YAAD at Vino 100

September 23, 2009 by
SMUStyle Fête Set: YAAD at Vino 100

SMUStyle Fête Set: YAAD at Vino 100

Who: Young Artist Association of Dallas
What: Paintings by Edgar Cardoze, Page Goss and photography by Christina Kearney, Stuart Palley, Jordan Chlapecka and Brittany Connors
Where: Vino 100, 2909 McKinney Ave.
When: Thursday, September 24, 6 pm to 8 pm
Why: 80 percent of the proceeds benefit the art program at The Stewpot, a health and human service provider that offers free art classes to the homeless community in Dallas. Not to mention free hors d’oeuvres and half-priced wine during the first hour.

A chic wine stop? A display of fabulous art from your fellow SMU-ers? Doesn’t get much better than that!

Christina Geyer

UpTown Makeup Grand Opening

September 22, 2009 by
SMUStyle Fête Set: Uptown Makeup Grand Opening

SMUStyle Fête Set: Uptown Makeup Grand Opening

We are frequenters of the oh-so-trendy boutique L.Bartlett, so when owner Laura Bush (no relation to the former First Lady) decided to open UpTown Makeup — a beauty boutique on par with our Shop Savvy standards — we just knew a makeup revolution was imminent.

The West Village boutique (3699 McKinney Ave. Suite 102) carries all the lines you love (Smashbox, Fresh, Too Faced et al) in a sleek little shopper-friendly space.

Where we’ll be blushing Thursday night? Celebrating UpTown Makeup’s grand opening. See the invite for details!

Christina Geyer

The Shak at SMU

September 21, 2009 by

smustyleCar-less and in need of a fashion fix? Net-A-Porter’s amazing, but you’re not in the mood for virtual shopping. Today is your lucky day, because Stanley Korshak‘s The Shak is making a pit stop at SMU. Come browse through racks of top-notch designers like Milly, DVF, Twinkle By Wenlan and Theory, sort through denim names like Rich & Skinny, Hudson and J Brand, and accessorize with handbags from Lockhart and Beirn. The Shak at Stanley Korshak shifts into The Shak at SMU today from 4:45 to 5:40pm at 3110 Daniel Avenue.

Sarah Bray

Fancy Feet

September 21, 2009 by

smustyleSMU Junior Katie Kuehl was show “stomping” in these fabulous Michael Kors sandals. The sassy shoe puts a new spin on the gladiator, edging things up with a with a sequence of neutral straps and a metallic funky heel. Kuehl paired the marvelous MK with skinny jeans and a flowy top.

Sarah Bray

Anna Sui for Target

September 21, 2009 by

SMUstyle An Anna Sui top for $19.99! Gilt Groupe prices don’t even come close to comparing with Target’s latest alliance with Anna Sui.

The second designer in a series of Target Designer Collaborations, a program that features well-established designers who draw inspiration from a collaborative partner, muse or creative element.

Anna Sui’s style stimulus: Gossip Girl. The Target collection is inspired by our four favorite GG’s – Serena van der Woodsen, Blair Waldorf, Jenny Humphrey and Vanessa Abrams – and their distinctive looks. From glamorous to preppy and punk to artsy – the line has it all. Proving once again, Target’s unprecedented ability to successfully fuse frugality with fashion!

Anna Sui for Target will be available online and at select target stores nationwide until October 17.

Sarah Bray

Stella & Dot

September 20, 2009 by

stelladotVintage-inspired jewelry line Stella & Dot is setting up shop at SMU. Swing by the Panhellenic House on Tuesday and stock-up on the season’s hottest jewelry trends. Jazz up a plain tee with a Stella & Dot embroidered bib necklace or add some flash with an enamel cocktail ring. Looking for baubles on a budget? – 50% of the collection is under $50. SMU Style’s favs: The Adrienne Mixed Chain Necklace and The Alana Embroidered Cuff.
Assess the accessories from 3 to 7pm, 3109 Daniel Avenue.

Sarah Bray

Ha Ha Tonka, Macon Greyson, and Dana Falconberry

September 16, 2009 by
SMUStyle: Fete Set

SMUStyle: Fete Set

I’m a sucker for all things involving great live music — forgive me, as this Fête Set has little to do with being fabulously fashionable. Nonetheless, I think you’ll be able to bust out your best Penny Lane a la Almost Famous for this live concert. You have no excuses, it’s just a hop from SMU. Read on for more.

Who: Ha Ha Tonka (the nationally touring gospel/country-roots band known for making stops at Lollapalooza); Macon Grayson (the alternative country band’s song Black Light was featured in the Academy Award-nominated movie The Wrestler); Dana Falconberry
Where: The Green Elephant; 5627 Dyer Street
When: Wednesday, September 16; Doors open at 7:30 pm
Why: Let’s face it, style is more than just skin deep and your musical taste should always be satisfied. That and this great concert is only $8. It can’t be beat.

Oh, and SMUStyle may be in attendance, on the lookout for rock-star-worthy Spotted looks.

Christina Geyer

W Dallas – Victory Yoga Series

September 11, 2009 by

SMUStyle: W Dallas - Victory Yoga Series

It’s official. Fall has rushed in. Parties, work, papers, stress. Oh, sweet stress. Take a deep breath this weekend and join W Dallas – Victory as they host a complimentary yoga class at Wet poolside. Check out the invite and perhaps you’ll catch us mid downward facing dog.

Christina Geyer

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