Monthly Archive:: March 2017

Lisa Powers’ Powerful Packing Tips for Paris

I love being a stylist and helping my clients with their specific fashion needs. This is the perfect time of year to travel to Europe. So, many of my clients are asking, “What do I pack for Paris?” This is one of the trickiest destinations to pack for because the weather varies and of course, you do not want to look like a tourist! This past week I was invited to some fabulous fashion shows and many of the looks the models were rocking would be perfect to pack in your bag for your spring trip for Paris and similar destinations.

Traveling to Paris in the spring means that you will need to prepare for chilly evenings, varying daytime temps and the occasional bit of rain. So, stylish layering is essential. A great trench thrown over your shoulders for evening will be all you’ll need to take a day look to evening. An off the shoulder anorak, puffer, or bomber jacket over a light as air turtleneck will serve up instant chic whether you’re touring museums and art galleries or sipping cappuccinos at a quaint outdoor café. For the cooler areas, an unlined wool coat in a neutral shade will do the trick, but be sure to check the weather before you make that commitment! And for sure, don’t forget multiple scarves in various colors and lengths to change up your look, which will save you from having to pack the kitchen sink!!!!

Essentials for your travel wardrobe are t-shirts in black/white/and a pop of color. Because temperatures will vary, bring tanks or short sleeves, and long sleeves for different temps. I love all of the “girlpower” graphic tees out there! Have fun and let your individuality shine as you layer! Okay, practical note. MAKE FOR SURE that these tees can stand on their own and never wear a bottom layer that you wouldn’t want to be seen wearing alone.

Be sure to bring your favorite jeans in a cropped and full length. Denim is so hot right now, fun embellishments, destroyed or distressed details add a bit of edge and can help re-purpose a look from one day to the next. A cool black or navy cropped trouser is also essential, as some venues don’t allow jeans. My favorite option for this would be the track trouser to be worn with sneakers as an alternative to jeans. I always suggest bringing your favorite LBD when traveling, even if you plan on keeping it casual-you just never know! Don’t get caught without, trust me on this!

Also, arm yourself with one of the seasons amazingly cool sneakers for day, and for a little lift look for one of the many wedge sneakers, think Giuseppe Zanotti or Isabel Marant. For the ladies who just don’t do sneakers, the “Borrow from the Boys” trend may be the perfect solution. Stella McCartney or Stuart Weitzman has this covered with varying heights in Oxford and brogue “flatform” shoes that could be worn from day to casual evening. Pack one dressy shoe to go with that LBD, a fabulous black strappy sandal will do the trick! Just make sure you stuff them strategically with tissue paper and place them in those sleeper bags that you’ve been saving, so they will keep their shape while packed.

As for jewelry, this is something that many disagree with me on. I say, keep it simple. A diamond stud, a gold hoop, silver hoop, one statement necklace, your favorite watch, and one statement ring is all you need. Jewelry is the one thing that is often overlooked when packing. So, be sure to think about jewelry when packing!

Get packing, relax and enjoy your spring trip! For more styling help check out my website, or follow me on Twitter @ stylepointlmp or Instagram at stylepointlmp.

Welcome Lisa Powers–StylePoint Stylist to Be Fashion Friends!

Photo-Quy Tran

Please welcome the Personal Wardrobe Shopper for the River Oaks Shopping District to Be Fashion Friends Lisa Powers! Lisa Powers for StylePoint is a full service brand dedicated to making women feel beautiful, empowered and chic from the inside out. With noted fashion stylist Lisa Powers, StylePoint is a full service brand that offers concierge styling services to her rapidly growing clientele in Houston and surrounding areas. Recently, Lisa accepted the position as the dedicated Personal Shopper for the River Oaks Shopping District, and you will be able to visit Lisa at an on-site Private Shopping Atelier in River Oaks Shopping District very soon!

Lisa began her career in fashion by working her heels up the luxury retail ladder as a style consultant and top sales producer. At that point, Lisa knew that she could carve her own brand in the fashion styling industry. Lisa is a native Texan–from Huntsville, Texas and was raised in Conroe, Texas. She now lives with her husband within Houston’s gorgeous Woodlands Community. Lisa has a degree in social work from Abilene Christian University, which explains her desire to give back to charities that are very near and dear to her. Some of her favorite charities include Jamie’s Hope, Recipe for Success, and The Women’s Home. For more styling help check out Lisa Powers’ website, or follow her on Twitter @ stylepointlmp or Instagram at stylepointlmp.

Haute Fashionistas VegOut at Neiman Marcus

On March 2nd 2017, Neiman Marcus was packed with Houstonians for Recipe for Successes’ Dress for Dinner event. This event was chaired by Tammie Johnson and her daughter Brittney Randolph. Houstonians packed Neiman Marcus on a Thursday evening for an evening of fun, food, art and fashion. The evening began with a cocktail reception of amazing appetizers by Chef Antoine Ware of Harold’s Restaurant, Bar & Terrace. Then, a lucky bidder won an extraordinary work of art entitled Manolo Blahnik Picnic, created by Bennie Ansell. The evening was followed by an incredible runway fashion show featuring Haute Hippie and a personal appearance by the designer Cady Vaccaro.

The evening continued for VIPs to a fabulous vegetarian dinner created by hot Houston chef, Henry Hopkes from Union Kitchen. During the dinner, Recipe for Success Founder, Gracie Cavnar, encouraged guests to download the VegOut app and eat 30 different veggies in 30 days.

All proceeds from the event benefited Recipe for Success Foundation’s efforts to teach kids healthy eating habits, to ensure that all Houstonians have access to affordable healthy food, and create a culture where nutritious food is shared, appreciated and celebrated. Volunteer, donate and learn more about Recipe for Success.

Who was in the Dinner Crowd: Recipe for Success founder Gracie Cavnar, Dr. Charles & Tammie Johnson, Brittney Randolph, Tracy and Harry Faulkner, Theresa Roemer, Lisa Powers, Stacey Lindeth, Duyen Nguyen, Dr. John Fisher, Steve & Elizabeth Bruman, Jacquie Baly, Dr. Rick Kline & Jennifer Dvorak, Brian & Lois de Armas, Taylor Minter, Anna Kaplan, Amber Elliott, Donald and Mary DeSimone and Anika Jackson.