Cocktail Party and Pet Adoption Benefits PetSet And Friends For Life
WHO: Tootsies, Houston’s home for the foremost luxurious shopping experience.
PetSet, an umbrella organization for animal rescue groups.
Friends For Life, the fastest growing No Kill animal adoption and rescue organization in Houston, dedicated to offering No Kill solutions to the animals of Houston and the people who want to help them.
Diane Lovejoy, author of Cat Lady Chic and Museum of Fine Arts, Houston Publications Director.
WHAT: Tootsies will host a cocktail party and book signing for the Houston launch of Diane Lovejoy’s new book, Cat Lady Chic. The term “cat lady” evokes the image of an unfashionable, unkempt woman hoarding multiple cats, but Lovejoy wrote the book as an antidote to this unflattering point of view. She celebrates the “cat lady” with images of some of the most beautiful and accomplished women in modern history with their beloved cats. The volume features a sharp, funny introductory essay on the “cat lady” conundrum.
Models will walk the cat walk wearing “furrocious” fashions, while guests enjoy cocktails and light bites and have the opportunity to meet Lovejoy and purchase a signed book. There will also be copies of the French edition, which includes a preface by Azzedine Alaia, a Tunisian-born couturier and shoe designer, particularly successful in the 1980s.
A percentage of the book and merchandise sales will benefit animal rescue groups through PetSet. The Friends For Life mobile adoption van will be located outside the store that afternoon and during the event so attendees can adopt a cat! For more information on the book, visit the Facebook page.
WHEN: Wednesday, October 1
6-8pm – Cocktail party and book signing
4-8pm – Friends for Life mobile adoption van outside of Tootsies
2601 Westheimer at Kirby
Houston, TX 77098
WHAT ELSE: Tootsies, Houston’s foremost luxurious shopping experience and place to find the best-kept secrets, is located at 2601 Westheimer at Kirby. One of the pioneers in specialty store retailing, Tootsies took Texas by storm more than 30 years ago and continues to do so today with an exclusive emporium of the most elite European and American designers, accessories and shoes. Tootsies is widely recognized as one of the finest and most elegant specialty stores in the country. Open Monday – Saturday 10am – 7pm. and Sunday from Noon-5pm. For more information, call 713-629-9990 or visit www.tootsies.com.
Houston PetSet, an umbrella organization dedicated to making a difference by providing grants to animal welfare-related nonprofits in the Greater Houston area. Houston PetSet is a not-for-profit organization and is established as a permanent organization in Texas seeking to enrich the local community through animal-friendly activities and events.
Friends For Life, the fastest growing No Kill animal adoption and rescue organization in Houston, provides programs such as rescue, rehabilitation, adoption, human education, and animal food/supply support. Friends For Life is a non-profit made up of people of all backgrounds and professions including veterinarians, lawyers, business people, architects, physicians, educators, and trained shelter staff committed to offering Houston a real alternative to shelters that kill homeless animals.