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Coach x Arthur Peña

Last week fashion brand Coach celebrated its recent collaboration with local Dallas artist Arthur Peña, W magazine, and fifty art and fashion aficionados for dinner at The Joule Hotel in downtown Dallas.

Arthur Peña and Justine Ludwig

Arthur Peña and Justine Ludwig

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My MTV Re:Define Thank you

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!

Maxine Trowbridge, Kenny Goss, Georgia Arnold, Joyce Goss

Maxine Trowbridge, Kenny Goss, Georgia Arnold, Joyce Goss

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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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