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It’s Otterly Awesome!

Deanne Wagner White

Local lovely lady, author, and painter , Deanne Wagner White, has launched her first
children’s book, The Otter by the Sea. Ms. White not only penned the book, but also illustrated it! This first book in the Otter Chronicles series invites children to experience the day-to-day life of Baby Otter and his family. The book also acts as an educational tool because it offers fun Otter facts on the back cover. Be sure to visit Ms. White’s website, www.deannewagnerwhite.com for more info on her events and future projects.

OOOh La La Louboutin!

"Diva Cora" is a timelessly stunning shoe. In smooth black velvet with a sumptuous multicolored gemstone heart feature,
this luxurious pump adds feminine beauty to your closet. $1295

Luxe designer Christian Louboutin has opened his first Houston boutique in the new wing of the Galleria. The boutique carries his iconic red soled shoes as well as his purses, and beauty products. www.christianlouboutin.com


Fashion X Houston

Miles David fashions by David Peck
Photo by Treva Wygle

Fashion X Houston, presented by Cadillac, premiered last Thursday night at Silver Street Studios. The fashion forward guests clinked drinks and perused The Gallery as they made their way to their seats. Models strutted down the runway clad in looks from Miles David, Jimmy Burner, SixChel: Sexy Chic Cool Chick, This is Sloane, Rask, Carlos Castillo, Shehla Rana, Daniel Esquivel, Sean Kelly, Mysterious by NPN, and a special collection curated from “Style Setter” Caroline Knapp’s closet. Knapp was honored not only for her influential style, but also for her untiring devotion to non-profit organizations. A portion of all “Style Setter” tickets will be donated to Heroes for Children.

Nicholas Phat Nguyen, Gayle Schliemann, Matt Swinney
Photo by Todd White

BERNINA of America, the premier manufacturer of sewing, embroidery and quilting machines, also recognized Nicholas Phat Nguyen of Mysterious by N.P.N. Please see the attached release for more details.

Shalon B
Photo by Treva Wygle

The second night , fashion forward attendees clinked drinks and perused The Gallery as they made their way to their seats. Models strutted down the runway clad in looks from Abi Ferrin, Amanda Valentine, Arrogantly Elegant, Becky Hollands, Chavon Shree, Erica Dawn Woodmore, Flawless Honey, Gunnar Deatherage, Shalon B, TropiCouture, and a special collection curated from the closets of Hannah McNair and Joanna Marks. McNair and Marks were honored not only for her influential style, but also for her untiring devotion to non-profit organizations. A portion of all “Style Setter” tickets for Friday night will be donated to The Periwinkle Foundation.

Chloe Dao fashions
Photo by Carlos Barron

The finale night included runway shows from Chloe Dao, Alantude, Bentley & Lace, Deanna Santiago, VICREN, MANA, Michelle Lesniak, Caycee Black, Korto Momolu, Sonjia Williams, Inclan, and a special collection curated from Lucinda Loya’s closet. Loya was honored not only for her influential style, but also for her untiring devotion to non-profit organizations. A portion of all “Style Setter” tickets for Saturday night will be donated to Children’s Assessment Center (CAC).

Houston Philanthrophy

SBEF celebrates successful style
show Style Show brings in $55,350 for SBISD projects

Chairs Suzanne Stiles and Michelle Majewski

Spring Branch Education Foundation’s sixth annual style show and luncheon broke records in the number of attendees and the money it raised for education-enhancing programs for Spring Branch ISD students. More than 650 trendsetters gathered at the Royal Sonesta Houston on Sept. 30 to raise more than $55,350, thanks to the efforts of co-chairs Michelle Majewski and Suzanne Stiles and their energetic committee. Volunteer models hit the runway in fashions by Monkees of Houston and Elaine Turner. New this year, men joined the women on the runway.

Katie Scroggins, co-owner, Monkees of Houston

Given an opportunity to donate to the Foundation’s Making Our Schools Better campaign, guests contributed $6,450. Before and after the style show, they shopped at the event’s seven pop-up shops where 10 percent of the sales were donated to SBEF.


Colleen Holthouse and Ken Newberry
Photos by Jenny Antill

More than 350 bayou lovers got lost in the old school melodies and the rhythmic feel of the deep south at Bayou Preservation Association’s 50th Anniversary Gala, Blues on the Bayou. The celebratory event was held at the stunning Buffalo Bayou frontage home of Colleen Holthouse on Wednesday, October 5th at 6:30PM. Upon entering the estate, guests were serenaded by blues musician Andrew Karnakas. Throughout the evening, live music was performed by one of Houston's most notorious bands, KAOS while servers dressed as Blues Brothers passed a Memphis mule signature cocktail.

