Sutton Stracke and Rachel Gower host The Sutton Concept Trunk Show

Bravo TV has invested in Houston lately. The city is the Season 19 location of Top Chef, and just last week, The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills cast member Sutton Stracke chose the Bayou City for a charity event. Alongside Upper Hand salon owner Rachel Gower and Trees of Hope board of trustees member Kory Blum, the trio hosted a private charitable trunk show at Gower's Memorial home. Fashion-forward Houstonians shopped pieces from Sutton's West Hollywood boutique, The Sutton Concept.

"I love Texas, and with the LA store, we do a lot of online business, and I just thought it would be fun to branch out and take a little bit of the Sutton concept and sprinkle it around," Sutton tells Houstonia. "It's been so fun getting to know the Trees of Hope organization, and I love how every place we go, we let the host choose the charity, which has been so cool because you get to know the community so much more."

Following a charitable trunk show in her hometown, Augusta, Georgia, she reached out to Blum and Gower to plan out the Houston event. Proceeds from the event went to the Trees of Hope foundation, which benefits children that reside at the Star of Hope Mission.

Rack of apparel filled with European label La Double J.

"The money we raise goes to service the children," Gower tells Houstonia. "It's clothing, books, toys, all sorts of necessities. Although we have a primary Christmas Gala fundraiser for Trees of Hope, we thought, 'wouldn't it be great if we could do things throughout the year?' Today is one of those things."

As you entered the Gower's lovely abode, racks on racks of designer garments and accessories covered the formal living room. Among the featured womenswear were striking frocks from European designer La Double J, Sutton's incredibly soft cashmere collection, and a few denim bottoms from Joe's Jeans. In the center of the room lay an arrangement of glistening jewelry from Suzanne Wilson, Allen Anderson, and Ama Dao and handbags by Italian designer Corto scattered across the presentation. Pieces were valued from $150 to $3,200 and handpicked by the reality star.

"Most of the designers I have, I know them personally, so there's a story behind them," Sutton exclaimed. "I know every single thing. I also think that universally, style is style. It's a matter of how you want to enter your wardrobe. Whether you're from Texas, live in Paris, or New York, it doesn't matter. You can make anything work for you as long as you love it."

Accessories featuring designers like Corto, Suzanne Wilson, and Allen Anderson which are all available at The Sutton Concept.

As she gears up for the upcoming 12th season of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, Sutton shares a three-word description of what fans can expect from her this season--laughter, horror, and redemption.

For more information visit The Sutton Concept online. 

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