As I scroll through multiple photos of smiling and laughing faces, it’s evident that the common theme shared by everyone at MTV Re:Define on Friday, March 24 was simple—fun! And I’ll admit I’m completely biased as the event chair, so you don’t need to believe my opinion on how much fun everyone had that night, just ask someone else. Hands-down, this is my favourite gala on the social calendar of Dallas, and this particular night rocked—as it should do when it’s a collaboration with MTV!
Chat: In the East end of London, near Old Street, resides the studio of fashion designers Matthew Harding and Levi Palmer of Palmer//Harding, aka The Shirt Boys. A merging of creative minds from Dallas and London, this innovative duo—alumni from Central Saint Martins, have finely-tuned their skills in the form of wearable, everyday styles in shirts.
Levi returned home to Texas this past December to visit his family for the holidays, along with Matthew, his British business and life partner. With a pit stop in Dallas to visit the newly opened Forty Five Ten where their line is carried, I joined them for lunch at the store’s restaurant Mirador for a chat.
I’m in a red kind of mood, maybe that’s because, St. Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, but also, all this grey weather is simply boring. Time to get lively, kick-off the cold weather blues and get red-hot chic. I’m palpitating for every style below.
A little Glam: from left to right, Victoria Beckham ‘Supra Round’ sunglasses $458, Bella Freud Star Man wool-blend sweater $302, Loulou De La Falaise 24k gold plated drop earrings $300, Gucci silk-satin bomber jacket $2,900, Luisa Beccaria velvet pleated skirt $1,265, Ellery Duckie flared-sleeve mini dress $583, Tina Craig for Gianfranco Lotti Otto striped leather bag $2,185, and Givenchy Retra sandals in red leather $695. Hot!
The beginning of a New Year always feels so invigorating, new goals, new challenges and new adventures. For me, I’m super excited about two projects that I care about, both involving art and philanthropy—the Dallas Contemporary and MTV RE:DEFINE.
My friend Joyce Goss executive director of the Goss-Michael Foundation and her brother-in-law co-founder Kenny Goss (co-founded with the late George Michael), last year asked if I would chair my favourite gala MTV RE:DEFINE! More to come on this topic, but needless to say, I emphatically agreed and since then I’ve been working with Joyce and the MTV RE:DEFINE team towards developing a fantastic event on Friday, March 24, at the Dallas Contemporary, so save the date.
I’m always last minute, very rarely do I plan an outfit for a special evening month’s in advance and New Year’s Eve is no exception. If you’re still pondering what to wear this Saturday night, and are relying on the Salvation of shopping online and shipping next day, then here are a few mix and match styles in silver and black.
Need a body-conscious ensemble—sexy in black, you can’t go wrong wearing Victoria Beckham, the Dolce and Gabbana metallic bicolor paillette dress screams silver screen goddess, but if you want to get serious in a pantsuit, the Saint Laurent star jacquard tux-style jacket and Alexander McQueen flared pants is a knock-out!
One for you and one for me, it’s hard shopping for all the lovely ladies in my life, because I always want to give a gift that I want as well. So the Gift Guide For Her – below, is a wish list for you, but really for me.
I still haven’t purchased this classic favourite; the Gucci Marmont mini-quilted leather shoulder bag, still a must-have! I love the selection of beautiful shades at Tom Ford, the Soleil Eye and Cheek Palette works well with most all skin shades, a great beauty gift. A Burberry bear, what’s not to love, this checked cashmere teddy bear keychain is a perfect little stocking filler. If you know a girlfriend, who is a great poker player, this is the chicest set ever, but if not, it simply makes for some stylish fun with these M’oda ‘Operandi exclusive playing cards by Peep’s Paper Products.