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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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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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