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Fashion Insider: Designer Jay Godfrey

Posted in Fashion Insider by SMUstyle on October 27, 2011

Designer Jay Godfrey and SMUStyle Blogger Kelsey Charles

On Wednesday night I went to Tootsie’s Dallas and had the chance to meet acclaimed designer Jay Godfrey while viewing pieces from his Fall 2001 and Resort 2012 collections. Godfrey has been in the business for just over three years but has a strong celebrity following and has been recognized by publications such as WWD and Elle and has even appeared as a special guest on America’s Next Top Model. Along with these accomplishments Godfrey was down to earth and a pleasure to talk to.

Godfrey said that the inspiration for his two collections was different because each season is different. His biggest inspiration for the fall collection comes from Carine Roitfeld, former editor-in-chief of French Vogue. Her influence is seen through the lace and femininity of the pieces. For his holiday collection there is a lot of color blocking, which Godfrey says, is something he always identifies with.

I asked Godfrey what his best advice for SMU stylistas would be and he said that nude pumps are something every girl should have. Besides the height factor they give you they elongate your legs and can be worn with everything. In addition he said to “know your body.” If you know your body then you know what to wear to look good.

Godfrey is a designer who not only inspired me through his clothes, using bold colors and details such as sequins and cut outs, but also through his charming personality and designing passion.

The leopard print dress is one of Godfrey's favorite pieces from his fall collection


One of my favorite pieces, a unique take on the maxi with great color

Kelsey Reynolds


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Spotted: Michael Dearman

Posted in Spotted by SMUstyle on October 24, 2011

Sophomore Michael Dearman was spotted looking dapper on campus yesterday. How does he describe his style?  “Something in between preppy and hipster.” Michael’s favorite store in Dallas is Billy Reid.

1. Billy Reid Pointelle V Sweater in Navy 

2. Zachary Prell Plaid Shirt

 3. Billy Reid Leighton Trouser in Brown Shadow Plaid 

4. Ted Baker ‘Vintage Scratch’ Leather Messenger Bag

Kelsey Charles


Weekend To-Do: Texas vs. OU

Posted in Weekend To-Do by SMUstyle on October 6, 2011

It’s that time of year again. The Red River Rivalry is coming to town! This bitter rivalry game has been held between Texas and Oklahoma at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas during the State Fair of Texas since 1932, but the rivalry itself is over 100 years old. If you’re planning on attending or at least watching the game you’re going to have to pick a team. Here are some game day outfit ideas.

1. Elizabeth and James Rebecca Tierd Chiffon Dress

2. Madewell Blouse

3. Cowboy Boots

4. Antik Batik Moscue Necklace from Shopbop

5. Rag and Bone Skinny Jeans from Shopbop

6. Rebecca Minkoff Clutch from Nordstrom

7. Alexander Wang Stripe-Tee from Nordstrom

8. Kain Label Joan Dress from Shopbop

9. Amanda Sterett Blair Triangle Earrings from Cusp

10. Halogen Allie Wedge from Nordstrom

For those of you who aren’t ready to yell “Boomer Sooner” or “Hook Em”, don’t worry there are some benefits for you too this weekend!  Flirt boutique in Uptown is serving mimosas, beer & wine, and snacks all day Friday and Saturday. They’re also offering 20% off one item if you mention this blog post. Adeline boutique off of Lover’s Lane also has some great deals going on. If you buy red or mention that you’re a Sooner fan, you get 20% off your entire purchase. If you buy orange or mention that you’re a Texas fan, you get 10% off your entire purchase.

Kelsey Charles

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Spotted: Hannah Stuckey

Posted in Spotted by SMUstyle on September 27, 2011

SMU Sophomore Hannah Stuckey was spotted looking simple and chic on campus today. What is she most excited to wear this Fall season? Bagyy sweaters and leggings!

Sophomore Hannah Stuckey

1. Young Fabulous & Broke Dress from Shopbop, $162.40

2. Rayban aviator sunglasses from Neiman Marcus, $139

3. Jack Rogers sandal from Neiman Marcus, $98

4. Jessica Simpson plaid scarf from Nordstrom, $40


by Kelsey Charles

Spotted: Katie Ballard

Posted in Spotted by SMUstyle on September 14, 2011

SMU Freshman Katie Ballard was spotted rocking this bold, yet chic Gryphon dress to class. Get her look here.

Style Icon: Rachel Zoe

Favorite Stores in Dallas: Bloomingdales and Urban Outfitters

Kelsey Charles

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