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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



You’re Invited! Fashion’s Night Out Dallas 2011

Posted in Fête Set by SMUstyle on September 3, 2011



SMUStyle Launch Party at CUSP by Neiman Marcus

Posted in About by SMUstyle on September 1, 2011

Mark your calendars!

SMUStyle is excited to announce that we are partnering with CUSP by Neiman Marcus NorthPark Center for a Fall 2011 kick-off event on Thursday, September 29th. We don’t want to give away all the surprises at once, but you can expect a fun fashion display by SMU stylistas. Spread the word and be on the look out for more details to come.


Fête Set: Theodora & Callum Shopping Party at Neiman Marcus NorthPark

Posted in Fête Set by SMUstyle on May 10, 2011

Fête Set: Retail Club Holiday Party at Kate Spade

Posted in Fête Set by SMUstyle on November 29, 2010

Fête Set: 944 Magazine and Ted Baker Party

Posted in Fête Set by SMUstyle on November 17, 2010

Fête Set: Q&A with Dylan Lauren at Neiman Marcus

Posted in Fête Set by SMUstyle on November 16, 2010

SMUStyle's Darby Radcliff with Dylan Lauren at Neiman Marcus NorthPark

This weekend I caught up with Dylan Lauren — CEO of Dylan’s Candy Bar and daughter of inimitable designer, Ralph Lauren — before her book signing of Dylan’s Candy Bar – Unwrap the Sweet Life at Neiman Marcus NorthPark.

Darby Radcliff: What are you wearing this fall?
Dylan Lauren: Lots of bright colors paired with denim, grey and black, which makes the pops of color bounce off the basic colors.

DR: What is your favorite candy?
DL: Marshmallow fluff, hands down. But I also think gumballs are a staple and very inspiring with their fabulous array of colors.

DR: Your best career advice?
DL: Follow your gut and don’t surround yourself  with negativity — and achieve your dreams.

Darby Radcliff

Fête Set: DVF Holiday Preview at Neiman Marcus

Posted in Fête Set by SMUstyle on October 28, 2010

At the DVF holiday collection preview party Wednesday night at Neiman Marcus NorthPark, it was clear that Diane von Furstenburg still loves to put her own unique spin on the classic look. Her signature wrap dress got its own update this season. It was shown in a sultry red, luscious velvet, and shimmering metallic. Leather added a masculine edge to Ms. Furstenburg’s playful designs. Many looks were accessorized with leather gloves and strappy leather heels.  DVF’s handbags, the Stephanie Collection, also debuted. Their boho shape and metal detailing make them a great addition to one’s handbag collection. It was hard not to see why this DVF is loved by all. Everyone cheered, from young to old. Stay tuned for the opening of the icon’s 37th store in Highland Park Village!

Grace Davis

Grace Davis

Fashion on Film: Lucky’s Editor-at-Large Elise Loehnen

Posted in Fashion on Film by SMUstyle on October 27, 2010

SMUstyle  chats with Lucky Magazine‘s Editor-at-Large Elise Loehnen about her favorite fall trends, shopping to flatter your figure, and how to dress comfortable yet chic to class on campus.

Fashion Insider: First H&M in Texas will open in Dallas

Posted in Fashion Insider by SMUstyle on October 26, 2010

SMUstyle just got word that H&M is opening its first store in Texas, here in Dallas! The store will open sometime in the second half of 2011, at where else but NorthPark Center. It’s about time!  — H&M has approximately 200 stores in the U.S. and rumors have been circulating for years about a store opening in either Houston or Dallas. H&M could not open soon enough in The Lonestar State. We’ve already had to endure enough national magazine coverage of H&M’s epic past designer collaborations with greats like Karl Lagerfeild, Stella McCartney, Matthew Williamson, Jimmy Choo, Roberto Cavalli and currently Lanvin. It’s been just cruel having to sit here in Dallas with no means beyond EBAY for securing H&M’s designer deals and cheap chic clothes.

Sarah Bray

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