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FashionEventtoBenetPAIRSOCIETYDavidPeckFallCollectionTopfashionbloggersofHoustonauntedPecksexclusiveFall2013collection.Birthdayguestswerethersttopreviewitandshopallinsupportofagreatcause.Makeuptipsandtouch-upswereprovidedbyChristianDiorsJuneB.Xuwhodidthemakeupforallthefashionbloggermodelsandminimakeoversforalltheguests.Davidscollectionisallabouttellingastorysharinganemotionforhimclothingisaworkofart.InhisownwordsThisfallisallaboutcinema.Mycollectionhighlightsmyfavoritemoviesthatinspiredme.BepreparedtoadornbrightshadesofpurplegoldyellowandfurthisFallWinter.AmongstthefabuloushostcommitteeandfashionistaswereMagenPastorMelissaChouYanConnieKwanWongReyneHirschHanhTranChristinaZhouMelissaChanYasmineHaddadKarinaBarbieriSimranRihalSnehaMerchantDawnNguyenJacquieBalyVietHoangKimPadgettMiyaShayandmanyothers.ThehighlightoftheeveningwasthesurprisethatDavidgavetotherefugeestudentsafteralltheguestshaddepartedtoeachadressoftheirchoice.IloveyouDavidPeckThismeansmorethanyouwillevereverknowpostedMandyKaoonherFacebookpage.FormoreinformationonPAIRcontactpairpairhouston.org.AndforyourfashionxLightsCameraActionhighlyrecommendsyouvisitDavidPeckstudioatdavidpeckusa.com.PromotingDavidPecksFallcollectionathisveryownstudiowerebirthdaygalsMandyKaoandNihalaZakariaatabirthdaysoireehostedbyHoustonsmostfashionabledivas.TheeventbenetedoneofthecharitiesthattheMandyKaoFoundationsupportsPAIRPartnershipfortheAdvancementImmersionofRefugees.Thisnon-protorganizationhelpsrefugeestudentssucceedbyhelpingthemgetintocollegethroughmentorshipandscholarshipprograms.DavidPeckdidhispartbydonating20ofsalestoPAIR.TheIndoAmericanChamberofCommerceGalawasaShowStopperItwasafullhouseattheHiltonAmericasindowntownHoustononSaturdayAugust172013asTheIndoAmericanChamberofCommercehostedtheirsoldoutannualgalawithsomehighprolenanceandpoliticalparticipants.ExpectationsforthegalawerehighbecauseasHoustonsIndianAmericancommunityknowsifaneventlikethisischairedbyPankajandAshaDhumeitcannothelpbutbestellarTheeventwasgracedbymanydignitariesincludingMayorAnniseParkerHarrisCountySheriffAdrianGarciaConsulGeneralofIndiainHoustonMr.ParvathaneniHarishamongstothers.ThisyearinadditiontotheusualandseriousbusinessnetworkingthattakesplaceguestswereentertainedbyafashionshowwhichfeaturedsomeofH-Townsfavoriteladiesandgentlemenasthemodels.ChoreographedbyNaachHoustonsMaheshMahbhubanitheshowwasthetalkofthetownandoverallthegalareceivedtwothumbsupfromallinattendance.Thisyearsgalaembracedfashionandpromotedmanylocalfashionhouses.AmongstthefashionablecondentpeepsMonikaRaoSupriyaBhucharPiaPratapAnandSnehaMerchantKenGeneralNancyOlsonGauravDhumeAnjaliDraksharamAshaReddiandthemanyotherswhogracedthecatwalk.TheBLUExperienceSundayFundayBrunchSpotWealllovetheconceptofSundayFundaywhichmeansndingcoolplacestoenjoybrunchonaSundayafternoonwithfriendsandfamily.WhilevisitingSugarlandTexasIhadachancetodropbymyfavoriterestaurantBLUforanamazingbrunch.BLURestaurantLoungeisknownforitsextensiveselectionofmodernAsiancuisineofferingguestsanincrediblebrunchexperience.Withaselectionofmorethan30brunchmenuitemsIenjoyedsignaturedishesbyaward-winningExecutiveChefJunnajetJettHurapan.HighlightsofChefJettsincrediblemenuincludedRoastedWildMushroomOmeletwithherbscheddarcheeseandtrufeoilCrabCakeBenedictwithspinachtomatillosauceandhollandaisesauceFrenchtoastwithbriochebreadbananasugarwalnutscinnamonandwhippedbutter.UndoubtedlyHoustonisgainingareputationasthecitywiththebesteateries.Takealookaround.WhetheritissushiIndianfoodorFrenchHoustonsgotitall.OwnersAmyandJitenKarnanialongwithChefJetthavecreatedauniquemenuthatreectstheauthenticavorstheyexperiencedduringtheirinternationaltravels.Agourmetrestaurantbydayandloungebynightthismulti-conceptvenueoffersabalanceofauthenticEuro-Asiancuisineandarelaxedatmosphere.TherestaurantincludesaspaciouspatiothatofferslivemusicandendlessmimosasowingonSundays.Doesntgetmuchbetterthanthat.BLUislocatedintheSugarLandTownSquare.Formoreinformationvisitblusugarland.com.FifPhiDavidPeckIssaChouMoniMedellinDr.DianeDoMandyKaoDianeNguyenDr.BridgetteLeeNihalaZakariaSimranRihalMandyKaoDonnaColeMishelleEcheverriaMonicaAbneyBethanyBuchananMoniMedellinMaganPastorFashionshowPankajAshaDhumePhotobySandeepKhandelwalPhotobyBijayDixitCheJunnajetHurapanSeptember201320YellowMagazineRuchiMukherjeeRuchiMukherjeeistheEditorFounderoftheHoustonSocietyNewsLightsCameraActionwhichisHoustonsSouthAsianlifestylesocietydigitalmagazine.RuchistartedhercareerinjournalismandreportingataveryyoungageandherstorieshavejourneyedfromIndiasnotoriousredlightdistrictstoNASAbreakingnewsandthemosthappeningparties.ShehasinterviewedpersonalitiessuchasGeorgeClooneyrenownedBeverlyHillsplasticsurgeonsHotYogaGuruBikramChoudhuryLynnWyattBeccaCasonThrashJoanneKingHerringandmore.Ruchialsovolunteersforvariousnonprotorganizationsthatinvolvewomenandchildren.SheisontheNominatingCommitteefortheLeukemiaLymphomaSocietyisthemediacoordinatorforPrathamHoustonactiveparticipantwiththeIndoAmericanChamberofCommerceAllianceForMulticulturalCommunityServiceandmanyothers.Ms.Mukherjeewasaw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