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Jewelry by Becca Wright

For more than two decades, Houstonians have called upon Jay Landa for unique fine jewelry. He opened his J. Landa boutique in Rice Village in 1999, growing and renovating the space many times over, transitioning from his silversmith roots to a statement-piece brand. Now, J. Landa Jewelry has relocated to River Oaks, just a few doors down from State of Grace and Sid Mashburn.

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Going for ‘Golden’! New Boutique Caters to Our Current Lifestyle

Industry vets debut their online shop with an eye toward what Covid-era women want.

Launching a business at the height of a pandemic is ambitious, but fashion veteran Elin Jackson is equipped to handle seemingly anything. Two decades of experience as a buyer for luxury stores including Tootsies, Elizabeth Anthony and Brooke Feather have informed Jackson’s approach to Golden, her new online boutique that will evolve into a Memorial-area brick-and-mortar post-Covid.

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Beasts of the Earth

The glamour and gall of H-Town designer-provocateur Nicholas Phat Nguyen’s gowns and get-ups may have no better backdrop than the Houston Zoo — a world of animal intrigue, botanical splendor and imposing rocky ramparts. Journey with us there, into the wild.

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Editors’ Note: We’re thrilled that one of our favorite Houston creatives, fashion designer Nicholas Nguyen, made the cover of the city’s LGBT magazine of record this month. But don’t forget, before he hit the cover of OutSmart, his work was featured as the cover story in our March 2019 issue. Here’s what happened when CityBook and Nguyen went to the Zoo!

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