Holiday Glam, Texas Style: Joyce Stenvall & Giglio Aguilera

November 23, 2015 | By | Comments (1)
Gigliola Aguilera and Joyce Stenvall The Adolphus Ballroom

Photo: Elizabeth Lavin

Editor-at-Large Jenna Bush Hager talks to three dynamic mother-daughter duos in her hometown of Dallas about bringing Lone Star State glitz to your party attire. Check back tomorrow to meet Margaret and Jin-Ya Huang for part two of this three-part series. 

The chefs behind Joyce & Gigi’s Kitchen at The Adolphus hotel

Even though chefs Joyce (on right) and Gigi (left) grew up in Bolivia, they share the same beauty ideals as women in Texas. “Leaving home, even if it’s just to go to the bank, means wearing nice clothes and makeup—and, most importantly, doing your hair,” Joyce says. “If a woman’s hair is set, she instantly looks pulled together.”

Gigi: “If I have to run from the restaurant to an event, I wrap my hair in a tight bun for two hours before I have to leave, and then I shake it out for full waves that look professionally done.”

Joyce: “When there’s no time to go to the salon, I coil my hair into a tight, seashell-like bun and clip it into place. It’s an easy style when you are handling food but want to look good too.”

Photo: Hector Sanchez

Photo: Hector Sanchez

Their Holiday Style Mainstays

The Texas Touch: This sleek leather bag produced in West Texas. P Lat Strap Bag Small in Red, $295;

Mom Loves: CHANEL Le Lift Crème Riche, $165;

Daughter Loves: COVERGIRL LashBlast Fusion Mascara, $8.99;

They Both Love: YSL Rive Gauche Eau De Toilette Spray, $84;


  1. Martha

    Where did the daughter who is a designer (wearing all Christmas white) further in this article get her suede and Lucite heeled pumps?

    November 24, 2015 at 8:02 am

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