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November 2014 - Houston

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F ive dates in November promulgate a veritable banquet for cinematistes when Houston Cinema Arts Festival, year six, arrives at select venues around town, from the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, to Sundance Cinemas, and including avant-garde stops Aurora Picture Show and Brandon Gallery at Cafe Brasil. The festival unveils Wednesday, November 12, at the MFAH with the illustrious Tony Award winner Julie Taymor, of The Lion King fame, presenting her latest (a lush, immersive take on Shakespeare's comedic romp A Midsummer Night's Dream), followed by a chat moderated by the Alley Theatre's Gregory Boyd. The festival's epicenter will be Academy Award-nominated James Ivory of the mythic Merchant Ivory brand, receiving the Levantine Cinema Arts Award Friday, November 14, again at MFAH; three Merchant Ivory films will screen, including City of Your Final Destination (starring Anthony Hopkins and Laura Linney) on the evening the director receives his award. Ivory will be joined afterwards by novelist Peter Cameron, upon whose book the film is based. Indie arts folks will gravitate towards Brandon Gallery for a related exhibition, "Cinema on the Verge, Street Photography and the Moving Image." Don't miss the late-night Cinema Arts Celebration next door at Brasil Saturday, November 15, 10 pm. The grand finale is closing night, Sunday, November 16, with the presentation of Dior and I — a tantalizing, mysterious peek at the fashion house's new artistic director, Raf Simons, as he sculpts his first haute couture collection, followed by a tête-à-tête between director Frédéric Tcheng and Dior disciple Lynn Wyatt. Other program peaks include Wild from director Jean-Marc Vallée (Dallas Buyers Club); the riveting true tale of a woman rehabilitated by a harrowing 1,000-mile nature trek screens Friday, November 14, at Sundance. Complete lineup and tickets/VIP and all-access passes,; box office 832.487.7041, or at the Wortham Center. Catherine D. Anspon in this ISSUE NOVEMBER 2014 | STYLE | FASHION | SOCIAL 4, 6, 8, 10 POP. CULTURE. GOSSIP. I t's here. The finest month of the year. We at PaperCity have much to be thankful for. Our fabulous new Dallas editor in chief/ group director Max Trowbridge, who has been in place just over a year and has effected the scope of Dallas PC; a new home design editor for Houston and Dallas, Rebecca Sherman; the fabulous Francine Ballard, our new digital/style editor; precious Molly Jodeit, fresh from her year-long internship with Chanel in NYC; and Jailyn Marcel, our new digital coordinator. The tireless Jackie Effenson joined us as director of integrated marketing from Hearst in NYC, just over a year ago. And there have been changes: Monica Bickers in her new role as publisher, and Mary Hoang assuming the associate publisher position; Kate Stukenberg taking on the prodigious new website, under the mantle of executive editor/ fashion digital, along with the mighty help of Anna Schuster, assistant digital editor. As you can see, we are gearing up for one of our largest endeavors to date: The beautiful new PaperCity website relaunches this month. For PaperCity in print, we've covered hundreds of parties, shot multitudes of inspiring homes, eaten at too many restaurants to count and jumped on planes back and forth, from Houston to Dallas and New York. Here's how our year is shaping up by the numbers: 1,200 Number of valet parking tickets reimbursed by PaperCity. 124 Number of PaperCity-sponsored parties. 4 Number of sick grandmothers and flat tires on Monday mornings. 48 Number of Southwest Airlines tickets Houston/Dallas. 6 Number of new employees. 1 Number of editors who left PC to return to school at Columbia. (We miss you, Seth!) O Number of Pulitzer Prizes. 4 Number of new babies. 2,500 Number of PC posts and tweets. 1 Number of new websites launched. 