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Rising Stars 2013: Fashion Group International of Dallas

A flock of fashion patron’s descended upon the Hilton Anatole’s Gossip Bar last week for the Fashion Group International of Dallas 2013 Rising Stars announcement party, and black seemed to be the shade de rigueur, no surprise there—yours truly included!

Hosted by Bri Crum, co-chairs, Chuck Steelman and Katy Messersmith-Mattox who announced the Rising Stars that will be honoured next month at the Night of Stars gala.  So take note, for Fashion: Elizabeth Anyaa, Interior Design: Shay Geyer – IBB Design, Accessories: Susie Straubmueller, Photography: Mei-Chun Jau, and Beauty: Dera Enochson – Xen Tan.

This year’s stylish philanthropists, aka the Fashion Police, include Jim Duran, Scott Finer, Janet Fresquez, Crystal Wilson Herrera, LeeAnne Locken, Dan Pritchett, Rachel Roberts, Rhonda Sargent Chambers, Cynthia Smoot sponsored by Mockingbird Station, Hamilton Sneed, Jennifer de Socarraz-Fleming and Tre Wilcox.

Presented by sponsor Park Place Maserati, join FGI Dallas and celebrate the best of Big D’s Rising Stars along with the honoree for Lifetime Achievement: Kay Unger, and honoree for Career Achievement in Fashion: Billy Reid, on Friday, November 15, from 6:30 – 10:00pm at the Grand Pavilion of The Trade Mart at Dallas Market Center.

FGI Dallas Night of Stars Tickets: VIP Table of 10: $3,000, Star Table of 10: $1,500, Single Seated Ticket: $150, General Admission: $75, Student Admission: $50.  You can purchase online at Eventbrite, or call the FGI office: 214-634-0204.

All for a charitable cause the Night of Stars gala benefits the Fashion Group International of Dallas annual Career Day scholarship awards, which celebrated its 45th Anniversary this year and donated over $40,000 in scholarships.

See you at the gala, xo.

Alive For 35 at Dallas Contemporary

It’s a HUGE birthday celebration for the Dallas Contemporary in November, now housed at the Glass Street location in the trendy Design District for about three years. So for those who think DC is new, guess what, it’s celebrating 35 amazing years with a non-stop party: over 35 hours of exhibitions, learning programs and community events with 35 local artists. This is no snooze-a-thon!

Dallas Contemporary Alive For 35

Completely solicited…yes! I am on the board for the Dallas Contemporary, and of course I am going to share details on this special event.  Art is for everyone—and Peter Doroshenko and the DC team are busy creating a masterpiece of contemporary programming just for you.

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LUBLU by Kira Plastinina

A melting pot of International style hit The Plaza at Preston Center, Wednesday evening with Kira Plastinina celebrating the opening of her flagship boutique: LUBLU by Kira Plastinina—LUBLU means “I love” in Russian.

Kira Plastinina

Kira Plastinina

The young, talented Russian import, and SMU grad shared the evening with hosts: Nasiba Adilova, Anna-Sophia van Zweden, Jessica Nowitski, Laura Noble, Bradley Agather Means, Tanya Foster, and Lucy Wrubel—sans turntable, that rocking task was bequeathed to New York DJ Hannah Bronfman.

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Save The Date: Shopping with Partners Card

For the last five years, I’ve supported the crazy shopping frenzy that happens throughout Dallas and the metroplex every Fall, and now that PinkMemo rests deep within the Internet cemetery, I’ve decided that I will continue to support my favourite charities—especially Partners Card that benefits The Family Place.

Maggie Kipp and Partners Card 2013 Honorary Chair Shay Geyer

Maggie Kipp and Partners Card 2013 Honorary Chair Shay Geyer

I couldn’t attend this event, but I am happy to share photos of all the charitable peeps and friends that celebrated the 21st Annual Partners Card kick-off party at Galleria Dallas on June 5th. This year, co-chairs Annika Cail, Katy Duvall and Sara Friedman will face the challenge of beating last year’s $1,115,854.00 achievement, no small feat I might add.

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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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