A Miss Universe, fashion designer, and more toast Houston Latinas at festive luncheon

Latin Women’s Initiative’s annual luncheon boasts Alexis fashion show, celeb appearances, and tequila shots
By Amber Elliott

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Marinelly Noble photo by Daniel Ortiz
Photo: Kim Coffman

Color, culture, and fashion wowed the Latin Women’s Initiative’s sold-out crowd from beginning to end at the 14th annual luncheon last Friday. Attendees in vivid florals and pastels queued up early for the 26-vendor marketplace, chaired by Michele Leal, surrounding Northside Imports Houston’s exotic Maserati parked on the Hilton Americas-Houston second level; ballroom doors swung open just before noon to reveal the fuchsia-washed space.

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