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Stylish Houstonians go farmhouse chic at fab fashion brunch party

Stylish Houstonians go farmhouse chic at fab fashion brunch party

Fashion in the Fields 2019 Roslyn Bazzelle Mitchell, Lyndsey Zorich, Elizabeth Dwyer, Amanda Boffone, Gracie Cavnar, Mary Patton, Semmes Burns, Melissa Juneau, Kristin Falgout-Gutknecht_0524_RFSFashionInTheField_111019_MCW.jpg
Roslyn Bazzelle Mitchell, Lyndsey Zorich, Elizabeth Dwyer, Amanda Boffone, Gracie Cavnar, Mary Patton, Semmes Burns, Melissa Juneau, and Kristin Falgout-Gutknecht. Photo by Michelle Watson
Fashion in the Fields 2019 Anna Van Delden, Susie Distefano, April Salazar
Anna Van Delden, Susie Distefano, and April Salazar. Photo by Michelle Watson
Fashion in the Fields 2019 Chairs & Co-Chairs - Lyndsey Zorich, Semmes Burns, Melissa Juneau, Elizabeth Dwyer, Roslyn Bazzelle Mitchel, Christine Falgout-Gutknecht, Mary Patton, Amanda Boffone_0113_RFSFashionInTheField_111019_MCW.jpg
Chairs and co-chairs: Lyndsey Zorich, Semmes Burns, Melissa Juneau, Elizabeth Dwyer, Roslyn Bazzelle Mitchel, Christine Falgout-Gutknecht, Mary Patton, and Amanda Boffone. Photo by Michelle Watson
Fashion in the Fields 2019 gracie cavnar chloe cavnar
Gracie and Chloe Cavnar.  Photo by Michelle Watson
Fashion in the Fields Bella Mallinson
Bella Mallinson.  Photo by Daniel Ortiz
Fashion in the Fields 2019
A model on the runway.  Photo by Michelle Watson
Fashion in the Fields 2019 Lyndsey Zorich, Allison O'Neill, Natalie Steen, Lauren Page, Kelly Scofield_171_R4SFashionintheFieldsDOrtizPhoto_111019.jpg
Lyndsey Zorich, Allison O'Neill, Natalie Steen, Lauren Page, and Kelly Scofield. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
Fashion in the Fields 2019  guests
Cheering on the models.  Photo by Daniel Ortiz
Fashion in the Fields 2019  Derrick Mitchell
Derrick Mitchell rocks the runway.  Photo by Michelle Watson
Fashion in the Fields 2019  Derrick Mitchell & Roslyn Bazelle Mitchell with son Derrick Mitchell_0172_RFSFashionInTheField_111019_MCW.jpg
Derrick Mitchell, Roslyn Bazelle Mitchell, and Derrick Mitchell. Photo by Michelle Watson
Fashion in the Fields 2019  Cynthia Newsom, Maricella Metzler, Cathleen Fishel_0167_RFSFashionInTheField_111019_MCW.jpg
Cynthia Newsom, Maricella Metzler, and Cathleen Fishel. Photo by Michelle Watson
Fashion in the Fields 2019  Christine Falgout-Gutknecht, Melissa Juneau, Jordan Holman_0077_RFSFashionInTheField_111019_MCW.jpg
Christine Falgout-Gutknecht, Melissa Juneau, and Jordan Holman. Photo by Michelle Watson
Fashion in the Fields 2019 Casey Hedges, Caroline Hedges_0183_RFSFashionInTheField_111019_MCW.jpg
Casey and Caroline Hedges.  Photo by Michelle Watson
Fashion in the Fields 2019 Caroline Hedges, Lila Dwyer_0417_RFSFashionInTheField_111019_MCW.jpg
Caroline Hedges and Lila Dwyer.  Photo by Michelle Watson
Fashion in the Fields 2019 Bobby & Kristin Cavnar with daughter Chloe_0125_RFSFashionInTheField_111019_MCW.jpg
Bobby and Kristin Cavnar with daughter Chloe. Photo by Michelle Watson
Fashion in the Fields 2019 Bob Cavnar Fady Armanious
Bob Cavnar and Fady Armanious.  Photo by Michelle Watson
Fashion in the Fields Bella Mallinson, George Joseph, Corvin Mallinson, Patricia Mallinson_0124_RFSFashionInTheField_111019_MCW.jpg
Bella Mallinson, George Joseph, Corvin Mallinson, and Patricia Mallinson. Photo by Michelle Watson
Fashion in the Fields 2019 Audrey White, Daniella Hernandez, Julie Longoria Chen, Amanda Boffone_0412_RFSFashionInTheField_111019_MCW.jpg
Audrey White, Daniella Hernandez, Julie Longoria Chen, and Amanda Boffone. Photo by Michelle Watson
Fashion in the Fields 2019 Anna Van Delden, April Salazar_
Anna Van Delden and April Salazar. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
Fashion in the Fields 2019 Amanda Boffone, Gracie Cavnar. Elizabeth Dwyer
