I personally was so honored to collaborate with Chair, dear friend and former Texan's Cheerleader, Kim Perich on Best Buddies Gems of the World, a Night to Shine, held on November 2nd in the Crystal Ballroom at The Rice Hotel. Kim was beyond determined to almost single handedly bring in nearly $200,000 for the charity. Her unwavering conviction brought in the brightest stars of Houston's athletic and television community including Houston Texans' Head Coach Bill O'Brien, his wife Colleen and their sons Jack and Michael, who were honored with the Best Buddies Houston Ambassador Award. 

Working with the renowned stylist Todd Ramos, our sparkling diamond fine state jewelry by Cartier and Van Cleef & Arpel along with our fashion jewelry from Chanel, Hermes, Louis Vuitton were draped and on the bodies of the most beautiful women in Houston. Our watches wrapped wrists of the most talented athletes as they strutted their stuff down the runway. 

Todd Ramos, our fabulous stylist, backstage with the glam squad prior to the runway show. 

 

Former Texan and Pro Bowler, Wade Smith of the Wade Smith Foundation always has a smile and offers a helping hand. 

 

Hublot Big Bang watch on Pro bowler Wade Smith. 

 

The beautiful and compassionate runway model, Miss Houston, Logan Lester wearing Vintage Contessa pearls and bracelet by Chanel. 

 

Best Buddies runway model and Broadcaster Chita Johnson looked stunning with a glow in diamond earrings, bracelet and ring by The Vintage Contessa. Bag by Judith Leiber. 

 

Chanel Necklace on a Beautiful Buddy who shined on the runway

 

Houston Dash soccer player, Kealia Ohia, is also knows as the apple of the most famous Houston Texan's eye, JJ Watt. Looking stunning in The Vintage Contessa diamond and emeralds earrings and necklace, no wonder he is smitten. 

 

And I couldn't believe I actually got to meet and take a picture with Carl Lewis. As an American former track and field athlete, he won 10 Olympic medals, including nine gold, and 10 World Championship medals, including eight gold. He is one of 3 Olympic athletes who won 4 gold medals in a single event. He is a Houston Treasure 

 

The story wouldn't be complete without sharing the shining face of one of our amazing buddies looking beautiful in Chanel. 

I am just guessing but I think, Miss Houston, Logan Lester, made this young mans night!!!!