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Houston's hottest fashion bloggers make the first ever CultureMap Social sizzle

Houston's hottest fashion bloggers make 1st CultureMap Social sizzle

20 Leigh Evans, from left, Thuy Pham, Julie Bortnick and Tuyet Pham at the CultureMap Social at Saint Genevieve October 2013
Leigh Evans, from left, Thuy Pham, Julie Bortnick and Tuyet Pham at the CultureMap Social at Saint Genevieve. Photo by © Chinh Phan/CultureMapSNAP.com
16 Donnita Dennis, from left, Jessica Marshall and Lynn Levit at the CultureMap Social at Saint Genevieve October 2013
Donnita Dennis, from left, Jessica Marshall and Lynn Levit  check out the Hublot HotSpot at the CultureMap Social at Saint Genevieve. Photo by © Chinh Phan/CultureMapSNAP.com
14 Ashleigh Schap, from left, Blythe Milstead and Jackie Wood at the CultureMap Social at Saint Genevieve October 2013
Ashleigh Schap, from left, Blythe Milstead and Jackie Wood at the CultureMap Social at Saint Genevieve. Photo by © Chinh Phan/CultureMapSNAP.com
7 Fifi Phi, from left, Issa Chou and Michell Luong at the CultureMap Social at Saint Genevieve October 2013
Fifi Phi, from left, Issa Chou and Michell Luong at the CultureMap Social at Saint Genevieve. Photo by © Chinh Phan/CultureMapSNAP.com
10 Giselle Aboud, from left, Dave Duggal and Annaliese Lee Seyon at the CultureMap Social at Saint Genevieve October 2013
Giselle Aboud, from left, Dave Duggal and Annaliese Lee Seyon at the CultureMap Social at Saint Genevieve. Photo by © Chinh Phan/CultureMapSNAP.com
4 Clifford Pugh and fashion bloggers at the CultureMap Social at Saint Genevieve October 2013
Clifford Pugh and fashion bloggers at the CultureMap Social at Saint Genevieve. Photo by © Chinh Phan/CultureMapSNAP.com
19 Alyson Haas, from left, Latie Flaherty and Ting Bresnahan at the CultureMap Social at Saint Genevieve October 2013
Alyson Haas, from left, Latie Flaherty and Ting Bresnahan at the CultureMap Social at Saint Genevieve. Photo by © Chinh Phan/CultureMapSNAP.com
17 Caitlin Steele, left, and Courtney Steele at the CultureMap Social at Saint Genevieve October 2013
Caitlin Steele, left, and Courtney Steele at the CultureMap Social at Saint Genevieve. Photo by © Chinh Phan/CultureMapSNAP.com
8 Lanre Omotunwashe and Erica Renee Garza at the CultureMap Social at Saint Genevieve October 2013
Lanre Omotunwashe and Erica Renee Garza at the CultureMap Social at Saint Genevieve. Photo by © Chinh Phan/CultureMapSNAP.com
18 Tiffany Halik and Mazen Baltadi at the CultureMap Social at Saint Genevieve October 2013
Tiffany Halik and Mazen Baltadi at the CultureMap Social at Saint Genevieve. Photo by © Chinh Phan/CultureMapSNAP.com
21 Aries Milan, from left, Jared Lang and Kristen Cannon at the CultureMap Social at Saint Genevieve October 2013
Aries Milan, from left, Jared Lang and Kristen Cannon at the CultureMap Social at Saint Genevieve. Photo by © Chinh Phan/CultureMapSNAP.com
13 Courtney Pearce, from left, Arin Marx, Alayna Pagnani-Gendron and Yasmin Margolis at the CultureMap Social at Saint Genevieve October 2013
Courtney Pearce, from left, Arin Marx, Alayna Pagnani-Gendron and Yasmin Margolis at the CultureMap Social at Saint Genevieve. Photo by © Chinh Phan/CultureMapSNAP.com
15 Fady Armanious, from left, Chris Goins and Edward Sanchez at the CultureMap Social at Saint Genevieve October 2013
Fady Armanious, from left, Chris Goins and Edward Sanchez at the CultureMap Social at Saint Genevieve. Photo by © Chinh Phan/CultureMapSNAP.com
12 Kirsten and William Guerra, from left, with Leigh Evans at the CultureMap Social at Saint Genevieve October 2013
Kirsten and William Guerra, from left, with Leigh Evans at the CultureMap Social at Saint Genevieve. Photo by © Chinh Phan/CultureMapSNAP.com
11 Schuyler Evans, from left, Susan Dowdy, Maigen Sawyer and Sergio Marazita at the CultureMap Social at Saint Genevieve October 2013
Schuyler Evans, from left, Susan Dowdy, Maigen Sawyer and Sergio Marazita at the CultureMap Social at Saint Genevieve. Photo by © Chinh Phan/CultureMapSNAP.com
9 Eric Rozelle and Jana Knezevic at the CultureMap Social at Saint Genevieve October 2013
