LA TRAVIATA
Houston Grand Opera’s presentation of Verdi’s masterwork — an Italian opera set partly at a lavish dinner party in Paris — calls to mind the opulence and glamour of Italian and French designers. Clockwise from top: Vintage miniaudiere, $1,995, by Judith Leiber at The Vintage Contessa; Royalty sandal, $850, by Sophia Webster at Tootsies; gloves, $1,440, by Gucci at The Webster; damask mules, $695, by Tabitha Simmons at Saks Fifth Avenue, Forty Five Ten; bootie, $1,325, by Aquazzura at Tootsies, The Webster, Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus.

Fashion Takes the Stage

The best trends in women’s accessories seem inspired by Houston’s epic performing-arts calendar. Bravo!

  • LA TRAVIATA
Houston Grand Opera’s presentation of Verdi’s masterwork — an Italian opera set partly at a lavish dinner party in Paris — calls to mind the opulence and glamour of Italian and French designers. Clockwise from top: Vintage miniaudiere, $1,995, by Judith Leiber at The Vintage Contessa; Royalty sandal, $850, by Sophia Webster at Tootsies; gloves, $1,440, by Gucci at The Webster; damask mules, $695, by Tabitha Simmons at Saks Fifth Avenue, Forty Five Ten; bootie, $1,325, by Aquazzura at Tootsies, The Webster, Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus.
    LA TRAVIATA Houston Grand Opera’s presentation of Verdi’s masterwork — an Italian opera set partly at a lavish dinner party in Paris — calls to mind the opulence and glamour of Italian and French designers. Clockwise from top: Vintage miniaudiere, $1,995, by Judith Leiber at The Vintage Contessa; Royalty sandal, $850, by Sophia Webster at Tootsies; gloves, $1,440, by Gucci at The Webster; damask mules, $695, by Tabitha Simmons at Saks Fifth Avenue, Forty Five Ten; bootie, $1,325, by Aquazzura at Tootsies, The Webster, Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus.
  • BRIGHT STAR
In the spring, TUTS imports Steve Martin and Edie Brickell’s bluegrass-savvy Broadway-hit musical, which celebrates the rural charms of bygone eras in the American South. Clockwise from top: Turquoise necklace, price upon request, at Sloan/Hall; denim ballet flat, $300, by Miu Miu at Saks Fifth Avenue; bag, $1,220, by Stella McCartney at Saks Fifth Avenue; denim sandal, $745, by Tabitha Simmons at Forty Five Ten, Saks Fifth Avenue; bag, $2,895, by Valentino at The Webster, Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus; ring, $395, by Aurelie Bidermann at The Webster, Ann Mashburn, Saks Fifth Avenue; suede mule, $450, by Rag & Bone at Tootsies; bandana print clutch, $1,696, by Edie Parker at Saks Fifth Avenue.
    BRIGHT STAR In the spring, TUTS imports Steve Martin and Edie Brickell’s bluegrass-savvy Broadway-hit musical, which celebrates the rural charms of bygone eras in the American South. Clockwise from top: Turquoise necklace, price upon request, at Sloan/Hall; denim ballet flat, $300, by Miu Miu at Saks Fifth Avenue; bag, $1,220, by Stella McCartney at Saks Fifth Avenue; denim sandal, $745, by Tabitha Simmons at Forty Five Ten, Saks Fifth Avenue; bag, $2,895, by Valentino at The Webster, Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus; ring, $395, by Aurelie Bidermann at The Webster, Ann Mashburn, Saks Fifth Avenue; suede mule, $450, by Rag & Bone at Tootsies; bandana print clutch, $1,696, by Edie Parker at Saks Fifth Avenue.
  • THE SECRET GARDEN
It’s actually not a secret at all that a highlight of the theater season has been TUTS’ presentation of this beautiful musical, which follows a young girl from India to England — or that garden florals are in. Clockwise from top: studded ankle boots, $1,450, by Givenchy at Saks Fifth Avenue; minaudiere, $2,495, by Alexaner McQueen at Saks Fifth Avenue; earrings, $650, by Jennifer Behr at Tootsies; damask loafer, $695, by Gucci at Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus; embroidered velvet purse, $2,580, by Gucci at The Webster; rosette bracelet, $490, by Oscar de la Renta at Tootsies.
    THE SECRET GARDEN It’s actually not a secret at all that a highlight of the theater season has been TUTS’ presentation of this beautiful musical, which follows a young girl from India to England — or that garden florals are in. Clockwise from top: studded ankle boots, $1,450, by Givenchy at Saks Fifth Avenue; minaudiere, $2,495, by Alexaner McQueen at Saks Fifth Avenue; earrings, $650, by Jennifer Behr at Tootsies; damask loafer, $695, by Gucci at Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus; embroidered velvet purse, $2,580, by Gucci at The Webster; rosette bracelet, $490, by Oscar de la Renta at Tootsies.
  • ON YOUR FEET!
The vibrant color and sexy, upbeat style of Latin pop diva Gloria Estefan and her music comes to BBVA Compass Broadway at the Hobby Center in late November. Clockwise from top: sandals, $850, by Aquazzura at Tootsies, The Webster, Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus; vintage bag, $3,900, by Chanel at The Vintage Contessa; jewel heel sandals, $990, by Dries van Noten at The Webster; acrylic bag, $850, by Jimmy Choo at Saks Fifth Avenue.
    ON YOUR FEET! The vibrant color and sexy, upbeat style of Latin pop diva Gloria Estefan and her music comes to BBVA Compass Broadway at the Hobby Center in late November. Clockwise from top: sandals, $850, by Aquazzura at Tootsies, The Webster, Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus; vintage bag, $3,900, by Chanel at The Vintage Contessa; jewel heel sandals, $990, by Dries van Noten at The Webster; acrylic bag, $850, by Jimmy Choo at Saks Fifth Avenue.
  • THE GREAT SOCIETY
The Alley Theatre’s upcoming LBJ play casts the ’60s in a dramatic, tumultuous light, but the era’s ‘mod’ fashions — echoed in some of this season’s looks — were decidedly more sleek and fun. Clockwise from top: Puzzle bag, $2,190, by Loewe at Forty Five Ten; pumps, $770, by Celine at The Webster; earrings, $780, by Aurelie Bidermann at The Webster, Ann Mashburn, Saks Fifth Avenue; boots, $1,325, by Chloe Orlando at Tootsies; acrylic clutch, $895, by Edie Parker at Tootsies, Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus, Intermix, Katia, The Webster.
    THE GREAT SOCIETY The Alley Theatre’s upcoming LBJ play casts the ’60s in a dramatic, tumultuous light, but the era’s ‘mod’ fashions — echoed in some of this season’s looks — were decidedly more sleek and fun. Clockwise from top: Puzzle bag, $2,190, by Loewe at Forty Five Ten; pumps, $770, by Celine at The Webster; earrings, $780, by Aurelie Bidermann at The Webster, Ann Mashburn, Saks Fifth Avenue; boots, $1,325, by Chloe Orlando at Tootsies; acrylic clutch, $895, by Edie Parker at Tootsies, Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus, Intermix, Katia, The Webster.