Fashion

The Best Gifts for Fashionistas: 17 Presents to Wow the Most Stylish Women in Your Life

Editor’s note: PaperCity’s counting down to the holidays with ultra-curated and distinctive gift guides. Today, intern Errin Maye presents ultra-stylish gifts sure to please the fashionistas on your Read

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The Beautiful Dozen: Your Beauty Gift Guide — With Perfectly Fabulous Presents

Editor’s note: PaperCity’s counting down to the holidays with ultra-curated and distinctive gift guides. Today, Dallas managing editor Linden Wilson gives us the best of beauty Read

This super-cute <a href="http://rstyle.me/n/b85smdxvbw">Darphin set</a> includes a cream, balm, serum, and essential oil. They're travel-size, so just toss them in your carry-on. $68, online and at Bluemercury in Dallas and Houston.

The Hottest Purses of the Season: 15 Extra-Large Handbags Worth Asking Santa For

Is it time to revamp your purse collection? The holidays make the fall and early winter the busiest time of year. A woman who is Read

Interiors

Richard Bettinger photograph is a commission from a client, whose horses appear in <i>The Hunger Games</i>. Charles Potter limestone sculpture on pedestal from Don Ruseau. Handmade metal chest is a flea-market find.

A Bayou Runs Through a Swanky Houston High-Rise: Vaunted Designer Channels Historic Estate in Plush Sky-High Retreat

photography Casey Dunn

Bodron + Fruit has worked on houses for an elite roster of contemporary art collectors whose preferences for Ruscha and Rauschenberg over Remington and Russell Read

In the master bedroom, vintage Paul McCobb headboard and bedside tables. Hinson reading lamps from Donghia. Hugh Newell Jacobsen bench. Minotti chair and ottoman from Smink. Wall hanging by Terence La Noue, 1993, from Davis/McClain Gallery, Houston.

River Oaks Wonder Home Makers: Powerhouse Architect Duo Fights the McMansion Craze with a Conservationist Attitude

When describing a classic 1920s home, Houstonians will proclaim, “That’s a John Staub.” Now that same reverence greets homes built by powerhouse architects Bill Curtis Read

"A Vision of Place: The Work of Curtis & Windham Architects" is out this month.

The Nasher’s New Man: Famed Museum Puts a Retail Wiz/Composer in Charge

Donald Fowler is a man of many talents. The longtime retail guru worked in the home department at Stanley Korshak before landing at the recently shuttered Nest boutique, where he was senior buyer and manager. He’s also a Read

Donald Fowler (Photo by Bret Redman)

A Powerhouse Texas Artist Examines America Through the Ku Klux Klan — and the Results Are Beyond Haunting

Every once in while, an artist comes along who is both mirror and chronicler of our times. In Depression-era and post-War America, it was Edward Hopper. Read

Vincent Valdez works in his studio.

The Art Whisperer: This Guy’s Paid (Well) To Hang Your Paintings in the Perfect Place

Marley Whistler hangs art. But it’s not just a hammer-and-nail ordeal. He hangs masterful works in the complex salon style, a classic old-money look popular among art collectors and interior designers, to display Read

Marley Whistler has been immersed in the art world from a very young age.

Soul Man: This Art Phenom Burst Onto the Houston Scene By Listening to His Atlanta Roots (and the Music)

In a still refreshingly raw space on the ground floor of a former mattress factory and one-time brewery in Houston’s EaDo (now the fashion incubator Read

Big Momma’s House: Artist Turns His Grandmother’s Humble Texas Home Into a Historic Wonder

IN A HUMBLE FORT WORTH NEIGHBORHOOD, ARTIST SEDRICK HUCKABY HAS RECLAIMED HIS GRANDMOTHER’S HOUSE. Painter Sedrick Huckaby flies under the radar. He’s a modest, earnest Read

In a chapel-like space within the house, Huckaby's portraits of his aunts. From left, "Jeanette, Net, Nanna"; and "Alice, Prophetess Jones," both painted 2013.

Culture

Society

Houston’s Top Fashion Bloggers, Lilly Lovers and It Girls Celebrate a Hot New Houston Store’s Opening

What: Lilly Paints Houston Soirée Where: Hotel Zaza PC Moment: Fêting the opening of Houston’s first-ever Lilly Pulitzer boutique in Highland Village, the vibrant soiree drew Read

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