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Southern Girls Have Charm!

H-Town designer Elaine Turner has launched a charm line. This classic jewelry style is perfect for all ages, and outfits. It’s a great gift for grads, brides, and bridesmaids. Available at Elaine Turner boutiques or online at www.elaineturner.com


Ah Choo!


Discover the Jimmy Choo limited edition shoe trunk created to celebrate our 20th anniversary and to coincide with the launch of Memento – a capsule collection of glamorous shoes and bags that pays homage to our long-standing red carpet legacy.

Shear Genius

Houston Community College Central’s spring fashion show entitled Shear Dimensions: The Cutting Edge of Fashion took place at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, May 6, 2016 at Houston Community College Central located at 1300 Holman St. The show line-up consisted of collections created by 20 designers who are students at Houston Community College (HCC). Each collection contained four to five different looks. The themes of the collections varied greatly creating a fun, upbeat show with guests eagerly awaiting the surprise of the next collection. For example, the opening collection was called Swinging London and featured colorful outfits paired with rain boots, and the final collection was Glacier, which contained elegant looks in gray and white.

There were awards announced at the end of the show including Student of the Year and Best Collection. The Best Collection winner was awarded a trip worth over $5,000 to study in France for a month, and this year’s lucky winner was Jessica Guardiola whose collection was titled En Garde. Erica D. Medrano was awarded Student of the Year for her La Adelita Collection, which had all of the models wearing fantastic flower headbands. This collection had a Spanish flair to it, so the flower headbands fit the theme perfectly.

This show would not have been possible without a lot of help from behind-the-scenes including professors, the fashion representative/MC, the fashion show director, the promotion coordinator and committee, the model coordinator and committee, the merchandising coordinator and committee and the staging coordinator and committee. Hair and makeup for the models were provided by artists from the Ogle School for hair, skin and nails. The music was excellently done by DJ Anthony. The designers spent two semesters working on these collections, and their dedication and hard work definitely showed in the exquisite pieces they created. Shear Dimensions was the perfect way to exhibit the fashion-forward pieces created by these up-and-coming designers.

By Ali Valach, HHH writer and social media director

Houston Philanthrophy

Katy Prairie Conservancy's Prairie Bash 2016 Brings Out Environmentally Conscious Crowd

Mary VanKerrebrook with KPC President Foster Carter
Photographer: Tom DuBrock 

Approximately 200 prairie-loving guests came indoors to fill the posh Houston Country Club overlooking Buffalo Bayou on May 11 for Katy Prairie Conservancy’s (KPC) 2016 Bash: Naturally Yours: Saving Land for Future Generations. As guests checked in, they were directed to the anteroom of the main dining room, where they mixed and mingled. The delicious dinner featured Rockwell salad, bacon-wrapped quail breasts, petite pheasant enchiladas, and warm truffle cake. KPC board member and president Foster Carter and board member and vice president Mark Klein injected humor as emcees for the evening, capably handling their duties of educating and entertaining the crowd. The fundraiser honored former KPC board president and attorney Mary Van Kerrebrook for her passion and vision in working to conserve the Katy Prairie, whom Carter introduced to thunderous applause. Mary gave credit to her activist parents for instilling in her a love of the environment and of service. Mary’s teenage son, Bob Corpening, proudly joined his mother at her table for the evening festivities. In 1992, Van Kerrebrook had the foresight to realize that if the community did not act quickly, the Katy Prairie—one of the last strongholds of contiguous coastal prairie in the region— would disappear forever. She and a group of concerned citizens founded the Katy Prairie Conservancy as a land trust dedicated to protecting as much land as possible. To date, the organization has protected more than 20,000 acres, making the Katy Prairie one of the largest conserved prairies in Texas. Seen in the crowd: Houston’s new “flood czar” Steve Costello and his wife Debbie, KPC Executive Director Mary Anne Piacentini, Executive Director, and husband Drexel Turner, Councilmember David Robinson

Latin Women’s High Energy Rocks
Fashion Show and Luncheon

Barbara Palacios, Michael Cordua, Sally Lechin, Marynelly Noble
Photos by Kim Coffman and Daniel Ortiz

Luncheon Chairman Mary Tere Perusquia and the Board of Latin Women’s Initiative (LWI) welcomed a sold out crowd of over 700 fashionistas to the 14th annual fashion show and bazaar held at the Hilton Americas on Lucky Friday, May 13. Hot designs from ALEXIS were represented by Alexis Director and brother to the Latina mother and daughter design team, Jonathan Barbara, in from their home base of Miami. Seen often on A-Listers the style is one cultural mix of sexiness and emerging art. Fashion sponsor Tootsies presented the “sizzling” show. Leading the festivities was President of LWI Cyndy Garza Roberts who spoke to the group, thanking them for all their support and the impact they have made on the lives of so many women and children in the Latino community. Members of the Fashion Show Committee, including Committee Chairmen Sally Lechin and Marianelly Noble also took to the stage to applaud the efforts, especially for the incredible raffle items, which generated lots of ticket sales. Marketplace Chairman, Michele Leal was all smiles at the compliments for the diverse marketplace vendors as guests sipped and shopped. Adding to the atmosphere was a Maserati parked in the ballroom from Northside Maserati.

