Culture Map Kickoff Party

What: Kick-off party of the Latin Women’s Initiative Fashion Show and Luncheon.

Where: Tootsies at West Ave.

The scoop: Jewelry designer Claudia Lobao, whose celeb clients include Eva Longoria, joined 150 supporters of the Latin Women’s Initiative at West Ave retailer Tootsies. Guests sipped margaritas by Palm Bay tequila and enjoyed bites provided by H-E-B while they mingled and shopped.

Latin Women’s Initiative president Michele Leal Farah thanked attendees for their support of the non-profit, dedicated to making a difference in the lives of Latin women by providing support to several charitable organizations in our community, while also reminding them to mark their calendars for the 15th annual Fashion Show and Luncheon slotted for May 5 at the Hilton Americas-Houston.

Who: Luncheon committee chairmen Karina Barbieri and Daisy Mendoza, Lisset Garza, Carmina Zamorano, Marilu Garza, Blanca Lopez, Josselyn Perez, Julie Applewhite, Marianelly Noble, Mari Trevino, Gloria Bounds, Diane Englet, Evans Attwell, Sally Lechin, and Sandra Duran Matta.

Also enjoying the evening were 2017 Fashion Show and Luncheon honorary chairs Ericka Bagwell, Patricia Herrera, Micheline Newall, Cyndy Garza Roberts, and Susana Brener de Stern.