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Fête Set: Erin Wasson @ V.O.D.

Posted in Fête Set by SMUstyle on March 23, 2010

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Fashion Insider: Nicole Richie

Posted in Fashion Insider by SMUstyle on March 23, 2010

From Hollywood party girl to businesswoman:
Nicole Richie launches her new clothing collection Winter Kate

Sitting in a green room being used as a dressing room at Neiman Marcus NorthPark Center, Nicole Richie comes off as a poised and professional businesswoman.

This is a far cry from the starlette’s persona five years earlier as a Hollywood party girl. In the past, Richie was known for her late night antics, such as hitting the Los Angeles club scene with her now deceased former fiancé, DJ A.M. and the likes of Lindsay Lohan.

After a hit reality show, publicized stints behind bars and in rehab, a drawn-out cat fight with former best friend Paris Hilton, a dramatic weight loss and a “New York Times Best-Seller” tell-all book, 28-year-old Richie is on her feet as the designer behind accessories brand House of Harlow and her new clothing line, Winter Kate.

Named after the two middle names of Richie’s daughter Harlow, Winter Kate supplements the same vintage aesthetic style of her jewelry line House of Harlow that launched in 2008.

“Designing clothes is something that I have always wanted to do,” Richie said.

But with two kids under the age of three and a mid-February engagement to long-time boyfriend Good Charlotte front man Joel Madden, the settled-down Richie admits the days of wild partying are behind her. Read More

Fashion Insider: Pink Memo’s “The Show”

Posted in Fashion Insider by SMUstyle on March 23, 2010

Fête Set: Paige Denim Designer Cocktail Party

Posted in Fête Set by SMUstyle on March 22, 2010

Fête Set: SMU Retail Club @ Downtown Neiman Marcus

Posted in Fête Set by SMUstyle on March 17, 2010

If you have yet to join the most fashionably fun club on campus, now is your chance! Retail Club is hosting a meeting this Thursday, March 18th from 5pm -8pm at Downtown Neiman Marcus. Dallas-based Neiman Marcus is generously hosting the club once again for a don’t want to miss event. The store’s best will be chatting with retail clubbers about the business aspects of the fashion industry and treating us to a “Trades and Trend Presentation.”

Any member and anyone wanting to join the Retail Club can attend, just make sure you RSVP (like now)!

RSVP: 214-573-5769 or

SAVE THE DATE: Thursday, April 15th will be the annual SMU Retail Club Fashion Show at Barney’s NYC in NorthPark Center. The show is completely student produced from the styling to the coeds cruising the runway.

Spotted: Nicole Richie launches Winter Kate @ CUSP

Posted in Spotted by SMUstyle on March 16, 2010

Nicole Richie swept into Dallas March 4th for the launch of her first clothing collection, Winter Kate. Hundreds of Dallasites swarmed Neiman Marcus NorthPark to catch a glimpse of the celebrity turned fashion designer and get an autographed Fashion Rules puzzle featuring Richie. SMU fans of Richie and her famous boho style turned out to checkout Winter Kate and the new House of Harlow shoes and accessories available at CUSP at Neiman’s NP.

Spotted: Jane & Judy Aldridge @ V.O.D.

Posted in Spotted by SMUstyle on March 16, 2010

Dallas blogger Jane Aldridge, of Sea of Shoes, and her mom Judy Aldridge, of Atlantis Home, brought their carefully curated collection of vintage gems and jewels to V.O.D. for an evening of shopping and sipping champagne. I snapped some pics of SMU students in the crowd, some must-see V.O.D merch and of course the crazy cool works of art the chic mother daughter duo had on display.
Pic of Jane the evening’s hostess from
SMU grad and local jewelry designer Amber Venz made the harnass she is wearing as a gift for Jane. The piece is appropriately named “Jane” after the fashion blogger. To shop Amber’s collections visit Pic Cred:

Fête Set: Versace Glamour Event

Posted in Fête Set by SMUstyle on March 15, 2010

Join Glamour Magazine at Versace in NorthPark Center for an evening of shopping and socializing benefitting DIFFA (Design Industry Foundation Fighting Aids). Preview the Spring/ Summer 2010 collections and get like Georgia Jagger in the Versace ad campaign with a bright floral frock and some killer wedges.
DATE: Thursday, March 18th
TIME: 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Fête Set: Julie Michel Designs Trunk Show

Posted in Fête Set by SMUstyle on March 15, 2010

Introducing Julie Michel, a local artist who brings her paintings to life (literally) with her collection of dresses and skirts. SMU Style first caught up with Julie at The Dallas Flea in the fall. The artist turned designer has been painting abstract, modern art for years and just recently had the clever idea of transferring her bold and breathtaking paintings from canvas to cloth. The creations are truly one-of-a-kind pieces of wearable art – so much so that she even signs each dress, as she would a painting. Try-on the artwork for yourself this Thursday from 5pm to 9pm at the Julie Michel Designs Trunk Show. 6292 Revere Place.

Shop Savvy (Today!): Dana Davis Trunk Show at Nordstrom, NorthPark Center

Posted in Fashion Insider, Shop Savvy by SMUstyle on March 11, 2010

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