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Weekend To Do: Red Bull Gives You Wings and Art

Posted in Weekend To-Do by SMUstyle on July 27, 2010

Red Bull Art of Can

Set your calendars: On July 31, the Red Bull Art of Can exhibit will open through August 22 at Galleria Dallas. The Red Bull Art of Can competition challenges artists to construct pieces created with, or inspired by the iconic Red Bull cans. Featured artists range from high-school students to fashion designers and trained artists and were selected by judges including Tammy Theis, Jason Sheeler and Gail Saschson. The exhibit features more than 50 works of art, including an evening gown and a life-size airplane.

A VIP Gala event will take place on Saturday, July 31, and will be hosted by Steve Kemble at the Westin Galleria Dallas. Also at the VIP Gala, The Fashionistas will produce a fashion presentation with Shirin Askari (former Project Runway finalist), who has created four chic and innovative Red Bull looks!

Darby Radcliff


Fashion Insider: Sporting Trends

Posted in Fashion Insider by SMUstyle on July 12, 2010

Karlie Kloss brings the runway to the playing field.

Whoever said that girls can’t play football and still love fashion clearly hadn’t seen these sportif new trends. I heart model Karlie Kloss because she represents this truth with juxtaposition, showing that high fashion can be sporty — that the runway walks where the pros play.

How you can wear it: Go for liquid leather for the intimidation factor. Tribal accents on the waist and knee high socks are a must on or off the playing field. Football pads translate to the strong shoulder. Oh, and leopard kitten heels… Well, they speak for themselves.

Where you can find it:
Knee Socks: Free People
Tribal Waist Accents: Cecelia de Bucourt belt at Barneys New York; Vintage Studded Belt at Free People
Leather Dress: Balenciaga silk and leather paneled dress at; Robert Rodriguez leather tank dress at Neiman Marcus
Leopard shoes: Alexander Wang wedges at V.O.D. Boutique; Urban Outfitters leopard wedge

Lauren Scruggs

Photos courtesy of Teen Vogue.

Fashion Insider: Whitney Wolfe’s Help Us Get Cleaned Up Totes

Posted in Fashion Insider, Shop Savvy by SMUstyle on July 12, 2010

SMU senior Whitney Wolfe has created The Help Us Get Cleaned Up project to raise money supporting the wildlife affected by the Gulf Coast oil spill. Her contribution takes shape as an adorable design project — three 100 percent organic bamboo totes. Each eco-friendly bag is stylish, durable, and can be used as a grocery bag, carryall for school, or even a purse. The Help Us Get Cleaned Up bags come in pink, blue and natural, and each bears the symbol of the brown pelican, which is the most vulnerable species to become endangered due to the Gulf oil spill. By purchasing one of these totes, not only will you look chic, but you will also be contributing to the Ocean Futures Society to help in their quest to clean up the damage done in the Gulf.

Whitney Wolfe's Help Us Get Cleaned Up totes

Whitney Wolfe's Help Us Get Cleaned Up totes

Whitney Wolfe's Help Us Get Cleaned Up totes

Whitney Wolfe's Help Us Get Cleaned Up totes

Whitney Wolfe's Help Us Get Cleaned Up totes

Each bag is $24 and 60 percent of sales are donated to the Ocean Future Society.

To learn more about the Help Us Get Cleaned Up Project, visit or join the facebook page:

To learn more about the Ocean Futures Society please visit their website at

Darby Radcliff

Shop Savvy: Stanley Korshak SALE

Posted in Shop Savvy by SMUstyle on July 6, 2010

What’s hotter than the Dallas heat? Stanley Korshak’s summer sale prices! Checkout my personal favs from the Korshak sale going on now.

I have been lusting for Lanvin flats all summer in New York City and finally here are some pairs that I might actually be able to afford. Are these Lanvin flats cheaper than Tory Burch’s iconic/ over-worn Revas? That’s unbe”reva”ble!
Lanvin Sable Flat Was: $550 NOW: $192
… or Think Pink:

These sassy satin flats with straw siding would be just luscious with a white sundress or even paired with blue jean shorts and a breezy top. Can you believe they are just $166, Lanvin prices don’t go that low and if they do they don’t last.
Lanvin Lime Green Flat

Christian Louboutins have to be the most uncomfortable shoe known to man, but boy are they hot! Despite the blisters and the annual shoe-repair shop red recovery visit my cravings for Christian never seem to be satisfied. Korshak has the strappy “Staratata” marked down from a pricey $995 to a still not cheap $497. But, if you have the means to steal these baby’s do! — They’ll make your bland outfits bomb all summer long!

Sarah Bray

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