Julia Eggleston

‘Tis The Season at Neiman Marcus Downtown

Posted by on December 16, 2011 | No Comments »

Visit the first ever Neiman Marcus store in Downtown Dallas and see the two-larger-than life holiday trees; a multi-colored feathery one and one formed from stacked Neiman Marcus silver boxes. Step outside and find interactive tunnels that weave inside and outside the store windows. Outside the store, one can actually enter the white climbing tubes through the small circular silver portal and climb up and through the window displays. Stop at the first floor glossy espresso bar for holiday coffee while you shop or have lunch at The Zodiac, an aqua colored jewel-box of a restaurant.


Fabric Like Forms

Posted by on December 1, 2011 | No Comments »

Visit the Nasher Sculpture Center to see the “Seeing Things” exhibit by Tony Cragg, presented by the Dallas Foundation. Anyone who loves seeing super structured runway looks or the ripples and waves that form from long skirts hitting the floor, can visually relate to Cragg’s manipulation of bronze. His sculptures’ industrial material and colors still evoke organic shapes and the energy of supple fabric in motion.



Jean Paul Gaultier at The DMA

Posted by on November 15, 2011 | No Comments »

The exhibit, “Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk”, opened Friday at the Dallas Museum of Art. The DMA’s first floor café transformed into a viewing center for Gaultier runway videos and a place to enjoy appetizers before the entering the exhibit. Guests excitedly lined up to see the stunning clothes, photographs, illustrations, films, and interviews of Gaultier.


French couturier, Gaultier, debuted his first fashion show in the 1970s. This exhibit premiered at the Montreal Museum of Fine Art with around 130 assembles. It includes a gallery room for each creative concept “The Odyssey of Jean Paul Gaultier,” “The Boudoir,” “Skin Deep,” “Punk Cancan,” “Urban Jungle,” and “Metropolis.” Be entertained by talking mannequins, vivid colored lighting, and surprising textural elements. Find his costumes and illustrations for Madonna’s Material Girl concert and the dress design worn by Oscar winner Marion Cotillard. Be inspired by Jean Paul Gaultier’s innovative incorporation of materials into both couture and ready-to-wear pieces.


The must-see exhibit will be in Dallas until February 12th.



Kelly Wearstler

Posted by on November 15, 2011 | No Comments »

Neiman Marcus Northpark hosted designer Kelly Wearstler on November 1st to celebrate her ready-to-wear collection. Guests explored through the maze of racks, admired the live models, enjoyed drinks, and had an amazing opportunity to speak with the designer herself. Wearstler’s fashion line is sold through Neiman Marcus, Bergdorf Goodman, and Net-A-Porter. The luxurious, mod, and highly textural clothing mimics her iconic interiors.


Wearstler, a graduate from the Massachusetts College of Art, started her interior Los Angeles KWID design firm in 1995. Designing properties owned by Kor Reality Group, including the Avalon hotel in L.A., helped her gain attention for her keen use of color, textures, and whimsical elements. Her designs for Viceroy Hotels and resorts reflect old Hollywood glamour. Along with many other projects, she produced a photography book Domicilium Decoratus, Modern Glamour and Hue. In 2008, she was a judge on Bravo’s Top Design show. View her brand website for products and personal blog for creative ideas.


Elie Tahari Visits Dallas

Posted by on October 21, 2011 | No Comments »

This month, Dallas celebrates the opening of the new Elie Tahari shop-in-shop inside NorthPark’s Neiman Marcus. On October 13th, guests enjoyed appetizers and new fall looks in the eggshell-white and steel grey store. Neiman Marcus also hosted the Elie Tahari fashion show with Ken Downing and designer Tahari. Models wore deep amethyst, burgundy, and navy jackets.


See the Elie Tahari website or catch the sample sale this week at 2nd floor Neiman Marcus.




Midterm Movie Break

Posted by on October 11, 2011 | No Comments »

Take a break from midterms and watch a fall movie perfect for the political science, psychology, or art major within us.

Post shopping at AMC NorthPark:

The Ides of March: See it opening week, perfect for any Washington DC bound intern or a Ryan Gosling and George Clooney fan.

Close to Campus at The Angelika (Mockingbird Station):

Dream House:  A sophisticatedly scary thriller with Daniel Craig and Rachel Weisz. Try some of the unique popcorns and coffee at the downstairs café.

After dinner in West Village at The Magnolia (3699 McKinney Avenue):

Midnight in Paris: Watch Salvador Dali and Pablo Picasso come to life and Owen Wilson’s Parisian experience. Be sure to catch it before it leaves theaters!




Posted by on September 28, 2011 | No Comments »


Whether you need to escape to an art gallery or renew your living space for fall, visit Nest, a Mid-town Dallas design and gift hot spot, for a visual vacation. Nest is full of funky accessories on black lacquered tables and unique books on fashion and cooking.


Looking for a stylish touch and extra seating in your dorm or apartment?


Try this iconic Crystal Louis Ghost Chair. The chair’s clarity complements any existing mix of furniture and its light design makes for an easy move-in.



Craving more exciting yet, easy meals?


Pick up What to Cook & How to Cook It by Jane Hornby, for creating chic meals with little kitchen tools and space.



Nest is located at 4524 McKinney Avenue.


Make a September Stop at Stella McCartney

Posted by on September 15, 2011 | No Comments »

Stella McCartney’s first Dallas store opened early this September at Highland Park Village. Look for the new brass entrance next to Harry Winston. Check out the falabella tote, designed exclusively for the Dallas store, and private wardrobe services.  Inside, composed taupe and blush tones welcome you to explore her ready-to-wear collection on suspended racks. Between the whimsical children’s clothing area and wall-of-shoes, Dallas is visually entranced with Stella McCartney’s concepts.

For instant Stella McCartney fashion, art, green living, and charity updates download Stella’s World AP on itunes.


Blake Mycoskie launches Start Something that Matters

Posted by on September 12, 2011 | No Comments »

Energized entrepreneurs, fashionistas, and innovative minds came together on Friday night at Neiman Marcus NorthPark to support a globally beneficial project. The store’s shoe salon transformed into a unique lounge area with guest Blake Mycoskie, founder of Mustang laundry and TOMS shoes. Mycoskie recently launched a one-for-one eyeware campaign and now the entrepreneur can add author to his resume. Mycoskie introduced his book, titled “Start Something That Matters”, to his native Texas audience as a way to spread the story of TOMS shoes and inspire others to create businesses that can help those in need around the world. He spoke at Neiman Marcus Friday September 9th, answering questions and sharing his experiences before signing copies of his new book. Mycoskie reminisced about the first TOMS shoe article in a small L.A. magazine, where right after TOMS had 2,200 shoe orders, the most they had ever had. After this he realized the importance of advertising and decided to spread the word about TOMS by writing this book, which took him two years to complete. He said though he cannot visit everywhere he is asked to speak to spread the word of TOMS, so he hopes the book will do it for him!

Photo Credit / Meredith Ashworth

Purchase a copy and discover a SMU student’s passionate maze of becoming a thriving entrepreneur and fashion enthusiast while helping a child in need. TOMS “One for One” donates a children’s book for every book purchased and 50% of the book’s proceeds go towards projects that matter.

Julia Egglestson and Meredith Ashworth