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4 Questions for Jenny Packham, Kate Middleton’s Favorite Designer

Known for her bridal gowns and ready-to-wear collections, Jenny Packham has become the red carpet’s designer of choice. The British designer’s work has been worn by some of Hollywood’s most iconic women, including Kate Winslet and Angelina Jolie, among others. I caught up with Kate Middleton’s favorite designer at Downtown Dallas’ Neiman Marcus where she was promoting her Spring/Summer 2016 collection. Packham discussed her designs, inspiration, and what she sees trending.

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5 Questions with Best of Big D Winner Planet Bardot’s Diana Tabeshi

Planet Bardot founder Diana Tabeshi has an appreciation for and understanding of high-end denim that eclipses most. After all, the designer and stylist created two denim lines of her own before opening Planet Bardot in October 2013. Tabeshi’s expertise and background merge in the form of her carefully curated selection within the the Knox Street boutique, which is why we named it the “Best Place to Buy Jeans.”

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The Men Behind Lounge County on Why We All Love Waffle Weave

Girls, remember how attached we were to our velour Juicy sweatpants? We wore them everywhere, often with a color coordinating velour jacket. The grocery store, Starbucks, Blockbuster… Juicy tracksuit. They were just so darn comfortable. But I believe in gender equality, and I believe that men should have something just as comfy as our velour tracksuits, except maybe a little easier on the eyes. Okay, a lot easier on the eyes.

Enter Lounge County, the new loungewear brand offering menfolk the luxury of comfy threads that don’t sacrifice style. Imagine a waffle weave so wonderfully tailored, you wouldn’t be alarmed (or embarrassed) to see a gentleman caller showing up to take you to dinner and a movie in them. But a man in sweats, off the couch?! It’s not the easiest concept to grasp. So I caught up with the men behind the comfy collection, Texas natives Zach Redington and Andy Archer, to learn more about their new venture, the future of Lounge County, and whether or not the logo is indeed an octopus. (Spoiler alert: It is not. But close!)

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Libertine Now Available at Neiman Marcus

It’s Arts Week here in Dallas, and don’t think that doesn’t extend to fashion, as well. Johnson Hartig, the pattern-mixing pro and founder of the Libertine label (and soon-to-be author) is in-store at Neiman Marcus Downtown to mark the induction of his line into the store. His artistic mix of graphics and embellishments make his arrival in Dallas more than timely as we take an artistic eye to all that Dallas has to offer.

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