Danielle Rollins is the ultimate party girl. The Dallas-born author of Soireé: Entertaining with Style plays hostess for a living, teaching others how to dazzle while throwing garden parties, black tie dinners, and girls’ nights in. Each 75-degree day that sneaks into the cold week makes me absolutely desperate to gather some friends and pour all the cocktails that pop up on my Pinterest feed. Luckily, Danielle gladly gave us some further inspiration for throwing a couple weekend soirees. On her list: “Bloodies & Brunch” and “Mexican, Margaritas, and Mamacitas” with outfits to match. Take a look at her favorite party accoutrements.Full Story
Everything in the Library of Flowers fragrance collection is delicious. Scented and packaged by Margot Elena, mastermind behind Lollia and TokyoMilk, the line of perfumed hand creams, bath oils, and soaps comes in pretty floral tins, tubes, and glass jars. I swoon over every scent. Moon Shadow with water lily, lotus, and midnight jasmine; Wildflower & Fern with English cucumber, Davana herb, and honeysuckle; the list goes on. But perhaps my favorite is today’s giveaway: True Vanilla with bergamot, dark vanilla, and amber.
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Your skin is dry and cranky. Like Violet Crawley. We commiserate. Ours needs a boost, too. But we can’t enter this giveaway for ESPA’s Optimal Skin ProSerum ”super serum.” Apparently, already a hit in the spas in Europe, this elixir is just hitting the States. We can’t tell you the exact magic behind this particular potion, but we can tell you we’ve fallen head over heels with everything else from ESPA at the Joule. It contains “nourishing omega 3, 6 and 9, vitamins A and E and the proactive natural extracts turmeric, white lupin and sunflower” and is said to absorb into the skin quickly, brighten and even skin tone, shape up elasticity, and do some firming. Sounds like the recipe for a spring-fresh face. But you can tell us.
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A high-end boutique opened quietly in October in the blossoming Knox Street area. Don’t worry that you didn’t know. Now’s the time you need to pop in. Owner Diana Tabeshi moved back to Dallas from Los Angeles, bringing with her a West Coast sensibility that fills her shop with all the lines you love to wear in warm weather months. And those are practically here.Full Story
Milk + Honey Valentine’s Day Party: Get a little TLC at the Henderson boutique with a braid bar, nail bar, cocktails, and 10 percent off anything you buy. Plus, sweet heart bracelets are going to attendees who make a purchase. Come get dolled up and head out (or cozy on in) for the big night. […]Full Story
If you’re looking to snag some brownie points on Valentine’s Day, instead of taking the traditional route of chocolates or flowers, get your loved one something that will soothe their soul (and maybe yours, too). We’ve done research on some of Dallas’ most luxurious spas and found treatments that ensure a little R&R for you and your sweetheart. Whether it’s a couples massage or manicure and pedicure you’re looking for, we’ve provided the ultimate guide for those feeling knotty on Valentine’s Day.Full Story
The latest on Dallas Betch-iness, on Betches Love This. D Magazine gets a shout-out. Thank you? In anticipation of New York Fashion Week, Harper’s Bazaar’s designer pronunciation guide. So you can keep up with the cool kids. Cards Against Humanity, with a fashion twist, by Who What Wear This investigative report on bikini line trends on […]Full Story
Winter Sidewalk Sale in West Village: Shops in West Village are prepping for spring and offering major discounts on fall and winter styles. Select stores are offering up to 75 percent off merchandise. Share the Love at Stanley Korshak: Valentine’s Day is around the corner and everyone knows it’s not flowers or candy that your loved one […]Full Story
Shirin Askari, local designer and Project Runway contestant, has launched her spring 2014 collection. It’s been a little quiet on the Shirin front for about a year, so I’m thrilled to see our pint-sized designer cranking out some threads again. Spring 2014 is uncomplicated, flowy, and comes in all the bright shades loved by the […]Full Story
BOGO at Original Octane: The Knox boutique is putting its goods on BOGO sale. Accessories and cashmere are excluded, but everything else goes. Lines on sale include Current/Elliott, Elizabeth and James, and Amanda Uprichard. Angela Scott at the Dallas Contemporary: Our beloved local shoe designer is showcasing her fancy footwear as art. The Dangling By […]Full Story
Winter Sale at Forty Five Ten: The winter sale scene has spread to Forty Five Ten. The annual affair offers seriously covetable pieces at prices you will not see the rest of the year. Stanley Korshak: The sale rolls on in Crescent Court. Sweaters (like Lanvin’s 3-D butterfly sweater), blazers (like the gold velvet version […]Full Story
For those of us who aren’t NFL fans, the Super Bowl is basically a time to chow down and chill out while watching commercials and the half time show (all praise Queen Bey). But this year, you can add fashion to that list thanks to the Council of Fashion Designers of America and Bloomingdales. They’ve teamed up with the National Football League foundation for a one-of-a-kind line of customized football helmets designed by the likes of Danijo, Nicole Miller, Rag & Bone, Pamela Love, and Dallasite Lela Rose.Full Story
Anyone who has taken spa advice from me has likely been recommended a trip to Hiatus at Inwood Village. It’s a topnotch facility with some of the best treatments, masseurs, and products. It’s also helmed by a very lovely Sheila Garrison with abnormally radiant skin, luscious hair, and a collection purse accoutrements so inspiring it made me put “shopping at Hiatus’ spa boutique” on my weekend to-do list. She popped by D’s offices yesterday, clad in black–with a very cool leather vest–to share her accessories. With a third location of the spa opening in Plano’s Willowbend Wellness Center in just a few short months, I have no idea how she found the time, but I’m so glad this veteran of the beauty biz could spare some time (and product suggestions).Full Story
The Kira Plastinina Lublu custom dress by sported by Disney star Debby Ryan to Elton John’s Oscar party.
