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4440 BORDEAUX AVENUE HIGHLAND PARK | $8,995,000 ERIN MATHEWS 214.520.8300 ERIN@ERINHOME.COM OBSESSIONS. DECORATION. SALIENT FACTS. 30 (continued from 28) FUNKY, FRESH, FLORAL S een around town and all over Instagram: a vintage Volkswagen truck bursting at the seams with fresh blooms and French market buckets. This garden on wheels is the creation of mother-daughter duo Miriam Pierce and Taylor Pierce, who dabbled in decorating before launching The Flower Gals Co. Since debuting earlier this year, the Flower Gals have become a hit, due to their creative take on floral design and, of course, their snap-worthy wheels. FASHION, But Make It ETHICAL B alenciaga artistic director Demna Gvasalia is a sweatshirt-and-jeans type of guy — a far cry from Cristóbal Balenciaga, the founder of the fashion house who was famously strict, both in the way he carried himself (he never spoke to the press and was rarely seen in less than a perfectly tailored suit) and how he conducted his atelier, which was infamous for its code of silence and coterie of models commanded to frown when walking the catwalk. But that was then. Fashion houses today are taking a hard look at ethical commerce, which is the new wave in a design world ever more keen on making a statement. This spring, Balenciaga announced a partnership with the World Food Programme — a collection of WFP- branded hoodies, fanny packs, and caps that made their way down the Fall/ Winter 2018 runway, the sale of which directly fund hunger-stricken parts of the world. The collection's debut coincided with Balenciaga's announcement of a "It's bohemian and wild. We're currently obsessed with banksia, this funky and fresh flower that looks like a giant microphone," Taylor says. Whether parked around $250,000 donation to the cause. Each garment or accessory comes with a tag outlining the cost benefit: A hat, which sells for $390, will directly supply 200 packets of high-energy biscuits to those living in emergency disaster areas. The street-wear-style collection was, no doubt, made for impact — both literally and aesthetically. What price benevolence. Balenciaga for the World Food Programme, at the Balenciaga boutique, 11 Highland Park Village, Christina Geyer town or at a private event, the duo offers make-your-own or pre-made bouquets, custom deliveries, and event experiences. Lisa Collins Shaddock Balenciaga Fall/Winter 2018

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