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Weekend To Do: Oscars Watch Party at the Angelika

Posted in Weekend To-Do by SMUstyle on February 24, 2011

Watching the Oscars on your couch alone is fun, watching the Oscars with friends is more fun, watching the Oscars with your friends plus your new friends who appreciate the art of film and the red carpet fashion at the Angelika Film Center is an entertainment experience — as the event should be!

Pick-out a red carpet-worthy number because this Sunday the Angelika Film Center in Mockingbird Station will be playing the Academy Awards on the big screen.

Admission is free, so why not get out of the house?!

Doors open at 5:30 p.m. for the Oscar pre-show, seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.


Fashion Insider: Peachy Keen in Time for Spring

Posted in Fashion Insider by SMUstyle on February 24, 2011

Did you die when you saw Emma Stone’s Calvin Klein coral masterpiece or Jayma May’s sultry peach ensemble at the SAG awards? Have you been awaiting all winter long to take a bite into this spring’s peach apparel after Pantone named Coral Rose one of the top 10 colors for Spring 2011? Well wait no further! Let’s get Peachy Keen this spring! Coral has finally hit the market and everyone from Diane von Furstenburg to Forever 21 can’t get enough of this hue!  I think I’m blushing (peach) just thinking about it!

Grace Davis

Peach Short Sleeve Tuck Detail Dress
Neon Coral 3/4 Sleeve Silk Top
  • Tibi Coral 3/4 Sleeve Silk Top
  • $310
Women's - shirts & tops - Sheer Pintuck Tee - Madewell
Ruffle-trim Triangle Top
Hamilton Tote
Coral Cluster Necklace
Ray-Ban 'Original Aviator' Sunglasses
Bajra Linen scarf with fringing and crochet
Essie Nail Polish - California Coral

Fashion on Film: SMU freshman presents at New York Fashion Week

Posted in Fashion on Film by SMUstyle on February 21, 2011

SMU freshman and international fashion designer Kira Plastinina presented her Fall 2011 collection LUBLU Kira Plastinina at New York Fashion Week this past Thursday. The young designer’s high-end collection was sleek, modern and sophisticated a far cry from her earlier designs as a pre-teen (I actually went to her old boutique on Robertson Blvd in LA 5 years ago — the store was mega-girly, sparkley and pink). I just returned from New York Fashion Week, where I attended her presentation and had the opportunity to see the collection up-close. I was surprised at how elegant and well-made LUBLU was and I honestly could see myself in many of the pieces. My favorite looks included a chic nude silk jumpsuit, a bold red strapless tea-length dress and a fierce leather and fur frock.

I’m dying to-try on and shop the line. We’ll keep you posted on what Dallas-area stores pick-up the line. Neimans? Stanley Korshak? Tootsies? Get on this and support a Dallas/SMU girl!

Sarah Bray

Fashion Insider: New York Fashion Week

Posted in Fashion Insider by SMUstyle on February 15, 2011

Hey SMUstyle readers!

I’m currently at New York Fashion Week — right now I’m actually blogging from my room at The Standard Hotel. I’ve been attending shows since Friday and wanted to share some of my snapshots from inside and outside the tents at Lincoln Center and the various off-site show locations.

Sorry about the resolution in these iPhone pics, if you are in search of more professional images from the shows I recommend looking here and here. I’m off to my next show, J. Mendel — if you’re interested in more to-the-minute coverage refer to my Twitter.

Sarah Bray

Where all the magic happens, well most of it. Lincoln Center, home of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week.

I took this from the seat of my very first show, Perry Ellis. The show started at 11 am on Friday, I got there on time, but little did I know the shows typically kicks-off at least half an hour late! So many people to seat and seats to fill! Perry Ellis was an amazing show, think all neutrals (charcoals, tans, olives and camels) in warm wools and  twills.

Perry Ellis Fall 2011 at Lincoln Center

Costello Tagliapietra at Milk Studios

I sat 2nd row here, but the shots are still a blur — the models move so fast and the lights are so bright! This collection was phenomenal, bright solid colors, quality fabrics and the cuts were baggy yet tailored. The designs were sophisticated, yet carefree and wearable. I would wear every piece!

The famous Bill Cunnigham of The New York Times. The inventor of street style photography.

Pamela Love presentation at Milk Studios (the jewelry designer is in the black)

Anonymous fashion-show attendee crossing the street in front of Lincoln Center. She looked amazing.

More images to come soon!



Shop Savvy: Valentines Day

Posted in Shop Savvy by SMUstyle on February 12, 2011

No matter what your relationship status is- single, taken, or so complicated you don’t even know- this Valentine’s Day throw those titles out the window and splurge on YOURSELF! Ever heard the Lucille Ball quote, “Love yourself first and everything else falls into line”? Why not put a little self-love into practice! With every store decorating their displays for all those male buyers this week, it’s hard not to be tempted. So stop waiting around for that wish list to appear and make it a reality! I am already snuggling in my Tory Burch PJs! Valentine’s Day Love to all our readers!

Wildfox Big Love Over-Sized Sweatshirt in Witchberry
Je T'aime oversized sweater
Big Love oversized sweatshirt
Hanky Panky Signature Lace Valentine Low Rise Thong Panty 4911VP at
Hanky Panky Low Rise Print Thong
Hanky Panky Mini Hearts Low Rise thong
Marc by Marc Jacobs Bentley ostrich-print PVC clutch
Diamond & Sterling Silver Heart Stack Ring
Ray-Ban 'Classic Wayfarer' Sunglasses
Eyeshadow ♥
NARS 'Tainted Love' Set ($78 Value)
Women's Viktor & Rolf Limited-Edition Holiday Tutu Flowerbomb
Tory Burch | PAJAMA SET
Pink Peony Silk Flowers
Caroline on Crack | Cupcake Challenger #5: Sprinkles Cupcakes

Grace Davis

Spotted: Celebrities in Dallas for the Super Bowl

Posted in Fête Set, Spotted by SMUstyle on February 7, 2011

SMUstyle “spotted” super stylish celebs rocking red carpets (Sport Illustrated, Maxim, Playboy, Hotel Zaza, GQ), shopping (Stanley Korshak, Neiman Marcus Downtown, NorthPark Center) and dining (Mi Cocina, Eatzis, and several Starbucks encounters) all around Dallas this weekend.
The most fashionable fête of the football weekend had to be the Audi Forum — Hugh Jackman, Demi Moore, Nick Jonas, Olivia Munn and more touched down at the event held at the oh so chic Rachofsky House.

(Pics: Audi/WireImage)

Supermodel Marisa Miller wore  a Dolce and Gabbana dress and Brian Atwood pumps.

Actress Demi Moore wore a black Yves Saint Laurent dress and pumps.

Glee actress Lea Michele

Gossip Girl’s Jessica Szohr and Chase Crawford

Dallas Cowboy Quarterback Tony Romo and fiance Candace Crawford

Glee’s Jenna Ushkowitz and Matthew Morrison


Fête Set: Stylish Super Bowl Events

Posted in Fête Set by SMUstyle on February 1, 2011

Whether you’re a sports fan, fashion fan, or both, Dallas is jam-packed with events leading up to Sunday’s big game.

Fête Set: Retail Club Meeting this Wednesday

Posted in Fête Set by SMUstyle on February 1, 2011

You’re invited to the first Retail Club meeting of the semester! Sit in on the meeting and listen to the founder/ owner of Texas-based beauty line Skin Organics chat about her skin care products, and Retail Club President Shelby Foster go over the exciting plans RC has in store for the semester. SMUstyle is dying to hear details about the annual Spring Retail Club Fashion Show!

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