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July 2014 - Houston

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D esigner Giuseppe Zanotti kicked off the first fête for Recipe for Success at Saks Fifth Avenue with an intimate luncheon with the designer at 51Fifteen Restaurant, which segued into the lively High Tea & High Heels. Zanotti zealots: Holly Smith, Diane Lokey Farb, Yvonne Cormier, Carrie Colbert and sister Kelli Colbert, and Paula Mott. Elizabeth Anthony played host to Act II, Fashion in Four Courses, with a four-part runway show and dinner by Arcodoro Ristorante. Feasting: owner Julie Roberts, Jeff Shell, Ariana Smetana, Jackie Fair, Joanne King Herring, Rachel Rosson, Denise Furlough, Todd Waite, and Jane Wagner. At the Sox, Love and Rock & Roll Fashion event at M Penner, sock designer Vivek Nagrani wowed 200 of Houston's handsomest with his fierce collection — 70 pairs sold out instantly. The designer donated half the proceeds from his special-edition socks (a collaboration with Karen and Murry Penner) to the cause. Rocking out: honorees Bob Bruni, Astley Blair, David Peck, Robert Del Grande, Henry Richardson, Jerry Lasco, Michael Mithoff, Jared Lang, state rep Gene Wu and former Dynamo star Brian Ching, Bob Cavnar, and Ceron; Todd Fiscus; Ellie and Michael Francisco; and Maryam Afshari. Next up, New York designer Nanette Lepore's spring collection filled the runway at Dress for Dinner at Neiman Marcus, followed by dinner with the designer, prepared by chef James Ashley. Dressed to the nines: Neiman Marcus' Bob Devlin and Stacey Swift, Alex and Astley Blair, Karina and Carlos Barbieri, Gema Banks, Cynthia Coleman with mom Kelly Coleman, and Leslie Sharp. The finale at Tootsies celebrated the 2014 Fashion Gene Award honorees with a runway show honoring mother-daughter duos, followed by dinner catered by Culinaire chef Barbara McKnight. Timeless: honorees Yolanda Adams and Taylor Crawford; Tracy Eklund and Jackie Geaccone; Cheryl Boblitt and daughters Kyrstin and Kacie; Susan and Kendall Plank; Susan, Kelly and Lori Krohn; Karen Garcia and Kristin Garcia Blomquist; Kelly and Elise Lubanko; Ileana and Mari Trevino; and Virginia Steppe and Alissa Maples. BY ANNA SCHUSTER. PHOTOGRAPHY PRISCILLA DICKSON, JASON MORTEL, RECIPE FOR SUCCESS FOUNDATION. JULY | PAGE 24 | 2014 PROGRESSIVE FÊTES, A MENU OF DELIGHTFUL DINNERS CHAIRED BY LEISA HOLLAND-NELSON AND LAURA MAX NELSON MADE UP YEAR V OF THE DRESS FOR DINNER SERIES, ALL TO BENEFIT RECIPE FOR SUCCESS, WHICH WAS FOUNDED BY GRACIE CAVNAR TO EDUCATE CHILDREN ABOUT NUTRITION AND COMBAT CHILDHOOD OBESITY. Recipe for Success Style Bobby Dees at Saks Honoree Bob Cavnar at M Penner Chairman Leisa Holland Nelson at Neiman's Chairman Laura Max Nelson Violet Lepore Nanette Lepore Todd Fiscus at M Penner Chef James Ashley at Neiman's Roseanne Rogers Vicki Rizzo at Neiman's Murry Penner at M Penner Chris Goins at Tootsies Roz Pactor Honoree Ileana Trevino at Tootsies Michael Trevino Honoree Mari Trevino Karen Penner Taylor Betts Gracie Cavnar Vivek Nagrani Riccardo Zanotti at Saks Honoree Astley Blair at M Penner Honoree Kelly Krohn at Tootsies Honoree David Peck at M Penner Honoree Lori Krohn Honoree Susan Krohn Kathryn Hamilton at Tootsies Honoree Henry Richardson at M Penner Denise Furlough Cheryl Byington at Elizabeth Anthony Bob Devlin at Neiman's Chrissy Looke at Tootsies Honoree Jackie Geaccone Melissa Maynard Karina Barbieri Monsour Taghdisi Joanne King Herring at Elizabeth Anthony Katie Decker at Saks Liz Decker Franklin Rose at M Penner Jeff Shell at Elizabeth Anthony Robert Davenport Julie Roberts Sharon Sanders Julie Collins at Saks Stephanie Sonne Raana Arjomand Holly Smith Natassia McMillian Ashley Appling Bob Hogan at Tootsies Brandon McClendon at Elizabeth Anthony Elin Jackson Carrie Colbert Honoree Ceron Gracie Cavnar Diane Lokey Farb Giuseppe Zanotti at Saks Lynn Wyatt Bethany Buchanan Samoah Johnson at Tootsies

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