Jason and Lindley Arnoldy, Brittany and Travis Cassin
Photos by Jenny Antill

In keeping with the theme, guests enjoyed buffet stations featuring Gulf Coast, Memphis blues and Cajun style cuisine. Colleen Holthouse and Scotty Arnoldy thanked event goers for attending and gave them a brief history on the Bayou-side estate. The 50th Anniversary event Chaired by Lindley Arnoldy and Brittany Cassin raised more than $175K.

Check our calendar to plan
your social and shopping schedule!

October 26

Key For A Cure
6:30 to 9 pm
Saks Fifth Avenue
Attire: Cocktail
Chairmen: Jo Lynn Falgout, Kimberly Falgout and Christine Falgout
Events: Cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, live entertainment and fashion and special appearance from bespoke handbag designer Ethan K
Tickets: $75 each
Contact: 713.242.4450 or Cathleen.Fishel@memorialhermann.org
Benefiting: Breast Care Centers at Memorial Hermann

October 28

Stiletto Strut Neiman Marcus, Level 1

Guests will begin at Neiman Marcus with a champagne reception. They will then Strut around the Galleria mall and arrive back at Neiman Marcus to enjoy a fashion show. This is a ticketed event and benefits the Lester and Sue Smith Breast Center at Baylor College of Medicine For tickets: https://www.bcm.edu/giving/get-involved/breast-cancer-volunteers/stiletto-strut

CHILDREN AT RISK Annual Accolades Luncheon

11:00a Registration | 11:30a Luncheon
Hotel ZaZa
Benefiting: Accolades is an annual event that benefits CHILDREN AT RISK’s work to improve the quality of life for all Texas children, including health, safety, education, and economic conditions.
Honoring: Former First Lady Barbara Bush and Les Alexander, Owner of the Houston Rockets
Chairs: Steven and Laura Jones
Tables: $3,500 - $25,000 | Individual Tickets: $350
Contact: Laura Nelson 713.869.7740 | lnelson@childrenatrisk.org

November 3

Nature Rocks
6:30 pm Houston Polo Club Chairmen: Kate and Steve Gibson
Events: Cocktails, dinner, dancing and entertainment by Shane Smith and the Saints and Skyrocket Benefiting: The Nature Conservancy in Texas’ mission is to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends. With its public and private partners, the Conservancy has protected nearly 1 million acres in Texas. For more information visit www.nature.org/texas
Tables: Tables of 12 for $50,000; tables of 10 for $25,000, $15,000, $10,000, $5,000
Contact: Sarah Atwood at satwood@tnc.org or (713) 807-8052

November 12

30TH Annual Celebrity Paws Gala CAP “Paw”-ty with the Great Gatsby.
When: Saturday, November 12, 6:30 pm
Location: Royal Sonesta Attire: Black Tie Great Gatsby
Chairmen: Marian & Austin Cornelius, Patricia & Sig Cornelius
Honoring: Lara Bell & Brent Milam, Cindy & Jack Childress, Kim & Scott David, Duke & C.C. Ensell, Jo Lynn & Greg Falgout, Yanira & David Huntington, Roland Maldonado, MD & Enid Sanchez, Paige & Bob Martin, Charlene & Charles Signorino, Ray Wisniewski & Jonathan Jarrell.
Events: Cocktails, silent, live & big board auction and presentation of Honorees and their pets
Tables: $50,000, $25,000, $15,000, $10,000, $5,000 and $3,000
Contact: 713.972.1896 / KappyCAP@comcast.net
Benefiting: Citizens for Animal Protection, a non-profit service organization, has served pets and people in Greater Houston for over 42 years. Since 1972, CAP, a National winner of the PetSmart Charities Humane Award of Excellence, has sheltered and cared for over 450,000 orphaned, neglected and abandoned animals. CAP has been awarded a 4- Star rating for sound fiscal management with www.CharityNavigator.com for the 12th consecutive year. Only 1% of the charities rated nationwide have achieved this exceptional distinction. www.cap4pets.org

November 15

6:30 pm
River Oaks Country Club
Attire: Business
Honorary Chairmen: Carol and Mike Linn and DeeDee and Wallis Marsh
Special Guest Speaker: NFL great Troy Aikman interviewed by former NFL player and sportscaster Spencer Tillman
Events: Reception, dinner and interview
Tables: $25,000 to $2,500
Contact: ellie@franciscoandco.com or 866.366.5274
Benefiting: TEACH-To Educate All Children – To Educate All Children works to give educators the practical skills they need to manage their classrooms and their schools. For more information www.toeducateallchildren.org

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