Amanda Boffone, Gracie Cavnar, and Elizabeth Dwyer. Photo by Michelle Watson
Fashion in the Fields 2019
Fashionable brunching.  Photo by Michelle Watson
Fashion in the Fields 2019 The Boffones - Terry, Terry, Samantha, Amanda_0046_RFSFashionInTheField_111019_MCW.jpg
Terry, Terry, Samantha, and Amanda Boffone. Photo by Michelle Watson
Fashion in the Fields 2019 The Dwyer Family
The Dwyer family.  Photo by Michelle Watson
Fashion in the Fields 2019  dessert table
The dessert table.  Photo by Daniel Ortiz
Fashion in the Fields 2019
Models in the field. Photo by Michelle Watson
Fashion in the Fields 2019 Tyler Froberg with 2019 Warriors to Farmer Cohort - Linda Stafford, Myles Cooke, Oriana Franklin, Sam MacCammon_0134_RFSFashionInTheField_111019_MCW.jpg
Tyler Froberg with 2019 Warriors to Farmer Cohort: Linda Stafford, Myles Cooke, Oriana Franklin, and Sam MacCammon. Photo by Michelle Watson
Fashion in the Fields 2019 Roslyn Bazzelle Mitchell, Lyndsey Zorich, Elizabeth Dwyer, Amanda Boffone, Gracie Cavnar, Mary Patton, Semmes Burns, Melissa Juneau, Kristin Falgout-Gutknecht_0524_RFSFashionInTheField_111019_MCW.jpg
Fashion in the Fields 2019 Anna Van Delden, Susie Distefano, April Salazar
Fashion in the Fields 2019 Chairs & Co-Chairs - Lyndsey Zorich, Semmes Burns, Melissa Juneau, Elizabeth Dwyer, Roslyn Bazzelle Mitchel, Christine Falgout-Gutknecht, Mary Patton, Amanda Boffone_0113_RFSFashionInTheField_111019_MCW.jpg
Fashion in the Fields 2019 gracie cavnar chloe cavnar
Fashion in the Fields Bella Mallinson
Fashion in the Fields 2019
Fashion in the Fields 2019 Lyndsey Zorich, Allison O'Neill, Natalie Steen, Lauren Page, Kelly Scofield_171_R4SFashionintheFieldsDOrtizPhoto_111019.jpg
Fashion in the Fields 2019  guests
Fashion in the Fields 2019  Derrick Mitchell
Fashion in the Fields 2019  Derrick Mitchell & Roslyn Bazelle Mitchell with son Derrick Mitchell_0172_RFSFashionInTheField_111019_MCW.jpg
Fashion in the Fields 2019  Cynthia Newsom, Maricella Metzler, Cathleen Fishel_0167_RFSFashionInTheField_111019_MCW.jpg
Fashion in the Fields 2019  Christine Falgout-Gutknecht, Melissa Juneau, Jordan Holman_0077_RFSFashionInTheField_111019_MCW.jpg
Fashion in the Fields 2019 Casey Hedges, Caroline Hedges_0183_RFSFashionInTheField_111019_MCW.jpg
Fashion in the Fields 2019 Caroline Hedges, Lila Dwyer_0417_RFSFashionInTheField_111019_MCW.jpg
Fashion in the Fields 2019 Bobby & Kristin Cavnar with daughter Chloe_0125_RFSFashionInTheField_111019_MCW.jpg
Fashion in the Fields 2019 Bob Cavnar Fady Armanious
Fashion in the Fields Bella Mallinson, George Joseph, Corvin Mallinson, Patricia Mallinson_0124_RFSFashionInTheField_111019_MCW.jpg
Fashion in the Fields 2019 Audrey White, Daniella Hernandez, Julie Longoria Chen, Amanda Boffone_0412_RFSFashionInTheField_111019_MCW.jpg
Fashion in the Fields 2019 Anna Van Delden, April Salazar_
Fashion in the Fields 2019 Amanda Boffone, Gracie Cavnar. Elizabeth Dwyer
Fashion in the Fields 2019
Fashion in the Fields 2019 The Boffones - Terry, Terry, Samantha, Amanda_0046_RFSFashionInTheField_111019_MCW.jpg
Fashion in the Fields 2019 The Dwyer Family
Fashion in the Fields 2019  dessert table
Fashion in the Fields 2019
Fashion in the Fields 2019 Tyler Froberg with 2019 Warriors to Farmer Cohort - Linda Stafford, Myles Cooke, Oriana Franklin, Sam MacCammon_0134_RFSFashionInTheField_111019_MCW.jpg

What: Fashion in the Fields

Where: Hope Farms

The scoop: It was an standing-room-only crowd that filled the UnitedHealthcare Foundation Gathering Barn at Hope Farms for Recipe for Success Foundation’s second Fashion in the Fields presented by Neiman Marcus. More than 200 blossoming #ItMoms, hubs, family, friends, farm fans, and Recipe for Success devotees turned out for a day of fashion, food, and fun. The event raised more than $150,000 towards the Foundation’s mission to teach, empower and inspire healthy eating.

