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PaperCity Houston March 2022

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R ound Top just got a whole lot chicer: O n l i n e l u x u r y consignment boutique Modern Marla has opened its first store in historic Moores Fort in Rummel Square. Owner Marla Hurley is as effervescent as they come — and so is the Veuve Clicquot she serves from the Hermès-orange Smeg fridge. Located through tangerine-lacquered doors in the 1831 log blockhouse that formerly served as shelter from Comanche raids, the sixth-generation Texan beauty carries beautiful- condition vintage womenswear, handbags, jewelry, and shoes from Chanel, Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Prada, Miu Miu, and Golden Goose — many new with tags, as well as vintage furs and cowboy boots. Hurley works closely with her clients, delving into their closets to pick what she feels will resonate in her boutique. She recently acquired a 1960s Christian Dior sable fur and just sold a Chanel gown that was worn one time — to Ronald Reagan's 1980 inauguration. Hurley, who has three grown children, purchased a Round Top property with her husband, Matt Hurley, last year and jumped at the opportunity to have a commerce spot in town. "I love Round Top," she says. "It is the most fascinating small town with the biggest personality." At her home in Houston, she's active in the Houston Symphony League and The Salvation Army Women's Auxiliary and also serves as the official stylist of Miss Texas USA and Miss Teen Texas USA. Only in Round Top! Modern Marla Luxury Consignment Boutique, Rummel Square, 303 S. White St., Round Top, Anne Lee Phillips MAD ABOUT MARLA JACK THOMPSON F or five years, shoppers have stumbled upon the pop-up hat shop Sissy Light in Bader Ranch and gone home hat-happy. This month, Sissy Light debuts a year-round store in Henkel Square in addition to the Bader Ranch shop. Founder and creative director Kristin (Sissy) Light is a Jane of all trades, armed with a degree in fashion design from L.A.'s FIDM, and a decade spent photographing and styling weddings before turning her hand to design projects such as The Frenchie Boutique Hotel with Katy Bader. In the new Henkel Square bungalow shop, which dates to 1850 and sits next door to Ellis Motel, expect to find Sissy's trademark West Texas- meets-Palm Beach vibe, stocked with the brand's well-known hats and an expanded array of accessories hand- picked for the Round Top shopper Light knows best (since she is one). Sissy light opens Friday, March 18, with an opening party planned for Thursday, March 17. "Come for the designer goods and stay for the bubbly," Light says. Store hours during show times are daily, 9 am until late, then open Thursday through Sunday year-round. Sissy Light, 168 Henkel Square, Round Top, Anne Lee Phillips (Continued) HATS OFF TO SISSY'S NEW SPACE Modern Marla Hurley Modern Marla vintage goods Kristin Light opens Sissy Light in Henkel Square ROUND ABOUT ROUND TOP 108

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