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Designer Josie Natori gets up-close and personal at intimate charity luncheon

Designer Josie Natori gets up-close and personal at charity luncheon

10 Clarease Yates, left, and Josie Natori at the Foundation for Teen Health Tootsies luncheon September 2014
Clarease Yates, left, and designer Josie Natori. Photo by Max Burkhalte
9 Angelina Jackson at the Foundation for Teen Health Tootsies luncheon September 2014
Angelina Jackson. Photo by Max Burkhalte
7 Connie Wang, left, and Cindi Rose at the Foundation for Teen Health Tootsies luncheon September 2014
Connie Wang, left, and Cindi Rose. Photo by Max Burkhalte
5 Doe Florsheim, from left, Clarease Yates, Carlos Blandino, Leslie Sharp and Phyllis Williams at the Foundation for Teen Health Tootsies luncheon September 2014
Doe Florsheim, from left, Clarease Yates, Carlos Blandino, Leslie Sharp and Phyllis Williams. Photo by Max Burkhalte
3 Joann Crassas, from left, Virginia Steppe, Linda Rogers and Dr. Kelli Cohen-Fein at the Foundation for Teen Health Tootsies luncheon September 2014
Joann Crassas, from left, Virginia Steppe, Linda Rogers and Dr. Kelli Cohen-Fein. Photo by Max Burkhalte
10 Clarease Yates, left, and Josie Natori at the Foundation for Teen Health Tootsies luncheon September 2014
9 Angelina Jackson at the Foundation for Teen Health Tootsies luncheon September 2014
7 Connie Wang, left, and Cindi Rose at the Foundation for Teen Health Tootsies luncheon September 2014
5 Doe Florsheim, from left, Clarease Yates, Carlos Blandino, Leslie Sharp and Phyllis Williams at the Foundation for Teen Health Tootsies luncheon September 2014
3 Joann Crassas, from left, Virginia Steppe, Linda Rogers and Dr. Kelli Cohen-Fein at the Foundation for Teen Health Tootsies luncheon September 2014

What: Foundation for Teen Health designer luncheon.

Where: Tootsies.

The 411: With designer Josie Natori in town for a trunk show, what better time to have an intimate benefit luncheon? That was the motivation behind the midday gathering that featured up-close-and-personal time with Natori as well as an opportunity to view her latest designs showcased by lithe models. And you can't go wrong with lunch catered by Tony's.

In recent years, Natori has expanded beyond her traditional lingerie and loungewear collections to include daytime ready-to-wear clothing and home decor offerings. A portion of Natori sales from the day were earmarked for two of the Baylor College of Medicine Teen Health Clinics — Project Bootstrap, an education program for young men, and Centering Pregnancy, a prenatal care and education program for young couples. The luncheon served as a kick-off to the Oct. 21 "Hope for the Future" benefit luncheon.

Who: The lunch bunch included Judge Clarease Yates, Suzy Simons, Dr. Kelli Cohen Fein, Darby Hopson, Phyllis Williams, Joann Crassas, Martha Ann Snyder, Juliana Rabe, Sharon Dreyer, Audrey Drought Mitchell and Linda Bloss.