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Local Designer Lela Rose Makes Football Helmet for NFL Auction

For those of us who aren’t NFL fans, the Super Bowl is basically a time to chow down and chill out while watching commercials and the half time show (all praise Queen Bey). But this year, you can add fashion to that list thanks to the Council of Fashion Designers of America and Bloomingdales. They’ve teamed up with the National Football League foundation for a one-of-a-kind line of customized football helmets designed by the likes of Danijo, Nicole Miller, Rag & Bone, Pamela Love, and Dallasite Lela Rose.

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Dallas Gal Erykah Badu is the New Face of Givenchy

Riccardo Tisci has plucked Dallas gem Erykah Badu for the face for Givenchy. Uber cool Erykah, who Tisci calls “an icon,” will be modeling his spring 2014 collection, which describes as a “mash-up of African and Japanese influences.” After the recently rekindled conversation about the lack of diversity on runways, this is a refreshing bit of news, although I was equally thrilled to have to opportunity to see her at the Texas State Veggie Fair in October.

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Local Chanel Clients Will Be Simply Perfect for the Metiers d’Art Festivities

With Karl Lagerfeld’s Métiers d’Art invasion of Dallas with the likes of Anna Wintour and Lynn Wyatt, the local Chanel professionals and clients will be in the international spotlight for the next couple of days. Seems the sales associates have been scrutinizing their customers’ ensembles and made adjustments for absolute perfection. One gal was in […]

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Chanel/Karl Lagerfeld Trivia For Your Métiers d’Art Small Talk

Just in case you haven’t boned up on your Chanel/Lagerfeld trivia for tonight’s Métiers d’Art, here are some tidbits: One of the first places the Chanel scouting team visited in Dallas was Dolly Python, where they scooped up vintage 1950’s western wear. Lagerfeld’s nom de plume for his first collection at Jean Patou in 1958 […]

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The Mansion Is Off Limits For Locals Due To Chanel Until Thursday

Dropped by the Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek last evening for a glass of Sauvignon and was told the entire facility “was closed” until Thursday. Was it the weather? Nope. It’s one of the designated hotels for Karl Lagerfeld and his Chanel invasion of celebs for Tuesday’s extravaganza, Métiers d’Art at Fair Park. And were […]

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Courtney Loves Dallas Premieres Tonight

Whether you’ve decided you love her or not, it’s hard to deny that fashion blogger (and my friend) Courtney Kerr is, at the least, entertaining. That’s why Bravo is putting her back on the air for another reality series on the network (following 2011’s Most Eligible: Dallas).

Courtney Loves Dallas premieres tonight at 9 p.m. Ahead of its debut, I chatted with Courtney about life on camera, dealing with haters, and making her second go-round on national television despite not actually owning a TV herself.

Read the whole interview over on FrontBurner.

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Kate Middleton Wears Abi Ferrin, and Other Abi News

Getting the perfectly polished Kate Middleton into your designs must feel the ultimate celebrity victory. It has long been a goal of local designer Abi Ferrin’s, and it has happened. See the Duchess above, sporting Abi Ferrin’s leggings during a ski trip in early March. I found this out during a recent visit to Abi’s […]

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Freak Out! The Man Repeller Comes to Neiman Marcus NorthPark in Dallas!

I heart Leandra Medine, fashion guru behind The Man Repeller, but who doesn’t? Let’s all jump up and down now because she’s coming to Dallas to visit Neiman Marcus NorthPark Wednesday, March 6, and maybe we can fawn over and profess our love for her, I mean, meet her. In celebration of her capsule collection […]

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Kira Plastinina’s Fall 2013 Lublu Campaign, Shot By Tommy Ton, Features Jessica Nowitzki

We just talked about Kira Plastinina, Russian fashion designer and SMU girl, opening her first Lublu boutique here in Dallas this spring. I mentioned her florid spring collection, full of color (notably her neon yellow floor-length frock), but her autumn collection tops it. The fall 2013 campaign was shot by Tommy Ton, famous street style […]

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