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Julia Rhodes Fashion & Home

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November 25, 2013

A knowing eye is at play in Julie Rhodes O’Neal’s new West University boutique, Julie Rhodes Fashion and Home. Nestled just around the corner from Tiny’s No. 5, the nearly 1,700-square-foot atelier reflects the personal aesthetic of the proprietress: Envision a chic 7ème Parisian apartment rendered in restrained white and grays with plush furniture and a gold-leaf crystal chandelier in the main salon of the shop. O’Neal’s chic palate comes from her successful résumé: a top graduate from Parsons School of Design, former buyer for Christian Dior and a WGSN forecasting agent. She stocks a well-curated inventory of women’s ready-to-wear, including Halston Heritage, Issa of London, Catherine Malandrino and Dutch wünderkind By Malene Birger, whose ostrich feather cape is to die for, along with jewelry from Lulu Frost and Taylor & Tessier. Home accessories, as well as a fabric library of sample swatches from Schumacher let shoppers customize furniture from Kim Salema Atelier and Selamat, both exclusives to Houston. This is definitely one of those Rhodes worth taking. 6209 Edloe St., 713.667.3894;