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April 2013 - Houston

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personal suites for the brides so they can enjoy their moment with their mothers and maids. At Atrium, I want every woman to feel as if they are walking into her own closet — or the one we all wish we had — with more glam wallpaper, posh seating and an oversized crystal chandelier.  Define luxury. I think it's a feeling. I feel luxurious in my pajamas. I feel luxurious drinking champagne. I feel luxurious wearing Vera Wang. Favorite outfit you ever wore. Ever? My first memory of a favorite would have to be the red jeans, red shirt, red raincoat, red rain boots and red sunglasses that I wore to my four-year-old birthday party. The last very favorite thing I wore is the pink Prabal Gurung dress to the opening of Atrium two years ago. What will be different about the new boutiques? The biggest difference is Atrium and Casa de Novia will be completely different shops now, but they'll be accessible to each other via a glass door. What inspires you? Making women feel beautiful. Making brides gorgeous. It's such an awesome feeling helping someone find a perfect dress to wear, and that makes me want to go to work every day. Twitter or Instagram? Instagram. Your vices. Is this a trick question? Clothes, shoes and accessories! Favorite place for lunch. Americas. Their ceviche is just Vera Wang perfect, and it's upstairs from the new Atrium & Casa de Novia. Luvi Wheelock INSIDE The Head of ... Vera Wang Lyn Devon What do you love most about the new shops? I just love the personal suites for the bride and her guests at Casa de Novia — everything is so private and personal. At Atrium, I'm most excited for it to finally have its own real home. Luvi Luve List: Yigal Azrouël White leather leggings A Céline tote bag Lace dresses Favorite place for dinner. Metallic brocades I love RDG, and I can't get enough of Uchi. Gold Cartier timepiece City you love. I have to say New York City. I'm lucky to make it up Ippolita hammered-silver there almost once a month. Mexico City is another one bracelets of my favorites. Everyone goes home for lunch and for Classic red nails — my coffee in the afternoon with their friends. I love that. go-to color is Got the Blues for Describe your personal style. Effortlessly chic. Red by OPI Who are your heroes? Oscar de la Renta costume jewelry My mother, Luvy Gonzalez. She's been such an example Le Meurice Hotel in Paris to me in how she balances family and work, she always Jimmy Choo pointy-toe stilettos PORTRAIT CHRIS BROWN is smiling and finds the best in every situation. She's my rock. in every color uvi Wheelock knows a thing Style Icons. Silk shirts — Yigal Azrouël's are or two about fashion. She Oscar de la Renta and Coco Chanel. my favorite carries the tip-top names in Next vacation destination. J Brand jeans bridal gown designers from A trip to the Amalfi Coast to celebrate my birthday Lanvin flats next year. Vera Wang (exclusively, no Le Labo Santal 26 less) to Oscar de la Renta, How have you changed since you first opened up shop? Lanvin Blanche and Monique candle — it's heaven I was 25 years old when I opened Casa de Novia. I've Lhuillier at her eight-years-young bridal Champagne grown up so much, and I think I certainly don't take boutique, Casa de Novia, and her designer everything so seriously anymore — but I don't think I'd be where I am today had I not taken things ready-to-wear emporium Atrium stocks fashion seriously when I was 25. heavyweights Jason Wu, Prabal Gurung, Vera Any new labels at Atrium or Casa de Novia? Jimmy Choo Wang, Narciso Rodriguez and Viktor & Rolf. At Atrium, I'm super excited that we're adding Rodarte, And after eight years on D'Amico Street, she Lyn Devon, Piamita and Sally LaPointe to our roster, plus a bunch of other fun accessories. Stay tuned … opens both Casa de Novia and Atrium at new lots to report. At Casa de Novia we are about to locations next door to each other in River announce a fabulous new bridal gown designer. Oaks Shopping Center. PaperCity's Kate Who designed the new spaces? Stukenberg sits down with the lovely Luvi Steven Gordon is the architect, to talk new boutiques, how she's grown and and Sissi Robinson Kassel is my what's on her luve list now. interior designer. Sissi is designing Tank Cartier my home as well, and I wanted The new Atrium interior Céline my new store to feel warm like a home so I knew she'd be perfect. It's Sissi's first commercial The new Casa de Novia project. We chose beautiful silver glam grass wallpaper for Casa de Novia and Luvi Wheelock Lanvin flats designed LUVI WHEELOCK L APRIL| PAGE 26 | 2013

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