Thursday, May 23, 2024 May 23, 2024
75° F Dallas, TX

Nautical by Nature

Resort season is here, so hit the beach in style (and we don’t mean bathing suits). PLUS: fancy frills for your resort wear and great gifts for your favorite girl (hint: they sparkle).

Photographer: Bode Helm; Model: Lindsey Love/The Campbell Agency; Hair: Lati Domi / Toni&Guy, Shops at Willow Bend; Makeup: Sara Domi/Toni&Guy; Stylist: Stephanie Quadri; Assistant Stylist: Kristin Hull

When the chill sets in, many Texans head for the heat. Resort season has become important for designers, and more and more create decadent designs for these luxurious wintertime retreats. Along with comfy cashmere sweaters, stores are stocked with flirty frocks (like this one by Ruffian), drop-waist dresses, mod minis, ruffled gowns, and various versions of the always-reliable little black dress. For optimum use, slip on some opaque tights and platform heels for an of-the-moment look.

(RIGHT) Lindsey is wearing a cotton dress by Ruffian ($3,200/Stanley Korshak), Dian Malouf carved red coral ring ($1,350/Nuvo), and vintage fisherman hat (photographer’s own).

Cruise Control
Just because you’re beach bound doesn’t mean you should abandon style. Load up your luggage with these fancy frills.

Chanel waterproof canvas bag ($895/Chanel,
Highland Park Village) photography courtesy of Chanel
Sonya Renee 14-karat gold teardrop earrings
($480/ photography by Abel Sanchez

Michael Michael Kors gold-studded wood watch ($140/Michael Kors, NorthPark)
photography by Abel Sanchez

Limited edition Nuits de Noho with Swarovski star-studded bottle by Bond No. 9 ($395/Saks Fifth Avenue, Galleria Dallas) photography courtesy of Bond No. 9 Tory Burch “Erin” wedge in black patent leather ($295/Tory Burch, Highland Park Village)photography courtesy of Tory Burch

Buy the Bling
Boys, are you wondering what to get your girl for Christmas? Forget about that iPod nano. What she really wants is some jewelry.
by Courtney Dreslin

Hip hollywood starlets never go without a signature gold charm to accent their vintage outfits and super-size sunglasses. So for the girl who wants to accessorize like a star, we love the gold necklace with wishbone charm ($650) at Forty Five Ten (4510 McKinney Ave. 214-559-4510). Also perfect for the younger set are Jeanine Payer bracelets or necklaces (from $155) with hand-engraved messages at Ylang 23 (Galleria Dallas, 13350 Dallas Pkwy., Ste. 1300. 972-980-0819) or Jude Frances gold and diamond hoop earrings, which look great alone ($390) but even better with add-on charms ($310 per pair), available at Neiman Marcus North-Park (400 NorthPark Center. 214-363-8311). For Kate Hudson wannabes, hit Stanley Korshak (500 Crescent Ct. 214-871-3600) for Shelly Litvak chunky “charm” necklaces ($3,000), which include super chic vintage tiger’s claws, Buddhas, skulls, and fleur-de-lis charms made of carved bone, diamonds, and other finery on suede. Less pricey is the Coreen Cordova blessing bracelet in sterling with charms made of jade, shell, coral, bone, serpentine, and pearl ($1,190) at Saks Fifth Avenue (13350 Dallas Pkwy. 972-980-0819).

Shopping for the socialite? She’s sure to get the attention she loves in the beautiful Coomi collection at Stanley Korshak, which includes delicate, feminine pieces featuring rose-cut diamonds in gold with designs such as dangling vine earrings ($4,490). Matthew Trent (13350 Dallas Pkwy. 972-458-7000) is the place to go for genius stackable rings, like those in hand-hammered gold with fancy-colored sapphires ($2,100).

Soccer moms still adore David Yurman, and his triple strand of dangling pearls ($1,950) at Bachendorf’s (13350 Dallas Pkwy., Ste. 1415. 972-392-9900) is a solid choice for any classic girl. Forty Five Ten has another great gift for moms: chic gold lockets by Julie Baker ($2,565). These oversize, vintage-inspired creations with pearls or rubies are the most fashionable way we’ve seen to show off the kiddos, the dogs, or whoever is in favor at the moment. No matter her taste, every woman should have bangle bracelets. Current favorites: Dominique Cohen bangles ($900-$1,400) in rose gold or yellow gold at Neiman Marcus, and for bigger spenders, Gurhan gold and diamond bangles ($3,780) at Neiman Marcus or Eiseman Jewels (514 NorthPark Center. 214-369-6100).

Now for the really big-ticket items. One-of-a-kind cocktail rings by Sevan ($7,000 to $25,000) at Stanley Korshak are works of art. The designer carves and paints intricate icons, such as churches, into quartz and then sets it in rings of gold and diamonds. Also spectacular is the multicolored diamond pendant ($22,350) at Eiseman Jewels, with 2.69 carats of fancy colored natural diamonds in yellow and earth tones surrounded by 1.42 carats of pave diamonds set in rose gold. Speaking of diamonds, nothing will keep you out of the doghouse like the 14-carat “Marquesa” diamond drop earrings ($78,000) at Harry Winston (19 Highland Park Village. 214-647-5830). Would her eyes sparkle like that if she had unwrapped even the most high-tech cell phone? We didn’t think so.