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Dress Up for Spring at Dao Chloe Dao and UNICEF World Ball Kicks-off at Valobra

Dress Up for Spring at Dao Chloe Dao and UNICEF World Ball Kicks-off at Valobra

Society with Ruchi

Houstonians know how to woo women. The Valentine’s Day weekend was packed with high powered events all set to lure the ladies of Htown, starting off on Friday February 10, 2012 with the grand re-opening of Chloe Dao’s boutique. Previously known as Lot 8 this Project Runway winner designer diva invited fashion lovers for a sneak peak preview of the Spring Collection 2012 at the newly named Dao Chloe Dao.

Dao carries a very impressive array of color palates for this Spring and South Asians will love it as it is all about the bright colors. Absolutely enjoyed the shades of blue, red and hot pink. Long casual dresses at very affordable prices. You are sure to find something at Dao’s boutique with blouses for $20-$68 to dresses ranging up to $400. So get ready for a colorful spring!

Meanwhile at Highland Village a Pre-Valentine’s Day event was hosted at Valobra Jewelery a kick-off reception for the UNICEF World Ball. Philanthrophists and high profile guests gathered in cocktail attire to participate in the celebrations as the reception was generously underwritten by Franco Valobra. He also donated an exqusite necklace set to be auctioned at the ball. The temptations were very high at the reception as Valobra master’s in Italian Fine Jewelery.

On Saturday, March 31, 2012, the U.S. Fund for UNICEF will host the UNICEF World Ball, a black-tie gala honoring those individuals who have made key contributions to UNICEF’s mission to save and improve children’s lives worldwide. During the evening, the Spirit of Compassion Award will be presented to Houston philanthropists Nidhika and Pershant Mehta for their advocacy on behalf of children around the world. Information on tickets and sponsorships can be found by visiting

The evening, themed around UNICEF’s global work will include a live auction hosted by Stephen Lewis, as well as musical performances will be held at Hilton Americas. Notable participants will include Nidhika and Pershant Mehta, Spirit of Compassion Award Honorees, Susan Boggio and Rosemarie Johnson, Co-Chairs, Dominique Sachse, Mistress of Ceremony and Caryl M. Stern, Keynote Speaker, U.S. Fund for UNICEF President and CEO, and Mango Punch, Guest Performer.

Photos by Roswitha Vogler []

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