The Kickstarter campaign of Austin-based designer Stephanie Beard of Esby. Love that ikat maxi dress. 44 hours left to back her.
Snoop Dogg’s French manicure. Yes. Snoop Dogg has a French manicure.
This DIY rose body scrub on Oh So Pretty. A jar for me, a few jars for upcoming birthday girls.
Who What Wear’s sandal roundup. So ready for spring.
Citizen’s of Humanity Trunk Show at Tootsies: Visit Tootsies through Sunday, March 2, for a Citizen’s of Humanity spring trunk show. Whether its distressed, boyfriend, white denim, or skinnies you’re after, you’re likely to find your match. Johnny Was Trunk Show at The Gypsy Wagon: With a bohemian, almost vintage vibe, Johnny Was tunics, blouses, […]Full Story
The Pin Show: A runway show with an edge, The Pin Show serves as a launching platform for new and independent designers in the fashion industry. Emerging photographers, artists, stylists and retail buyers are welcomed to view more than 120 looks, and meet the designers. In case you weren’t able to catch New York Fashion Week, attend […]Full Story
This video of the streaker at Prabal Gurung’s fashion show.
Harper’s Bazaar’s new fashion emojis.
The absolutely flawless no-makeup, naked face look at Jason Wu, courtesy of Style.com.
Rodarte’s section of Star Wars-themed garments in the fall 2014 ready-to-wear collection on The Cut. Start here.
It’s still cold, so 25 ways to wear a scarf on The Mommy Stylist.
Last year on Valentine’s Day, I watched Gossip Girl while eating Italian food and drinking red wine in bed with one of my favorite girlfriends. It was my favorite Valentine’s Day to date, and it included everything I loved: said bestie, booze, gluttony in a judgment-free zone, and Chuck Bass. It was neither here nor there whether or not a man was in the picture, but, I’m pretty sure, every spoken-for lady in my life was touched with a smidgen of envy when I Instagrammed our full-throttle hedonism. (Yeah, enjoy your steak dinner in a tight dress and heels–I’m going to polish off another tortellini in my pjs.)
But I think tokens of affection for the pillars of support in our lives are the best part of the holiday.
Cue: Packed Party.Full Story
I love every playful piece of paper designed by Read Between The Lines. Their “fruit cake” holiday cards, the boxed stationery sets, and the art prints, all of it. A collection of Valentine’s Day-worthy ones come in glossy foil-stamped letters formed into sweet expressions of affection. Like the one we’re giving away today: For The Love.
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Lyndsay Eaton of Law of Fashion’s uniform: leather leggings, pretty blouse, vest, and pumps. Perfect.
Blue Bell’s new I ♥ Chocolate Ice Cream flavor with chocolate-filled hearts, chocolate-coated cake bites, and chocolate icing swirl in time for Valentine’s Day.
A look inside Stash, a new rustic design boutique on Greenville in D Home.
How to make craft cocktail mid-flight, courtesy of Thrillist.
Style Me Pretty’s DIY glitter heart totes via The Glitter Guide.
If these beautiful, geometrical bags have been on your lust list since they first hit the store floor at Nest (guilty), today’s the day you get to take one home. I thought I most loved the glossy totes (fun fact: inspired by the movement of architect Frank Gehry’s design of the Guggenheim museum in Bilbao), but I think I’m switching over to that perfect white architectural cosmetic pouch, now $120 (down from $195). But if you’re in the bigger-is-better camp, pick a tote (also in suede brown and black for $496), marked down to $624 from $780.Full Story