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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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Traffic LA at the Joule Hotel is Emerging from Friday’s Exploding Manhole Cover

When that manhole in front of the Joule exploded last Friday, it threw a wrench in the works for the newly opened Traffic LA. The Men’s, Women’s and Play stores were forced to close until the smoke literally cleared. But things are swiftly getting back to normal. According to Traffic LA Dallas’ guru of great […]

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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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The Crescent Hotel Has a Definite French Feel Thanks to the Chanel Invasion

While the Rosewood Mansion is off limits, its sister hotel, the Rosewood Crescent, seems to be brimming with Chanel activity. According to 10 Best Dressed Lynn McBee: “The young ladies from Chanel that are working their check-in table at the Crescent have had little space heaters by their feet every day since they arrived. They […]

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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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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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Inside the Lives of Dallas’ Seriously Stylish Shopgirls

It was such a pleasure working on a story about the ultra-hip salesgirls of Dallas’ best store floors. What’s so satisfying about talking shop with these girls is their passion for the art of dressing. It’s not so pretentious and stilted as wearing head-to-toe labels with the ladies who lunch. It boils down to a genuine, profusion […]

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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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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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Dallas’ ShopSeptember Online Boutique Offers Two Shops in One

Laura Petter, Fashion Institute and Design and Merchandising grad and Lakewood dweller, launched this new dual-personality online boutique named for the most exciting month in fashion. Shop The Showroom side for “hard-to-find fashions by rising star designers” or head over to The Street to find affordable, trend-heavy pieces. The Showroom currently houses a Julie Michel asymmetrical watercolor […]

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More Local Goodness: GAIA Print Zipper Pouches

Yesterday I was chit chatting with Brittany Cobb (interior designer, founder of The Dallas Flea, Dallas editor of Daily Candy) for a future D Moms story and she let loose her can’t-live-without cosmetics organizer: GAIA zipper pouches. I’ve heard about this local line of fabric accessories, handcrafted by female refugees, but it has been a […]

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