Our big event this month was the Makers & Shakers gathering at Saint Cloud Boutique, a beautifully curated small shop in Rice Village. Jessica and Cecilia of Saint Cloud opened their doors to a number of other women business owners, in true White Buffalo Fashion, so Houston ladies could gather together for some shopping and socializing.
Trang Nguyen of Myth and Symbol, another women’s boutique nearby, brought over some goodies including adorable sheer socks by Hansel from Basel and a lavender + clary sage scented hair powder by Lulu Organics (which, by the way, was heavenly on day 2 of Free Press!).
The Saint Cloud Boutique holds an array of lovely accessories as well, but that didn’t stop them from making space for Anna Wilson of Manoosh to display her one-of-a-kind scarves.
Delicious hors d'oeuvres were provided by the talented ladies of Events by Momo, while Robin Berwick of Double Trouble Caffeine and Cocktails served cocktails. And what would a White Buffalo event be without dessert from Tout Suite?
Yet, what actually occurred on Thursday night was more than just women gathering for some shopping and socializing. Let’s face it, that’s pretty easy to do right?
The magic behind the Makers & Shakers event occurred because women business owners got together and decided to share their space and their work with one another. They chose to encourage and support one another rather than compete.
The guests arrived with that same spirit, ready to support one another, to encourage one another, and mostly, to enjoy one another. The magic happened in the conversations, in the moments where women who didn’t know anyone decided to bravely walk up to strangers and introduce themselves, and in the moments where women were open and accepting of one another. Looking around at all of the women gathered at Saint Cloud on Thursday I thought, How beautiful. I want more of this, more of White Buffalo.
By Tamara Romaguera
Photos by Kendall Hanna, Saint Cloud Boutique, Tamara Romaguera and Megan Siân John. For more check out the #MakersandShakers on Instagram!