Tootsies was bursting at the seams with the young and the beautiful Wednesday night when the retailer and Houston magazine teamed up to present the eighth annual Fresh Faces of Fashion honorees. Ten glam young women in smashing ensembles from Tootsies strode the catwalk as hundreds of fans cheered.
A plethora of photographers, bloggers and smartphone addicts recorded this special 15 minutes of fame for the women poised to make their mark in Houston social annals.
While each of the stylish women received oodles of applause and cheers, none received a more enthusiastic welcome than the spirited Ericka Graham, founder of the Project 88 Foundation, and wife of Houston Texan tight end Garrett Graham, No. 88. Leading the cacophony were former fresh fashion faces Hannah McNair and Holly Alvis of the Houston Texans McNair family. Graham rocked and rolled down the runway with the energy of a Texans cheerleader.
The class of 2015 included Stacy E. Johnson, wife of Jason Johnson who heads MetroNational; American Dream Builders star and interior designer Nina Magon; dentist Jolie Relyea; Blakely Griggs, who co-chairs next spring's Hats in the Park luncheon; Lilly Lewis, engaged to Harrison Cullen (Rose Cullen's grandson); attorney Holly Radom; co-founder of Boxwood Linens Elizabeth Webster; Heidi Smith, daughter-in-law of Anita and Gerald Smith and wife of Marcus Smith; and Carolyn Tanner, wife of Quantum Energy's Garry Tanner.
Houston magazine's Isabel David introduced the presentation that included glam fashions from Tootsies fall collection modeled by models from Page Parkes. Kudos to Ursaline Hamilton and Fady Armanious for the streamlined fashion and honoree presentation.
Publisher Peter Remington and editor Jeff Gremillion held front row seats as did sponsor Mercedes Benz' Jeff Quinsenberry. Also front and center was Susan Sarofim, founder of TEACH (To Educate All Children), beneficiary of the evening.
The fashionista crowd included Nell Frances Connally, Vivian Wise, Kathy McCord, Katwing Comby, Kelly Krohn, Alex Martinez, Diana Martinez, Hallie Vanderhider, Dr. Fred Aguilar, Heidi Kashani, Neekie Kashani, Estela Cockrell, Hasti Taghi and fashion designer Amir Taghi, headed to London for a fashion experience as a student at the prestigious Central Saint Martins.