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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!

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



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

Posted in Fête Set by SMUstyle on September 3, 2011



Fête Set: The Fashionistas Holiday Party at Tootsies

Posted in Fête Set by SMUstyle on December 7, 2010

Fête Set: A Night with Niven Morgan at Tootsies

Posted in Fête Set by SMUstyle on September 24, 2010

Fête Set: Plaza Style at The Plaza at Preston Center

Posted in Fête Set by SMUstyle on September 19, 2010

Get ready to shop this Thursday, September 23, 2010 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., as The Plaza at Preston Center hosts its third annual fashion preview. The Plaza stores (including Tootsies, Pome and Swoozies) will debut Fall’s hottest trends, and guests will have the exciting chance to bid on goodies during a silent auction. The event is sponsored by CBS 11, and proceeds from Plaza Style and the silent auction will benefit The Fashionistas, a non-profit organization in Dallas, whose mission is to promote and celebrate fashion, as well as raise scholarship money for fashion design students in the Dallas area.

Ticket prices range from $10 in advance to $15 at the door. To purchase tickets, click to:

Darby Radcliff

Fashion Insider: Amber Venz

Posted in Fashion Insider by SMUstyle on November 25, 2009

Amber Venz is making it big – with her jewelry line that features one-of-a-kind statement pieces. The SMU alumnae, former fit model for Thakoon and buyer for Sebastion’s Studio in Snyder Plaza, specializes in couture jewelry with a vintage feel. Amber creates her baubles by hand, incorporating vintage brooches, charms and chains with other odds and ends. Meet with Amber and have her create a masterpiece for a special event ensemble, or checkout the collections online at

Mark Your Calendar: Join the SMU Retail Club & Amber Venz at Tootsies December 2nd, 6pm or pick-up some trinkets at her Tootsies trunk show December 17th and 18th.

Photo By: Colby Kruger

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