Over the weekend, we stumbled upon a local art festival in the Design District. Apparently, it was the Rendezvous with Fire and Art! fair. (I think they need to do a little PR work next time–not much of a crowd.) In any case, I wandered into the tent of local artist Elle Schuster and fell in love with a spiky “arrow” quartz crystal necklace. I regret not snapping a photo, but her “spear” version (see above) is pretty similar. As it turns out, Elle’s a multiplatform artist, too. Photographer, photo illustrator, and photo sculptor are a few of the hats she wears, so it’s no surprise her necklaces resemble wearable sculptures. Find a selection of her jewelry at the Dallas Museum of Art Gift Shop and the Meadows Museum Shop and her one-of-kind pieces online at Elle Studio.
I’m an Instagram-a-holic. I don’t do it at dinner tables (unless there’s an amazing dessert!) or in the middle of chatting with friends (unless they’re wearing killer shoes!) or into the wee hours of the night (unless I can’t sleep). My boyfriend thinks it’s a bit annoying. But whatever. It indulges our voyeuristic sides and accepts our slightly narcissistic tendencies, so what’s not to like? You won’t catch me posting daily photos of myself making kissy faces in the mirror (except for this morning’s dark lip photo), but I love posting my pets, my (successful) recipes, and other pretty photogenic moments. And there is some seriously stylish stuff happening on Instagram. You can follow designers, fashion bloggers, and celebs and get a more personal peek into their world. By just 11 am, all of this was happening on the Instagrams of Dallas fashion mavens:
1. @officeofangelascott, Dallas-based shoe designer
2. @lela_rose, Dallas native fashion designer
3. @ninistyle, Dallas personal stylist
4. @lifeintravel, Dallas fashion blogger
5. @shopfiveandten, Highland Park Village boutique
6. @myvioletheart (that’s me) pointing out @margauxanbouba’s cool Villy Customs bicycle
Polling stations all over Dallas county are out of the best accessory of Election Day: the “I voted” stickers. Yes, this nightmare is real. Liz even called the Dallas County Election Offices to double-check. They’ve out of stickers. The bright side of this bad dream is that you can vote when so many people cannot.
Do your civic duty and go fill in those bubbles. It’ll only take a few minutes. Or a few hours. Depends.
Then, if you’re assigned to a stickerless polling station, print out the image to the right. I suggest you rhinestone it, too.