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PaperCity Dallas December 2023

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OBSESSIONS. DECORATION. SALIENT FACTS. Woo's Lens Luxury LinkedIN O ne of our favorite l o c a l p h o t o p h i l e s h a s s o m e t h i n g f o r the bibliophiles out there. David Woo has launched his third book, WOO! The Decisive Moment (Pediment Publishing), with 160 pages of photos and portraits including President George W. Bush, Nolan Ryan, Mark Cuban, Karl Rove, Gary Kelly, Colleen Barrett, Jan Strimple, Tom Schieffer, Clint Murchison, Shannon Wynne, and Troy Aikman. Woo asked 15 of the subjects to write the first thing they think when looking at their own photograph, so expect some insightful and perhaps self-deprecating personal commentary. The Pulitzer Prize- winning photojournalist spent 42 years at The Dallas Morning News capturing images from his travels to exotic locales on four continents. Woo estimates he's worked on more than 25,000 assignments, from multiple Super Bowls to Pope Paul II's visit to Mexico in 1979 and the 1993 Branch Davidian siege near Waco. You may already have Woo's previous books prominently displayed on your coffee table: Texas Women, created with fellow Dallas Morning News photojournalist Richard Pruitt in 1984, which features some of our most memorable ladies, and Top Dogs and Their Pets, filled with enchanting shots of four-legged characters and their parents. If you want a signed copy, you'll have plenty of opportunities: Woo will be at locations throughout DFW this month, including the Amon Carter Museum of American Art on December 8 (1 - 3 pm) and Dallas World Aquarium on December 15 (10 am – 4 pm). $45, at Interabang Books, Billy Fong D allas is packed with fabulous designer boutiques in Highland Park Village, NorthPark Center, Galleria Dallas and sprinkled throughout our fair hamlet. We also claim the luxury powerhouse department store Neiman Marcus as our hometown hero. You may have heard the axiom that everyone has held a job at Neiman's at least once in From top: Former First Ladies Talk (Rosalynn Carter, Betty Ford, "Lady Bird" Johnson), 1977 Herb Kelleher (co-founder and CEO of Southwest Airlines), 1991 their retail career. And, with so much potential here for advancement and fabulous new challenges, many move around town. Here are a few retail powerhouses who have made such leaps in recent months. Nerissa von Helpenstill, who had a long tenure at Tootsies and then Neiman Marcus, is now the Dallas store manager for Miron Crosby. Meghan Looney, after 13 years at Forty Five Ten and The Conservatory, is now director of marketing at COS Bar. And Sam Saladino, who was a revered sales maestro at Neiman's for decades and left to pursue real estate, has joined The Conservatory team. Don't worry, though: He's still showing luxury homes in our most tony neighborhoods. We were intrigued to hear that Stanley Korshak has appointed Chuck Steelman as chief customer and experience officer. A luxury fashion and experience guru, Steelman worked in the retail division of the MGM-Mirage then spent close to 16 years at Neiman Marcus in corporate public relations and special events. He has big ideas for 2024 for Korshak. "In addition to hosting clients at global luxury experiences," he says, "we're offering one-of-a-kind in-store experiences like Bougie Art Classes with Donald Robertson [@drawbertson on Insta], etiquette courses, immersive art exhibits, and classes with celeb DJs." Billy Fong 28

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