HTX Comforts of Home 2013
Stylish Boutique Opening

New West University fashion and home decor boutique draws stylish opening crowd

New West U fashion and home decor boutique draws stylish opening crowd

Julie R. O'Neal and David Peck at the Julie Rhodes Fashion & Home Houston opening party October 2013
Julie R. O'Neal and David Peck at the Julie Rhodes Fashion & Home Houston opening party. Photo by Chris Brown
Suleiman Telfah and Jahan Telfah at the Julie Rhodes Fashion & Home Houston opening party October 2013
Suleiman Telfah and Jahan Telfah at the Julie Rhodes Fashion & Home Houston opening party. Photo by Chris Brown
Katy Atlas, from left, Issa Chu and Magen Pastor at the Julie Rhodes Fashion & Home Houston opening party October 2013
Katy Atlas, from left, Issa Chu and Magen Pastor at the Julie Rhodes Fashion & Home Houston opening party. Photo by Chris Brown
Shalanda Turner at the Julie Rhodes Fashion & Home Houston opening party October 2013
Shalanda Turner at the Julie Rhodes Fashion & Home Houston opening party. Photo by Chris Brown
Michael Soliz and Tatiana Szligmann at the Julie Rhodes Fashion & Home Houston opening party October 2013
Michael Soliz and Tatiana Szligmann at the Julie Rhodes Fashion & Home Houston opening party. Photo by Chris Brown
Cabell Wood, from left, Whitney Crenshaw and Alixe Ryan at the Julie Rhodes Fashion & Home Houston opening party October 2013
Cabell Wood, from left, Whitney Crenshaw and Alixe Ryan at the Julie Rhodes Fashion & Home Houston opening party. Photo by Chris Brown
Allesandria Pilegge, left, and Nadine Murphy at the Julie Rhodes Fashion & Home Houston opening party October 2013
Allesandria Pilegge, left, and Nadine Murphy at the Julie Rhodes Fashion & Home Houston opening party. Photo by Chris Brown
Grace Rountree at the Julie Rhodes Fashion & Home Houston opening party October 2013
Grace Rountree at the Julie Rhodes Fashion & Home Houston opening party. Photo by Chris Brown
Lorissa Robinson at the Julie Rhodes Fashion & Home Houston opening party October 2013
Lorissa Robinson at the Julie Rhodes Fashion & Home Houston opening party. Photo by Chris Brown
Sonia Fisher at the Julie Rhodes Fashion & Home Houston opening party October 2013
Sonia Fisher at the Julie Rhodes Fashion & Home Houston opening party. Photo by Chris Brown
Felice Simmons Sloan at the Julie Rhodes Fashion & Home Houston opening party October 2013
Felice Simmons Sloan at the Julie Rhodes Fashion & Home Houston opening party. Photo by Chris Brown
Angilee Burger at the Julie Rhodes Fashion & Home Houston opening party October 2013
Angilee Burger at the Julie Rhodes Fashion & Home Houston opening party. Photo by Chris Brown
Daphne Barrica at the Julie Rhodes Fashion & Home Houston opening party October 2013
Daphne Barrica at the Julie Rhodes Fashion & Home Houston opening party. Photo by Chris Brown
Julie R. O'Neal and David Peck at the Julie Rhodes Fashion & Home Houston opening party October 2013
Suleiman Telfah and Jahan Telfah at the Julie Rhodes Fashion & Home Houston opening party October 2013
Katy Atlas, from left, Issa Chu and Magen Pastor at the Julie Rhodes Fashion & Home Houston opening party October 2013
Shalanda Turner at the Julie Rhodes Fashion & Home Houston opening party October 2013
Michael Soliz and Tatiana Szligmann at the Julie Rhodes Fashion & Home Houston opening party October 2013
Cabell Wood, from left, Whitney Crenshaw and Alixe Ryan at the Julie Rhodes Fashion & Home Houston opening party October 2013
Allesandria Pilegge, left, and Nadine Murphy at the Julie Rhodes Fashion & Home Houston opening party October 2013
Grace Rountree at the Julie Rhodes Fashion & Home Houston opening party October 2013
Lorissa Robinson at the Julie Rhodes Fashion & Home Houston opening party October 2013
Sonia Fisher at the Julie Rhodes Fashion & Home Houston opening party October 2013
Felice Simmons Sloan at the Julie Rhodes Fashion & Home Houston opening party October 2013
Angilee Burger at the Julie Rhodes Fashion & Home Houston opening party October 2013
Daphne Barrica at the Julie Rhodes Fashion & Home Houston opening party October 2013

Fashion retail veteran and interior designer Julie O’Neal combined her two loves into one space, opening Julie Rhodes Fashion & Home Thursday night. The West University boutique is a haven for exclusive apparel lines, handmade furniture textiles and the invaluable resource of O’Neal, who can dispense style advice and design direction in one chic spot.

Despite the busy evening of social events taking place all over town, O’Neal’s boutique was a priority stop for many. In between meeting guests, she spent much of the evening helping some of them shop from lines such as Nonoo, Theonne and Obakki. A strong proponent of items made and sourced in the United States, O’Neal also carries a selection of pieces by local design darling David Peck.

Guests noshed on French-inspired light bites provided by Philippe Restaurant and Lounge, sipping champagne while they shopped and mingled. The crowd included local fashion glitterati, West University neighbors and O’Neal’s friends and supporters.

Among those making the fashionable rounds were Suleiman Telfah and Jahan Telfah, Katy Atlas, Issa Chu, Magen PastorAllesandria Pilegge, Michael Soliz and Tatiana Szligmann, Nadine Murphy, Cabell Wood, Whitney Crenshaw, Alixe Ryan and Jeff Gremillion.