Wine Women & Shoes

Best Dressed winner Ingrid Hernandez.

Story by Mariah Kline

Photos by Tim Valentino

Wine Women & Shoes benefiting Family Scholar House was so much more than a fundraiser. The evening brought together some of the city’s most stylish ladies for a great cause, and gave everyone the chance to show off their most fantastic footwear. The staff of The Voice-Tribune had the privilege of choosing the night’s Best Dressed guest.

This task was much more difficult than we anticipated since every woman there looked absolutely stunning. Ultimately, however, the award was given to Ingrid Hernandez, who wore an original piece by two talented artisans from Merida, Mexico. Designer Gerardo Torres designs dresses using fabric painted by artist Marielena Jorge. Their collaborative effort, along with Ingrid’s perfect shoe choice, made for a winning ensemble. The award for Best Shoe of the night was awarded by Associates in Dermatology to Lonita Baker, who rocked a pair of fuchsia heels adorned with pom-poms.

The guests weren’t the only ones who showed out: the night ended with a runway show featuring styles for women and men from Von Maur in Oxmoor Center. These are some of our favorite looks from both the models and ladies in attendance at Wine Women & Shoes. VT

Kendall Merrick, Cathe Dykstra and Emily Digenis.

Far left: Best Shoe winner Lonita Baker.