FIVE CultureMap 5th Birthday Bash

Houston's Most Stylish

Houston's Most Stylish: These gorgeous women and dapper gents stand out in a CultureMap fashion look back

Style File Amy Murchison February 2014
Photo by © Gary Fountain
News_Style File_Joyce Echols
Photo by Michelle Watson/
Shelby, Style File, Michael Yafi, July 2012
Photo by © Chinh Phan/
Style File, Annie Amante, July 2012
Photo by Shelby Hodge
Style File, Richard Grieco, cocktail reception, September 2012, Natalie Lefevre
Photo by Roswitha Vogler/
News_Style File_Diane Lokey Farb
Photo by Fulton Davenport: PWL Studio
News_Style File_Fady Armanious_May 2012
Photo by Roswitha Vogler/
News_Style File_Carrie Brandsberg-Dahl
Photo by © Michelle Watson/
News_Style File_Ceron_by Richard J. Carson
Photo by Richard J. Carson
News_Style File_Becca Cason Thrash
Photo by Fulton Davenport: PWL Studio
News_Style File_Lucinda Loya
Photo by Shelby Hodge
Shelby, Style File, Shelley Reeves, January 2013
Photo by © Chinh Phan/
News_Style File_Elena Markova
Photo by Michelle Watson/
News_Style File_Ed Jones_April 2012
Photo by © Michelle Watson/
News_Style File_Hope Ewing
Photo by Michelle Watson/

Five years, close to 300 photos taken and more than 200 fashionistas featured —  CultureMap's Style File has been recording the glamorous, entertaining and interesting looks of Houston women in all corners of the social scene.

The men and women presented here are exclusively from the regular Style File feature. Here, we revisit a few of our favorites as CultureMap celebrates its fifth birthday.

Amy Murchison was a particular standout at a private birthday party in February 2014. Her hot look in Roberto Rodriguez party frock and Prada pumps almost stole the show from the birthday girl.

H-Town's first Fashion Week  in 2010 was reason enough for Joyce Echols to step out in over-the-top high style.

She chose this Haute Hippie lingerie dress from Katia, Michael Kors Mongolian fur vest from the Michael Kors Galleria store and a pair of above-the-knee Massimo Dogana python boots.

The next time you see Joyce, she'll be wearing her own line of fancy footwear, Joyce Echols shoes.

Yes, even the gents are cutting edge, uber fashionable whether at poolside parties, tennis tournaments or costume galas.

Dr. Michael Yafi stepped out in this pink Versace suit for the annual Party in Pink at Hotel ZaZa in 2012. Check out those pink Yves St. Laurent shoes.

Annie Amante's bon vivant spirit comes through in this Fourth of July ensemble, she wore in 2012 at River Oaks Country Club.

The off-the-shoulder top by Jens Pirate Booty and jeans by Current Elliot are the perfect accompaniment for the Ralph Lauren silk flag scarf.

The invitation called for "rock star chic" at this party for actor turned artist Richard Grieco. Natalie Lefevre's interpretation was right on.

The leather skirt with gold studs was a find at Faith Connection in St. Tropez and her Alaia croc strappy heels sourced from

Love this party look from December of 2011, when Diane Lokey Farb stepped out at Tootsies in this Oscar de la Renta jeweled cocktail dress and tiered fur coat from J. Mendel.

Not a day passes that Tootsies' Fady Armanious isn't a Style File candidate. The guy has an amazing sense of style and well he should as Tootsies creative fashion director.

A Monique Lhuillier trunk show was occasion for the lavender and green floral jacket from Zara in the Galleria and his purple Arfango loafers from Barney's.

Carrie Brandsberg-Dahl is always the chicest of the chic as evidenced here at a Houston Grand Opera party held at Fendi in the Galleria in 2011.

She topped her leather leggings by Prada with an artful tunic by Rick Owens.

This is one of the more conservative looks of hairstylist to the stars Ceron but we particularly liked the look for the double duty it served on this night in 2010.

First, he emceed a wacky birthday party, a play on the quinceanera, for a 51-year-old, then headed over to Hotel ZaZa for the annual Zalloween bash. 

We love the glittering Alexander McQueen jeans and the embroidered tux jacket by Prada. 

Oh, to be personal friends with designer Naeem Khan! He gifted Becca Cason Thrash with this black cocktail dress beaded in brass and pewter.

She dressed it up with a bold fur collar from Fendi and turned the look edgy with the fingerless leather gloves by Karl Lagerfeld.

The occasion was an Alberta Ferretti party at Tootsies.

The ever-stylish Lucinda Loya cuts a fashionable swath even when on the job as seen here in Decorative Center Houston.

Love the Hermes bag worn so casually with the tattered jeans from Barney's New York. She completes the outfit from 2011 with a leather/shearling jacket by Rick Owens and leather and suede boots from Maison Martin Margiela.

Now this is dressin' western. Shelley Reeves went high style for the Steer Auction Committee's Hide Party in 2013. 

Only one of H-Town's Champagne Cowgirls could pull of this rodeo look — feather, seed pearl and leather vest; leather and spandex pants and killer fringe and fur boots by Capelta.

Elena Markova was a standout amid the Houston Grand Opera young professionals gathering at Hudson Lounge in 2010.

The John Galliano slacks topped by the Anne Fontaine blouse and accessorized with Ferragamo belt and bag were just the ticket for early evening chic.

The gents are often as fashionable as the ladies at the River Oaks tennis tournament luncheon. Case in point, Ed Jones who wore a Brooks Brothers bespoke seersucker suit in pink, no less, for the event in 2012.

Dapper to say the least.

In November of 2010, Hope Ewing caught our eye at a Society for the Performing Arts meet and greet, co-hosted by CultureMap.

Her stylish ladylike good looks were sourced from Banana Republic, testimony to the fact that not all high-style has to come with a high price tag.