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Houston is Haute

On Wednesday, April 16th from 6:00 to 8:00 PM, the Houston Chapter of the Women’s Council of Realtors will be holding their inaugural fashion event, “Houston is Haute”, at Tootsies on Westheimer. This exciting event will feature a runway show filled with the famous boutique’s latest spring trends and will be emceed by fabulous KPRC Local 2 anchor, Rachel McNeill.


A spring fashion sneak peak is not the only thing on the menu at this glamorous event. ALL proceeds from tickets sales and donations will directly benefit The Women’s Home and their WholeLifeSM model of care. It’s fashion with a heart; fashion with a purpose, and a really fun way to give back.

Only 200 tickets are available for the event, and they’re selling fast. To reserve yours today, go to The Women’s Home website at www.thewomenshome.org and click on the “Houston is Haute” event link. VIP tickets are $50.

Event coordinators are asking guests to bring one or more gently used designer clothing or accessory item for The Women’s Home. Items will be donated to The Home’s thrift store, The Cottage Shop, where 100% of sales go directly back into The Women’s Home’s proven and successful programming. All those donating items will receive a $25 gift certificate to Tootsies.

Event Chair for “Houston is Haute” is Nicole Brende of Martha Turner Sotheby’s International Realty and Host Committee members include: Peggie Pentecost, Stephanie Finch, Patti Henry, Jeff Wagner, Jenny Wang, Chau Nguyen and Christy Stratton.


About The Women’s Home

Since 1957, The Women’s Home has helped women in crisis regain their self-esteem and dignity, empowering them to return to society as productive individuals. Our programs are targeted to women who are homeless or on the verge of homelessness. The growing efforts of The Women’s Home are all tied together by our comprehensive and very effective WholeLife model, which addresses the emotional, physical, social, vocational, fiscal and spiritual wellness of our clients and residents.

For the Sake of Art

The University Museum at Texas Southern University is preparing to showcase some of their greatest assets! Their permanent collection and their students talent! Art patrons, artists, and fashionistas will get the wow treatment when the exciting world of wearable art steps out for the second annual competition and fundraiser For the Sake of Art 2012. This year, artists have been challenged to create improvisational designs inspired by works of art from the University Museum’s permanent collection.  Set against the backdrop of the permanent collection, the evening begins with an informal modeling showcase of the judges’ designs.

The highlight of the evening is the runway presentation of the 10 competition finalists. Four prize winners will be selected and a People’s Choice award will be determined by attendees.

The coordinator of the competition, designer Toni Whitaker is working with an incredible panel of judges:

  • ·         Danielle Burns, curator for the African American Library at the Gregory School as well as the Houston Museum of African American Culture
  • ·         Cesar Galindo, designer, reality show personality, designer for LAMB(Gwen Stefani's line)
  • ·         Tina Knowles, internationally acclaimed visionary designer of two fashion lines, House of Dereon and Miss Tina by Tina Knowles as well as co-founder of Beyond Productions. ( And Beyonce's mother)
  • ·         Jeffrey Williams, season two winner of Bravo TV’s Fashion Show with Isaac Mizrahi

This event features the talent of gifted artists and designers from throughout the country while celebrating the rich collection of African American art at the university. Major sponsors for the event include Atwood Oceanics, Hi Fashion Fabrics, I W Marks Jewelers, and Paul Mitchell, The School. Funds from this event will be used for the preservation and documentation of the Collections at the University Museum as well as exhibition programming.  

More information about the competition CLICK HERE 

Tickets are $100.00 per person and can be purchased by CLICKING HERE

Saturday, June 9th. 7 until 10 pm  at University Museum at Texas Southern University.

Houston International Fest

This is the last week you can get tickets for only $12!! Prices go up on APril 16th! PLUS you can still get the Universal Passport! This is for those seeking the total Houston International Festival experience, purchase your Universal Passport today!

  • Only Available Online
  • Admission for all four days
  • iFest Lounge access
  • A Commemorative Festival T-shirt
  • One Parking Pass (Limited daily availability, first-come, first-served)
  • $25 off Individual Eternal Tango Tickets, Saturday April 21, Hobby Center

This year's International Fest will be soooo amazing with dance performances, bands like Los Lonely Boys and Ruthie Foster and here's a fav for DISH a FASHION SHOW!!!

