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Fashionable femmes team with Kendra Scott to launch Recipe for Success' Dress for Dinner series

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5 Recipe for Success Dress for Success event September 2013 Laura Max Nelson and Leisa Holland-Nelson
Laura Max Nelson, left, and Leisa Holland-Nelson at the Recipe for Success Dress for Success event. Photo courtesy of Recipe for Success
10 Recipe for Success Dress for Success event September 2013 Sharon Sanders, Denise Furlough and Jackie Fair
Sharon Sanders, from left, Denise Furlough and Jackie Fair at the Recipe for Success Dress for Success event. Photo courtesy of Recipe for Success
11 Recipe for Success Dress for Success event September 2013 Vicki Rizzo and Mauri Oliver
Vicki Rizzo, left, and Mauri Oliver at the Recipe for Success Dress for Success event. Photo courtesy of Recipe for Success
9 Recipe for Success Dress for Success event September 2013 Sally Lechin and Karina Barbieri
Sally Lechin, left, and Karina Barbieri at the Recipe for Success Dress for Success event. Photo courtesy of Recipe for Success
3 Recipe for Success Dress for Success event September 2013 Karen Garcia, Kristin  Garcie and Roland Garcia
Karen Garcia, from left, Kristin Garcie and Roland Garcia at the Recipe for Success Dress for Success event. Photo courtesy of Recipe for Success
7 Recipe for Success Dress for Success event September 2013 Rachel Rosson and Nancy Mathe
Rachel Rosson, left, and Nancy Mathe at the Recipe for Success Dress for Success event. Photo courtesy of Recipe for Success
2 Recipe for Success Dress for Success event September 2013 Erica Wilfong and Ebony Goudeau
Erica Wilfong, left, and Ebony Goudeau at the Recipe for Success Dress for Success event. Photo courtesy of Recipe for Success
1 Recipe for Success Dress for Success event September 2013 Claire Cormier Theilke
Claire Cormier Theilke at the Recipe for Success Dress for Success event. Photo courtesy of Recipe for Success
6 Recipe for Success Dress for Success event September 2013 Michelle Ionescu and Morgan Bird
Michelle Ionescu, left, and Morgan Bird at the Recipe for Success Dress for Success event. Photo courtesy of Recipe for Success
5 Recipe for Success Dress for Success event September 2013 Laura Max Nelson and Leisa Holland-Nelson
10 Recipe for Success Dress for Success event September 2013 Sharon Sanders, Denise Furlough and Jackie Fair
11 Recipe for Success Dress for Success event September 2013 Vicki Rizzo and Mauri Oliver
9 Recipe for Success Dress for Success event September 2013 Sally Lechin and Karina Barbieri
3 Recipe for Success Dress for Success event September 2013 Karen Garcia, Kristin  Garcie and Roland Garcia
7 Recipe for Success Dress for Success event September 2013 Rachel Rosson and Nancy Mathe
2 Recipe for Success Dress for Success event September 2013 Erica Wilfong and Ebony Goudeau
1 Recipe for Success Dress for Success event September 2013 Claire Cormier Theilke
6 Recipe for Success Dress for Success event September 2013 Michelle Ionescu and Morgan Bird
Kendra Scott Store - Rice Village
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Shortly before the Labor Day change-of-season fashion switch, a bevy of style savvy women gathered at Kendra Scott in Rice Village for the launch of Recipe for Success' Dress for Dinner Series and many were standouts in their summer looks.

With Leisa Holland-Nelson and daughter Laura Max Nelson at the helm, the goal for the fifth annual series of fundraising events is to fill each of the six gatherings to capacity. And the enticements are there, including a High Tea and High Heels muster at Saks Fifth Avenue featuring renowned shoe designer Giuseppe Zanotti. Save the date Oct. 11. New to the previously strictly femme-fashion events is an In Love with Rock 'n Roll Men's Fashion Show and Fun Bites at M Penner, this one on Feb. 11.

The Dress for Dinner calendar includes an evening at Elizabeth Anthony/Esther Wolf, Fashion in Four Courses on Oct. 22;  a Neiman Marcus, Spring into Summer Fashion Show and Dinner with a name designer in April and the popular Fashion Gene Awards and Dinner on May 7 at Tootsies. Details and tickets to the various events are available here.

For the kickoff, Kendra Scott donated 20 percent of the evening's proceeds to the Recipe for Success Foundation for its award-winning Seed-to-Plate Nutrition Education programs which combat childhood obesity.

Among those stepping out in the last of the summer's fashion statements were guests including Dr. Yvonne Cormier, Claire Cormier Thielke, Karen and Roland Garcia, Jane Wagner, Kelli Colbert, Carrie Colbert, Parissa Mohajer, Roz Pactor, Vicki Rizzo, Mauri Oliver and Tiffany Halik. 

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