Philanthropic Fun: Festive Fashion

A Halloween-themed benefit for the New Orleans Garden Society featured a fun fashion show.
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Valerie Hart, Donna Ritter, Chair Amy Carbonette Cioll and Kim Hasney

The New Orleans Garden Society hosted its “Bewitching Affair” luncheon and fashion show at the Audubon Tea Room. Festive Halloween-themed décor filled the room, including lanterns laced with bows and topped with witches legs.

The fashion show contest featured awards presented by judges Mary Katherine Lonatro-Tusa, Karen Burmaster and Heather Murlin. Best Halloween Hat was awarded to winner Melissa Daigrepont, Most Botanical Hat was won by Dr. Erin Fleming and the Most Dazzling Ensemble was won by Debbie Smith. Yvonne LaFleur presented the fashion show.

More than 150 patrons attended the fundraiser, Chaired by Amy Carbonette Cioll. A Patron Party preceded the event on the patio of the Audubon Tea Room. The New Orleans Garden Society President, Alice Reese, was in attendance.


Event at a Glance

What: “Bewitching Affair,” benefiting New Orleans Garden Society

When: Wednesday, October 30

Where: Audubon Tea Room


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Denise Mehurin, Lee Lynch Pitre, Presenter Yvonne LeFleur and President Alice Reese

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 Pam Clower, Kathy Pastorek, Faith Peperone and Brenda Higgins

 

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