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Sparkling Judith Leiber handbags dazzle ladies at Houston Grand Opera luncheon

Judith Leiber handbags dazzle ladies at Houston Grand Opera luncheon

News, shelby, HGO Luncheon, Nov. 2015 Donna Chapman Josey, Brad Marks, Joanna Marks
Opera Ball chair Donna Josey Chapman, Brad Marks, Joanna Marks. Photo by Dave Rossman
News, Shelby, HGO Luncheon, Nov. 2015 Judith Leiber bags
Judith Leiber evening bags highlight the luncheon fare. Photo by Dave Rossman
HGO Ladies Lunch Alex Blair and Rini Ziegler
Alex Blair, Rini Ziegler. Photo by Dave Rossman
HGO Ladies Lunch April Lykos and Connie Kwan-Wong
April Lykos, Connie Kwan-Wong. Photo by Dave Rossman
HGO Ladies Lunch Lynn Wyatt and Jana Arnoldy
Lynn Wyatt, Jana Arnoldy. Photo by Dave Rossman
HGO Ladies Lunch Valerie Dieterich and Elizabeth Abraham
Valerie Dieterich, Elizabeth Abraham. Photo by Dave Rossman
HGO Ladies Lunch Emily VanHouten, Donna Josey Chapman and Donna Kurka
Emily VanHouten, Donna Josey Chapman, Donna Kurka. Photo by Dave Rossman
News, Shelby, HGO Luncheon, Nov. 2015 Barbara Van Postman, Kristina Somerville
Barbara Van Postman, Kristina Somerville. Photo by Dave Rossman
News, shelby, HGO Luncheon, Nov. 2015 Judith Leiber bags
Judith Leiber bags sparklers for evening wear. Photo by Dave Rossman
News, shelby, HGO Luncheon, Nov. 2015 Donna Chapman Josey, Brad Marks, Joanna Marks
News, Shelby, HGO Luncheon, Nov. 2015 Judith Leiber bags
HGO Ladies Lunch Alex Blair and Rini Ziegler
HGO Ladies Lunch April Lykos and Connie Kwan-Wong
HGO Ladies Lunch Lynn Wyatt and Jana Arnoldy
HGO Ladies Lunch Valerie Dieterich and Elizabeth Abraham
HGO Ladies Lunch Emily VanHouten, Donna Josey Chapman and Donna Kurka
News, Shelby, HGO Luncheon, Nov. 2015 Barbara Van Postman, Kristina Somerville
News, shelby, HGO Luncheon, Nov. 2015 Judith Leiber bags

What: Houston Grand Opera Ball annual fall luncheon.

Where: The showroom at I.W. Marks Jewelers.

The scoop: Donna Josey Chapman, who chairs  the April 9, 2016, white-tie-and-tie tails gala with hubby Max Chapman, welcomed the coterie of ardent opera fans. Each arrived with gift cards in hand to be compiled into a yummy auction item for the ball.

Highlight of this day was the collection of dazzling Judith Leiber handbags flown in from New York, courtesy of I.W. Marks Jewelers, just for the midday fete. Brad Marks announced that the family firm was donating one of the bejeweled bags for the opera ball auction.

Who: Joanna Marks, Anna Dean, Lynn Wyatt, Kristina Somerville, Barbara Van Postman, Jana Arnoldy, Rini Ziegler, Irene Bourke, Pat Breen, Diane Lokey Farb and Valerie Dieterich.