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October 2014 - Houston

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in this ISSUE OCTOBER 2014 | STYLE | FASHION | SOCIAL 4, 6, 8 POP. CULTURE. GOSSIP. S et scene: Clambering up a folding chair to get onto the porch of my early-1900s farm house that has recently arrived at its new home, from 14 miles down a windy road and across a pasture. No steps, no porches left, slices of sky appearing along the spine of the roof like blue ribbons (the cuts where the house movers sliced this old beauty down her middle). The man I found to craft it back together with as few scars as possible is Lewis Tindall. But scars are love marks, which is what Aunt Sadie calls scratches on furniture. I call it "You're grounded," but she is much kinder. I first heard Lewis' name from Cinda and Armando Palacios. (You know them as the proprietors of the always-been-hot-and-always- will-be Armandos restaurant.) "He's the best," stated Cinda with great certainty. I trust those people — they have renovated three houses in Round Top that will take your breath away with their simplicity (see PaperCity, April 2014), as well as a sprawling farm just a few miles down the road. And Cinda is an architectural designer by trade (and a restaurateur by marriage). So Lewis came highly recommended. And like the house movers, the good people are constantly booked. But he wrestled with his schedule and was able to have his men ready when the house limped onto the property in July. Lots of unknowns cropped up, including what had happened to the insulation under the floor, which I realized was nil after the move loosened the dirt between the wood planks and you could see daylight. But piece by piece, it's coming together. Lewis has promised the interior will be completed in three days' time, when Point 2 Point/ Crowded House movers — who have carefully carted around more books, antiques , storage- room treasures and households than I care to remember — fire up their trucks and trundle all the treasures and taxidermy I've collected for the past year from Lewis & Maese auctions, estate sales and the Round Top Antiques Fair. Which, by incredible luck, opens around October 1, allowing me just enough time to get the house shining and decorated. Now, who planned that. Holly Moore Editor in Chief 12 Party: Contemporary Arts Museum Houston's Gala & Art Auction 20 Style: Trina Turk opens up 10 Party: Rothko Chapel Gala honoring Tilda Swinton 26 Fashion: Painted eyes and rivers of hair — a mod fall M onica Bickers, our newly installed publisher, is out on maternity leave and will return in the November issue. By the way, it's a girl! 22 Style: 3 power nights & those that shaped them: Francine Ballard and Lindley Arnoldy, Frances Marzio, Rick Lowe Monica Bickers MAX BURKHALTER 36 33 38 Party: John Varvatos opening and VIP fête 40 46 44 Style: Moda Operandi's de-lovely Lauren Santo Domingo Party: Blaffer Art Museum Gala: "Ready.Steady.Go!" Party: March of Dimes Labor Day Luncheon benefitting The Woman's Hospital 49 54 Party: CancerForward's New Summer Standard Party: Heroes and Handbags' Heroes for Children Decoration: What's new in the design whirl Design: Diane Dorrans Saeks new tome on Jean-Louis Deniot 56 Design: Architect Ryan Gordon's modern blend. Special Section: The winning projects from the PaperCity Design Awards at The Houston Design Center Party: Alley Theatre Ball: "Ultimate Construction" Style: Blue ticking: a new hue in timepieces PC House + Art W hen the news broke in September that Dallas-based Neiman Marcus will open its first New York City store in 2018, a flurry of questions erupted. Where exactly would it be? (Hudson Yards, a new 17-million-square-foot private development on the West Side bordered by Chelsea and the Hudson River — the largest private real estate development in the history of the United States, with retail, residences, restaurants, office space, a public school and luxury hotel.) And will it compete with Bergdorf Goodman, also owned by Neiman Marcus? We speed-dialed the woman with the answers, Karen Katz, president and CEO of Neiman Marcus Group. Linden Wilson How did the chairman and founder of real estate firm Related Companies (which is building Hudson Yards with Oxford Properties), Stephen Ross, convince you to open a Neiman Marcus in New York? We hadn't considered a store in Manhattan before, but Steve's vision of creating a crossroads of community, culture and commerce was very compelling. Hudson Yards will serve as the heart of Manhattan's West Side. What do you think of Hudson Yards? We're very excited about this location. Hudson Yards is adjacent to the High Line, arts and gallery district and is the planned home of New York Fashion Week. It's anticipated that more than 24 million people will visit Hudson Yards annually. Your vision for the store? We haven't seen plans for the store yet, but at 250,000 square feet, it will be our second largest store. What can Neiman Marcus bring to New York that Bergdorf's can't? Due to the nature of the finite real estate at Bergdorf's, we continue to edit to the pinnacle of luxury. As a result, there are many vendors that we can't carry at Bergdorf Goodman that we could by having a Neiman Marcus in the market. They'll Take Manhattan The digitally realized Neiman Marcus, opening 2018 in New York City HUNT SLONEM 59 65 68 Pick of the New: Fresh spots to gaze and graze Design: Those bloody Brits! Party: Jane Scott Hodges book signing at À Bientôt 71 74 76 Design: The collective lives of Brian Neal Sensabaugh and James M. Scott Party: Lawndale Design Fair Preview Party Art: Cherryhurst House's first artists in residence, Project B We are thrilled to Welcome Back … R ebecca Sherman has rejoined PaperCity as Home Design Editor, penning all things design related. Ms. Sherman was PaperCity's first Dallas editor (1997 – 2003), then executive editor. In the interim decade, she held editorial positions at D Magazine, where she helped launch D Weddings, D Design Book and First Home magazines before becoming executive editor of D Home. She then took over as editor in chief of Modern Luxury Texas Interiors magazine, where she covered design in Dallas and Houston. She writes the popular home design blog, Rebecca Sherman's Houses, Gardens, People. Welcome back to PaperCity, Rebecca! F orget Steve Jobs. The first creative genius to urge "Give them what they never knew they wanted" was late fashion icon Diana Vreeland. And now the iPhone generation is introduced to the legendary Vogue editor via a luxe set of fragrances. Created by grandson Alexander Vreeland, the Diana Vreeland Parfums collection is five heady, exuberant fragrances inspired by their namesake's audacious style, passion for exotic travel and penchant for extravagance. The colorful bottles with tasseled, black-lacquered caps pay homage to her Oriental aesthetic. And the names are derived from quotes attributed to the fashion pioneer. We love the red- bottled Perfectly Marvelous, an intoxicating mix of jasmine and sandalwood. Simply Divine is a complex combination of tuberose and musk. Particular, quirky (she had her dollar bills and tissues ironed before putting them in her handbag) and outspoken, Ms. Vreeland also had strong views about perfume. She thought it odd that Americans never carry purse scents and advised women to refresh their perfume "continually." As she said: "If you have to sniff like a hound, it's not enough." Hence, this debut collection includes a travel spray in a sleek case with two refills. $185 to $250, at Neiman Marcus. Kathleen Jennings "You Gotta Have Style!" Diana Vreeland, circa 1930s GEORGE HOYNINGEN-HUENE Art: Dorothy Hood's reemergence 42

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