Today we are introducing you to Chris Goins as our BethieLife Woman Crush.This fashionable lady has been setting the pace in Houston for several years and now can be found at the Museum of Fine Arts. Check out her fantastic photos and insightful interviews to learn more about this amazing gal. Just don’t mention sea urchins to her! Welcome, Chris!
I grew up in Pottsboro, Texas, also known as Lake Texoma – a very small town Northeast of Dallas. I moved to Houston New Year’s Day in 1998. My Mother had visited Houston shortly after my Father died and bought a house. My sisters and twin brother all decided to attend college in Houston. Moving to Houston was a big adjustment, but I grew to love the city and I made it my home.
If you were stranded on a desert island, what three beauty products would you like to have with you?
Sunscreen. Who needs beauty products when you’re on a desert island!
I’m always inspired by colleagues, friends, and complete strangers in addition to the places I travel to – I don’t think there could ever be only one person or thing that would signify or define my style. What I can say is…that it’s a constant evolution.
New experiences. Food and travel– can’t have one without the other.
Smile. Work hard. Don’t give up.
MFA Shop, Tootsies, MNaeve, Kuhl-Linscomb, 13 Celsius, La Carafe, Pax Americana, and last but not least…Ninfa’s on Navigation.
I’m working on a custom range of merchandise for the MFA Shop – these items will be exclusive to MFAH and will highlight works from our permanent collection. The only trip in sight for the near future is the Venice Biennale.
Ha, what down time? I like to travel and enjoy delicious food. Josh and I love to cook together – it’s our time to relax and connect about our day.
Abchome.com, Droog.com, ModaOperandi.com
I took a long sabbatical from exercising – as I used to be a very active runner and swimmer. I recently took up Pilates – which has been an eye opener for me. It’s an intense exercise regime that helps with overall strength, toning and endurance. It’s been a great way for me to disconnect from my every day. Drink water – I feel so much better when I’m hydrated and I’m less fatigued. Sleep.
Josh’s collage love letters, my sister Meghan’s quick witted humor, and my Dad’s military jacket from Vietnam.
I love the ocean but, I’m also terrified of it. I think this is partly because of my sea urchin injury that I encountered a few years ago in Croatia and a few episodes of Shark Week.
Croatia or Balos Beach in Crete, Greece.
I would be in the fashion industry. But, I have to say that I feel very fortunate to be surrounded by extraordinary art – it’s a constant education and exhilarating at the same time. It’s a wonderful feeling that I too am able to contribute to the visitor’s experience.
Mickey gave me a book called Women in Clothes – it’s a wildly interesting conversation between hundreds of famous (Miranda July, Cindy Sherman, Lena Dunham…to name a few) and not so famous women discussing the perception of clothes. The book describes how clothes not only define and influence ourselves and others, but dives into the connection of our habits with our appearances. It’s funny, very relatable and makes me smile every time I pick it up.
General Manager of Retail, MFA Shop
You’re over 39…am I really?
I’ve been known to sing responses while in conversation. Don’t worry – I have no plans in trying out for American Idol.