Sad Day in Dallas Fashion: Shelly Musselman, Co-Owner of Forty Five Ten, Has Died

Shelly Musselman and Brian Bolke

Shelly Musselman, former Dallas fashion model and co-owner of Forty Five Ten (along with Brian Bolke) suffered a brain aneurysm in Aspen, Colorado this weekend. According to Bolke, she has passed. We’ll miss seeing her radiant face at the store.

To read the full press release that went out this morning, follow the jump.

From the press release:

Dallas – January 18, 2011 – Dallas’ premiere luxury boutique, Forty Five Ten, announced the death of Shelly Musselman on Tuesday, January 18, 2011.   The store co-owner and co-founder’s sudden and untimely passing ¬– the result of a brain aneurysm while away in Aspen – will leave a huge void in the local and national fashion scenes.
Musselman, a former Kim Dawson model, was known for her extraordinary personal style and innate glamour, imaginative eye, and true love of fashion.  But, her prevailing passion was that of her family – her husband, Jimmy, and her four children.


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  • Brandy Taylor

    RIP Shelly. Such a loss. What a gorgeous woman!

  • Todd Hanshaw

    This is so sad – Shelley was a bright energetic gorgeous woman with such a passion – the entire fashion world will miss her – she was amazing

  • We knew and loved her in West Texas, too and she always knew us.

  • Whst a traumtic lose, @ kind & funny, & generous,nasty, & lovimg soul. Will be a hugh void in the community.
    Much love to the family & friends/ as she was to so many.
    sandra call me/ pk 469 286 7297

  • I met Shelly back in the modeling days and saw her in a Bill
    Blass fashion show at NM. and thought this is a true movie
    star.I had the great opportunity to work with her later,and a truly generous,funny,and beautiful woman,I had ever had the pleasure to spend time with.I’ll always remember her in jeans,boots, and turtleneck,with a long braid down her back,with that million dollar smile.She always made me want
    to stand up straight.I can’t believe her light has been taken at
    her prime.Craig Schumacher

  • Robbie Reeves

    I met Shelly and Merideth in the early 70’s. I was a manicurist at the Nail Lady Salon. There will never be another Shelly, truly beutiful inside and out.

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  • Susan Sullivan

    Nothing but wonderful things were ever said about this company and the talented team at this beautiful store. The fashion industry has lost an amazing woman. My sincerest prayers are with everyone who knew her.

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