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Houston handbag queen launches new apparel line with real-life models at Dress for Success evening

Houston handbag queen launches apparel line with real-life models

Houston, Elaine Turner Apparel Launch Party, May 2015, Roseann Rogers, ElaineTurner
Roseann Rogers, left, and Elaine Turner. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
Houston, Elaine Turner Apparel Launch Party, May 2015, Clare Sullivan Jackson, Nancy Levicki, Mia Gradney, Roseann Rogers
Clare Sullivan Jackson, from left, Nancy Levicki, Mia Gradney and Roseann Rogers. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
Houston, Elaine Turner Apparel Launch Party, May 2015, Cynthia Jones, David Peck
Cynthia Jones and David Peck. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
Houston, Elaine Turner Apparel Launch Party, May 2015, Sharron Melton, Nancy Levicki
Sharron Melton, left, and Nancy Levicki trying on shoes. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
Houston, Elaine Turner Apparel Launch Party, May 2015, Cheli Alexander, Martha Garcia
Cheli Alexander, left, and Martha Garcia. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
Houston, Elaine Turner Apparel Launch Party, May 2015, Sharron Melton, Lauren Levicki
Sharron Melton, left, and Lauren Levicki Courville. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
Houston, Elaine Turner Apparel Launch Party, May 2015, Laura Segovia, Christina Ortiz, Monica Tomkins

Laura Segovia, from left, and Christina Ortiz and Monica Tomkins.
Photo by Daniel Ortiz
Houston, Elaine Turner Apparel Launch Party, May 2015, Roseann Rogers, ElaineTurner
Houston, Elaine Turner Apparel Launch Party, May 2015, Clare Sullivan Jackson, Nancy Levicki, Mia Gradney, Roseann Rogers
Houston, Elaine Turner Apparel Launch Party, May 2015, Cynthia Jones, David Peck
Houston, Elaine Turner Apparel Launch Party, May 2015, Sharron Melton, Nancy Levicki
Houston, Elaine Turner Apparel Launch Party, May 2015, Cheli Alexander, Martha Garcia
Houston, Elaine Turner Apparel Launch Party, May 2015, Sharron Melton, Lauren Levicki
Houston, Elaine Turner Apparel Launch Party, May 2015, Laura Segovia, Christina Ortiz, Monica Tomkins

What: Elaine Turner Spring Apparel Collection Launch Party.

Where: Elaine Turner - Rice Village.

The 411: It was a night of fashion fun as Houston-based designer Elaine Turner, known for her extensive collection of trendy handbags and shoes, unveiled her first apparel line at a soiree hosted by Nancy Levicki, co-founder and president of Dress for Success Houston, along with chairs Paige Branam, Lisa Dawn, Roseann Rogers and Clare Sullivan Jackson.

A handful of models, including Levicki and Branam, showed off easy-to-wear separates including kaftan-inspired dresses, tunic tops, chic pajama style pants, and shorts, to more than 50 guests. The summer-friendly pieces, made of cool lightweight fabrics such as silk, georgette and ponte knit, popped in trendy colors of vibrant coral and turquoise, plus chic navy and a playful multi-python print.

Attendees snapped up the apparel with 20 percent of the evening’s sales donated to Dress for Success Houston.

Who: Dress for Success Houston Vice President Lauren Levicki Courville, Caitlin Cortez, Jessica Polvado, Monica Garza, David Harnish, Christina Moreno, Kelley Brege, Mariellen Rigby, Heather Portelance, Sue Hanna, Nikki Rosenberg and Jeanne Warner.