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Fashion Insider: Amber Venz

Posted in Fashion Insider by SMUstyle on November 25, 2009

Amber Venz is making it big – with her jewelry line that features one-of-a-kind statement pieces. The SMU alumnae, former fit model for Thakoon and buyer for Sebastion’s Studio in Snyder Plaza, specializes in couture jewelry with a vintage feel. Amber creates her baubles by hand, incorporating vintage brooches, charms and chains with other odds and ends. Meet with Amber and have her create a masterpiece for a special event ensemble, or checkout the collections online at

Mark Your Calendar: Join the SMU Retail Club & Amber Venz at Tootsies December 2nd, 6pm or pick-up some trinkets at her Tootsies trunk show December 17th and 18th.

Photo By: Colby Kruger


Shop Savvy: The Shak SALE

Posted in Shop Savvy by SMUstyle on November 25, 2009

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Spotted: Fancy Feet

Posted in Spotted by SMUstyle on November 22, 2009

Junior Chelsea Ward steps into action with some killer Christian Louboutin patent spiked and studded mary-jane pumps!

Fashion Insider: DKNY

Posted in Fashion Insider by SMUstyle on November 19, 2009

DKNY’s head designer, shares why fashion is fundamental, even on a flat budget
(The SMU Daily Campus)

People are buying less. That’s why DKNY’s head designer Andrew Comley made the trip to Dallas to encourage women to bring the love of style and shopping back into their lives.

Comley has spent years in the fashion industry working as a designer for big names like Gucci, MaxMara and Calvin Klein. But with this past year’s economic climate, he has noticed something new: an increased public fear of fashion and trends.

“It’s a time where people are keeping things for special occasions, but if you like it, wear it now,” Comley said. “There is so much out there, that there is no point on keeping everything.”

Along with the DKNY designer’s insistence about people enjoying their purchases in the present, he also is passionate about restoring the mentality of getting dressed. The DKNY fall collection was inspired by the television series Mad Men. Comley said the collection’s goal is to bring back a time period where Americans made an effort to dress up everyday. Read More

Spotted: W Mag & Burberry Event

Posted in Spotted by SMUstyle on November 19, 2009

Sipping champagne, chatting with the Fashionistas and checking out Burberry’s latest (from left to right): SMU sophomore Emily Bates, and juniors Sarah Bray, Sean Frazier and Elizabeth White.

Shop Savvy: Sachin & Babi Trunk Show

Posted in Shop Savvy by SMUstyle on November 18, 2009

Stop by Elements, and its sister store next door Elle, tomorrow and Friday for the Sachin & Babi Trunk Show. Shop the up-and-coming husband and wife designer duo’s collection from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., 4400 Lovers Lane.

Fête Set: W Magazine & Burberry Event

Posted in Fête Set by SMUstyle on November 17, 2009

Fête Set: Talk Shop @ Melanie Gayle

Posted in Fête Set by SMUstyle on November 16, 2009

Talk Shop w/ Melanie Gayle & Industry Creative PR
Receive 20% off your purchases or make a small donation to the Dallas-based non-profit organization,
Fashion Benefiting Youth Artists!

Date: November 17th, 7pm

Location: Melanie Gayle in Snyder Plaza

Fête Set: Glamour Magazine & Hugo BOSS

Posted in Fête Set by SMUstyle on November 15, 2009

GlamourMagGET GLAM with Glamour Magazine and Hugo Boss this Tuesday at NorthPark Center. Glamour Editors and Dallas Glambassadors (uhh humm Christina and I!) are throwing a shin-dig at Hugo Boss from 6 to 8 p.m. Join us in celebrating the BOSS Black Fall/Winter 2009 collection with a night of exclusive sale prices. Stock-up on some statement-making winter essentials + get personal style advice from Glamour editors. Complete your new look with a complimentary makeover by on-hand Bobbi Brown make-up artists and you’ll leave the event looking sassy for your Tuesday night adventures.
Come out and let’s show the New York-based Glamour editors how fabulously fashionable Dallas is!
P.S. A party isn’t a party without cocktails and hors d’oeuvres – no worries we got you covered.

Shop Savvy: Elizabeth Carlock’s New Collection

Posted in Shop Savvy by SMUstyle on November 14, 2009


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