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Fête Set: Fashion’s Night Out at Intermix

Posted in Fête Set by SMUstyle on September 9, 2011

Dallas is home to so many great stores, it was hard to pick where to celebrate this year’s Fashion’s Night Out.  However, having recently become a fan of Bravo’s new show Most Eligible Dallas, when I read that Courtney Kerr was hosting the event at Intermix, making a decision was easy.

The event with Kerr ran from 5-7PM and included wine, champagne and light hors d’oeuvres. The store was stocked with their latest fall styles, which included some amazing formal dress possibilities. I couldn’t help but fall in love with the Diane Von Furstenberg color block dresses, especially the Edna Belted Dress, which combines two shades of blue.

Alison McDonagh, Courtney Kerr, Laura Shepard

Speaking of DVF, Kerr hosted the FNO party wearing an amazing pair of lamé gold and black shorts by the designer. She also wore a Love Sam leopard blouse, and declared her love for the print by saying: “leopard is the new neutral.” Kerr was just as hilarious in person and was surprisingly down to earth; explaining that she chose this smaller event instead of a large publicized one like Bravo had offered. She even wore an assortment of forever 21 bangles, proudly showing off her great finds.

All in all, it was a successful FNO over at Intermix in NorthPark Center.  The atmosphere was relaxed, yet sophisticated and Kerr was on hand to provide both fashion tips and hilarious one-liners. With her standout style and dynamic personality, I have a feeling she will be hosting FNO events for years to come.

Laura Shepard



Fête Set: Fashion’s Night Out Dallas 2011

Posted in Fête Set by SMUstyle on September 6, 2011

Are you ready to join Dallas in Fashion’s greatest holiday? Then slide on your stilettos this Thursday for the third annual Fashion’s Night Out! Confused on where to go and who to see? We’ve compiled a list of events and have the inside scoop on where some SMU Stylistas will be celebrating!

Photo Credit / Vogue

Highland Park Village

  • Christian Louboutin will show off their exclusive FNO shoe and have their very own eyelash bar. Falsies anyone?
  • Diane von Furstenberg will let you capture all your fashionable moments with their photo booth.
  • Join our favorite fashion photogs from D StyleSheet  at Jimmy Choo. They will be celebrating the launch of their partnership with D Magazine.
  • Come sample Chanel’s special FNO trio of polishes inspired by denim.
  • View fashion shows outside the Marquee Bar & Grill from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

NorthPark Center

  • Courtney Kerr from Most Eligible Dallas will host Intermix’s FNO bash. Styling tips and sips provided!
  • Small stations throughout NorthPark will host product demos and mini-makeovers.
  • Juicy Couture and BCBG will have testing of their new fragrances.
  • Anthropologie will party with hos d’oeuvres and modeling.
  • All participating stores stay open till 10 p.m.

Neiman Marcus NorthPark

  • Watch outfits styled by fashion bloggers Bradley Agather & Allison Gross of, Amber Venz (SMU alum!) of, and Krystal Schlegel (current SMU student!) of walk the runway on Level 3 at 7 p.m.
  • Design your own Hanky Panky thong to celebrate the company’s 25th  year anniversary.
  • At CUSP, accessorize your hair with feathers and snap pics at their photo booth.
  • TART Bakery will provide complimentary beverages and sweet treats!

Dallas Area Stores

  • The Shak at Stanley Korshak will host designers Sachin and Babi from Sachin+Babi from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Expect a fashion show with cocktails and dancing beats.
  • Tooties will have it’s own party going on with special guests Tara Harper and Drew Ginsburg from Most Eligible Dallas.
  • Vintage phenomenoun Decades will bring its luxurious archive to Forty Five Ten for a three-day pop-up shop.
  • West Village stores will keep their doors open till 11 p.m.. Drop by to get some free PinkBerry!

Galleria Mall

  • Come join the Galleria in hosting the longest runway in North America. Tons of may-jor outfits will walk this may-jor runway!
  • The Fashionistas will have a fashion-forward lounge on Level 1 next to Sephora. Complimentary mini bottles of champagne in FNO colors, need I say more?
  • Saks Fifth Avenue is set to reveal the B Brian Atwood  shoe collection.

Haven’t had enough fashion for one night? Join Gilt City Dallas & FD LUXE at their exclusive After Party! *You Must be 21 to attend* An exclusive after-hours event from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. includes a fashion show styled by designer Abi Ferrin, feather hair extensions, speciality cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. Buy tickets for $30 at


Grace Davis


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