DOWN IN TEXAS: Christian Siriano made the rounds in Houston swooping through The Galleria, touting his two lines for Payless Shoe Source and his designer label at Neiman Marcus. Siriano first met fans at Payless Thursday, introducing his moderately-priced collections of sandals, pumps and flats. His familiar “fierce” is out and in its place is the maturity that comes with experience. The 25-year-old designer is focused on meeting the needs of women who mix designer with discount.

“My girl wears high and low. That’s how you have great style. It’s all about the look,” Siriano said. During his trip to Houston he balanced both, meeting fans at Payless and dressing clients at Neiman Marcus.

“It’s funny, you get all the feedback from editors and what they don’t like and then you see what we are selling. It’s really gratifying,” Siriano said. Also a fan of design, Siriano slipped in a visit to High Fashion Home, a four-story furniture, fabric and accessory emporium.

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