Mothers and Daughters

Fabulous fashionista mothers and daughters display their stylish attitudes

Fabulous fashionista mothers, daughters display stylish attitudes

Fashion Gene Event, 5/16 Carrie Colbert, Lindley Arnoldy, Jana Arnoldy, Lauren Barrett
Carrie Colbert, Lindley Arnoldy, Jana Arnoldy, Lauren Barrett, Gracie Cavnar. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
Fashion Gene Event, 5/16  Gracie Cavnar, Mickey Rosmarin, Jessica Rossman
Gracie Cavnar, Mickey Rosmarin, Jessica Rossman Photo by Daniel Ortiz
Fashion Gene Event, 5/16 Chase Randolph, Kasie Brewer
Chase Randolph, Kasie Brewer. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
Fashion Gene Event, 5/16  Fady Armanious
Fady Armanious. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
Fashion Gene Event, 5/16  Jennifer Penchas, Jennifer Dvorak
Jennifer Penchas, Jennifer Dvorak. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
Fashion Gene Event, 5/16 Dena Winkler, Anika Jackson, Staci Henderson, Carrie Colbert
Dena Winkler, Anika Jackson, Staci Henderson, Carrie Colbert. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
Fashion Gene Event, 5/16 Dick Hansen, Susan Hansen, Jason Arnoldy
Dick Hansen, Susan Hansen, Jason Arnoldy. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
Fashion Gene Event, 5/16 /Danny Johnson, Tammie Johnson, Brittney Randolph, Stephanie Mushin
Danny Johnson, Tammie Johnson, Brittney Randolph, Stephanie Mushin. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
Fashion Gene Event, 5/16 Nsongo Mzoa-Kaudo, Clara Revin
Nsongo Mzoa-Kaudo, Clara Revin. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
Fashion Gene Event, 5/16  Harry Faulkner, tracy Faulkner
Harry Faulkner, Tracy Faulkner. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
Fashion Gene Event, 5/16  Camille Samara, Debra SAmara
Camille Samara, Debra Samara. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
Fashion Gene Event, 5/16  Valerie Dieterich, Tracy Dieterich
Valerie Dieterich, Tracy Dieterich. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
Fashion Gene Event, 5/16  Brian De Armas, Charles Johnson
Brian De Armas, Charles Johnson Photo by Daniel Ortiz
Fashion Gene Event, 5/16  Alex Blair, Astley Blair
Astley Blair, Alex Blair. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
Fashion Gene Event, 5/16  Duyen Nguyen, Misha, Lauren, Chloe, Anais
Mother Duyen Nguyen with daughters Misha, Lauren, Anais, Chloe. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
Fashion Gene Event, 5/16  Alyssa Parsons, Christina Dugan
Alyssa Parsons, Christina Dugan. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
Fashion Gene Event, 5/16 Carrie Colbert, Lindley Arnoldy, Jana Arnoldy, Lauren Barrett
Fashion Gene Event, 5/16  Gracie Cavnar, Mickey Rosmarin, Jessica Rossman
Fashion Gene Event, 5/16 Chase Randolph, Kasie Brewer
Fashion Gene Event, 5/16  Fady Armanious
Fashion Gene Event, 5/16  Jennifer Penchas, Jennifer Dvorak
Fashion Gene Event, 5/16 Dena Winkler, Anika Jackson, Staci Henderson, Carrie Colbert
Fashion Gene Event, 5/16 Dick Hansen, Susan Hansen, Jason Arnoldy
Fashion Gene Event, 5/16 /Danny Johnson, Tammie Johnson, Brittney Randolph, Stephanie Mushin
Fashion Gene Event, 5/16 Nsongo Mzoa-Kaudo, Clara Revin
Fashion Gene Event, 5/16  Harry Faulkner, tracy Faulkner
Fashion Gene Event, 5/16  Camille Samara, Debra SAmara
Fashion Gene Event, 5/16  Valerie Dieterich, Tracy Dieterich
Fashion Gene Event, 5/16  Brian De Armas, Charles Johnson
Fashion Gene Event, 5/16  Alex Blair, Astley Blair
Fashion Gene Event, 5/16  Duyen Nguyen, Misha, Lauren, Chloe, Anais
Fashion Gene Event, 5/16  Alyssa Parsons, Christina Dugan

Food, fashion and frolic — that would be the mantra for Recipe for Success' annual Fashion Gene Awards evening. It was all about all three during the fundraiser held at Tootsies.

As Recipe for Success founder Gracie Cavnar explains the connection, "Everyone dresses for dinner, right?" 

The runway fashion presentation featuring mother/daughter/daughter-in-law duos, trios and even one quintet captivated the audience of several hundred fashionistas as the honorees, dressed in Tootsies finest, received rounds of applause and cheers.

Tootsies' Fady Armanious and Carrie Colbert, chair of Recipe for Success' Dress for Dinner series, welcomed guests to this the final in the series of tasty fundraisers for the program that fights childhood obesity through innovative public school programs.The big ticket holders remained for a seated dinner featuring the remarkable cuisine of Culinaire Inspired Cuisine and Events chef Barbara McKnight, one of Recipe for Success' volunteer chefs.

The 2016 honorees were Jacqueline Fair and daughter Jillian Bass; Jo Lynn and daughter Christine Falgout (daughter Kimberly unable to attend); Tammie Johnson and daughter Brittney Leigh Randolph; Vanessa Sendukas and daughter Alexa; Jana Arnoldy and daughters-in-law Lindley Arnoldy and Lauren Barrett; and Duyen Nguyen and her daughters Misha, Lauren, Chloe and Anais.

Applauding the flock of fancies were Tootsies owner Mickey Rosmarin, Bob Cavnar, Alex and Astley Blair, Scotty Arnoldy, Max Barrett, Jason Arnoldy, Susan and Dick Hansen, Gregg Falgout, Lilly Andress, Valerie and Tracy Dieterich, and Tracy and Harry Faulkner.

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