RSR Partners’ Matrice Ellis-Kirk also is chair of the AT&T Performing Arts Center. Jill Broussard

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Diahann Carroll, Audrey Hepburn, and Jackie Kennedy Onassis Inspire This Dallas Executives’ Wardrobe

For busy business and philanthropic leader Matrice Ellis-Kirk, style is driven by simplicity and practicality.

Occupation:
“I’m the Dallas managing director of RSR Partners,  an executive search and leadership consulting firm.”

Style Icons:
“Women and men with a simple, sleek, elegant style. My early influences were driven mostly by what I saw on television: icons like Diahann Carroll, Audrey Hepburn, and Jackie Kennedy Onassis.”

Style Goals:
“Simple, elegant, with an element of surprise.”

On The Run:
“I travel a lot and need clothing that can get through an airport without setting off alarms.”

Never Without:
“My eyeglasses and a cashmere scarf. I love strong, chic, and fun glasses in a variety of colors, and a scarf is both beautiful and functional.”

Go-To Look:
“A black suit. Whether paired with a crisp white shirt, a bold-colored shell, or sequins, it has never let me down.”

Accessories:
“Because I tend to have more monochromatic looks, I do enjoy accessories—a necklace, bangle bracelets, or beautiful hoop earrings. I also love adding a great pair of shoes or boots and a lovely bag.”

Weekend Look:
“On weekends, I am very casual and mostly in flats, unless we have an event to attend, and then I get help with my makeup and look.”

Favorite Store:
“I am not a good shopper. My husband, Ron, has great taste and picks out fantastic pieces. That said, Sonya and John at Stanley Korshak know my style and will push me out of my comfort zone. The team at Neimans also does a fantastic job of selecting items that fit me and my tastes. On my travels, I enjoy local shops.” 

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