Josy Cooner Collins, co-owner of Scott + Cooner photography by Billy Surface

You Should Know: 10 Dallas Style-Setters

co-owner of Scott + Cooner

Why Josy? For nearly 15 years, she has offered Dallas the best in avant-garde furnishings.

Three words to describe your style? Modern, simple, elegant.

How does fashion influence what you do? The products I sell are primarily from Italy and are the latest in modern design. I think fashion and furniture are influenced by our times, which is currently more reserved and not flashy.

Current trends in home design? A move toward natural stones and lots of walnut wood.

Josy is wearing Alaia dress ($2,490), silver belt ($248), Alaia python sandals ($2,285), all available at Forty Five Ten.

creative director of advertising for Neiman Marcus

Why Tim? The guy with an eye for fashion also has an ear for music. He DJs once a month at Lee Harvey’s.

Three words that describe your style? Preppy, classic, small.

Does your work reflect your personal style? I grew up in Dallas, so Neiman’s had a huge impact on me. My mom took my sister and me to NorthPark almost every Saturday for shopping and lunch. Neiman Marcus shaped my style, and now I convey Neiman Marcus’ style through its advertising.

What are you coveting this spring? There are terrific colors out there this spring, like the perfect v-neck in cobalt. I have what I call “preppy color-blindness.” Is there really a difference between white pants, khaki pants, and red pants?

Tim is wearing Loro Piana cashmere sweater ($675), Prada tie ($170), both available at Neiman Marcus NorthPark. Thom Brown shirt, Dior Pants, Cole Haan saddle shoes, hat from Garden’s (all his own).  


manager and accessories buyer for Grange Hall

Why Morgan? The former art dealer uses her artistic eye to find unique pieces for the store and herself.

Three words that describe your style? Cerebral yet sexy.

Challenging part of what you do? The store has such a particular magnetism and approach to design and style that making sure I keep it edited and distinctive—while at the same time modern and relevant—is the most challenging.

Most recent purchase? A pair of Martin Margiela boots and a wicked pair of Stella McCartney cigarette pants. 

Morgan is wearing Jenni Kayne shorts ($385/V.O.D.), Sartel blouse ($355/Sartel & V.O.D.), Jeffrey Lee hand-made velvet jacket ($2,800/Grange Hall), Victorian antique taffeta ribbon (Price upon request/Grange Hall), Cloven Hoof  beetle brooch ($415/Grange Hall), Betony Vernon quartz relic ring ($1,428/Grange Hall), and Christian Louboutin shoes (her own).


co-owner of Campbell-Wagner Runway

Why Kate? The model-maker and former runway director at Kim Dawson is launching a new venture this year with Nancy Campbell.

Three words that describe your style? Always in heels.

Favorite designers? I’m 5-foot-2 so I am limited to certain designers. I love Gucci and Prada but have better luck with David Meister, Diane Von Furstenberg, Alice and Olivia, Carmen Marc Valvo, and Marc Bauer. My favorite designer is Dallas’ own Geoffrey Henning. He is brilliant.

Most recent purchase? I have a thing for shoes. I received several great pairs for Christmas, two pair of Rupert Sandersons and one pair of Pradas.

Kate is wearing Prada dress ($4,300), Christian Dior shoes ($690), and Barrera necklace ($1,065), all available at Neiman Marcus.

owner of Todd Event Design Creative Services

Why Todd? The self-proclaimed “delivery dude of fun” puts the style in celebration with his whimsical yet refined eye.

Three words that describe your style? Easy, not perfect, fast.

How does fashion influence what you do? I watch women’s couture for color inspiration, and I have a thing for women’s shoes—but not for me! I do like buying them for girlfriends.

Does your work reflect your personal style? Yes and no. In our restaurants and bars it is more my style—fun and relaxed and a little naughty! For parties, I try to capture the spirit of the host and honoree. It’s their party, but I try to make sure I put my spin on it.

How would you sum up Dallas style? Only here can you pull off four Gs in clothing and run to the grocery store!

Todd is wearing Zegna linen blazer ($1,395), Etro shirt ($385), HermÈs pocket square ($130), Seven Jeans ($175), Prada belt ($440), all available at Neiman Marcus NorthPark. Todd’s boots and Gucci glasses (his own).  


decorator and furniture designer

Why Rob? The two collaborated with The Joule Hotel and Douglas Little to design and decorate PM Lounge.

Three words that describe your style? Conventional meets unconventional.

How does fashion influence what you do? Fashion is more transient than what I do, but it is a great barometer for the collective consciousness and often begins trends that take on a larger life.

Most recent purchase? Black cashmere jacket from John Varvatos.

Rob is wearing a D&G blazer ($1,395), Prada shirt ($415), HermÈs scarf ($245), all available at Neiman Marcus NorthPark. Seven Jeans and Prada shoes (his own).


design director for JCPenney

Why Geoffrey? The Canada native creates designs for women’s career brands at JCPenney. He also has his own line of evening wear and one of the most stylish homes in Kessler Park.

Three words to describe your style? Sensual, sharp, and classic.

What inspires you? Traveling, watching, listening, observing. I always look back to old black-and-white photographs of my parents when they would visit Paris. The lines of the clothing and the complete outfits constantly inspire me.

What are you coveting this spring? For myself, I love the classic cardigan over a plaid Bermuda short. For women, I am all over bold color with ’60s classic undertones.

Geoffrey is wearing Dolce & Gabbana leather jacket ($2,300), Gucci pants ($515), John Varvatos sweater ($295), Prada crocodile loafers ($1,500), all available at Neiman Marcus NorthPark. Vintage belt (his own).


owner of 20th Century Collections

Why Sally? She has an eye for vintage designer jewelry, 20th-century furniture, and rare objects that she travels around the world to find.

Three words that describe your style? Sculptural, refined, understated.

How does fashion influence what you do? It represents cultural and historical changes. I look for pieces that represent my style and timeless, classic design. Fashions come and go, but great design is forever.

If money were no object, what would you purchase right now? Artist jewelry in limited editions from the 1960s through the 1990s, like Picasso, Cocteau, and Soto.

Sally is wearing: piaza sempione jacket ($1,195), Lanvin Top ($260), Narciso Rodriguez pants ($775), all available at barneys. Christian Louboutin pumps (her own). All accessories from Sally Rosen 20th Century Collections.

designer and owner of Koch Handbags and Clothing

Why Nicole? The mom makes all the prints and fabrics for her new casual-chic clothing line, launching this season.

Three words to describe your style? Eclectic, optimistic, flirty.

What inspires you? Travel and books. For this collection, a trip to St. Barts inspired the seagull and shell prints.

If money were no object, what would you purchase? A few first-edition books, like Catcher in the Rye.

Nicole is wearing: Koch “Dickenson” shorts ($150/Cabana), Moss Mills belt ($215/Cabana), American Apparel T-shirt, Fendi shoes, Chan Luu cuff, Calvin Klein and American Apparel necklaces (all her own).


buyer for Stanley Korshak’s Home Shop

Why Donald? The dapper gent also acts on local stages and is designing a jewelry line.

Three words that describe your style? Easy, elegant, and personal.

How would you describe Dallas style? Dallas has a slightly lifted point of view when it comes to fashion. We aren’t afraid of color, and we still dress for dinner.

Trends for spring? I really like the “nesting” thing that’s going on. We are seeing people buy new place settings and serving pieces to do more entertaining at home.

Donald is wearing Etro jacket ($1,445), Etro shirt ($265), Etro scarf ($125), Kiton tie ($235), all available at Stanley Korshak. Pants and Cole Haan shoes (his own).







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