UPDATE: The website will be launching soon. However the opening of the Houston showroom will still be on Monday at 11am. If Houstonian fashionistas would like to schedule an appointment to come in, they can email firstname.lastname@example.org
We are only days away for the February 6, launch of Houston’s own New For The Night ; the newest name in rental fashion and stocks an assortment of in-season styles bought directly from well-known and emerging contemporary designers and rented to customers for a 3-10 day rental period at a fraction of the retail price.
Here is a little preview of what you’ll be able to find;
Rohit Gandhi + Rahul Khanna
First it was Miu Miu and now Prada open its door at the Houston Galleria ( yes we are very lucky!)
The boutique, designed by Architect Roberto Baciocchi, occupies about 470 square meters on a single level, and it carries the ready-to-wear, bags, accessories and footwear collections for both women and men.
The store is located in a prestigious corner position highlighted by its entrance, inserted in a precious black marble façade. The outside is also marked by a second entrance and by alternating windows and light boxes, framed in polished steel profiles.
The inside is subdivided in four polygonal rooms, defined by the elements that mark Prada’s brand identity worldwide, such as walls covered in pale green cloth and a black and white chequered marble floor at the entrance, alternating with beige carpet.
The women’s collections area is especially elegant thanks to its large smoky mirrors, to the soft hues of saffiano leather in cera colour, and to the precious polished steel and crystal display counters.
The men’s collections are displayed in an environment covered in rosewood and furnished with castorino-coloured velvet sofas and black and crystal counters.
Happy year of the Dragon fashionistas!
Obviously I love fashion, but right now, I am basically a girl cheering from the stands. I don’t have a fashion related degree, or true fashion experience. All my knowledge of fashion comes from books, magazines and basically my passion for the art of fashion.
That is why this year I decided to learn more about what goes behind the scenes. The people at Atrium RTW / Casa de Novia were very kind to open there door for me to learn more about what really goes behind fashion merchandising.
Atrium RTW is a cozy boutique located inside Casa de Novia. The beautiful 500 square-feet show room is beautifully decorated is a romantic French style with modern touches and beautiful white chandeliers. When you are inside you never want to leave, it is like a dream.
And what about the cloths you may ask; Well Atrium RTW offers as close to couture as possible, from cocktail and eveningwear along with select casual pieces. A few of the designers that you can find are Prabal Gurung, Vera Wang, Jason Wu, Angel Sanchez, and Yigal Azrouel among others.
(On a side note, earlier last year I had the opportunity to meet Prabal Gurung, while making an appearance at Atrium RTW … yeah I KNOW!!!)
The best part (and one of the major reasons why I wanted to be part of Atrium RTW) is because they offer the finest in elite labels but at the same time you get an individualized and extremely friendly shopping experience!
I can’t wait to share with you my experiences on my new adventure! Please feel free to stop by Atrium RTW any time and see the amazing pieces. Oh and if you got engage during the New Year, you so need to stop by Casa de Novia! They have the most AMAZING gowns!
Finally! Miu Miu opened at the Houston Galleria!!!! The beautiful store was designed by Architect Roberto Baciocchi, with beautiful elements iconic to Miu Miu such as; golden damask, embellished by glass and studs, and the polished brass logo.
The 300 square meters, single level store offers the ready-to-wear collection, footwear, accessories, and of course my favorite all of Miu Miu’s fabulous bags; Including these exclusive for Houston fabulous bags!
All I have to say is Welcome to Houston Miu Miu! ♥
This past Wednesday Magen and I had the privilege to attend the Alberta Ferretti Spring/ Summer 2012 fashion show at tootsies. This is the first time she has EVER shown her collection outside of Milan, and well her being the icon that she is not only in the Italian fashion industry but in the fashion world in general, it was a true honor to be there.
The collection was a mixture of the 1930s silhouettes with safari touches. (See full collection here) At the end of the show Hal Rubenstein, Fashion Director of InStyle magazine, conducted a Q&A with Ferretti (What a treat!!!) During the Q&A Ferretti explained that the inspiration for her S/S 2012 collections was her love for South Africa.
“This S/S 2012 collection represents my vision of modern minimalism. I began with the linear form and with the fluidity of silhouettes and then molded the simplicity with innovative cuts, inlays, embroidery and the juxtaposition of fabrics. I layered the savage sensuality of exotic prints to this pure canvas, adding graphic and metropolitan prints, to best represent my idea of sophisticated femininity”
At the end of the Q&A Magen and I had the chance to congratulate her and take a quick pictures. Unfortunately two people were taking picture of us, one with my little camera and another gentlemen was taking professional photos. I wish I know who took the professional photos because mine look awful! But honestly just the fact that I had the chance to meet her and speak to her, the bad picture was worth it!
A few week ago during a Christian Siriano event at the Galleria I notices a cute blond girl wearing a very stylish outfit and taking pictures. I went up and ask her for what publication was she working for, She explained that she was also a blogger, but that she was new to Houston. After exchanging information and checking out her blog, I became a huge fan of SUGARLAWS. Well my gorgeous fashionistas, she is not only a fabulous fashion blogger, but also a very stylish lawyer and a fabulous writer!
Yesterday Magen and I attended her book party at one of my favorite stores Elaine Turner in rice village. Here are some photos from the event!
♥P.S. Visit C&F facebook page to enter this weekend’s Giveaway! ♥
Magen, Katy, and Me
I would like to introduce you to my latest bag crush, Dulce by Betty Audish.
This is honestly the absolute perfect lady bag. I am crazy about the vintage style of the bag and because it is a structure bag, it will give you a more polish look.
For more information and to see more of Betty Audish fabulous bags you can visit
And for my Houston fashionistas, you can find Betty Audish bags at
A Bientot (3268 Westmeimer Rd., Houston, TX 77098, 713.523.3997)
Events (1966 West Gray, Houston, TX 77019, 713.520.5323)
Leonard Rutan (3733 Westheimer Rd., Houston, TX 713.524.9988)