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Hip new boutique opens with a red leather dress bang: Champagne party overflows with fashionistas

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Atrium opening, April 2013, Luvi Wheelock, Carlos Wheelock
 Luvi and Carlos Wheelock at Atrium Ready to Wear relocation party. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
Atrium opening, April 2013, Tiffany Smith, Ursaline Hamilton
Tiffany Smith, left, and Ursaline Hamilton at Atrium Ready to Wear relocation party. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
Atrium opening, April 2013, Kathryn Brill, Sarah Gruber, Kelly Yanta
Kathryn Brill, from left, Sarah Gruber and Kelly Yanta at Atrium Ready to Wear relocation party. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
Atrium opening, April 2013, Sarah Adelson, Sally LaPointe
Sarah Adelson, left, and Sally LaPointe at Atrium Ready to Wear relocation party. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
Atrium opening, April 2013, Maria Vilchez, Karra Marino
Maria Vilchez, left, and Karra Marino at Atrium Ready to Wear relocation party. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
Atrium opening, April 2013, Allie Fields, Greggory Burk
Allie Fields, left, and Greggory Burk at Atrium Ready to Wear relocation party. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
Atrium opening, April 2013, Jim Peterson, Elizabeth Peterson in Sally LaPointe
Gary and Elizabeth Petersen, wearing Sally LaPointe, at Atrium Ready to Wear relocation party. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
Atrium opening, April 2013, Luke Fertitta, Kendall Clay, Billy Bettingen
Luke Fertitta, from left, Kendall Clay and Billy Bettingen at Atrium Ready to Wear relocation party. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
Atrium opening, April 2013, Spencer Morris, Dustin Elliott
Spencer Morris, left, and Dustin Elliott at Atrium Ready to Wear relocation party. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
Atrium opening, April 2013, Luvi Wheelock, Carlos Wheelock
Atrium opening, April 2013, Tiffany Smith, Ursaline Hamilton
Atrium opening, April 2013, Kathryn Brill, Sarah Gruber, Kelly Yanta
Atrium opening, April 2013, Sarah Adelson, Sally LaPointe
Atrium opening, April 2013, Maria Vilchez, Karra Marino
Atrium opening, April 2013, Allie Fields, Greggory Burk
Atrium opening, April 2013, Jim Peterson, Elizabeth Peterson in Sally LaPointe
Atrium opening, April 2013, Luke Fertitta, Kendall Clay, Billy Bettingen
Atrium opening, April 2013, Spencer Morris, Dustin Elliott

Luvi Wheelock could well have been singing "Another Op'nin, Another Show" as she unlocked the doors to the new location of her hip designer boutique, Atrium Ready to Wear, in River Oaks Shopping Center. Little more than a week earlier, she had thrown the opening party for the new location of her bridal salon, Casa de Novia, just next door.

On this night, she had designer Sally LaPointe in house to discuss her fall collection that features hot red leather, cut-out dresses and sharp separates. And in LaPointe's honor, Luvi stepped out in one of the designer's crisply-tailored blazers, worn with white Yigal Azrouël slacks.

The champagne party, which doubled as a fundraiser for Heroes for Children, was hosted by Greggory Burk, Flora Crosswell, Allie Fields, Karen Mayell, Elizabeth Petersen and Celina Stabell. Their friends and charity supporters turned out in force with the fashionistas over-flowing into adjoining Casa de Novia.

The fashion flock included Tiffany Smith, Maria Vilchez, Ursaline Hamilton, Sarah Gruber, Karra Marino and a few gents including Carlos Wheelock and Gary Petersen.

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