By Mary Alys Cherry
The 2019 Bay Area Go Texan Rodeo Style Show had quite a different look this year with its “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” theme, including a great new place, the Lone Star Flight Museum at Ellington Field.
Many of the ladies chose to dress up Tiffany style – little black dresses, big black and white hats and lots of pearls, while some came as beautiful cowgirls in western outfits, as did most all of the cowboys. But regardless of their dress, all enjoyed the snazzy style show put on by fashion guru Lenny Matuszewski.
Among those strutting down the runway, showing off fashions from Adelaide’s, Love Urban Cowboy and The Clotheshorse Boutiques, Kendra Scott and Dillard’s at Baybrook Mall, Cavender’s Boot City and Jill’s Fashions and Bridals were a host of folks you may know:
John Bartee, Karen Beaty, Liz Cantu, Zaira Contreras, Jeremiah Corbin, Molly Culbreth, Sam Davis, Adam Folden, Beau Green, Kelly Gurgos, Sandra Ham, Susan Hefner, Quad Heinicken, Karen Jordan, Vicki Lundy, Claudia McCabe, Blaine Ochoa, Terra Nicole Osborne, Bobby Osoria, Karla Quesenberry, Morag Sabo, Lisa Sanders, Marcia Sellers, Wendy Shaw, Shari Sweeney, Moni Trevathan, Ana Villa, Brian Whittington, Kelly Williams, Erin Wilrich and Jeremy Woodin.
Lonestar Flight Museum CEO, U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. (Retired) Douglas Owens welcomed the sellout crowd, after which Phil Pampalino took over as emcee to introduce the models and salute Bay Area Houston Magazine CEO Rick Clapp and lifetime Houston Rodeo committeeman Gene Hollier for their long years of devotion to the rodeo.
Anita White is serving as the Bay Area captain this year with Lisa Gurgos as assistant captain, Donna Rone as secretary and Michele Walker as treasurer. Proceeds from all Houston Rodeo events provide college scholarships for Texas high school seniors.