Yeah, I see you out there, getting your sweat on, panting around the Katy Trail, working on your bikini body. I’m doing it too. (But you’re more likely to find me taking a break with a mimosa on the patio at Company Cafe.) Run On knows you need a new pair of kicks to help you keep up the motivation and keep your, well, run on. That’s why they’re offering one lucky ShopTalk reader a glorious $120 gift card to spend at their new Murphy store. And if you’re going to spend it, why not take it to the grand opening party on June 1, where they’ll be highlighting some “pretty sweet shoes,” hosting venders, and sizing people? But they had us at “pretty sweet shoes.” To redeem this gift card, you’ll need to use it at the Murphy location. If you’re good with that, enter here.
Get Primped at new Pouf: The new beauty bar in Mockingbird Station opens with a party this Saturday. Stop by any time from open to close (9 am to 8 pm) and check out the new digs. If you book one of the first 15 appointments, you’ll get a swag bag with samples from the salon’s product collections, Kevin Murphy and Glo Minerals. Enter the raffle, which will benefit Girls, Inc., for a shot at winning a blowout, full face makeover, and before and after pictures courtesy of Flirt Boudoir Photography.
Handbag Sale at Stanley Korshak: Be the first to shop the newly marked-down spring bags this weekend and find vacation-worthy Nancy Gonzalez totes, Nina Ricci crossbodies, and colorful Anya Hindmarch printed clutches for 30 percent off.
Margaritas and Markdowns: Head over to a few of our favorite Lovers Lane shops (Mine, Elements, Lou Lou, and Hemline) through Saturday for margaritas and sale racks. But don’t miss the new arrivals, like Elements’ printed frocks by Finders Keepers and Alice McCall and Hemline’s Splendid separates and lacy Dolce Vita numbers.
I wasn’t able to make the private event at NorthPark this week to celebrate the launch of Mattlin Era by Nikki Reed for 7 For All Mankind, but fortunately, People Newspapers reporter Georgia Fisher got it covered by passing along the assignment to her shadow of the week, high school senior Claire Criss. The duo interviewed the Twilight actress and jewelry designer, and Criss wrote up the following story:
Walk through NorthPark’s 7 For All Mankind, and it is abundantly clear why Nikki Reed’s jewelry was chosen for the store. Best known for her part as Rosalie in the Twilight saga, Reed has now added jewelry-designer to her chain of talents. Launching this week in Dallas, Mattlin Era — Reed’s label — is a great addition for all jewelry lovers. With a unique look and a price point of less than $100, the collection is sure to be a hit.
Reed agreed to lend her name to the five-piece line just a few months ago, and the day her manager called about the opportunity, she put twelve sketches together in a matter of hours. The Starry Knight necklace and matching earrings are inspired by 7 For All Mankind’s Photo Real jeans, which are embellished with Swarovski crystals. The pieces really compliment the jeans, making the collection even more appropriate for the store.
This Wasabi Bloody Mary recipe on A Beautiful Mess (Is it Saturday yet?)
It’s wedding season, so this How to be the Best Bridesmaid Guide Ever on Refinery29
Erin Wasson on StyleSheet
Jenna Marbles’ at home workout (YouTube video)
Sarah Hepola’s White Girl’s Guide to Quinceañera Dresses
It’s total excitement overload at The Joule. First, Traffic’s men’s store stunned the crowd with its slick city styles. Then, we got to shop TenOverSix, which opened last week; peruse the coffee table book selection at sleek Taschen library; sniff the aromas stirred up by neighboring coffee house, Weekend (which opens later this month); and take a sneak preview tour of Espa, the hotel’s sexy underground spa, set to open in early June. Now, there’s even more to jump up and down about.
Impressively, Traffic Los Angeles, who hasn’t even opened their women’s shop yet, is already hosting a pop-up shop with merchandise marked down to 40 percent off. It’s happening today. Stop by The Lumen from 1 pm to 9 pm for complimentary sips, light bites, valet, and to shop discounted spring and summer collections from the likes of Dolce & Gabbana, Paul Smith, Iro, Comme des Garçons, Dsquared, Rick Owens, J Brand, and more.
What: Traffic Los Angeles Pop-Up Shop
Where: The Lumen Hotel
When: Today, May 14, 1 pm to 9 pm
Update: Weekend will not open until later this month, and the spa opening has been pushed back to early June.
Tomorrow night, Entertainment One and the chatty ladies of D: The Broadcast present an advanced screening of Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf’s. The fashion documentary shines a sparkling spotlight one Fifth Avenue’s most famous department stores. Sprinkled throughout are witty quips and commentary from fashion’s most loved designers, artists, and celebrities. (Vera Wang, Karl Lagerfeld, Rachel Zoe, Diane von Furstenberg, Isaac Mizrahi, to name a few.)
It’s at swanky new Look Cinemas in Addison, it includes complimentary Patrón and Ultimat Vodka cocktails, and, of course, it’s private. But good news. I can get two of you in. So at the end of the day today, I’m giving away one pair of tickets to tomorrow night’s exclusive movie preview. It starts at 6:30 pm with drinks and the screening begins at 7:30 pm. All you have to do to win is shoot me an email telling me you want to attend. I’ll draw one name at 5 pm.
