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Shelby Hodge

Editor at Large

Social Scene

After 18 years as society columnist at the Houston Chronicle, Shelby Hodge jumped ship in October 2009 to join CultureMap as Editor-at-Large.

While at the Chronicle, she covered a variety of subjects from Presidential inaugurations in Washington D.C. to travels of the British Royal family in the U.S. Her main area of expertise was and continues to be Texas society — the black tie galas, the fancy weddings, the swell parties. But since joining CultureMap she has expanded her writing repertoire to include a variety of subjects of interest to Houstonians — business, design, a bit of politics and breaking news when she gets the scoop on a hot happening.

Shelby is a native of Baton Rouge, La., and a journalism graduate from LSU. 

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Shelby's Social Diary

Lynn Wyatt for the cover of Vogue: That's the consensus of supermodels and I Am Waters fans

By Shelby Hodge

Even a pride of sleek and gorgeous models from the pages of top fashion magazines could not dim the star power of the I Am Waters luncheon honoree — Lynn Wyatt ...


Shelby's Social Diary

Top American designers share secrets with creative crowd while host makes a quick getaway

By Shelby Hodge

Lucky the 50 design influentials who nabbed an invitation to the recent cocktail buffet at the home of design laureate Lauren Rottet. With two of the nation's leading interior ...


Dining With Purpose

Dine out at top restaurants in April and join the fight against child abuse

By Shelby Hodge

Only the day before the start of Child Abuse Prevention Month and the launch of Houston's Blue Plate Special fundraising efforts for that cause, news broke of the starving ...


Party Watch

Top toques are on their toes when cooking with Houston Ballet stars

By Shelby Hodge

What: Houston Ballet's Ballet Barre's "A Dinner in Five Acts." Where: Brennan's of Houston. The 411: Five chefs, five courses, five dancers — it was the recipe for ...


Shelby's Social Diary

Irreverent comedian Jim Belushi shakes up luncheon with laughs, but no backflips

By Shelby Hodge

While the serious mission of the day was to raise funds for Christus Foundation for HealthCare, the luncheon at River Oaks Country Club took on a somewhat irreverent tone once ...


Party Watch

Cheerleaders and young professionals sip suds and socialize at Spring Fling

By Shelby Hodge

What: Dress for Success' Women of Wardrobe ninth annual Spring Fling. Where: Taps House of Beer. The 411: More than 220 young professionals spent Saturday afternoon sipping suds and socializing ...


Pinstripes and Quail Bites

Yankees star chows down with the Bushes and Roger Clemens before big Astros season opener

By Shelby Hodge

We're not sure where the rest of the New York Yankees had lunch on the day of their season opener against the Astros, but we can tell you that ...


Shelby's Social Diary

Hot Sardines and cool flappers add jazzy spirit to SPA gala with Paris panache

By Shelby Hodge

The invitation to the Society for the Performing Arts's "Forever Paris" gala called for black-tie or "jazz age chic" attire, the invitation clearly hinting at the lively evening that ...


Party Watch

Society writer Shelby Hodge tells all at River Oaks luncheon and the ladies beg for more

By Shelby Hodge

What: Crohn's & Colitis Winter Ball auction item fulfilled. Where: The River Oaks home of Cora Sue and Harry Mach. The 411: CultureMap editor-at-large Shelby Hodge talked about her closet ...


Shelby's Social Diary

88-year-old music legend honored in a black-tie Houston night full of starpower

By Shelby Hodge

It's not often that a non-profit scores such a renowned collection of complementary headliners as the University of Houston's Moores School of Music managed for its 27th annual ...


Shelby's Social Diary

Eight young professionals making a real difference in Houston: Give 'em an Ovation

By Shelby Hodge

Each spring, Houston Grand Opera taps a flock of young professionals making their mark on the city through leadership in a variety of non-profits and presents them with the Ovation ...


Shelby's Social Diary

Man and Woman of the Year candidates use party power for good causes

By Shelby Hodge

The spring party season has enjoyed extra oomph in recent years, ever since the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society launched its Man and Woman of the Year competition. Individuals in each category ...


Party Watch

Nanette Lepore provides the perfect recipe for a delightful food-and-fashion evening

By Shelby Hodge

What: Recipe for Success "Dress for Dinner" evening with Nanette Lepore. Where: The couture salon at Neiman Marcus for a fashion presentation and dinner with Lepore in the Mariposa restaurant ...


Shelby's Social Diary

Best Dressed luncheon takes on new life with cheering throngs and Ralph Rucci designs

By Shelby Hodge

The crowd attending the Houston Chronicle Best Dressed Luncheon has always been an appreciative bunch, enthusiastically applauding the 10 women anointed each year as community-minded style icons. But for Friday ...


Houston's Most Beautiful Moms

Houston's Most Beautiful Moms are honored: These ladies shine inside and out

By Shelby Hodge

Like the flowers in our gardens, a bower of frothy chapeaux transformed the River Oaks Country Club ballroom into a vision of spring-like beauty as Easter Seals Greater Houston celebrated ...


Shelby About Town

Powerhouse lawyer, heavy-hitters in heels and a priest on a mission shake up the Houston spring scene

By Shelby Hodge

It seems that spring is the awards season and a time for celebrations of personal success. First on our radar is the much-admired trial lawyer Robin Gibbs, who has been ...


Lynn Wyatt In Leather

Lynn Wyatt channels a James Bond girl in a hot leather gown from German design house

By Shelby Hodge

Leave it to fashion icon Lynn Wyatt to come up with the perfect outfit for a James Bond-themed evening — a black leather gown, yes gown, by German design house Talbot ...


Shelby's Social Diary

A new James Bond sweeps down from the rafters to solve "theft" at fun-filled gala

By Shelby Hodge

Not since 007 Sir Roger Moore rappelled down the side of the Baron Ricky di Portanova home on River Oaks Boulevard has H-Town experienced a more surprising James Bond moment ...


Party Watch

Big names in the spotlight as Be An Angel wraps up plans for Big Top gala

By Shelby Hodge

What: Be an Angel kick-off party for its annual gala. Where: Fleming's River Oaks. The 411: Fleming's Sam Governale rolled out the red carpet for supporters of Be ...


Bubbly & bovines

Fashionable Champagne Cowgirls go for the beef at steer auction, buy reserve grand champion

By Shelby Hodge

With their trademark interlocking "CC"s horseshoes on their silver hatbands and exhibiting their usual flourish of stylish western wear, the Champagne Cowgirls once again landed in the top ranks ...


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