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Christina Geyer

We’re Hiring! Wanted: SMUStyle Campus Editor

March 27, 2011 by

SMUStyle is officially looking for a Campus Editor to oversee the blog and act as a campus/Dallas ambassador for SMUStyle. Please see below for the official job description and e-mail SMUStyle co-founders Sarah Bray and Christina Geyer at smustyle@gmail.com if you are interested. Please note: All interviews will be held Saturday, April 16, and Sunday, April 17.

SMUStyle Campus Editor Job Description:
• Overseeing the team of bloggers — communicating with them regarding content, questions, delegating story ideas, managing story ideas.
• Editing submitted content for grammar, punctuation, style etc.
• Responsible for posting blogs in a timely fashion
• Work very closely with Sarah and Christina to execute the SMUStyle vision/concept
• Attend events that are happening around Dallas
• Manage Twitter and Facebook — can include appointing a social networking person if applicable
• Be a campus/Dallas ambassador for SMUStyle. Be the campus face of the blog.
• Check the SMUStyle e-mail 24/7
• Write weekly blogs for SMUStyle
• Participate in monthly meetings with Christina and/or Sarah
• Conduct mandatory monthly or bi-monthly meetings with the team of bloggers
• Hire Fall 2011 bloggers — to begin hiring process in May with an orientation meeting in the Fall for first-year students.

We can’t wait to hear from you!

xo,
Christina and Sarah

The September Issue Watch Party with Parkerhawn Vintage

September 8, 2009 by
SMUStyle Grace Coddington, Anna Wintour

Grace Coddington, Anna Wintour

 

Three names you must know: Anna Wintour, Grace Coddington and Andre Leon Talley.

 

The movie you must watch: The September Issue, the fabulous documentary based on the making of the 2007 issue of Vogue

 

When to watch: September 11, seating begins at 6:30 pm

 

Where to watch: Angelika Film Center at Mockingbird Station

 

Who to watch with: Parkerhawn Vintage, as the sassy shop hosts a watch party for all fashionistas dying to watch the It Movie of the season (or year, in my opinion)

 

VIP Details: Tickets are $10, and include a $10 gift card to Parkerhawn Vintage and entry in to a raffle for a front-row-fab gift bag. Click for the formal invite.

 

See you there! (Between tears of fashion joy and mouthfuls of popcorn, of course.)

Elizabeth Carlock Designs

September 8, 2009 by

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SMU alum Elizabeth Carlock got straight to business after graduation this August – straight to her jewelry business that is. Carlock has been designing jewelry for years and even held several on-campus trunk shows during her three year stint on the Hilltop. But now with her diploma in-hand, Carlock is making jewelry non-stop. “Ring” Labor Day in with style – Carlock’s jewels are all 50% off for the holiday. Not to mention, if you buy two or more items shipping is free! elizabethcarlock.etsy.com

Organicare

September 4, 2009 by
Organicare's Eco-Friendly Line of Products

Organicare's Eco-Friendly Line of Products

 

Chemicals were so last year. It’s high time we all go green. Recycling is fabulous and so is eating all natural — but what about eco-friendly skin care? Enter Organicare. This Dallas-based line of beauty products that launched last spring offers everything from Acai Berry Anti-Aging Serum (not like your youthful skin needs it, but it’s never too early to exercise prevention!) to a Gentle Foaming Cleanser that is to die for.

 

Try out the line’s five-step program to radiant, healthy skin. Think of it as one less thing to stress about.

 

Check out Organicare‘s Website for the details or find the line at Nordstrom and Dillard’s at NorthPark Center or Galleria Dallas.

Weekend To-Do

September 2, 2009 by
Bread Winners, 3301 McKinney Avenue

Bread Winners, 3301 McKinney Avenue

 

I kid you not, this weekend may be one of the greatest weekends. Labor Day just oozes greatness as it means no classes Monday, and it’s your last chance to wear white. So you best take advantage.

 

Friday Shop Date: First Tailgate of the year is Saturday, which means your closet is lacking one thing: a cute white dress. Find it in advance on a Friday shop date. The best news? Most white apparel will be draped over the sale rack since we’re in-between seasons, and after Saturday, all-white ensembles are far less fashionably acceptable. Check out Banana Republic at West Village or Highland Park Village for steals. I recently found a cute dress at the West Village location for $30 (marked down more than 50 percent.)

 

See You At The Boulevard: …but before I see you there, a brunch is a must. Bread Winners on McKinney is a staple in my brunching duties, but watch out for a long wait Saturday morning. If you’re needing a quicker fix, or a breakfast taco or two, head to Mattito‘s in Uptown — their patio is large and the inside space is even bigger, making your chances of a quick seat that much better. Then, I’ll be seeing you at The Boulevard, donning a white dress of course. We’ll be on the lookout for chic fashionistas to be featured on next week’s Spotted blog.

 

Sunday Funday: Love is too weak a word for the feelings I have for Sundays. Especially this one. Head to the House of Blues Sunday night and catch the simply amazing Paolo Nutini (set your iTunes to “Candy,” off his new CD “Sunny Side Up”). Tickets start at $17 for general admission, standing room only, or $12.75 each for a pack of four. I’ll see you there in the front row, at 8 pm sharp.

