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Sparkle Plenty

Just in time to add some bling to your holiday wardrobe, Kendra Scott has launched her new luxe line. The L U X E Collection fuses classic Kendra Scott silhouettes with hand-selected stones and intricate design. Inspired by fine jewelry techniques, L U X E offers an array of gorgeous, seasonless jewelry. From go-anywhere studs to red carpet worthy statement necklaces, the L U X E Collection marvels with sumptuous selections for the dainty and the daring. Available at Kendra Scott boutiques, or online at www.kendrascott.com



FashionHouston 2013

The opening night of Fashion Houston 2013 took place on Tuesday, November 12 at the Wortham Center. This was Fashion Houston’s fourth year, and the theme was “International Style. Texas Hospitality.” This theme fit opening night perfectly as designers from around the world such as Marios Schwab and Catherine Deane displayed their amazing collections, but the lineup also included Houston locals. Marios Schwab’s collection played with light and dark in an elegant and stunning way. Catherine Deane’s clothing contained beautiful detail, especially one gown that had a sparkling jeweled back. After intermission, Jonathan Luke performed some upbeat numbers for the crowd. Following Luke’s tunes, an Episcopal High School 17-year-old student Amir Taghi showed his collection called Amir Taghi Atelier. His pieces were stunning and extremely impressive. All his models wore feather eyelashes, which created an incredible dramatic effect. The two other local designers were from Houston Community College. The first was Vin Fashion, which had bold accents including giant roses and bows. The final Houston designer was Jo’Se whose collection included a dress with a beaded corset. The final incredible designer of the evening was Talbot Runhof. Fashion Houston 2013 definitely outdid themselves in this opening night performance and lineup.

by Ali Valach, HHH intern

Houston Philanthrophy

Spring Branch Education
Foundation Event at Tory Burch

Mike Rome, Joyce Johnson, Debbie Slack

Spring Branch Education Foundation (SBEF) supporters gathered at the Tory Burch Galleria boutique on Nov. 14 to kick-off the organization’s third annual style show. Co-chairs Debbie Slack and Susan Griffin welcomed guests to the champagne reception. Among the shoppers were SBEF Chair Mike Rome, Tory Burch interim Manager Joyce Johnson and Slack. Twenty percent of the evening’s $10,000 in sales benefit the Foundation and its programs that touch every student in Spring Branch Independent School District.



Carolyn and Frank Grese, Chairs

American Heart Association and Houston Heart Ball Chairs Frank & Carolyn Grese hosted a fabulous kickoff celebration at the home of Lucia & Michael Cordua for the 2014 Heart Ball. During the cocktail event, the 2014 community and corporate honorees were announced. Attendees also got a sneak peak of the auction items that will be offered at the February 8, 2014 Heart Ball. At the event, a luxurious Country Music Awards package, U.S. Open package, and dinner party package for 20 at the home of Michael Cordua were unveiled. One lucky raffle winner will also be the new owner of a 2014 Lexus IS. With their commitment as chairs of the Heart Ball, Frank & Carolyn Grese have a lofty goal of raising $1.5 million to fund heart disease research, education and awareness for the nation’s number one killer of Americans. To date, more than $600,000 has been raised. Not a bad start!



Check our calendar to plan
your social and shopping schedule!

December 3
Kappa Kappa Gamma Charitable Foundation of Houston Holiday LuncheonTuesday, December 3, 2013
River Oaks Country Club
Doors and Marketplace open at 11:00 AM
Luncheon and Program at 11:30 AM speaker Vanity Fair Deputy Editor Punch Hutton who has also designed a clothing collection of classic yet modern dresses called Punch Shifts.
For more information and reservations: www.houstonkappas.org
Event Chairs: Kathleen Barndt, Kimberly Connell, Elizabeth Smith
Local contact: Kathleen Barndt, Co-chair 2013 Holiday Luncheon
Kathleen.Barndt@gmail.com,713 823-9117

December 11
Lombardi Award Event

Save the date!

February 21, 2014

Andrea White

Barry Abrams

Doug Foshee


Three community leaders will be recognized for their efforts to support education at the Legacies of Spring Branch Gala on Feb. 21, 2014. Katherine and Lane Dawson, Gala co-chairs, and Jennie Baker, Distinguished Alumni and Honoree chair, announced the honorees today.

Doug Foshee will receive the Spring Branch Independent School District Distinguished Alumni Award. Barry Abrams will be honored with the Spring Branch Education Foundation Lifetime Achievement Award. Andrea White will accept the Susan & Larry Kellner Champion for Education Award.

November 20-23, 2014
Theta Antiques Show
“Treasures and Traditions” with luncheon speakers
Jenna Bush Hager and Barbara Bush

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For HHH readers-Important Information:

The bank, BB&T of North Carolina are still crooks. They do not pay the benefits due to the widows of employees who have died. They have opened 3o branches in the Houston area. Please click the link below to read an article by Niedria Kenny at The Examiner regarding my situation with BB&T.


HHH is thankful for its readers, and wishes everyone a Happy Thanksgiving!