1. Helmut Newton’s Polaroids at the new Taschen Library at The Joule. I’ll take several of the coffee table books from this sexy little reading room.
2. This Rundholz striped tee from Cicada Collection in Snider Plaza. The ways in which a basic white t-shirt can be utilized are endless.
4. A refill of my beloved Memoire Liquide perfume in Amour with notes of vanilla, Tonka bean, and incense. It’s sweet and smoky and a departure from cliché designer fragrances.
5. This “Highness” beaded cuff sold at Dallas’ BelAir Home. Designer Josefina de Alba models the technique for these pieces after that of the Huichol people in Mexico. Each piece is handcrafted and takes three days to make.
If you can’t tune into the D: The Broadcast each week, don’t worry. You can still get juicy tidbits online. See my favorite clips of the week:
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My dry skin brush is one of the most treasured pieces in my bathroom cabinet. It looks a little different than the one I’m giving away today–that is, mine doesn’t look like a hippie’s toilet brush–but it’s truly a miraculous organic tool. The process of dry brushing has been around for centuries, and, some say, it’s detoxifying. But more importantly, it’s a cellulite fighter and it feels good. (Feels even better when someone else is doing the brushing.) Eight Skincare, which specializes in dry brush exfoliation offers a product line to combat lackluster skin. In fact, founder Vicki Weaver-Payne is posting up at local retailer, Stanley Korshak, today (11 am to 4 pm) to offer consultations and free travel gifts with purchase. Eight Skincare encourages a four-step process that includes dry brushing followed by a cream body wash, sugar scrub, and moisturizer in delicious scents including ginger lime, tangerine, and lavender. I can help one lucky reader with the first and fourth steps. I’ve got a ginger lime scented Moisture Treatment and dry brush set to give away. Enter here to win.
If you’ve got time (and/or are a bad daughter and haven’t picked out a Mother’s Day gift yet) head to Korshak for a a little one-on-one with Payne and pick up some delicious smelling presents for you and Mom. Or just you. That’s fine, too.
Mother’s Day Sale at Allie-Coosh: Through Saturday, receive 30 percent off any jewelry purchases at this Snider Plaza boutique.
Eye Pieces Plano: Stop by for the Spring 2013 Trunk Show, from 6 to 10 p.m. this Saturday. You’ll get an exclusive look at the latest eyewear collections, plus live music, hors d’oeuvres, complimentary valet, and a 20 percent discount.
Discounts at Rich Hippie: Save 20 percent off your entire purchase, through this Saturday.
Personal Skincare Evaluations at Stanley Korshak: From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, Vicki Weaver-Payne, the founder of Eight Skincare, will be demonstrating the brand’s four-step skincare regimen, which promises to cleanse and moisturize dry skin. Come check out the products and to receive an individual consultation from Vicki herself.
Aftershock London Launch Party: This British-based brand is opening up shop in the Plaza at Preston Center, so drop by tonight, from 6 to 9 p.m., to celebrate. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Eli Halili Trunk Show at Grange Hall: Our favorite Travis Street boutique is hosting a trunk show for New York-based Eli Halili. The jewelry designer will be making a personal appearance alongside his collection of world travel-inspired rings, bracelets, and earrings crafted with gold and raw gemstones. Happening 10 am to 6 pm through Saturday with personal appearances today and tomorrow.
Jessica Mitzner is a ShopTalk intern.
Yesterday a magical thing happened: TenOverSix at the Joule opened downtown. The much anticipated boutique is everything as good as I hoped. The clean white space is divided into two parts, women’s apparel and accessories and a “TenOverSix Presents” lifestyle section with home decor, kiddo stuff, beauty, and gifts. A rack of apparel includes Alasdair, Vena Cava, Suno, and Opening Ceremony. The pieces mimic the collection housed in the LA store but with the addition of more cocktail dresses. (They know we Dallas girls love a good fancy party.) Translucent boxes contain jewels for all occasions. Although TenOverSix is now sharing a few lines with V.O.D. (Pamela Love, Iosselliani, and Lizzie Fortunado) and Elements (Aesa), most of the pieces are exclusive to the store. I’m particularly thrilled about the dainty mix-and-match diamond and turquoise studs from Mociun. A departure from the exhausted patent pumps clicking all over town, the edited shoe collection is a welcome addition to our shopping scene. Loeffler Randall printed ankle strap heels, Rachel Comey sandals, and Jenni Kayne flats are a delightful change of scenery. (On Tuesday, co-owner Brady Cunning was wearing these, which set my heart on fire. Alas, they’re not available in the Dallas store at the moment.) The lifestyle side of the store has a color changing rack of sunglasses (such as Thierry Lasry), quirky giftables (like “You’re Cute” gold-embossed business cards), and a slew of natural beauty products like Ilias and Tata Harper. In summary, you need to go check it out. Joslyn and I had the opportunity to sit down with owners Kristen Lee and and Brady Cunningham Tuesday to talk shop and favorite things. Take a look.
