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THE EN'S ISSUE! Water Boys: Fashion Makes a Splash Slam Dunk: Jocks Rock· the Biz World!
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Water Boys:
Fashion Makes a Splash
Slam Dunk:
Jocks Rock· the Biz World!
Playing With Ire:
John Alexander Does the MFA
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BELTING OUT 'BILLY BUDD'
MODERN MAN: STYLE HITS HOME
& ALL THE BEST PARTIES
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THE NOW! SHOE STOPPER The devil wears Allison Bagley? Piperlime.com-the online shoe shop from Gap Inc.-recently
THE
NOW!
SHOE STOPPER
The devil wears Allison
Bagley? Piperlime.com-the
online shoe shop from Gap
Inc.-recently picked the Houston
native from hundreds of footwear fanatics in an
essay contest for the title of "Ultimate Shoe Lover." The prize package
included the chance to design a heel of her own with shoe guru Bettye
Muller. Bagley flew to New York to meet with Muller at hcr Manhattan
showroom. And after a Cinderella moment-'They'd pulled all the shoes
in my size to try on and pick a pair," says Bagley-the two teamed up to
design something for Muller's spring '08 line. The limited-edition rcd-
satin platform, called "Breeze" ($395), just premiered exclusively to
Piperlime shoppers. Bagley even scored a sneak-peak pair but has yet to
actually wear them out on the town. "My friend wore them last night,"
she says, "and got a bunch of compliments." -Elyse Weidner
[THE EAT SHEET]
THE 'DUMPLING' GANG,
SEXY AND *17!
Another exciting Galleria newbie:
Gigi's Asian Bistro and Dumpling Bar
(5085 Westheimer Rd., 713.629.8889).
[OVERNIGHT RIGHT]
SHAPE SHIFTER
That weekender bag's never had it so good.
Forget overpacking with Lilla P's origami wrap
shirt ($86) that, when folded, can transform
into 12 different styles. The pima cotton top
comes in seven colors, including aquamarine
and pistachio, and can be shaped into a bolero,
tunic and shawl, among others. Look for it on
Katy babe Renee Zellweger, who reccntly
scored a couple at a Brooklyn shop. Available at
Muse, 2411 W Alabama St., 713.520.6873 and Cotton
Club, 3941 San Felipe St, 71.3.522.9101. -Cara Jordan
Veteran restaurateur Cigi Huang debuts
a hip, warm space that includes a pretty
Cherry Blossom Room with pink
blossoms dangling from the ceiling.
Rcnowned New York chef and Thailand
native .Junnajet Hurapan is whipping up
the modern Asian cuisine. Bistro
Don Camillo has flung open its French-
Italian doors (6510 Del Monte Dr.,
713.782.3011) and it's just as charming
as Bistro Provence, also owned by.Jean-
Philippe Cuy. The menu is a crowd
pleaser, complete with pizza, salads,
roasted chicken, fish dishes and
chocolate gateau for dessert
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More
new eats can be found at the The
Reserve Room inside The Tasting
Room (1101 Uptown Park Blvd.,
713.993.9800). Chef Connie Altieri is
dishing out upscale bites like shrimp
cakes, roasted duck and grilled salmon.
. * 17 Restaurant (In the Alden Hotel,
1117 Prairie St., 832.200.8800) gets a
breath of fresh air with the arrival of
two new youthful chefs: Exec Chef Wesley Morton and Exec Pastry Chef
.Jami Kling. Morton has experience at restaurants in California and D.C.;
Kling was previously at Bistro
Moderne. .
Bells & Whistles Cafe (1501
Texas Ave., 713.224.1501) has opened Downtown. Lunch on horne-style
faves like cheeseburgers, pan-fried pork chops and house-made desserts ..
Bombay Brasserie has opened a second location (3005 W. Loop S.,
713.622.2005). Expect the same Indian fare plus a bar, a semi-private room
for 50, and a wine cellar that scats 12. -Robin Barr Sussman
Send restaurant news to Robin Barr Sussman, edithouston3@modernluxury.com
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