Standing out at Lucinda Loya's 50th birthday party amid the chicest of crowds was no easy task. But Amy Murchison was not just a standout, she was a knockout in her black and white cocktail dress by Roberto Rodriguez, pumps by Prada and a sparkling Judith Leiber handbag.
The invitation commanded black and white attire, no color allowed at the party for 160 at Silver Street Studio. So as Amy explained, "Lucinda inspires me to take risks." When the invitation arrived, she headed back to Tootsies where she had seen the dress some weeks prior. "The little black dress from Tootsies!" she told herself. "Perfect!"
"Many women dress for their friends. I dress for my husband."
Amy says that she had not shown the dress to her husband so it was a surprise when she stepped out in the figure-flattering frock. "He loved it," she says.
That husband is Hardy Murchison, president and CEO of Encino Energy. Amy says, "Many women dress for their friends. I dress for my husband."
She found her amazing shoes on clearance at Barney's ("I still can't believe I found them there!") and the evening bag was a gift from her parents.