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Women of Style 2018

By The Editors

Photography by Julie Soefer and Jenn Duncan


Shot on location at The Post Oak Hotel Uptown, these five trendsetters each offer a unique perspective on what it means to be a stylish and influential woman in Houston today.

The catwalk activist
As a leader of animal welfare nonprofit PetSet, how do you dress to empower? We want to continue to raise the status of animals, so how we dress professionally should be a reflection of that.
What accessory can you not leave home without? I don’t go anywhere without hand wipes. Plus a little fur [pet hair] on my jacket is the best reminder of why we do what we do.
Favorite pet accessory? My last dog, Taz, had cashmere sweaters and boots for our trips to Minnesota. It was more about survival, really. Also, every dog deserves a good harness; they’re much better for their necks than a collar.
Name one favorite place to shop. Magpies & Peacocks. I love businesses that support the animals and local nonprofits.
Favorite designers? I love vintage ones like Charles James and Galanos, and more recently, Alexander McQueen and Balmain.
If you could snag one thing from your sister’s closets, what would it be? Her Chanel boots!

The philanthropic fashionista

How do you dress for both the boardroom and the animal shelter? I wear low heels most days, and even if I wear jeans, I bring a jacket to dress up. I love my PetSet T-shirt collection, and I’m always prepared to get dirty. PetSet’s annual cocktail fundraiser is Sept. 7.
What’s a favorite past look? In 2016, I wore a favorite dress by Cavali. I wouldn’t have picked it out, but once I had it on, my whole style shifted. That piece really pushed me to start finding a bit more of an edge.
Pet style? My dog, Sonny Corleone, has a really fabulous necklace by Pawve, which makes items for pets and gives proceeds to nonprofits. When he’s not looking, I sometimes even wear it myself.
Diamonds or pearls? After dogs, diamonds are a girl’s best friend.
The most cherished pieces in my closet are… my dad’s shirts and military jacket, my rock ’n’ roll T-shirts and my Chanel over-the-knee boots. 
What’s one thing that never goes out of style? Kindness.