So, maybe I don’t get out as much as I’d like, although I feel that I am always on the run? However, while driving down West Alabama recently, my “trend radar detector” guided me towards Muse Boutique in The Centre at River Oaks. I had not made it by there in awhile and rumor had it that they were on top of all the latest trends and I found that to be just the case and from some of the hippest vendors around these days! Read the rest of this entry »
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Is there any name more synonymous with denim in America than Levi’s? They started it all 75 years ago and the news now is that they’re back and they are hauteur than ever in the fashion and celeb world. Read the rest of this entry »
Rebecca & Drew have mastered the task of making fit problems an easy fix. They also give their customers a hand at adding their own personalization to customization! What does that mean, you ask?! Head into Rebecca & Drew’s little hidden boutique in the corner of River Oaks Shopping Center, meet proprietor, Lindsay Aronstein and begin to create your very own special garments that talk to your signature style. Read the rest of this entry »
If Fashion is your thing, you must be marking off the days since the groundhog told us that winter was staying around but that Spring was sure to follow?! Well, it’s almost here and just in time for you to start shopping for your Spring must-haves!
Could there be a better way to kick-off the season and give to a great cause while you’re doing it? River Oaks Shopping Center is hosting a Fashion Show at the wonderfully original River Oaks Theatre on March 10 and 100% of the proceeds benefit American Heart Association.
The night promises to be easy fun……..you can valet park (is there any other way?), sip on cocktails and lite bites from many of ROSC fine eateries and enjoy a preview of Spring’s fashion! Many of the Center’s chicest boutiques will be participating, such as 310 Rosemont, LaMode Lingerie & Swim, Rebecca & Drew, BB1, Twice New and Luke’s Locker, to name a few……..something for everyone! Coupons for %-off savings and goodie bags will be a plus, so that what you see can be what you get if you so desire.
*$30 per person in advance; $40 at the door
*Tickets can be purchased online at www.ahariveroaksfashionshow.org or call 713-610-5055
*Priority seating on all tickets purchased through
Wednesday, March 3,2010; open seating available for
tickets purchased after
*Reminder, 100% of ticket sales to AHA
There’s been lots of conversation, as to just what former Brennan’s chef, Randy Evans was up to and I for one was anxiously awaiting the outcome. It was not until chatting with Randy at a recent AHA Heart Ball event that I finally got the scoop from the man himself that his new restaurant venture, HAVEN, was open for business. Read the rest of this entry »
Chic Happening……..Brownstone opening, one-stop-shopping for antique elves!!!
Beau Theriot, is a creating a small world of his own, once again, on Virginia Street. The Brownstone, forever an in town icon for dining and antique shopping is re-emerging as a new happening place. The RED ROOM has opened to rave reviews as one of the new hot places to share some spirits with your pals. Tonight he will be introducing his newest concept, The Brownstone Antique Co-op…….a one-stop shopping venue for unique, one-of-a-kind wares by many of the city’s top notch sellers.
Here’s the list of who you will find there……
*Bijou Galerie – Ludmila Ivanova
*Brownstone Gallery – Beau Theriot
*Charles Gregg and Maria Mozgova
*Cheap & Chic – Renea Abbott and Lisa McCord
*Dehlstrom Antiques – Cheryl North and Ollabelle Hall
*Dakota – David and Cindy Shopp
*Dwellings – Stephen Musquiz and Bonnie Likover
*Elizabeth’s Heirloom’s – Elizabeth Siskey
*Jackie’s Jewels, Kay O’Toole, Kirby Antiques, Laura Ann Rau, Lewis & Maese Antiques, Mix It, Patricia Peckinpaugh, River Oaks Watches, Robert E. Alker Fine Art, Vieux Interiors………and MORE!
Details: Brownstone Antique Center, 2736 Virginia Street, Houston, Tx. 77098; Open House 7-9 pm.
Chic Find……start your Holiday shopping off with a BoHo twist!
The BoHo trend has been with us for awhile but is the kind of fashion idea that has so many interpretations from the Runways to the Street?! What I’ve been seeing a lot of around town these
days is textured embroideries. These are not the sweet embroideries that your granny used to stitch, but bold, ethnic-inspired florals that being interpreted on Jackets, Denim, Blouses and Accessories.
The jacket shown is at hila. …….where we found some of the best out there in her shop on Greenbriar. These jackets range in price from an affordable $85 to $158.
This look is also available at Muse, Peri-Peri(formerly Oh! Baby) from Austin, that will be showing at the HCC holiday market, Etui and on and on…….I’m seeing it a lot and this denim-friendly look just feels right as we get all warm and cozy for Thanksgiving!
