While this day, International Women’s Day, is a day to remember and acknowledge the social, economic, cultural and political, achievements of women, both current and historical, I find it incredulous that as women, we still have to focus on this message.
An internationally recognised art star, British contemporary artist Tracey Emin, will be honoured at the annual MTV RE:DEFINE art auction and gala in Dallas next month. Pick a word to describe Emin’s work, or perhaps, pick an acronym, CBE, RA, and YBA—letters that tell a compelling story.
Beauty. Last December, a coterie of beauty devotees gathered at Grange Hall for a pretty little lunch hosted by Tina Craig, in honour of Lily Garfield founder of Cos Bar, a speciality cosmetics retailer.
On our introduction by Ms Craig, we chatted, and of course Lily was charming, demure and appropriately fervent about an industry she’s spent the last 40-years conquering. I shared with Lily that I frequented the Cos Bar every visit to Aspen; her original boutique offers a much-needed concept, situated so far away in the Rocky Mountains. Lily shared that she had wanted to break into the Dallas market for many years, but finally found a great location. Amidst a fine feast with friends, our beautiful chatter continued—Tina introduced Lily to Dallas, and Dallas to Lily, and we all bonded over creams, potions, lotions, fragrances and lipsticks and waited for the new store opening.
All you need is love! But what do you wear for a little romance with style on Saint Valentine’s Day? A romantic dinner deserves a dash of divine intervention, or aptly a match made in heaven with this decadent mix of velvet, leopard print, embellishments, bows, lovebirds, and ruffles.
An artful collection of fashion ignites a vibrant narrative at Dallas Contemporary, as Mary Katrantzou opened her first museum exhibition this past weekend, Mary, Queen of Prints.
Curated in a schematic kaleidoscope of colours and prints, the maze of yellow, red, blue, green and pink silhouettes is mesmerizing—tantalizing the eyes one mannequin at a time. With 180-items in the exhibition, the sheer magnitude of the eye-popping body of work with trompe l’oeil prints, heavily embellished sequined and embroidered gowns with butterflies, koi carp, and pencils is breathtaking.
A tempting gift guide for girlfriends, or really, a post to share with your significant other to assist with a purchase for the perfect gift you want Santa to sneak into your stocking this Christmas Eve.
Pretty in Pink
I’m too predictable; I love to focus on pink, shades of pink, pink with neutrals, pink with print, patterns and texture. A hint of pink always makes me smile, and this selection of gifts does just that.