Sarah may be a native of Dallas/Fort Worth, but today she’s loyal to Houston. (She still loves the Cowboys.) She joined the Houstonia team in October 2014, heading up fashion, style and design coverage and covering other beats including the local drag queen scene and all things Matthew McConaughey.

A Rice alum, she previously worked for CultureMap and the Houston Chronicle.

Retail

Saks Fifth Avenue Is Radically Rethinking the Department Store

New brands, exclusive boutiques and sleek, sophisticated design are on deck at Saks Fifth Avenue's new Galleria store, debuting this spring.

02/10/2016 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Eye Candy

Here Are Pictures of Your Boyfriend, J.J. Watt, Looking Fine at the Super Bowl

It'll be a long, slow spring and summer before training camp starts, so enjoy Justin James in all his preppy glory while you can.

02/08/2016 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Queen B

Let's Talk About Beyoncé's Woke New Video

With "Formation," Beyoncé is calling out a culture that get can't enough of black style but still can't quite accept black people for who they are.

02/08/2016 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Openings

Cuatro Brings a Taste of Round Top to the Heights

The furniture consignment shop has a new warehouse stocked with everything from French Country antiques to mid-century modern pieces.

02/05/2016 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Dancing in the Dark

How Does a Blind Drag Queen Do Her Makeup?

And other important questions for Alexis Nicole Whitney.

02/05/2016 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Fashion

Tickle Me Pink

The candy-colored hue is getting a high-style makeover in the fashion world.

02/05/2016 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

All Aboard

How to Mardi Gras Like the Locals Do

Galveston’s 12-day, 105-year-old celebration is also among the nation’s most inclusive.

02/05/2016 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Shopping

Let Professional Stylist Lisa Powers Dress You at Laboratoria

The style expert is holding office hours at the high-fashion boutique all week at no charge.

02/02/2016 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Home & Design

Is This the Prettiest Model Home in America?

The Riverstone stunner just won the model home version of an Oscar—probably because of this crazy-awesome closet.

02/02/2016 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Spring Ahead

Beat the January Blahs with This Colorful Elaine Turner Preview

The quickest cure for a gray day is a sneak peek of the Houston-based line's bright clothes and accessories for Spring 2016.

01/28/2016 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

H-Town Love

Make Valentine's Sparkle with Houston-Made Jewelry

From costume to custom, diamond to glass, these 27 jewelry designers have what you need for Valentine's Day.

01/26/2016 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

New In Town

L'Equipe Has That Old Time Rock 'n' Roll Gear

Cragg Eubanks has been selling his vintage motorcycle jackets and cowboy boots for years; now he's opened a shop in Houston.

01/22/2016 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Fashion

This David Peck Documentary Will Give You All the Feels

The dramatic 15-minute video covers the closure of Peck's original fashion line and his work to launch Miles David.

01/21/2016 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Retail

Miami's Hottest Boutique Is Open in Houston

Get ready for some South Florida fashion sizzle from The Webster at The Galleria.

01/19/2016 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Reppin' H-Town

Modcloth Celebrates a Houston Singer with Her Own Dress

Who is inspiring fashion looks with her playful frocks? Bam, it's Kam.

01/18/2016 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

On The Town

A Couture Cause Is Setting the Trend in 2016

The charitable, fashionable event on Jan. 21 is trying something new this year.

01/13/2016 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Retail

Drama and Design Rule at Merchant and Market

A claw-foot tub full of champagne, Greco-Roman busts and vintage luggage? This is window-shopping par excellence.

01/13/2016 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Society

Vanity Fair Declares the "Best Little Socialite in Texas"

Elton John, Karl Lagerfeld and more toast to the incomparable Lynn Wyatt.

01/12/2016 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Conspiracy Theories

Are These the Most Houston Nail Polishes Ever?

Are we crazy, or does OPI clearly have a Texan on staff naming their new colors?

01/12/2016 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Home & Design

Paint the Town French Grey

Amitha Verma's customers wanted an easier way to get the painted antique look, so she invented one.

01/11/2016 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen