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Valentino the Last Emperor shows in Dallas

Posted in Fête Set by SMUstyle on May 9, 2009

valentino_the_last_emperorFinally 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?

Sarah Bray

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Burger Alert!

Posted in Dine Dish by SMUstyle on May 7, 2009

I won’t lie… there’s nothing I love more than a big juicy burger (I frequent Jakes on McKinney). But wait, a plate of amazing Tex-Mex might just trump that burger.

The great news? I’ve discovered a solution to the greasy-food dilemma: burger or Mexican?

Burguesa Burger, owned by the creator of sandwich fave Which Which, specializes in Mexican hamburgers. Yes, you heard me right.

The low down: Imagine all the juicy goodness of your favorite cheeseburger…then throw a bit of hot sauce, a crispy taco shell, refried beans and a massive jalapeno into the mix and you’re set. I tried one the other day and haven’t stopped thinking about it since.

Not only are their Mexi-burgers delicious, they have their own, custom-made sodas, AND get ready… they accept pesos! Perfect for burning through that leftover currency from spring break.

Burguesa Burger is located at 2222 Inwood Road (Across the street from UT Southwestern). It’s bright orange, you can’t miss it!

Christina Geyer

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Spotted: A Little Bit of Paris in Dallas

Posted in Shop Savvy by SMUstyle on May 6, 2009

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

Fête Set: Put your heart on her sleeve w/ Glamour & Lacoste

Posted in Fête Set, Shop Savvy by SMUstyle on May 2, 2009

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.

Sarah Bray


Posted in Fête Set, Shop Savvy by SMUstyle on May 2, 2009

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!!!!

Sarah Bray

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