Mrs Regency International Celebrity judge at Soiree Benefit for Star of Hope
The night was warm and muggy in Houston, TX as a steady stream of ‘flappers’ with several variations of chin-length bobs, and gentlemen dressed in their suits, entered the Lumen Lounge at 5020 Kirby . The 17th annual Ambassador’s club Soiree and clothing drive was in full swing. This year’s theme The Roaring Twenties benefiting the Star of Hope. The best dressed of the evening would receive over 2,500.00 worth of valuable prizes later that evening. Miss Regency International Erica Lynn Ramirez and her date were VIP guest at the annual event. Mrs. Regency International Kimberly Bond, was part of the celebrity judging panel at the Event, her husband was her escort for the evening.
The evening’s host was Mr. Riyad Abu Taha, the present of Freelance Media Group, and his Co-Host Sunny 99.1 Houston’s Official at-work Station personality Dana Tyson. Joining Kimberly Bond in judging the Best Twenties outfit contest was Summer Haiyan Song, Opera singer and voice professor at department of Music, at Texas Southern University. Another judge was Chrystal Rivers annual giving program specialist from the Star of Hope.
The contestants were dressed in all types of twenties accessories which included feathers, beads, and hats. The judges chose 10 semifinalists, who then then entertained the audience with a fun Fur Fashion Show sponsored by Sakowitz Furs of Houston. After the Fashion show the audience had the hard decision of choosing 3 finalists. The finalist were choosing by the audience by their round of applause for each contestant.
After the announcement of the Finalist the judges then chose the overall winner. A new feature this year was the best dressed male in Roaring Twenties outfit. The winners were Husband and wife team of Ella Markovsky and Ritch Ortiz. The evening included a Private VIP Room and reception at the Luxurious Crimson Room with reserved seating and a special dinner. After the awards presentation everyone enjoyed the rest of the evening dancing, picture taking and socializing.