Style

A Young Woman With Magic Trousers: The Incredible Story of Houston’s Hottest New River Oaks Store

Alice + Olivia all began in 2002 when a young woman with no design experience created her own trousers. Those perfect-fitting trousers launched the brand, now known globally for mindfully designed contemporary clothing. CEO/owner/designer Read

Alice + Olivia is now open in River Oaks District.

Scents Curated for Every Type of Woman: Five Questions for Francis Kurkdjian

by Karlie Morris

Francis Kurkdjian has made a name for himself in the fragrance industry, having worked for Jean Paul Gaultier, Acqua di Parma, and Dior, to name Read

The nose knows: Francis Kurkdjian

Sex Machine: A Notorious Photographer/Makeup King Uses Shock Value to His Advantage

Photographer and makeup artist François Nars never underestimates two things: shock value and the sartorial dynamism of color — insights he may have acquired while shooting editorial Read

Interiors

One end of the living room features two Armani Casa sofas from Kuhl-Linscomb, covered in beige linen. Between them, Yves Klein’s Table d’Or. In the foreground, one of a pair of Biedermeier-style tables from Eastern Europe; atop the table, an antique Burmese lacquer box.

Houston’s Own Light House: This Stunning Museum District Home Brings the Outdoors In With Fantastical Flair

photography Casey Dunn for Sister Brother Management

THE BOUNDARIES BETWEEN INSIDE AND OUT BLUR IN WAYNE BRAUN’S ART-FILLED MUSEUM DISTRICT HOUSE. After 15 years of cramped high-rise living, Wayne Braun was ready to expand. “Frankly, Read

Lighting the Way: A Top Dallas Store Adds Houston Illumination to Its Lineup

Gallerie Noir owner Melissa Enriquez has added Kelly Wearstler’s full collection of lighting to a lineup of enticements that includes Lucite furniture from Alexandra Von Read

Dallas Museum of Art Makes a Transformative Hire: Surprising New Leader Choice Signals a Bold Change

In transformative news for the American museum world, and most notably in Texas, the Dallas Museum of Art made an unexpected vital hire on Thursday. Dr. Agustín Arteaga, Read

Dr. Agustín Arteaga arrives to lead the Dallas Museum of Art on September 1.

The Menil’s New Woman in Charge: America’s Most-Watched Museum Director Opens Up on the Challenges of Her Houston Return

We posed four questions to Dr. Rebecca Rabinow, The Menil Collection’s newly appointed director — the first woman to helm this very vaunted, world-renowned museum. Read

Dr. Rabinow at The Met's Impressionist galleries. (Photo courtesy The Met)

The Return of a Master: James Surls Gets His Own New Place in The Heights

It’s time. “We’ve been thinking about this for quite awhile. It was time James had a presence again in Houston,” confides Gus Kopriva, a partner in an art Read

Gus Kopriva and Linda Clarke at Clarke & Associate’s showroom for James Surls. (Photo by Max Burkhalter)

The Pumpkin Lady: A Daring, Surreal Artist Gives MFAH a Texas Coup: Step Inside a New Art Universe

by Catherine Casey

Yayoi Kusama and her whimsical genius have made their way back to Texas. The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston welcomes Kusama: At the End of the Universe — the first Read

Yayoi Kusama, "Aftermath of Obliteration of Eternity," 2009, at MFAH

The Mistress of The Menil: The Surprising Story of the Woman At the Front Desk of the World’s Most Vaunted Private Collection Museum

Thelma Smith does not hold showy academic honors or boast a high-profile history of curatorial accomplishments or museum directorships. Nonetheless, her role in the Texas art world and the American Read

Thelma Smith is for many the face of The Menil Collection.

Culture

Parties

Houston’s Most-Anticipated Parties: The Grandest Galas of Fall

by Catherine D. Anspon and Anne Lee Phillips

Unfurling The Gilded Pages In The Social Datebook, We Profile Our Pick Of Gala Chairs Who Preside Over A Half-Dozen Fabled Evenings That Define Our Fall. CHAIRMAN: BECCA Read

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