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If the shoe fits....Marion Parke at Balliet's

Barbara Jansen, Marion Parke, Linda Garrett.


Luxury footwear designer Marion Parke brought her 2016 Spring/Summer shoe collection by the same name to Balliet's and friends dropped by to see her and the shoes. It was a pre-order event since the shoes are not yet in the stores and won't be for several months, but guests enjoyed seeing Parke and sipping champagne. "Balliets is the premier Oklahoma City retailer for luxury accessories. Bob, DeDe and Barbara (Jansen, Balliets footwear buyer) have a discerning eye and see luxury brands on a daily basis, so it’s a true honor to be invited into the store and to be in such good company," Parke, podiatric surgeon from Minneapolis, Minn., and a former Oklahoma resident, said.

A large shoe was filled with pink roses, orchids and ribbons was set at the front entryway and the champagne table held a bouquet of hydrangeas and stock. Strawberries and petit fours were also served.

Among those at the event were Linda Garrett, Terri Cooper, Mary Price, Jackie Hall, Dede and Bob Benham, Patti Leeman, Patsy Homsey, Nancy Ellis, Kirk Hammons, Joan Yoakam and Eddi Morgan.

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