- January 3, 2018
For the love of shoes
Tatyana Sharoubim-Stewart grew up around design and fashion. At 3 years old, she was already helping style and fit clients in her dad’s shoe store.
Her shoe choice Nov. 9 for Wine, Women & Shoes was meaningful for her. Twenty years ago, Tatyana’s father was gifted these neon green stiletto ankle boots by designer Gianmarco Lorenzi, and was told to give them to Tatyana one day.
Tatyana says she put on her boots in honor of her father and the impact he had on the shoe industry.
“Today I honor the shoes which have literally been the focus of my entire life,” Tatyana says.
Tatyana’s dad died in 2005, and Nov. 13 would have been his 70th birthday.
Throw some glitter, make it rain
The Firefly Gala is one-of-a-kind, bringing famous rockstars and
pop stars alike for intimate concert experiences.
Gala Chairwoman Ariane Dart got up on stage Nov. 9 at Wine, Women & Shoes to announce the 2019 artist, Ke$ha. This West Coast pop star strays away from the tradition of picking Florida natives, but we don’t mind the change up. There are also a few changes to the seating arrangements this year, with more info coming on that soon. Sponsorship packages for the March 30 gala are already selling out, and can be viewed on fireflygala.org.
We expect the glitter to be abundant at this fun event, so “let me see those hands up” if you will be there.
A "Planned" birthday surprise
The Always in Style Planned Parenthood Luncheon and Fashion Show was hosted Nov. 12 at Michael’s On East.
The four co-chairs took turns on stage speaking, and when it was Co-Chairwoman Laura Proctor’s turn, she was in for a surprise. Co-Chairman Richard Ferrell ran a bouquet of pink roses up to her, and wished her a happy birthday. Laura turned 60 Nov. 12, and what better way to celebrate than with a lunch with her friends and a fashion show to top it off. Happy birthday, Laura!
Sitting with celebs ... Every year, Samantha’s Friends hosts a star-studded July fundraiser with soap opera actors. This year’s event, Mardi Gras Madness, will be hosted July 14 at the Lakewood Ranch Golf & Country Club. Tickets to be seated at one of the celebrity tables are almost sold out, so get on it. Sound the sirens ... Wine, Women & Shoes may have started at 10 a.m., but the after parties went well into the evening. The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota, geared up for one of the biggest events of the year accordingly. Jack Dusty’s prepped to make 700 of its infamous Siren drinks before the big day. Tis the season ... Jewish Family and Children’s Services is looking for individuals to adopt a family for Hanukkah and Christmas. Gifts vary by each family, and must be new and unwrapped. To get paired with a family, contact Karen Wain at [email protected]