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February 2015 - Houston

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T his issue is flush with parties — our last gasp of holiday coverage before moving on to spring and the dreamy parties at Rienzi (Rienzi Society Annual Dinner, Tuesday, February 3), the Green Gala benefitting Memorial Park Conservancy (Thursday, February 5) and Houston Ballet's Masked Ball: a Tribute to Romeo and Juliet (Wednesday, February 18). You'll want diaphanous dresses — and maybe a whiff of debauchery and insouciance; see pages 21 through 25 for a primer on achieving sartorial splendor and desperate despondency … in the guise of youth. We tie up dreamy love with weddings, bridal gowns, veils, flowers, blinding diamonds and a page of classic bride versus avant- garde bride. We'll take the edgy and experimental every time. The new and unusual is what keeps us on our toes — in design, in art, fashion, food … and love. Happy Valentine's. xo Holly Moore Editor in Chief HUNT SLONEM 12 PaperCity Weddings in this ISSUE FEBRUARY 2015 | STYLE | FASHION | SOCIAL 4 , 6 P O P. C U L T U R E . G O S S I P. 10 Parties: Lauren Bush Lauren at SPA Luncheon and FEED fête Parties: Neiman Marcus Men's Trend Event and Stiletto Strut & Luncheon 17 Party: Celebration of the season at Tenenbaum & Co. 8 Party: Thrash bash for Pam & Gela Parties: Book signings for Debbie Pakzaban and Erin Gates at Tootsies 26 Parties: Fa-la-la at Antiques of River Oaks, Found, Past Era Antique Jewelry, Queen of Heirs, Lewis Jewelers, Wayne Smith, Zadok Jewelers; Clayton Dabney Formal, Nutcracker Market; Trees of Hope 21 Fashion: Oh, to be young … rich and blasé 30 28 33 Decoration: What's new in the design whirl 36 48 45 Party: The Houston Design Center market and book signing Party: Jean-Louis Deniot and Diane Dorrans Saeks book signing at Chateau Domingue. Wedding: Jenny Antill + Cory Clifton in Marathon 50 Bridal Style: Carolina Herrera makes an entrance Wedding: Margaret Naeve + Brad Parker in Avignon Party: Longoria Collection toasts Tribute Goods. Parties: Salvation Army Reflections on Style Runway Show and Luncheon; Mary Jo Peckham Award Luncheon and Fashion Show Parties: Opening fêtes for Trina Turk in The Woodlands and Galleria PC House + Art 52 Design: Inside Tonya Riner's dreamy Memorial-area home 38 Parties: Key to the Cure Kickoff at Saks Fifth Avenue; CancerForward's We Can Go Forward Luncheon Party: Holiday Schmooze fest 53 Style: Classic or edgy — which bride are you? Style: Packing for sea, city and souks Elle Decor editor in chief Michael Boodro is at Greenwood King The Lobby, Thursday, February 26, for a talk and book signing of his new tome, Elle Decor: The Height of Style, Inspiring Ideas from the World's Chicest Rooms (Abrams), a slick compendium of more than 200 rooms from the world's top decorators. Cocktails 6 pm, talk and book signing, 7 pm. Books will be for sale at the event. RSVP a must, at ELLE DECOR Editor in Chief at The Lobby The entry site is now open for the third annual PaperCity Design Awards at Houston Design Center. The competition is open to all design professionals. Winners will be announced at a cocktail reception Tuesday, April 7 and be featured in the October 2015 issue of PaperCity magazine. This year's esteemed judges include Shabby Chic designer and author Rachel Ashwell from London, and Atlanta designer Barbara Westbrook, with more to be announced. To explore all categories in design, outdoor living space, architectural design, historical renovation and green, go to Deadline to enter is February 20. Further information, Time to Enter PaperCity DESIGN AWARDS! A t the last Isabella Court openings, we had an encounter with a new form of painting — vaporous washes of color executed not on canvas, but on organic, abstracted forms of clay like sentient beings emitting pastel vibrations. Write this name down: Angel Oloshove. The past Lawndale "Big Show" winner now appears at Art Palace, where her "Floating Worlds" installation conjures a feminist take on Ken Price ceramics (through February 14). This is as good as it gets. (Just ask MFAH design curator, Cindi Strauss, who has an Oloshove in her personal collection.) Art Palace, 3913 Main St., 281.501.2964, Catherine D. Anspon VAPOR CLAY @ T H E H O U S T O N D E S I G N C E N T E R F or months after Seth Vaughan left us for the hallowed halls of Columbia University, we searched for the perfect person to take the helm of PaperCity's social department. Then Anne Lee Phillips came to interview, and we knew: We'd found our social editor. Watch for this smart University of Virginia grad — who has a penchant for Hermès scarves — taking notes around town, Montblanc pen in hand. She wields a degree in English, a minor in drama and honed her expertise in New York at a white-glove intellectual-property law firm and as a senior legal expert for Wenner Media (where she vetted stories for both Rolling Stone and Us Weekly), so we're confident she's a match for our socials. You can contact Anne at Catherine D. Anspon A SOCIAL SCRIBE ARRIVES A mong fall's holiday fêtes, one that stood out was Zadok Jewelers' Gem Vault Party at the graceful River Oaks home of Sheridan and John Eddie Williams. Showcased that evening was a very special collection of colored diamonds arrayed in perfectly curated vitrines — a display to rival the holdings of the Houston Museum of Natural Science's vaunted Smith Gem Vault. After the night ended, many of the treasures remained in town, carried exclusively at the seventh-generation Zadok Jewelers. What lucky bride wouldn't want the question popped with an extraordinary stone of natural beauty, clarity and a rare, unexpected hue — such as this vivid yellow diamond. Also investigate more unrivaled and unique colored diamonds set into rings, bracelets, necklaces and earrings, in colors spanning intense orange to deep bluish green, intense pink and fancy gray blue. The latter, mounted in a ring of Deco-like simplicity, is what we surmise Mrs. de Menil would have worn to match her museum — or perhaps it's Fifty Shades. Zadok Jewelers, 1749 Post Oak Blvd., 713.960.8950, Catherine D. Anspon Fifty Shades of Diamonds Michael Boodro Anne Lee Phillips Angel Oloshove's Tantra Body, 2014, at Art Palace Room designed by Robert Couturier WILLIAM ABRANOWICZ Platinum and 18K gold ring with 22.57-carat vivid yellow diamond, VS2 EC, flanked by half-moon diamonds, at Zadok Jewelers JEFF FANTICH WILLIAM WALDRON

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