Country Club Confidential

River Oaks is raging this spring, as the most posh of Houston enclaves readies for one of tennis’ top tourneys. It’s the perfect backdrop for the season’s sporty styles — and for some sexy courtside shenanigans.

Steven Visneau
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Styling by Todd Ramos


Models Raliat Akinlolu, Wade Groux and Haylee Nesmith

for Page Parkes Agency

Grooming by Bianca Linette for Page Parkes Agency

Styling Assistance by Monica Lester

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