Abby Ledoux traded Canada’s border for Mexico’s when she moved to Texas from northwestern Vermont in November 2017 to join the staff at Houstonia.

An alumna of Emerson College’s journalism program in Boston, Abby was previously associate editor of three weekly newspapers in her home state of Vermont. There, she covered everything from Bernie Sanders to the heroin epidemic and won numerous state and regional awards for her work, including the Vermont Press Association’s 2014 Rookie of the Year. She was also an investigative reporting fellow at the New England First Amendment Coalition.

Today, Abby is excited to explore Houston’s vibrant, diverse culture (and shopping scene). Aside from fashion and design, she’s passionate about politics, hip hop and Mexican food. She believes leopard is a neutral and red lipstick can fix almost anything.

Retail Therapy

This Personal Shopper Specializes in Fitting Room Epiphanies

In Houston and NYC, Shop With Val takes the legwork out of looking good.

01/25/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Woman Crush Wednesday

#WCW: Meredith Xavier

The native Houstonian talks starting a business at 24, growing it internationally, and raising small children—all at the same time.

01/24/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Fashion For Good

With Every Handbag, This Houston Designer Hopes to Send a Girl to School

Nigerian girls are far less likely to access education than their male counterparts, a fact Tomide Awe wants to upend—one accessory at a time.

01/23/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Red Carpet

Babes in Blush Dominated the 2018 SAG Awards

Post Women's March, it was pretty in pink for Hollywood's finest.

01/22/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Minute Maid Merrymaking

Astros, Gladys Knight, and Slim Thug Party Together for Charity

The Astros Foundation hosted its third annual Diamond Dreams Gala last Friday.

01/22/2018 By Abby Ledoux

No Thx

10 Reasons You Would Ever Wear Thigh-High Uggs

The Y/Project collaboration looks like a shar pei came to die on your leg. Let’s talk about it.

01/19/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Fitness Friday

Row, Row, Row Your Boat When Alabama-Based Crew Fitness Expands to the Heights

Set to open this spring, an indoor rowing studio will anchor new development on 22nd Street.

01/19/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Current Obsessions

Want/Need/Love: Cheese Lovers Edition

Five things that Houstonia’s Lifestyle Editor fell in love with this week.

01/19/2018 By Abby Ledoux

After the Storm

With Blitz of Houston Stores, The Tile Shop is Poised to Help Post-Harvey Renovators

Last year, the national retailer opened five Houston locations in as many months. Then, Harvey hit.

01/19/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Feel-Good Fashion

Fashion Meets Philanthropy at A Couture Cause

The 2018 Trend Book debuts next week at this fifth annual event.

01/18/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Woman Crush Wednesday

#WCW: Asma Heerji & Rozmin Ladha

The sister act behind Texas watch brand Thirteen.02 talk family business and the power of accessorizing.

01/17/2018 By Abby Ledoux

'Work' From Home

9 Things to 'Add to Cart' Today

An Ice Day calls for online shopping, doesn't it?

01/16/2018 By Abby Ledoux

But First...

Google's Selfie Matching Portrait App Doesn't Work in Texas. Here's How to Fix That.

You've seen your friends' fine art dopplegangers, so how do you find yours?

01/16/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Red Carpet

Our 12 Favorite Looks from the Critics' Choice Awards

Following last Sunday's Golden Globes blackout, the latest red carpet was awash with color.

01/12/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Current Obsessions

Want/Love/Need: Girl Power Edition

Five things that Houstonia's Lifestyle Editor fell in love with this week.

01/11/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Party City

The Social Book Launch Party Serves Up Texas Pride

Notable locals and their favorite food, drinks, music, and fashion were all on display at the Marriott Marquis Houston last Thursday night.

01/11/2018 By Abby Ledoux Photography by Fulton Davenport

Woman Crush Wednesday

#WCW: Ginger Barber

The Houston interior designer, a staple among a certain set, talks minimalism, eschewing trends, and loving horses.

01/10/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Party City

A Black (and Gold) Tie Affair

The Vintage Contessa's 50th birthday party glittered in River Oaks District and raised over $23,000 for KNOWAutism.

01/09/2018 By Abby Ledoux Photography by Daniel Ortiz

A Night to Remember

A TLC Show Is Coming to Houston

In its seventh year, “Say Yes to the Prom” plans an H-Town pit-stop for students impacted by Harvey.

01/09/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Shopping Is Our Cardio

Attention, Shoppers: It's Time for Winter Sales

Major savings await you at these Houston staples.

01/08/2018 By Abby Ledoux