Chanel Metiers d’Art Show in Dallas

The Haute Couture Fall 2013 shows unveiled in Paris this week amidst Chanel announcing the date for the Métiers d’Art show in Dallas.  Every Chanel swooning fashionista will be chasing the hottest invitation in Dallas this century on December 10.

Wearing his directorial chapeau, Karl Lagerfeld plans to mesmerize the audience at the Métiers d’Art show with a mini-movie, which he begins filming mid-July in Paris.  Geraldine Chaplin (daughter of Charlie Chaplin) will portray Ms. Chanel with actors Rupert Everett and Arielle Dombasle taking small parts.  The mini-movie will depict the successful arrival of Coco Chanel to America in the mid-fifties, (note quote from Karl in my announcement post earlier this year) which Lagerfeld describes his technique as “old Technicolor—like Paris photos.”  The excitement and anticipation is simply exhilarating, palpitating….I could on…

Watch this behind the scenes video taken from the Paris Edimbourg Métiers d’Art 2012/13 show, last year held in Scotland.

Dallas is ready for a monumental treat of decadent proportions. Watch the fur fly for this invitation!

 

Run for the Roses: Derby Day at Lee Park

Copious amounts of champagne overflowed at the Veuve Clicquot bar on the terrace of Arlington Hall to celebrate Derby Day at Lee Park in May.  The philanthropic professionals at Lee Park Junior Conservancy certainly know how to great dressed every year for the annual Day at the Races—this year themed “Run for the Roses” was a tribute to honorary chair Caroline Rose Hunt.

Co-chairs Michelle Scott and Jose Reyes

Co-chairs Michelle Scott and Jose Reyes

Men arrived in dapper suits and donned hats and bowties, and the ladies looked lovely in summer dresses and hats of all proportions, especially fascinating fascinators. I attended as a “Best Hat” judge, along with my fellow judge cohorts Blake Stephenson, Rachael Abrams, and Cynthia Smoot, and mingled through the crowd critiquing each stylish ensemble.

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Summertime Spa’ness at Equinox

I am addicted to the song Summertime Sadness by Lana Del Ray, so I had to add my little ditty’ness to the title—a perfect summer soundtrack!

With summer comes, the joys of vacation, the sun, travelling, oh and heat—especially if you’re staying at home in Dallas.  This July the Spa at Equinox Highland Park has launched the Equinox Blueberry Regenerating Facial—perfect for hydrating hot tired skin. I haven’t tried it yet, but since I’m a member at the Preston Hollow location I might have to venture south to Oak Lawn for a little facial sustenance.

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India: A Trip to the Golden Triangle

Two years ago I travelled to India with Ben, to visit the Golden Triangle, so yes this post is way overdue! I am getting ready for another amazing trip, so I thought I would finally share a few great photos that I took from India.  For me, vacations are about exploring the world, not sunbathing by the pool, very bad for your skin, and boring!  The best part of this trip was the very beginning—meeting my IT team in Delhi, and finally putting a face to the name after six years of communicating via email. After visiting the Delhi office, Ben and I began our whirlwind trip, named by travellers as The Golden Triangle—we travelled from Delhi to Agra, across to Jaipur, and back to Delhi.

Qutub Minar in Delhi, India

Qutub Minar in Delhi, India

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The Sessions & Emily Wolfe Rock Hotel ZaZa

Last week, Hotel ZaZa and The Sessions hosted SXSW indie musician Emily Wolfe poolside at a private listening lounge. The Sessions partners CJ Vinson and Lauren Bucherie created the Austin-based production company to fuel their passion for the music industry by discovering emerging talent, and Miss Wolfe, their current protégé certainly tantalized guest.

Emily Wolfe performing at Hotel ZaZa

Emily Wolfe performing at Hotel ZaZa

Jamming her new EP, Mechanical Hands, guests Benji and Wren Homsey, Kristie and Tom HoitsmaMissy RogersNadia DabbakehHaley SchultheisStephanie Quadri, and Sabrina Dee witnessed the raw talent as she rocked her guitar and the evening away.

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