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Fashion Icon-Author Nicky Hilton Books a Date at Belk at Galleria Dallas | via DMN Guide Live

Fashion icon-author Nicky Hilton books a date with hundreds of fans at Belk at Galleria DallasLast week model, designer and yeah, OK, heiress Nicky Hilton appeared at the gorgeous new Belk store at Galleria Dallas, drawing hundreds of acolytes to hear her talk about her newest endeavor: book author.

The title of her recently released book, 365 Style, refers not to the number of days in the year, but to a fun, unusual system that Hilton created to help women of any age, lifestyle or income acquire, organize and enjoy their wardrobe more…

“It saddens me that girls feel they need a designer dress… Anyone with a credit card can get a designer dress; it’s how you paint that dress, or the one you got at Zara or Forever 21, with accessories, makeup, your hair. Make it your own.” she told us. “It’s a combination of attitude and originality with your accessories…”

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Belk’s Trend Forecast for Fall 2014 | Oh So Cynthia

Belk's Trend Forecast for Fall 2014 via Oh So Cynthia“Last week, I was treated to a sneak peek at the fashion trends for the upcoming Fall season as forecasted by Arlene Goldstein, VP of Trend Merchandising and Fashion Direction for Belk. Arlene showcased the looks that customers will be shopping at Belk for Fall for men and women.”

“My advice when it comes to trends is remember that they are just that – trends. Meaning these are styles that may last a season or two and will quickly fade away. So, invest the bulk of your money into more classic silhouettes, pick which trends you are drawn to and incorporate a few trend pieces into your existing wardrobe. Her selections fell into three Style Statements: Complex Simplicity, His is Hers and Rebel Rebel…” Read More on Oh So Cynthia ↠

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Dallas House of Blues Goes Black for Iconic Designer Dress Competition | Culture Map Dallas

Dallas House of Blues goes black for iconic designer dress competitionLocal style setters descended on the House of Blues Dallas for the Little Black Dress Designer fashion show and competition… LBBD founder Jeff Shell transformed the popular concert venue into a chic runway straight out of a scene from New York Fashion Week…

In addition to bragging rights, winners were awarded a portion of $34,000 in scholarships, so this was more than fun and games for these students. Their charge: reinvent the iconic LBD, a staple in women’s wardrobes for decades. As models wearing the top 10 looks strutted down the runway, front-row VIPs clapped and nodded in approval… Read More at Culture Map Dallas ↠

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Beads, Feathers, and Sequins Galore: See Dallas Designer Esé Azénabor’s 2014 Collection | D Magazine ShopTalk

Dallas Designer Esé Azénabor’s 2014 Collection via D MagazineDallas designer Esé Azénabor sent her models down the runway – faces half covered a la Phantom of the Opera… The fashion show, titled Phantom of the Runway, featured a laser light violin performance, cocktails with swirling smoke, and Esé’s lineup of beautifully embellished pieces, including floor length sequin gowns with plunging necklines and ornate cocktail dresses with heavy beading, feathers, and glittering lace panels… View Gallery via D Magazine’s ShopTalk ↠

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Dallas Woman Creates Award-Winning Wedding Gown Out of Most Unexpected Material | Culture Map Dallas

Dallas woman creates award-winning wedding gown out of most unexpected material Amber Mills, a 31-year-old Hurst woman, recently created a wedding gown out of bathroom tissue — and it was impressive enough to land her a third-place prize in the Cheap-Chic-Weddings.com 10th Annual Toilet Paper Wedding Dress Contest sponsored by Charmin.

Contestants were tasked with making a wedding dress and headpiece using only Charmin brand toilet paper, tape, glue, and a needle and thread. It also had to be worn by a real person. Mills, who decided on a vintage theme inspired by old Hollywood glamour, upped the ante by only using vintage blue and green toilet paper she found on eBay…

The Hurst mom received $2,500 for her third-place finish and plans to use the money to catch up on bills and buy a new purse.

Read More at Culture Map Dallas

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Designer Tendai Tawonezvi Taps into Handmade African Fabrics to Celebrate You | Dallas Observer Mixmaster

Designer Tendai Tawonezvi Taps into Handmade African Fabrics to Celebrate YouYour summer wardrobe just got a little cooler thanks to up-and-coming line, NeoBantu. Blending together classic feminine shapes with vibrant African prints, designer Tendai Tawonezvi is producing pieces that reflect and celebrate your individuality.

She sources handmade African fabrics to inspire and fabricate her designs, all of which are done either out of a showroom in the Underground of South Side on Lamar or at a space in East Dallas. Each piece created is as unique as the print it embodies. “We are not all alike, and our clothes should allow us to express [that], Tawonezvi says…

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• DESIGNER WEBSITE: NeoBantu.com