Free People opens with Scrambled Yeggs; Black Swan invites in Wedding Crashers
It’s been quiet on the fashion front lately, but just as the winter sales start to wind down, spring events are popping up. This weekend a new concept opens in Houston and it’s never too early to plan for February fashion event.
Free People Home in CityCentre
It’s nice to see new stores make a home in Houston. Free People, part of the Urban Outfitters and Anthropologie family, is opening Friday in CityCentre. Free People clothing, accessories and other must-haves channel a boho/vintage/romantic vibe (think Kate Hudson and the Olsen twins) and the store’s soaring ceiling and exposed beams certainly make for a lofty shopping experience. Doors open at 10 a.m., the band Scrambled Yeggs will be on hand to entertain (from 5-8 p.m.) and shoppers get feather hair extensions with any purchase.
The first Houston location opens its doors with exclusive pieces not available in other Free People locales. A second Free People store is scheduled to opens in April in The Galleria.
Something New at Nordstrom
Add Nordstrom to the list of places a prospective bride can shop for her wedding white. A portion of the second floor has been transformed into the Wedding Suite, a one-stop shop for a bride and bridal party with designs by guest designers ML Monique Lhuillier, Notte by Marchesa, Milly, Kate Spade and Trina Turk who will create capsule collections for the Nordstrom.
Alexis Bittar and Stuart Weitzman are contributing accessories and shoes to the new space. Shopping in the Wedding Suite requires an appointment and Nordstrom is also offering on-site tailoring, bra fit specialists, beauty services, garment steaming, shoe shining and free shipping on orders placed with wedding stylists.
Something Old at the Omni
The honor of your presence is requested Saturday at the Black Swan nightclub in the Omni Hotel for the Houston Emerging Leaders and Professionals and the Fairy Godmother Project’s Wedding Crashers fundraiser reception. The FGP is is an organization that provides dresses, accessories and shoes to girls unable to afford them for prom and money raised at the party benefits the cause.
If there’s a bridesmaid dress staring at you every time you open your closet or if you just want to relive your wedding sans the bridemaid who wanted to run over your husband (true story, I swear) then pull out those dresses for the reception. Men are also asked to adhere to dress code and wear wedding crasher-appropriate clothing too. Tickets are $30 through Friday and $45 at the door Saturday and get you a raffle ticket, discount cocktails and noshes.
This reception will actually have wedding cake, champagne and even a bouquet and garter toss, so all the single ladies and men, be ready.
Rebecca & Drew Suits Up for Spring
After outfitting women in TrioFit button-down shirts, Rebecca & Drew in River Oaks Shopping Center is taking the same technology and introducing a new made-to-measure suiting collection. Women can choose an entire three-piece suit or a combination of pant, skirt and jacket made from linen, cashmere, cotton and other fabrics. Owner Lindsay Aronstein is offering women lots of personalization in everything from skirt shape to pocket placement.
Suits take three to four weeks to make and start at $700 for a complete suit.
Fashion with Heart at River Oaks Shopping Center
River Oaks Shopping Center boutiques are sending out their spring faves Feb. 23 at the River Oaks Theater. Em & Lee, Haut Chocolat, LMD Boutique, Rebecca & Drew and 310 Rosemont are among the stores sending looks down the runway in the show benefiting the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association. Tickets are $40 in advance and $50 at the door and include complimentary cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and valet parking. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.