Easy Purse Power: Fashion Stars Know Bag Charms Change All — Here Are 12 Showstoppers

One bag, countless style options. From a $20 tassel charm to your own luxurious embossed leather initials – if you’re growing tired of carrying the same purse, change things up with pins, stickers, bits, baubles and more. Take a cue from the stylish Nasiba Adilova and Chiara Ferragni, who decorated their Hermès Kelly handbags with stickers by Anya Read

Devilishly Handsome Designer Hits Dallas, Answers Five Important Questions

Mesmerized by Yigal Azrouël‘s devilishly handsome stare? You’re not the only one. Born in Israel but a New Yorker at heart (he launched his first collection at NYFW in 2000, and his Madison Avenue boutique opened three years later), the talented designer makes his way to Dallas on Thursday, August 20, for a personal appearance Read

Yigal Azrouël

Lipstick Art: Christian Louboutin’s New $90 Lip Colour Proves He’s Serious About Cosmetics

It’s safe to say that everything Christian Louboutin creates is coveted by women (and now, even men; my boyfriend has been drooling over a pair of Christian Louboutin sneakers for months) everywhere. His signature red-lacquered soles have become a necessary (that’s right, a need) staple in closets worldwide; then last summer the shoe savant changed the game Read

Dallas’ Perfect Beauty Couple: Model Turned Tycoon & Her Mountain Climbing Husband Tackle Bioscience

by Rebecca Sherman
photography Claudie Grassl

At first glance, it might be easy to dismiss Jamie O’Banion as just another pretty face. According to her stats with the Kim Dawson Agency, where she has worked as a model for 10 years since age 23, she is perfection on paper: blonde, blue eyes, 5’8” and size 2 to 4. But, in a culture where women often find more currency in Read

Jamie and Melbourne O’Banion at home in Highland Park. Novis dress, at TenOverSix. Melbourne wears a bespoke suit from Hadleigh’s.

Christian Dior’s Runway Success Powers a Pleat Party: Inside a Fashion Craze

by Mackenzie Hill
Pleats were everywhere in fall ready-to-wear runway shows this year. Read


The home’s shared living and dining room acts as its formal entrance. Two tufted black-leather Mies van der Rohe Barcelona chaises and matching stools pair with a lacquered coffee table atop one of many Moroccan rugs Gordon acquired while visiting that country for a friend’s wedding. Pair of white Boomerang lounge chairs by Peter Hvidt and Orla Mølgaard- Nielsen. Artwork, including pieces by Aaron Parazette and Anton Ginzburg, gives the buoyant environment an intriguing air. Alcoves on either side of the fireplace frame Deco consoles and sterling Edwardian candelabra.

New Home Store Opens in Houston’s Design Corridor: Only Aspen Has a Shop Like This

Shopping West Alabama’s Newest Antiques and Design Destination

by Catherine D. Anspon
photography Jenny Antil Clifton

Georgia Brown Home has blown in from Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle and Aspen, offering a rich, deeply textured experience. Owner Shane Brown has built an empire around a love affair with the past, beginning with parent company Big Daddy’s Antiques, headquartered in L.A., which counts Diane Keaton among its clients. The more intimate spinoff shop Read

At the shop's entrance, Texas artist Paul Meyer's Burro, 2015.

Romper Rooms: Inside the Playful Highland Park Home of a Fashionable Power Couple

by Rebecca Sherman

Like Eloise at the Plaza, 7-year-old Hadleigh — the charmer who inspired her family’s bespoke clothing store in Dallas’ Highland Park Village — rules at home. That is, when little sister GG (short for Gable Gillian) isn’t in charge. And both have been known to defer to 12-month-old Everleigh, who with a single cry sends the entire household scurrying to soothe. Romping in their Read


The Other Mexico: Texas Art Fair to Open Minds and Shatter Stereotypes With Global Look

by Catherine D. Anspon

This October’s Texas Contemporary Art Fair boasts a truly global outlook — one that looks south. The Fair’s organizer, Art Market Productions, has tapped Mexico City/Austin-based Leslie Moody Castro to serve as a guest curator for year five. Moody Castro teams up with CAMH director Bill Arning to organize a special presentation within the Fair, titled “The Other Read

Botticelli to Braque: Five Centuries of Elegance at the Kimbell

A brochure at the ineffably gorgeous Kimbell Art Museum informs us: “‘Botticelli to Braque: Masterpieces from the National Galleries of Scotland’ highlights 55 outstanding masterpieces from Scotland’s premier art collections — the Scottish National Gallery, Scottish National Portrait Gallery and Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art in Edinburgh, Scotland.” That gives us the mere lineaments, Read

Tracing the Footsteps of Texas’ Greatest Painter — and Finding the Holy Grail in Corpus Christi

by Catherine D. Anspon
While James Surls, John Alexander and the late Bert Long Jr. cast long shadows in the annals of Texas art, we would argue that Dorothy Hood Read

The Death that Shook the Art World: Monumental Texas Artist Leaves a Legacy in Stone

by Catherine D. Anspon
Jesús Moroles was one of the first artists ever profiled in the pages of PaperCity — appearing in the June 1999 issue in a special feature penned after a visit to the HQ of Studio Moroles in Rockport, Texas, which is also the nexus of the close-knit Moroles family. Read
A 1990 Moroles exhibition in Houston, at the former Davis/McClain Gallery. Photo by Gary Faye.

Oddball Dog Art You Just Have to See: Stylish Furniture Gets the Canine Treatment

by Catherine D. Anspon
More than an exhibition, an icon appears this summer at Texas Gallery: in the drolly titled "William Wegman: Good Dogs on Nice Furniture." The preferred and most identifiable subjects of this laconic, internationally shown lensman are his pet Weimaraners, Read
In the carefully composed "Left Right Black White," 2015, Wegman's classic canine strikes an unerring pose.

Dallas’ Own Brooklyn Bridge? Daring Lensmen Bring the Striking Looks of NYC to Dragon Street

There’s something metaphorically gorgeous about leaving a camera lens open for exposures lasting as long as 10 minutes. It seems to indicate that vision has become long, languorous and better informed. Read
Michael Kenna's "Brooklyn Bridge, Study 1, New York, USA," 2006

Voyeur Art: Thrilling Show at Fort Worth’s Modern Frames Desire

In Dr. No, a still-sinewy Sean Connery leaps out of a beachside thicket while ogling Ursula Andress, circa 1962. She asks, “Are you looking for shells?” Connery replies, “No, just looking.” While the repartee is loaded with double entendre, it nonetheless articulates that most thrilling of human activities — looking. We wander the earth as Read


Restaurant Legend Shares His Secrets, Fashion Giant Enjoys Total Control and Gallery Founder Changes Art: What We’re Reading

Our editors are a diverse lot, and are constantly reading from a long and diverse list of publications and sites. In What We’re Reading we share the wealth. Another week has come to an end, and we have just closed Papercity‘s largest issue yet – 128 beautiful and intelligent pages for September. It’s your perfect guide and companion Read

Big Wine Bonus: This California Cabernet Sauvignon Is Worth Any Slight Sticker Shock

California is a big state, and, as we all know, produces some of the best wines in the world. From the obvious Cabernet Sauvignon to some great Pinot Noir and Chardonnay (not to mention Petit Verdot and Mourvèdre), the state produces something for everyone. Jordan Winery is located in California, and I recently had another Read


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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