Eric Rozelle and Jana Knezevic at the CultureMap Social at Saint Genevieve. Photo by © Chinh Phan/CultureMapSNAP.com
6 Carrie Ann, left, and Lauren Mills at the CultureMap Social at Saint Genevieve October 2013
Carrie Ann, left, and Lauren Mills at the CultureMap Social at Saint Genevieve. Photo by © Chinh Phan/CultureMapSNAP.com
22 Alison Stevens, from left, Lindsey Lyle and Hillary Klaassen at the CultureMap Social at Saint Genevieve October 2013
Alison Stevens, from left, Lindsey Lyle and Hillary Klaassen at the CultureMap Social at Saint Genevieve. Photo by © Chinh Phan/CultureMapSNAP.com
5 Yasmine Haddad, from left, Karli Gillum, Carla de Rosmini and Magen Pastor at the CultureMap Social at Saint Genevieve October 2013
Yasmine Haddad, from left, Karli Gillum, Carla de Rosmini and Magen Pastor at the CultureMap Social at Saint Genevieve. Photo by © Chinh Phan/CultureMapSNAP.com
3 Mishelle Echeverria, left, and Jordan Newman at the CultureMap Social at Saint Genevieve October 2013
Mishelle Echeverria, left, and Jordan Newman at the CultureMap Social at Saint Genevieve. Photo by © Chinh Phan/CultureMapSNAP.com
2 Lori Lang, from left, Darrin Hutchenson and Kevin Pope at the CultureMap Social at Saint Genevieve October 2013
Lori Lang, from left, Darrin Hutchenson and Kevin Pope at the CultureMap Social at Saint Genevieve. Photo by © Chinh Phan/CultureMapSNAP.com
1 Amy Dunk, left, and Meredith Staggers at the CultureMap Social at Saint Genevieve October 2013
Amy Dunk, left, and Meredith Staggers at the CultureMap Social at Saint Genevieve. Photo by © Chinh Phan/CultureMapSNAP.com
20 Leigh Evans, from left, Thuy Pham, Julie Bortnick and Tuyet Pham at the CultureMap Social at Saint Genevieve October 2013
16 Donnita Dennis, from left, Jessica Marshall and Lynn Levit at the CultureMap Social at Saint Genevieve October 2013
14 Ashleigh Schap, from left, Blythe Milstead and Jackie Wood at the CultureMap Social at Saint Genevieve October 2013
7 Fifi Phi, from left, Issa Chou and Michell Luong at the CultureMap Social at Saint Genevieve October 2013
10 Giselle Aboud, from left, Dave Duggal and Annaliese Lee Seyon at the CultureMap Social at Saint Genevieve October 2013
4 Clifford Pugh and fashion bloggers at the CultureMap Social at Saint Genevieve October 2013
19 Alyson Haas, from left, Latie Flaherty and Ting Bresnahan at the CultureMap Social at Saint Genevieve October 2013
17 Caitlin Steele, left, and Courtney Steele at the CultureMap Social at Saint Genevieve October 2013
8 Lanre Omotunwashe and Erica Renee Garza at the CultureMap Social at Saint Genevieve October 2013
18 Tiffany Halik and Mazen Baltadi at the CultureMap Social at Saint Genevieve October 2013
21 Aries Milan, from left, Jared Lang and Kristen Cannon at the CultureMap Social at Saint Genevieve October 2013
13 Courtney Pearce, from left, Arin Marx, Alayna Pagnani-Gendron and Yasmin Margolis at the CultureMap Social at Saint Genevieve October 2013
15 Fady Armanious, from left, Chris Goins and Edward Sanchez at the CultureMap Social at Saint Genevieve October 2013
12 Kirsten and William Guerra, from left, with Leigh Evans at the CultureMap Social at Saint Genevieve October 2013
11 Schuyler Evans, from left, Susan Dowdy, Maigen Sawyer and Sergio Marazita at the CultureMap Social at Saint Genevieve October 2013
9 Eric Rozelle and Jana Knezevic at the CultureMap Social at Saint Genevieve October 2013
6 Carrie Ann, left, and Lauren Mills at the CultureMap Social at Saint Genevieve October 2013
22 Alison Stevens, from left, Lindsey Lyle and Hillary Klaassen at the CultureMap Social at Saint Genevieve October 2013
5 Yasmine Haddad, from left, Karli Gillum, Carla de Rosmini and Magen Pastor at the CultureMap Social at Saint Genevieve October 2013
3 Mishelle Echeverria, left, and Jordan Newman at the CultureMap Social at Saint Genevieve October 2013
2 Lori Lang, from left, Darrin Hutchenson and Kevin Pope at the CultureMap Social at Saint Genevieve October 2013
1 Amy Dunk, left, and Meredith Staggers at the CultureMap Social at Saint Genevieve October 2013

