The Smahrt Girl Foundation’s (SGF) second annual Brunch & Ball Gowns Gala was held at the Houston Museum District’s iconic Hotel ZaZa on Saturday, January 28, 2017. This seemingly ordinary Saturday morning was anything but. Upon entering the chic lobby, guests were dazzled by its shimmering crystal chandelier and eclectic pop-culture-inspired art, and greeted with elegant cocktails. A glamorous red carpet runway lead attendees to an SGF inspired backdrop where pictures were taken. As well as getting the celebrity experience, attendees created meaningful memories with their friends and supporters. Everyone was dressed to impress, either in an elegant ball gown with hints of bling adorning neck and wrist, or in a classic dark suit on the arm of a lovely woman.
The late morning’s festivities included a warm welcome speech by SGF founder Pamela Ellis and a small awards ceremony for Vanguard Honorees, Christal Jackson and Kenny Ozoude. Ellis personally thanked them for their dedicated work in helping SGF become so successful in the past year. The silent auction was officially opened afterward and guests were encouraged to shop while chatting with a Smahrt Girl member at each item’s booth. There was a little something for all tastes ranging from sports, movie, and music memorabilia, including autographed sports gear, Tina Turner sheet music, a Star Wars cast print, handmade jewelry, and a designer CKW Collection crystal clutch.
Take a look at photos in our Gallery from this event.