Style

Serving Up Style:
Mary Katrantzou X Adidas
Debuts Second Collaboration

For those of us who are as intrigued with the gear as the game itself, Mary Katrantzou debuts her second set of tennis-inspired athletic wear for sportswear giant Adidas this week. Read
Pleated skirt and track top from Mary Katrantzou for Adidas season two

Valentino is Coming Up Roses

Flower power! The sweetest summer scent has arrived with Valentino's latest release: Valentina Pink, a floral, fruity eau de parfum bottled in a bright-pink matte creation. Read

Shine On: Shinola Opens First Texas Shop

Classic, well-made and illustrative of a luxurious American aesthetic, Shinola’s Detroit-built watches, bicycles, leather goods and more are a riff on nostalgia and an all-American aesthetic. Read
Shinola Plano

Coveted Mansur Gavriel Bags Are Headed to Houston — and There’s Already a Wait List

Buying a Mansur Gavriel bag isn’t your typical online shopping experience; it’s a full-on battle. If you’re not armed with the proper weapons (multiple forms of technology, i.e. a phone, tablet and computer) and a foolproof strategy, you will undoubtedly meet defeat in the end. The coveted Italian bucket bags induce frenzy upon release, selling Read

A Boy Shoe No More: Skater Slip-On Sneakers Get a Chic Makeover from Top Designers

Once a classic boys shoe, now a necessity for the chicest of casual outfits. How has this skater slip-on sneaker fallen into the arsenals of some of the top designers?

Interiors

The Loveliest is Styled to Perfection

by Rebecca Sherman

The Loveliest on Mahon Street in Uptown bills itself as a “fine embroidery and heirlooms store, specializing in textiles from around the world, and curiosities for the home.” Co-owners and Abilene natives Britni and Kelsey Wood and mom Joni have an eye for stylish goods with a fair-trade bent. SMU grads Britni and Kelsey worked Read

Inside The Loveliest

The Threads That Bind: Inside the Nest of Paula Minnis

by Rebecca Sherman

For former fashion retail consultant Paula Minnis, a passion for handmade textiles and a love for travel are not only evident at home, they’re a way of life. As founder of Gaia — Greek for “goddess of the Earth” — Paula puts the many textiles she’s collected from trips abroad and local flea markets to Read

Arts

Objets Trouvés: An Extraordinary Photo Find in Dallas

Not only will Henri Cartier-Bresson’s iconic photograph of Henri Matisse rock you back on your heels, it’s closer than you imagined — in the Dallas Quadrangle, to be exact. Matisse’s paintings are enough to make anyone chuck glamorous interiors for citrus varietals and a Moorish flair for geometrically arranged tiles. Wave your credit card all you Read

Henri Cartier-Bresson’s "Henri Matisse, Vence, France, 1944," at Afterimage Gallery, Dallas.

Takashi Murakami Collaborates With Vault by Vans

Japanese artist Takashi Murakami may be best known for his two-dimensional, cartoon-like illustrations of smiling flowers and skulls, but the style he’s invented, Superflat, refers to much more than that. It’s also a philosophy: Commercial and high-art worlds need not be separate, the style espouses; the two can coexist, often meaningfully. Superflat is the world seen through Murakami’s lens, where Read

When Edgy Art Moves: Houston Collective Goes From a Decaying Warehouse to the Cube

by Catherine D. Anspon

When work migrates between an artist studio and a gallery or museum, it’s often a surprise. In the case of some artists with polish and a museum/collector pedigree, the work may move from one pristine environment to another. In contrast, very edgy work sometimes looks too raw and unfinished coming straight from an emerging talent’s Read

Going Underground: Edgy Alternative Gallery Shakes Up Houston’s Art Scene

by Catherine D. Anspon
This is the first installment of ArtCity, our series on incubator spaces, artists' lairs, odd finds and other discoveries of merit. We begin at Paul Middendorf's nonprofit project galleryHomeland, an incubator space Read
Pratt Institute grad/Houston artist Bret Shirley deserves to be on your radar. Shown: Shirley's "The Dark Fold That Restrains the Infinite," 2015, at galleryHomeland. Photo courtesy Iva Kinnaird.

Going Underground: Houston’s Coolest Art Space Curated By A Most Unlikely Power Player

by Catherine Anspon
ArtCity Dispatch: On paper, Pablo Cardoza‘s credentials give no hint at the fact that he’s rapidly becoming an art-world power player and gallery arbiter. He shared his unlikely trajectory to becoming an art dealer. "I dropped out of UH during my senior year and spent the next few years directionless," he says. Read

Consuming Light: Nic Nicosia Explores Time and Space
in Building 2

by Patricia Mora

In an extravagant but quiet homecoming, Whitney- and Documenta-exhibited Nic Nicosia was invited into a chamber-like room in one of America’s top private collections. Patricia Mora explores the story of the Dallas native’s commission for “Building 2” and the tale of Nicosia’s 30-year friendship with his remarkable patron: Marguerite Hoffman, a regular on ARTnews’ 200 Read

Nic Nicosia

Travel, Design, Art:
Filippo at the Fairs

by Filippo Tattoni-Marcozzi

Italian art advisor Filippo Tattoni-Marcozzi, PaperCity’s dashing foreign correspondent, hit the world’s most important art and design fairs and exhibitions this spring. With tours of duty at the Dallas-based Goss-Michael Foundation and prestigious Hamiltons gallery in London, Tattoni-Marcozzi now lives in London and Washington, D.C., and consults with private clients across the globe. He reports Read

In the Japanese Pavilion, Chiharu Shiota’s "The Key in the Hand"

Culture

PaperCity Sounds: Houston’s Hot Summer Soundtrack — 15 New Must-Listen Songs

PaperCity Magazine hits the stands with an evocative theme each month. From June’s “Incandescent Summer” to July’s “Solar Powered” cover, every theme sets a tone for coverage. With PaperCity Sounds, we present a playlist inspired by the month’s happenings, from fall fashion to the dog days of summer. Just because the fourth of July has come Read

Men’s Fashion Week Buzz, Oyster Fever and a Sad Passing: What We’re Reading Now

The inaugural New York Fashion Week: Men’s took place earlier this month, ending on July 16. We enjoyed seeing the new collections and applaud all of the designers who chose to participate, including John Varvatos, Todd Snyder, and Carlos Garciavelez. We’re also taking a look at some follow-up reporting on the week here. Oysters are near and Read

John Varvatos loves New York. (Photo courtesy Greekreporter.com)

Parties

Socials Go to New Heights at MD Anderson Aspen Summit

What: Reception honoring the 17th annual The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center’s 17th Making Cancer History Seminar to be held at Aspen Meadows Resort. Where: The Aspen abode of Barbara and Gerry Hines. Who: MD Anderson prez Dr. Ron DePinho and wife Dr. Lynda Chin, she an associate vice chancellor at The University of Texas Health Read

MD Anderson Aspen Reception, 07.15.2015

Dinner with the Habsburgs at MFAH

What: A celebratory dinner and preview of “Habsburg Splendor: Masterpieces from Vienna’s Imperial Collections.” Where: Museum of Fine Arts, Houston’s Cullinan Hall. Who: Princess Maria-Anna Galitzine, Tatiana Galitzine, Maria Galitizine, Xenia Galitzine de Matta and Alberto Matta; Kunsthistorisches Museum director Dr. Sabine Haag, in from Vienna; sponsor Bank of America’s Houston prez Hong Ogle; Hamill Foundation’s Tom Brown; and Read

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