Coast Monthly peeks into the closets of some of the most fashionable people on the upper Texas Coast.
Town: League City
Occupation: Biological specialist in the pharmaceutical industry and jewelry designer.
Style Icons: Duchess of Windsor and Stevie Nicks. “The Duchess was not a pretty woman, but she had style and carriage. Nicks inspired the boho style of peasant tops, jeans and wedge heels, which I still wear.”
Favorite designer: Carolina Herrera.
Favorite place to shop locally: GingerSnaps in League City. “I can find a lot of linen and embellished silk — my uniform — there.”
Best place to snap up a fashion bargain: T.J. Maxx.
Favorite online fashion store: Beyondtherack.com.
Favorite place to shop in the world: Ortega’s On The Plaza in Santa Fe, N.M.
Dream fashion purchase: Ballgown by Carolina Herrera.
Fashion crime: Not dressing age appropriately. “Leggings are not pants.”
Favorite trends this season: “The bohemian trend continues to thrive.”
Celebrity wardrobe you’d love to raid: Julianne Moore’s. “She is always impeccably dressed, plus she has my
Turquoise, red, white and brown Lucchese square-toe boots with typical western scroll made in Texas: “I don’t wear socks with boots. I prefer to sprinkle baby powder inside and just slip my bare feet right in.”
Turquoise and black mules with pink heart aflame that says “Lov’Em All”: “I got these in Round Top from a girl selling out of a pink trailer.”
Black elk hide belt with sterling silver and turquoise concho belt from Sleeping Beauty Mine: “It’s an anniversary gift from my husband.”
Art deco chain mail flapper’s evening bag from the 1920s made by Whiting & Davis: “This is an heirloom piece in perfect condition.”
Turquoise Navajo earrings from Sleeping Beauty Mine. Necklace of spiny oyster, coral and turquoise designed by Leo Feeney: “All my jewelry is Navajo.”
Black jacket with embroidered “tree of life” design on the back with soutache trim by Double D Ranch: “Because this is heavyweight cotton, I can wear this up until April.”
Vintage thunderbird sterling silver necklace with turquoise and coral inlay from the 1940s: “I got this in Santa Fe, N.M. and can wear it anywhere, even to church.”
Mary Frances artful handbags: “I have about 20 of these that I’ve bought at various places. They are whimsical and fun.”