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Fab femmes, $2 million in jewels and a sexy model mix in a River Oaks pool house with Spirit

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0004, CAC kick-off party, March 2013, Stephanie Perkins, Ursaline Hamilton, Megan Sutton-Reed
Children's Assessment Center luncheon chairs Stephanie Perkins, from left, Ursaline Hamilton and Megan Sutton-Reed make a fashionable trio at the launch party. Photo by © Chinh Phan/CultureMapSNAP.com
0009, CAC kick-off party, March 2013, Jill Schlenker, Paul Carter, Sylva Yepremian
Jill Schlenker, left, opened her River Oaks pool house to the Children's Assessment Center group that included jeweler Paul Carter and Sylva & Cie's Sylva Yepremian. Photo by © Chinh Phan/CultureMapSNAP.com
0012, CAC kick-off party, March 2013, crowd, venue
The pool house provided a chic setting for the Children's Assessment Center kick-off. Photo by © Chinh Phan/CultureMapSNAP.com
0008, CAC kick-off party, March 2013, Mark Sullivan, Christie Sullivan
Mark and Christie Sullivan were among the supportive guests at the Children's Assessment Center kick-off. Photo by © Chinh Phan/CultureMapSNAP.com
0010, CAC kick-off party, March 2013, Tammy Hetmaniak, Aubre Barr, Jill Buja, Diane Caplan
Tammy Hetmaniak, from left, Aubre Barr, Jill Buja and Diane Caplan at the Children's Assessment Center event.   Photo by © Chinh Phan/CultureMapSNAP.com
0011, CAC kick-off party, March 2013, Jared Lang, Laurel Blando
Jared Lang and Laurel Blando at the Children's Assessment Center luncheon kick-off. Photo by © Chinh Phan/CultureMapSNAP.com
0006, CAC kick-off party, March 2013, Jennifer Roosth, Bruce Padilla, Barbara Van Postman
Jennifer Roosth,  left, Bruce Padilla and Barbara Van Postman at the Children's Assessment Center's luncheon launch. Photo by © Chinh Phan/CultureMapSNAP.com
0007, CAC kick-off party, March 2013, Alissa Maples, Jill Schlenker
Alissa Maples, left, and hostess Jill Schlenker among the beautiful people populating the party. Photo by © Chinh Phan/CultureMapSNAP.com
0003, CAC kick-off party, March 2013, Marta Mattox, Dana Kervin
Marta Mattox, left, and Dana Kervin at the Children's Assessment Center luncheon launch. Photo by © Chinh Phan/CultureMapSNAP.com
0002, CAC kick-off party, March 2013, Elaine Stolte, Karen Turner-Smith
Children's Assessment Center executive director Elaine Stolte, left, and Karen Turner-Smith at the luncheon launch. Photo by © Chinh Phan/CultureMapSNAP.com
0005, CAC kick-off party, March 2013, Travis Player, Roi Alan
Travis Player, left, and Roi Alan joined the Children's Assessment Center luncheon kick-off. Photo by © Chinh Phan/CultureMapSNAP.com
0004, CAC kick-off party, March 2013, Stephanie Perkins, Ursaline Hamilton, Megan Sutton-Reed
0009, CAC kick-off party, March 2013, Jill Schlenker, Paul Carter, Sylva Yepremian
0012, CAC kick-off party, March 2013, crowd, venue
0008, CAC kick-off party, March 2013, Mark Sullivan, Christie Sullivan
0010, CAC kick-off party, March 2013, Tammy Hetmaniak, Aubre Barr, Jill Buja, Diane Caplan
0011, CAC kick-off party, March 2013, Jared Lang, Laurel Blando
0006, CAC kick-off party, March 2013, Jennifer Roosth, Bruce Padilla, Barbara Van Postman
0007, CAC kick-off party, March 2013, Alissa Maples, Jill Schlenker
0003, CAC kick-off party, March 2013, Marta Mattox, Dana Kervin
0002, CAC kick-off party, March 2013, Elaine Stolte, Karen Turner-Smith
0005, CAC kick-off party, March 2013, Travis Player, Roi Alan

The setting could not have been more glamorous nor the swans more fashionable than the flock that gathered at the River Oaks home of Jill and Calvin Schlenker for the Children's Assessment Center "Spirit of Spring" luncheon kickoff.

In the spirit of the season, the Schlenkers opened their pool house for the gathering of CAC supporters who were welcomed by luncheon chairs Ursaline Hamilton, Stephanie Perkins and Megan Sutton-Reed.

 For the evening and for an in-store appearance the following day, the designer brought in $2 million worth of merchandise. 

In addition to the DJ spinning cool tunes and uniformed waiters passing hors d'oeuvres there was a Saks Fifth Avenue model strolling the sleek salon-like setting in a spring gown by Pucci, the dress a preview of the Saks runway show to be featured in the April 5 luncheon.

The serious focal point of the evening was the collection of Sylva & Cie jewels from Paul Carter Jewels, the owner himself on hand as was jewelry designer Sylva Yepremian. Carter and Yepremian are donating to the luncheon auction a pair of chrysoprase gemstones and rough-cut diamond earrings, valued at $10,000. For the evening and for an in-store appearance the following day, the designer brought in $2 million worth of merchandise from home base in Los Angeles.

The fashionable mix included Laurel Blando, Susan and Mike Plank, Christie and Mark Sullivan, Shelby Kibodeaux and Bruce Padilla, Alissa and Kevin Maples, Jared Lang, Jennifer Roosth, Dana Kervin, Karen Turner-Smith, Susan Boggio and CAC executive director Elaine Stolte.

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