'80s Fashion Is Back With a Vengeance

The bright colors and structural silhouettes of the past are reimagined for the modern woman.

Edited by Abby Ledoux Photography by Cody Bess Styled by Leslie Rivas Kelly August 17, 2018 Published in the September 2018 issue of Houstonia Magazine

Balmain dress ($2,650) and Balenciaga booties ($1,290), Neiman Marcus. Gloves ($48), Cheeky Vintage. Dries Van Noten earrings ($462), The Webster.

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Stella McCartney top ($660), Saint Laurent pants ($990), and Gucci Dionysus shoulder bag ($3,800), The Webster. Saint Laurent sunglasses ($1,320), Giuseppe Zanotti boots ($2,495), and Brunello Cucinelli earrings ($1,225), Neiman Marcus. Bvlgari necklace ($109,000) and Zadok-designed rings ($5,750 and $5,850), Zadok Jewelers.

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Leopard camouflage jumpsuit ($1,790) and faux fur coat ($2,080), Stella McCartney. Alexander McQueen belt ($270), Neiman Marcus. Miu Miu sunglasses ($500), Saks Fifth Avenue. Zadok-designed earrings ($16,460), Zadok Jewelers. Nancey Chapman ring ($6,400), Sloan/Hall.

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Alexander McQueen asymmetrical blazer ($3,450) and cropped trousers ($1,045), and Alice + Olivia duster jacket ($495), Saks Fifth Avenue. Gucci sunglasses ($1,450), Brunello Cucinelli necklace ($2,545), and Balenciaga pumps ($1,390), Neiman Marcus.

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Roberto Cavalli lurex shimmer pants ($1,295) and lurex shimmer peplum top ($1,595), and Saint Laurent pumps ($1,295), Saks Fifth Avenue. Balmain sleeveless tee ($650), Neiman Marcus. Dries Van Noten earrings ($276) and Balenciaga triangle bag ($2,085), The Webster. Bvlgari bracelet ($60,000), Roberto Coin bracelet ($39,500), Zadok-designed black diamond bracelet ($37,500) and rings ($4,765 and $7,590), Zadok Jewelers.

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Brandon Maxwell dress ($1,495) and Tom Ford blazer ($2,950), Neiman Marcus. Dries Van Noten shawl ($960) and Alexander McQueen belt ($660), Saks Fifth Avenue. Chain belt ($98) and cross necklace ($250), Cheeky Vintage. Zadok-designed chain necklace ($17,850) and earrings ($8,500), Zadok Jewelers.

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Issey Miyake top ($395) and Portolano beret ($75), Giorgio Armani brooch ($425), and St. John brooch ($125), Cheeky Vintage. Zadok-designed diamond brooch ($9,985) and earrings ($1,800), Zadok Jewelers.

Beauty: The BrowGal Brow Convertible Brow Powder Trio ($35), Lucky Cat Beauty. Mehron Metallic Powders & Kryolan Aquacolor Paints ($12.95), The Makeup Artist Project Houston. Balmain Hair Couture Styling Gel ($39), Lucky Cat Beauty. Cheek Crush Blush/Highlighter ($42), Antonym Natural Cosmetics. Custom chrome nails (starting at $20), The Nail Society.

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Cheeky Vintage
Neiman Marcus
Saks Fifth Avenue
Stella McCartney
The Webster
Zadok Jewelers


The West Studios, 948 Heights Blvd.


Abby Ledoux


Monica Fuentes
Amy Kinkead


Dakota Luevanos for The Dragonfly Agency


Cody Bess


Leslie Rivas Kelly

Stylist Assistants

Minett Mouton
Naurene Free

Hair and Makeup

Aubrie Layne/Lucky Cat Beauty


Tabitha Lynn/The Nail Society

Beauty Assistant

Grace Harrison

Editorial Assistant

Dalya Mawlawi

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