The Founder’s Cut: vbeauté, in it to win it.

Lifestyle Chat: I interviewed Julie Macklowe founder of vbeauté back in December, and finally posted the story vbeauté: The ‘It’ Kit on PinkMemo this week. Evidently cloning oneself is still not available, so yes; it took a month to get this published, oh well. Better late than never!

Brian Bolke owner at boutique Forty Five Ten asked me to meet with Julie and sample her new beauty line vbeauté. So I headed to the boutique with Starbucks in hand, iPad ready, and Julie and I got beautifully acquainted.

 Vanessa Cornell, Allison Aston and Julie MackloweVanessa Cornell, Allison Aston and Julie Macklowe

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Spot on at Louis Vuitton with Yayoi Kusama

Artists: Everyone is seeing spots lately, with the recent collaboration between Cynthia Rowley and Olaf Breuning, and Louis Vuitton announcing its collaboration with dotty Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama.

True to form Marc Jacobs never fails to tantalise us with his unique fusion of contemporary artists at the House of Louis Vuitton—Stephen Sprouse, Richard Prince and Takashi Murakami, how could we forget!  From graffiti, camouflage, and cherry blossom, to spots—the polka dot collection will include ready-to-wear, leather goods, accessories, shoes, watches and jewelry.

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Prints Please: Pre Fall 2012

Style: Issey Miyake prefers pleats, for me, it’s prints please, and only in dresses. So let the dress-fest continue with sumptuous samplings of summer-end smocks in promiscuous prints.

Jason Wu, Pre Fall 2012

Jason Wu. Indian Maharajas and artist Charley Harper resonated with Mr Wu for pre-fall. My lady-like selection nods to the latter with a bold geometric print fifties style dress, adorned with leather gloves. This is an easy must-have look for the autumn months.

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Pretty Sharp: Pre Fall 2012

Style: From glamorous coats to dresses, here are a few fave styles I selected from Pre-Fall 2012. Pretty sharp looking—I love each one, yet they’re all completely different, who knew I was so multi-directional.  Sexy, quirky, demure and sassy—my major must-have dresses for Pre-Fall 2012.

Rachel Zoe. I love an outfit that looks all prim and proper yet reveals a sense of mischievous style. Zoe salutes the sixties, mixing Jackie Kennedy style with the mod era and a mini hemline. I suppose this dress sums it all up really– the withquestion is can I pull off that short hemline, hmmm?

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Glamour Coated: Pre Fall 2012

Style: With Fall Fashion Week 2012 almost here, reviewing the pre-fall collections is the perfect anecdote to get me in the mood.  I skipped through my emails, and clicked through WWD and style.com to select a few of my favourites looks—narrowed it down to coats, dresses and sumptuous prints. Colour schemes follow similar palettes—black and white plays the perfect backdrop, with lashing’s of pillar box red, and bright pops of vibrant colour accentuate the linger of summer.

Alice + Olivia. I am a sucker for a Parisian look, especially with a beret, so this look by Alice + Olivia piqued my interest. Perhaps it’s the cape and printed skinny pant combo that just screams naughty and playful either way, I love this look. So je ne sais quoi.

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Pop Goes The Panda

Exhibition: This past chilly Saturday evening in Dallas, if you were not staring at glitter panda paintings, then you missed the opening celebration at the Dallas Contemporary featuring New York artist Rob Pruitt.

Rob Pruitt Panda Exhibition at Dallas Contemporary

Rob Pruitt Exhibition at Dallas Contemporary

Executive Director Peter Dorenshenko brings forth yet another amazing artful feat—made specifically for the Dallas Contemporary, this is Pruitt’s first major institutional exhibition in the United States, and his largest.  With so many pandas under one roof I wanted to eat bamboo!

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