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Haute Night in Houston

The fashionistas were out in full force as Tootsies presented the Spring Collection of Alberta Ferretti. This was the first showing, outside of Milan. Tootsies transformed their gorgeous store with three levels of seats and a runway to present the chic line, with each seat having a great view. The theme was romantic and tribal with intricate beading woven with chiffon and silk to create flowing pieces of art. Ms. Ferretti’s love of the 20’s (channeling the Great Gatsby) was also evident in the chemises and crochet; classic yet forward. Her favorite black and nudes, which are incorporated in each of her collections, were present as well as vibrant corals, turquoises, and royal blues.

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Some of the accessories that were new for Spring, shoulder brushing beaded earrings, and exotic skin purses with jeweled clasps, and wide canvas striped shoulder straps. The straps are detachable so you can use the bag as a clutch—gorgeous and functional. At the end of the show, Hal Rubenstein, InStyle Fashion Director held a tete-a-tete with Ms. Ferretti discussing her collection and her business side as CEO of Aeffe U.S.A., which produced and distributed clothing by Moschino, Rifat Ozbek, Jean Paul Gaultier, and Narcisco Rodriguez.

Ms. Ferretti’s designs and fabrics are perfect for the Houston climate. HHH had the privilege of interviewing Ms. Ferretti who adores the Houston woman for her style sense, and that the Houston woman is ideal for her clothes.


HHH Gift Ideas

Betty Audish exotic skin purses

Kathy Bracewell Agate Ranch + Marfa jewelry
available at Atrium and Tootsies

Your choice of any of their treasure,
but we love the Jasmin Noir perfume Galleria

Elaine Turner Prize Winners:

2 Tickets to the Party
Jackie Fair
Anita Guerra

Wrap Bracelet
Gayle Hightower

$50 gift certificate
Camille Tollett

It was a fun evening!


Third Time a Charm for
Cinema Arts Festival Houston
Festival Draws Unprecedented
Crowds and Critical Raves

Jim Decker, Trish Rigdon. Corby Griesenbeck

The 2011 Cinema Arts Festival Houston, Executive Director Trish Rigdon reported that in just its third year in existence, Cinema Arts Festival Houston (CAFH) drew standing room only crowds at screenings, a continuous wave of foot traffic at eye-popping installations – dubbed Cinema on the Verge – and scores of enthusiastic supporters at live performances and events throughout the city over the 5-day period of the festival. The line up of international artists, cutting edge filmmakers, and A-list talent (in the form of Ethan Hawke and Texas-based director Richard Linklater) proved to be as alluring to festival participants as to festival-goers.

Richard Linklater, Franci Crane, Ethan Hawke

“One of the nicest aspects of this yearʼs festival was the camaraderie among the guest artists and the pleasure they took in experiencing each otherʼs films and Houstonʼs hospitality,” said CAFH Artistic Director Richard Herskowitz. Indeed, Shakespeare High producer Brad Koepenick echoed that sentiment following the debut of his award-winning documentary. "As an actor and filmmaker, I've been to dozens of festivals, including Toronto, Sundance and Tribeca, but what sets Cinema Arts Festival Houston apart is its unique array of international films and artists, its exceptional vision of blending live performance and film and its dedication to providing ʻan experienceʼ for both the festival participants and the audience at large.”

Houston Philanthropy

Blasting Off for a Night of Fine Wine

Front Row: Mark Kelly, Pat Cunningham, Keith Mosing
Back Row: Richard Allen, John Baird, Alice Mosing

Pic by Michelle Watson

Over 200 “outer space” fans celebrating in holiday fashion landed at the River Oaks home of Alice and Keith Mosingay, December 13th in support of Space Center Houston. They were the first in Texas to learn about the biggest, newest addition to Space Center Houston Ever. Hosted by Board member Pat Cunningham, the event had the added appeal of true “star” power as astronaut Mark Kelly signed copies of the book he co-wrote with his wife, Gabby a Story of Courage and Hope. He posed for pictures, autographed pictures from his shuttle missions, and visited with VIP ticket purchasers. Then everyone enjoyed tasting excellent wines, which wine connoisseur Franelle Rogers had arranged. Each station had wine donated by wine collectors from town including Jana and Scotty Arnoldy, Meredith and Fielding Cocke, Betsy and Fred Griffin Caroline and Gary Kenney, Anne and Joe Romano, Kim and Dan Tutcher, and Ste. Michelle Wine Estates. Guests learned about the extensive education programs offered at Space Center for students and teachers.

Check our calendar to plan your social and shopping schedule!

December 19
last day to donate new toy to the Salvation Army Secret Santa program

December 20
NFL legend, former Oilers quarterback and racing icon, Dan Pastorini, will make a personal appearance and conduct a book signing for his recently released book “Taking Flak, My Life in the Fast Lane" on Tuesday, December 20, 5-7pm at MKT Bar at Phoenicia Foods Downtown, 1001 Austin Street