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Fashion designer who found major success in London returns home to Houston for a new launch party

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News, Shelby, Tootsies, Nora's Home, August 2014, Andrea Phillips, Joanna Rose, Cristina Rose
Andrea Phillips, from left, Joanna Rose and Cristina Rose. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
News, Shelby, Tootsie, Nora's Home, August 2014  Kellye Burke, Robert Lynd
Kellye Burke and Robert Lynd.  Photo by Daniel Ortiz
News, Shelby, Tootsies, Nora's Home, Kim Myers, Brittany Boone, Kate Blue, Bethany Buchanan
Kim Myers, from left, Brittany Boone, Kate Blue and Bethany Buchanan. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
News, Shelby, Tootsie, Nora's Home, August 2014 Christina Flores, Veronica Massiatte
Christina Flores, left, and Veronica Massiatte. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
News, Shelby, Tootsies, Nora's Home, August 2014, Megan Thomason, Ronke Amubieya, Gabriel Zamora
Megan Thomason, from left, Ronke Amubieya and Gabriel Zamora. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
News, Shelby, Tootsie, Nora's Home, August 2014 Uchi team
The sushi crew from Uchi at work in Tootsies. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
News, Shelby, Tootsie, Nora's Home, August 2014 Janet Haworth, Linda Ittner
Janet Haworth, left, and Linda Ittner. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
News, Shelby, Tootsie, Nora's Home, August 2014 Cindy Garbs, Randy Garbs
Cindy and Randy Garbs. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
News, Shelby, Tootsies, Nora's Home, Taylor Crowder, Marita Daniels
Taylor Crowder, left, and Miralda Daniels. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
News, Shelby, Tootsies, Nora's Home, Melinda Rao, Townes Pressler, Jen Wallis
Melinda Rao, left, Townes Pressler and Jen Wallis. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
News, Shelby, Tootsies, Nora's Home, Cristina Rose, Scotty Rose, Scott Rose
Cristina, young Scotty and Scott Rose. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
News, Shelby, Tootsies, Nora's Home, Benjamin and Elizabeth Smith
Benjamin and Elizabeth Smith. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
News, Shelby, Tootsies, Nora's Home, August 2014, Jan Brann, Linda Strickland, Kayla Lehmann
Jane Brann, from left, Linda Strickland and Kayla Lehmann. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
News, Shelby, Tootsies, Nora's Home, August 2014, Lynn Schriber, Deborah Putnam, Pat Walker
Lynn Schriber, from left, Deborah Putnam and Pat Walker. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
News, Shelby, Tootsies, Nora's Home, Oliver Phillips, Andrea Phillips
Oliver Phillips and Andrea Phillips. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
News, Shelby, Tootsies, Nora's Home, August 2014, Andrea Phillips, Joanna Rose, Cristina Rose
News, Shelby, Tootsie, Nora's Home, August 2014  Kellye Burke, Robert Lynd
News, Shelby, Tootsies, Nora's Home, Kim Myers, Brittany Boone, Kate Blue, Bethany Buchanan
News, Shelby, Tootsie, Nora's Home, August 2014 Christina Flores, Veronica Massiatte
News, Shelby, Tootsies, Nora's Home, August 2014, Megan Thomason, Ronke Amubieya, Gabriel Zamora
News, Shelby, Tootsie, Nora's Home, August 2014 Uchi team
News, Shelby, Tootsie, Nora's Home, August 2014 Janet Haworth, Linda Ittner
News, Shelby, Tootsie, Nora's Home, August 2014 Cindy Garbs, Randy Garbs
News, Shelby, Tootsies, Nora's Home, Taylor Crowder, Marita Daniels
News, Shelby, Tootsies, Nora's Home, Melinda Rao, Townes Pressler, Jen Wallis
News, Shelby, Tootsies, Nora's Home, Cristina Rose, Scotty Rose, Scott Rose
News, Shelby, Tootsies, Nora's Home, Benjamin and Elizabeth Smith
News, Shelby, Tootsies, Nora's Home, August 2014, Jan Brann, Linda Strickland, Kayla Lehmann
News, Shelby, Tootsies, Nora's Home, August 2014, Lynn Schriber, Deborah Putnam, Pat Walker
News, Shelby, Tootsies, Nora's Home, Oliver Phillips, Andrea Phillips

For the United States launch of her fledgling line, AG PhillipsAndrea Phillips returned to hometown Houston to introduce her ladylike designs to an appreciative crowd at Tootsies, where owner Mickey Rosmarin is one of her biggest fans.

In celebration of the line, which Phillips officially introduced in London in late July, Tootsies threw a party benefiting Nora's Home, a hospitality residence for Texas Medical Center transplant patients and their families. (The designer and her husband, Oliver Phillips, currently live in London.) The clothes were obviously a hit as within the two-hour cocktail reception, $2,500 was raised for the non-profit from a percentage of sales in the store. 

Phillips, who holds an MBA from Rice University, and her handsome husband visited with guests, discussed the new line and caught up with the Houston fashion scene. 

In keeping with the altruistic focus of the evening, Nora's Home executive director Kayla Lehmann briefly addressed the gathering of more than 100.

Among the shoppers were Patricia Griffith, Jane Brann, Maureen Phillips, Linda Strickland, Cindy and Randy Garbs, Tye Taft, Joanna Rose, Cristina and Scott Rose, Melinda Rao, Townes Pressler, Jen Wallis and Janet Haworth

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