Deborah Michelson at Bella Rinova (4444 Westheimer Road) This skincare guru tends to some of the city’s most beautiful faces—Paloma Contreras, Kathleen Jennings and more—using prestigious Parisian brand Biologique Recherche, which the spa carries exclusively.
BEST GALA JEWELS
Zadok Jewelers (1749 Post Oak Blvd.) With over 36 of the world’s most coveted fine jewelry brands, including Chopard, Bulgari, Hublot and Sutra, this family-run jeweler is bar none the best for finding your soiree swag.
MOST IN-THE-KNOW CREATIVE DIRECTOR
Fady Armanious at Tootsies (2601 Westheimer Road) Tootsies’ late founder and owner, Mickey Rosmarin, convinced Armanious to join his team more than 10 years ago, and today, he’s one of the most recognized faces in the social scene. He attends runway shows around the world, ensuring the store’s own collection is one of the most fashion-forward in the city.
Elizabeth Anthony (1180 Uptown Park Blvd.) With a varied collection of designers like Alberta Ferretti, Jason Wu and Jenny Packham, and a mix of contemporary designers like Saloni and Tanya Taylor, this Uptown Park mainstay makes sure the best guest lists are always dressed to the nines.
BEST VINTAGE COUTURE
The Vintage Contessa (6222 Richmond Ave., Ste. 540) Native Houstonian Donae Chramosta owns this internationally recognized showroom of luxury products and is the city’s go-to source for vintage Hermès, Chanel, Louis Vuitton and other baubles.
BEST CUSTOM FRAGRANCE
Le Labo (1665 Westheimer Road, Ste. B-1) No one does fine fragrance better than this revered New York perfume house. Once you pick a fragrance, Le Labo handblends you a personal bottle with your own 23-word label.