How do you entice a young, fashion-forward Houston crowd to get dressed up on a Tuesday night?

Organizers of the first-ever CultureMap Social came up with a winning idea. They asked some of the city's coolest shops to outfit several of the city's hottest fashion bloggers. When word got out about the theme, everyone else who showed up worked their darndest to look their best in the latest fall fashions just as cooler temperatures arrived.

The crowd of more than 270 that packed Saint Genevieve looked ready to star in a runway show — and they were set to have fun.

 The crowd of more than 270 that packed Saint Genevieve looked ready to star in a runway show — and they were set to have fun. 

Fashion bloggers Magen Pastor wore a trend-setting Wren long-sleeve, leopard minidress and Lilah Gabriel necklace, all from Sam and LilliLeigh Evans of Girl Around Town looked hip in vegan leather shorts, printed silk blouse and rabbit fur ombré vest, all from WildBloom Boutique; and Mishelle Echeverria of Houstonista wore an amazing pair of Current/Elliot leather pants and Vince asymmetrical zip jacket from Cakewalk Style Shop, with black round-neck T-shirt from Shop Six Twenty

Julie Bortnick of From Prosecco to Plaid, who co-hosted a VIP party at the event, stood out in a neon pink blazer over a strapless print dress, accented with gold long chain necklaces and a gold bracelet, all from WildBloom Boutique, while Lauren Mills of Sunday Beach Blog sparkled in a Yoana Baraschi sequin sweater with Paige denim jeans and Mon Venin snakeskin clutch, all from Carrie Ann.

Issa Chou of We Wear Things looked great in a Vince leather/calf hair bomber jacket, Tibi transit yoked skirt and Elizabeth & James silk top, all from Cakewalk Style ShopKaty Atlas of Sugarlaws was ready to party in a pleated Herve Leger skirt, Robert Rodriguez top and Ashley Pittman bangles, all from Tootsies, and Bethany Buchanan of Southern Chic Style was right on trend in a purple Yigal Azrouel dress with sheer cutouts from Atrium Ready to Wear.

Models, accompanied by burly security guards, walked amid the crowd to showcase the latest — and priciest — watches from Hublot, the luxury Swiss watchmaker that has just opened a boutique in the Galleria. In one corner of the bar, dubbed the "Hublot Hot Spot," guests could try on a watch and model it in the  "Wrist and Repeat" box, similar to the "manicam" at E!'s coverage of the red carpet award shows.

Guests also checked out the new Yellow Cab app, entered a raffle sponsored by the new boutique Velvet Slipper Divine, which opens in January, received a CultureMap Must Have Swag bag from BeautyNow and hammed it up in a oversized picture frame at the Smilebooth. Representatives from Houston Ballet's Ballet Barre and Young Texans Against Cancer were also on hand to talk about their professional groups.

Seen in the crowd were WildBloom owners Thuy and Tuyet Pham, Tootsies' Chris Goins and Fady Armanious, Coquette's Aries Milan and Kristen Cannon, Velvet Slipper Divine's Vivian Wise, Sergio Morales and Kodi RobertsKaty Mayell Ellis, Marcy de Luna, Rob Rutherford, Beth Muecke, Yellow Cab Houston president Roman Martinez and director of marketing Mike Spears, former Houston city council member Sue Lovell, Jason Fuller, Cindy Clifford, Alex Griffin, Luxe PR's Holland Vavra and Libby Cagle, and Hublot's Donnita Dennis, Ronald Mazariegos and Isabel Sorum.

Also joining in the fun were Fifi Phi, Michell Luong, Erica Renee Garza, Cristin Pactor, Beauty Now's Kathleen Jennings and husband James, Edward Sanchez, Yasmine Haddad, Karli Gillum and Carla de Rosmini.