Society / The Seen

Luxe and Famous

Lucchese’s Grand Opening Soirée

BY // 02.24.15
photography ShauLin Hon / slyworksphotography.com

What do socialites, rodeo stars, country musicians and athletes have in common? A love for Lucchese. And they all turned out, in high style, for the grand opening of the gleaming new store in Highland Village. Owners Lyn and John Muse flew in with a crew from Dallas — including daughter Whitney, president Doug Kindy and his wife Sally, and retail director Jay Hamby — for the first-class fête, hosted with PaperCity. More than 300 well-heeled guests filled all 5,000 square feet of the beautiful boutique, soaking in the smell of leather and shopping the signature roper, cowboy and equestrian boots, stylish stilettos, silver belt buckles, jewelry and handbags. The new store, designed by Lyn Muse herself with Droese Raney Architecture, perfectly represents the brand’s Western heritage and modern foray into high fashion by pairing the sleek, bright and modern space with rustic touches such as 100-year-old salvaged barn-wood rafters, cowhides, saddles and black-and-white horse photographs. Rachael Volz of A Fare Extraordinaire provided bites, such as ranch-inspired bites such as bacon-wrapped quail, “Bexar County” shrimp and grits, and bourbon pecan bars, while Alba Huerta of famed bar Julep served up drinks from Tito’s, Saint Arnold’s Brewing Company and Maker’s Mark (the special Honey Fried Fig Old Fashioned was a big hit). Having a boot-stomping good time: actor Bob Boudreaux, country music star Neal McCoy, world champion bull rider Tuff Hedeman, former Houston Oiler Dan Postorini, MLB Hall of Famer Goose Gossage, Houston Polo Club’s Tammy Beeson, Houston store manager John Thompson, Dallas-based marketing whiz Charles Ward, Ed McMahon, Carolyn Farb, Natasha Collie, Leslie Pitts, Amber Willis, and Laurann Claridge and William Zeitz.

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