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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, www.stylepointlmp.com 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, www.stylepointlmp.com or follow her on Twitter @ stylepointlmp or Instagram at stylepointlmp.

Houston Texans & Socialites Masquerade for a Cure-Jamie’s Hope 4th Annual Gala

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On October 23, 2015, “Old Hollywood Glam Attire” and masks were worn by guests who attended one of the most anticipated, celebrity packed, fundraising events in Houston- the fourth annual Jamie’s Hope Foundation Masquerade for a Cure Gala. The Jamie’s Hope team works year-round to support personalized medicine research at M.D. Anderson.

Upon arrival at the Corinthian, guests were greeted by a mob of paparazzi decked out in 1940’s attire and a duo of live Oscar statues flanking the grand staircase. Passed hors d’oeuvres and cocktails flowed as a solo artist entertained the crowd, a magician kept the surprises coming and Marilyn Monroe mingled with guests. The main event kicked off with The Richard Brown Orchestra welcoming everyone into the ballroom. Houston Texans football player guests included: Brian & Megan Cushing, Garrett & Ericka Graham, Chris & Jenny Myers, Chester & LaToya Pitts, Kevin & Caroline Walter, and John & Amanda Weeks.

Houston’s favorite weather girl, KHOU’s Chita Johnson, and former original Houston Texan, Chester Pitts, emceed the evening. Houston Texan’s former all-pro center, Chris Myers, took the stage as auctioneer and raised nearly $20,000.00. The foundation honored, 3-year supporter, Bob Allen who is battling a rare form of T-Cell Lymphoma. Jamie’s Hope presented Dr. Tsimberidou with a check for $101,000.00, displaying the funds raised in 2014 for targeted therapy research.

Who: Jamie’s Hope Founder Jamie Gilmore, Honorary Chairs Timothy Bedore, Pete Bell & Carrie Broussard, Jamie’s Hope Founders Garrick Glascock & Cindy Barnes; Executive Director, Amanda Abiassi: and Board Members Mark Levesque, Neera Patidar, Andrew Pidgirsky and Nancy Smith. The “Queen & King of the Ball” award was presented to John and Elizabeth Ehrman for their outstanding fundraising efforts.

In the crowd: Dr. Quang & Staci Henderson, Brian & Lois de Armas, Billy Frank and Yessica Quintana, Dr. Charles & Tammie Johnson, Dr. Roy & Raakhee Kumar, Angela Lipsey, Trey and Jessica McCreary, Brent Milam and Lara Bell, David Thomas and Lauren Thomas, Dennis & Andrea Thompson, and Lee & Seliece Womble.

Event sponsors: EnVouge Events, DJU Productions, Johanna Terry Events, Peli Peli, Security National Mortgage Company, Squeezed Juice, Bayview USA Holdings LLC, Southwest Infiniti, Glacier Pool Supplies & Spas, IW Marks Jewelers, Greenberg, Grant, and Richards, TCP Capital Partners, Lasher Consulting Services, ProActive Media Group, Brand New Media, Jackson and Company, House of Hough, EB Inc., For Heaven’s Cake, Mike’s Dance Floor Rentals and Signature Aspen Imaging LLC. Media partners included Absolutely Memorial Magazine, KHOU Channel 11 and Houston Modern Luxury Magazine. Photography sponsors; EarchPhoto, Quy Tran Photography, Omar Marcos Photo and Hung L. Truong Photography, and hair and makeup sponsors; Makeup by Wendy and Blush and Company.

The Jamie’s Hope team supports personalized medicine research at M.D. Anderson while helping those directly affected by cancer and raising awareness on cancer prevention and early detection. The success of Jamie’s Hope is credited largely to sponsors who lend their names and financial support. By participating as a sponsor, your organization can benefit from extended exposure through media campaigns and promotional efforts.

Do not miss Jamie’s Hope’s next event the Angel Tree Mission Project at The Capital Grill in City Centre on Wednesday November 18th. Help brighten Christmas for families struggling with cancer. Purchase tickets for only $50, which includes complimentary drinks, hors d’oeuvres, and a door prize ticket. Tickets are available at Jamie’s Hope Angel Tree Mission Project .

For small donations companies enjoy excellent exposure to an important segment of their target audience while helping Jamie’s Hope accelerate groundbreaking cancer treatments and aiding cancer patients in need. For more information on becoming a Jamie’s Hope sponsor, please contact Executive Director, Amanda Abiassi, at Amanda@JamiesHope.org. Be sure to purchase your tickets early next year for Jamie’s Hope’s 5th Annual Masquerade for a Cure Gala. This event always sells out, and it is an event you do not want to miss!

