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PaperCity Dallas November 2023

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H orologists, rejoice: Vacheron Constantin debuts its first Dallas storefront this month. Located in Highland Park Village between Van Cleef & Arpels a n d S i m k h a i , t h e storied Swiss company joins Rolex and Panerai, making the corridor a true Mecca for covetable arm candy. Founded in 1755, Vacheron Constantin is the world's oldest watchmaking manufacturer with an uninterrupted history. Their timepieces are unique examples of craftsmanship, as reflected in the corporate motto: "One of not many." The house has recently collaborated on new designs with other visionaries, including explorer/photographers Zaria Forman and Cory Richards; haute couture designer Yiqing Yin; Chan Chun Wai, principal dancer at New York City Ballet; and writer, composer, performer Benjamin Clementine. Among the collections you'll find at the new Dallas boutique are Égérie, Historiques, Overseas, and Patrimony. Vacheron Constantin, Highland Park Village, vacheron- Virginia Parry Very VC Lost and Found Trunk Time W e adore a trunk show. It's a great excuse to put on a pretty frock and drink a flute of bubbles when you walk in the door at 11 am. Day drinking? Sign us up. That said, in today's online world, we also love the indulgence of shopping in our luxe loungewear. The always ingenious Kimberly Whitman has come up with a marriage of both via her recently launched online platform, Trunk Curated. Her new digital marketplace is devoted to creating an inviting home. It's a niche she knows well, given her clever and pretty point of view. The celebrated entertainer has penned multiple books about entertaining, and her work has been profiled in Vanity Fair, Veranda, Elle, Town & Country, The New York Times, and PaperCity, to name a few. She's also a regular contributor to The Today Show. "On Trunk Curated, you'll discover unique vintage pieces and hard- to-find purveyors of home goods," Whitman says. She's offering the finest pieces through virtual trunk shows, where clients can score exclusive wares. Featured brand partners include Ginori 1735, Gien, Bordallo Pinheiro, Bourg Joly Malicorne, Anna Weatherley, Daum, D. Porthault, La Rochelle French Glass, Varga, Mottahedeh, Moser, Raynaud, Ricci Argentieri, and Shandell's Hand Marbled Paper Goods, alongside Vintage Curated, a selection of goods signed by designers such as Hermès, Gucci, Ginori, and D. Porthault. Some of the offerings will be available for a limited time, as they are with IRL trunk shows; others may be featured temporarily but always live on the site. And, should you still want to throw on that Erdem day dress and drink some champs, Whitman is planning in-person events and partnerships. Early access will be shared with email subscribers and social media followers. With some brands, in- person trunk shows (by invitation only, of course) will precede the virtual trunk shows in special spaces around Dallas. And yes, we're on that list. Billy Fong OBSESSIONS. DECORATION. SALIENT FACTS. A ges ago, long before digital photography and smart phones, people used to drop off undeveloped film at a store, which then mailed it to Eastman Kodak, Fox Photo, or elsewhere for processing. Inevitably, some people never returned to pick up their prints. Beginning in 1948, City Office Supply in Corsicana dutifully stored its customers' abandoned negatives, slides, and photographs in filing cabinets, hoping they might one day be retrieved. Each time the company moved or was sold, the trove of forgotten images came along. In the Spring of 2019, 400 envelopes containing old film and photographs were unearthed from a pile of boxes and debris in a building on Beaton Street, which was undergoing historic renovations. These images, dating from 1948 to 1966, capture everyday life during that time in Navarro County — holidays, parades, baptisms, high school dances, weddings, road trips, babies' first steps. Many were shot in black and white, the images unexpectedly thought-provoking. In one photo, two men and a woman make their way across a lonely railyard, their backs to the camera; in another, a little girl in a pretty dress and hair bow stands on a porch next to a tattered chair. More than 2,500 of such images are the subject of "Dust," an exhibition co-curated by noted photographer Allison Smith and Michael Thomas, editor and publisher of 1814 Magazine. A program of events and lectures will be offered during the exhibition, which runs November 3 to 19, noon to 6 pm, at 200 E. 4th Avenue in Corsicana. Rebecca Sherman From the exhibition "Dust" Vacheron Constantin Historiques American 1921, $40,400 Kimberly Whitman tablescape 38

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