The zany, zigzagging aesthetic of legendary British punk fashion designer Zandra Rhodes takes center stage at HGO. The company presents Bizet’s Pearl Fishers (Jan. 25-Feb. 8) with colorful, bejeweled costumes and sets designed by the hot-pink-haired Rhodes, who previously worked with HGO on Aida. She will release a memoir in 2019, recalling adventures in dressing icons like Princess Di and Freddie Mercury.
AN INTERVIEW WITH Mimi Sperber, Founding Partner of Off the Wall Gallery
What were your biggest challenges of 2020? Navigating the pandemic while running a business was the challenge of a lifetime. Having to temporarily close doors for several weeks due to Houston's lockdown brought financial uncertainty and difficult decisions. Staffing and budgets were drastically cut, and it was personally hard and emotional at times. While our Main Gallery had to remain closed and unable to generate cash-flow from walk-ins, we built a brand new L'Atelier Gallery inside Galleria One by Prada, replacing our smaller Art Boutique by Neiman Marcus and Chanel. The planning had been in the works for over a year, permits issued, and construction started right when the city closed. The timing was disadvantageous, but we stayed focused and solvent in all of our financial responsibilities, and L'Atelier was finished when Houston reopened.
DESPITE QUARANTINES, FACE masks and inclement weather, aesthetic medical services are perhaps more popular than ever. In fact, according to reports, the pandemic has caused a boom in demand for plastic surgery, injectables and the like; dermatologists are seeing a record number of patients and mounting waitlists.
Last week was brutal, Houston. Take this weekend as a chance to recharge with fab food, a livestream workout or some shopping. Here are our picks!
Forget Wine — Attend a Beer & Cheese Pairing