Staci’s Top 10 Stylish Tips

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Staci Henderson was recently nominated as one of Houston’s best dressed by CultureMap’s Stylemaker Awards. At Tootsie’s on October 14th, she won the loudest applause, which moved her to tears. Staci is not only stylish, but she also has a big heart. She dedicates a great deal of her time raising funds for various Houston charities including Houston Children Give Back, Love146, Jamie’s Hope, The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, and Fresh Arts and Learn Grow Lead. In August, she rocked the runway to support The Women’s Home at their annual re-New and re-Do Fashion show.

Staci is also a long time Houston resident and graduated from the University of Houston with a degree in English Linguistics. Not only does she stay busy with fundraising, but she is also a fabulous wife and mother of five children. Staci manages to do all of these things and maintain a beautiful sense of style, which is always on trend. This is why I asked Staci to share 10 stylish tips.

Staci’s Top 10 Fashion Tips

1) Be yourself. If you don’t like skinny jeans, or if the high waist trend doesn’t suit you, feel free to opt out. Know your body and what looks good on you, and don’t let yourself fall prey to every trend.

2) Find a good tailor. The way clothing fits on your body (or doesn’t) says a lot about your attention to detail. Make sure things are the correct length and width. You can add ten ponds to yourself with bunched up clothing or visible undergarment lumps and bumps.

3) Lingerie with lace and bows is fantastic for your love life. Nude “no show” bras, underwear and shape wear are your friend.

4) Only flaunt one body party at a time. Great legs? Show them…but not with cleavage and a bare back as well. You can go from classy to trashy in a minute.

5) Work with what god gave you. Blessed with curly locks? Embrace them. Nobody wants to live in fear of humidity or spend $500 a month on blow outs.

6) Shop everywhere. Don’t restrict yourself to certain stores or designers. It’s nice to have “go to” places, but to have a truly eclectic wardrobe you should consider vintage, resale, and online sites.

7) Consider a pop of color. I like to wear shoes or carry a bag that doesn’t completely match what I’m wearing. The unexpected placement of a bright color in your hand or on your feet makes your outfit look fresh and fun.

8) Don’t go au natural. No matter how drop dead gorgeous you are, we all look better with makeup. You don’t have to paint on a full face, but you must have groomed eyebrows, eyelashes (natural if you are lucky…fake if you’re me), and some lip gloss. You’ll just look more polished and accentuate your beauty.

9) Invest in good shoes that look amazing and feel good. I hear so many women say they don’t wear heels because they are uncomfortable. If that’s the case consider and open toe, a wedge or a high block heel instead of a pointy toe stiletto.

10) Keep a fashion emergency kit on hand. Always have safety pins, double sided tape, and nude silicone pasties on hand just in case.

Hope you all enjoy, like and, share Staci’s stylish tips. Visit the blog next Friday for more glam tips. Wishing you all a fabulous weekend! xoxo

Taylor’s 5 Tips-Hot Summer Colors

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1 White on white on white – Keep it simple this summer but also stay on trend go with white from head to toe! It is easy and you will be white hot for 2015. You are bound to be able to throw this look together without having to buy anything probably. White jeans or shorts with a white top…simple just keep it white 🙂

2. Catch a fella wearing yella – Yellow is not only bright and beautiful-it is so hot for summer 2015. You will not be missed in this bright stand out color! Go for a beautiful yellow sundress or a shoe. There are also so many shades of yellow to play with and find the right shade for your coloring and skin tone!

3. Salute your greens and kakis – Military green and kaki have become all the range this season and are must have shades for the summer. If you do not have these colors in your wardrobe you should drop and give me 20. Put the two colors together or wear them separately it does not matter as long as you wear them this season!

4. 2015 is all about the blue and white. You can see this trend everywhere right now…navy and white, royal blue and white or cobalt blue and white. There is a color combo for this trend that would look good on everyone. And, with our nations freedom celebration quickly approaching this might be your must have look for the holiday. This trend is also perfect for a nautical look which is also a popular theme for summer 2015!

5. Red HOT summer – We all know Houston gets HOT in the summer but let’s make it even HOTTER with red!!! This gorgeous color can’t be missed and looks great on everyone. Be sure to grab everyone’s attention as the woman in the red dress! If it is too bold of a color for you, try using it as a pop of color with jewelry or a jacket or blazer.