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Heather Petrey
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The recent runway show featuring modern looks with Habsburg inspiration at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston promised to draw a fashion-savvy crowd, so Heather Petrey was determined to stand out. Petrey, a fashion blogger and founder of LAFashionSnob, chose a pink vintage '60s ruffled gown, which she accessorized only with a vintage gold clutch from a family friend.

"I was trying on accessories before heading out; however nothing seemed 'right.' So I just went with the "less is more" motto and it ended up turning out well," she recalled by email.

A fan of vintage clothing, she had wandered into Replay, a popular vintage store on 19th street in the Heights, one day and saw the pink dress hanging on the wall. "It 'called to me' so to speak," she said. "I hadn't worn that particular dress yet and since it seemed like a glamorous affair at the museum, I thought, why not?"

Petrey describes her style as "vintage with flair."

"I love thrifting and shopping at vintage stores in search of that perfect piece. I do have some modern basics, but I wholeheartedly enjoy wearing statement pieces, usually when I'm out-and-about. I love standing out because well, life is short, so why not?"

— CLIFFORD PUGH

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