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Spotted: SMU Retail Club Fashion Show @ Barneys New York

Posted in Spotted by SMUstyle on April 27, 2010

Retail Club fashion show sends students down the runway
Bold colors, crisp pleats, genie and ankle-length pants, high waists and oversized accessories grazed the runway Thursday April 15 for the SMU Retail Club’s annual fashion show.

Sophomore Colby Kruger chaired the event which took place for the second consecutive year at Barney’s New York in Northpark Center. The theme was ‘Anything but business as usual’ and the show featured 40 business appropriate looks perfect for recent grads entering the workforce or students preparing for summer internships. The show was completely student styled and produced by Kruger’s committee that included sophomores Helena Yueh, Ali Grace and Alex Wilstrup. READ MORE


Fête Set: Derek Blasberg, Gilt Groupe and Barbara Bush @ The Mansion

Posted in Fête Set by SMUstyle on April 27, 2010

Spotted: Kara Ross NYC

Posted in Spotted by SMUstyle on April 27, 2010

I had the opportunity to assist the president of Kara Ross NYC when she stopped in Dallas for the day in April. The agenda: A trunk show featuring Kara Ross’ stunning vintage inspired gems, jewels and clutches. I was pretty unfamiliar with the designer, even though I have been lusting over some killer geometric chandelier earrings on Net-A-Porter for months, but the jewelry collection, which is a Rachel Zoe favorite, is much larger and much more fabulous than I anticipated! The ridiculous (in a good way) selection included everything from fine jewelry that would only be fitting for divas the likes of Jennifer Lopez and Beyonce, to too-cool-for-school gold snake rings, Alice and Wonderland esque clock necklaces, blooming acrylic flower rings, four inch thick animal skin cuffs, and some oh so now clear lucite pieces. Here are some pics of what I got to play with all day!

You can find Kara Ross in Dallas at Cabana, Pome and The Shak at Stanley Korshak.

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Spotted: Simon Doonan @ Barneys New York

Posted in Spotted by SMUstyle on April 27, 2010

Have a reoccuring dream where you could walk into Barney’s and pick out any pair of stilettos you fancy, free of cost? Sounds more like a candy store than a shoe department! SMU Style Co-Founder and PaperCity Mag Assistant Editor Christina Geyer had such a Cinderella moment last month when Simon Doonan swooped into Dallas. The fashionable journalist dropped her business car into a rafffle and drum roll please – won! The prize: YSL pumps of her choice!

Weekend To-Do: The Fresh Event

Posted in Weekend To-Do by SMUstyle on April 23, 2010

Like free mani pedis? Free spray-on tans? Free yoga/pilates and other fab workout classes? Free blowouts? Free teeth whitening? Free massages? Free make-overs? Pshhh who doesn’t! The Fashion Industry Gallery is hosting their innaugural beauty and fitness event, The Fresh Event, this Saturday, April 24th. Literally, every top-notch Dallas health and beauty guru under the sun is going to be bringing their goods and services to FIG for a one-day-only get pretty party. Fifeteen bucks gets you an entire day’s worth of fun fitness classes and beauty treats – a perfect pre-finals destresser for you and your girlfriends!

Student ticks are $15 – you can purchase them at the door or online at

Fashion Insider: Dallas DVF Event Interns

Posted in Fashion Insider by SMUstyle on April 21, 2010

I can attest that getting your foot into the fashion industry far far away from the bright lights of New York in Dallas, can be challenging. But, every so often opportunities make their way south like this one. Fashion icon and designer Diane von Furstenberg is going to be the honorary guest of the Woman-to-Woman 2010 Luncheon on May 17th. The committe hosting the event is looking for interns to work the event. It’s a one day commitment, but you will potentially get exposure to DVF and the other fashion savvy honorary co-chairs including Neiman Marcus CEO Karen Katz, Dallas art lover and philanthropist Nancy Nasher and Fashionistas Organization Prez Heidi Dillon.

Ticks for the event start at $150, but as a volunteer you get to experience the event for free of course!

If you are still in town May 17th and would like to participate, shoot an email to Amy Walton at

Fête Set: Retail Club Fashion Show

Posted in Fête Set by SMUstyle on April 12, 2010

Weekend To-Do: Dallas Film Fest Must Sees!

Posted in Weekend To-Do by SMUstyle on April 9, 2010

Here is my personal list of films I am not going to miss! There are soooo many to choose from though – I just chose these bc they are intriguing and work with my schedule – so make sure and checkout the website and make your very ownitinerary!
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FRIDAY, April 9
Skateland 7pm Angelika

SATURDAY, April 10
The Joneses 7pm Angelika

SUNDAY, April 11
October Country 5pm Angelika

MONDAY, April 12
Dance with the One 4pm The Magnolia
Brotherhood 7:30pm The Magnolia

TUESDAY, April 13
Obselidia 7pm Angelika

Wednesday, April 14
Carried Away 10pm Angelika

Spotted: Kim Kardashian at Dallas Galleria tonight

Posted in Spotted by SMUstyle on April 9, 2010

Reality television diva Kim Kardashian will be chatting about beauty at the Dallas Galleria tonight at 6pm. She will be dishing about her fragrance, beauty secrets and more! If you’re krazy for Kim it’s completely free to attend. The saucy superstar will be chatting at the main stage, im assuming near the ice skating rink.

The “Beauty Live Event” will continue tomorrow at noon with another reality television star, Dr. Rey. Dr. 90210 will be giving insider advice about looking your best, unfortunately no on stage plastic surgery procedures though, sorry!

Weekend To-Do: Dallas Film Fest “Bill Cunningham NYC”

Posted in Weekend To-Do by SMUstyle on April 9, 2010

Celebs, directors, writers, producers, talented newcomers and all the movie biz pros came out to the opening night of the fourth annual Dallas International Film Festival, formerly AFI, last night at the Angelika. I look forward to this event every year and have had it marked in my planner since they announced the dates almost a year ago. The festival, previously associated with the American Film Institute, is for its first year independent. Without the backbone of AFI, many film followers have been weary of the success and turnout of the cultural contribution that is insurmountable to the growth of Dallas arts, but the atmosphere and crowd of the opening night showed no sign of any blunder.

I had the opportunity to checkout the second ever screening (the first was last week at the MOMA in NYC) of the documentary directed by Richard Press “Bill Cunningham New York.” I am a little bias, because I went into the film already being a huge fan of the iconic New York Times fashion and street style photographer (I rip out his “On the Street” column and hang them on my desk bulletin board), but for those who have no idea who Cunningham is you will still be in absolute awe of the quality of the documentary and the story it shares. The documentary follows the 80-year-old photog as he finds beauty in everything from the homeless bag ladies of New York to the glamourous drenched in diamonds socialites. Where sometimes documentaries struggle to find an emotionally engaging story line, “Bill Cunningham New York” takes you into the extremely private personal life of photographer – an inspiring life of desired simplicity (he lives in an apartment the size of my car and eats $3 meals) counteracted by his opulent society column subjects. The film screens only one more time at the festival, tonight at 7pm at the Dallas Museum of Art’s Horchow Theater. It is just beginning the film fest circuit, therefore it could literally be forever before it returns to Texas… so DON’T miss it!
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