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Fashionable Moms & Daughters

Fashionista moms and daughters rule the runway at Recipe for Success benefit

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18 Kendall Plank, left, and Susan Plank at Fashion Gene at Tootsies May 2014
Kendall Plank, left, and Susan Plank. Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/Photosbyrovo.com
Yolanda Adams, left, and Taylor Crawford at Fashion Gene at Tootsies May 2014
Yolanda Adams, left, and Taylor Crawford. Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/Photosbyrovo.com
1 Leisa Holland-Nelson, from left, Roland Garcia and Gracie Cavnar at Fashion Gene at Tootsies May 2014
Leisa Holland-Nelson, from left, Roland Garcia and Gracie Cavnar. Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/Photosbyrovo.com
3 Laura Max Nelson and Ben Harwood Rose at Fashion Gene at Tootsies May 2014
Laura Max Nelson and Ben Harwood Rose. Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/Photosbyrovo.com
21 Carrie Colbert and Clifford Pugh at Fashion Gene at Tootsies May 2014
Carrie Colbert and Clifford Pugh. Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/Photosbyrovo.com
20 Kacie Bobblitt, from left, Cheryl Bobblitt and Kyrstin Bobblitt at Fashion Gene at Tootsies May 2014
Kacie Bobblitt, from left, Cheryl Bobblitt and Kyrstin Bobblitt. Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/Photosbyrovo.com
14 Yvonne Cormier, from left, Bobbie Nau, Karina Barbieri and Sandi Ramirez at Fashion Gene at Tootsies May 2014
Yvonne Cormier, from left, Bobbie Nau, Karina Barbieri and Sandi Ramirez. Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/Photosbyrovo.com
17 Ileana Trevino, left, and Mari Trevino at Fashion Gene at Tootsies May 2014
Ileana Trevino, left, and Mari Trevino. Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/Photosbyrovo.com
23 Alex Martinez, from left, Alex and Astley Blair and David Arpin at Fashion Gene at Tootsies May 2014
Alex Martinez, from left, Alex and Astley Blair and David Arpin. Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/Photosbyrovo.com
16 Tracy Ecklund, left, and Jackie Geaccone at Fashion Gene at Tootsies May 2014
Tracy Ecklund, left, and Jackie Geaccone. Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/Photosbyrovo.com
12 Roz Pactor, from left, Mickey Rosmarin and  Gracie Cavnar at Fashion Gene at Tootsies May 2014
Roz Pactor, from left, Mickey Rosmarin and Gracie Cavnar. Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/Photosbyrovo.com
7 Bob Hogan and Carrie Colbert at Fashion Gene at Tootsies May 2014
Bob Hogan and Carrie Colbert. Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/Photosbyrovo.com
11 Jackie Fair, left, and Sharon Henderson Sanders at Fashion Gene at Tootsies May 2014
Jackie Fair, left, and Sharon Henderson Sanders. Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/Photosbyrovo.com
8 Karen Love, left, and Vicki Rizzo at Fashion Gene at Tootsies May 2014
Karen Love, left, and Vicki Rizzo. Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/Photosbyrovo.com
6 Shelby Kibodeaux, from left, Laura Max Nelson, Bruce Padilla and David Peck at Fashion Gene at Tootsies May 2014
Shelby Kibodeaux, from left, Laura Max Nelson, Bruce Padilla and David Peck. Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/Photosbyrovo.com
2 Jennifer Grewal, from left, Kristy Demeritt and Victoria Keller at Fashion Gene at Tootsies May 2014
Jennifer Grewal, from left, Kristy Demeritt and Victoria Keller. Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/Photosbyrovo.com
18 Kendall Plank, left, and Susan Plank at Fashion Gene at Tootsies May 2014
Yolanda Adams, left, and Taylor Crawford at Fashion Gene at Tootsies May 2014
1 Leisa Holland-Nelson, from left, Roland Garcia and Gracie Cavnar at Fashion Gene at Tootsies May 2014
3 Laura Max Nelson and Ben Harwood Rose at Fashion Gene at Tootsies May 2014
21 Carrie Colbert and Clifford Pugh at Fashion Gene at Tootsies May 2014
20 Kacie Bobblitt, from left, Cheryl Bobblitt and Kyrstin Bobblitt at Fashion Gene at Tootsies May 2014
14 Yvonne Cormier, from left, Bobbie Nau, Karina Barbieri and Sandi Ramirez at Fashion Gene at Tootsies May 2014
17 Ileana Trevino, left, and Mari Trevino at Fashion Gene at Tootsies May 2014
23 Alex Martinez, from left, Alex and Astley Blair and David Arpin at Fashion Gene at Tootsies May 2014
16 Tracy Ecklund, left, and Jackie Geaccone at Fashion Gene at Tootsies May 2014
12 Roz Pactor, from left, Mickey Rosmarin and  Gracie Cavnar at Fashion Gene at Tootsies May 2014
7 Bob Hogan and Carrie Colbert at Fashion Gene at Tootsies May 2014
11 Jackie Fair, left, and Sharon Henderson Sanders at Fashion Gene at Tootsies May 2014
8 Karen Love, left, and Vicki Rizzo at Fashion Gene at Tootsies May 2014
6 Shelby Kibodeaux, from left, Laura Max Nelson, Bruce Padilla and David Peck at Fashion Gene at Tootsies May 2014
2 Jennifer Grewal, from left, Kristy Demeritt and Victoria Keller at Fashion Gene at Tootsies May 2014

Moms just aren't what they used to be. Consider the line-up of mothers and daughters that strolled the runway at Tootsies for the Recipe for Success "Fashion Gene Awards" benefit. Such was the glamour on both sides of the age spectrum that many of the duos looked more like sisters. You go girls!

The mother/daughter pair of Leisa Holland-Nelson and Laura Max Nelson, a handsome twosome in their own right, chair this season's Dress for Dinner fundraisers that are an integral part of the Recipe for Success fundraising effort. 

The glam line-up of "Most Stylish Mothers and Daughters" wearing smashing ensembles from Tootsies included (moms first) Yolanda Adams and Taylor Crawford, Tracy Eklund and Jackie Geaccone, Karen Garcia and Kristin Garcia Blomquist, Kelley and Elise Lubanko, Susan Plank and Kendall Plank, Virginia Steppe and Alissa Maples and Ileana and Mari Trevino. Proud moms strutting their stuff with two daughters in tow were Cheryl Boblitt with her daughters, Kyrstin and Kacie Boblitt, and Susan Krohn with her daughters Kelly and Lori Krohn.

CultureMap editor-in-chief Clifford Pugh introduced the spirited women who received cheers and applause from the crowd of several hundred that packed the party space. Among them was proud Recipe for Success founder Gracie Cavnar, both a mom and grandmother who clearly defies any stereotypical concept of a grandmother.

VIP ticket holders stayed on for dinner prepared by Recipe for Success chef Barbara McKnight,  Culinaire catering founder. Among those lining the catwalk for the presentation were Alina Garcia, Vicki Rizzo, Mauri Oliver, Roland Garcia, Ben Harwood Rose, Kim Padgett, Laurette Veres, David Peck, Bruce Padilla, Roz Pactor, Shelby Kibodeaux, Bobbie Nau, Roz Pactor, Bob Hogan and Carrie Colbert, Alex Martinez and David Arpin, and Ariana Smetana. 

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