Serenade to Style

Mad Hatter's Tea fans gather at Lela Rose for exciting luncheon reveal

Mad Hatter's Tea fans gather at Lela Rose for exciting luncheon reveal

Jan Strimple, Jocelyn White at Mad Hatter's Tea judges reveal
Jan Strimple, Jocelyn White  Photo by Dana Driensky
Laura Ginsburg Pierson, Gina Ginsburg, MHT Judges Reveal
Laura Ginsburg Pierson, Gina Ginsburg Photo by Dana Driensky
Donna Osborne, Jamie Robertson, MHT Judge Reveal
Donna Osborne, Jamie Robertson Photo by Dana Driensky
Linda Spina, Cathy Cothrum, MHT Judges Reveal
Linda Spina, Cathy Cothrum Photo by Dana Driensky
Kim Mathews, Lindi Loy Funk, MHT Judges Reveal
Kim Mathews, Lindi Loy Funk Photo by Dana Driensky
Patti Flowers, one of the hat judges; Natalie Taylor, MHT Judges reveal
Patti Flowers, Natalie Taylor Photo by Dana Driensky
Caroline Ratcliffe, Sam Ratcliffe, MHT Judges Reveal
Caroline Ratcliffe, Sam Ratcliffe Photo by Dana Driensky
Judy Martin, Karen Settle, MHT Judges Reveal
Judy Martin, Karen Settle  Photo by Dana Driensky
Kay Weeks, Lisa Loy Laughlin, chair, Jill Goldberg, MHT Judges Reveal
Kay Weeks, Lisa Loy Laughlin, Jill Goldberg  Photo by Dana Driensky
Courtney Wilson with Lela Rose, MHT Judges Reveal
Courtney Wilson Photo by Dana Driensky
Giana DePaul, Carole Lawson, Anna Bland Aston, MHT Judges Reveal
Giana DePaul, Carole Lawson, Anna Bland Aston Photo by Dana Driensky
Carol Seay, Bettina Hennessy, MHT judge reveal
Carol Seay, Bettina Hennessy  Photo by Dana Driensky
Jan Strimple, Jocelyn White at Mad Hatter's Tea judges reveal
Laura Ginsburg Pierson, Gina Ginsburg, MHT Judges Reveal
Donna Osborne, Jamie Robertson, MHT Judge Reveal
Linda Spina, Cathy Cothrum, MHT Judges Reveal
Kim Mathews, Lindi Loy Funk, MHT Judges Reveal
Patti Flowers, one of the hat judges; Natalie Taylor, MHT Judges reveal
Caroline Ratcliffe, Sam Ratcliffe, MHT Judges Reveal
Judy Martin, Karen Settle, MHT Judges Reveal
Kay Weeks, Lisa Loy Laughlin, chair, Jill Goldberg, MHT Judges Reveal
Courtney Wilson with Lela Rose, MHT Judges Reveal
Giana DePaul, Carole Lawson, Anna Bland Aston, MHT Judges Reveal
Carol Seay, Bettina Hennessy, MHT judge reveal

Mad Hatter’s Tea Serenade to Style supporters and committee members joined chairperson Lisa Loy Laughlin at Lela Rose in Highland Park Village for a night of exciting reveals. 

Attendeesincluding Carol Seay, Kay Weeks, Karen Settle, Linda Spina, Anna Bland Aston, Carole Lawson, Jill Goldberg, Janie Robertson, Sue Ringle, Elsa Norwood, Kim Mathews and Linda Loy Funk —  gathered around the glamorous store in anticipation of the announcement of this year's hat judges, who will bestow honors in categories such as colorfully flamboyant, chic couture, the yellow rose of Texas and most elegant. 

Jocelyn White, one of the tea emcees and advisors, joined Laughlin in announcing the 2014 hat judges:

  • Heidi Dillon, founder of The Fashionistas
  • Michael Faircloth, fashion designer
  • Patti Flowers, owner of Patti Flowers Design Studio
  • Sam Ratcliffe, head of Bywaters Special Collections in SMU’s Jake and Nancy Hamon Arts Library
  • Gary Riggs, interior designer and artist
  • Clarice Tinsley, news anchor for Fox 4
  • Maxine Trowbridge, editor of PaperCity
  • Janine Turner, actress, author and talk radio host

The Mad Hatter's Tea, one of the most anticipated social events of the spring, is set for April 10 and benefits the Women’s Council of the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden and A Woman’s Garden. The event includes a champagne reception in Ginsburg Plaza; a Jan Strimple-produced runway show featuring styles from Diane von Furstenberg, Lela Rose and Escada; and a seated luncheon.