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Socialite's Three-Story Closet

Glam socialite shows off her three-story closet that's bigger than a townhouse: It's a female man cave

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Theresa Roemer closet July 2014
The second floor of this three-story closet holds shoes and clothes and is charity party central. Photo by © Chinh Phan/Courtesy of Neiman Marcus
Theresa Roemer closet July 2014
Theresa Roemer told CultureMap that she owns 75 pair of Louboutins. Photo by © Chinh Phan/Courtesy of Neiman Marcus
Theresa Roemer closet July 2014
A spiral staircase connects the three levels of the 3,000 square foot closet. Photo by © Chinh Phan/Courtesy of Neiman Marcus
Theresa Roemer closet July 2014
Sixty Hermes handbags share shelf space with Chanel, Gucci and other designer gems. Photo by © Chinh Phan/Courtesy of Neiman Marcus
Theresa Roemer closet July 2014
The shelf designs look more department store than private home. Photo by © Chinh Phan/Courtesy of Neiman Marcus
Theresa Roemer closet July 2014
Jewelry is displayed on the first floor along with the handbags. Photo by © Chinh Phan/Courtesy of Neiman Marcus
Theresa Roemer closet July 2014
Ooh-la-la, pumps from Paris. Photo by © Chinh Phan/Courtesy of Neiman Marcus
Theresa Roemer closet July 2014
Photo by © Chinh Phan/Courtesy of Neiman Marcus
Theresa Roemer closet July 2014
The sweet smell of oil patch success permeates the premises. Photo by © Chinh Phan/Courtesy of Neiman Marcus
Theresa Roemer closet Neiman Marcus blog screenshot July 2014
A screen shot of the recent post on Neiman Marcus' The Blog. Photo by © Chinh Phan/Courtesy of Neiman Marcus
Theresa Roemer closet July 2014
Theresa Roemer closet July 2014
Theresa Roemer closet July 2014
Theresa Roemer closet July 2014
Theresa Roemer closet July 2014
Theresa Roemer closet July 2014
Theresa Roemer closet July 2014
Theresa Roemer closet July 2014
Theresa Roemer closet July 2014
Theresa Roemer closet Neiman Marcus blog screenshot July 2014

There is nothing shy about glam former body builder Theresa Roemer. So when Neiman Marcus' The Blog approached her about opening up her vast three-story closet, the former beauty queen and blonde bombshell of The Woodlands rolled out the welcome mat.

What photographer Chinh Phan and writer Laura Acosta found was nothing less than astounding. The 3,000 square foot triple-decker space resembles more a high-end emporium, say a not-so-mini Tootsies, than a closet. In fact, Roemer's expansive vault of designer labels is larger than many townhouses.

There is a champagne bar for high style partying amid the cache of designer labels. 

Eighteen months ago, Roemer told CultureMap that she owned at least 75 pairs of pricey Louboutins. And there they are lined up shoe boutique style, the signature red soles shining like so many symbols of over-the-top- wealth. That wealth derived from the good earth. Roemer's husband, Lamar, is a successful oilman.

She told The Blog, "My closet is my dressing room, but more importantly, it’s my retreat. I like to call it my 'female man cave.' "

Roemer designed the closet to fit her dressing routine. The top floor houses furs and hats. The second floor is as much activity center as storage space. In addition to her shoes, clothes and vanity (professional salon style for hair styling and makeup application), there is a champagne bar for high style partying amid the cache of designer labels. The first floor is home to her jewelry and handbags, some 60 trophies from Hermes.

If you think this space is all about personal vanity, think again. Roemer, involved in a number of Montgomery County charities as well as several in Houston, holds  fundraisers there, and she says that she created this uber closet exactly for that — raising money for non-profits. 

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UPDATE: Channel 11 did a follow-up feature with a video of the closet:

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