Casino Couture

Written by: Sierra Jacobson
Editor-in-Chief of The Lookbook - a local fashion magazine

"For attractive lips, speak words of kindness.
For lovely eyes, seek out the good in people.
For a slim figure, share your food with the hungry.
For beautiful hair, let a child run his or her fingers through it once a day.
For poise, walk with the knowledge you'll never walk alone.
People, even more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed, and redeemed; Never throw out anybody.

Remember, if you ever need a helping hand, you'll find one at the end of your arm.
As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself, the other for helping others…."

Sam Levinson authored these beautiful words, which were so eloquently adapted by the epitome of style and grace, Audrey Hepburn. These words were put into action Saturday night with the Casino Couture event hosted by The Little Black Dress Club. The event included beautiful appetizers, stylish attendees, and a wonderful assortment of items for a silent auction to benefit The Mary Parrish foundation. Nashville style enthusiasts, sponsors, and affiliates of The Marry Parrish Center graced the Gaylord Springs Golf Club to gamble, drink, dance, and bring back the 60s casino night to support the unique residential program that the Mary Parish Center offers to domestic and sexual violence victims and their children during critical times in their lives. 

The Casino Couture attendees truly adhered to the classic 60s night-on-the-town attire in structured black dresses, polished hair styles, and gorgeous pops of sparkle in their accessories. While some played it safe with the tailored "Coco Chanel-esque" LBD, others adapted the theme to their personal style with sequin studded Twiggy inspired pieces. The men were dashing in the various sides of the spectrum, with some in a full suit and others in suspenders and tailored slacks. 

The sight of waiters dressed in all white, gaming tables bustling with excited players and onlookers, and women circling the room in classic little black dresses accompanied by smartly attired gentlemen offered a true sense of romanticism and class. Coinciding timeless fashions with the kind and innate desire to help others was quite the success for Casino Couture. 

For more information on The Little Black Dress Club visit,, and to learn more about the Mary Parrish Center visit

This article is from our friend Sierra Jacobson of