Over the last few decades, Houston has quietly become a major player in the international beauty industry, a place where new brands — a la Drunk Elephant — go from clever pipedreams to celebrated bestsellers almost overnight. These days, despite the ongoing Covid crisis, H-Town continues to be sitting pretty, thanks to a handful of up-and-comers.
Jeweler Richard van der Dys brings a polished pedigree and personal touch to his newly expanded Woodlands showroom.
Richard van der Dys fulfilled a lifelong dream when he opened his independent jewelry boutique in The Woodlands Waterway Square back in 2018. The sparkly shop quickly drew attention, both from new visitors and from longtime customers who knew Vander Dys — a 30-year industry veteran — during his days as manager of the area’s now-shuttered Donoho’s Jewellery. After a year in biz, Vander Dys Fine Jewelers doubled its footprint, taking over the art gallery downstairs. And with new designer acquisitions and one-of-a-kind custom pieces in the works, 2020 is shaping up to be an equally dazzling year.
After a years-long reno, design haven Moxie is a vibrant, varied wonderland.
Walking through the door of Moxie is like stepping out of Houston and into a historic European country house, one whose owner is an eclectic curator with a distinct knack for color and layering.