Cheeky Vintage owners, Tina and Denise have big news. A buyer from Tommy Hilfiger made a second trip to their boutique to purchase over 100 items for the 5th Avenue, Paris, London and Antwerp Hilfiger Flagship stores. Her selection included preppy plaids as well as holiday pieces in the navy, dark green, grey and burgundy color families. She also purchased a large collection of chunky gold costume jewelry pieces with lots of charms. All pieces have an American chic vibe and are to be merchandised with the current Hilfiger collection and are for sale. Stop in to see their great items. Classics never go out of style!
The see and be seen fashionistas were out in force for the second annual Fashion Houston. Four nights of chic couture from local up and comers as Jerri Moore and Katy Kills Pretty by Aries Milan, as well as the gorgeous lines of reigning designers Carmen Marc Volvo and Robert Rodriguez. Houston native Cesar Galindo showed his Czar line and ‘Rojo’ by Cesar Galindo;, his one of a kind red dresses he created for world aids day.
Cesar's models wore the fabulous ‘Aristo Goddess’ Collection by Baroness Elizabeth. FH ended with a tribute to Becca Cason Thrash and a show of several of her couture clothes. Attendees also shopped the boutique bazaar in the tent. It was fashion overload in a great way!
The 2011-2012 Heart Ball honoree, Dr. Roberta Bogaev was interviewed on the Today Show on Tuesday, October 11, with American Heart Association volunteer and survivor Ally Babineaux. View the interview below.
The 2012 Heart Ball, HEART Beat an evening of fun will be held at the Hilton Americas Downtown on February 11, 2012. For underwriting and ticket information call 713- 610-5055.
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Fund for Teachers' Food for Thought Luncheon Earns
Top Marks Diamonds, Diplomacy, Learning and Lunch Winning Formula for Teacher Grants
Joanne King Herring, Kelli Cohen Fein, Sam Chaltain, Danielle Ellis and Karen Kovach-Webb
photo by Kim Coffman
Sparkle, glitter and energy are all words more than 250 guests mentioned used to describe the third annual Food for Thought luncheon, benefitting Fund for Teachers. The buzz was about Honoree Joanne King Herring's newest book Diamonds & Diplomacy -- not yet available to the public but on hand for Ms. Herring to sign for lucky luncheon guests. After a beautiful introduction given by luncheon chair Kelli Cohen Fein and applauded by honorary chair Danielle Ellis. Keynote speaker, educator advocate Sam Chaltain, made a special trip to Houston to address the crowd, eloquently championing teachers and the lasting impact a good teacher makes on students. Emcee Lisa Malosky applauded the efforts, especially of Presenting Sponsor Apache Corporation. Executive Director Karen Kovach-Webb said, "Our continued support for teachers to have the opportunity to explore the knowledge they bring back to the classroom is invaluable."
‘THE POWER OF THE NETWORK’ RAISES SUPPORT FOR STRENGTHENING THE HOUSTON REGION’S PUBLIC SCHOOLS
Shell Oil Company, Harriet & Joe Foster Receive A+ Awards
for Excellence in Public Education
Andrea White, Joe and Harriet Foster
photo by Kim Coffman
Generous Houstonians raised more than $200,000 to help improve classroom teaching, school leadership and student achievement in the Houston region’s public schools at the annual “Power of the Network” dinner, benefiting Houston A+ Challenge. ExxonMobil was presenting sponsor. Beckie Mir, who was chairman along with her husband, was unable to attend due to illness, so her husband, Gasper Mir and their daughter Marcie Mir, welcomed the more than 360 guests.
Shell Oil Company was honored for its many contributions to education, particularly in the areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Harriet and Joe Foster were honored with the Andrea White Award for Service to Public Education. A standing ovation also greeted Dr. Billy Reagan, former Houston ISD Superintendent, who received a special recognition from A+ and a commendation from the Lieutenant Governor.
Check our calendar to plan your social and shopping schedule!
13th Annual Laura Lee Blanton Community Spirit Award Dinner
The Nature Conservancy 19th Annual Conservation Luncheon presented by Chevron
Lela Rose trunk show at Tootsies
Breathe In, Breath Out
Houston is only a few breaths away from the first annual BreatheCure Conference on October 29. The event supports the illness-to-wellness community with educational classes and lectures for participants of all ages and fitness levels to use as a means of enrichment and healing..The BreatheCure Conference curriculum was chosen specifically to serve as prevention and complementary treatment of cancer and other illnesses and to offer alternative wellness techniques to professionals and the general public as integrative medicine emerges into mainstream treatment protocols.
Of special mention, BTC is donating twenty percent of all proceeds from the conference to Pink Ribbons Project, a Houston-based nonprofit that saves lives and improves the quality of life for those touched by breast cancer. Sisters Jane Weiner and Susan Rafte, who co-founded Pink Ribbons in 1995, will be sharing their story. Susan is not only a multi-year cancer survivor, but the Survivor Founder of Pink Ribbons Project. Breathecure Conference has slated countless health experts, artists, healers and survivors to offer their experience and knowledge. For more details and a complete list of the 2011 presenters at http://www.btcconference.com/presenters.html
Rice University Recreation and Wellness Center
6100 Main Street, Houston, TX