GOOD VIBRATIONS

GOOD VIBRATIONS

This year’s heatwave of beauty brings looks for every vibe, merging both glowing, natural skin with dewy cheeks and flawless looks with all-out glam eyes. The best part? This season is all about gorgeous, healthy skin and looks that take only moments to create, according to our beauty expert, Ana Bribiesca Hoff.

AUGUSTINE BADER

FEVERISH FLUSH

For a rosy, warm, and feverish flush, try Chantecaille Cheek Gelée and add instant color and luminosity for a radiant, youthful glow. Dab this sheer yet vibrant pigment on temples, cheekbones, and the apples of your cheeks.

$45. At Neiman Marcus.com.

EXOTIC SPLENDOUR

The most hypnotic fragrance of the season is surely Issey Miyake’s L’Eau d’Issey Eau & Magnolia. It’s an ode to the plant world’s beauty, materials in a natural state, an incredibly vast range of textures, and inherent sensuality.

$105. At Bloomingdales.com.

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golden hour

HEY, GOLD DIGGER

With your fingers, dab a few layers of Bodyography Glitter Pigments in Bubbly all over your lid for a dazzlingly glistening shimmer. Finish with smudged black eyeliner for an imperfectly perfect glam vibe.

$24. At Bodyography.com.

NOW THAT’S A HEALTHY TAN

When you can use the new Sunless Tanning Serum from native Austinite Trish Williams Huddleston, who created COU Skincare, why risk the harsh effects of the sun? We apply at night and wake up with a healthy-looking tan.

$54. At COUSkinCare.com.

CHRISTIAN LABOUTIN
URBAN DECAY

NAILS THAT SAIL

When on the Riviera, do as the French do. Wear CHANEL’s Pastel Sand nail color, part of their La Pausa Collection. It will add a fresh flair to any summery outfit you adorn.

$30. At AtelierBeaute.Chanel.com.

KISSABLY GORGEOUS

CHANEL has incorporated the soothing, healing spirit of La Pausa, Mademoiselle Chanel’s favorite villa in the South of France, into the collection with the launch of Rouge Coco Baume. This moisturizing, tinted lip balm has all the qualities of a lipstick. We recommend Flirty Coral.

$42. At AtelierBeaute.Chanel.com.

CHRISTIAN LABOUTIN
URBAN DECAY

SUMMER HEAT-PROOFED

Lock in makeup, hydrate skin, and provide a breathable, glassy glow with Milk Makeup Hydro Grip Set + Refresh Spray. It’s the perfect pick-me-up before a night on the town.

$36. At Sephora.com.

HYDRATE THAT GLOW

Splash on a hydrated glow with Glam Glow Waterburst Hydrated Glow Moisturizer, a weightless water cream for instant and 72-hour continuous skin-quenching hydration.

$52. At Sephora.com.

CHRISTIAN LABOUTIN
URBAN DECAY

SHIMMERY & SHINY HAIR

For hair spun like gold, try Kevin Murphy Shimmer Shine, a mist-in-one treatment that adds elasticity, strength, and lustre for optimal hair health while delivering a finished look that boasts magnificent shine.

$32. At Kevin Murphy.com.

WET N’ GLOW

Saie Glowy Super Gel Lightweight Dewy Highlighter is an illuminating gel-based luminizer made of 75 percent water that can be mixed with skincare, foundation, or worn alone for a wet, dewy look.

$28. At Sephora.com.

CHRISTIAN LABOUTIN

ARM CANDY

ARM CANDY

This summer, it’s all about feeling as light as a feather and as free as a bird. With this season’s most important accessory, the signature bag, we’re presenting some sweet options in captivatingly candy colors to carry as you conquer the world.

SHOW ’EM YOUR PEARLY WHITES

This mini hand-held bag with a chunky pearl-shaped shoulder strap by Simon Rocha is an ideal conversation starter, perfect for a summer wedding or brunch with your best pals. $995. At Shop-US.SimonRocha.com.

LET THE SUN IN

The Bikini Girls graphics on this Sunshine Stopper bag are a tribute to the visionary sensitivity of the fashion illustrator Antonio Lopez. It recalls the atmosphere of the disco era and expresses the free and universal femininity that distinguishes the Fendi spirit. $3290. At Fendi.com.

GOLD STANDARD

This mini Kenny top handle bag, made of pink satin and silk, with a gold finish monogrammed chain, also has a padlock with the Givenchy signature. A day to evening bag never looked more shapely. $1690. At Givenchy.com.

PATTERN PLAY

This bag is perfect for carrying from dinner to the after party in Aspen. The versatile multi-colored pattern goes with everything from wild brights to elegant neutrals, don’t you think? Price upon request. By Marian Paquette at The Garden Room, Austin.

TALLY HO, OFF WE GO

This equestrian themed Colormatic Kelly bag from Hermès will surely add vibrancy to any ensemble. Plus, there’s no doubt it connotes deep-seated joy wherever you go. Price upon request. At Hermès.com.

