Aubrie Layne and Laura Landry Bring Lucky Cat Beauty Studio to Montrose

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Photos by Cherise Luter
If you have ever seen an Elaine Turner photo shoot or David Peck lookbook, chances are you have seen the work of Aubrie Layne. The world renowned makeup artist has evolved from the bright eyed beginner, to Global Makeup Artist for Houston based beauty giant Laura Mercier Cosmetics, to go-to girl for the female movers and shakers of Houston. Now, she can add studio owner to that list with the recent opening of Lucky Cat Beauty Studio. Layne, with co-founder, beauty business guru, and fellow Laura Mercier veteran Laura Landry, is on a mission to bringing professional level services and products to the people, especially people like me with a deep seeded fear of the makeup counter.


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5 Hidden Shopping Gems in Almeda Road Corridor

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Photo by abdulmuqheet via Instagram
Almeda Road isn't just the street just west of Highway 288 running between Downtown and the Museum District. It is also a cultural and commercial center poised for revitalization. In fact, it is that centralized location near Downtown and the museums that makes Almeda an area to watch and people are watching.

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5 Last-Minute Gifts for the Renaissance Man in Your Life

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My first last-minute-shopping-ideas article was for the men shopping for women, but I couldn't help the guys without lending a hand to my girls, too. For those shopping for a gentleman, a man into style, grooming and the finer things in life, he will love one, if not all, of my suggestions. You are welcome, ladies.


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5 Last-Minute Gifts for the Fashion-Obsessed Lady in Your Life

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I know what you are feeling. The panic that creeps up your spine when you realize we are less than one week away from Christmas and you have not finished your shopping. Fear not, if your loved one is a fan of fashion, I have a few last minute suggestions that are easy to find, and sure to be a success - some you can buy without leaving the house.

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Katie Scott Merges Style, Spirit and Symbolism to Create Katie Design Jewelry Line

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Photos courtesy of www.katiebydesign.com
Chic + Edgy Collection
Artists don't often place their spirituality at the center of their creativity, but Katie Scott of Katie Designs has done so and seen her career go from a superficial pursuit to a deeply fulfilling part of her life and career.

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More Houston Thanksgiving Sales and Events for Your Shopping Pleasure

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Back by popular demand, I have a whole new list of Thanksgiving Weekend sales, promotions, and special events from some of Houston's best a brightest retailers. And if you want more, then check out my first list of sales - 9 Thanksgiving Weekend Sales at Houston Stores, Avoid the Stampedes & Shop Local.


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Be Better Dressed Than the Turkey This Thanksgiving: Ten Outfits for Dinner

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Photos courtesy of Frances Brundage
If cartoon children are better dressed for Thanksgiving than you are, go shopping.
Unless you are glamping in Big Bend for Thanksgiving, you will probably need something fancy to wear to dinner next Thursday. Dudes have it kind of easy--a flick of the button and the pants are loose, and ready to accommodate another heaping helping of turkey and stuffing.

For the ladies, lookin' glam and dressing for a daylong feast can be more of a challenge--and some of us are just not sweatpants-at-Thanksgiving kind of gals. You can dress for dinner--and go in for a second plate--with one of these ten adorable Thanksgiving looks.


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Big-Name Designers Say They Flock to Houston Because of Our Art Scene, Unique Style & the Weather Is Good

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New York City and Los Angeles are the understood hubs of American fashion. Being that Houston is way below the Mason Dixon Line and on the wrong side of the Rocky Mountains, you would think we are not on the radar of those en vogue, but I would have to disagree.

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Best in Beauty Holiday Gift Sets: Man Edition

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Travel Kit from Aesop, $75 at luckyscent.com
As far as relaxation techniques go, we all have our own but a personal favorite is list-making. It's simple and satisfying, and rarely comes in as handy as holiday shopping season. So technically this is kind of a confession that these holiday shopping lists are created for purely selfish reasons--but hopefully you get something out of them, too.

See also: Best in Beauty Holiday Edition: Best 5 Gift Sets to Buy Now

There is an awful lot to like among the early-release gift sets this year, and that includes those designed for men. Skincare and fragrance-focused, these make nice stand-alone gifts or stocking stuffers, depending on how good a friend/girlfriend/wife/daughter/sister you are.

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Feel Festive Feelings With One of These Awesome Holiday Sweaters

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You can do cuter than this. (But you don't have to.)
Since we're about to get polar vortex-ed again, this message is brought to you by sweater weather! It's going to be cold out, guys! What better time to snuggle up under a blanket with a cup of tea and go shopping for holiday sweaters all morning? There is no better time.

We all want something different from our holiday sweater. Some of us want it to be as ugly and garish as possible, while others want something simple that can be worn more than once or twice, and still others of us want something cute and kitschy--memorable--but not flat-out awful. So even though plenty more holiday sweaters will hit the stores in the next few weeks (looking at you, J.Crew!) we can get a jump on our holiday jumper shopping now--let's look at some contenders.


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