De-stress…Fingers to Toes

April 29, 2009 by
OPI On Collins Ave. Nailpolish, Part of OPI South Beach Collection

OPI On Collins Ave. Nailpolish, Part of OPI South Beach Collection

 

If you are anything like me, this week is bananas. I told someone earlier that the stress of this week is worse than being in love. I can’t eat, sleep or function normally.

 

So how do we fix this little stress problem and take a moment to ourselves? Paint your nails. Yes. I said it. Don’t go to the salon. Do it yourself and take care of those little fingers and toes. You’ll be surprised just how valuable and therapeutic those 15 minutes of paint time will be.

 

Oh ya, and with OPI’s (my favorite) fab spring/summer colors, your de-stress tactic will double as a good luck charm for that big test. (I bet sizzling red nails will help you ace those finals)

Armoires & More Hosts Jarma Trunk Show

April 28, 2009 by
A Vintage Jarma Kelly Green Handbag, $62

A Vintage Jarma Kelly Green Handbag, $62

 

Vintage alert!

 

Holly Olmstead, owner and founder of Jarma Vintage Clothing and Accessories has a trunk show this Thursday at Armoires & More, a trendy furniture/home decor store near Lovers Lane and Inwood.

 

Amazing furniture, to-die-for candles and vintage jewelry? It’s not too be missed. Oh and by the way, Jarma’s Website is officially up and running with new pictures of merchandise.

 

Armoires & More is located at 5120 W. Lovers Ln. The trunk show is set to start at 11 a.m., this Thursday, April 30. For more information about the event e-mail vintagejarma@gmail.com.

 

P.S. Rumor has it that Holly just returned from NYC and is busting at the seams with new pieces that are ripe for the picking (buying.) Think vintage coach handbags and necklaces from the
’60s and ’70s.

Be A Green VIP

April 21, 2009 by

If you haven’t already noticed, green is the new black, which means Earth Day is the new Christmas — well, not quite, but it’s getting there!

 

How we’ll be celebrating our love for the planet? A bevy of VIP and (sparkling green) events at Mockingbird Station on Wednesday.

 

Here’s the scoop…
Shop the street: Retailers at Mockingbird Station will be moving their eco-friendly and locally made products from inside to out for a fashionable sidewalk sale.

 

P is for PURE: Society Stylist and PURE Dental are teaming up to host a VIP launch party benefiting The Ultimate Exchange. Sips and bites will be served. You’re invited so RSVP to rsvp@societystylist.com and stop by tomorrow from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

 

Fashion Frenzy: Movida Boutique is hosting an in-store fashion show benefiting For Love of the Lake, a volunteer organization working to preserve the beauty of White Rock Lake. The show is tomorrow from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. See you at the catwalk!

A Love Note (To Our Planet)

April 16, 2009 by

There are officially six days until Earth Day (April 22)! I’ve been trying — in my own little ways — to go green, so I’ve gathered a few tips that will ease your shopping bug and show a little love to Mother Nature.

 

Tote Trendy: If the 99 cent reusable shopping bags from Whole Foods aren’t trendy enough for you, check out Dogeard‘s Natural Tote Bags. Dogeared features a Green Patch on its Website chock full of other earth-friendly fare.

 

Soap Safely: One of the easiest ways to get on a going green kick is to start using eco-friendly dish soap. Mrs. Myer’s rocks because not only are the products aromatherapeutic but they’re also biodegradable and environmentally friendly. (Hint: that means it keeps our water run-off a bit cleaner) Just a tip: The lavender scented products will have you washing dishes all night.

 

Clothe Greenly: American Apparel has a Sustainable Edition line. We’re talking all your basic cotton necessities (White T-shirts, undies etc.) made from completely organic cotton. The benefits of organic cotton are endless. Safer for us, safer of our environment and safer for animals. Sounds pretty win-win to me.

 

If you know any green products worth mentioning (or purchasing) e-mail smustyle@gmail.com

Star Lyte Star Bright: Dreamy Headbands

April 14, 2009 by
Eve With Flower, Headband by Lyte Accessories, $42

Eve With Flower, Headband by Lyte Accessories, $42

 

Here’s to adding a little glitz to the top of your noggin. Just call it a make-shift tiara so you can be the princess you know you are.

 

Lyte Accessories, owned and designed by Los Angeles-based Molly Rhymer, is the perfect answer to the headband rage hitting the ever-fabulous, wannabe Blair Waldorfs out there.

 

The studded, feathered, bejeweled and beaded hair accessories put a whimsical twist on the traditional headband. I’m imagining they’ll turn any basic outfit from dull to rockin’ instantly. These headbands may take a boost of confidence to pull off but I’m sure topping your head with one of Lyte’s crowns will turn you from shy girl to trendy “it” girl in seconds.

 

Get ordering and give the Gossip Girls a run for their headband money.

 

Check out the Lyte Website for looks and be among the first to bring a growing L.A. trend to Dallas.