Fashion Forward

Spring fashion was on full display at a trio of events, beginning with a special appearance by Jonathan Simkhai at Tootsies. A luncheon included an intimate fashion show of the young designer’s feminine frocks. ... Tootsies also welcomed Astros stars Lance McCullers and José Altuve, who hosted a joint fundraising fete for their respective foundations. Accomplished athletes and fashionable friends turned out for the cocktail party, which featured a silent auction and adoptable furry friends courtesy of BARC animal shelter. ... And The Webster toasted its collaboration with Asian mega-store Lane Crawford at a mid-afternoon soiree benefiting Hope Clinic.

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Mara Haaksman, James Inglis, Kam Franklin, Ryan Ramirez

SILVER STREET STUDIOS has arguably never been so silver, as hundreds of guests (many clad in “space-chic” attire) turned out to celebrate the launch of The Infinite, an outer-space-themed multi-sensory installation that landed in H-Town in late December.

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People + Places

THIS WEEK'S FLURRY of restaurant-industry news continues today with the announcement that chef Austin Waiter — who has just ended a seven-year stint at Tony’s, per an announcement yesterday about changes afoot at the storied fine-dining stalwart — is stepping into a new role at The Marigold Club, a forthcoming venture just off Montrose’s restaurant row.

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