Glam Fete Al Fresco

Bayou Bend provides stylish setting for premiere of wildly successful fashion luncheon

Bayou Bend provides stylish setting for premiere of fashion luncheon

Bayou Bend luncheon, April 2016, Patrice Heins, Krystal Thompson, Milessa Lowery
Patrice Heins, Krystal Thompson, Milessa Lowery. © Michelle Watson/CatchlightGroup.com
Bayou Bend luncheon, April 2016, Jennifer Segal, Laura Arnold
Jennifer Segal, Laura Arnold. © Michelle Watson/CatchlightGroup.com
Bayou Bend luncheon, April 2016, Nancy Kinder, Lynn Wyatt, Franci Neely
Nancy Kinder, Lynn Wyatt, Franci Neely. © Michelle Watson/CatchlightGroup.com
Bayou Bend luncheon, April 2016, christie McCartney, Courtney toomey, Emily Adams, Carmen Mach
Christie McCartney, Courtney Toomey, Emily Adams, Carmen Mach. © Michelle Watson/CatchlightGroup.com
Bayou Bend Luncheon,  setting
The gardens of Bayou Bend make for a beautiful luncheon setting beneath a party tent. Photo by Shelby Hodge
Bayou Bend luncheon, April 2016, Melissa Mithoff, Katie Brass, Nidhika Mehta
Melissa Mithoff, Katie Brass, Nidhika Mehta. © Michelle Watson/CatchlightGroup.com
Bayou Bend luncheon, April 2016, Mary Kickerillo, Kelli Kickerillo Forester
Mary Kickerillo, Kelli Kickerillo Forester. © Michelle Watson/CatchlightGroup.com
Bayou Bend luncheon, April 2016, Whitney Wheeler, Joanne King Herring, Diane Lokey Farb
Whitney Wheeler, Joanne King Herring, Diane Lokey Farb. © Michelle Watson/CatchlightGroup.com
Bayou Bend luncheon, April 2016, Sheridan Williams, Kristen Nix, Neekie Kashani, Helen Wright
Sheridan Williams, Kristen Nix, Neekie Kashani, Helen Wright. © Michelle Watson/CatchlightGroup.com
Bayou Bend luncheon, April 2016, Karen Blue, Hillary Gardy, Boo Kennedy
Karen Blue, Hillary Gardy, Boo Kennedy. © Michelle Watson/CatchlightGroup.com
Bayou Bend luncheon, April 2016, Allison Leibman, Carolyn Doros, Kristen Berger
Allison Leibman, Carolyn Doros, Kristen Berger. © Michelle Watson/CatchlightGroup.com
Bayou Bend luncheon, April 2016, Cabrina Owsley, Kelli Blanton, Karen Mayell
Cabrina Owsley, Kelli Blanton, Karen Mayell. © Michelle Watson/CatchlightGroup.com
Bayou Bend luncheon, April 2016, Holly Alvis, Kelly Silvers, Mona Sabzevari, Kathryn Swain
Holly Alvis, Kelly Silvers, Mona Sabzevari, Kathryn Swain. © Michelle Watson/CatchlightGroup.com
Bayou Bend luncheon, April 2016, Todd Fiscus, Dancie Ware, Ceron
Todd Fiscus, Dancie Ware, Ceron. © Michelle Watson/CatchlightGroup.com
Bayou Bend luncheon, April 2016, Ellie Francisco, Reagan Bauer, Kristina Somerville
Ellie Francisco, Reagan Bauer, Kristina Somerville. © Michelle Watson/CatchlightGroup.com
Bayou Bend luncheon, April 2016, Carol Linn, Karen Stall, Garce Kim
Carol Linn, Karen Stall, Grace Kim. © Michelle Watson/CatchlightGroup.com
Bayou Bend luncheon, April 2016, Models for The Webster and xxx
Models in fashions from The Webster with COO Cedric Aumonier. © Michelle Watson/CatchlightGroup.com
Bayou Bend Luncheon,  meal
City Kitchen provided the beautiful luncheon fare. Photo by Shelby Hodge
Bayou Bend luncheon, April 2016, Patrice Heins, Krystal Thompson, Milessa Lowery
Bayou Bend luncheon, April 2016, Jennifer Segal, Laura Arnold
Bayou Bend luncheon, April 2016, Nancy Kinder, Lynn Wyatt, Franci Neely
Bayou Bend luncheon, April 2016, christie McCartney, Courtney toomey, Emily Adams, Carmen Mach
Bayou Bend Luncheon,  setting
Bayou Bend luncheon, April 2016, Melissa Mithoff, Katie Brass, Nidhika Mehta
Bayou Bend luncheon, April 2016, Mary Kickerillo, Kelli Kickerillo Forester
Bayou Bend luncheon, April 2016, Whitney Wheeler, Joanne King Herring, Diane Lokey Farb
Bayou Bend luncheon, April 2016, Sheridan Williams, Kristen Nix, Neekie Kashani, Helen Wright
Bayou Bend luncheon, April 2016, Karen Blue, Hillary Gardy, Boo Kennedy
Bayou Bend luncheon, April 2016, Allison Leibman, Carolyn Doros, Kristen Berger
Bayou Bend luncheon, April 2016, Cabrina Owsley, Kelli Blanton, Karen Mayell
Bayou Bend luncheon, April 2016, Holly Alvis, Kelly Silvers, Mona Sabzevari, Kathryn Swain
Bayou Bend luncheon, April 2016, Todd Fiscus, Dancie Ware, Ceron
Bayou Bend luncheon, April 2016, Ellie Francisco, Reagan Bauer, Kristina Somerville
Bayou Bend luncheon, April 2016, Carol Linn, Karen Stall, Garce Kim
Bayou Bend luncheon, April 2016, Models for The Webster and xxx
Bayou Bend Luncheon,  meal

As of noon Friday, philanthropist Laura Arnold and dermatologist to the stars Jennifer Segal became the envy of benefit chairs across the city. As leaders of the premiere Bayou Bend Fashion Show and Luncheon, they commanded a trés stylish gathering and unprecedented proceeds of $445,000.

Applause, applause for the ladies and for Museum of Fine Arts, Houston director Gary Tinterow, who divined the instantly successful fundraiser.

There could not be a more beautiful setting for a ladies luncheon than on the lush grounds of Bayou Bend, beneath a vast party tent erected for three days of fundraising events including Sunday night's annual Bayou Bend Garden party. To the south of the tent is the pink beauty, the historic home of late philanthropist Ima Hogg, and to the north is the reflection pool and Diana Fountain.

With The Galleria as presenting sponsor and the high-style retailer The Webster presenting the runway fashions, the event enjoyed a head start on glamorous success. Representing The Galleria was Jenny Harris, marketing veep for Simon’s Southwest Region, and representing The Webster was COO Cedric Aumonier in from New York.

Deep-pocketed contributors to luncheon's success included Shahla Ansary, Franci Neely, Kelli Kickerillo, Jeanie Kilroy, the Crane Family Foundation and Martha Long.

Adding to the overflowing coffers were guests including Cynthia Petrello, Whitney Wheeler, Nancy Abendshein, Diane Lokey Farb, Nidhika Mehta, Katie Brass, Susie Glasscock, Courtney Sarofim, Lilly Cullen, Nancy Kinder, Sima Ladjevardian, Eileen Lawal, Laurie Morian, and Karol Barnhart.

ADVERTISEMENT