In continuation of this week’s mission, Steal Dallas Celeb’s Wish Lists, I bring to you three prized items from a beloved local designer, Khanh Nguyen of Nha Khanh. At this point, “local designer” is underselling this accomplished creator and mommy. She blew everyone away with her 2011 debut collection and has since been picked up by stores all over the country including Saks Fifth Avenue. Nguyen’s signature pieces have been spotted on celebrities like Kim Kardashian, Brooklyn Decker, Giuliana Rancic, and Ahna O’Reilly and, in November, she was honored with the Rising Star Award by Fashion Group International. So, yeah, she’s kind of a big deal.
Under $50: Senhoa Simplicity unisex cord necklace with antique brass chains, $49
Under $500: Jo Malone Orange Blossom Luxury Candle, $425 at Neiman Marcus
Unlimited: Christian Louboutin Donue open-front bootie, $1,295 at Neiman Marcus
On Day 3 of my local style celeb wish list roundup, I knew I had to have the items of desire of Chuck Steelman, head honcho of Neiman Marcus’ special events. He’s the dandy at all the fashion events perfectly polished from head to toe (often wearing a bow tie), on the boards of such hugely stylish affairs as Fashion Group International’s Night of Stars award gala and DIFFA’s Style Council, and more. And, he always smells good. Take a look at a few things that make his wish list this year.
Under $50: Arthur George by Robert Kardashian socks, $30 in The Man’s Store at Neiman Marcus
Under $500: Vince waffle-weave hooded jacket with jersey lining, $165 at Neiman Marcus
Unlimited: Robert Wilson digital owl portrait from the Neiman Marcus Christmas Book, $70,000 at Neiman Marcus
It’s Day 2 of snooping through local style celebs’ wish lists. Today’s star: Lucy Wrubel, DJ extraordinaire, party crowd pleaser, and pink lipstick aficionado. She also has such a refreshing sense of style, one that’s all her own. (Remember the bag from her purse spill?) I knew this colorful gal would have a list of fun stuff.
Under $50 item: Casetagram iPhone cover (with her photographer husband’s photos)
Under $500 item: Two nights at the Hotel San José in Austin with Steve (husband) and Stella daughter) “Road trips down Austin way is the best tonic for our lil’ fam.”
Unlimited price item: Balenciaga Weekender. “Obsessed with the classic rocker bag!”
I’m always thinking of ways to get local notables to spill their personally curated shopping lists. The holidays are a perfect time for a such a request, so I sent out a note to a handful of my favorite Dallas fashion gurus (our local style celebs, if you will), inquiring about the current state of their wish lists. I’m sharing the results with you this week. First up, Amber Venz, former jewelry designer, inspiring blogger, founder of rewardStyle, and internationally loved style setter.