Hometown Glory

W magazine discovers Houston's sleek style

W magazine discovers Houston's sleek style

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Vogue might be the grande dame of fashion plates, but when it comes to celebrating quirky, artsy style, no magazine does it like W.

So we were tickled when the fashion magazine took a tour of Houston hotspots in the March issue.

"A growing number of creative types are striving to make H-town the cultural hub it was when Philip Johnson and the de Menils first injected it with modernity," author Michael Slenske says.

Slenske singled out Hamilton Shirts and Montrose menswear boutique Mortar as the ne plus ultra of old and new Houston style (sorry, ladies) and recommends artsy curiosity shop Sloan/Hall for Jessica Meyer's Bullet Girl jewelry and more. Design atelier Found for the Home is also singled out for unexpected industrial pieces like "a chandelier made by fitting Edison bulbs into an inverted 19th-century bottle drying rack."

W also gives a nod to La Colombe d'Or, with its recent facelift and revamped restaurant, Cinq, and praises Philippe Restaurant & Lounge for mixing "local ingredients, French techniques and cowboy faves" to great effect.

Do you think W captured Houston's style? What places did they miss?