LOCAL Houston | The City Guide October 2016 - Page 70

SCENE EVENT: THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS MD ANDERSON CHILDREN’S CANCER HOSPITAL AND THE GALLERIA BACK-TO-SCHOOL EVENT AND CHILDREN’S FASHION SHOW WHERE: GALLERIA IV MD Anderson Children’s Cancer Hospital and The Galleria teamed up to host the annual back-to-school event and fashion show encouraging families to take a break from the summer sun and get ready for a new school year. Guests and area residents enjoyed the fashion show as pediatric cancer patients, MD Anderson physicians, caregivers, supporters’ children and Page Parkes models highlighted this season’s trends on the runway. Patient models inspired shoppers and a huge Strike Through Cancer Wall engaged them to join the fight to end cancer. In addition to watching the runway show and signing the cancer wall, families enjoyed face painters, balloon artists and posting their cancer wall photos in support of loved ones and MD Anderson’s efforts to #endcancer. All donations given at the event benefit MD Anderson Children’s Cancer Hospital. Photography by Dave Rossman Mia Gradney and Janet McCloskey EVENT: ELLEVATE NETWORK SUMMER EVENT 2016: FALL FASHION PRESENTATION WHERE: TOOTSIES The 130 members and guests of Ellevate Houston enjoyed an evening of fashion-forward networking among Houston’s leading like-minded businesswomen looking to ascend their careers. Guests mingled, previewed the fall fashion trends and were taught how to incorporate those into a professional wardrobe. This is the second annual event Ellevate Houston and Tootsies have hosted, creating unique opportunities for women in Houston to “Ellevate” their wardrobe as a tool for investing in a path to leadership and business success. Photography by Daniel Ortiz 70 L O C A L | october 16