What: Friends of Child Advocates annual "Angels of Hope" luncheon and fashion presentation.
Where: Hilton Americas-Houston.
The scoop: Etro's spring collection, presented by Neiman Marcus, lit up the catwalk in the ballroom where more than 500 guests celebrated the good works of Child Advocates and raised more than $350,000 for the cause. Brandi Maxwell and Marlene Casares chaired the event and Linda J. Messner was honorary chair.
The program included honoring longtime supporter and volunteer Sindi Sonnier, who was surprised by the arrival of a family she had served while volunteering as a court appointed advocate. The most fun was sipping champagne while shopping Neiman's pop-up shop in the ballroom foyer.
Who: Emcee Gina Gaston, Neiman's GM Bob Devlin, Child Advocates CEO Sonya Galvan, Lynda Lighthouse Transier, Tracy Eklund, Caroline Finkelstein, Elisabeth McCabe, Denise Monteleone, Paige Parkes, David Baird and Lisa Erwin.