Recipe for Success Foundation Founder and CEO, Gracie Cavnar, was front and center, welcoming all to the event that featured a Neiman Marcus fashion show and a jaw dropping southern’ inspired brunch. Cavnar was the first to quip that the overwhelming looks seen on the ladies was “farm girl chic” and loved the variety of boots on display. Music, farm walk-abouts and shopping capped off a day that was anything but ordinary.

Guests entered the Gathering Barn where they found that the area, typically full of vegetable offerings, was transformed into a chic boutique. Featuring The Shop at Hope Farms full of goodies including a painting from Mary Patton Designs, Tata Harper natural cosmetics and Smeg kitchenware next to Neiman Marcus fashions snatched right off the runway.

Waiters stood at attention with trays of signature Hope Farms Lemonade and Farm style Bloody Mary’s by Tito’s Handmade Vodka, mimosas and bubbly. Event chairs, Amanda Boffone and Elizabeth Dwyer were thrilled at the support from their farm fans and chic chicks. Drawing smiles all around were the arrivals of the child “models” excited about their debut strut down the catwalk.

Celebrity mistress of ceremonies, Miya Shay of ABC 13, welcomed the buzzy group to the event that kicked off with a salute to the farms’ own 2019 Warriors to Farmers Veteran Cohort: Miles Cooke, Oriana Franklin, Sam MacCammon, and Linda Stafford. Each took a turn on the runway to the applause of all, as Shay regaled the audience with details of their many combat decorations. The trainees at Hope Farms work alongside the farm team in a year-long program as they learn the skills and knowledge to become urban agripreneurs with farms of their own.

Cavnar and husband Bob awarded chef Martin Stayer of Nobie’s the Chef of the Year, in recognition of his unwavering support of Recipe for Success Foundation — cooking for special events and designing his restaurant menu around weekly deliveries of Hope Farms produce. Cheryl Sorak was named Volunteer of the Year for her weekly support at the farm.

The Neiman Marcus “Art of Fashion” show was kicked off by pint-sized models — including Mila Arya, Isabelle and Stire Blomquist, Samantha and Terry Boffone, Chloe Cavnar, Lila Dwyer, Bella and Corvin Mallinson, Derrick Mitchell, and Lyndon and Winston Wu  playing to a cooing crowd.

When the professionals hit the runway, all eyes were on the posh showing of stylishly casual fall fashions featuring lots of sparkles and fun furs. When the fashion show concluded, Cavnar announced that designer Lela Rose will be headlining next year’s event, chaired by Sippi Khurana on November 8, 2020. Rose sent a special experience for a live auction item – a private champagne tea for a group of eight in her private New York City atelier, which was snapped up by Julie Longoria Chen.

The crowd then made a beeline for the lavish brunch served in a separate cozy tent staged by Cavnar and her team featuring shabby chic inspired tables topped with raw linen and blue and white ticking and farm fresh floral centerpieces by Cavnar’s own Flower Child. Live music by Socialite Entertainment kept things festive as everyone helped themselves to nosh by  by Snooze Eatery, La Table, Common Bond, Hilton Americas, and Pat Greer’s Kitchen.

The day concluded with Gracie and event chairs drawing ticket stubs for the raffle that featured Dolce & Gabbana designed Smeg Blender, a show-stopping Fabergé scarf and pocket square, tickets to the exclusive Chefs in the Field dinner on April 1 and a seasonal Hope Farms produce share.

Who: Amanda BoffoneElizabeth DwyerRoslyn Bazzelle Mitchell, Semmes Burns, Christine Falgout-Gutknecht, Melissa Juneau, Kristen McDanald, Mary PattonLyndsey Zorich, Stacey Swift, Yoon Smith, Kristin and Aaron Blomquist, Karen and Roland Garcia, Cynthia and Tony Petrello, Sultana and Moez Mangaji, Anita Smith, Fady Armanious, Bill Baldwin, Stacey Lindseth, Valerie Dietrich, Holly Alvis, Dr. Kelly Coleman, and Virginia McMullen.