Dallas Look

Once relegated to casual weekend wear, blue jeans now stand proudly on a fashion pedestal.

FOREVER IN BLUE JEANS

Paired with sandals or stilettos, jeans are the foundation of the modern-day uniform.

WHETHER YOU PREFER THE CLASSIC look of Chanel, the outrageous glamour of Dior, or the simple comfort of a t-shirt and trainers, we think you’ll agree that the one great equalizer in fashion is blue jeans. Once relegated to casual weekend wear, jeans now sit proudly on a fashion pedestal—these days you can wear your favorite pair of Habituals to a cocktail party. This month, we’re showcasing a customized pair of jeans by Dallas siblings Sandra and Nick Florez of Greenhouse Denim, who debuted their line last year at Bergdorf Goodman. A-list celebs like Britney Spears, Gwen Stefani, and Janet Jackson have snatched up oodles of this over-the-top denim. Slip on a pair of these beauties and you, too, will feel like a star. 

Amy is wearing: Laundry tank top ($78/Lord & Taylor, NorthPark Center); lime Dr. Scholl’s slides ($39/Lord & Taylor, NorthPark Center); and custom jeans from Greenhouse Denim by Sandra Florez ($765/www.greenhousestudio.com or 972-839-1911).

Photo by Nicole Nelson

SUMMER SCENTS

HIGH SHINE: Calvin Klein’s Sheer Obsession hydrating body shimmer adds an instant, subtle sheen to dry skin ($30/Calvin Klein, Highland Park).

BLUE LIGHT SPECIAL: Slough away rough skin with Marc Jacobs’ new Aqua Glow body polish blended with fragrant oils and natural sea salt ($55/Neiman Marcus).

HOLD TIGHT: Kiehl’s solid grooming aid smells like cinnamon toast and tames even the most unruly mane ($16/Saks Fifth Avenue, Dallas Galleria).

LATHER UP: You don’t need to be a bride to buy Vera Wang’s new soap set ($30/Saks Fifth Avenue, Dallas Galleria).  The latest beauty booty will leave you smelling delicious.

SMOOTH MOVE: Niven Morgan’s newest scent is a sexy blend of botanicals with a lingering musky scent ($24/Stanley Korshak).

STYLE FILE

YOU BETTER SHOP AROUND

Shopaholics have four new reasons to be happy this summer. Here’s a preview of the coolest boutiques.

Elements on Lovers Lane has expanded into the space next door. Not only do they carry more high-end labels, but owner Connie Siegel has also decided to carry more home items for the Highland Park trendsetters that frequent her boutique. Art displays by local artists are rotated monthly. 4400 Lovers Ln. 214-987-0837.

Mishu, owned by mother-daughter duo Denise and Mandy Loughray, is the newest boutique in Mockingbird Station. The shop caters to young, professional women and carries hip lines such as Frankie B. (right), Poleci, and Allen B5331 Mockingbird Ln. @ N. Central Expwy.  214-827-4600.

Cowboy Cool in the West Village caters to those of us who talk the talk but don’t walk the walk (rough translation: the only things we’re rounding up are cocktails at Paris Vendome). Available for purchase are a pair of custom-made kickers and shirts by Billy Bob Thornton. To complete your urban-cowboy experience, mosey on up to the horseshoe-shaped bar for a beer and some cantina nibbles. Get along, little doggie. West Village, Ste. 407. 214-521-4500.

The downtown Dallas renaissance continues with the addition of Low Pressure, a funky shop on the outskirts of the city. Its doors are open to anyone and everyone, but retro-loving denizens will especially love this store for vintage video games and scooters and the funky array of urban clothing by various Dallas designers. Keep an eye out for Cargo Lounge, also part of Low Pressure, which will open in August. 132 N. Peak St. @ Elm St. 214-370-0660.

BRONZE GODDESS

The much-anticipated Tanray by MAC hits stores this month. The summer line of neon lipsticks and bronzing powders makes you look like you’ve just come back from a weekend at Miami beach. Who doesn’t want that summer glow?

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