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What’s in Koch Designer Nicole Musselman’s Bag?

Every season, designer Nicole Musselman succeeds in a new Koch collection that makes us say, “Oh! I need that.” This fall, it’s her whimsical cashmere knits with crossed guns and bears, sweaters with open back draping details, mini skirts, and printed and patterned blouses and button-ups made to be layered. Resort 2015 ups the ante with […]

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What’s in Designer Esé Azénabor’s Bag?

If you didn’t make Esé Azenabor’s fashion show debuting her latest collection, catch up here. The scene was abuzz with stiletto-clad society gals with martinis in hand, and the ornate frocks sent down the runway were showstoppers; hand-beaded and truly stunning. The gorgeous, Nigerian-born Canadian designer popped into the D offices to spill her bag and talk about […]

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Beads, Feathers, and Sequins Galore: See Dallas Designer Esé Azénabor’s 2014 Collection

Dallas designer Esé Azénabor sent her models down the runway–faces half covered a la Phantom of the Opera–last week to debut her full 2014 collection. The fashion show, titled Phantom of the Runway, featured a laser light violin performance, cocktails with swirling smoke, and Esé’s lineup of beautifully embellished pieces, including floor length sequin gowns with plunging […]

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What’s in Robin McMonigle’s Bag?

When I interview designers who come to town, they rave about Dallas women. They gush about their polish and mind-blowing ability to pick up their kids from carpool looking impeccable from head to high-heeled foot. Robin McMonigle’s one of these women. She’s a Cali transplant, real estate guru, and if you can believe it, a single mom of four (15, 14, 11, and 8). And, the woman is gorgeous. See what she keeps in
her Céline tote.

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Dezso’s Sara Beltrán on Ocean Inspiration, Creativity in India, and Diamonds. Lots of Diamonds.

Her jewelry’s inspired by the ocean, but we’re not talking about hippie beach gear. No neon anklets or feather pendants. Sara Beltrán’s jewelry line, Deszo (“desire” in Latin), is enchanting but sophisticated. Rose gold rings, necklaces, and cuffs nestle diamonds, emeralds, obsidian, and other exotic stones, with whimsical nods to the sea with shark’s teeth and seashells. The designer, who was hand-picked to participate in Council of Fashion Designers of America’s Fashion Incubator program, stopped by Forty Five Ten for a personal appearance and trunk show. I got to sit down with her to talk beauty products, music, and India, where she’s inspired to create new things and is and advised regularly by a shaman and guru. How cool is that? You can find her latest collection (rose gold + emeralds = swoon) at Forty Five Ten.

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