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Real style: This high-powered oil executive knows how to keep it "feminine" while maintaining an edge

This high-powered oil executive knows how to keep it feminine, edgy

Clifford Pugh Style File Hallie Vanderhider November 2014
Hallie Vanderhider chose a cocktail dress by Pamella Roland when the designer recently came to Houston. Photo by Anthony A. Hynes
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Hallie Vanderhider wore a Vera Wang gown to the Louve party hosted by Becca Cason Thrash in 2013. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
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Hallie Vanderhider, center, at the WOW Summer Soiree in August. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
Fady Armanious and Hallie Vanderhider at US Ambassador Dinner in Paris June 2013
Fady Armanious and Hallie Vanderhider at the U.S. Ambassador's dinner in Paris in 2013. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
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Hallie Vanderhider, left, with Pamella Roland. Photo courtesy of Vivo 53
Clifford Pugh Style File Hallie Vanderhider November 2014
Louvre gowns Hallie Vanderhider in Vera Wang June 2013
50 Julianna Moorad, from left, Hallie Vanderhider and Elin Jackson at the WOW Summer Soiree August 2014
Fady Armanious and Hallie Vanderhider at US Ambassador Dinner in Paris June 2013
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For the Pamella Roland spring 2015 collection runway show and cocktail party at Elizabeth Anthony, Hallie Vanderhider chose a black lambskin dress with black and sable lurel panels created by the designer. "Pamella Roland is one of my favorite designers and this dress was one of my favorite designs, so I wanted to honor her by wearing it," Vanderhider wrote in an email.

She accessorized the dress with a black mother-of-pearl cuff and sterling silver geode earrings with black mother-of-pearl and white sapphires, both by Kara Ross, and Jimmy Choo pumps. The dress and jewelry were purchased from Elizabeth Anthony; the shoes came from Joseph.

Vanderhider, who has worked as an executive in the oil and gas industry through much of her career and currently is a consultant at Catalyst Partners LLC, says her style varies to fit the occasion — sometimes very "feminine" and other times "classic with an edge."

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