Articles/Clips

The rose with 100 petals that must be in your bouquet

Bid peonies a fond farewell- we found the rose for right now.

July 2014

He hates Pinterest and planned Sean Parker’s wedding: 5 minutes with million-dollar planner Preston Bailey

He has designed parties for Oprah and weddings for royals. He has created flower-covered carousels, crystal palaces and floral peacocks. In Dallas to celebrate the launch of his sixth book Designing with Flowers, we sat down with the over-the-top Bailey.

July 2014

How VelvetCrate makes gift-giving easier

A savior to brides to be, VelvetCrate offers a gift-shop-in-a-box experience.

July 2014

Lake Austin Spa Resort: A Dallas decorator refreshes its cottages

A true Texas experience infused with European attention to detail, Lake Austin Spa Resort must top your summer destination list.

June 2014

The house designed around art (and your way to get inside)

The Residence for Art, by Overland Partners Architects, will start on May 15 as part of the Dallas Architecture Forum’s ongoing 365 Modern Living Cocktail Receptions. Snag an hors d’oeuvre (or several if no one is looking), schmooze with the design team and see the astounding collection — for starters, Chuck Close, Andy Warhol, Donald Judd.

May 2014

Great Dane: Perfect seating for your patio (glass of aquavit not included)

Danish designers Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen and Kasper Rønn want to deck out your backyard with an exclusive nine-piece collection of outdoor furniture for Designed Within Reach. As if you needed another reason to lie by the pool all day.

May 2014

Dallas Art Fair 2014: Your edited to-do list

With the Dallas Art Fair gaining more ground in the international art scene, this year’s fair is sure to knock your Louboutins off. Ninety art dealers and galleries from all over the world– including Tokyo, Melbourne and Texas’ very own Marfa– will tantalize the Arts District from April 11 to April 13. FD Luxe tells you what to see and where to be seen.

April 2014

How to glow, sun or no

FD Luxe spills the best kept secret to achieve a glam bronze boost this spring.

March 2014

New designer shakes up Dallas

“Project Runway” designer Mila Hermanovski chose Dallas as one of the starting points to show off her unique Fall 2013 collection, because she feels her customer appreciates the arts and strives for wearable yet chic pieces.

November 2013

Piermarini Boutique offers fashion, way of life

John Piermarini advocates following your gut and not letting other people dictate your future. Piermarini has led an untraditional life and subscribes to a unique business model, but both he and his store, Piermarini Boutique in Snider Plaza, continue to mature and expand.

October 2013

Rebecca Minkoff signals sophistication at CUSP

Rebecca Minkoff has made her career out of designing for the modern woman. She offers luxury handbags, accessories, footwear and apparel at an accessible price point to global fashionistas.

September 2013

Success secrets from a Dallas power player

Alison Volk, a Texas Tech graduate, has worked in entertainment and public relations everywhere from Australia to London to Los Angeles, but now calls Dallas home.

September 2013

6 top bloggers share their summer to fall transition tips

It’s time to say a familiar farewell to sweet summertime and an excited hello to autumn! From dreamy sweaters to luxurious leather, Marie Claire turned to six of the fashion set’s top beautiful bloggers– Julia Engel, Rachel Parcell and Shea Marie, for starters– to get the low-down on fall fashion.

August 2013

Your go-to guide to the Austin City Limits Music Festival

For the first time in its 12-year history, ACL will take place over two weekends. Double the music, double the fun. Marie Claire has gathered all the details on what to wear, and where to stay, eat, and party at the festival. Have fun! We’ll see you in the crowds.

July 2013

The fierce and fabulous Jan Strimple

The always-candid Jan Strimple shares how she rose to be Bob Mackie’s muse and Dallas’ premiere event producer—not to mention a mentor, philanthropist and wife.

May 2013

SMU student and designer Kira Plastinina to open boutique in Preston Center

With over 250 stores under her belt, another store may not seem like a big deal to some. But for Plastinina, the new Dallas location of her popular LUBLU brand hits close to home.

April 2013

SMU alumna shares stylish, successful journey

Women around the world gravitate toward 26-year-old Merritt Beck’s personal style blog, The Style Scribe. By day, Beck is also the United States marketing director at rewardStyle. Talk about beauty and brains.

February 2013

Junior diversifies SMU style scene

Mary Sze, a junior from South Florida majoring in Marketing with a minor in Fashion Media, won the SMU Trendsetter Contest for her grunge, hippy style. You’ll probably find Mary wandering around campus in her staple short black combat boots and flowing maxi skirts.

February 2013

Hollywood-based makeup salon Blushington opens second location on Oak Lawn

Sick of spending too much money at department store beauty counters? Try out Blushington for your next elegant event.

February 2013

Neiman Marcus recipe for success blends tradition and innovation 

Neiman Marcus Downtown has set a standard for excellence in the retail industry for almost 100 years.

November 2012

From ballet to Balenciaga: Joyce Corrigan has done it all

Joyce Corrigan calls her experiences working with magazines, newspapers, and TV shows all over the world “part of the whole adventure.”

October 2012

New jewelry boutique brings fashion fun to Snider Plaza

Gemma Collection carries over 30 different jewelry lines, ensuring the shop will offer something for everyone, including ethnic, tribal, bohemian, dainty, and feminine pieces.

October 2012

Garance Doré shares her fashion fairytale with SMU students

The French fashion blogger walks SMU fashionistas through her journey in the fashion world (in studded Valentino flats, of course!)

October 2012

Documentary captures magic of acclaimed fashion editor Diana Vreeland

“Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has To Travel” celebrates Vreeland’s lifetime achievements in the fashion industry. Directed by the wife of Vreeland’s grandson, the film will transport you into the eccentric and creative world of a legend.

October 2012

Emily Schuman’s tips on blogging success

In a just-released interview with The Everygirl, a blog for creative and career-driven women, Emily Schuman of Cupcakes and Cashmere spills her secrets to success.  We’ve put together her three best pieces of advice (in our humble opinion).

October 2012

New hairstyle studio finds home near SMU

Red-headed mother and daughter aim to bring a rare combination of “femininity and feminism” to University Park.

September 2012

Take your favorite fall trends from runway to reality

Learn how to usher in the season in style with a little taste of the hottest fall trends.

September 2012

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