Archive for July, 2012

Three (Affordable!) Bracelets You Have to Have

Posted by    |    July 31st, 2012 at 10:50 am

woman’s wrist is a subtly sexy feature that looks best when adorned with something special.  For centuries, charm bracelets were coveted by women as a sign of social status and a life well-lived.  There’s just something about a bracelet that makes an outfit complete and a woman more polished. Numerous ancient texts refer to women [...]

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Wallflower Model Search Comes to Galleria Dallas

Posted by    |    July 31st, 2012 at 10:50 am

here probably isn’t a more glamorous dream than becoming a model. Being paid to wear great clothes, shoot in exotic locations, and practice a sexy pout on a daily basis….what could be more alluring?  Dallas is carefully following the success of New York and Los Angeles as a modeling mecca, churning out stars in recent [...]

Nasher with an Alexander Wang Tux

Posted by    |    July 31st, 2012 at 10:50 am

still love to layer even in the dead of a Texas summer.  Dallas establishments usually keep it pretty cool inside and since I’m only outside when I’m dashing to my car, I’ve added my Alexander Wang Relaxed Tuxedo Blazer to my outfit today.  You can never go wrong with a roaring tiger T-shirt either.  I’ve [...]

A Pop Star’s Fashion Formula

Posted by    |    July 31st, 2012 at 10:50 am

n today’s sea of pop star hopefuls, it takes more than a great voice to stand out. Bean, an up-and-coming pop star from Texas, is the real deal. Aside from her big voice and catchy tunes, this little ball of fire’s personal style captures her music as well as her audience. Her performance at House [...]

Kristen Stewart: Rebel Style the New Sexy?

Posted by    |    July 27th, 2012 at 7:00 am

Hot on the heels of the release of those unflattering photos of actress Kristen Stewart canoodling with her “Snow White and the Huntsman” director Rupert Sanders, Twi-hards are either wiping away tears or heading for the mall.  How does a 21-year old Stewart, who isn’t known for her warm, fuzzy demeanor or flirtatious attitude hook a 41-year old married father of two and earn the moniker “trampire?”  With rebel style, of course.

Sporting this style is in NO way recommended to begin a tryst with a married person.  But, there may be something ladies can learn from Stewart-men of all ages like a low-maintenance lady.  I think we can all agree that low-maintenance includes the following:

I Just Woke Up” Hair:

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Bean’s Pop Star Fashion Formula

Posted by    |    July 26th, 2012 at 8:30 am

In today’s sea of pop star hopefuls, it takes more than a great voice to stand out. Bean, an up-and-coming pop star from Texas, is the real deal. Aside from her big voice and catchy tunes, this little ball of fire’s personal style captures her music as well as her audience.

Her performance at House of Blues is the perfect example. A glittering black jacket and neon yellow skirt represented the mainstream pop side of Bean while her big Brigitte Bardot curls and Marilyn Monroe-inspired top encompassed the 50s/60s retro vibe in her music. And those red lips? That’s something Bean has made all her own. Her manager said that he knows how close she is to being ready depending on whether or not her red lips are in full swing.  (more…)

“Thursdays at The Penthouse” Brings Style and Soul to Luxe Stoneleigh

Posted by    |    July 25th, 2012 at 8:30 pm

Exclusivity is paramount in a metropolitan town like Dallas.  So when Luxe Stoneleigh Hotel & Spa recently launched a new social event “Thursdays at the Penthouse,” it made more than a few ears perk up. Welcoming guests and neighbors to experience an exclusive night of cool jazz/R&B music, handcrafted cocktails and appetizers in Dallas’ most opulent penthouse suite turned hotspot, you can be sure that eye candy galore will be out and about.

“Thursdays at the Penthouse”- Luxe Stoneleigh Spa and Hotel

Held select Thursdays from 9pm-midnight in the hotel’s lavish 11th floor penthouse (next are scheduled for August 2, 16 and 30), the event is quickly becoming a scene for Dallas’ best-dressed and hotel guests. Outside guests are welcome by invitation only from the event’s band – Danny Church and his band – and are encouraged to forward RSVP information to their closest friends for an upscale evening atop the historically hip Luxe Stoneleigh Hotel & Spa.

Danny Church Band

Tempting, isn’t it?  Now you have the perfect excuse to go ahead and splurge on that hot pair of heels or that clutch you don’t really need.  Bottoms up!

For a complete list of dates for “Thursdays at the Penthouse” and other fashionable events at Luxe Stoneleigh Hotel & Spa, visit or call (800) 921-8498. Follow or for special offers.

(photos via Duy Nguyen –

How To: Lipstick That Lasts All Day

Posted by    |    July 25th, 2012 at 11:19 am

I can’t tell you how many pictures I’ve seen of myself where I thought, Why didn’t I just reapply my dang lipstick! So when I stumbled upon Glamour’s article about making your lipstick last, I was all over it. Amy Nadine, celebrity makeup artist to the likes of Lauren Conrad and Rachel Bilson as well as co-founder of, gave Glamour her guide to getting bold color that lasts all day.

Step 1: Apply your lipstick of choice or matte lip pencil over your entire lip area. I prefer tarte’s Lip Surgence or Tom Ford lip color.


Step 2: Blot with a tissue by folding it in half it pressing it between your upper and lower lips.  I’m sure a few sheets of Charmin would work just fine here.


Step 3: Grab a blending brush and smother it with loose or pressed powder (translucent works best) then totally mattify the entire lip area.


Step 4: Apply a second layer of lipstick. For serious precision, use a lip brush  (my favorite is from Estée Lauder).


Repeat all 4 steps and enjoy luscious lips that will stay picture perfect all night long. 


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Get the Look (Taylor Swift + Wildfox)

Posted by    |    July 24th, 2012 at 9:29 am

I may be a Southern girl at heart, but when I want to feel my California coolest, I pull on my favorite Wildfox sweatshirt. A little off-the-shoulder action like T. Swift and my coolness factor just about triples. Pair it with an Alexis Bittar ring, Benefit tinted moisturizer and my ever present Tweezerman (so I can attempt T. Swift’s beyond amazing arches) and you’ve got a look that’s casual and comfortable but totally glam.


 Get the look!


Keep It Dapper, Keep It Dry

Posted by    |    July 23rd, 2012 at 11:17 am

What do you get when you combine Northpark’s Original Penguin with local mixologist Jason Kosmas? Well, I’m not totally sure, but I did get the most interesting cocktail I have ever tasted at Original Penguin’s ‘Keep it Dapper, Keep it Dry” event last week.

Kosmas showed me the ins and outs of gin by mixing up some pretty peculiar cocktails. His alcohol of choice was Hendrick’s Gin, which claims to be for ”those rare individuals who are excited by what is strange and different.” Upon entering the dapper little store, I was given 3 drink tickets and was determined to use all of them. As there were 3 different cocktails to try, I figured I would test them all. I kept it pretty casual the first two rounds but for my third drink, I needed to get daring. We’re talking Fear Factor style.