The Show Me Your Mumu Designers on Lip Balm, Skinny Margaritas, and Their Dream Collaboration

Girl crush alert. I recently sat down with Cammy Hebert and Cologne Schmidt, the designers behind playful bohemian line, Show Me Your Mumu. The two are college classmates (Berkley, specifically), business partners, part-time models (spot them posing in their own lookbooks), and still, somehow, besties. (They even complete each others’ sentences.) While they were in Dallas, as the featured designers during the Fashion Industry Gallery’s market, I got to chat with the two peas in a pod and walk through the racks of fall samples–where I promptly fell head-over-heels in love a purple-flecked velvet burnout kimono. Show Me Your Mumu has a music festival vibe–especially when topped with flower headbands–but break down the looks, and you have perfect everyday wear: brunch maxis, vacay staples, breathable separates for surviving upcoming summer months, pretty fall prints, and cozy rompers. Shop the line locally at Hemline, L. Bartlett, and The Gypsy Wagon. Read our Q&A with the design duo.

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Q&A with Jewelry Designer Eddie Borgo (Plus, Meet Him Tomorrow!)

Eddie Borgo was making cool jewels for photo shoots before he launched his designs for his masses. Editorially-inspired, he makes collections with rock-and-roll edge: slightly dangerous, totally glamorous (hello, gold five-finger ring draped in a strand of pavé crystals). Additionally, Eddie Borgo’s line is on the affordable side (so I actually knock these rose gold spike earrings off my wish list). Meet the main man and shop his designs tomorrow at Neiman Marcus Downtown from 10 am to 3 pm. In the meantime, get to know him with our quick Q&A. (We too love a minimal wardrobe and vintage Levi’s.)

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Seven Minutes in Heaven: My Interview with Sarah Jessica Parker

It was a lazy Sunday afternoon my junior year of college when my friends and I had “the talk.” The one where we all likened each other to Sex and the City characters. Turns out, I’m a Charlotte-Samantha mix—very rare, I know.

I texted those friends last week to share some big news: I’d be meeting the one and only Sarah Jessica Parker on Sunday. They all swooned. “What are you going to ask her?” they all wondered. Obviously, there were many questions I wanted to ask, but I was there to learn more about the SJP Collection, Sarah Jessica’s Nordstrom-exclusive line of shoes, handbags, and one special trench coat. After spending no less than three hours trying on prospective outfits, I decided on a Rachel Comey dress from Nicole Kwon, and was ready to meet the style icon.

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Links We Love

The Kira Plastinina Lublu custom dress by  sported by Disney star Debby Ryan to Elton John’s Oscar party.
The Kickstarter campaign of Austin-based designer Stephanie Beard of Esby. Love that ikat maxi dress. 44 hours left to back her.
Snoop Dogg’s French manicure. Yes. Snoop Dogg has a French manicure.
This DIY rose body scrub on Oh So Pretty. A jar for me, a few jars for upcoming birthday girls.
Who What Wear’s sandal roundup. So ready for spring.

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Where to Shop in Dallas this Weekend

The Pin Show: A runway show with an edge, The Pin Show serves as a launching platform for new and independent designers in the fashion industry. Emerging photographers, artists, stylists and retail buyers are welcomed to view more than 120 looks, and meet the designers. In case you weren’t able to catch New York Fashion Week, attend […]

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Shirin Askari Does Spring 2014 with Bright Colors and Flowy Silouhettes

Shirin Askari, local designer and Project Runway contestant, has launched her spring 2014 collection. It’s been a little quiet on the Shirin front for about a year, so I’m thrilled to see our pint-sized designer cranking out some threads again. Spring 2014 is uncomplicated, flowy, and comes in all the bright shades loved by the […]

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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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A Drive-In Movie, Mechanical Bull, and Lots of Fringe: An Inside Look at Chanel’s Métiers d’Art Fashion Show in Dallas

Upon arrival, Chanel invited guests into a tent morphed into a 1950s drive-in movie theater. (Each lady was escorted by a male model in a puffy coat.) Waiters walked around with cherry vodka drinks in styrofoam cups, popcorn, soft pretzels, and retro candies. Equally as breathtaking as the clothing that would soon be debuted were the rows of vintage cars, beautifully restored and glossy. Attendees were tucked into the cars and on rows of bleachers to watch the premiere of Karl Lagerfeld’s film, The Return, starring Geraldine Chaplin, who played a brilliant Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel in 1954, when the fashion designer reopened her couture house to not-so-positive French response but the open arms of the United States. Especially, Dallas.

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Metiers d’Art Has Resulted in Ungracious Uninvitees

Unfortunately, not everyone has been graceful about not getting an invite to tonight’s Métiers d’Art. According to one fashion insider, “It is an embarrassment to hear who threw themselves down on the floor like a 2-year-old having a tantrum because they said it would be an embarrassment and tarnish their reputation if they were not […]

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Chanel Non-Disclosure Agreements Have Zipped Lips

Since the January announcement, the world has known that Lagerfeld was bringing his Métiers d’Art to Dallas. But until November 19, not one itty-bitty detail leaked out. It became a favorite cocktail guessing game of “Where is Métiers d’Art going to take place?” Guesses included AT&T Stadium, Dallas Museum of Art, the Meyerson and Margaret […]

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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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Dallas’ Timeless Love Affair with Chanel

Jeanne Prejean is D Magazine‘s unofficial #ChanelDallas beat reporter. From the December issue of D (overflowing with goodies like the best new restaurants in Dallas and 10 Most Beautiful Women in Dallas) here’s her story on Dallas’ relationship with French designer Coco Chanel and why tomorrow’s film launch and Métiers d’Art pre-fall fashion show in Fair Park is such a big deal.

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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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