Meet Your Makers: Fullosophie Offers Creative Workshops with Designers, Photographers, and More

For creative spirits, artists, and wannabe makers (put me in that last category), you’ll fall in love with Fullosophie, a workshop series that calls San Francisco and Dallas home.

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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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On Our Lust List: Everything from Local Designer Sheridan French’s Fall 2013 Collection

You may recognize Sheridan French as one of the names from our 10 Most Beautiful Women in Dallas contest, which just concluded, but you need to know her for her women’s wear line. She studied design in Europe, followed it up with a job in Prada’s London press office, and now, with three kiddos in tow, is […]

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Local Line Nine Muses Does Fall with Plunging Necklines and Lots of Leather

New Dallas label Nine Muses has released its fall 2013 collection. The brand, which launched in 2012, is named for the Greek goddess Mnemosyne and her nine children, known as the Nine Muses. (Mythology tidbit: Zeus was the baby daddy.) Designers Jerry Matthews and Francesca Viamonte’s latest collection consists of nine made-to-order, perfect-for-parties looks. Standouts include belted […]

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Sneak Peek: Dark Florals for Dudes with BLKLN Spring 2014

Remember local designer Jim Duran’s BLKLN debut? The fall men’s collection was a medley of metallic slate cargo skinnies, sequined black tees, sheer black button-ups, and other glam, rock-and-roll-inspired separates. There were some quirky pieces–tanks as long as dresses, for example–but I would have worn most of it myself. The same could be said for Jim’s […]

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Take a Peek Inside Brand New Lublu

In the August issue, on newsstands now, I wrote a little piece about Kira Plastinina, Russian designer and SMU student, and her new flagship LUBLU storefront in the Plaza at Preston Center: When other 14-year-old Russian girls were playing with friends, Kira Plastinina was sketching designs for the teen fashion empire her father launched in her […]

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Where to Shop in Dallas this Weekend

Zinke Trunkshow at Haven Boutique: Suit up for the first official day of summer. Haven is hosting a trunk show this weekend featuring Zinke’s entire summer swim and lingerie collection, and it’s way too cute to pass up. Their ruffle bandeaus and high-waisted bottoms might just find their way into my overflowing swimsuit drawer. Summer Sale at y&i: Take […]

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Sneak Peek: Courtney Kerr x BaubleBar Jewelry Collection, Launching Tuesday

Courtney Kerr has long been a fan of BaubleBar, a trendy online virtual jewelry counter. This, mixed with her affection for statement jewelry (note exhibits a, b, and c), made the collaboration between the two a no-brainer. It’s been in the works for a year, but you’ll finally get to shop Courtney’s Bauble Bar next week. This […]

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Abi Ferrin’s 5 Favorite Things

Dallas designer Abi Ferrin is a gift to the city. Despite her success, prolific seasonal collections, philanthropic work, and traveling, she’s incredibly accessible. She appears at events, galas, and fashion shows around town, she’s a cheerleader for the South Side on Lamar community (see her favorite cocktail below), and she has managed keep her South […]

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A Look at the IIDA CRE8 Fashion Show

After Thursday’s finale, there is a Project Runway-sized hole in my heart. (Yes, I’ll admit I still watch it. I just can’t say no to Tim Gunn.) So as a PR fan, you can imagine my excitement attending last Friday night’s third annual IIDA CRE8 Fashion Show, a real-life make-it-work moment. In case you’ve never heard […]

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Can’t Miss: Snake Oil/Factory Girl Launch on Saturday

Factory Girl just got cooler. The vintage shop, owned by husband and wife duo, photographer Scogin Mayo and stylist Heather Mayo, have upped their art game again. In addition to the racks of vintage designer gems, rotating art exhibits, and updated online store with Mayo’s beautiful photography, the team has partnered with local, multi-media artist Lizzy […]

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Kelly Wynne Handbags Make Their Dallas Debut

There’s a new line of handbags launching next week, and you can be first to get your pretty paws on them. Kelly White, an Austin girl with a background in graphic design and public relations, heads up Kelly Wynne Handbags, which began as a simple affection for accessories. “You know those dreams people have growing […]

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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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