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News, Shelby, Renew & Redux, August 2014, Chau Nguyen, Sheldon Kramer, Kristen Gilmore, Cindy Farmer
Chau Nguyen, from left, Sheldon Kramer, Kristen Gilmore and Cindy Farmer. Photo by Roswitha Vogler
News, Shelby, Renew & Redux, August 2014, Andy Cerota, Phyllis Williams, Chau Nguyen
Andy Cerota, Phyllis Williams, center, and Chau Nguyen. Photo by Roswitha Vogler
News, Shelby, Renew & Redux, August 2014, Tina Zulu, Juan Carlos (Montrose Rollerblader) Rita Garcia
Tina Zulu, left, Juan Carlos and Rita Garcia.  Photo by Roswitha Vogler
News, Shelby, Renew & Redux, August 2014, Carey Kirkpatric center
Carey Kirkpatrick, center, shops the designer racks. Photo by Roswitha Vogler
News, Shelby, Renew & Redux, August 2014, Varda Dror, Naureen Malik, Cindi Rose, Mandy Kao, Yasmine  Haddad
Varda Dror, from left, Naureen Malik, Cindi Rose, Mandy Kao and Yasmine Haddad. Photo by Rowitha Vogler
News, Shelby, Renew & Redux, August 2014, Joanne King Herring, Rosie Arispe
Joanne King Herring, left, and Rosie Arispe. Photo by Roswitha Vogler
News, Shelby, Renew & Redux, August 2014, runway
Designer fashions from H-Town closets find renewed life on the runway. Photo by Roswitha Vogler
News, Shelby, Renew & Redux, August 2014, Sneha Merchant, Mandy Kao, Perry Kay Palermo, Naureen Malik, Sippi Khurana, Parissa Mohajer
 Sneha Merchant, from left, Mandy Kao, Perry Kay Palermo, Naureen Malik, Sippi Khurana and Parissa Mohajer. Photo by Roswitha Vogler
News, Shelby, Renew & Redux, August 2014, Karina and Carlos Barbieri
Karina and Carlos Barbieri. Photo by Roswitha Vogler
News, Shelby, Renew & Redux, August 2014, Laura Cernock, Nicole Brende, Lori Lemon Gashay
Laura Cernock, from left, Nicole Brende and Lori Lemon. Photo by Roswitha Vogler
News, Shelby, Renew & Redux, August 2014, Wortham Theater Grand Foyer
The Wortham Theater Center Grand Foyer was a grand setting for the fundraiser. Photo by Roswitha Vogler
News, Shelby, Renew & Redux, August 2014, Chau Nguyen, Sheldon Kramer, Kristen Gilmore, Cindy Farmer
News, Shelby, Renew & Redux, August 2014, Andy Cerota, Phyllis Williams, Chau Nguyen
News, Shelby, Renew & Redux, August 2014, Tina Zulu, Juan Carlos (Montrose Rollerblader) Rita Garcia
News, Shelby, Renew & Redux, August 2014, Carey Kirkpatric center
News, Shelby, Renew & Redux, August 2014, Varda Dror, Naureen Malik, Cindi Rose, Mandy Kao, Yasmine  Haddad
News, Shelby, Renew & Redux, August 2014, Joanne King Herring, Rosie Arispe
News, Shelby, Renew & Redux, August 2014, runway
News, Shelby, Renew & Redux, August 2014, Sneha Merchant, Mandy Kao, Perry Kay Palermo, Naureen Malik, Sippi Khurana, Parissa Mohajer
News, Shelby, Renew & Redux, August 2014, Karina and Carlos Barbieri
News, Shelby, Renew & Redux, August 2014, Laura Cernock, Nicole Brende, Lori Lemon Gashay
News, Shelby, Renew & Redux, August 2014, Wortham Theater Grand Foyer

What: The Women's Home Renew & Redux fashion show and shopping event.

Where: The Grand Foyer of Wortham Theater Center.

The 411: A sellout crowd of 600 fashion-minded gals and sprinkling of guys turned out for the fifth annual fashion show and sale that turned the vast lobby into a shopper's dreamworld of high-end designer and couture clothing. While most of the items came from the closets of stylish supporters, some pieces came from the Women's Home's Cottage Shop thrift shop in Montrose. Lenny Matuszewski and Tamara Bonar wove the fab fashions into a grand runway show, the clothes modeled by 21 friends of the Women's Home.

By the time guests had finished sampling tasty delights from Fish and the Knife and Seasons 52 and had cleaned out the racks, the Women's Home was $111,000 richer, a record for this event.

Who: Varda Dror, Yasmine Haddad, Chau Nguyen, Cindi Rose, Mandy Kao, Tina Zulu, Joanne King Herring, Kristen Gilmore, Andy Cerota, Blair Ryan, Will Chang and even Juan Carlos, the Montrose rollerblader of America's Got Talent fame.

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