Coming soon: Warby Parker The beloved $95 buy-one-give-one eyeglass brand is opening a Dallas “Classroom” (this means storefront). It’s technically a long-term pop-up location, but there’s no end date scheduled currently. In the store, you’ll find Warby Parker’s entire range of eyewear and its signature 50s school decor. Outside, you can enjoy its yellow school […]Full Story
Lashes rule these days. Extension lash bars are popping up on every corner. Beauty brands are leaning on brush technology and updated formulas to create lengthening looks that create a breeze when you blink. But if you’re not sure which of the myriad tubes is the one for you, maybe take a tip from one of Dallas’ blogging crew. With five girls and their eight recommendations, one of them might become your new go-to.Full Story
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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In another lifetime, I’d own an apothecary full of delicious perfumes, oils, candles, and other tinctures. I’d include the line Sage, a collection of perfumes, rollerball oils, and candles inspired by birthstones. Every product is prettily packaged with a whimsical collection of notes. Take the Turquoise scent, for example. It’s made up of blue chamomile, grapefruit, cassis, floral-infused musk, sandalwood. “Fit for a mermaid,” according to Sage. Equally exciting is the candle’s outwear, a bright blue glossy glass jar encased in a paper container with ornate designs accented by gold sparkles. (Which you can keep to store other trinkets.)
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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.Full Story
Stanley Korshak is now the exclusive purveyor of Ela handbags in Dallas. The line, a collaborative endeavor of wife and hubby, Ela and Martin Aldorsson, is a medley of simple, sophisticated bags with a just-right amount of trend. I am completely in a tizzy over the mirrored rose gold studded Editor’s pouch (see above). If you haven’t been bitten by the rose gold bug, you’ll surely be wooed by the clean, minimalistic look of the cream studded pouch or the edgy star-embossed black version. I want all three. And the price points aren’t mind-blowing. Editor’s pouches (about 11 inches long) ring up at $225; Senior Editor’s pouches (about 13 inches) ring up at $325 to $345.Full Story
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.Full Story
Highland Park Village’s LAFCO New York storefront is one of my favorite shops in town, and I am beyond delighted to be helping host their spring fragrance party this Friday, May 2. The petite apothecary stocks the shelves with their pretty house brand perfumes, candles, diffusers, soap bars, and new body creams and hand soaps; boutique fragrance collections; and very special Santa Maria Novella line, whose products have been hand-crafted in a Florentine monastery since 1221. Everything in this boutique smells magical.
Pop in anytime this Friday, grab a glass of bubbles, ditch your exhausted designer perfume, and pick a new signature scent. Perhaps a spring-friendly floral? I’ll be in the shop from 4 pm to 6 pm, in a state of aroma-induced bliss, loading up on my favorite things (namely, Santa Maria Novella colognes in violet and rose and everything in LAFCO’s Fleur de Baies scent of bayberry, rose, currant, and raspberry). If you settle on the perfect scent, you’ll receive a gift with purchase. If you don’t need anything for yourself, this is a gift-giver’s haven, and Mother’s Day is around the corner. But, really. Who couldn’t use a little luxury for herself? More details here.Full Story
Girl crush alert. I recently sat down with Cammy Hebert and Cologne Schmidt, the designers behind playful bohemian line, Show Me Your Mumu. The two are college classmates (Berkley, specifically), business partners, part-time models (spot them posing in their own lookbooks), and still, somehow, besties. (They even complete each others’ sentences.) While they were in Dallas, as the featured designers during the Fashion Industry Gallery’s market, I got to chat with the two peas in a pod and walk through the racks of fall samples–where I promptly fell head-over-heels in love a purple-flecked velvet burnout kimono. Show Me Your Mumu has a music festival vibe–especially when topped with flower headbands–but break down the looks, and you have perfect everyday wear: brunch maxis, vacay staples, breathable separates for surviving upcoming summer months, pretty fall prints, and cozy rompers. Shop the line locally at Hemline, L. Bartlett, and The Gypsy Wagon. Read our Q&A with the design duo.Full Story
Change is here. The good kind. Like, when you rotate your closet to put the newest season front and center. Or when you ditch your usual skinnies/tee/blazer combo and buy a bright floral print skirt. Sort of like that, ShopTalk and StyleSheet have merged. Our shopping and beauty platform and street style blog are now under one roof. Which makes sense. Instead of hopping from one page to the other, finding out who was wearing what at the coolest parties on StyleSheet, and then clicking over to ShopTalk for your dose of retail therapy, you can see it all on our new, one-stop fashion and beauty page.
We know change is tricky–we have our routines, too–but you’re going to get more of what you love, we promise. Click over to our new look and see the street style photos you can’t get enough of, now in big, beautiful galleries, up top. Then check out out all the shopping, beauty, and local style-maker stories below–including our favorite Earth Day-inspired products. And let us know what you think.Full Story
Fresh Sugar lip balm in pink, Alexis Bittar earrings in lavender, and sea green Tocca perfume are a few of our favorite things.Full Story
Maybe your hair is dull these days. Your chocolate-y winter hue has faded. Or maybe you’ve just revamped your color for spring. Perhaps you’ve even gone blonde. Wherever you fall on the spectrum, Oribe Light Reflecting Spray should be in your product lineup. Obviously, it add luster. It also tames frizzies and flyaways, moisturizes, and adds UV protection. Best of all, it smells delicious.
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The first few months of 2014 have taught me an important lesson: never say never. Because one day, you’re going to wake up, look in the mirror, and decide you want to transform your dark tresses to blonde. At least I did, which was something I always swore I’d never do.
My infatuation with blonde hair started at the Beyoncé concert last July, and came to full fruition last Thursday at Blanc Salon. But it wasn’t an easy process—it took four months, three dyeing sessions, two salons, and a whole lot of chemicals, but I’m finally at a color I love. Here’s how I got there.Full Story
As the sunshine is pouring down, the airbrush tan questions are rolling in. I collected the most frequently asked and sent them to my go-to mobile airbrush girl, Jacy Rader of Bronze and Beautiful. Wake up with a halfway bronzed bod? There’s prevention (and a bit of a solution). Can’t figure out how to prep? Rinse and exfoliate. Jacy tackles the world’s spray tan dilemmas ahead.Full Story