Fashion Takes the Stage

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

Julie Soefer
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.
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