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Good bets for getting ready for fall.

Dalias is money. But Orson Welles doesn’t know the half of it. Dallas is also fashion – the current, the classy, the latest in shops, clothes, and accessories. To help you pull together that special look, we’ve put together this collection of odds ’n’ ends. Stick around. You can step out in style this fall.

Night Lights.

Make-up for fall is all color and glimmer. The eyes are accented for depth with blues, smoky grays, and ginger; liners and mascaras are gray, black, and navy. To balance the emphasized eye, lips are softly outlined and colored in with the deeper reds: plum, ginger, and burgundy. And cosmetic jewelry becomes important for late-night dancing.

Marilyn Miglin Cosmetics presents a moisturizer called Fluid Gold which becomes a veil of soft sparkle when smoothed over arms, back, and neck. Gold Dust is dusted over the moisturizer for double dazzle or alone for only a hint of sparkle. Both are lightly scented with Pher6mone, a clean, woodsy fragrance and one of the world’s most expensive scents at $200 an ounce. The perfume comes elegantly packaged in an obelisk bottle with crystal stopper. All available at Sanger Harris.

Madeleine Mono’s cosmetic jewelry begins with a creamy body gleamer and a gel to finger through the hair, leaving only a touch of color: gold, silver, red, fuchsia, or amber. Eye shadows, lip glosses, and Arabian Lights face powder all have iridescence for an eye-catching late-night look. Available at Ceci & Me; The Corner, Walnut Hill at Central Ex-pwy. 363-2513. Lord & Taylor 450 North-Park. 691-6600.

Opera Colours, Marcella Borghese’s latest collection, includes eye shadows, lipstick, blusher, and nail enamels. Borghese offers an exclusive sterling silver lipstick case – in fact, there is only one – for $200. For $16.50, the same beautiful swirl design case is available in silver plate. All at the Princess Marcella Borghese counter, Neiman Marcus.

Of Your Own Design

You’ve been invited to an exciting costume ball. You have some antique, silk faille pieces in beautiful bright colors, and can see yourself as the Princess of Mars. But you have no idea how to put the creation together. No matter; rush over to see Claudia Fisher, fabric in hand, and explain your basic idea. “I can see and will do,” she says, “a futuristic dream design; trapunto quilting, jeweled, beaded, with a mysterious mask!” You know Claudia can do it; after all, she has designed for such theatrical groups as the Dallas Ballet, and events like the Cattle Baron’s Ball. Designing is Claudia Fisher’s joy; she works with unusual, antique, and imported fabrics – yours or hers. Her custom pieces are usually for special occasions like weddings and debutante balls. If you don’t have a big hoopla coming up, but would like to treat yourself to something special, try Claudia’s line at Avant on Greenville. Cygnus is the label in these feminine dresses, skirts, little jackets, and kimonos of soft florals in flowing chiffon or crepe. Cygnus, Claudia Fisher, 742-9259.

A Shop On Its Own

Avant, owned by Donna and Buddy Thomas, carries many of the clothes by individual Dallas designers. The fashions are new, interesting, and exciting: a silk “broomstick” skirt by Janice Hart, hand-painted kimonos by Lonnie Smith, easy coordinates by Cheryl Chaney, custom leather work by Ren Ellis, to name a few. The lines are small and often one-of-a-kind; out-of-town designer clothes come from New York, China, and from a wonderful Californian, Sue Wong, who does neo-traditional oriental wear. Amuse yourself by playing with the out-of-the-ordinary accessories: hats, belts, scarves, and anklets, all handembroi-dered. Avant is casual, yet distinctive, a shop offering clothes of a different kind. Avant, 2716 Greenville Ave. 824-0260. Mon-Sat 10-6 and evenings by appointment.


A Texas company has designed a skin-care system for our moisture-robbing climate. The new Cody John Cosmetic line contains three natural ingredients: aloe vera, allantoin, and ginseng, working together to repair damaged cells, rejuvenate the skin, and replenish vitamins A, D, and E. The regimen includes a cleanser, freshener, mask, moisturizer, night cream, and foundation. All the products are water soluble and together they provide a complete skin-care treatment for women of all ages. The souffle-textured foundation is a part of the regimen because it contains a sunscreen and moisturizer giving both protection and a beautiful finished look. Cody John Cosmetics. Available at Marie Leavell Inwood Village. 357-6441. Jenicci 2709 McKinney. 748-0939.

