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News, Shelby, Style File, March 2015, Milton Townsend
Photo by Priscilla Dickson

Of all the fashionable gents and ladies gathered for afternoon tea at the home of Jackson Hicks and Milton Townsend, none better captured the spirit of the genteel gathering than Milton. He was a vision in shades of lavender. 

Known for his sartorial creativity, Milton on this day took a somewhat conservative approach in Ralph Lauren. Yet, he ramped up the look with the color scheme. 

He found the lavender Ralph Lauren, Purple Label jacket at the Polo/Ralph Lauren store in the Galleria. The shirt was Hamilton Shirts and his purple tie was from Zara. Milton's slacks were Vivienne Westwood, a purchase made at the designer's shop in London. His YSL shoes were a find at the YSL shop in San Francisco. The sweet pea in his lapel was from the garden.

— SHELBY HODGE

 


Lucchese Highland Village
Jodie Eisenhardt at Lucchese store opening
Photo by Jon Shapley

Jodie Eisenhardt loves to mix and match styles, combining fast fashion looks with classic pieces. For a party celebrating the opening of the new Lucchese store in Highland Village, the publicist/food writer/animal welfare advocate paired a criss-cross black sleeveless top she brought at Topshop last spring with a black midi-skirt recently purchased at Banana Republic. The combo features just a bit of exposed midriff in a look that is right on trend now.

Her green Banana Republic clutch really pops against the all-black ensemble, which includes black pumps by Dolce Vita.

And as a nod to the western theme of the store opening, she wore iconic Hermès horse head bracelets and John Hardy silver chandelier earrings. 

"I would describe my style as decidedly feminine but with an edge," Eisenhardt said by email. "I’m known for wearing dresses. I love Alice+Olivia, DVF and Tracy Reese but I also love to mix in bargain pieces (especially for trends) from Gap, Banana and Top Shop.

"Being 5’1, I pray that platforms never go completely out of style because I’ll likely wear them anyway!"

Eisenhardt, the co-owner of Two Chicks Communications, is currently working on a cookbook with Erin Hicks featuring soup recipes from Houston’s best restaurants.

— CLIFFORD PUGH

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