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This Year's Women of Style

The Editors | August 29, 2017 | Feature Features National

Meet five trendsetters making an impact in Houston now. Here, we sit down with each to learn more about their unique personal style.

Dominique Sachse
KPRC’s popular nightly news anchor celebrates 25 years of being in the limelight.

The most important tip to be camera-ready is... [that] hair and makeup need to be on point: nail polish, matte makeup, bold bright colors, tailored classic lines.

My approach to fashion... is channeling the working-woman style.

My icons are... Claire Underwood from House of Cards and Amal Clooney.

In Houston, I shop at... Tootsies, The Runway at T.J.Maxx and Neiman’s Last Call. Online, I love Rue La La.

The best style advice I’ve ever received... [was that]for television, the brighter the color, the better.

My favorite designers are... Black Halo, Ralph Lauren and Badgley Mischka.

My absolute favorite piece of jewelry... my Hermès cuff bracelets. When it comes to footwear... you can never go wrong with a Valentino shoe.

Big or small bags? Big: I like to stuff my whole life in them.

Stilettos or block heels? I prefer the look of stilettos, but the feel of block.

Black or white? Black.

Yvonne Cormier
A social icon—and Ivy-studied doctor—continues her decadeslong rule of fashion.

The best fashion advice I ever received was from... André Leon Talley. He’s a close family friend, and I learned a lot about personal style from him. He also introduced me to Narciso Rodriguez and Zac Posen, two of my favorite designers.

My favorite trend from the past is... the age of elegance. We’ve become too casual.

This fall I am most looking forward to... The Museum of Fine Arts’ ball and exhibit on Oscar de la Renta. André and I are going to a fitting in New York for a custom Oscar de la Renta gown for the occasion.

The best gift my husband ever gave me was... a pendant he gave me years ago. He also surprised me with a Burberry fanny pack for our anniversary. Our daughter, Claire, helped him.

The best piece of fashion advice I ever received from Claire was... red lipstick!

Heels or flats? Heels. The higher the better. If you can’t walk, just perch.

Claire Cormier Thielke
Mom taught her style, but this young investment manager is a true independent.

I like... structured, tailored, bespoke and monogrammed.

My favorite designers are... Gucci and Zac Posen. COS has so much fun stuff.

I shop at... Neiman’s, but partially because it has delicious food.

For a trip I always pack... a black dress and black leggings. They can be dressy or used for a run. I also have a big statement necklace at all times.

My favorite pair of heels... [are] nude Louboutins.

The best fashion advice I can give is... get a good tailor.

My first fashion moment was... [when] I was 6 years old and restyled my St. John’s uniform to impress André Leon Talley.

My mom taught me... the importance of staples and finding what works for you.

We both like... classic cuts, but Mom’s got more color and patterns. I’m NASDAQ Nancy.

If I could swipe anything from her closet, it would be... all of her shoes.

My weekend go-to is... a pair of Gap jeans and a long-sleeved denim button-down.

Divya Brown
This biz executive, philanthropist and young mom knows how to go from carpool to gala in an instant.

My style icon is... Queen Rania of Jordan.

My favorite personal fashion moment was when... for the Asia Society gala, I wore a Manish Malhotra halter gown. It was a modern take on a classic look.

The way I style myself in the morning is... with business pieces from Stella McCartney. I love a fitted blazer.

The most cherished piece in my closet has to be... a vintage Chanel shift dress that’s very classic in black and white.

My favorite designers are... Preen, Victoria Beckham, Stella McCartney and Tome.

In Houston, I shop at... Baanou. The one trend I can’t live without... ripped jeans by Seven7.

My ultimate fashion splurge... is my Hermès Birkin.

In regard to jewelry... my mom has an incredible collection of Indian heirloom pieces that she shares with me, but every day I wear a stud necklace and stud earrings. For a nicer occasion, I like to bring my family jewelry with an Indian flair and gold finish.

Tatiana Galitzine Sierra
A Russian princess, with an eye for art and design, lives for style both inside and out.

My personal style is... boho-chic, but I always take it up a notch.

My favorite accessories are... bracelets. I like to connect them to different memories, events and places.

My favorite designers are... Valentino and Chanel. I also love Etro and Gucci. They have so much color and are so quirky, like me.

My style icon is... Iris Apfel. She has this thing with big sunglasses and bracelets that’s incredible.

The best dressed royal is... Kate Middleton, [who] plays the part very well. I couldn’t pull that off because I love to wear sneakers and ripped jeans a lot.

My favorite family heirloom is... my grandmother’s tiara that she brought from Europe for my wedding. I also have some Fabergé jewelry pieces.

My ultimate fashion splurge... I have a beautiful Gucci python bag. It goes with everything.

My favorite European style trend is... flat men’s shoes for women, like loafers. They’re so comfortable and look so good.



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