Cyndy Garza Roberts, Jonathan Barbara

Emcee Michael Cordua and former Miss Universe Barbara Palacios led the day and really worked to quieting the high energy crowd. A Latin power lunch unlike any other, raising over $250,000 with proceeds being distributed to The Rose, El Centro de Corazon, Southwest Schools, Memorial Assistance Ministries, Kids Meals, University of Houston Center for Mexican Studies and Life Houston. The grand finale was a tequila toast, thanks to Tequila sponsor Titanium Tequila, that had all the guests raising their glasses and celebrating.

Nearly $870,000 raised for the fight against cardiovascular diseases and stroke

Larry Stokes, Denise Castillo-Rhodes, Dr. Bobby Robbins, William McKeon
Photography by: Alexanders’ Fine Photography

Under the leadership of Houston Go Red for Women Campaign Chair Denise Castillo-Rhodes, Chief Financial Officer of Texas Medical Center, the Houston Go Red For Women Luncheon celebrated its 12th year empowering and inspiring action in women to be proactive in their heart health. The Houston Go Red For Women Luncheon, sponsored nationally by Macy’s, and locally by City Goes Red Sponsor Texas Medical Center raised a whopping $870,000 for the fight against the No.1 and No.5 killers of all Americans – heart disease and stroke. The Keynote Speaker for the Houston Go Red For Women luncheon was Dr. Jennifer Ashton, a prominent women’s health leader, chief women’s health correspondent for ABC, co-host of Emmy-Award winning medical talk show “The Doctors,” monthly columnist for Cosmopolitan magazine, board certified obstetrician-gynecologist and author. Dr. Ashton’s talk focused on the importance taking preventative action and encouraging women to be their own health advocates. Kayde Wolf, heart survivor and event passion speaker shared her incredible survivor story that lead her on a journey to a new heart. At 28 years old, Kayde Wolf went into heart failure after suffering from a virus that attacked her heart muscles which led her to need a heart transplant. Now, at 29, and a mom of a beautiful baby boy, Wolf said she is alive today because of the lifesaving research and technology funded by the American Heart Association. Gary Hudgins, with Macy’s thanked the Houston Community for their support of the “Wear Red Day Sale” which benefits the American Heart Association and presented one lucky winner with a $250 gift card.

Third Annual Gala to Benefit Fabretto Children’s Foundation to Support Nicaraguan Youth

Chairs: Luvi and Carlos Wheeloc

In celebration of Houston Night for Niños, the third annual Gala, Fabretto Children’s Foundation and Luvi and Carlos Wheelock hosted a kickoff event at Black & White where they honored the outstanding host committee and individuals for their efforts to eliminate the greatest injustice of our time – extreme poverty. Guests enjoyed the ambiance of Black & White and Central American inspired light bites and signature CASAMIGOS tequila cocktails. Kathy Baczko, Fabretto’s executive vice president and chief development officer, engaged the crowd and spoke about Houston’s Night for Niños, which brings together compassionate, influential individuals for one spectacular evening supporting Fabretto’s programs of education and nutrition to bring a better future for children in Nicaragua.

Emily Hanley and Trevor Thompson

This year’s gala, held at the Hobby Center for Performing Arts on Thursday, October 13, will include an open bar and delicious cuisine provided by Artista, along with exciting entertainment and sensational auction items. The event will honor the Fabretto volunteers, teachers, staff, talented students, local communities, and generous supporters around the world while raising funds to support its important mission.

Houstonians Gathered to Raise Funds for MD Anderson Cancer Center Amongst Fine Food and Conversation

Ben Berg and Lou Savarese Photos by Chris Brown

Everybody’s talking about “Let’s Talk Houston”! The inaugural dinner held at B&B Butchers & Restaurant benefited the T.J. Martell Foundation with all funds raised from the event going to MD Anderson Cancer Center. The night began with a cocktail hour on the steakhouse’s upper level that flowed out onto the outdoor patio as attendees mixed and mingled amongst the evening’s “Guest Hosts”, which included some of the city’s most interesting, accomplished and influential. Tables were spread across the second floor and adorned with centerpieces to inspire the night’s conversation doubling as silent auction items provided by the event’s hosts and included an agate hunt in Marfa, Texas, game day shoes signed and worn by Sam Dekker of the Houston Rockets and a graffiti-style art piece created by famed graffiti artist, GONZO247. A seated dinner featuring some of the restaurant’s finest offerings and endless wine followed, which allowed guests the opportunity to exchange thoughts with their preferred host and learn more about their industry.

