Hazel Bailey, honoree, Jennie Bennett and Wanda Welch

Snacks provided by Marathon

Cupcakes donated by Sweet Nectar

Ellen Shepp (right) and friend

Steve Sanchez

2'Thee Bone Jewelry

Yasmeen Morgan and Elaine Chakov

Ellen Shepp and Gabrielle Ferrett

Nancy Cherner and model, Ade Jaiye

Model, Ade Jaiye

Ritch King, Nyah Duckworth and Rieko Copeland

Shirley Lawhorne and Alfreda Sojourner

Girl Scout, Shanya Parker Vance (right), and Mother (left)

Hazel Bailey, honoree, Jennie Bennett, Wanda Welch and host, Tuesday Gordon

Reena and Kayla Faust

Model, Ade Jaiye

Honoree, Tina Scott and Sony Douglas


Ellen Frances and Francina Easterling

Naomi Dunn, honoree, Linda Richardson, and Dolores Jefferson

Ebony Edwards of Soiree in the Cities Girls' Night Out; Victoria Lee of The More They Stay the Same (film); Honoree, Shaw Lewis of Expect Lace

Brandy, Kaylynn and Victoria DaVila and Honoree, Rossi Williams

Darlyne Womack

Honoree, Suzann Christine and Valerie Gay

Ade Jaiye

Terry Booker, Derek Henry and Bruce F. Burton

Roo Castron and Charles Jay

Tuesday Gordon and Monique Braxton

Richard Snow of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Honoree, Jennie Bennett and daughter, Tuesday Gordon

Honoree, Suzann Christine

Honoree, Vashti Dubois

Honoree, K Foxx

Honoree, Berlinda Garnett

Honoree, Monique Greenwood

Honoree, Shaw Lewis

Honoree, Monica Mason

Honoree, Dr. Patricia Mundy

Honoree, Linda Richardson

Honoree, Syreeta Scott

Honoree, Dr. Tina Scott

Honoree, Laurin Talese

Honoree, Janet Taylor

Honoree, Dr. Lynda Thomas-Mabine

Honoree, La Valle Warren

Honoree, Errin Whack

Honoree, Rossi Williams

Ellen Shepp and Tuesday Gordon

Ellen Shepp and Tuesday Gordon

Ed Brown and Paris Monet

Ellen Shepp and Brandon Bing

Sandra Wilks

Model, Ade Jaiye

Kevin Prosser, Ed Brown, Ade Jaiye, Brandon Bing, Miles Chancellor, Joe Pitts, Chuck, and Tom Davis

Photography by Joanna Nowak

Women of Style and Substance


February 27, 2019


On Wednesday, February 27th, Joan Shepp hosted their annual Women of Style & Substance event in honor of Black History Month. In its 19th year, guests celebrated with an evening of champagne, cake and light fare. Created in the year 2000 by Tuesday Gordon and Joan Shepp, “Women of Style and Substance” has honored over 400 African-American women throughout the Philadelphia region who have contributed to the growth and betterment of their communities over the last 19 years. Ten percent of the day's sales were donated to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, an organization whose mission is to “advance cures, and means of prevention, for pediatric catastrophic diseases through research and treatment.”

After the cocktail hour, nominees were presented with certificates by broadcast journalist and MC, Monique Braxton. In addition to the new spring collection, guests shopped jewelry from African-American-owned vendors, including: Historical


Dream Jewelry and 2'Thee Bone Jewelry. Fare was provided by Marathon and Sweet Nectar.

This year, 19 special women were honored from radio personalities to physicians to museum directors: Allison Acevedo, Jennie Bennett, Suzann Christine, Vashti Dubois, K Foxx, Berlinda Garnett, Monique Greenwood, Shaw Lewis, Monica Mason, Dr. Patricia Mundy, Linda Richardson, Syreeta Scott, Dr. Tina Scott, Laurin Talese, Janet Taylor, Dr. Lynda Thomas-Mabine, La Valle Warren, Errin Whack and Rossi Williams.

For more information about our events, visit our events page or email us at events@joanshepp.com!