Hila Graham, is first and foremost a jewelry designer and her little house, next to Willow, is packed full of many of her own designs.
This one example of vermeil earrings with color enhanced freshwater pearls drops have a gift-giving price of $75.……but again, you have to stop in to see, there’s much more!
2609 Greenbriar Drive; Houston, Texas 77098; (713) 599-0991.
check out the website: www.hiladesigns.com
Chic Finds………Holiday Shopping should be a-MUSE-ing!!!
Looking for a fun shopping experience for holiday gifts for your very special BFF’s or favorite familia and of course, pickup some very cool looks for YOU?!! Well, we found so much great fashion stuff on a recent re-visit to Muse Boutique in the Centre at River Oaks on West Alabama here in Houston, that we just had to share it!
Shown here from Cleobella at $165, this laser-cut leather clutch, available in great metallic and pop colors that opens up to a great organizer bag complete with slots for credit cards, ID, green bucks and a zipper pouch for just enough beauty necessities. Yes, it’s a fashion approach to an organizer clutch, yikes?! trust me it looks great!
From South African jewelry designer, Gillian Julius, are these chic, lightweight wrist candy of braided 100% waxed cotton rope with the look of leather. Trims of sterling silver, gold-plate or pearls complement any of the season’s newest looks. The price is $265 for metal trim and $305 for the Swarovski pearl and crystal trim and they come in multipes of 20! So much style for a not so over-the-top price?!!
To see more of Muse’s many great offerings, stop in at the Centre at River Oaks, 2411 West Alabama, 713-520-6873 for a visit or check out musehouston.com
To see this and other interesting stories by some of Houston’s finest, click here at Houston Chronicle
Chic Finds: Mary Nichols Handbags no longer only a click away…….
Mary Nichols, local handbag designer, has created quite a following from her online site and limited appearances around town. However, now you can actually see and feel her Manhattan Top Handle Bag similar to the bowler bag being carried by Blake Lively. Just make a stop into Rebecca and Drew, close-to-custom clothing store, in River Oaks Shopping Center. They have partnered with Mary to sell this collection up close and personal, in town.
Just to make sure that all of you that love Mary’s bags know about the union, and to intro her to her customers, Rebecca & Drew, owner, Lindsay Aronstein is hosting a trunk show and personal appearance by Mary on Wednesday, August 26 from 5-8 p.m.
About Rebecca & Drew………
If you are unaware of this wonderfully cozy little boutique hidden to the back of River Oaks Shopping Center, you must drop in and learn about this unique wardrobing concept. The offering is quite simple…….button front shirts, tops and shirtdresses that feature the exclusive patented Trio-Fit sizing system, which sizes upper garments by a woman’s bra size, height and body type. How wonderful to find clothes, off the rack, that FIT you perfectly! I found this concept, launched in 2005 in Manhattan’s Meatpacking District, to be fascinating. Rebecca and Drew are designers that have a strong appreciation for classically tailored women’s clothing. Their credentials are honorable: Marc Jacobs, Daryl K., Geoffrey Beene and one of my faves, Alice + Olivia, of which Rebecca is a founder. This is a stop worth making, to visit this store, particularly, if you are possibly, not the easiest person to fit…….this is for you! To learn more about this concept, click here.
Chic Find: MZ Wallace Handbags…..One of the Best of New York, says New York Magazine
Here is a collection that fits the description of non-IT-bag status but alot of New Yorkers are carrying them or certainly want to, just as if?! Judging from the many comments that I’ve received around town, using my Clara Bag,(featured photo on left), there will be many of the Houston fashion savvy carrying them here as well. What I love is the bags are durable, lightweight, weather-resistant nylon, not unlike the many Prada bags and totes that have endured my many years of abuse and live on just the same! The plus to these wonderful travel-friendly bags is that they are all lined in great HOT FASHION COLORS that make them special…….and did I say how functional they can be? It helps keep me organized with all of its many compartments that are sized perfectly for all my basic needs…..cellphone/blackberry, checkbook, passport, etc.!?!
A special note about these fashion-savvy creators……the collection was founded in 2000 by Monica Zwirner and Lucy Wallace Eustice in NYC. Each of these women had spent many years in the fashion industry. Lucy as Senior Accessory Editor of Harpers Bazaar and Accessory Director of Elle. Monica traveled the world styling advertising and editorial campaigns for leading brands and international magazines. Is there any wonder that these talented women have created the newest hot handbag line?!!!
WHERE TO BUY: available excluively at a bientot (extensive assortment in many colors, prints, styles!)
3268 Westheimer Rd.
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