Wellmont Health System hosted its third annual Wine Women & Shoes event on Saturday, April 29th to raise money to help improve access to and affordability of breast cancer screenings for women in the region. I served as one of the shoe judges along with Angela Baker, the editor of VIPSeen Magazine.
Below, Vickie Hungate, Assistant Director of Development for the Wellmont Foundation coordinated the event.
Below, with my beautiful friend Krista Matthews Wharton owner of Monkee’s of Johnson City before all the excitement began. I modeled for Monkee’s at this event last year.
Before the guests arrived, I got to take a look at some of the shops set up by boutiques and designers. Like a moth to a flame, I found a shop with a display of French Kande items.
We judged so many fabulous shoes!
My favorite part of any public appearance is getting to meet people who know me through the blog.
Suzanne Burritt McKinney (above) is a follower of the blog and the designer of Beauty In Stone Jewelry.
Catching up with sweet friends I don’t see nearly enough is also one of the pleasures of attending these events. My gorgeous friends Shirley Carrier and Sandy McGlothlin are always dressed so beautifully.
At the end of a fun day, it was time to announce the winners of the shoe contest and award the prizes.
Shoe Guys include men from the community who are somehow connected to women supporting the event. They hand out wine glasses, help guests throughout the event, and also raise money for the event. A King of Sole title is awarded to the man who raises the most money for the benefit. Our winner this year was Steve Smith, President, and CEO of Food City. He is shown hamming it up with the audience below.
I wore a navy tunic with high side slits and a low neckline from Chico’s last year over a modesty tank by Adea and white pants from Fabrizio Gianni. The necklace is vintage. The shoes are by Sam Edelman from a couple of years ago. (The recycled Clara Sunwoo bag holds all the scarves I donated from my shop as well as a marbled silk scarf and clip from Uno Alla Volta also donated for the event.) (The pink band on my wrist is the VIP pass to the event.)
My sincere thanks to Mr. Mickey for giving up his Saturday to take these photos for you.