Stage producer Zoë Jackson-Jarra will lend her fashionable expertise in the African-Caribean Bazaar as we showcase "Alta Moda Voyage" - a series of fashion shows presented at the festival daily. Models will be adorned with accessories and wardrobe from Robert and Lonnie's Dance Galaxy, Bengjof Couture, Melodrama Boutique, Andre Redou, Kachi Designs, Solo Mia & Gabrielle & Friends Children's Boutique. Fashions will be international chic.
Learn more about Zoë Jackson-Jarra and her Montrose Boutique, The Fashion Plate by visiting their Facebook page.
DISH will have more updates as things get close and even some tickets to give away so make sure you follow us on TWITTER and FACEBOOK so you can win!

Couture for a Cause

Alex Rodriguez Mercedes is putting on one of the most DELISH fashions shows in April!! Get ready for an exciting evening of fashion, food, and fundraising, benefitting The Rose.

Get an insider look at the newest collections from Saks Fifth Avenue, as models from Page Parkes Talent Agency show you how it's done on the runway. PLUS you can bid on exclusive prizes at the silent auction such as rare sports memorabilia, fine jewelry, and luxury travel and dining items.

It's happening in the A-Rod Mercedes Showroom, 500 Gulf Freeway South, League City 77573 [map]

On Saturday, April 28, 6–9 p.m.

Everyone's favorite emcee Sam Malone will be on hand as well so you know it's going to be a rocking good time!

100% OF PROCEEDS BENEFIT THE ROSE, which provides breast-cancer screening, diagnosis, treatment, and support to all women, regardless of their ability to pay.

VIP Front-Row Seats  $75/ticket – SOLD OUT
Preferred Seats  $50/ticket
General Admission  $20/ticket

Can't wait to see you there, DISHIES!

River Oaks Shopping Center Goes RED!

by DISH Contributor Jayme Lamm

#ROSCFashionShow #ROSCFashionShow #ROSCFashionShow

That’s all my twitter feed kept referencing, which was the hashtag (# in twitter speak) for the second annual River Oaks Shopping Center Fashion Show. At the last minute, my lovely friend Beth DeLozier-Hayes of Houston’s Weekly Chic invited me to attend the glamorous fashion show with her.

Truth be told, this was my first ever fashion show to attend in Houston and boy was I pumped! It’s no question that Houston is filled with some of the hottest models, fashion to die for and not to mention the ability to throw a non-profit twist into a swanky event – I knew I was in for a treat!

Lesha Elsenbrook (Co-Chair); Roz Pactor (Co-Chair); Jessica Willey (emcee); American Heart Association Ladies Guild members. Photo credit: Frida VillalobosThanks to all the event sponsors and underwriters, all ticket proceeds from the event went to the American Heart Association (AHA) whose goal was to raise $12,000. Heart disease is not only the number one killer for men and women it is also a preventable disease, which is why this night, and this cause, is so important.

Before the show got underway, they took a minute to share Adrian Longoria’s story. Longoria was a local 16-year-old boy who collapsed at school. A young man who wouldn’t be here today if others didn’t know how to properly administer CPR. The clip reminded us to take care of our own hearts, but as Adrian’s story goes, take care of other’s hearts by knowing CPR. To Find a CRP class near you.

The “Best of Spring 2011” show kicked off with Em & Lee Boutique with all the lengthy models donning red dresses – appropriately fitting for the AHA and heart month.

The show continued on with a very Houston’esque spring line from Gap, followed by La Mode Lingerie, La Mode Swim, Luke’s Locker (my personal favorite since I’m much more comfortable in athletic gear then cocktail dresses), LMD Boutique, Rebecca and Drew, Chico’s, 310 Rosemont, Twice New (which was appropriately themed thanks to the Houston Rodeo in town), Haut Chocolat (Beth’s absolute favorite of the night), Enticingly Chic, Jos. A. Bank and ended with bridal pieces from Mia Bridal Couture.


Remember, Live. Learn. And Love Red.

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