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Social Hour: Women’s Symphony League of Austin’s 2023 Fashion Luncheon

Enjoy photo highlights from this star-studded fashion event featuring Loreal Sarkisian, Katie Kime and Lela Rose

Yvonne Nava, Lela Rose, Loreal Sarkisian and Katie Kime

A truly stunning annual fundraising experience, the Women’s Symphony League of Austin‘s Fashion Luncheon was held on September 15, 2023 at the Hilton Austin, welcoming more than 450 attendees. This year’s fashion show was themed “Lone Star-Studded Style” and showcased a gorgeous array of Texas-themed designs and a star-studded panel of esteemed speakers.

Runway Show, Lone Star-Studded Style

The Fashion Luncheon Co-Chairs, Allison Edwards and Sarah Covey, welcomed a wonderfully engaging panel of speakers including Loreal Sarkisian, philanthropist, wardrobe stylist and First Lady of The University of Texas football team; Katie Kime, CEO and Creative Director of Katie Kime; and, Lela Rose, Fashion Designer and Owner of Lela Rose. The conversation centered around design and entertaining, and was led by KVUE-TV Daybreak Anchor Yvonne Nava.

Luncheon Co-Chair Allison Edwards, Katie Kime, Yvonne Nava, Loreal Sarkisian, Lela Rose and Luncheon Co-Chair Sarah Covey

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With a “Texas Chic” theme, Sue Webber produced “A Tour of Texas Fashion Show” featuring runway looks by Lela Rose, The Garden Room, Buru, Longhorn Fashions, Katie Kime, Mignonne Gavigan, Molly x Niko, Z Couture and Jill Reno Collection.  


Runway Show featuring Niko x Molly


Miss Texas Allison Drake


Jenn Bell, Courtney Edwards, Alyssa Muir, Brooke Morgan, Elizabeth Doughtie, Meagan Moll, Mildred Hammond


Michelle Lupton, Tiffany Britton


Honorary Chairs Carole Nalle and Karey Nalle Oddo


ewel Ball Co-Chair Julia Null, WSL President Araminta Sellers, and Jewel Ball Co-Chair Olivia Derr


Katie Comer, Kathy Comer


Lisa Lucero, Andra Liemandt, Leslie Ward, Heidi Marquez Smith, Sabrina Brown


Lela Rose, Linda van Bavel, Sarah Butler, Katie Kime


Mary Ellen Borgelt, Celeste Hubert, Linda van Bavel, Sarah Butler and Sylvia Jabour

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Guests also enjoyed The Marketplace, hosted by The Arboretum, which included these local and Texas vendors: Austin Threads and Things, Babe Blooms, Blue Goo Bakery, Buru, Cassandra Collections, Clayhouse Candles, Fraulein Boots, Jill Reno Collection, Katie Kime, KMC Handbags, L’Artisan Reno, Lela Rose, Lilly Pulitzer, Longhorn Fashions, Mignonne Gavigan, Molly x Niko, Sisterdale Organics, Skyroasters Coffee, Sugarboo & Co., and The Garden Room.

Congratulations to Women’s Symphony League of Austin on such a lovely event! Learn more about their programs and fundraising initiatives at