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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!

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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



Fashion Insider: Summer Style Tips from Manolos and Martinis

Posted in Fashion Insider by SMUstyle on July 12, 2011

Fashionista and SMU grad Merritt Beck, the name behind one of our favorite blogs Manolos and Martinis, is here to give us some style tips for summer!

Manolos and Martinis is thrilled to be featured as a guest blogger on SMUStyle! As a 2009 SMU alum and fashion blogger, it is a real treat to get to participate! When we are preparing an ensemble for a beach outing or pool party, we always look to the bathing suit first. Regardless of trends going on, you must buy a suit that looks good on you – don’t worry about what everyone else is wearing, just pick something that you feel comfortable and confident in. Whether it’s a slimming monokini or a belly-bearing bikini, choose the one that’s right for you! I typically pick swimwear with a pattern, so I then select a simple coverup that goes with the swimwear silhouette. Being a matchy-matchy gal, I combine the coverup with a similarly hued pair of sunnies. Finally, I’ll add a little flair with some luxe-looking accessories such as gold sandals, subtle jewelry, and a matching beach bag to throw all of my sunscreen, magazines and other essentials in. These are our picks for a perfect summer pool or beach party. Enjoy!

  1. J.Crew One-Piece, 2. J.Crew Bikini Top and Bottoms, 3. Marc by Marc Jacobs Sunglasses, 4. MM6 Maison Martin Margiela Cuff, 5. Juicy Couture Coverup, 6. Mar Y Sol Beach Bag, 7. Dolce Vita sandals

For more personal style advice, visit and be sure to “like” the Facebook page!

PS: They have a Gorjana Giveaway going on right now – visit the Facebook page for entry instructions! Deadline for entries is July 19th.

Beauty Blast: Workout Chic

Posted in Beauty Blast by SMUstyle on November 9, 2010

Have you heard of the newest total body work out? Pure Barre is all the rage if you are into lean muscles, a booty-kicking challenge, and a clear mind. Try this ballet and pilates fusion course for most fashionable results.

Whitney Port in chic workout wear.

PS: Don’t forget to look cute while you transform your body a la Whitney Port. Here are SMUStyle’s suggestions for chic workout wear:
Juicy Couture
Victoria’s Secret
Asana Green

Lauren Scruggs

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