Face Place

Larry Benham who has studied and worked in Beverly Hills where beauty care amounts to a religion, hopes to make Dallas men and women more aware of the importance of healthy skin. Larry believes that men as well as women should have facials, especially since a man’s skin is constantly exposed to impurities (make-up protects women’s skin). In a pleasant, relaxing hour-and-a-half treatment, Larry removes dirt and make-up with a deep cleansing lotion and analyzes your skin for individual problems. A marvelous massage follows: a combination of Japanese (pressure points) and European (stroking to tone the muscles) techniques. Larry applies a mask of vitamins, egg yolk, and wheat germ, and a second mask to tighten the pores; a refreshing astringent moisturizer follows. Larry says he gains satisfaction by helping people achieve a healthy complexion. The products he uses are all natural, and he provides you with information on nutrition so that you can maintain a healthy, glowing skin. One treatment $25, series of five $100. L.J. Benham Skin Care Center, Salon Willow Creek, 9329 N Central Ex-pwy, 369-5329. Second salon to open in Loew’s Anatole in October.

Winter Tan

Anybody would welcome the cool, quick, comfortable tan being served up by Tantrific Sun, a new tanning salon that helps you keep your summer look all year. The 20-visit session is $45 and begins with introductory films explaining their process. Then a computer analyzes and determines your personal tanning schedule. The tanning is done in a private room where the cool, ultraviolet lights emit only the mid-range rays found in natural sunlight (the same lights are used by dermatologists). The tanning takes only minutes (two minutes equals two hours in the sun), and Madie Dailey, the area manager for Tantrific, recommends daily visits for the first eight sessions, then once or twice a week. Tantrific Salons, 6636 Greenville Ave, 691-2691; 7222 Campbell Rd, 386-0068. Mon-Sat 8-9 pm.

Class Act

Kim Dawson Modeling Agency will help you get it all together in a class taught by Kathy Tyner, KD’s associate for 15 years. Kathy says her main goal is to bring out and polish the best assets of the individual by improving posture, exercise, nutrition, make-up, hair styling, wardrobe planning and care, accessorizing, speech, and poise. Class enrollment is limited to ten students so that Kathy and the other teachers (all professional models) can give personalized instruction. Ten-week course for any interested woman. For schedules, reservations, and fees, call Kathy Tyner at 638-0484.

Beauty Marts

Renee’s Cosmetology Center, a member of Redken’s Scientific Educational Systems, is a cut above the usual beauty school. Here students learn the latest scientific methods in beauty care, along with nutrition, cell structure, some chemistry, and a dash of art. Under an instructor’s supervision, students offer the usual hair services as well as the extras only found in better salons: lash ($3.50) and brow dyeing ($2.50), waxing for legs ($30), underarms ($10), or the peek-a-boo bikini area ($5). Facials include skin analysis and treatment, a personal skin care program offering advice on products, diet, and a progress check. One session $10, series of four $20. Hot oil manicures ($4), a pedicure and massage ($10). Renee’s Cosmetology Center, 4447 McKinney, 526-0196.

The House of Hight is a new salon offering some new services. The owner, Gloria Hight, has brought hairdressers, manicurists, and pedicurists together to offer acupressure, nail sculpture, facials, and custom wig and toupe styling (Gloria has been in the wig business for 15 years). The salon’s boutique offers designer bags, scarves, and fashion accessories. House of Hight, NorthPark East, 8824 N Central Expwy, 361-7826.

Tan Preserver

To make that summer tan last until you catch the rays on the ski slope this winter, try a tan preserver. Deeptan’s Tan Preserver and Skin Moisturizer combines aloe vera, cocoa butter, and lanolin to prevent peeling and help maintain the golden bronze of summer. Valle Beauty Supply, Keystone Park, 13931 N Central Expwy, 231-5956.

Tape Walk

There’s nothing more enlightening (or devastating) than watching yourself cross a room – on video tape. Jane Van Sickle tapes that walk in her modern dance and exercise classes, and then uses the tapes to show the problem area: posture, walk, muscle control. Through Jane’s body awareness exercises, you learn to recognize body tensions and the exercises to relieve them. The exercises become almost second nature so that even the simplest movement, like bending down for a piece of paper, is beneficial. No previous dance experience is required. Classes are taught on a continuous basis. Call 522-8091.

Leg Magic

Don’t be embarrassed if you fall asleep on Ruth Asaff; some of her best customers do just that. Ruth is a certified foot reflexologist. Reflexology is an ancient Chinese therapy that deals with the reflex zones of the body. A foot reflexologist is concerned with breaking up the crystalline congestion in the nerve endings in the feet. It’s not weird or kinky. Ruth calls her work a therapy that pampers. The therapy improves circulation and relieves nervous tension to help normalize body functions. “Kneading” the feet makes the legs tingle and the feet feel light and bouncy (like support stockings). And with everyone jogging these days, whose feet couldn’t use a little pampering? Ruth works in the Paul Neinast Beauty Salon, 6623 Snider Plaza, 369-5350.

