Fashion’s Night Out

September 10, 2009 by

smustyleFNOStylish SMU sophomores Natalie Tippet (left) and Krystal Schlegel (right) spotted at NorthPark Center Neiman Marcus enjoying the Dallas Fashion’s Night Out festivities. Tippet babysat Schlegel’s three-month-old puppy Buddy, while Schlegel tried on one fabulous faux fur leopard coat!

Sarah Bray

SMU seniors David Edwards & Jaimie Siegle

SMU seniors David Edwards & Jaimie Siegle

Fashion’s Night Out

September 9, 2009 by

SMUstyleFNOReady. Set. Mark your planner! For tomorrow that is. Fashion’s Night Out is here! After helping plan the event this summer at Vogue, I personally could not be more thrilled to embark on this epic shopping journey in my home state of Texas. Vogue has paired up with New York and Company to plan the ultimate worldwide shopping excursion. Cities across the nation and countries around the globe are all taking part in the one night only, late night shopping extravaganza. Flagships, tiny boutiques, massive department stores, young designers, mainstream chains, and niche luxury names alike are keeping their doors open late on Thursday.

NorthPark Center and the Dallas Film Society are hosting a special screening of the film Valentino: The Last Emperor at Cibus in NorthPark’s CenterPark at 7pm with a Q&A with Director Matt Tyrnauer. While Neiman Marcus, is doing it big with a full-range of events including the life-size version of FASHION RULES, the world’s very first fashion board game. Stop by Intermix and grab a free $50 gift card and sip champagne while trying on an Herve Leger by Max Azria bandage dress with some Stella heels! Shop ’til you drop or ’til the doors close at 11pm, but don’t forget to pick up an official Fashion’s Night Out designer T-shirt and 40% of the proceeds will be donated to the National September 11 Memorial Museum at the World Trade Center.

Sarah Bray

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
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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.

We’re Back!

September 2, 2009 by

June flew by, July went even faster and August, well, let’s just say it came and went as fast as my fall shopping budget. So here we are happily romping into September. After a summer chock-full of work, fab internships, and plenty of fun, your SMUStyle co-creators are back and ready to take the Web world by storm. We are rolling with new ideas galore including new blog topics, daily posts, special events and dreamy deals. Stay tuned daily and we promise to keep you in the know.

xoxo

SMUStyle Co-creators Sarah Bray & Christina Geyer

Sweet Summer

June 21, 2009 by

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Good morning from the flight deck…just a quick note, if you haven’t already noticed, SMUStyle is on a fabulous vacay for the summer. Posts will resume in full force during the Fall — so pop on those Ray-Ban Wayfarers and get out by the pool. (That’s where we’ll be!)

Christina Geyer, Sarah Bray

Valentino the Last Emperor shows in Dallas

May 9, 2009 by

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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? valentinomovie.com

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