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Wildly popular River Oaks poolside luncheon draws young, chic and fashionable

Sizzling River Oaks poolside luncheon draws young, chic, fashionable

River Oaks Tennis Luncheon, April 2016, Bronwyn Greer, Feliciano Lopez, Libbye Morrell
Bronwyn Greer, tennis star Feliciano Lopez, Libbye Morrell. © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
River Oaks Tennis Luncheon, April 2016, Brenda Love, Jana Aranoldy
Brenda Love, Jana Arnoldy, an unidentified friend. © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
River Oaks Tennis Luncheon, April 2016, Lynn Bosarge, Michelle Zagorski, Laurie Morian
Lynn Bosarge, Michelle Zagorski, Laurie Morian. © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
River Oaks Tennis Luncheon, April 2016, Louisa Sarofim, Ceron
Louisa Sarofim, Ceron. © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
River Oaks Tennis Luncheon, April 2016, Julie Humphreys, Caroline Finkelstein, Libby Morrell, Susan Scotty
Julie Humphreys, Caroline Finkelstein, Libby Morrell, Susan Scotty. © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
River Oaks Tennis Luncheon, April 2016, Megan thomas, Mattie McCullar
Megan Thomason, Mattie McCullar. © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
River Oaks Tennis Luncheon, April 2016, Greggory Burke, Stephanie Cockrell
Greggory Burk, Stephanie Cockrell. © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
River Oaks Tennis Luncheon, April 2016, Kim Moody, Tracy Hale, Anne Carl, Alicia Smith
Kim Moody, Tracy Hale, Anne Carl, Alicia Smith. © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
River Oaks Tennis Luncheon, April 2016, Donna Vallone, Hallie Vanderhider, Kristina Somerville
Donna Vallone, Hallie Vanderhider, Kristina Somerville. © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
River Oaks Tennis Luncheon, April 2016, Ceron, Becca Cason thrash
Ceron, Becca Cason Thrash. © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
River Oaks Tennis Luncheon, April 2016, Ellie francisco, Lori Sarofim, Alina Garcia
Ellie Francisco, Lori Sarofim, Alina Garcia. © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
River Oaks Tennis Luncheon, April 2016, Alice Mosing, Betty Hrncir
Alice Mosing, Betty Hrncir. © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
River Oaks Tennis Luncheon, April 2016, Lauren Snyder, Kristen Nix
Lauren Snyder, Krisen Knix. © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
River Oaks Tennis Luncheon, April 2016, Kimberly Falgout, Monica ickers, Christine Falgout-Gutknecht
Kimberly Falgout, Monica ickers, Christine Falgout-Gutknecht. © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
River Oaks Tennis Luncheon, April 2016, Gabriela Gerhart, Rose Cullen, Lilly Cullen
Gabriela Gerhart, Rose Cullen, Lilly Cullen. © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
River Oaks Tennis Luncheon, April 2016, Mary Ann Detmering, Courtnay Elias, Bonnie Chumbley, Lila Chumbley
Mary Ann Detmering, Courtnay Elias, Bonnie Chumbley, Lila Chumbley. © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
River Oaks Tennis Luncheon, April 2016, Bronwyn Greer, Feliciano Lopez, Libbye Morrell
River Oaks Tennis Luncheon, April 2016, Brenda Love, Jana Aranoldy
River Oaks Tennis Luncheon, April 2016, Lynn Bosarge, Michelle Zagorski, Laurie Morian
River Oaks Tennis Luncheon, April 2016, Louisa Sarofim, Ceron
River Oaks Tennis Luncheon, April 2016, Julie Humphreys, Caroline Finkelstein, Libby Morrell, Susan Scotty
River Oaks Tennis Luncheon, April 2016, Megan thomas, Mattie McCullar
River Oaks Tennis Luncheon, April 2016, Greggory Burke, Stephanie Cockrell
River Oaks Tennis Luncheon, April 2016, Kim Moody, Tracy Hale, Anne Carl, Alicia Smith
River Oaks Tennis Luncheon, April 2016, Donna Vallone, Hallie Vanderhider, Kristina Somerville
River Oaks Tennis Luncheon, April 2016, Ceron, Becca Cason thrash
River Oaks Tennis Luncheon, April 2016, Ellie francisco, Lori Sarofim, Alina Garcia
River Oaks Tennis Luncheon, April 2016, Alice Mosing, Betty Hrncir
River Oaks Tennis Luncheon, April 2016, Lauren Snyder, Kristen Nix
River Oaks Tennis Luncheon, April 2016, Kimberly Falgout, Monica ickers, Christine Falgout-Gutknecht
River Oaks Tennis Luncheon, April 2016, Gabriela Gerhart, Rose Cullen, Lilly Cullen
River Oaks Tennis Luncheon, April 2016, Mary Ann Detmering, Courtnay Elias, Bonnie Chumbley, Lila Chumbley

So popular has the River Oaks tennis tournament poolside luncheon become that members of the chichi River Oaks Country Club had to share their tables this week. Quelle horreur! But for those who managed to get through the incessantly busy reservation phone lines and pal up for a table, it was sheer bliss.

The coterie of ladies and a few gents in their best spring threads created an eye candy tableau on an overcast day in which temps were just right. Only a few light sprinkles, timed ironically to coincide with the runway music "Let the Sunshine In," dared to dampen the energized vibe.

Wait staff, carrying trays of champagne and pink vodka cocktails, maneuvered through the crush of tables delivering the libations to the young and the chic, the blue bloods and the fashionistas that populated the colorful scene. The cognescenti among them ordered chilled bottles of the wildly popular Whispering Angels rosé to accompany lunch.

It was all in keeping with the day's theme, La Mode sur Terre Battue (fashion on clay). Applause, applause for luncheon chair Libbye Morrell and for fashion show producers Lenny Matuszewski and Tamara Bonar and their team.

Highlight of the social event of the spring was the Tootsies runway presentation, which wowed the crowd with scores of ensembles for morning, noon and night. Galvanizing Tootsies as designer hotspot were oh-la-la pieces by J. Mendel, Oscar de la Renta, Monique Lhuillier and Talbot Runhof. As Fady Armanious explained, "We wanted to go back to basics — luxurious, beautiful, and feminine. It's glamour and embellishment versus trendy."

Tootsies' Mickey Rosmarin was among the gents making the scene that included Tenenbaum's Tony Bradfield and Kevin Black, plus Ceron, Joe Cleary, John Eads, Michael Dellinger, Bill Hurt, and hearthrob tennis player Feliciano Lopez.

Fashionistas turning heads in their stunning outfits included Stephanie Cockrell, Jana Arnoldy, Alice Mosing, Kristen Nix, Lauren Snyder, Lilly Cullen, Janet Hobby, Aliyya Stude, Courtney Sarofim, Martha Finger, Becca Cason Thrash, and Brenda Love.

Among the River Oaks regulars in the luncheon were Lilly Andress, Cynthia Allshouse, Cathy Brock, Lynda Transier, JoLynn Falgout, Becky O'Connor, Mary Eads, Betty Hrncir, and Kathryn Smith.