When the mercury drops, the sables come out.
by David Feld
The minute the temperature in Dallas falls below 60 degrees, nearly
every fur coat in the city is liberated from cold storage. When it
comes to the politics of whether to wear fur, Dallas women are
definitely pro-choice. They scoop up the fur-trimmed cuffs and hems
that permeated the runways this fall, and they cling lovingly to their
The lavishly light Russian sable, the rarest
and most expensive of pelts, is a perfect weight for Dallas weather.
The chic Dallas woman never hesitates to throw an extraordinarily
expensive fur over her jeans and t-shirt, even—or especially—when she’s
just running to the grocery store.
Ellen is wearing full-length horizontal sable coat
($90,000/Saks Fifth Avenue); Cherokee thermal t-shirt ($6.99/Target);
Chip & Pepper jeans ($167/Octane); and Ted Meuhling earrings
Photo: Stephen Karlisch
Tickle your senses with five perfect perfumes.
by Stephanie Quadri
REFRESHED AND REVISED: Jean Patou’s Enjoy ($65-$85/ Saks
Fifth Avenue), the chic younger sister of Joy, blends exotic florals
with splashes of fruit and spice.
Top notes: jasmine and rose heart
SOFT AND SENSUAL: Wake your senses with the crisp green
leaves, warm woods, and oriental florals of Sensi by Giorgio Armani
Top notes: kaffir, jasmine, and benzoin
COMING UP ROSES: English fashion designer Stella McCartney’s
eponymous scent ($58-$75/Nordstrom) reflects her edgy yet feminine side
with its mix of rose and amber.
Top notes: English tea rose, peony flower, and amber
EXOTIC AROMA: Omnia by Bvlgari ((pictured above)
$67-$87/Sephora) puts a sexy twist on the tradi-tional, with elements
of white chocolate, mandarin, saffron, and masala tea.
Top notes: mandarin and white chocolate
HINT OF NATURE: SCO by Skin Care Options ($68/Stanley
Korshak) is a mild yet piquant mixture of white blossoms, citrus
fruits, and modern musks.
Top notes: bergamot, green foliage, and basil
These not-so-mainstream fragrances are worth a whiff.
MILLER HARRIS: fig and green clover softened with violet and mimosa ($98/Forty Five Ten)
KAI: essential oils blended with white florals and gardenia ($45/Tootsie’s)
CHILD: jasmine, tuberose, magnolia, lilac, and gardenia ($48-$92/Avant)