Celebrating its half-century of support for the Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, the Margaret Acheson Stuart Society partnered with Saks Fifth Avenue Sarasota to present SMartLY DRESSED, a fashion extravaganza held in the Grand Ballroom of the Renaissance Vinoy Resort in St. Petersburg.
The styles included bright prints, black-and-white combinations, resort wear and formal wear, with lots of gold accessories.
Carol Fisher and Elise Minkoff chaired the event committee, which included Stuart Society president Margaret Amley, Joann Barger, Judy Bistany, Sidney Chaney, Nata Cibran, Pam Levitt, Karen McCollum, Catherine McGarry, Maggi McQueen, Rebecca Hearn, Glenn Mosby, Gail Phares, Carol Piper, Audrie Ranon, Susan Reiter, Angela Rouson, Connie Smith, Edie Spies and Teresa Wittstruck.
A new feature this year was a preview trip to the Sarasota store, with a separate committee co-chaired by Cibran and Ranon, with Piper as adviser.
Members of that committee also included Liz Bradley, Chaney, Jackie Chapman, Deann Coop, Steaphanie Dyer, Linda Dow, Shari Ellis, Hearn, Pam Levitt, Toni Lydecker, Lynda Jollay, Dawn MacLaren, Monica Mason, Carol Nelson, Mary Jo Nelson, Becky Ramsey, Reiter, Carolyn Reynolds, Toni Riche, Rachael Russell, Stephanie Sanders, Eve Sawicki and Carolyn Warren.
WTVT-Ch. 13 news anchor Kelly Ring was mistress of ceremonies for the event.
Know a great volunteer?
Pinellas County's Queen's Court is accepting nominations for outstanding female volunteers. Submissions must be sponsored by guilds, auxiliaries or other nonprofits. For an application, call (727) 822-7571. Deadline is Jan. 3.
The court also is accepting applications from Pinellas charities to receive grants for the 2015 event. Call (727) 894-7543. Deadline is March 1.
The 56th annual Queen of Hearts Ball on Feb. 22 benefits the Abilities Foundation, Academy Prep Center of St. Petersburg and Daystar Life Center.