That’s what was happening at an exclusive preview of Emy Mack shoes today. The debut fall collection, designed by SMU graduate, Emily Mack Jamison, is pretty impressive. Heels, flats, boots, and sandals are all made in Italy, and the quality shows. Silver bottoms meet expert stitching and sumptuous details like studs, crystals, and metal cap toes. The aesthetic is ladylike. Most shoes run under 4 inches and come with the perfect pointed toe (not too long or sharp). Textures run the gamut from python to solid satin and come in flats, 2 1/2-inch heels, and 3 1/2-inch heels. Custom designs are available, too, so, say you like the satin pump with the crystal beaded bow, but need a little extra height, you can order a a taller heel. Her contemporary Cavallini collection is comprised of riding boots in suedes and different colored leathers, and platform sandals, pumps, and booties in holiday-worthy glitter and animal print. For now, you can shop this new line of shoes online at emymack.com, but stay tuned because there’s a possibility of an upcoming holiday pop-up shop where you can eye the whole line and find the perfect fit.
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Stopped by Elements last night for some bubbly and to get my paws on the McQ by Alexander McQueen things I’ve dreaming about since last week. In just one day, a good portion of the limited collection flew off the racks and found loving Dallas homes, but there is still plenty of McQueen goodness left. See that crazy wolf print dress up top? Yep. I took that home with me. It’s soft jersey material but in a ladylike cocktail silhouette.
I’m blown away by the prints in this lineup. From the signature navy and green plaid to the animalistic green chain print to the kaleidoscope hummingbirds. And, of course, those growling wolves that I love. Perhaps they’re just playing.
The concept behind Blushington, which will open in Dallas in December, is such a blazingly obvious good idea, I can’t believe it has taken so long for something like it to open. It’s like the twin sibling of a blowout bar except, instead of a blow dry and style, you get your makeup done. You like that Hollywood starlet look with the red lip and winged liner? It’s yours for $40, baby. Want to go smoldering temptress with a smoky eye? Order up. The menu includes six looks, which are executed using Stila, Becca, Julie Hewett, and Kevyn Aucoin beauty products, and foundation is applied via the Temptu airbrushing system. If you’ve got your face makeup covered, it’s just $30 for eye makeup only. If you’re preparing for a photo shoot, order the Camera Ready version for $50. Got a flair for the dramatic? Don’t worry. Fake lashes are on hand. In fact, you can get eyelash extensions, too. If you love your new made up face and can’t live without seeing it again, you can take home products from the retail selection or pay for a class to learn the application. Hitting the Shops of Highland Park (conveniently located next to Drybar) in December.