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Chic Houston ladies step up for local animals at stylish soiree

Chic Houston ladies step up for local animals at stylish soiree

Lunch with Lela PetSet Tama Lundquist, Brigitte Kalai, Tena Lundquist Faust, Alicia Smith
Tama Lundquist, Brigitte Kalai, Tena Lundquist Faust, and Alicia Smith. Photo by Priscilla Dickson
Lunch with Lela PetSet Christy Raines Vina Nichols
Christy Raines and Vina Nichols. Photo by Priscilla Dickson
Lunch with Lela PetSet Gretchen Davis, Jennifer Grigsby, Marla Hurley
Gretchen Davis, Jennifer Grigsby, and Marla Hurley. Photo by Priscilla Dickson
Lunch with Lela PetSet Karina Barbieri, Shawntell McWilliams, Souad Bejjani, Tina Sylvestri
Karina Barbieri, Shawntell McWilliams, Souad Bejjani, and Tina Sylvestri. Photo by Priscilla Dickson
Lunch with Lela PetSet Lela Rose and Bobbin
Lela Rose and Bobbin.  Photo by Priscilla Dickson
Lunch with Lela PetSet Michelle Till Ericka Bagwell
Michelle Till and Ericka Bagwell.  Photo by Priscilla Dickson
Lunch with Lela PetSet Kelley Lubanko Leigh Smith
Kelly Lubanko and Leigh Smith.  Photo by Priscilla Dickson
Lunch with Lela PetSet Brigitte Kalai, Sandra Smith-Cooper, Dallas Rowden
Brigitte Kalai, Sandra Smith-Cooper, and Dallas Rowden. Photo by Priscilla Dickson
Lunch with Lela PetSet Lela Rose models
Lela Rose models. Photo by Priscilla Dickson
Lunch with Lela PetSet Tama Lundquist, Brigitte Kalai, Tena Lundquist Faust, Alicia Smith
Lunch with Lela PetSet Christy Raines Vina Nichols
Lunch with Lela PetSet Gretchen Davis, Jennifer Grigsby, Marla Hurley
Lunch with Lela PetSet Karina Barbieri, Shawntell McWilliams, Souad Bejjani, Tina Sylvestri
Lunch with Lela PetSet Lela Rose and Bobbin
Lunch with Lela PetSet Michelle Till Ericka Bagwell
Lunch with Lela PetSet Kelley Lubanko Leigh Smith
Lunch with Lela PetSet Brigitte Kalai, Sandra Smith-Cooper, Dallas Rowden
Lunch with Lela PetSet Lela Rose models

What: “Lunch with Lela” benefiting Houston PetSet

Where: Neiman Marcus

The scoop: More than 50 of Houston’s most chic and animal-loving socialites gathered at Neiman Marcus to preview Lela Rose’s latest collection, featuring canine-inspired pieces such as the “Man’s Best Friend Print Shirt Dress.” As part of the fashion designer’s dedication to animals, the event, styled to imitate a New York City rooftop garden party, also helped raise money to support Houston PetSet's mission to end the homelessness and suffering of Houston’s companion animals.

Champagne flowed as models flaunted more than 20 of Lela Rose’s new arrivals. During the brief fashion show, Rose took the mic to explain to guests the theme for her Fall 2019 New York Fashion Week presentation, where each look was accompanied by an equally sophisticated pup.

Partygoers were treated to a three-course luncheon, while Houston PetSet co-presidents Tena Lundquist Faust and Tama Lundquist thanked guests for attending the event in support of their philanthropic cause. With the help of co-chairs Alicia Smith and Brigitte Kalai, the hosts raised over $5,000 for Houston’s homeless pets.

Who: Lela Rose, Tama Lundquist, Tena Lundquist Faust, Brigitte Kalai, Alicia Smith, Dallas Rowden, Christy Raines, Vina Nichols, Souad Bejjani, Karina Barbieri, Dr. Sippi Khurana, Shawntell McWilliams, Kelley Lubanko, Anne Carl, Susan Boggio, Gretchen Davis, Jennifer Grigsby, and Marla Hurley.