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Houston shopper's paradise: Trendy pop-up stores and hot models create a scene, help the March of Dimes

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News, Shelby, Woman's Hospital Labor Day luncheon, August 2014, Laura Davenport, Laura Ying
Luncheon chair Laura Davenport, left, and Larua Ying. Photo by Alexander's Fine Portrait Design
News, Shelby, Woman's Hospital Labor Day luncheon, August 2014, Katia Mazzone, Kristen Grilli
Katia Mazzone, left, and Kristen Grilli. Photo by Alexander's Fine Portrait Design
News, Shelby, Woman's Hospital Labor Day luncheon, August 2014, Kristen Quinn, Kimberly Pace, Melissa Hand
Kristen Quinn, from left, Kimberly Pace and Melissa Hand. Photo by Alexander's Fine Portrait Design
News, Shelby, Woman's Hospital Labor Day luncheon, August 2014, Linda Russell, Miya Shay, Todd Ramos, Rebecca Matthews, Laura Davenport
Linda Russell, from left, Miya Shay, Todd Ramos, Rebecca Matthews and Laura Davenport. Photo by Alexander's Fine Portrait Design
News, Shelby, Woman's Hospital Labor Day luncheon, August 2014, Michelle Crose, Dalida Anthony, Kelcey Kochner
Michelle Crose, Dalida Anthony and Kelcey Kochner. Photo by Alexander's Fine Portrait Design
News, Shelby, Woman's Hospital Labor Day luncheon, August 2014
Page Parkes male model sets hearts afire in the Royal Sonesta ballroom. Photo b Alexander's Fine Portrait Designs
News, Shelby, Woman's Hospital Labor Day luncheon, August 2014
The fashions were hip and sexy. Photo by Alexander's Fine Portrait Design
News, Shelby, Woman's Hospital Labor Day luncheon, August 2014, Laura Davenport, Laura Ying
News, Shelby, Woman's Hospital Labor Day luncheon, August 2014, Katia Mazzone, Kristen Grilli
News, Shelby, Woman's Hospital Labor Day luncheon, August 2014, Kristen Quinn, Kimberly Pace, Melissa Hand
News, Shelby, Woman's Hospital Labor Day luncheon, August 2014, Linda Russell, Miya Shay, Todd Ramos, Rebecca Matthews, Laura Davenport
News, Shelby, Woman's Hospital Labor Day luncheon, August 2014, Michelle Crose, Dalida Anthony, Kelcey Kochner
News, Shelby, Woman's Hospital Labor Day luncheon, August 2014
News, Shelby, Woman's Hospital Labor Day luncheon, August 2014

What: Woman's Hospital of Texas 11th annual Labor Day Luncheon and Style Show.

Where: The Royal Sonesta Hotel.

The 411: It was a shopper's paradise when 28 boutiques opened pop-up shops in the ballroom lobby of the swank Galleria area hotel. Without once getting out in the heat, the ladies could browse through offerings from stores that included BB1 Classic, Elaine Turner, Pomp and Circumstance and French Cuff Boutique.

That was just part of the draw of the annual March of Dimes/Woman's Hospital event. Todd Ramos orchestrated a runway show of swell fall fashions, modeled by Page Parkes mannequins, while image consultant Rebecca Matthews shared the scoop on sophisticated styling.

Woman's Hospital CEO Linda Russell and March of Dimes guild member Laura Davenport chaired the event that featured a testimonial by Melissa Bonner, a Woman's Hospital patient who recently benefited from the March of Dimes Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) Family Support Program. Proceeds from the day were earmarked for the program which assists 900 Houston area families each year.

Who: Kelcey Kochner, Melissa Hand, Katia Mazzone, Kristen Grilli, Michelle Crose, Dalida Anthony and Laura Ying.

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