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Lucinda Loya, left, and Ericka Bagwell at the Latin Women Initiative's kick-off luncheon February 2014
Chairs Lucinda Loya, left, and Ericka Bagwell at the Latin Women Initiative's luncheon kick-off. Photo by Monica Kressman
Tery Hernandez, from left, Rosi Hernandez and Maria Quinones at the Latin Women Initiative's kick-off luncheon February 2014
Tery Hernandez, from left, Rosi Hernandez and Maria Quinones at the Latin Women Initiative's luncheon kick-off. Photo by Monica Kressman
Lisset Garza, left, and Marlyn Greiner at the Latin Women Initiative's kick-off luncheon February 2014
Lisset Garza, left, and Marlyn Greiner at the Latin Women Initiative's luncheon kick-off. Photo by Monica Kressman
Karen Love, left, and Leisa Holland Nelson at the Latin Women Initiative's kick-off luncheon February 2014
Karen Love, left, and Leisa Holland-Nelson at the Latin Women Initiative's luncheon kick-off. Photo by Monica Kressman
Gloria Bounds, left, and Gloria Nino at the Latin Women Initiative's kick-off luncheon February 2014
Gloria Bounds, left, and Gloria Nino at the Latin Women Initiative's luncheon kick-off. Photo by Monica Kressman
Fady Armanious and Carmina Zamora at the Latin Women Initiative's kick-off luncheon February 2014
Fady Armanious and Carmina Zamora at the Latin Women Initiative's luncheon kick-off. Photo by Monica Kressman
Cyndy Garza Roberts, left, and Rosi Hernanez at the Latin Women Initiative's kick-off luncheon February 2014
Cyndy Garza Roberts, left, and Rosi Hernanez at the Latin Women Initiative's luncheon kick-off. Photo by Monica Kressman
Cyndy Garza Roberts, left, and Alex Blair at the Latin Women Initiative's kick-off luncheon February 2014
Cyndy Garza Roberts, left, and Alex Blair at the Latin Women Initiative's luncheon kick-off. Photo by Monica Kressman
Barbara Van Postman, from left, Chris Goins and Karina Barbieri at the Latin Women Initiative's kick-off luncheon February 2014
Barbara Van Postman, from left, Chris Goins and Karina Barbieri at the Latin Women Initiative's luncheon kick-off. Photo by Monica Kressman
Lucinda Loya, left, and Ericka Bagwell at the Latin Women Initiative's kick-off luncheon February 2014
Tery Hernandez, from left, Rosi Hernandez and Maria Quinones at the Latin Women Initiative's kick-off luncheon February 2014
Lisset Garza, left, and Marlyn Greiner at the Latin Women Initiative's kick-off luncheon February 2014
Karen Love, left, and Leisa Holland Nelson at the Latin Women Initiative's kick-off luncheon February 2014
Gloria Bounds, left, and Gloria Nino at the Latin Women Initiative's kick-off luncheon February 2014
Fady Armanious and Carmina Zamora at the Latin Women Initiative's kick-off luncheon February 2014
Cyndy Garza Roberts, left, and Rosi Hernanez at the Latin Women Initiative's kick-off luncheon February 2014
Cyndy Garza Roberts, left, and Alex Blair at the Latin Women Initiative's kick-off luncheon February 2014
Barbara Van Postman, from left, Chris Goins and Karina Barbieri at the Latin Women Initiative's kick-off luncheon February 2014

What: Latin Women's Initiative fashion show and luncheon kickoff.

Where: Amid the designer racks and jewelry displays at Tootsies.

The 411: Fashions by Robert Rodriguez, Alexis and the couture line of Cuban designer Rene Ruiz tempted more than 100 supporters of the non-profit as they geared up for the LWI's 12th annual fashion show and luncheon set for May 16. Thanks to Tootsies' role as luncheon fashion design sponsor (a first for LWI), Ruiz will be on hand to personally present his glamorous fashions. Front and center on this shopping evening were honorary luncheon chairs Lucinda Loya and Ericka Bagwell.  Welcoming the throng was LWI president Rosi Hernandez. Terrie Turner was on hand to introduce her new jewelry line —Ziio — carried exclusively by Tootsies.

Who: Sipping slimritas, Titanium tequila and lighter libations were guests including Cyndy Garza Roberts, Gloria Nino, Jessica Rossman, Lisset Garza, Suzan Deison, Elva Flores, Gloria Bounds, Karen Love and Irma Diaz-Gonzalez.

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