The Magic of Water

Supermodels and one super volunteer share the spotlight at River Oaks luncheon

Supermodels, one super volunteer share spotlight at River Oaks event

I Am Waters 5/16 Kara Young, Kelly Emberg, Elena Davis, Niki Taylor
Kara Young, Kelly Emberg, Elena Davis, Niki Taylor. Photo by Jenny Antill,
Houston, I Am Waters 5th Annual Supermodel Luncheon, May 2016, Janet Shamlian, Joey Hunter
Janet Shamlian, Joey Hunter. Photo by Jenny Antill
Houston, I Am Waters 5th Annual Supermodel Luncheon, May 2016, Amy Lee, Alissa Maples, Christie Sullivan
Amy Lee, Alissa Maples, Christie Sullivan. Photo by Jenny Antill
Houston, I Am Waters 5th Annual Supermodel Luncheon, May 2016, Millette Sherman, Kelly Emberg Kara Young, Warner Roberts, Niki Taylor, Jill Faucetta
Millette Sherman, Kelly Emberg Kara Young, Warner Roberts, Niki Taylor, Jill Faucetta. Photo by Jenny Antill
Houston, I Am Waters 5th Annual Supermodel Luncheon, May 2016, John Basso, Tom Lykos, Gregg Davis
John Basso, Tom Lykos, Gregg Davis. Photo by Jenny Antill
Houston, I Am Waters 5th Annual Supermodel Luncheon, May 2016, Dee Howes, Dawn Krieg, Lisa Sherrill Leda Netland, Bethany Hughes
Dee Howes, Dawn Krieg, Lisa Sherrill Leda Netland, Bethany Hughes. Photo by Jenny Antill
Martha Finger, Gina Gaston, Phoebe Tudor, Jana Arnoldy
Martha Finger, Gina Gaston, Phoebe Tudor, Jana Arnoldy. Photo by Jenny Antill
Houston, I Am Waters 5th Annual Supermodel Luncheon, May 2016, Maria Bush, Ericka Bagwell
Maria Bush, Ericka Bagwell. Photo by Jenny Antill
Houston, I Am Waters 5th Annual Supermodel Luncheon, May 2016, Linda McReynolds
Linda McReynolds. Photo by Jenny Antill
Houston, I Am Waters 5th Annual Supermodel Luncheon, May 2016, Melissa Mithoff, Fady Armanious
Melissa Mithoff, Fady Armanious. Photo by Jenny Antill
Houston, I Am Waters 5th Annual Supermodel Luncheon, May 2016, Roz Pactor, Rose Cullen, Viki Rizzo
Roz Pactor, Rose Cullen, Viki Rizzo. Photo by Jenny Antill
Houston, I Am Waters 5th Annual Supermodel Luncheon, May 2016, Sybil Roos, Ginger Bertrand, Betsy Garlinger
Sybil Roos, Ginger Bertrand, Betsy Garlinger. Photo by Jenny Antill
Houston, I Am Waters 5th Annual Supermodel Luncheon, May 2016, Angie Roberts, Cliff Roberts, Lee Roberts, Warner Roberts Bobby Roberts, Kristan Roberts, Bobby Roberts III
Angie Roberts, Cliff Roberts, Lee Roberts, Warner Roberts Bobby Roberts, Kristan Roberts, Bobby Roberts III. Photo by Jenny Antill
I Am Waters 5/16 Kara Young, Kelly Emberg, Elena Davis, Niki Taylor
Houston, I Am Waters 5th Annual Supermodel Luncheon, May 2016, Janet Shamlian, Joey Hunter
Houston, I Am Waters 5th Annual Supermodel Luncheon, May 2016, Amy Lee, Alissa Maples, Christie Sullivan
Houston, I Am Waters 5th Annual Supermodel Luncheon, May 2016, Millette Sherman, Kelly Emberg Kara Young, Warner Roberts, Niki Taylor, Jill Faucetta
Houston, I Am Waters 5th Annual Supermodel Luncheon, May 2016, John Basso, Tom Lykos, Gregg Davis
Houston, I Am Waters 5th Annual Supermodel Luncheon, May 2016, Dee Howes, Dawn Krieg, Lisa Sherrill Leda Netland, Bethany Hughes
Martha Finger, Gina Gaston, Phoebe Tudor, Jana Arnoldy
Houston, I Am Waters 5th Annual Supermodel Luncheon, May 2016, Maria Bush, Ericka Bagwell
Houston, I Am Waters 5th Annual Supermodel Luncheon, May 2016, Linda McReynolds
Houston, I Am Waters 5th Annual Supermodel Luncheon, May 2016, Melissa Mithoff, Fady Armanious
Houston, I Am Waters 5th Annual Supermodel Luncheon, May 2016, Roz Pactor, Rose Cullen, Viki Rizzo
Houston, I Am Waters 5th Annual Supermodel Luncheon, May 2016, Sybil Roos, Ginger Bertrand, Betsy Garlinger
Houston, I Am Waters 5th Annual Supermodel Luncheon, May 2016, Angie Roberts, Cliff Roberts, Lee Roberts, Warner Roberts Bobby Roberts, Kristan Roberts, Bobby Roberts III

High fashion and high altruism met in heartfelt unison when the I Am Waters Foundation added a Saks Fifth Avenue fashion show to its fifth annual Supermodels Luncheon.

"I could pinch myself," said I Am Waters founder Elena Davis, a veteran of the supermodel ranks. "The fashion show has been a dream since we started the luncheon five years ago."

The River Oaks Country Club ballroom was as much about helping others as it was about guests helping themselves to the swell outfits seen on the pre-luncheon runway. The mission of "hydrating the homeless both spiritually and physically" was never far from the forefront.

Luncheon chairs Jill Faucetta and Millette Sherman addressed the foundation's good works. Serving as emcees, NBC national news reporter Janet Shamlian and Joey Hunter touched on the issue as did special guests — supermodels Kelly Emberg, Kara Young, and Niki Taylor.

The luncheon honored the much-beloved Warner Roberts, introduced by her long-time friend Scott Evans, who recognized Warner for her endless warmth, her media stardom, and her bottomless well of good works.

Joining in the applause of the day were Gregg Davis, Terri and John Havens, Michelle and Alan Smith, John Basso, Laura Ward, Alicia Smith, Lynn Wyatt, Haag Sherman, Carmen King, Phoebe Tudor, Kim Moody, Gina Gaston, Jana Arnoldy, Amy Lee, and Christie Sullivan.

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