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:

Read more Kristen Stewart Rebel Style, and other fashion and beauty tips at YouPlus Style!

“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 luxestoneleigh.com or call (800) 921-8498. Follow facebook.com/stoneleighhotel or twitter.com/stoneleighhotel for special offers.

(photos via Duy Nguyen – www.dnfoto.com)

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.

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Feel the Heat at Sizzlin’ Summer Fashion Show

Posted by    |    July 18th, 2012 at 7:00 am

A lively fashion show does something for the soul.  One minute you’re bummed because you have nowhere to wear that new dress, and the next you’re front row near the catwalk showing it off for the photogs. Luckily, Dallas has no shortage of great fashion show events to help you get your fix. On this Friday, July 20th at Ilume on Cedar Springs, Prestige Model Management proudly presents the “Sizzlin’ Summer Fashion Show” benefiting the Red Party Foundation.

The Red Party Foundation raises funds to benefit the Legacy Counseling Center and Founders Cottage. For 20 years, Legacy has provided quality mental health care, substance abuse treatment and special care housing services for people challenged with HIV and AIDS. In honor of this worthy cause, guests will come decked out and dressed to impress in their most fabulous poolside fashions and sip on featured cocktails provided by Hudson Ferus Premium Vodka. All ticket proceeds benefit the Red Party Foundation, which is something everyone can feel good about.

One unique aspect to this event is the array of designs featured.  The runway show will kick off with vintage looks and  then rapidly progress into futuristic designs. Models are slated to showcase summer styles on custom built pool-top runways. Sexy!

If you’re looking for hair and make-up inspiration in real life and not simply on Pinterest, the hair and makeup on models will be done by the spectacular artists of Neiman Marcus and Toni and Guy and will feature designs by New York Fashion Week Couture Designer, Anthony Manfredonia.

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VIOLET SATIN CALLA LILLY COLLAR SHIRT JACKET / MULTI COLOR CHARMUESE PETAL FLAPPER SKIRT

Special prizes, raffles, and giveaways sure to please the crowd will be provided by Neiman Marcus, Michael Kors, and Tiffany and Co. (Feelin’ lucky?)

Don’t miss out…this event has a fantastic pre-show and post-party that are perfect for networking, hanging with friends, and working that new dress. Get your tickets now at – Redpartydallas.org/sizzlin

Katy Perry’s Future Fashion Aspirations Keeping Her From American Idol?

Posted by    |    July 17th, 2012 at 7:00 am

Katy Perry is white-hot at the moment.  Her new documentary, “Part of Me” is in theaters, her new single “Wide Awake” is topping the charts, and her divorce from Russel Brand is now becoming a distant memory.  So it seems only fitting that as Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez exit American Idol, Perry would be a natural fit.

Katie acted as a guest judge on the show during Season 9, when Simon Cowell was still insulting teen dreams all over the nation.  She knows the drill, she’s delivered the harsh news to hopeful contenders.  So why not return and raise her star quotient as Jennifer Lopez did, right?

Katy Perry: American Idol future?

Wrong. Er, sort-of.  Perry doesn’t dismiss the possibility of her return to American Idol, but doesn’t feel the timing is right.  Mentioning, “I have ideas for two or three big, creative things, and I want to be able to fulfill those ideas, ” rumors have been swirling that her own clothing label or beauty line may be in the works.  It isn’t a far-fetched idea, since her perfume Purr by Katy Perry hit shelves and has done relatively well with young consumers, and her perfume web address is katyperrybeauty.com. (With a web address like that, there is plenty of room to add additional products.)

One can only imagine the colorful, bubble-gummy style that Perry’s fashion might reflect, but the singer seems perfectly happy to continue on with her technicolor persona.  If beauty and fashion are now a fixture on the pop star’s radar, then it looks like Idol won’t be.

Perry may add fashion designer to her list of accomplishments

Read more about Idol’s search for the new celebrity judge on TheHollywoodReporter.com.