11 Number of times we missed deadline. (There is still one month to go to make it a perfect record.) Holly Moore Editor in Chief 14 Party: Texas Contemporary Art Fair 20 Style: Our obsession with Loulou de la Falaise 12 Party: Houston Symphony Opening Night 24 Jewelry: Big, bold jewels 22 Style: Branding maestro Gail Rubin 30 26 33 Dining: BCN Taste & Tradition and Bistro Menil 36 54 49 Imbibing: Raising a glass to Yellow Rose Distillery Design: Carol Isaak Barden's House of Many Gardens 56 58 Decoration: What's new in the design whirl Party: Diverseworks duo: Luck of the Draw auction, Fashion Fête Kickoff at Saks Fifth Avenue Design: At home with the royal Tenenbaums' Tony Bradfield and Kevin Black 65 Party: Houston Antiques, Art + Design Fair and kickoff fête at Mrs. PK & Oz Party: Louis Vuitton's Evening for Houston Methodist Society Party: Texas Contemporary Art Fair kickoff at Ligne Roset Art: London calling: Michael Craig-Martin PC House + Art HUNT SLONEM 68 70 72 Party: Houston Fine Art Fair kickoff at Neiman Marcus and opening night Art: Trenton Doyle Hancock and JooYoung Choi's toy story Party: Holocaust Museum Houston's LBJ Moral Courage Dinner Fashion: Men's fall suits of armor 42 I t's all pattern play and madcap glamour at the new Trina Turk outpost in the Galleria. A sunny mix of Palm Springs and beachy vibe — the brand's calling card — is evident in everything from the fabric fitting-room walls and refurbished vintage patio furniture (covered in swatches from Trina Turk's collaboration with legendary textile firm F. Schumacher & Co.) to the bold fall/winter collection inspired by the vibrant architecture and diverse landscape of the Golden State. At 1,400 square feet, the boutique brims with women's clothing, handbags, accessories and shoes, plus bedding and other sundries. The first Houston-area Trina Turk opened in The Woodlands at Market Street over the summer. Galleria 1, no phone number at press time, California Dreaming Cinema Arts Festival, Take Six B arbecue, Becca Cason Thrash and tequila … Ask Gela Nash-Taylor (who is married to Duran Duran's John Taylor), and she'll tell you those are three of her favorite things. She and her bestie, business partner Pamela Skaist–Levy, are rolling into Houston this month to partake in all three. The ladies are here for a PA at Tootsies Thursday, November 6, showing the spring collection of Pam & Gela — their namesake L.A.- cool and casual women's collection, which launched in Spring 2014. The duo dips back to their Juicy Couture roots, the mega label forever famous for its velour track suits, which they founded in 1995 and sold 11 years ago. This time around, the duo focuses on the sweat pant as one of the central unifying elements among a sea of interchangeable tops, jackets and tees. And no Houston trip is without a soirée fêting the occasion à la Becca Cason Thrash. We got the inside track on the new collection and their upcoming visit from Nash-Taylor herself. Francine Ballard How is this brand different from what you did with Juicy Couture? It's more similar than different. We are both still obsessed with casual luxury and clothes we want to wear everyday. We feel that if we want to wear it, everyone else will too. We are also still committed to making as much as we can in the glamorous USA. The biggest difference, of course, is that this time around, people know who we are because of Juicy Couture. Where will we see it? Tootsies is one of those amazing, loyal, supportive partners— and one of the most beautifully designed and edited stores anywhere. Mickey Rosmarin was instrumental in building the brand awareness of Juicy in Texas and the South, and we're excited to have him as our partner again. But we are also in French Cuff, M Penner, Katia and Cake Walk. Why a PA in Houston? Well, of course, BCT definitely has something to do with it — Becca Cason Thrash is my Texas bestie! And, we've always identified with the Texas and Southern consumer. Why L.A. and Houston are just alike. The sunshine, car culture … And it's over the top, just like L.A. Becca's parties, in a few words. Extraordinary, brilliant, over-the-top, totally fun! When the Cool Girls Come to Town Pam & Gela Spring 2015 Tease Color & Hair Bar, owned by Roi Alan and Travis Player, which we featured in September (page 49), is located at 2828 Richmond. We misstated the address. OOOPS … Trina Turk holiday collection Julie Taymor Becca Cason Thrash Pamela Skaist-Levy and Gela Nash-Taylor COURTESY HOUSTON CINEMA ARTS FESTIVAL COURTESY CIM PRODUCTIONS COURTESY MARCO GROB Honoree James Ivory Dior designer Raf Simons contemplates a vintage Dior dress in Dior and I, directed by Frédéric Tcheng. Pam & Gela Spring 2015 Style: We love Pamela Love 28

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