Society / The Seen

High Tea at a Former NBA Star’s Swank Manse Creates Quite the Scene

The Fashion and Scholarship is a Slam Dunk

BY // 06.13.17
photography Vicky Pink

What: Ready Women Inc. Scholarship Tea

Where: In the swank MIssouri City home of Candace and TJ Ford, retired NBA star

PC Moment: It was quite the fashionable day with the ladies decked out in their finest tea time frocks and chapeaus and with Saks Fifth Avenue presenting a show of spring and summer styles around the swimming pool. The sprinkling of gents did their part to uphold the fashion bar. Headlining the day were Ready Women Inc. founder and CEO Jacqueline Kinloch and Phyllis Williams, who co-chaired the event, and Saks Fifth Avenue’s Albert Rubio, manager of the Fifth Avenue Club at Saks. Champagne flowed, tea sandwiches and sweets were served compliments of chef Melanie Allen.

Who: Saks marketing manager Tijuana Harvey, Gaynell Drexler, Keva Horry , Merele Yarborough, Gala Gardner, Regina Wolfoke, Schawntell McWilliams, Keryl Douglas, Troy Marsaw, Shameka Johnson, Patrick Lavart, Gail Smith, Ava Smith Melanie Wilson, and Jan Hargrave. 

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