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Valentino the Last Emperor shows in Dallas

May 9, 2009 by



Finally it’s here – the award winning documentary Valentino the Last Emperor on legendary fashion designer Valentino Garavani. The film follows the couture curator, best known for his show-stopping red dresses, in the wake of his 2008 exit from the design house. The flick, that first showed in April at the AFI Dallas International Film Festival, is back this time with multiple showings at the Angelika. Q&As with director Matt Tyrnauer will take place today at the Angelika – Dallas following all showtimes and at the Angelika – Plano on Sunday, May 10 following the 2:10 p.m. and 4:45 p.m. showtimes. Take a study break from exams and ask the director anything from how was filming Valentino’s five pugs to are him and Anna Wintour really bffs?

A Little Bit of Paris in Dallas

May 6, 2009 by


One of my favorite designers here in Paris is Isabel Marant. She is the queen of Parisian cool and season after season she rules the runway with her laid-back yet classic, chic collections.


Good news for Dallas– A little bit of Paris has been brought to Texas. The Dallas boutique, V.O.D., now carries Isabel Marant. The owner of V.O.D. feels that, “Isabel Marant is all about easy, cool pieces you can wear every day. We are absolutely crazy for everything she does and she has a cult following at V.O.D.”


They made sure to buy only the best pieces. “For spring 09 we loved her gauze dress in poppy, all the plaids and the perfect black blazer and cropped pants from her Etoile collection.” (Her more budget friendly collection)


Her favorite runway collection pieces include “the short quilted skirt and crochet top and the velvet plaid shrunken vest with silk stripe dress. We also loved her oversized slouchy suede bag and of course those boots with the chains are perfection!”


V.O.D. plays host to the many modern designers and Isabel Marant fits right in with the unique, and classic feel that the boutique has. So this weekend, channel your inner Parisian and go check it out!


To see the talked about Isabel Marant items, make sure to visit V.O.D. located at 2418 Victory Park Lane.


Lucy Blair Akin

Put your heart on her sleeve w/ Glamour & Lacoste

May 2, 2009 by
Lacoste Spring 2009

Lacoste Spring 2009


“She brought you in this world, and she can bring you out!”…YOUR MOM!


Mother’s Day is next sunday, the designated day to show some love and appreciation to your madre! Show her how much you care with a cute Lacoste polo – the ultimate mom wardrobe essential.


What better time to shop ahead then today! Lacoste and Glamour magazine are hosting an event from 1pm-4pm at the NorthPark store. Put your heart on her sleeve, with free custom monogramming with each purchase. To top everything off, Glamour is giving away clutches to every shopper! Enjoy tunes by a DJ and light hors d’hoeuvres while you shop.


May 2, 2009 by

pj-ap424_pjfash_g_200904221822161Just got the lowdown from Heather Murphy, The Shak at Stanley Korshak manager –
“I wanted to let you know that we just marked down quite a bit of merchandise this morning to 30% off. There are some really great pieces on sale from lines like Velvet, Rachel Pally, DVF, Milly, Nation tees, Vince, Twenty8Twelve, Collette Dinnigan, Bishop pants, etc. It is not picked through whatsoever so stop by before the sale email goes out to our entire email list…”


I’m so there!!!!

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


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.

The Movies Dahling — Très Chic!

April 27, 2009 by

Here’s to a style feast: French glamour, explained.


The French are responsible for some of the most fashionably influential women in the world: Coco Chanel, Carla Bruni, and Audrey Tautou just to name a few. I find the French actresses from the ’60s and ’70s the most inspiring for any fashionista. The drama and glamour of the period made for beautiful clothes and looks. The female French actresses exhibit the qualities I love most and the trends of today often pull from this source of inspiration.


Brigitte Bardot in “Le Mepris”: Bardot was the first to coin the term “blonde bombshell.” Spotted on camera: heavy black cat-eye makeup with an adorable French-chic striped shirt. The look is timeless and could still be worn today!


Anna Karina in “Pierrot Le Fou”: In this movie, Karina plays a carefree woman on the run from the cops with her lover. Her pink dress and cardigan are striking. The light pink dress juts out at the bottom making for a beautiful silhouette.


Catherine Deneuve in “Les Demoiselles de Roquefort”: Deneuve plays a young, single girl in the South of France and wears a happy yellow dress throughout the movie. Dolce & Gabbana and Versace pushed bright dresses this spring with fixed shapes that gave a sixties vibe to it.


Lucy Blair Akin

Hunter Dixon Trunk Show @ SMU

April 23, 2009 by

n63531088850_59SMU sophomore Morgan Predieri is hosting her second Hunter Dixon trunk show this weekend! Predieri is good friends with the co-founder of the line, which sells at hip boutiques nationwide. Hunter Dixon features girly, on-trend pieces that have a fun hippy flare. Stop by the SMU Panhellenic House and browse the entire Spring 2009 collection, along with left-overs from Fall 2008.


Date: Sunday, April 26, 2009
Time: 1:30pm – 4:00pm
Location: Panhellenic House, 3100 Daniel Ave

Nastia Liukin for Max Azria

April 23, 2009 by

nastia-liukin-bcbgmaxazria-spring-summer-2009-ad-campaign-11It’s already way cool Olympic gold medalist Nastia Liukin is in your psychology class…


The gymnast turned celebrity turned SMU student has had a whirl wind of a life since she won the all around gymnastics title in Beijing last summer. From appearances on Oprah and Gossip Girl, to gracing the pages of People and Us Weekly – the girl is definitely soaking up the spotlight. At New York Fashion Week, Nastia sat front row at big shows like Peter Som and Isaac Mizrahi. While getting her fashion fix at Max Azria’s show Nastia was spotted and landed a contract for the line’s 2009 spring/ summer ad campaign. Nastia clearly has an affinity for fashion, as she is also in the works to collaborate on a denim line and leotards (very fitting).