FINGERTIPS LINGER ON FINE LINENS, contemporary and delicate laces, subtle layers of soft tulle, the starving stretch of nylon. I can’t help but blush as I wrap my fingers around each piece of lingerie, thinking of sweet memories to come as I winnow my purchases at Maison Jolie. Each option leaks with suggestion.
Everything started with a text from my partner. I’m taking you away this weekend. Simply us. Pack light, you won’t requirement much. I felt my whole body flush scarlet from visit toe. I live for texts like this. A weekend trip with my love in Texas Hill Country seemed like an ideal escape for this newly minted mother.
Positioned in Highland Village next to Quatrine, Cole Haan and Up Bistro, Maison Jolie makes for both a physical and philosophical experience.
Expected names like La Perla, Hanky Panky and Wolford hold on the wall alongside brands like Bordelle, an upscale chains underwear line; Carine Gilson, a modern-day juxtaposition of imaginative prints and cutouts using traditional materials; and Aubade, a premiere bridal lingerie style house. Combine the amazing choice with customized fittings from the experienced and pleasant staff and we’re discussing an uplifting experience.
All these sweet and mischievous playthings hang next to flirty bras and underclothing for everyday use, as well as the best shapewear available, created to impress a smooth and sleek appearance and decadent sleepwear from Fleur t, Falcon & Bloom, and Samantha Chang, which wrap your skin in the most glamorous of fabrics for a remarkable night’s rest. Maison Jolie is presently developing their upscale swimsuit line, too.
The shop will celebrate with a grand opening celebration on March 31 from 6 to 9 p.m., when you can have your makeup improved by the Tom Ford beauty group while you pick up sensational pieces for your lingerie drawer for the next time you get a text that turns your cheeks rosy.
Vivian Wise promised a celebration with a function for her three-day Heart of Fashion runway occasion at Million Air Houston aircraft garage near Hobby Airport.
On Wednesday, the opening night, she delivered with a New York-style fashion extravaganza complete with streaming champagne, music by DJ Lewis Grell and designer runway shows. Some 300 people strolled the 50-foot pink carpeting into the enormous lobby area that featured streamlined relaxing chairs, a number of bars with complimentary cocktails and dispensers of plantains and chips to nibble on. Todd Events created the setting.
Inside the tent, visitors filled the rows and VIPs settled at bistro-style tables near the runway. Seemingly every seat in your house was a good one.
The night included collections by Cushnie Et Ochs presented by Neiman Marcus, Norisol Ferrari by Tootsies and Angel Sanchez by Elizabeth Anthony.
Cushnie Et Ochs, a line begun by designers Carly Cushnie and Michelle Ochs in 2008, recorded a younger spirit with pieces for the body-conscious woman. Angel Sanchez, who started his career in bridal design, captivated the audience with bold-hued gowns.
The function of all of it was to support Wise's Texas Legacy Foundation that will give a portion of the proceeds from ticket sales to non-profits Butterfly & Bandages, Legacy Community Health Services and Meals on Wheels for Greater Houston.
Legendary design Carmen Dell'Orefice existed with the Legacy Award by fashion designer Ralph Rucci, who was the included designer for the Chronicle's Best Dressed Luncheon and Neiman Marcus Presentation in 2014.
At 84, Dell'Orefice is the industry's earliest working model.
"I always look up and state, 'Pappa, thanks so much for your bones and Mamma, too, for your real grit,'" she stated.
"My father was Italian. He was lovely and was a symphony violinist. My mother was a Hungarian immigrant who was a dancer and in theater. I originate from real stock. I wasn't inherited money. I strove for everything.".
The program was quick with an 8:30 start, then ending about 45 minutes later. After it was over, visitors spilled into the lobby for dancing up until nearly 11 p.m. Yes, they partied.
On Thursday, the "Men's Night" functions "Men's Night," with Eleventy presented by M. Penner; La Isla Swimwear; Valobra Master Jewelers; and STAG Provisions. On Friday, it's women's wear collections by Peter Cohen, Paola Contreras, Abi Ferrin and Ungaro.
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