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Fashion Files: February 2011
Image & Style Events
February 2 - Emily will be speaking at a Breakfast Seminar at St. Vincent de Paul Church
Stay tuned for more events with Rebecca in March.
Local Events
February 4 - Wear Red Day - show your support of heart health and the American Heart Association.  Macy's is a proud national sponsor of Go Red For Women. Wednesday, Feb. 2 through Sunday, Feb. 6, 2011, Macy's will conduct a Wear Red Sale to raise funds and awareness for Go Red For Women. Customers who wear red will receive all-day savings throughout the store. Customers not wearing red can purchase a Red Dress pin for $2 and receive the all-day savings. 100% of the proceeds from the sale of the pins will be donated to Go Red For Women.
February 9: 1:00-8:00 pm- Perrin & Skannell jewelers will have a trunk show featuring designs by Chad Allison.  Champagne, hors d' oeuvres and music will round out the event nicely.  Please  rsvp 713-871-1909, 2900 Weslayan, Suite 535.

February 26 - Go Texan Day- Pull out those western duds for the family to wear to school, work and play!  Don't have any- go to your nearest Cavender's Boot City and suit yourself up!

February 27 - Oscar Night- the Super Bowl of fashion.  All of the action will be covered from 5:00 pm until the beginning of the show on E!  Look for my update on all of the action in the March newsletter.

Gala Season has started...Here are the styles that I have seen on the runway, on the red carpet and in the stores.  Check out my other tips for fancy dressing.

  • Strapless - for those with small shoulders and good arms
  • one-shoulder - for those with a large bust
  • beaded- watch the placement of those beads
  • draped- great to camouflage those tummies. 
  • Make sure you check the forecast before walking out the door.  Stack your closet with wraps and light coats for those nights that get cool. 
  • Make sure and cover your toes when it is really cold and when it is raining.  It is a great time to get those fancy shoes out and see if they need to go to the cobbler to be fixed in any way. 
  • And speaking of shoes, invest in a pretty, comfortable, metallic heel... it will match most dresses- black and color.  Here is an example of a simple shoe that will go with everything. (Ivanka Trump's new line is available at Nordstrom)

metallic shoe 


Nordstrom has a new Special Occasion Dress area that includes Bridal Gowns.  Their selection of dresses is really good right now.  They have a plethora of new arrivals as well as some still on sale.


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Fashion News

I am proud to report that Houston is the best city for shopping according to Forbes.  Due to the Galleria, 2.5 million square feet of retail space we have topped the list over New York, LA and Chicago!   


Pant styles for the Spring are changing a bit...

  1. Cropped pants are back - but don't pull out the tapered, high waisted styles we wore 5 years ago!  This new "crop" of pants are a better length - lower shin, lower waisted - so as not to make your bottom look bigger. 
  2. Wide leg pants are back- careful that they are not so wide that you can't see your shoes.  You will look like you are standing in a hole!
  3. Skinny pants are still in and you will still see a lot of leggings with tunics and shorter dresses for spring. 

cropped pant                   wide leg pant                      skinny pant



New LOFT at Village Arcade- in the spot that was formerly American Eagle - it's a power stretch along University - White House/Black Market, Banana Republic, Loft, and New York & Co. -good luck finding a parking place.



 My friend Britt Sudduth has started a new company for custom men's clothing.  His website is www.bsclothier .com.  He has a line of shirts, suits, ties, shoes, and accessories for men.  The turn around is 2 weeks on shirts and about 4 weeks for suits.  Call him if you are frustrated by the choices for the guys in your life that want something of high quality and updated in style.  He has a great blog too.  Check it out...



What to buy this month

Buy color this month.  Brights are back for spring and will brighten up these gloomy, rainy days we have been having.  Here are some examples...


chicos jacketChico's jacket- on sale for $69.30

necklace Stella & Dot necklace - $228.00

red sandal Ftizwell sandal at - $69.00

News from Rebecca

  Find me on Facebook  I have a new blog on facebook.  Find me at Rebecca Matthews Image & Style.  About 3 times a week I will post blurbs about what's going on in the stores.  Go to the page and "like me!"


My back is better!  I officially have a bulged disc in my lower back.  So that means I can't lift too many clothes at once, but I can get back to work.  I appreciate all of the well wishes that have been coming my way. Let me know if you need an appointment to get your spring going!  I will fill up fast.  Emily is taking many more clients this season so keep her in mind too.


If you have suggestions on what you want to see at my next spring show, just let me know.  I would love to hear from you.  We are planning one for March or April, so news will be coming.


"Fashion can be bought.  Style one must possess."


 Rebecca  713-444-0313
Emily  713-447-5879


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