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SFA Haute Night

Stacy Bendet by her Alice + Olivia fashions
all photos by 'Roswitha Vogler for Houston Style Magazine'.

Saks Fifth Avenue Houston hosted Alice + Olivia designer and creator Stacey Bendet and special guest DJ duo The Dolls: DJ Mia Moretti and electric violinist Caitlin Moe. The Dolls came in from SXSW just for the soiree and headed back to Austin later that evening.

DJ Duo The Dolls
all photos by 'Roswitha Vogler for Houston Style Magazine'.

The event was inspired by a Mod 60’s and Mad Men themed cocktail party with Cosmos and Prosecco, retro candy treats direct from the 60’s, mini Crave Cupcakes, and if that wasn’t enough to satisfy the crowd’s palates, the amazing retro Snow Dog Ice Cream truck was just outside the door with frozen treats. The fashion savvy crowd participated in karaoke , and shopped the latest in Alice + Olivia fashions.

Director of PR for SFA Houston Chad Carpenter, SFA Houston Marketing Manager
Tijuana Harvey, and SFA Houston General Manager Bobby Dees
all photos by 'Roswitha Vogler for Houston Style Magazine'.

Launched in 2002, alice + olivia by Stacey Bendet is a sophisticated brand with a playful sensibility, which epitomizes the personality and style of its founder, Stacey Bendet. The brand was born from Stacey’s personal quest to create a flattering pair of pants, and has since grown into a full women’s ready to wear collection, including outerwear, dresses, and the perfect pants that started it all.

Fashion Group International members: Maurielle Balzcon, Shaun Hooey,
and FGI President Andrea Bonner
all photos by 'Roswitha Vogler for Houston Style Magazine'.

Stacey has also expanded into different categories with a Base Collection for the ultimate layering pieces to the Career Collection for a more modern working woman. In 2011, the alice + olivia by Stacey Bendet shoe line was launched and includes a wide variety of high-fashion yet affordable styles from leather knee-high boots to sparkly Mary Janes. Now a full lifestyle collection.

Wanted: Flowers

Juliska Graham Mini Vase $59.00

It’s Spring and what better way to show off those blooms than in this sweet Juliska vase. It’s perfect for a powder room, to brighten a desk, or give as a gift. Available at Berings.


Houston Philanthropy

HCC Passion for Fashion Luncheon 2013

left to right Co- Chair Paula Fyhr, Terron Schaefer, Sheridan Williams, and Co-Chair Liz Glanville
photo by Kim Coffman

Over 350 fashionable guests attended the Passion for Fashion luncheon benefiting Houston’s fashion and interior design community in support of Houston Community College’s award-winning fashion and interior design education. Celebrating the success were Luncheon Chairmen Paula Fyhr and Liz Glanville, Co-Chairmen Kelli Cohen Fein and Mary Ann McKeithan along with Honorary Chairmen Rosemarie Johnson and Melissa Mithoff. Julia Frankel, Chairman Emeritus and founder of the luncheon was also present. Sheridan Williams received the 2013 HCC Design Society Fashion Icon Award, introduced by a video showing her fashionable and philanthropic life in pictures. Clifford Pugh interviewed the Terron Schaefer, Saks Fifth Avenue Executive Vice President and Chief Creative Officer as well as Saks featured buyer on NBC’s reality competition series, “Fashion Star”. Luncheon guests were treated to modeling of Saks spring fashions as Schaefer talked about what inspired his fashion concepts. Saks Fifth Avenue was the Designer Sponsor for the luncheon. A reception following the luncheon had the many ladies visiting and sipping champagne.


It all started with a turtle author and lemonade day
co-founder Lisa Holthouse to launch new book
at children’s museum Houston

The Children’s Museum Houston to host the launch of Lisa Holthouse’s new children’s book, It All Started with a Turtle featuring author readings + signing, a lemonade stand serving lemon snow cones and lemonade, a yellow candy bar, turtles and tortoises provided by the TWRC Wildlife Center, and you’ll have an opportunity to sign your child up for Lemonade Day to receive a free back pack on Saturday, March 23, 2013 from 11AM-1PM. ABOUT THE BOOK: It All Started with a Turtle is the story of how Lemonade Day began. Written by Lemonade Day co-founder Lisa Holthouse, it describes through colorful illustrations how a global movement was created from the dream of a little girl to add a turtle to her menagerie of pets. All proceeds from the sale of the book will benefit Lemonade Day.


Check our calendar to plan your
social and shopping schedule!

March 19
Dress for Dinner

March 21-23
Tootsies-David Peck personal appearance

March 22
Children at Risk Gala

March 23
Fashion is Forever Runway Show

March 27 -28
Tootsies-Michael Kors Trunk Show

April 5
CAC Spirit of Spring