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October 2012 - Houston

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JENNY ANTILL AUDREY COCHRAN Blogger, Audrey Cochran Memorial Park Style Statement: Mom with an edge. Fall Fashion Must-Haves: J. Crew cashmere tees, Charlotte Olympia pumps and Hermès Collier de Chien bracelet. Labels to Love: Vince, Zara, Gap and Splendid are comfortable and stylish — a key factor in that I'm typically running around town with my 2-year-old son, Conrad. Elie Tahari and Diane von Furstenberg for lunch dates. Nights out call for Alexander McQueen, Dolce & Gabbana, Azzedine Alaïa or Missoni — typically paired with my Christian Louboutins and an Hermès Birkin bag. Attend: The Houston Symphony Ball. I chaired last year, and I know this year's chairs Bobby and Phoebe Tudor will plan an amazing night. On My Radar: I love Cartier's Juste un Clou collection. Houston Hot Spot: Memorial Park playground with Conrad when the weather is nice. At night, Pappas Steakhouse. They have the best wine list in Houston. Valued Possession: An amazing vivid yellow diamond ring with Cartier's two half-moon white diamond baguettes that my husband Juste un Clou bracelet gave me when we welcomed Conrad into our family. Linens: Restoration Hardware. Magazines: Vogue and InStyle in print; Elle and Marie Claire on the iPad. Best Blog:; Stationery: Crane's. Daily Inspiration: Nature. Favorite Fashion Film: Breakfast at Tiffany's. China Pattern: Pickard's "Washington" Attend three runway shows anywhere in world. The designers are: Oscar de la Renta in New York; Chanel and Valentino in Paris. Collect: We commissioned John Alexander's Kingdoms an amazing caricature Come and Kingdoms Go, 2008 piece by John Alexander. He even painted in two spooky caricatures inspired by our two cats! Charlotte Olympia Oscar de la Renta DVF Chanel Valentino Pickard Washington china Raja Ratan Hermès Colier de Chien bracelet Picasso's The Dream Surrealism RAJA RATAN Owner, Q Custom Clothiers and Rye 51 Rye 51 Whiskey Bar at Rye 51 See: Anne Tucker's exhibition, the war photography show at the MFAH. It promises to be magnificent, and I've heard it's her swan song [November 11, 2012 – February 11, 2013]. Attend: The Houston Grand Opera production of Show Boat [opening January 18, 2013]. Milestone: I'm looking forward to the Menil's 25th Anniversary Gala Friday, November 30. And curator Toby Kamps' "Silence" exhibition has just wonderful things in it. There's also a Philip Glass concert associated with the Menil 25th [Sunday, December 2], where I'll be. Collect: Will Henry, who works as the preparator at Inman Gallery. I'm very interested in his work. His gouaches have a sense of mystery. Some of them show the Marfa lights. His work is exceptional. Imbibe: A classic gin martini. Mother's milk. Dine: Seth Siegel-Gardner's new restaurants, The Pass and Provisions, in the old space formerly occupied by Gravitas. Excursion: I'm really pushing Crystal Bridges [Museum of American Art]. I've been, and it's glorious. In the Ozark country [Bentonville, Arkansas], on a bridge by the Crystal Springs. Fly to Tulsa, then it's a pleasant two-hour drive. I'm taken with their Hudson Valley things. Architecture: A good addition to the Museum District is the new Asia Society. I love the building. It's very special. The water garden on the second floor, the row of galleries … What handsome spaces. Asia Society, Texas Center Will Henry's Giant, 2011 IMAGE COURTESY HIRAM BUTLER GALLERY © MICHA BAR-AM/MAGNUM PHOTOS Collector, Aesthete and Discriminating Gent Around Town Bill Lassiter Francois Aubert's The Shirt of the Emperor, Worn during His Execution, Mexico, 1867, at MFAH © THE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART; COURTESY ART RESOURCE, NY BILL LASSITER JENNY ANTILL Cuff links designed by Raja's brother, Ravi Ratan Entertain: Ping-Pong and chicken wings. Shop: Old Southland Hardware, on Westheimer. The store has been around since 1935 and is known as "the store that has almost everything." Linens: When I'm in Houston, Hotel Zaza's bed linens. I once logged 50 consecutive nights. News: Women's Wear Daily. Reading Online: Wikipedia. I usually come up with 10 to 15 things per day that I randomly want to know more about, and that's my go-to spot. App Happy: Lots of Post-It Notes everywhere. My brother has got me on this app Evernote, where we share designs, ideas, photos that all serve as inspiration. Art: Picasso. I'm inspired by his work for the new store in Dallas. IMAGE COURTESY HIRAM BUTLER GALLERY Q Custom Clothiers PAUL HESTER Rye 51 Style Statement: Timeless, never tricky. Fall Fashion: The three things I covet for fall are lightweight plaid flannel suits, Armstrong & Wilson pocket squares and Ferragamo loafers — no socks. Day Dressing: I wear suits to the office every day. Naturally, all of my suits and shirts are custom-made from Q Custom Clothier. After Dark: My go-to jeans are Diesel, usually paired with a white V-neck tee or a slim-fit Rye 51 button-down; the Dean buttondown style is my favorite cut. Main Event: This month, I'm looking forward to the Dallas reopening of the newly remodeled Q Custom Clothier flagship, plus Dallas' first Rye 51. Cocktail: Bloody Mary. Jewels: Cartier Roadster and my bulldog cuff links, designed by my brother Ravi Ratan. Micha Bar-Am's The Return from Entebbe, Ben-Gurion Airport, Israel, from the series "Promised Land," 1976, at MFAH Yves Klein's Untitled (Monogold), circa 1960, at The Menil Collection © 2011 ARTISTS RIGHTS SOCIETY (ARS), NY/ ADAGP, PARIS; THE MENIL COLLECTION; PHOTO HICKEYROBERTSON Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art Will Henry's Installation, 2012

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