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December 2015 - Houston

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CHAMPAGNE WISHES AND CAVIAR DREAMS AT DIOR ANNE LEE PHILLIPS STEPS INTO LA MAISON DIOR. PHOTOGRAPHY ROSWITHA VOGLER. C hampagne, caviar and luxe shopping? Oui, s'il vous plait! The beautiful ones turned out in droves for the first-rate fête thrown by beloved Dior fashion label to celebrate its debut in Houston at River Oaks District. No one does the French femme look quite like Dior, and the gorgeous new boutique serves as the perfect maison for women's ready-to-wear, handbags, accessories, fine jewelry, watches and shoes. Inspired by the concept of the Avenue Montaigne flagship designed by Peter Marino, the stunning boutique is swathed in Dior gray and silver, with specially commissioned contemporary art by Rob Wynne, Philippe Montels, Laurent Chauvat, and Franck Evennou. A Fare Extraordinaire served up a decadent menu of petite caviar blinis, foie gras and mini éclairs, which paired nicely with tall glasses of Moët & Chandon. A hush-hush VIP salon on the second floor inspired lounging and an intime quaff. The chosen ones: Bag Snob's Tina Craig, in from Dallas, with Ceron and Todd Fiscus. Christian Dior president Pamela Baxter and COO Karen Watkins were both in from New York, and store manager Christopher Venegas held court with his clients. Adoring Dior: Alex and Astley Blair, Vivian Wise with Sergio Morales; style bloggers Beth Muecke, Monica Abney, Fifi Phi, Issa Chou, and Brittney Carroll; sweet socials Phoebe Tudor, Greggory Burke, Diane Lokey Farb, Penny Wright, Christine Napier, Amy Dichoso, Sneha Merchant, Laura Fondren, Mary Sue Wald, Hanna Struever, Lilian Rendon, and Leslie Sharp. DECEMBER | PAGE 20 | 2015 Amy Dichoso Alice Mao James Napier Karen Payne Yuri Xavier Meredith Xavier Alex Blair Barbara Van Postman Mark Sullivan Monica Abney Fifi Phi Issa Chou Brittney Carroll Kathryn Smith Kimberly Van Belle-Ebel Leslie Ezell Mia Yu Elizabeth Turpin Jeff Smith Diane Lokey Farb Vivian Wise Christopher Venegas Ludmila Golovine J.L. Clark Tanaz Choudhury Noreen Khan- Mayberry Mary Sue Wald Laura Fondren Phoebe Tudor Karen Watkins The scene at the new Dior boutique Pamela Baxter Lilian Rendon Penny Wright Christine Napier Leslie Sharp Tina Craig DJ Dave Wrangle Astley Blair Ludmila Luman Tatiana Massey Sneha Merchant The gleaming Dior boutique

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