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Amy Johnston
River Oaks Country Club
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The ballroom of River Oaks Country Club was brimming with Cute Young Things for the Heroes for Handbag luncheon. Coming off as a standout in this attractive crowd was no small fete. Hello Amy Johnston, who caught our eye for her decidedly bold palette and lunching lady attire with a hint of hipster.

Check out her Chanel top (backless) found at the world's best vintage store — Decades in Los Angeles — and Max Mara narrow skirt from the label's store in Cabazon, Calif. Her belt is Alexander McQueen, a find from Net-A-Porter.com, her shoes Jimmy Choo from Saks Fifth Avenue and her handbag Isabella Fiore from Nordstrom. This cleverly assembled, high-fashion look from a lady who clearly gets around.

"I decided to go with a more sophisticated look for this luncheon so the pencil skirt was perfect," she said. "I chose the top because it gave the look a little edge – being black and backless . . . I chose the red shoes for a pop of color." The style clearly jived with the au courant skirt design.

And comes the surprise — Amy is in the process of launching her personal shopper/styling business (we had no idea) called ShopGirl Friday. Her website is still under construction but you can check it out in May, www.shopgirlfriday.com.

"It was situations just like this (being selected for Style File) that prompted me to do this. For the past several years, I've been asked countless times if I was a stylist or in the fashion industry. So I finally decided that perhaps it was my calling."

We wish her luck.

—SHELBY HODGE

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