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March 2019- Dallas

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OBSESSIONS. DECORATION. SALIENT FACTS. 28 D allas makeup maven Susan Posnick has popped up inside a new storefront, dubbed Très, which o p e n e d q u i e t l y downtown in the former Le Labo space between Traffic LA and The Joule hotel, all of which are owned and operated by Headington Companies. The full concept, operated by The Joule, is still evolving, but Posnick's namesake cosmetics are the mainstay. Longtime makeup artist Russ Brouse, who's done the faces of celebrities the likes of Britney Spears, is the head makeup artist for Très; he can be found there daily, offering everything from beauty consultations to full makeup. Très, 1604 Main St., Suite 110. Christina Geyer BEAUTY BUZZ I first met Cristina Ehrlich this fall at Forty Five Ten during a trunk show of The Row and Sidney Garber's collection of fine jewelry. Ehrlich, a sought- after celebrity and editorial stylist known for working with Mandy Moore, Laura Dern, and other A-listers, was the best dressed in the room. Later that evening, Ehrlich headed to the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth for the VIP opening of "Laurie Simmons: Big Camera/Little Camera." She is, naturally, a friend of the artist, who also happens to be the mother of actor Lena Dunham. This month, Ehrlich returns to Dallas to accept DIFFA's inaugural Impact in Fashion Award during the organization's annual gala fund-raiser and fashion show. The award, given to a member of the fashion industry who uses their platform to further humanitarian efforts, is fitting for Ehrlich, who is an impassioned advocate for women's rights and the LGBTQ community. House of DIFFA: Futuro benefitting DIFFA/Dallas, Saturday, March 16, Christina Geyer STAR POWER, DIFFA STYLE T wo chic new neighbors are joining Neiman Marcus, Tiffany & Co., Eiseman Jewels, and Bottega Veneta in their fashionable corner of NorthPark Center. Saint Laurent makes its sultry debut in June, and Italian powerhouse Dolce & Gabbana opens its first North Texas boutique later this year. More stylish details to come. Lisa Collins Shaddock SHOP TALK AGE: 35 and holding. OCCUPATION: Artist. TOOLS OF THE TRADE: Angelus leather paint; the tiniest of paintbrushes; bad rap and R&B music. H er glammed-up punk- rock aesthetic is what first attracted us to @ k c a d e s i g n c o o n Instagram. How could we resist a social media account filled with images of vintage Louis Vuitton totes emblazoned with painted monograms and rainbows, and Chanel flap bags boasting in-your-face skulls. Who was this entrepreneur and artist willing to deface luxury bags — and how was she finding a clientele willing to pay her to do so. The girl armed with the paintbrush is Kris Ammon, and her business thrives on defacing iconoclastic designer bags, which most would prefer to keep in pristine condition. Armed with the calligraphy and sketching skills she learned via childhood art classes, she launched her company, KCA Design, in 2017. Soon after, she moved off paper and onto, handbags. The transition was simple: An early client liked some of her sketches and asked Ammon to breathe new life into an old Louis Vuitton. Ammon lives and works in Preston Hollow, with her husband, Ryan Ammon, their English bulldog, Moose, and their French bulldog, Stewie. She doesn't churn out her creations quickly. It takes several hours to finish a monogram, as those require exacting precision and numerous layers. Thus, the current wait time for a KCA Design creation can take at least a few weeks. Louis Vuitton bags are her favorite to paint (specifically Speedy bags), while Goyard bags prove difficult, with the bags' graphics already resembling M.C. Escher paintings. KCA Design, Billy Fong GEN NEXT: KRIS AMMON Cristina Ehrlich A piece from the KCA Design collection Kris Ammon

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