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TWO STORIED AFTERNOONS ON THE CLAY COURTS: TOOTSIES RIVER OAKS TENNIS TOURNAMENT LUNCHEON Matthew Ramirez serves up the social set. Photography Daniel Ortiz, Michelle Watson. 52 Jo Lynn Falgout Christine Falgout- Gutknecht Celina Stabell Christie Sullivan Megan Sutton Reed Diana Hawkins Kimberly Falgout Shelli Lindley Randa Weiner Christine Hoffer Ceron Becca Cason Thrash IT'S WITH A HEAVY HEART THAT WE LOOK THROUGH THESE PHOTOGRAPHS AND SEE THE JOYOUS LATE MICKEY ROSMARIN, FOUNDER OF TOOTSIES, WHOSE IMPECCABLY CURATED STORE FORGED CONTEMPORARY FASHION IN HOUSTON, SPANNING FIVE DECADES. THE RIVER OAKS TENNIS TOURNAMENT LUNCHEON, WHICH HE LAUNCHED 32 YEARS AGO, WAS ALWAYS AMONG HIS FAVORITE TOOTSIES EVENTS. GAME, SET Always a crown jewel on the spring social calendar, the Tootsies River Oaks tennis tournament luncheon once again convened on the chic, exclusive grounds of River Oaks Country Club for two days of runway fashion and clay court action. Themed La Mode Sur Terre Battue (Fashion on Clay), star duo Lenny Matuszewski and Tamara Bonar produced the show, which is always enacted crisscrossing the pool — a tableau worthy of a classic shot from Slim Aarons. MATCH POINT Chair Libbye Morrell • Around 650 guests packed the rarefied air of ROCC per day for the two-day affair • Seen courtside: Tootsies' Fady Armanious, Becca Cason Thrash, Ceron, Tenenbaum Classic Jewelers' Kevin Black and Tony Bradfield with Christina Stith, tennis star Feliciano López, Jana Arnoldy, Lindley Arnoldy, Stephanie Cockrell, Janet Hobby, Aliyya Stude, Courtney Sarofim, Christine Falgout-Gutknecht, Jo Lynn Falgout, Kristen Nix, Hallie Vanderhider, Vicki West, Joanna Marks, Melissa Juneau, Lilly Cullen, and Melissa Grobmyer. Carrie Colbert Matthew Campbell Laurenza The late Mickey Rosmarin Chair Libbye Morrell Phoebe Tudor Fady Armanious Kristina Somerville Donna Vallone Stephanie Cockrell Gabriela Gerhart Lilly Cullen Greggory Burk Gracie Cavnar Kathleen Jennings Kristen Nix Lauren Snyder Jana Arnoldy Rose Cullen Lindley Arnoldy

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