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Sewa Gala, Gala Season Kick-off and Dress it Up!

Sewa Gala, Gala Season Kick-off and Dress it Up!

Society with Ruchi

Well it is time to take out the pearls and diamonds and start looking for the best deals on evening gowns and saris (Indian ethnic evening wear). The gala festivities kicked off with SEWA Houston raising a whopping $115,000 for empowering low income families in Houston and International Projects at their annual fundraiser gala last Saturday.

The Sewa Houston’s Annual gala event themed “Empowerment and Education for Families in Need” was held at the University of Houston Ballroom with an enthusiastic group of Sewa volunteers who are dedicated to the empowering of low income families through education.

Over 300 guests participated to support Sewa Houston as they enjoyed the evening witnessing entertainment from various traditions like Bhutanese dance, Rajasthani folk dance and vocal performances by the Lil Champ Houston winners.

Dr Jay and Vij Raman prominent medical professionals presented the Education Scholarship Certificate to Komal Bhandhari a student from one of the low income families who has been accepted as an engineering student at University of Texas at Austin for specialization in Aerospace Engineering. Subhash Gupta Ekal Vidyalya President also stepped in and requested the guests to donate generously to SEWA.

Spotted supporting the cause Sonal Buchar, Sam Merchant, Harish Jajoo, Kiran Bhatia who successfully chaired the event, Surender Talwar and many others.

Dress it Up | Wardrobe Ideas For Galas

Check out Poshak’s new collection for some fashion ideas for your next gala.

Ladies: You have various options. Go for bright colors this fall. Saris are always chic and classic. However take it up a notch trying something new – heavy embroidered tunic with tights, long flowy skirts with a blouse will most definitely set you apart. Try one outstanding jewelry piece as a statement.

You can never go wrong if you invest in a good suit. You can go with or without the tie. Also a great looking sherwani dark color and make sure lighter on the embroidery.

A great smile and you are all set for the gala scene!

This Friday gear up for a high fashion gala extravaganza as The Indo American Charity Foundation hosts their 23rd Annual Gala themed ‘Building Bridges To New Frontiers’ at the very chic InterContinental Hotel in Houston with Mayor Annise Parker as the chief guest. The attire required is ethnic chic or black tie. However, I am sure to spot some amazing fashion, food and entertainment. For more information contact Surender Talwar at 713-668-2918.

Meanwhile get ready for the 3rd Annual Indian Film Festival which opens on September 20, 2011 at CityCenter. Followed by an Awards Night Ceremony Gala event on September 24, 2011 at Hotel Sorella. For more information visit here.

As September is almost ready to fade away October awaits with much anticipation as the fashionistas of Houston are eagerly looking forward to Fashion Houston Week that is set to sizzle Houston from October 10-13, 2011. For tickets and more information visit

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