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February 2015 - Houston

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FEBRUARY | PAGE 10 | 2015 NEIMAN MARCUS' FASHIONABLE PHILANTHROPIC FÊTES DOUBLE DATE FOR SPA AND FEED MATTHEW RAMIREZ SITS ALONGSIDE THE RUNWAY. PHOTOGRAPHY DANIEL ORTIZ, WILSON PARISH. CATHERINE D. ANSPON COVERS TWO CAMEOS BENEFITTING THE ARTS AND GLOBAL HUNGER. PHOTOGRAPHY MICHELLE WATSON FOR CATCHLIGHT GROUP, SHAU LIN HON. STILETTOS STRUT THEIR STUFF More than 500 shoe worshipers attended the Neiman Marcus Stiletto Strut and Luncheon to raise more than $400,000 toward breast cancer research at the Lester and Sue Smith Breast Center at Baylor College of Medicine. Chair Tricia Georgiou, alongside co-chairs Trish Hayes and Megan Hotze, welcomed guests with a champagne reception at Neiman's that saluted honorary chairs Jane and Ed Parker and presenting sponsor Sterling Relocation's Denay Sanders- Bennett. Luncheon guests then hoofed it from the store, down the mall to the Westin Hotel ballroom for the luncheon and fashion show — thus, the name Stiletto Strut. Included in the program were seven cancer survivors: Shelly Bain, Charlayne Collins, Monique Flores, Lucy Raster, Lisa Reed, Mari Rude, and Jane Parker. Lester Smith, namesake of the Breast Center, presented Dr. C. Kent Osborne with the inaugural C. Kent Osborne Award for Medical Excellence. Well-heeled: Judy and Glenn Smith, Cora Sue and Harry Mach, Emily Sedgwick, Lucinda Loya, Donae Chramosta, Jenee Stefanakis, and Mary Ann McKeithan. MEN'S TRENDS + FRIENDS Long-time NM customers Alton LaDay and Jonathon Glus welcomed more than 200 fashionable acolytes to the Fall Men's Trend Event, held in honor of the Human Rights Campaign and Federal Club Council Houston. Neiman Marcus PR guru Stacey Swift kicked off the runway rundown of seasonal men's trends, while DJ Martin Prendergast spun the tunes. Neiman's main man, GM Bob Devlin, greeted local designer Steve Guthrie, Armani rep Martin Pashuck, Mark Horn, 2015 Human Rights Campaign Gala chair Rodney Morris, and Philomena and Arthur Baird. AN ENCHANTING EVE FOR FEED Later that evening, an intimate alfresco dinner party benefitted Miz Lauren's own cause — FEED, which provides much-needed meals for children around the world, and has recently added an American emphasis. The setting was the beautiful home of Sabiha and Omar Rehmatulla, who set up a global buffet catered by Lori Farris from Arcodoro restaurant and Scott Moorman, co-owner of Event Elementz, while guests gathered 'round a long, long table in the garden to enjoy a communal meal and raise funds for the cause. LBL (as her pals call her) was in a simple black frock designed by father-in-law Ralph Lauren and accessorized by FEED beaded jewelry. On the stairway of the casa, she was introduced by dad Neil Bush, and movingly spoke of the millions of kids FEED has fed since its founding in 2007. True believers: Leslie Robinson, Laura Greenberg with her daughter Ava, Monsour Taghdisi and Henry Richardson, Melissa and Michael Mithoff, Betty and John Hrncir, Maria Bush, Sima Ladjevardian, Paige Fertitta, Laura and Bentley Fondren, Catherine and Cenk Ozdogan, Gary Petersen, and LBL's brother, Pierce Bush, executive vice president of the Houston chapter of Big Brothers Big Sisters. Visit for more party coverage online. Chair Trish Hayes Honorary chair Ed Parker Shannon Addison Mike Mahlstedt Kyle Dutton Lauren Zboril Bryan LaFrance Marcus Gaidaroff Jonathon Glus Bob Devlin Alton LaDay Honorary chair Jane Parker Chair Tricia Georgiou Honoree Kent Osborne Lester Smith Chair Megan Hotze Lovely Lauren Bush Lauren's SPA LUNCHEON ON STAGE It was a high-voltage homecoming when Lauren Bush Lauren returned to town to headline the Society for the Performing Arts Luncheon, always a must-attend mark in the datebook. Christie Sullivan chaired the notable daytime benefit, yet again cleverly set upon the stage of Jones Hall and impeccably catered by Jackson and Company. Melissa Mithoff presided as honorary chair for the afternoon that saluted power arts advocates/attorneys Melanie Gray and Mark Wawro; Gray serves as SPA's board chair. The couple received the Ann Sakowitz Performing Arts Award for their commitment to SPA, receiving a pin and cuff links designed by DeVille Fine Jewelry, one of the day's underwriters. Miz Lauren eloquently addressed the crowd of 300 about the impact of performing arts in her own life, while stylish supporters rapturously applauded. In the audience: SPA CEO/president June Christensen, Eileen Lawal, Chree Boydstun, Lora Clemmons, Phoebe Tudor, Kathryn and Ian Fay, Janiece Longoria, Mimi Lloyd, Patricia Tilton, Ceron, Elizabeth Vail, Kimberly Miller, Megan Sutton-Reed, Susan Plank, Norah Adams, Sharin Norman, and DeVille's Liz Glanville. Adrianna Barton Deanna Barton Paige Fertitta Karen Thompson at FEED Gary Petersen at FEED Rocky Mafrige Don Mafrige Jr. at SPA Pierce Bush Scott Moorman at FEED Lori Farris Ava Casey at FEED George Clark Leslie Robinson at FEED Terri Havens John Havens at SPA Tanya Strum Host Sabiha Rehmatulla Host Omar Rehmatulla at FEED Dalya Mawlawi Laura Greenberg Gina Bhatia Mary D'Andrea at SPA Phoebe Tudor Lindley Arnoldy at SPA Honoree Mark Wawro at SPA June Christensen at SPA Lora Clemmons at SPA Eileen Lawal Regina Rogers Lauren Bush Lauren Mark Sullivan Christie Sullivan Honoree Melanie Gray Milton Townsend Maria Bush at FEED Monsour Taghdisi at FEED Michael Mithoff Melissa Mithoff Lauren Bush Lauren Neil Bush Henry Richardson Laura Fondren Bentley Fondren at FEED Omar Rehmatulla at FEED

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