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Crepe scarf, $2,350, tweed jacket, $5,400, and coat, $9,200, all by Chanel; pearl earrings, $18,000, ring, $9,800, and necklaces, from $16,500, all by Mikimoto at Zadok Jewelers.

Power Up!

Downtown’s chic new C. Baldwin hotel — sure to be the talk of the town this fall — is all about fierce females. It’s designed and run by them; it’s even named after the unsung ‘mother of Houston,’ Charlotte Baldwin Allen. There’s no better backdrop for this season’s bold looks for strong women!

Dress, $225, and trench, $325, both by Michael Kors; bullet necklace, $24,375, opal necklace, $6,250, and earrings, $91,250, all by Sylva & Cie, pendant necklace, $15,500, by Norman Covan, and ring, $10,200, by Joon Han, all at Lesley Ann Jewels

Dress, $225, and trench, $325, both by Michael Kors; bullet necklace, $24,375, opal necklace, $6,250, and earrings, $91,250, all by Sylva & Cie, pendant necklace, $15,500, by Norman Covan, and ring, $10,200, by Joon Han, all at Lesley Ann Jewels

 

Jersey t-shirt, $68, jean, $125, and faux fur coat, $450, all by Michael Kors; earrings, $8,950, by Stephen Webster at Zadok Jewelers.

Jersey t-shirt, $68, jean, $125, and faux fur coat, $450, all by Michael Kors; earrings, $8,950, by Stephen Webster at Zadok Jewelers.

 

Crepe scarf, $2,350, tweed jacket, $5,400, and coat, $9,200, all by Chanel; pearl earrings, $18,000, ring, $9,800, and necklaces, from $16,500, all by Mikimoto at Zadok Jewelers.

Crepe scarf, $2,350, tweed jacket, $5,400, and coat, $9,200, all by Chanel; pearl earrings, $18,000, ring, $9,800, and necklaces, from $16,500, all by Mikimoto at Zadok Jewelers.

Gown, $2,800, by Kimora Lee Simmons; cuffs, from $16,260, earrings, $4,790, and pearl necklace, $65,000, by Mikimoto, all at Zadok Jewelers; shoes, by Tom Ford at Neiman Marcus.

Gown, $2,800, by Kimora Lee Simmons; cuffs, from $16,260, earrings, $4,790, and pearl necklace, $65,000, by Mikimoto, all at Zadok Jewelers; shoes, by Tom Ford at Neiman Marcus.

Floral fil coupé cocktail dress, $4,990, by Oscar de la Renta; bracelet, $14,175, necklace, $13,750, and rings, $37,400 and $9,475, all at Lesley Ann Jewels; shoes, $750, by Christian Dior at Neiman Marcus.

Floral fil coupé cocktail dress, $4,990, by Oscar de la Renta; bracelet, $14,175, necklace, $13,750, and rings, $37,400 and $9,475, all at Lesley Ann Jewels; shoes, $750, by Christian Dior at Neiman Marcus.

Mohair cardigan, $4,950, by Brunello Cucinelli at 713.622.1090; earrings, $2,500, and ring, $4,100, both by Pasquale Bruni at Zadok Jewelers.

Mohair cardigan, $4,950, by Brunello Cucinelli at 713.622.1090; earrings, $2,500, and ring, $4,100, both by Pasquale Bruni at Zadok Jewelers.

Signature shearling coat, $2,650, by Coach; earrings, $2,750, and ring, $1,870, both by Marco Bicego at Zadok Jewelers.

Signature shearling coat, $2,650, by Coach; earrings, $2,750, and ring, $1,870, both by Marco Bicego at Zadok Jewelers.

Jacket, $1,100, and trousers, $695, both by Kimora Lee Simmons; earrings, $82,500, and ring, $9,890, at Zadok Jewelers.

Jacket, $1,100, and trousers, $695, both by Kimora Lee Simmons; earrings, $82,500, and ring, $9,890, at Zadok Jewelers.

Silk turtleneck top, $1,100, double-window GG diagonal asymmetric cape, $4,800, and felt hat, $1,090, all by Gucci; earrings, $85,000, and ring, $25,625, both at Lesley Ann Jewels.

Silk turtleneck top, $1,100, double-window GG diagonal asymmetric cape, $4,800, and felt hat, $1,090, all by Gucci; earrings, $85,000, and ring, $25,625, both at Lesley Ann Jewels.

Necklace, $7,200, by Chanel.

Necklace, $7,200, by Chanel.

 

Gown, $7,900, by Valentino, and shoes, $395, by Sophia Webster, both at Neiman Marcus; necklace, $21,755, bracelet, $5,107, earrings, $8,199, and ring, $3,841, all at Jianna Jewelers.

Gown, $7,900, by Valentino, and shoes, $395, by Sophia Webster, both at Neiman Marcus; necklace, $21,755, bracelet, $5,107, earrings, $8,199, and ring, $3,841, all at Jianna Jewelers.

Photos by Samantha Jane Beatty

Styling by Todd Ramos

Hair & Makeup by Edward Sanchez

Models Gabriella Flowers for Page Parkes and Gabriella Pawelek for Neal Hamil