Tracy Ripsin

Style

Where 5 Dallas Models Are Shopping This Summer   

And what beauty products they're using to beat the heat.

Having worked in the Dallas fashion industry, under the wing of Jan Strimple, for a couple of years now, I’ve come to the realization that the models I’ve worked with not only had the elongated legs I could only dream of, but they each have their own unique, enviable style. It’s not just their closet that speaks to me (though that absolutely does too); their glowing, healthy skin has always been their best accessory.

From skin regimens to shopping tips, I polled five Dallas models about their shopping habits, beauty must-haves, and go-to pieces this summer.

 Andra Garcia

(Kim Dawson)

What are some of your favorite Dallas stores?
I really like H&M, specifically the one at Galleria — they carry the trend line and it’s my favorite. I also really like L. bartlett. They have a good selection of jeans and shorts. I always go there before Coachella.

What’s your go-to face product to beat the Dallas heat?
I try to do everything to combat the shine in the summer. I’m a big fan of Dr. Brandt Pores No More Primer. It’s great for keeping your skin matte since it’s so hot here. Also, Supergoop has a really refreshing sunblock that you can mist over your makeup.

If you could choose one outfit every day for the rest of your life, what would it be?
That’s so difficult. I would say a wedding gown since modeling has allowed me to wear so many different looks. But I’m originally from Minnesota so I like the cold weather. I could definitely do a great pair of jeans, boots, and a cool black cashmere sweater every day.

Who’s your style icon?
Amal Clooney. She is elegant, stylish, and isn’t afraid of color. 

Edgar Paul

(Campbell) 

Edgar Paul

What are some of your favorite Dallas stores?
Don Morphy, a gentleman suit company that’s Dallas-based. They’re redefining what a men’s suit is. I also like to shop at Old Navy for simple items that can be added to more expensive pieces in your wardrobe.

What’s your go-to face product to beat the Dallas heat?
My face routine is pathetic compared to my wife’s! I wash my face with antibacterial soap and I moisturize with Nivea men’s face cream. I suffered from acne as a kid, but it was good, old-fashioned Dial antibacterial soap that cleared me up.

What pieces have you been searching for this summer?
I always look for basics when I’m shopping for clothes — just simple items that are made differently or have features that aren’t conventional. It’s a tall order, but I always look for items that could be worn year-round.

If you could choose one outfit every day for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Easy. Joggers, a fitted t-shirt, a dad hat, and Nike Air Maxes.

Who’s your style icon?
Will Smith in the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. He always had his own style that didn’t adhere to any of the “fashion rules” of the time. He made it look effortless.

Tracy Ripsin

(Campbell) 

Tracy Ripsin

What are some of your favorite Dallas stores?
I’m really not much of a shopper. I think being a model gives me a good idea of what’s out there. I’ll get my inspiration for good classic pieces while I’m working for Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Stanley Korshak, Tootsies, or Her Room.

What’s your go-to face product to beat the Dallas heat?
Dr. Rihani’s C02 fractionated laser. I guess you could call it exfoliation to the extreme! Yes, there is downtime. And yes, it is worth it. It’s more than exfoliation because it stimulates collagen production, and evens out your skin’s texture.

What pieces have you been searching for this summer?
I have a very minimalistic lifestyle and that includes my wardrobe. I always have an eye out for good classics and don’t really make impulse purchases. I’ll usually have an item in my head for weeks and I wait to find the perfect one before I make the purchase.

If you could choose one outfit every day for the rest of your life, what would it be?
A great fitting pair of jeans (I always get mine tailored to fit), a Three Dot turtleneck because the fabric is so soft, and my Stuart Weitzman thigh high boots. It’s classic, feminine and comfortable.

Who’s your style icon?
I’ve never really had a style icon. I know this is cliché but confident women who rock their own style are my icons. Whether that’s someone I work with, someone I see walking down the street, or a friend of mine.

Britton Howell

(Wallflower) 

Britton Howell, photo by Bliss Katherine

What are some of your favorite Dallas stores?
Zara and H&M, because you can look just as good as everyone else without doing damage to your wallet. There are a bunch of clothes for different personalities, which I like because my style varies. Some days I want to dress in all black and look more alternative, while other days I want to wear pinks and be a little more preppy.

What’s your go-to face product to beat the Dallas heat?
I keep my routine pretty simple- I’ll wash my face twice a day with Neutrogena and then put on some moisturizer. I refuse to wear foundation, so most days I’ll just throw on a bit of concealer (if I absolutely have to), fill in my eyebrows, highlight my cheeks, and I’m ready to go.

What pieces have you been searching for this summer?
I always find myself in a crop top in the spring and summer, whether that’s off the shoulder or a tube top. It’s just something I’ve always done.

Who’s your style icon?
Bella Thorne and Sophia Richie. They each have very different styles, but I love them both a lot. Sophia is always wearing cool and simple stuff, and Bella always keeps her look fun and interesting.

 

Michael Darby

(Wallflower) 

Michael Darby, photo by Jeyson Paez.

What are some of your favorite Dallas stores?
Stag, Rye 51, and Bonobos. I love how they blend classic style with modern nuances.

What’s your go-to face product to beat the Dallas heat?
Whether it be spring or summer, I’m always making sure I have facial cleanser and a moisturizer to keep my skin hydrated. And always keep the sunscreen handy when the weather warms up.

What pieces have you been searching for this summer?
Hybrid shorts and board shorts. I also love wearing linen pants and shirts when summer times comes, especially if I get the chance to go to the beach.

If you could choose one outfit every day for the rest of your life, what would it be?
An athleisure outfit — a nice pair of pants and a shirt that could almost look like a casual outfit, but you could certainly move around and get sweaty in, and pair it with a sneaker. I like to look as active as possible, but also look sharp and presentable.

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