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Unique Finds: Dallas Craigslist….

Posted by    |    July 16th, 2012 at 7:00 am

Don’t be fooled by expensive designer stores….you can find hot, fashionable items for bargain prices right on the good ‘ol Dallas Craigslist.  Don’t believe me? The proof is in the pudding, my friends.

Teal Leather Rodeo Queen Dress s/m – $200

This is a teal leather rodeo queen dress. its got handpainted flowers on it. it needs a zipper replaced other than thats its ready to go. Asking $200obo this is a custom handmade dress. email with questions or offers

Shoe Stretcher Machine – $100 (Plano or Dallas, TX)

This machine stretches any part of your shoe. It is electric and works perfectly. Call, text, or email me.

Black Leather Hot Pants – $15 (McKinney)

That’s right. You heard it…. 4 little words that send a man’s blood boiling: Black Leather Hot Pants

These are woman’s size Medium and have real leather lacing half way up the sides. They are in perfect condition.

Picture yourself in these now that you’ve perfected that summer tan and bikini look… wear these when you go out dancing. : ) Please.

Buyer pays cash and picks up from our home in McKinney. (Another acceptable form of payment would be 1oz. of silver)

Email for directions or more info and thank you for shopping with your local neighbors on craigslist. We shop here too.

Green tye dye top 2x – $3 (Crowley,Tx)

Green tye dye top ………has a red cross on the front and it is a 2x and its just 3.00 bucks……WOW

 

See?  All those years you wasted shopping at the mall, and all you needed was Craigslist!  Go figure.

Read more Dallas Craiglist unique finds, and other fashion and beauty tips at YouPlus Style!

Neiman Marcus and Target Pair Up For the Holidays

Posted by    |    July 11th, 2012 at 4:10 pm

 

Who could forget the madness that ensued from the Missoni/Target collaboration last fall? Target’s at it again, causing me shopping anxiety 5 months in advance with Women’s Wear Daily’s announcement yesterday that Neiman Marcus and Target are getting together this Christmas for a holiday collection to rival all holiday collections.

The collection hits all 1,763 Target stores as well as 42 select Neiman Marcus stores on December 1 and will be featured on target.com as well as neimanmarcus.com. Items will from $7.99 to $499.99, and with featured designers like Tory Burch, Carolina Herrera, Derek Lam, Diane Von Furstenburg, Jason Wu, Marc Jacobs, Oscar de la Renta, Rag & Bone and more, it’s going to be a very good Christmas indeed.

Last year, I was fearful of the mayhem happening at my local Target and will mourn the loss of Missoni flats and luggage for the rest of my days. Never again! Come November 30, you’ll know where to find me. I’ll be one of the crazies with a tent, a sleeping bag, and a basket full of wine and cheese in line at Target. See you there!

Would You Paint Your Soles Red?

Posted by    |    July 11th, 2012 at 10:57 am

The real deal

The Huffington Post recently ran an article discussing the rise in sales of glossy red paint and red stickers for the soles of high heels, attributing the spike in sales to the popularity of the exquisite and expensive Christian Louboutins.

As strange as this may seem, I was out with a friend of mine recently who admitted to painting her soles red. I was shocked; I was convinced her nude pumps were worth more than triple their actual price. “Well, if you can get away with it,” I thought. But as the night progressed, so did the amount of ground we covered in our heels. By midnight, the shoes were in need of a touch up. The idea was immediately ruined for me. The only thing worse than not being able to afford the real thing would be the world’s discovery that you had created your very own Flouboutins (fake loubies).

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The Weekender Dallas: A Luxury Shopping and Social Event

Posted by    |    July 10th, 2012 at 11:40 am

Ladies, pack your bags!
Spend the weekend in luxury July 27 – 29, 2012 at the W Dallas-Victory Hotel for an exclusive, overnight shopping vacation.