On the new store…
Brady: I think we love an element of surprise, something that’s unexpected.
Kristen: Something that’s a little off, or a little interesting
Brady: And both of us really love to be comfortable.
Kristen: And always a little bit of a sense of humor. Most of our lines are really special. All of our designers are independent. We know them all personally, or we know the brand really well. We know where it’s made. It’s all niche brands that we really respect and love.
On what they’re currently excited about…
Kristen: Alasdair is a new line, which we’re carrying here, and we’re crazy about it. Calla is pretty amazing. [Ed note: This Calla crying dog tee might be coming home with me soon.] Nomia, which is out of New York. We just picked that up for next season. That’s amazing. We always do a lot of Electric Feathers and Rachel Comey–we just love her shoes, her handbags, ready-to-wear.
Beauty products that make their routines…
Brady: We’ll probably say the same stuff, because we use our products.
Kristen: Olo Fragrance. I roll that on, like, three or four times a day. I am obsessed with it.
Brady: And you can use it in so many different ways. I put it in my pillows and things. When we first bought the [Olo] line, I was wearing the hair tonic as perfume without knowing it. But it smells so good.
Kristen: We both wear the Ilia lipsticks. I wear Wild Child. And lavender oil is a big thing for me, too, just because it’s calming. Tata Harper has these little roll-ons that are stress relief–they smell amazing. There’s a bedtime one that I use.
One their favorite shoes…
Kristen: I have a pair, but they’re not very glamorous. They’re Dieppa Restrepo oxfords, and they’re leopard print. They go with everything, and I wear them all the time.
Brady: I have to say my Loeffler Randall black-and-white woven shoes. They’re my absolute favorite shoes.
On how they get zen…
Kristen: Wine. It used to be yoga for me, but I don’t have time for that anymore.
Brady: We spend so many afternoons together at the end of busy workdays. We get together, have a glass of wine, and just kind of unload. We process what has happened, and we let our babies play.
On current reading material…
Kristen: Right now, I’m reading John le Carré. I’m also reading a great book about motherhood and working. It’s called The Conflict. It’s by a feminist writer who is French, Elizabeth Badinter. It makes me feel so much better about being a working mom, which I need.
Brady: I’m reading a great book by Françoise Sagan. It’s so good. I’m also reading a book called Positive Discipline.
Our their favorite tunes…
Brady: The new Phoenix album is basically all that’s played at my house right now. We listen to a lot of old music.
Kristen: I listen to a lot of old country and blues and stuff at my house, like Willie Nelson, Patsy Cline, Muddy Waters… The one new album I’m listening to is The Alps, because we carry it. It comes on vinyl, and it’s really relaxing.
On their favorite Dallas spots…
Brady: We love Spiral Diner.
Kristen: And Eno’s.
Brady: Oddfellows—that neighborhood’s great. We love the Klyde Warren Park. We’re just blown away by it. You can really feel that things are happening in Dallas. It feels like we’re just coming in at the right time. We went to Collage, a vintage store, yesterday.
Kristen: We bought a bunch of things there. I love the Nasher and DMA. Nasher is amazing.
We’ve been having a serious love affair with Piermarini boutique and its mix of talented and harder-to-find designers since it first opened in Uptown. Nowadays days, in its Snider Plaza location, the shop is cooler than ever. For example, pop in this Saturday and you’ll be able to meet designer Timo Weiland and peruse his spring 2013 RTW collection. Minimalistic black and white pieces and feminine, mixed pattern dresses mingle with textured separates like skirts and cropped pants in oversized yellow houndstooth, blouses with sheer panels, and a smattering of fun pencil skirts.
Just a few moments ago in the elevator I was complimenting a coworker on her golden gams. I assumed she was returning from a vacation, but no, her enviable tan was airbrushed on. It reminded me I was told I look like a vampire over the weekend. Time to get my spray on, too. Coincidentally, as I got back to my desk and my inbox, I found a blast from Highland Park’s Facelogic, who is offering a $19 airbrush tans this weekend. (I should remind you they gave me one of my favorite ever faux glows.) If you, too, need a quick spritz, book now.
Sushi cats. Yep. Just these cats hanging out on blobs of rice. Why not.
Nini Nguyen featured on Who What Wear’s Real Girls style guide. Go girl.
Daily Candy’s bit on soon-to-launch Noe Undergarments. Sexy. Modern. Want it.
The 18 mini Texas vacays in the Best Weekend Getaways story, featured in the newest D.
This story about a girl who didn’t look in the mirror for a year.
3. Zana Bayne Black Leather Choker Belt. Moda Operandi’s in the punk spirit, too, with their Chaos to Couture punk shop. I imagine this paired with a full, 50s inspired skirt, ankle strap heels, and a tee. Also available here.
4. La Mer’s Limited Edition World Ocean’s Day Crème. The ultimate luxury product gets a temporary makeover each year in collaboration with Oceana, an international ocean conservation group. This year, the famous Crème will be wearing an ombre foil dress. Find it at Neiman Marcus stores through June.