Group, addressing Financial Literacy, Work and Life Balance, Health and Wellness, as well as more in-depth services such as resume writing and career consultation. Meaghan Ryan Bonavita chaired the luncheon this year, with Daphne Berger, CeCe Villere Calhoun, Lisa Biderman and Lauren Hotard serving as honorary chairs.
EVENT AT A GLANCE
What: “Dress For Success Suits & Salad Luncheon”
When: January 17
Where: The Roosevelt Hotel