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Charitable Dallas ladies deserve a hat tip for creativity at Mad Hatter's Tea

Dallas ladies deserve a hat tip for creativity at Mad Hatter's Tea

Jill Rowlett, Winner of Best of Show; Yvonne Crum, mad hatter's tea
Jill Rowlett, Yvonne Crum Photo by Dana Driensky and Daniel Driensky
Lisa Loy Laughlin, Chair; Gina Ginsburg, Mad Hatter's Table
Lisa Loy Laughlin, Gina Ginsburg Photo by Dana Driensky and Daniel Driensky
Linda Spina, Clarice Tinsley, News Anchor, FOX 4, Hat Judge; Jocelyn White, mad hatter's tea
Linda Spina, Clarice Tinsley, Jocelyn White Photo by Dana Driensky and Daniel Driensky
LeeAnne Locken, Patti Flowers , mad hatter's tea
LeeAnne Locken, Patti Flowers Photo by Dana Driensky and Daniel Driensky
Sherry Slaughter, Patrizia Pelfrey, Lori Alexander, Mad Hatter's Tea
Sherry Slaughter, Patrizia Pelfrey, Lori Alexander Photo by Dana Driensky and Daniel Driensky
Stacy Hicks, Marisa Howard, Mad Hatter's Tea
Stacy Hicks, Marisa Howard Photo by Dana Driensky and Daniel Driensky
Prashe Shah, Karen Lukin, Mad Hatter's Tea
Prashe Shah, Karen Lukin Photo by Dana Driensky and Daniel Driensky
Bettina Hennessy, Sharon Ballew, Mad Hatter's Tea
Bettina Hennessy, Sharon Ballew Photo by Dana Driensky and Daniel Driensky
Jacque Kennedy, Janie Robertson, Mad Hatter's Tea
Jacque Kennedy, Janie Robertson Photo by Dana Driensky and Daniel Driensky
hane Walker, Mad Hatter's Tea
Shane Walker Photo by Dana Driensky and Daniel Driensky
Laura Tafel, Mad Hatter's Tea
Laura Tafel Photo by Dana Driensky and Daniel Driensky
Audra Staton, Faye Briggs, Mad Hatter's Tea
Audra Staton, Faye Briggs Photo by Dana Driensky and Daniel Driensky
Jill Rowlett, Winner of Best of Show; Yvonne Crum, mad hatter's tea
Lisa Loy Laughlin, Chair; Gina Ginsburg, Mad Hatter's Table
Linda Spina, Clarice Tinsley, News Anchor, FOX 4, Hat Judge; Jocelyn White, mad hatter's tea
LeeAnne Locken, Patti Flowers , mad hatter's tea
Sherry Slaughter, Patrizia Pelfrey, Lori Alexander, Mad Hatter's Tea
Stacy Hicks, Marisa Howard, Mad Hatter's Tea
Prashe Shah, Karen Lukin, Mad Hatter's Tea
Bettina Hennessy, Sharon Ballew, Mad Hatter's Tea
Jacque Kennedy, Janie Robertson, Mad Hatter's Tea
hane Walker, Mad Hatter's Tea
Laura Tafel, Mad Hatter's Tea
Audra Staton, Faye Briggs, Mad Hatter's Tea

Pop! Fizz! Clink! You could hear the sounds of champagne-fueled celebration clear across the lake during the 26th annual Mad Hatter’s Tea, when more than 450 impeccably dressed divas — and a few gentlemen — descended on the Dallas Arboretum for this eagerly anticipated charity luncheon.

Honorary chair Gina Ginsburg and chair Lisa Loy Laughlin welcomed guests — including Anne Stodghill, Kristina Wrenn, Prashe Shah, Yvonne Crum, Linda Spina and Jocelyn White — who admired each other’s over-the-top hats, which were being judged by an impressive lineup of fashion-forward Dallasites.

Head toppers ranged from elegant to outrageous and everything in between. We couldn’t help but agree with judge Maxine Trowbridge, who presented Best of Show to Jill Rowlett, and judge Gary Riggs, who awarded the prize for Over the Rainbow: Most Colorfully Flamboyant to Faye Briggs. Also unforgettable was LeeAnne Locken’s wild and wonderful outfit — because to simply call it a hat would not be giving her enough credit.

In addition to the assortment of chapeaux, this lunchtime event included an impressive fashion show produced by Jan Strimple, featuring looks by Diane von Furstenberg, Escada and Lela Rose. When the final curtain closed on the runway, attendees indulged in a seated meal in the gardens.

Proceeds from the Mad Hatter’s Tea help to grow and maintain A Woman’s Garden at the Dallas Arboretum.