Schedule your style fix in advance to meet your September quota. Looking for a trunk show for the season's latest styles? Got it. Wishing for a museum exhibit to whisk you away to a stylish, bygone era? Done. Hoping to meet a designer along with the excitement of seeing brand-new collections? We're on it. September is a big month for fashion all-around, and that's certainly the case here in Houston. Apologies in advance if there are simply too many awesome, fashion-y things for you to fit into your schedule.
Dress for Dinner Season VI with David Peck: Tuesday, September 2
Dress for Dinner--or D4D, for short--isn't just a celebration of the Season VI kickoff, it's the grand opening of Peck's new showroom in Houston. Now located at 2515 Morse (at Westheimer), David Peck USA will be donating 20 percent of the evening's sales to support Recipe for Success. Sounds yummy, all the way around.
Reem Acra Trunk Show at Ivory Bridal Atelier: September 5 & 6
Reem Acra's 2015 collection will be presented, and brides-to-be should call to book their appointment at Ivory Bridal Atelier, ASAP. Acra's national style director Hagar Strashnov will be on hand to present the collection and style brides. This is by appointment only, so act fast.
DL1961 Premium Denim Fall 2014 Trunk Show at Tootsies: September 4-7
If you're daydreaming about wearing jeans, at least make them cute. It might be hard to imagine donning dungarees at the moment, but eventually we'll all be reaching for long pants. If the images are to give us a hint, denim in 2014 is dark and dreamy. Pop into Tootsies to see the collection.
Houston Quinceanera Expo at George R. Brown Convention Center: September 7
Quite possibly the most colorful, fun event on the fashion schedule this month. Tickets are just $9.99, and can be purchased online or at the door. Sponsored by Quinceaneras Magazine, the event will also include bridal and prom fashion. Attend on Thursday, September 7 at George R. Brown, from noon to 5 p.m.
Bayoutopia Gala at Tootsies: September 10
Head back to Tootsies on Wednesday, September 10, from 6-8 p.m. for the Bayoutopia Gala benefitting the Bayou Preservation Association. The event includes a trunk show and personal appearance by Josie Natori, featuring her 2014 collection. Admission is free; no tickets are required.
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A Thin Wall of Air at the Menil: Ends September 7!
American couturier (some say the first) Charles James counted John and Dominique de Menil among his many elite clients; they commissioned him to design furniture and clothes, and even the interior of their home. This exhibit at The Menil--which ends Thursday, September 7--is not to be missed. Hurry. As always, admission to the Menil is free; open 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday to Sunday.
MFAH Houghton Hall: Portrait of an English Country House at MFAH: Ends September 21!
Just a few weeks left to see this incredibly stylish exhibit at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. "Houghton Hall: Portrait of an English Country House" assembles about 200 objects--including "costume"--from Houghton Hall in England. Houghton Hall was built by England's first prime minister, Sir Robert Walpole; the exhibit is a fantastic opportunity for the Downton Abbey junkies among us. Admission is free with $15 general admission; MFAH members and children under 12 are free.