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Dress Up For Success

Dress Up For Success

A throng of Houston’s most fashionable turned out in breezy summer chic at Kendra Scott Houston Boutique this past week to join Recipe for Success Foundation and its 2013-2014 Dress for Dinner chairs, Leisa Holland-Nelson and Laura Nelson, in launching Season V of the annual fashion-forward fundraising series.

Laura Max Nelson and Leisa Holland-Nelson CoverGuests perused the kaleidoscope of statement pieces on offer by the Austin-based designer at her Rice Village boutique while enjoying refreshments by Monica Pope’s Sparrow Bar + Cookshop, Deep Eddy Vodka and Celebrity Cupcakes. Among the A-list attendees included: Yvonne Cormier and Claire Cormier Thielke, Jane Wagner, Kelli and Carrie Colbert, Karina Barbieri, Parissa Mohajer, Roz Pactor, Vicki Rizzo, Mauri Oliver and Tiffani Halik.

Kendra Scott donated 20% of the evening’s proceeds to Recipe for Success Foundation to benefit its award-winning Seed-to-Plate Nutrition Education™ programs that combat childhood obesity.

Standout new acts include Dress for Dinner’s first ever men’s fashion show with M. Penner that will boast a rockin’ theme, as well as the only national stop outside of New York by world-renowned Italian shoe designer Giuseppe Zanotti‘s, promising to be their most thrilling season yet.

Dress for Dinner fashion shows are $50 per person ($75 for M. Penner event) for reception and fashion show; exclusive dinner events are an additional $300 per ticket. Tickets are available at or by calling (713) 520-0443. Early Bird Special provides a 10% discount for those who purchase season tickets by October 11.

The annual Dress for Dinner series, devised by founding chair Jeff Shell as an affordable, stylishly fun way to support Recipe for Success Foundation, has attracted the support of such popular designers as Badgley Mischka, Naeem Khan, Nicole Miller, and Georges Chakra and often include exclusive Dinners with the Designers. What a great way to be stylish and healthy.

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