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Beauty Buzz: Iconic Designer Diane von Furstenberg Comes to Dallas for Fragrance Launch

Posted in Beauty Blast by SMUstyle on October 27, 2011

Clear your calendars on Tuesday, November 1 because iconic designer Diane von Furstenberg is coming to NorthPark Center. The creator of the classic wrap dress is launching her first fragrance titled Diane. The scent is distinct and feminine. It mixes violet, patchouli and frangipani flower.

Von Furstenberg is an inspiration to all women. Her brand has become worldwide since its start in the 70’s. The scent is described as mature yet polished and the tagline of the fragrance is “Be the woman you want to be.”

To meet the designing icon stop by Sephora on Tuesday and purchase her fragrance. She will be autographing bottles at the store from 2:30 – 4:30. If you can’t make the event head to Sephora’s website to purchase the perfume.

Caroline Foster


Fête Set: Fashion’s Night Out at Diane Von Furstenburg

Posted in Fête Set by SMUstyle on September 14, 2011

If you were looking for a one-stop-shop during the third annual Fashion’s Night Out then Diane von Furstenberg in Highland Park Village was the place to be. The fun started when you walked through the door where a photo booth was set up to create flip books for all the guests to take home. Guests would accessorize their outfits with various DVF props, then have a variety of their poses recorded on camera. After, a flip book was printed with the sequence of poses. The photo booth was a hit and had a line around the shop the entire night. A room towards the back of the boutique had a bar set up to serve champagne and white wine. Waiters walked around throughout the night making sure no ones glass was empty.

The boutique was buzzing with energy and excitement as people shopped the new DVF fall line. The colors of the fall line are rich and deep with various red hues, royal blue tones and great gold and black combinations. The DVF fall styles are all about being full and feminine. Long skirts, powerful prints and flowing blouses, allowing a mix of bold color but gentle shapes. The fall shoe line had thick heels and thick fabrics. They had a heavy feel to them, creating a perfect contrast with the clothing.

With the boutique selling everything from official Fashion’s Night Out merchandise to DVF clothing, shoes and accessories, this was not an event to miss.

-Christine Jonas


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


Fête Set: DVF Holiday Presentation

Posted in Fête Set by SMUstyle on October 25, 2010

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