As Balenciaga and Spain was a special exhibit, no photography was allowed. Despite this customary practice, such a display of technical prowess and marked ingenuity won’t soon be forgotten. As patrons wound their way through elaborate evening dresses, bold coats and cheeky little hats, each moment was pleasantly punctuated by whispered adorations, reverent silence and gasps of delight. Unbeknownst to me, even Madame Chanel recognized Balenciaga’s talent and influence, deeming him “the only couturier.”
First, just a quick reminder that the temporary H&M store at Northpark is supposed to close this month in preparation for opening the permanent store in the mall in late Fall 2011. Check out my coverage of H&M in Dallas and on the East Coast.
Second, after a bit of thought, I have decided to put my Facebook and Twitter pages on a hiatus, as I don’t use them as often as I would like. I’ll be sure to let you know when I decide to fire them up again.
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More to come from my travels in California…(can you say Balenciaga?)
Fashionably Yours and I hope you had a lovely Easter Holiday,
Alright. I’ll confess. I had these grand plans to have a special Earth Day post ready for today. Alas, there are but 24 hours in a day and over half of my day was spent working on other projects and running in and out of meetings. So- no grand post- but I will leave you with two pictures in honor of Earth Day.
Ridiculous gas prices are a trend that makes me frown…
But these wooden shades are a trend that makes me smile.
Over the past year and a half of traveling and writing this blog, I’ve met a lot of interesting people and seen a lot of good vintage jewelry. Looking back, there are a few memorable pieces that I felt compelled to highlight. Interestingly enough, I spotted them all in Texas. Some you’ve seen in past posts, and the rest are new additions, including a rare Rolex watch. Enjoy.
I was combing through random photos and came upon these I took of Northpark Center in Dallas. It’s one thing to see a high-end mall in all its glory during the day, but by night, it’s quite different. Immensely calm and yet intensely engaging, Northpark loses none of its appeal at nightfall. Once the sun goes down and the crowds clear out at closing time, Northpark effortlessly slips into the role of museum.
Confession: Initially this post was to be about Ivanka’s (pronounced ee-Vahn-ka) appearance at Bachendorf’s in Dallas, but research uncovered that Ms. Trump has been very busy, not only managing Trump Hotel’s international expansion and her eponymous jewelry line, but she has also launched a line of handbags and footwear.
A quick glance at the lines reveal reasonably priced (i.e. $130-$150) items, all calculated to appeal to a wide audience, and therefore nothing too over-the-top. I do particularly like the Crystal Satchel in black (retail: $150). Undoubtedly the shoes and bags were intentionally designed to complement Ivanka’s jewelry line but never rival it (an impossible feat, I’m sure).
As a long-time admirer of Ivanka’s style, I included a blurb about her jewelry in my Christmas 2010 Shopping Guide for Women and Men. I really like her signature oval design for its elegance and simplicity. If you like a little more bling, and by a little I mean a lot, then check out the tassel necklaces. If you’d like to see the Ivanka Trump Jewelry Collection, (and well Ivanka) in person, I read in this month’s D Magazine that Bachendorf’swill host them both on April 21st, 6-8pm at The Plaza at Preston Center located at 8400 Preston Road, Dallas 75225.
It’s not uncommon for fashion designers to diversity their offerings. Often, they transition from dressing people to dressing homes. Kate Spade, Vera Wang and Ralph Lauren all offer fine linens and/or tableware and Diane von Furstenberghas followed suit. Organic and earthy, fun and bold, von Furstenberg mixes unexpected colors, patterns and shapes to deliver a versatile home collection that’s sure to please homeowners and dinner guests alike. The Clueless Fashionistaclues us in on how to set the perfect table, DVF-style, in this exclusive Friday Girl TVinterview featuring stylist Christina Loucks of Bloomingdales.
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