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After a year of virtual shows and events, Fashion In The Fields made a glorious return this past Sunday. Presented by Neiman Marcus and Event Chairs Dr. Sippi and Ajay Khurana of the Recipe For Success Foundation, the stylish afternoon took place at Recipe For Success Foundation’s Hope Farms, where guests were able to get their fashion fix along with a tasty brunch by local restaurants.

“The forecasters all reported that Sunday was the most perfect day of the year in Houston and I couldn’t agree more. Not only were the weather gods smiling on us, everyone enjoyed reconnecting and seeing Hope Farms after 18 months,” said Recipe for Success Foundation Founder and CEO, Gracie Cavnar in a statement. 

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Upon entering the UnitedHealth Gathering Barn, guests were amazed by it’s complete transformation into a fall-inspired runway. The Art of Fashion show kicked off with a parade of sponsor’s children walking the runway, followed by the models presenting lines dedicated to fall and resort fashion. Texas accessory designer Lele Sadoughi’s eponymous label was the featured designer of the fashion show with every model sporting a piece of her fall collection, Southwestern. The collection was also a part of an onsite Neiman’s Pop Up Shop.

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As Sadoughi’s fan favorite headbands filled up the room, guests then celebrated after the show with an exquisite brunch. Festive tables adorned with multi-hued pumpkins and locally grown flowers decorated by Flower Child Urban Flower Farm Studio surrounded the runway. Brunch consisted of a spread of delicious food from Houston eateries Bistro Menil, BOH Pasta & Pizza, Bludorn, Eunice, Clarified Living, Culinaire, Salata and Snooze A.M Eatery –  with an inviting aroma of sweet and savory bites that satisfied the cravings of a true southern breakfast.

Fashion in the Fields was a remarkable success, having raised $185,000 to further the Recipe for Success Foundation’s initiative to teach, empower, and inspire healthy eating. With the proceeds, the foundation aims to provide underwriting weekly distribution of free produce grown at Hope Farms to feed families in the Sunnyside neighborhood of Houston. 

“The fashions were glorious, the food delicious and our efforts to raise funds to Deliver Hope to Sunnyside a resounding success. What could be more perfect?” said Cavnar.

For more information on the Recipe For Success Foundation, visit online.

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