Try to Remember

Relive the Twenties in a cut-silk flapper dress worn over a black silk slip with lace inset. Or pick up a pair of pumps from the Forties (some still have the “non-ration item” sticker attached). These second-hand clothes and accessories are available at Eclectricity, a shop specializing in professionally reconditioned period fashions: everything from original Victorian lace to circle skirts, pedal-pushers, and gold glitter sunglasses from the Fifties. Silk and lace lingerie, crochet gloves, antique jewelry, and embroidered shawls are the finishing touches to make the nostalgia trip complete. And owners Blair Bryant, Michael Longcrier, and Michelene Kerfonta will bring out the furs (seal, mink, skunk) in October. Eclectrici-ty, 2002 Greenville Ave, 826-2195. Tue-Sat 11-6.

Fashion Action

Jogging, tennis, skiing – whatever your sport, prepare for the cooler months by adding warm-ups and skiwear to your wardrobe. This season is a winner, with both functional and fashionable sportswear. Head offers clothes manufactured with a new insulator called Thinsulate (twice the warmth of other warm-ups and less bulky), available in parkas and velour warm-up suits in burgundy, navy, and hunter green. Ultraspont Ltd. also offers a warm-up suit, this one in silver and with a texture so rich you won’t want to take it off. Both available at St. Bernard Sports NorthPark East, 8806 N Central, 361-8476.

It’s not too early to think snow, with skiers hitting Europe as early as mid-October. HCC Skiware, a Swiss import house, has a line of parkas and gaiters (to be slipped over stretch lycra pants) of a puffy, snowball quilting. Available with knit hats and leather gloves to match at St. Bernard Sports, they make a real fashion statement on any slope. Denver Coat Company creates down-filled jackets and vests with a distinctive western cut, and Sports BC has corduroy baseball-cut ski jackets coordinated with bib overalls. Available at the Ski Racquet, The Corner, 8061 Walnut Hill, 750-5750.

That Special Touch

Asbury’s Uncommon Resources is a Dallas importer of belts, hats, and all the other accessories you’ll need for that pulled-together look this fall. The Asbury name has been associated with hats since the Thirties when a traveling salesman, Fletcher Asbury, journeyed south from Kansas City with his newest hat line. One of his customers was a pretty buyer for the general store in Cleburne and they eventually married. The hats sold, and they set up their own wholesale business in Dallas which grew into a small success. Their son inherited the company, and when hats lost their fashion place during the late Fifties and early Sixties, the younger Asbury began merchandising other accessories as well. Today, Margie Asbury McCloud, his daughter, says that Asbury’s provides a “total accessory look.” In the last few years that look has meant ethnic or disco, but this season the look is tailored and polished with suit hats and pins, hankies, and stockings completing the classic look. Hats are smaller and in nostalgic shapes: close-fitting berets and cloches accessorized with pins, sequins, or feathers; the result is a sophisticated look for both day and evening. Asbury imports accessories from Italy and other countries, as well as distributing US-manufactured lines. Asbury retails through Ceci & Me, The Corner, Walnut Hill at Central, 363-2513; Featherstone, 175 Turtle Creek Village, 521-9071; Lilly Dodson, Valley View Center, 233-6760 and the Promenade, 238-8276; Susan Brannian, 6634 Snider Plaza, 739-2602; Toni’s, 416 Old Town, 691-2625; and Turtletique, 190 Turtle Creek Village, 522-4060.

One Woman Show

How well do you know your face — its skeletal structure, skin drape, texture, coloring? Would you be able to describe it to a sketch artist? Since no one can expect to paint a successful portrait without having a thorough knowledge of the subject,analyzing your face is the first lesson WayBandy, famous makeup artist, teaches inhis handbook, Designing Your Face. Bandy explains the makeup artist’s tricks. Illustrations and color inserts as well asrecipes for a natural skin treatmentcream, beauty mask, and “sun exposurefluid” are included. Frame, prime coat,contour with light and dark, color,balance, texture correction, application,shape – all the elements an artist employsto design a work of art can be applied toyou and your cosmetics. Designing YourFace by Way Bandy, $8.95. Taylor’sBookstore (Preston Center East, 4001Northwest Hwy. 363-1500)