Co-chairs Michelle Majewski (left) and Suzanne Stiles (right)
Sixth annual event showcases Monkee’s of Houston and Elaine Turner
Houston trendsetters will gather on Friday, Sept. 30 for a sophisticated, fun-to-wear runway show featuring looks from Monkee’s of Houston and Elaine Turner. The popular luncheon is in its 6th year of raising money for the Spring Branch Education Foundation (SBEF), which has gifted more than $10 million in grants and scholarships to Spring Branch Independent School District since 1993.
Long-time SBEF volunteers and co-chairs Michelle Majewski and Suzanne Stiles expect a sold-out crowd. Held at the Royal Sonesta Houston, 2222 West Loop South, a reception begins at 11 a.m., followed by the show and luncheon at noon.
Deborah Duncan, star of KHOU’s Great Day Houston, will serve as emcee of the style show.
“We’ve had great fun working with Todd Ramos who is producing the show,” Stiles says. “We look forward to sharing fashions from Monkee’s of Houston and Elaine Turner, both Houston favorites. Our guests will see designs they can wear to any of the Foundation’s signature events, on a cruise or to Broadway – wherever their social calendars take them.”
“This show has a feature that keeps our patrons coming back year after year,” Majewski adds. “Our models are Spring Brand ISD volunteers and parents. We love seeing our friends and neighbors on the runway. They are great sports who enjoy supporting our students.”
Models for the day are Julie Bergen, Kris Breed, Heather Christmann, Nancy Cofran, Cathleen Ezanidis, Rachel Gower, Jeana Hur, Mandy Kelvin, Susan Marks, Lil Newman, Pam Pennington, Meredith Rall, Iliana Romero, Christi Smith and Dena Williams.
Patty Busmire of Full Blown and Rachel Gower of The Upper Hand are lending their services before the models step onto the runway. Before and after the show, guests are invited to shop the event’s pop-up stores, provided by Monkee’s of Houston, Elaine Turner and stella & dot.
Monkee’s of Houston, located at 5885 San Felipe, assures Houstonians the finest lines in shoes, clothing and accessories, without traveling to New York or Milan. Associates have an eye for style, deliver world class customer service and make the boutique shopping experience fun and personal. Visit monkeesofhouston.com.
Luxury accessories designer Elaine Turner® is known for her handbags and shoes, classic styles with a feminine edge. Her apparel line includes separates for every body type in fabrics chosen for ease, quality and comfort, making dressing fun, glamorous and effortless. The designer’s mission is to leave a legacy of giving and make women feel beautiful.
Fashion Show & Luncheon
Friday, Sept. 30, 2016
Royal Sonesta Houston
2222 West Loop South
11:00 a.m. – Reception
12:00 p.m. – Luncheon and Fashion Show
Register online >>
Tickets start at $1,000 for a table of 10 or $125 for individual tickets. Register online at https://sbef.ejoinme.org/styleshow. For more information, call 713.251.2381 or visit www.springbrancheducationfoundation.com. For regular updates, "like" SBEF on Facebook and/or follow it at SBEF93 on Twitter and Instagram.
About Spring Branch Education Foundation:
Spring Branch Education Foundation is committed to supporting SBISD students and educators. It partners with the district and community to fund programs that enhance education and prepare students for the future. In 2015, dewey & associates ranked SBEF 17th in the nation among K-12 education foundations and number one in its division of foundations with $1 million to $1,999,999 in revenues. Since 1993, the Foundation has donated more than $10 million to the district. SBEF is a 501(c)3 organization; all donations are tax deductible.