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A very pregnant local TV news star leads a Labor Day fashion show that draws a big crowd

A very pregnant local TV news star leads a Labor Day fashion show

Women's Hospital of Texas Labor Day luncheon and fashion show August 2013 Event Chairs Linda Russell and Michelle Smith
Chairs Linda Russell, left, and Michelle Smith at the Women's Hospital of Texas Labor Day happening. Photo courtesy of Pierson and Trent Photography
Women's Hospital of Texas Labor Day luncheon and fashion show August 2013 Deborah Conner and Hannah Gelbs
Deborah Conner, left, and Hannah Gelbs at the Women's Hospital of Texas Labor Day luncheon and fashion show. Photo courtesy of Pierson and Trent Photography
Women's Hospital of Texas Labor Day luncheon and fashion show August 2013 Kristal Howard and Laureen Lucas
Kristal Howard, left, and Laureen Lucas at the Women's Hospital of Texas Labor Day luncheon and fashion show. Photo courtesy of Pierson and Trent Photography
Women's Hospital of Texas Labor Day luncheon and fashion show August 2013 Miya Shay and Laurette Veres
Miya Shay, left, and Laurette Veres at the Women's Hospital of Texas Labor Day luncheon and fashion show. Photo courtesy of Pierson and Trent Photography
Women's Hospital of Texas Labor Day luncheon and fashion show August 2013 Holly Thompson
Holly Thompson at the Women's Hospital of Texas Labor Day luncheon and fashion show. Photo courtesy of Pierson and Trent Photography
Women's Hospital of Texas Labor Day luncheon and fashion show August 2013 Male model
A model on the catwalk at the Women's Hospital of Texas Labor Day fashion show benefiting the March of Dimes. Photo courtesy of Pierson and Trent Photography
Women's Hospital of Texas Labor Day luncheon and fashion show August 2013 Natalie Midianga, Kelly Davis, erin Ocker, Marcia Smith and Courtney Shields
Natalie Midianga, from left, Kelly Davis, Erin Ocker, Marcia Smith and Courtney Shields at the Women's Hospital of Texas Labor Day luncheon and fashion show. Photo courtesy of Pierson and Trent Photography
Women's Hospital of Texas Labor Day luncheon and fashion show August 2013 Veronica Pullicino and Marissa Deslatte
Veronica Pullicino, left, and Marissa Deslatte at the Women's Hospital of Texas Labor Day luncheon and fashion show. Photo courtesy of Pierson and Trent Photography
Women's Hospital of Texas Labor Day luncheon and fashion show August 2013 ShobanaQureshi and Allison Stevens
Shobana Qureshi, left, and Allison Stevens at the Women's Hospital of Texas Labor Day luncheon and fashion show. Photo courtesy of Pierson and Trent Photography
Women's Hospital of Texas Labor Day luncheon and fashion show August 2013 Model
Casual style on the catwalk at the Women's Hospital of Texas Labor Day fundraiser for the March of Dimes. Photo courtesy of Pierson and Trent Photography
Women's Hospital of Texas Labor Day luncheon and fashion show August 2013 Todd Ramos and friends, group shot
Todd Ramos and friends at the Women's Hospital of Texas Labor Day luncheon and fashion show. Photo courtesy of Pierson and Trent Photography
Women's Hospital of Texas Labor Day luncheon and fashion show August 2013 model
A model poses at the Women's Hospital of Texas Labor Day luncheon and fashion show. Photo courtesy of Pierson and Trent Photography
Women's Hospital of Texas Labor Day luncheon and fashion show August 2013 Event Chairs Linda Russell and Michelle Smith
Women's Hospital of Texas Labor Day luncheon and fashion show August 2013 Deborah Conner and Hannah Gelbs
Women's Hospital of Texas Labor Day luncheon and fashion show August 2013 Kristal Howard and Laureen Lucas
Women's Hospital of Texas Labor Day luncheon and fashion show August 2013 Miya Shay and Laurette Veres
Women's Hospital of Texas Labor Day luncheon and fashion show August 2013 Holly Thompson
Women's Hospital of Texas Labor Day luncheon and fashion show August 2013 Male model
Women's Hospital of Texas Labor Day luncheon and fashion show August 2013 Natalie Midianga, Kelly Davis, erin Ocker, Marcia Smith and Courtney Shields
Women's Hospital of Texas Labor Day luncheon and fashion show August 2013 Veronica Pullicino and Marissa Deslatte
Women's Hospital of Texas Labor Day luncheon and fashion show August 2013 ShobanaQureshi and Allison Stevens
Women's Hospital of Texas Labor Day luncheon and fashion show August 2013 Model
Women's Hospital of Texas Labor Day luncheon and fashion show August 2013 Todd Ramos and friends, group shot
Women's Hospital of Texas Labor Day luncheon and fashion show August 2013 model

With KTRK Channel 13 news reporter Miya Shay about to deliver a son in a few short weeks, who better to serve as emcee of the 10th annual Woman's Hospital of Texas Labor Day Luncheon and Fashion Show? Particularly with Miya and hubby State Rep. Gene Wu planning on welcoming the stork at Woman's Hospital.

For the pre-Labor Day event, the ballroom of the Omni Houston Hotel was packed with close to 600 supporters raising serious greenbacks for the beneficiary — the March of Dimes. As it turned out, emerald green was de rigueur not only for the dollars raised but also for the "Wizard of Oz" luncheon theme and as the must-have fashion color for fall.

Fall trends on the wild side swept the runway where Todd Ramos orchestrated a show emphasizing leathers, animal prints and faux fur while Holly Thompson shared timeless wardrobe tips.

Standing at the helm of the day's activities were luncheon chairs Linda Russell, Woman's Hospital CEO, and Michelle L. Smith

Spotted perusing the two dozen local boutiques such as BB1 Classic and French Cuff, which presented pop-up shops, were guests including Deborah Conner, Hannah Gelbs, Alicia Smith, Amy Lee, Ursaline Hamilton, Courtney Shields, Kristal Howard and Laurette Veres.