Success has not spoiled Chloe Dao, winner of Project Runway's second season. Located on the edge of Rice Village, the almost bare-bones space is nothing fancy, and the no-nonsense, no-frills aspect of the enterprise is refreshing. Here, it's all about the clothes. Racks of clingy cocktail dresses and breezy sportswear are a perfect blend of color, sexy draping, and just a little bit of show, in the form of shiny silk fabrics. The clothes compete for space with framed press clippings about her reality-TV success. This is one local girl who has made good.
Tip: Once you've found the right frock, head over to 2372 Rice Boulevard, just a few blocks away, to complete your new look at Dao's Lot 8 Salon.