Shop. Taste. Empower. Holiday Edition 2015

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The Cottage Shop’s Holiday Edition: Shop. Taste. Empower. party features the best of beauty, fashion and food, Sunday, November 15, 2015 from 1 to 4 p.m. The free event gives shoppers an opportunity to find incredible gifts, receive styling advice from Houston’s fashion experts, nosh on sweet treats and most importantly, donate women’s winter clothing to those in need.

The Cottage Shop at 811 Westheimer Rd. is an undiscovered gem, mixing new clothing and accessories with gently worn designer clothing in one cozy location. The Cottage Shop helps women in crisis regain their self-esteem and dignity, while cultivating an empowering spirit. The Shop. Taste. Empower. party is an opportunity to explore the store while enjoying the fun and fa-la-la’s of the season.

Be the best-dressed at every holiday party this season and receive personalized fashion styling by vintage expert and celebrity fashion stylist Dawn Bell and Houston Chronicle Fashion and Beauty Editor Joy Sewing.

Create a head-to-toe holiday look at the Beauty Bar with the ultimate Holiday Glam Squad. Beauty blogger, Nicole Kestenbaum (Lipstick & Brunch) and makeup artists Lydia Lutz (Artistry by Lyd), Justine Hernandez and Kenya Hunt (Makeup by Kenya) will be on hand to get shoppers gorgeous for the season, plus hairstylists will show shoppers how to create quick up-dos.

LUSH Fresh Handmade Cosmetics will bring their lip scrubs and holiday lipsticks and Shany Cosmetics will complete the lips and lashes beauty bar with luminous lashes and brilliant holiday eyeshadows.

Shoppers will enjoy sips and bites by Greenway Coffee Company, Jodycakes, Paulie’s Restaurant, Topo Chico and Whole Foods Montrose and lucky bidders will have an opportunity to win a Happy Hour for 8 at Boheme, Barista 101 class for 15 guests taught by David Buehrer of Greenway Coffee, plus much more.

The first 250 guests who donate new or gently used women’s winter clothing will receive a swag bag to rival Santa Claus, loaded with cosmetics, special offers on yoga and fitness, plus other treats. The shopping soundtrack is provided by DJ Gracie Chavez, co-founder of Bombón.

Women supporting other women on the host committee include Hallie Bauer, Helen Bernard, Alice Berry, Blair Foster, Brooke Grisebaum, Jennifer Keenan, Maria-Eleni Koinis, Nicole Ali Langham, Connie McAllister, Emily Mohn, Lauren Mohn, Alixe Ryan, Vickie Snow, Heather Staible, Christina Stith, Hayley Vaughn and Sarah Walters-Aramburo.

The Women’s Home extends special thanks to food sponsors: Paulie’s Restaurant, Jodycakes, Greenway Coffee Company, Topo Chico and Whole Foods Montrose; event supporters Aerial Yoga Houston, Boheme, BURD LIFE, Francesca’s, LUSH Cosmetics (Highland Village), Shany Cosmetics; and media sponsor Houstonia Magazine.