Nick Florescu and Dominique Sachse

“Guest Hosts” included: Scott A. Bayley, President / Founder of Accumyn Consulting with Kimberly Bayley, Owner / Designer of K.BAYLEY design, Hunter Bell, Fashion designer of women’s contemporary namesake line, Ray Benson, Asleep at the Wheel, Christian Boehm, President of BALANI Custom Clothiers, Kathy Bracewell, Jewelry designer of Agate Ranch + Marfa line, Elizabeth Swift Copeland, Owner / Creative Director of Swift + Company, Sam Dekker, Professional basketball player for the Houston Rockets , Chris Goins, General Manager of Retail at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, GONZO247, Graffiti artist and Founder / Owner of Aerosol Warfare Gallery, Co-Founder of The Graffiti and Street Art Museum of Texas, Kevin Hodge, Houston Zoo’s Curator of Carnivores and Children’s Zoo with Jackie Wallace, Houston Zoo’s Director of PR, Travis Lenig, Executive Chef of Liberty Kitchen & Oysterette, Luca Manfé, Master Chef Season 4 winner and Executive Chef of The Lucky Fig, Henry Richardson, CEO / Founder of DEFINE body & mind, Dominique Sachse, KPRC-NBC 2 anchor, Dr. Karan Sra, Board-certified dermatologist and Co-Founder of Dermatological Association of Texas and Adara Medical Spa with Dr. Samantha Robare-Stout, Board-certified dermatologist of Dermatological Association of Texas, Lou Savarese, Two-time Golden Gloves winning boxer, and Hunter Yurachek, University of Houston’s Vice President of Athletics. Sponsors included: B&B Butchers & Restaurant, Black & White, Mediterranean and Seafood Bistro, Brandi Maxwell & Dr. Mary Ice-Sardina, Christina Greene Jewelry, Dr. Karan Sra, Dermatological Association of Texas & Adara Medical Spa, ION Energy Group, John Friedman Flowers, Kubis Interactive, Market Square Tower, Soundcheck, The PR Boutique, The Shuffield Family and Tommie Vaughn Ford.

Bayou Preservation 50th Anniversary

Hundreds of Bayou Preservation supporters as well as elected and appointed officials gathered at the Junior League to celebrate the organization’s 50th Anniversary luncheon honoring Terry Hershey Bayou Stewardship award recipients Ed Wulfe and John Blount.

Honoree Ed Wulfe

Each year, Bayou Preservation Association recognizes an individual or organization for demonstrating an exemplary commitment to and stewardship of a Houston-area bayou or bayous through conservation, preservation, restoration, advocacy and/or other proactive means. Wulfe and Blount’s tireless efforts made them so deserving of this honorable award.

Florence is a Cheeky Vintage Girl!

Florence Welch (from her instagram account)

Indie rock star, Florence Welch of Florence and the Machine came to Cheeky Vintage to shop! She browsed the racks and found boho chic vintage pieces with a true Florence cool girl vibe. She purchased several items and is holding her new Cheeky Vintage handbag in the photo. Florence has great taste!

Check our calendar to plan your
social and shopping schedule!

May 23 -31

Central Market Hosts First Annual Grilling Festival

Winner, winner, chicken dinner! Central Market is grilling up a storm this May with its first annual Grilling Festival From New York Strip Steaks and Branzini on Cedar to a variety of grilled fruits and vegetables, Central Market’s Grilling Festival is sure to be a cut above the rest.

June 4

June 7

Exclusive Event Featuring Drunk Elephant
Skincare Benefits Texas Lyme Disease Association

Tootsies will host a ‘Party on the Patio’ on June 7th from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. featuring Drunk Elephant Skincare with a percentage of sales benefitting Texas Lyme Disease Association (TXLDA). The patio event will be hosted by Joanie Jacomini Herring, Beverly Jacomini, Libby Watts and Drunk Elephant Skincare founding partner Tiffany Masterson. “Any opportunity we have to raise awareness for Lyme disease and the search for a cure is invaluable." said event hostess Libby Watts. "Education of symptoms allows people to better understand the epidemic and its direct threat to the south." TXLDA is the most reliable authority and resource for Texans seeking information about Lyme and other tick-borne diseases, networks of support and the treatment of these debilitating diseases. The event will also launch the beginning of TXLDA’s ‘Year of Story’ social media campaign, which will feature victims of Lyme disease and share their experiences.

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