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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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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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What’s in LeeAnne Locken’s Bag?

If you know LeeAnne Locken , you know a short title doesn’t cover her accurately. If you don’t, let’s go with her Twitter summary: TV personality, actress, emcee, inspirational speaker, reality star, author. It’s all true. She’s competed on She’s Got the Look, appeared on Big Rich Texas, hosts dozens of events, including the recent No Tie Dinner & Dessert, Art from the Heart, and the Equest gala, all in the last few weeks. (You can’t miss her at an event: she’s either emceeing the thing or competing for an unofficial most glitz and glam award with Steve Kemble.) She’s also an inspiration guru who has released a book based on her uplifting Facebook posts. Plus, she’s gorgeous with an infection laugh. Take a look at what she stashes in her purse.

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What’s in the Hiatus Spa Owner’s Bag?

Anyone who has taken spa advice from me has likely been recommended a trip to Hiatus at Inwood Village. It’s a topnotch facility with some of the best treatments, masseurs, and products. It’s also helmed by a very lovely Sheila Garrison with abnormally radiant skin, luscious hair, and a collection purse accoutrements so inspiring it made me put “shopping at Hiatus’ spa boutique” on my weekend to-do list. She popped by D’s offices yesterday, clad in black–with a very cool leather vest–to share her accessories. With a third location of the spa opening in Plano’s Willowbend Wellness Center in just a few short months, I have no idea how she found the time, but I’m so glad this veteran of the beauty biz could spare some time (and product suggestions).

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What’s in Bridal Designer Vatana Watters’ Bag?

Vatana Watters, the Dallas based bridal designer behind Watters keeps her purse well-edited. With a constant rotation of trips around the world, she has to. Before packing up to head back out of town–Shanghai, New York, and London are on her itinerary–she stopped by D to talk about new collections (swooning over this rose champagne gown from spring 2014) and spill her bag.

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What’s in Ylang 23 Owner Joanne Teichman’s Bag?

Joanne Teichman, owner of jewelry boutique Ylang23 alongside husband Charles, is a very busy woman these days. On the heels of fulfilling the holiday wish lists of lucky, jewelry-loving ladies, she’s about to open the shop’s second location in the Plaza at Preston Center. Come February 8, all the pretty trinkets we love at the Galleria shop (rose gold from Todd Reed, dainty studs from Jennifer Meyer, and diamonds and exotic stones from Cathy Waterman) will be just a little closer. In the meantime, she popped into our offices to share what’s in her purse.

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What’s in Designer Mila Hermanovski’s Bag?

I’m not a TV buff, so unlike my Project Runway-obsessed peers, I didn’t fall in love with this Dallas-born, seventh-season finalist until I got my mitts on her luxe fall collection at Piermarini. You may remember, my gushing post on Mila Hermanovski’s fall leather-pocketed hoodie (which she wore to D’s offices–it’s still amazing), mesh-paneled leggings, and […]

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What’s in Jewelry Designer Amy Pyron Leber’s Bag?

Amy Pyron Leber is an artist of multiple trades. She began with interior design, but eventually switched gears to jewelry. She has now been creating earrings, rings, bangles, and necklaces under her line, Traeh  (that’s backward for “heart”), for nearly 12 years. Each piece in her collection is handmade. Hand-wrapped bangles that are both dainty and […]

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