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The world's top moms come together in Houston to celebrate — and get ready for a hot fashion show

The world's top moms come together in Houston for a hot fashion show

196 Group shot at the Third International Mothers Day Soiree Kick-off March 2015
Neal Hamil joins the International Mothers' Day honorees on the staircase at Elizabeth Anthony in Uptown Park. Photo by Anthony Hynes
252 Sippi and Ajay Khurana at the Third International Mothers Day Soiree Kick-off March 2015
Dr. Sippi and Ajay Khurana. Photo by Anthony Hynes
250 Scott Brogan and Julie Roberts at the Third International Mothers Day Soiree Kick-off March 2015
Scott Brogan and Elizabeth Anthony owner Julie Roberts. Photo by Anthony Hynes
244 Jacquie Baly, left, and Melinda Spaulding at the Third International Mothers Day Soiree Kick-off March 2015
Jacquie Baly, left, and Melinda Spaulding. Photo by Anthony Hynes
20 Neal Hamil and Ruchi Mukherjee at the Third International Mothers Day Soiree Kick-off March 2015
Award presenter Neal Hamil and International Mother's Day founder Ruchi Mukherjee. Photo by Anthony Hynes
37 Maha Khan, left, and Neelofur Ahmad at the Third International Mothers Day Soiree Kick-off March 2015
Maha Khan, left, and Neelofur Ahmad. Photo by Anthony Hynes
209 James Dorsett and Carmen Montiel at the Third International Mothers Day Soiree Kick-off March 2015
James Dorsett and Carmen Montiel. Photo by Anthony Hynes
220 Michael Pearce and Jerri Moore at the Third International Mothers Day Soiree Kick-off March 2015
Michael Pearce and Jerri Moore. Photo by Anthony Hynes
196 Group shot at the Third International Mothers Day Soiree Kick-off March 2015
252 Sippi and Ajay Khurana at the Third International Mothers Day Soiree Kick-off March 2015
250 Scott Brogan and Julie Roberts at the Third International Mothers Day Soiree Kick-off March 2015
244 Jacquie Baly, left, and Melinda Spaulding at the Third International Mothers Day Soiree Kick-off March 2015
20 Neal Hamil and Ruchi Mukherjee at the Third International Mothers Day Soiree Kick-off March 2015
37 Maha Khan, left, and Neelofur Ahmad at the Third International Mothers Day Soiree Kick-off March 2015
209 James Dorsett and Carmen Montiel at the Third International Mothers Day Soiree Kick-off March 2015
220 Michael Pearce and Jerri Moore at the Third International Mothers Day Soiree Kick-off March 2015

What: International Mothers' Day Soirée kickoff.

Where: Elizabeth Anthony in Uptown Park.

The 411: Honorees, representing countries from around the globe, came together to help launch the third annual International Mothers' Day Soirée, sponsored by Lights Camera Action Houston International Society News.

Eighteen women will be spotlighted on the May 7 evening fashion event at the JW Marriott Downtown. Elizabeth Anthony will present the fashion show and former fashion world exec and now real estate whiz Neal Hamil will emcee the evening. Store owner Julie Roberts, Hamil and International Mothers' Day founder Ruchi Mukherjee joined the launch party.

Mothers to be feted in May are Houston Police Officer Ann Marie Carrizales Dr. Bridgitte Shen Lee, Connie Kwan Wong, Debbie Festari, Debbie Pakzaban, Donae Chramosta, Jennifer Brown, Jerri Moore, Kim Padgett, Maha Rasheed Khan, Melinda Spaulding, Megan Sutton-Reed, Nancy Almodovar, Rania Mankarious, Roseann Rogers, Runsi Sen, Shefali Tejani, and Stephanie Von Stein.

The evening event will benefit Crime Stoppers.

Who: Miya Shay, Rudy Festari, Anika Jackson, Michael Pearce and Matt Burrus, Neelofur Ahmed, Dr. Sippi and Ajay Khurana, Sonia Soto, Toni and Howard Tate and Perri Kay Palermo.

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