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Lights Camera Action Enthralls Houston as they Celebrate the 2nd Annual International Mothers’ Day Soirée

Lights Camera Action Enthralls Houston as they Celebrate the 2nd Annual International Mothers’ Day Soirée

It was a night to remember as Houston’s elite mothers took the runway, at Neiman Marcus on Friday night at the Galleria, for Lights Camera Action’s 2nd Annual Mothers’ Day Soirée benefiting the Taharih Justice Center.

The evening was a sold out affair, as fashionistas, media personalities, and socialites flocked to cheer for this year’s selection of mothers which included Alex Blair, Chau Nguyen Todd, Dr. Huma Nawab Haider, Katie Walthall Mehnert, Mehrnaz Gill, Dr. Vanitha Pothuri, Miriam Habib, Miya Shay, Rekha Muddaraj, Toni Tate, Ursaline Hamilton, and the show stopper KPRC Channel 2 Anchor Dominique Sachse Florescu, who was an absolute stunner in a hot pink sari.

Rita Garcia wearing Demartini Fashion By Breccia Aurora Demartini

Rita Garcia wearing Demartini Fashion By Breccia Aurora Demartini

Emcee for the evening FOX 26 Reporter/Anchor Rita Garcia, wowed the audience with her grace as she flaunted a gorgeous mermaid style Spring inspired gown by up and coming Houston designer Breccia Aurora Demartini (CEO & Founder of Demartini Fashion). Others choosing local designers like Amir Taghi and Chloe Dao were Katie Walthall Mehnert and Chau Nguyen Todd respectively.

The evening started with a champagne reception while guests munched on tasty bites prepared by Trenza Chef and Food Network Star Susie Jimenez, who also graced the event. Special bon-bon treats by Scott French of Mister French’s Gourmet Bakery. Guests of honor Shelby Hodge, Culturemap Editor at Large and Jared Lang of Fashion Houston put a smile on the crowd.

The evening could not have been possible without the wonderful support of our sponsors Neiman Marcus, Sugai Solutions, Trenza, Lexis Florist, Alira Spa Boutique, A.R. Designers By Arefa Merchant, The Padgett Group, Toni and Howard Tate, William H Reading, MD Recovery, Psychiatric & TMS Services, Favored Events, our wonderful volunteers, and everyone that attended. Tahirih Justice Center also received a check for $1,000 from a very generous donor Arefa Merchant of A.R. Designers.

Also a special thanks to our Host Committee Sponsors Azra Rauf, Dr. Shezi Kirmani, Dr. Yasmine Haddad, Karina Barbieri, Mandy Kao, Leisa Nelson Holland, Dr. Sippi and Ajay Khurana, Wade Wilson, Nancy Marcus Golden, Anu and Dr. Kota Reddy. Event Chairs Gabriela Dror and Simran Rihal were the busy bodies working behind the scenes.

Who’s Who:Nick Florescu, Robert Davenport, Sue Habib, David Peck, Laura Max Nelson, Cindi Harwood Rose and Dr. Franklin Rose, Nidhika Mehta, Komal Oberoi, Bain Pearson, Donatella Benckenstein, Alex Martinez, Farida Abjani, David Arpin, Amir Taghi, Astley Blair, Rania Mankarious, Vivian Yeh, Letisha Henderson, Lesllie Hassen, Mark Mehnert, Peter Remington, Audrey Toll, Kanchan Singh, Connie Kwan Wong, Adela Uchida, Pradeep Gokhale, and many others.

The night ended on a high note with the announcement of Lights Camera Action’s 3rd Annual International Mothers’ Day Soirée to be held on May 8th, 2015!

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