CHIC CITRUS

Hayden Lasher’s Lizzie bag is made of canary yellow calf leather with yellow patent piping and a darling signature bow. The sweet surprise inside this treat? A powder blue suede interior. $1500. At HaydenLasher.com and TheSIL.com.

SOMETHING TO WRITE HOME ABOUT

Say bonjour to a unique collector Lanvin bag. The Pencil Cat purse is embellished with a precious sculptural handle. It was inspired by an andiron belonging to Jeanne Lanvin and designed by the French designer Armand-Albert Rateau. $4750. At Lanvin.com.

THE GRASS IS ALWAYS GREENER

If ever there was a statement bag, it is this Balenciaga top-handle bag in shiny crocodile-embossed calf leather. The rolled, padded top handle also accommodates a convertible strap drop. $2700. At NeimanMarcus.com.

ALWAYS ON VACATION

ALWAYS ON VACATION

A good vacation wardrobe should be multifaceted. If you are using these warmer days to unwind and disconnect from work, what you wear can assist with these well-deserved efforts…and look fabulous in photos for sunny social posts (and years) to come. A getaway wardrobe used to start with a few staple pieces in coordinated colors made from breathable (and packable) fabrics like cotton and linen, but this is no longer the case.

If you cannot live like you are always on vacation, you can certainly dress like it. Here, THE EDIT ADVISORY’S style-sharing Krystal DeLisi and Ellen Mason, recommend some of their favorite summer runway trends that give maximum vacation vibes, whether for your vacation time away or at home.

AQUA STYLE

No vacation wardrobe is complete without a sweet swimsuit, and they have never been more versatile–in the pool or out. From any color to any cut, it’s wise to always be water ready.

RETRO CHIC

Let the prints do all the work, so you don’t have to. You are on vacation, after all. In fact, bold prints signify time off more than ever.

DAY INTO NIGHT

For balmy evenings spent snacking on fresh fish and sipping rose, you will need a stylish look–beyond caftans and other traditional coverups that you’ve become accustomed to wearing. So go ahead, ramp it up, and see where the evening takes you.

TROPICAL LUSTER

From power suits to more relaxed silhouettes, wear this vacation print to the board room or the swim-up bar. The blue skies, after all, are the only limit to what style choices you choose.

EVERYBODY INTO THE WATER

EVERYBODY INTO THE WATER

These Top 10 favorite must-love products, according to our style expert Rank & Style CEO dynamo Jamie Chandlee and her team, will have you wanting to experience the best summer has to offer in shades of blue…and looking quite chic, too.

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CAPTIVATINGLY COLORFUL

A chic swim coverup, this caftan has a V-neckline topped with a polo collar…and splits at the sides to enhance the loose silhouette. It’s the perfect jolt of color in your already-colorful pool scene these days. By Missoni.

$960. At Net-A-Porter.com.

EVERYTHING’S IN THE BAG

Made in Italy from beige linen and leather-trimmed, this Chloe tote has a spacious, rectangular silhouette trimmed with leather and logo-print webbing. The top handles are even long enough to sling over your shoulder for a dash to the poolside snack bar.

$1090.

CANDLE
PAN

READING IS FUNDAMENTAL

Prescription glasses should match your personal style. Why not be bold with a seafoam ombre blue pair like these from Jockamo?

$259. At CaddisLife.com.

FILL IT TO THE BRIM

The Siena is a classic Panama-style hat with four-inch brim and a tie-dye band. Try customizing this gorgeous sky blue hat by having your initials hand-stitched into the band.

$295. At Artesano.com.

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EYE MASK KEEP BOX IN

STRIPED FOR SUCCESS

Slip this Helen dress on, by Zeus + Dionne, over your swimsuit, or belt it for a more structured look, depending on your mood. Made of striped silk-blend jacquard with a relaxed fit, it may be your new go-to dress this summer.

$779. At Net-A-Porter.com.

KISS & GEL

Pucker up for healthier lips in the sun with Supergoop!® PLAY Lip Shield SPF 30, which is strawberry-flavored. This moisturizing, water-resistant lip protector stick is infused with antioxidant-rich oils that will have you kissing for days on end.

$10. At DermStore.com.

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CHARGER

HAIRS TO YOU, DOLL

This Dream Routine Overnight Hydrating Hair Mask by Amica is hyaluronic acid-infused to boost moisture for 72 hours and results in hair that promises to be three times more hydrated by morning.

$28. At Sephora.com.

THIS ROPE IS DOPE

We love that Isabel Marant’s bohemian sensibilities are on full display in these Erol sandals. They’re made from cotton that is dyed in inky shades of blue to wrap artfully around your ankles. The molded leather footbeds make them comfortable enough to wear all day.

$580. At Net-A-Porter.com.

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BETWEEN SLIM AND NONE

A poolside backgammon game? How very Slim Aarons of you. May we suggest the Jonathan Adler Sorrento set in shades of dreamy blue in high gloss lacquer.

