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Dallas Art Fair

February 3, 2010 by

Art fans are flocking to Dallas for the second annual Dallas Art fair this weekend. More than 50 exhibitors from across the United States and Great Britain will be showcasing their modern and contemporary art collections at the Fashion Industry Gallery in downtown Dallas. The venue, located in the Arts District directly across from the Nasher Sculpture Center and the Dallas Museam of Art, will be transformed into a mall of individual galleries featuring post war paintings, sculptures, drawings, prints and photographs.

The most anticipated display was created by native Texan and now New York based artist Rachel Hovnanian. Her installation, titled the “Power and Burden of Beauty,” explores the stereotypes of beauty in society, with a heavy focus on Texas culture, through sculpture, paintings and multi-media platforms.

The inaugural Dallas Art Fair drew over 5,500 guests in February 2009, and the two-year-old event is already being compared to a miniature version of the chic and hip Miami Art Basel.

Galleries that will be joining the 2010 Dallas Art Fair for the first time include Babcock Galleries, New York; D’Amelio Terras, New York; Hedge, San Francisco; Stuart Shave/Modern Art, London; and Timothy Taylor Gallery, London.

Among the returning galleries are Andrew Edlin Gallery, New York; Anthony Meier Fine Arts, San Francisco; Dunn and Brown Contemporary, Dallas; James Kelly Contemporary, Santa Fe; Jason McCoy, Inc., New York; John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco; Lora Reynolds Gallery, Austin; and William Shearburn Gallery, St. Louis.

The fair will be held this Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. providing an ideal weekend outing for any art collector, enthusiast, or student. Student one-day passes are $15. For more information visit

Dallas Contemporary

January 30, 2010 by

Skip out on the frat party and get some culture in tonight at the official reopening of Dallas Contemporary. Spend your Saturday night enlightening your creative senses at the inaugural exhibition of Warnings & Instructions by artist James Gilbert. Socialize with a stylish set and appreciate the artsy crowd with drinks and light bites. The event is open to the public so bring friends, and celebrate the start of an exciting era for Dallas Contemporary.

Saturday February 6th
Time: 8:30pm – 11:30pm
Location: Design District, 161 Glass Street

The Dallas Flea

December 3, 2009 by

SMU Alumna launches trendy flea market featuring local artisans (SMU Daily Campus)


Brittany Edwards has assessed and analyzed design and style for the past several years. Since graduating from SMU in 2005, Edwards has worked as a fashion reporter for The Dallas Morning News, freelanced in New York City with everyone from Forbes to Lucky, and now is back in Dallas working as Daily Candy‘s Dallas editor.


After growing up in Southern California and experiencing the melting pot of New York City, Edwards realized she was missing something: flea markets. Edwards was determined to bring the flea market experience to Dallas. She started brainstorming in September, and by October was planning The Dallas Flea.


“I decided to do a flea market after frustration really,” Edwards said.


As the Dallas editor for the popular Web site, Edwards writes and reports daily on style, food, fashion and fun. Read More

Family Weekend Deals

November 13, 2009 by

The whole fam is here and there is no better way to catch-up, then over shopping and discounts at that!
With an SMU student ID this Family Weekend you get…
20% off @ Epic Apparel (West Village)
20% off @ Mei Mei’s Fashionette (West Village)
20% off @ L.Bartlett (West Village)
20% off @ Orange Cup (West Village)
20% off @ Lemon Bar (West Village)
20% off @ Uptown Makeup (West Village)
20% off @ Hemline (Lovers Lane)
15% off @ Merge (Preston Royal)
15% off @ JCrew (NorthPark)

Also stop by Lilly Pulitzer in NorthPark Center and preview the Resort 2009 Collection Saturday.

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.