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May 2014 - Houston

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Johnny Manziel at Tootsies Charlie Dina RETAIL-O-RAMA Neiman Marcus Angels of Hope, Velvet Slipper, Tootsies' Love's in Fashion PHOTOGRAPHY JENNY ANTILL T he Westin Galleria played host to the annual Angels of Hope Luncheon, benefitting Friends of Child Advocates. Chairs Joy Posoli, Nancy Thorington, and Lynda Lighthouse Transier welcomed nearly 600 guests to the affair, which began with a reception and a chance to score fabulous prizes from a raffle. Luncheon in the ballroom followed, during which veteran Child Advocates supporter and volunteer Hildegarde Ballard was honored and guests were treated to a runway show presented by Neiman Marcus with looks from Roland Mouret's spring collection. More than $400,000 was raised for the nonprofit, which matches children in foster care with advocates, helping them have a voice. Lending a hand: raffle chairs Rosemary Schatzman and Phyllis Williams, Advocates president Tracy Eklund, Dolly Dawson Thomas, Stephanie Cockrell, Janice McNair, Denise Monteleone, and Neiman's dapper GM Bob Devlin. Erin Oppenheim T ootsies third annual Love's in Fashion event, benefitting Dec My Room, had couples strolling the runway two by two, the ladies in fine apparel from Tootsies and the gents sporting smart looks from West Ave neighbor Suitsupply. When 6-year-old cancer patient Charlie Dina came out holding the hand of former Texas A&M quarterback and high draft prospect Johnny Manziel, the crowd rose for a standing ovation. Social sweethearts: Tootsies owner Mickey Rosmarin; modeling couples Tiffany and Rick Smith, Dominique Sachse Florescu and Nick Florescu, Megan Sutton-Reed and Chris Reed, Pam Morse and Dan Pastorini, Elizabeth and Daryl Allen, and Karina and Carlos Barbieri, among others; Dec My Room founding president Susan Plank with husband Michael; Houston Texans vice chairman Cal McNair; and Melissa and Michael Mithoff. Erin Oppenheim V ivian Wise has reimagined retail. The mobile Velvet Slipper has taken to the road, thanks to her Airstream trailer dubbed Babette — and first stop was Houston. More specifically, The Corinthian, for an evening themed "The Night Circus." With Babette pulled up alongside the grand Corinthian, revelers were invited in to see the custom interiors designed by Valerie Cook while DJ Lady Bunny spun tunes. Wise and Babette will now journey to other cities for private showings, parties and home visits to show her wares. Her adventures also benefit the community: For each event, 10 percent of the proceeds go charity; the beneficiary this night was Bering Omega Community Services. Bewitched by Babette: Jeff Shell, Don Mafrige Jr., George Lancaster, Rebekah Johnson, Marie and Bill Wise, Franklin Rose, Carolyn Farb, Genna Evans, and Holly Waltrip. Erin Oppenheim PHOTOGRAPHY DANIEL ORTIZ PHOTOGRAPHY DANIEL ORTIZ MAY | PAGE 64 | 2014 Stephanie Cockrell Caroline Finkelstein at Neiman's Aundre Dean at Neiman's Rosemary Schatzman at Neiman's Fady Armanious Norelle Becker at Tootsies Michelle Williams at Tootsies Denise Campbell Mario Elie at Tootsies Gina Gaston Bob Devlin at Neiman's Phyllis Williams Roland Mouret Page Parkes Honoree Hildegarde Ballard Dolly Dawson Thomas at Neiman's Ally Shell Jeff Shell at Velvet Slipper Mauney Mafrige at Velvet Slipper Holly Waltrip Mickey Rosmarin at Velvet Slipper Shannon Hall at Velvet Slipper Marcus Sloan at Velvet Slipper Hannah McNair at Tootsies Daryl Allen at Tootsies Elizabeth Allen at Tootsies Rick Smith at Tootsies Mike Plank at Tootsies Susan Plank Tiffany Smith Joanna Marks Vivian Wise at Velvet Slipper Frankiln Rose at Velvet Slipper George Lancaster Libby Cagle Cam Springer Rodney Margolis at Velvet Slipper Bob Hogan at Tootsies Carrie Colbert Judy Margolis Bill Wise Marie Wise Liz Gorman at Velvet Slipper Stephen Jones DJ Lady Bunny at Velvet Slipper Don Mafrige Jr. Milton Townsend Brendan Gilbert at Tootsies Jenna Jackson Chairman Nancy Thorington at Neiman's Chairman Lynda Lighthouse Transier Chairman Joy Posoli Mise en scène

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