$415. At ShopBop.com.

CARRY ON TO STAY CALM

Why risk losing luggage when you can carry on in such a stylish way? This is the chic, monagrammed way to travel this summer…with  The Weekender by Tour Paravel.

$295. At TourParavel.com.

GLOSSIER

FANCY THAT

FANCY THAT

Where to go, how to know…and what to have this spring? Look no further than these top recommendations as the restful summer season begins, according to our chic Society Texas editorial team.

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MEXICO? MARVELOUS.

Las Ventanas, a Rosewood Resort in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico is celebrating its 25th anniversary. The property has redefined pampering and luxury in Los Cabos with unparalleled service and unwavering attention to detail. Overlooking the sparkling Sea of Cortez, it is an oasis for anyone who wants a true escape at this serene hideaway.

Prices upon request. At RosewoodHotels.com.

KIMONO CHIC

Ready to conquer the world with just one new fashion item? Consider a kimono  by Kimono Zulu, founded by Houstonian designer Tina Zulu. These fabulous, vintage, kimonos work equally well at home, for Texas cowgirl chic or when dressed-to-the-nines sophistication. Available in both solids and vibrant prints with long and short versions.

Prices upon request. At KimonoZulu.com.

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LUXE STANDARD

Ready for a new accessory to immediately enhance any room in your home? Look no further than the new, sexy UnZipped collection. The refreshing, summery colors such as yellow, aqua, and gray add more oomph to any space, according to ThePillowGoddess.com’s, Deborah Main who has partnered with designer Robin Baron on the made-to-order concept.

From $350. At RobinBaronDesign.com  

ORANGE YOU GLAD?

The new Hermès store on South Congress in Austin, is the third Hermès store in the state and a new market for the brand. We love that Hermès is an artisan-focused brand that will resonate well with Austin due to its large artisan community. The architectural core of the two level store is a gray terrazzo ramp inspired by the skate parks and greenery surrounding the store.

At Hermes.com.

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BOTTOMS UP

Martha Stewart, Baccarat, and Tequila Casa Dragones have teamed up for a new collection of fine glassware that will add panache to any bar. The Martha collection is available at all Baccarat boutiques, Baccarat.com, Martha.com, and NeimanMarcus.com.

Prices vary. For Casa Dragones, visit CasaDragones.com.  

PERFECT FOR ALL SEASONS

The Four Seasons in Houston, a longtime favorite, is like a brand-new hotel thanks to its recent opulent make-over. We love the restaurants on-site, Bandista, Toro Toro, and Bayou & Bottle, along with the revitalizing spa and pool. Plus, we adore the 24-hour Four Seasons Concierge service​ for top recommendations, hard-to-get reservations, and ticket purchases around the city.

At FourSeasons.com.

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POUCH PROOF

Houston-based line, JJ Olivier. With their backgrounds in engineering and business, the duo have created ideal, versatile and chic handbags without sacrificing fashion for function. Selections include the Aline Tote, the Carmalite Crossbody, and the Porter Pouch. The Porter Pouch, shown in full grain Italian leather, is $245.

At JJ Olivier.com.

AROUND THE WORLD

AROUND THE WORLD

The Order Of The Alamo Hosts The Court Of The Grand Tour Coronation

 

By Jake Gaines         Photography by Katie Clementson, Billo Smith Photography

With a much anticipated and celebratory return to San Antonio’s beloved Fiesta events and traditions, The Order of the Alamo presented an elegant coronation of its Queen and her court, The Court of the Grand Tourin a dazzling ceremony staged at the enchanting Majestic TheaterThis year’s theme transported spectators on an epic visual adventure that paid homage to the historic Grand Tour tradition of 18th and 19th century Europe. 

A rite of passage for aristocratic young men and women of England, those who embarked on a Grand Tour after their graduation would ride luxury carriages throughout Europe for three to four years on a journey to further their cultural education. The Court of the Grand Tour‘s gown and train designs were inspired by extensive research and honored several cities of the Grand Tour, as well as iconic architecture and crafts from each stop—from the Alhambra of Granada, Spain and the watches of Geneva, Switzerland to Londons Westminster Abbey and Italys famed glassmakers. 

The Mistress of the Robes, Alicia Brusenhan, worked tirelessly alongside dressmakers to bring the elaborate vision to fruition. Under Brusenhan’s leadership, the creative team began designing the courts 26 Queen, Princess, and Duchess dresses and robes for many months before the coronation ceremony. The Court Artists were Lisa Hanson and Francie Calgaard. 

 

The Queen of The Court of the Grand Tour was Ian Parker Brusenhan, the Mistress of the Robes’ daughter, and was attended by Princess Marguerite Holton Stewart and 24 duchesses from San Antonio, Dallas, Houston, and beyond. The 2022 President of the Order of the Alamo was R. Webb Sellers, Jr. The Coronation Chairman was Barclay Houston, while Brett Balthrope served as Lord High Chamberlain.