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Fashiontini, Seva Art Show and Prohibition!

Fashiontini, Seva Art Show and Prohibition!

Society with Ruchi

The Party started on Thursday with Hotel Sorella’s seasonal soiree: Fashiontini at Houston’s hottest new district CityCenter. The event was part of a successful series of fashion charity events hosted to promote businesses and support various non-profit organizations. With a donation of $20, guests enjoyed a high end fashion show by Couture Blowout, Cheeky Vintage, and Paul Carter Jewels.

Bistro Alex kept the party going with delicious bites and cocktails by Grey Goose. DJ Lewis Grell made sure that there never was a dull moment while emcee for the evening, ABC/13 Mirror Mirror Host Rebecca Spera, jazzed up the party with her perky style and fashionable looks. The first hundred guests received goodie bags with treats from Ruggles Green, Flora & Muse, Studio Movie Grill, Elaine Turner and more.

A percentage of the proceeds were benefiting the Country Playhouse.

A hot Saturday evening never got so meaningful! Sewa International USA hosted the Third Annual Art Show: The Story of a Traveling Home. More than 200 art enthusiasts, philanthropists, students and leaders of the Indo-American community gathered at the Caroline Collective gallery to enjoy the show that highlighted the artwork and journey of Bhutanese refugee children in Houston. The city is home to more than 5000 refugees from various countries.

This art exhibit celebrated Houston as the new home of refugees through art made by the efforts of refugee children. Each painting at the exhibition depicted the sentiments of the children. “The painting on the top of the flyer is made by a girl describing her home back in the refugee camp in Nepal,” describes Manju Gupta, President of Sewa Houston. The event gave a sense of belonging for the refugee children. “These kinds of events enhances their self esteem, public speaking and confidence,” says Sewa volunteer Vasudev Singh.

Meanwhile the galleria managed to see some crowds after mall hours for the grand opening of Prohibition The Craft of Cocktails, a new chic upscale bar and lounge inside the galleria mall next to Saks Fifth Avenue.

Social butterflies like Shiva Rafferty, Fash Barvarz, Sam Alsaheb, Nicole Brende, Laura Cernock, and others gathered to shake it to the tunes of Jennifer Grassman while Master mixologist Nick Tether, from London, intoxicated the crowd. Opened on Saturday July 23rd in the heart of galleria, Prohibition has yet to prove it’s existence.

Photos of Fashiontini event by Melissa Chou Yan. For more photos from this event, visit us on facebook.

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