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November 2012 - Dallas

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Sísu Uptown Resort, 2508 Maple Ave., 214.321.8765; O f all my less attractive traits — and, admittedly, there are many — the one I'm copping to here involves a long-time willingness to pass swift judgment on veritable strangers based on three categories: their footwear, musical preferences and ability to recognize the genius of the Coen Brothers. Woe are you who admit to loving Top 40 radio and never seeing Fargo … while wearing Crocs. A few of you may be tsking such superficiality, but I'd wager that most folks have their own lists in which to screen potential friends and lovers. (I once told a first date I found Jerry Seinfeld annoying and watched him turn to ice. You know who you are — and, by the way, thanks for never asking me out again.) The good news is the converse holds true for me, too. A new acquaintance that turns me on to something unexpected and wonderful can earn my lifelong devotion. Recently, that person was local photographer Stephen Karlisch. We were discussing favorite blogs, he mentioned "F*** Your Noguchi Coffee Table" and from this day forward, he can do no wrong in my eyes. One, this blog is absolutely hilarious and, two, it reminds me that one person's treasure is another person's oil painting of dogs playing pool. Then again, what do I know? I own a Noguchi coffee table and merit the scorn of strangers. Please don't judge me. Amy Adams Executive Editor NOVEMBER 2012 | STYLE | FASHION | SOCIAL The new Sísu Uptown Resort may be the only place in town where you can meet a client for lunch and return after office hours — in your bikini — to enjoy the last bit of sunlight by the saltwater pool. (We assume the latter activity will be more common come warmer weather.) The 5,000-squarefoot historic former-residence — the result of a partnership between Dan Bui (Sfuzzi, Candleroom, Ghostbar), entertainment/brand director Wade Randolph Hampton (N9NE, Ghostbar), executive chef Stefon Rishel (Brackets) and in-house PR and design consultant Elizabeth Nguyen — combines a come-one/come-all restaurant, bar and cabana-decked patio with a membersonly pool, and second-story private dining room and bar available for RSVPonly parties. The punchy, graphic blackSísu Uptown Resort and-white palette (love the peacock wallpaper) splashed with fuchsia, billowing white cabana curtains, a cactus wall and palm trees makes us feel urban cool. Executive chef Rishel's menu is packed with fresh, local ingredients (he tends his own herb garden), which earns Sísu props from the over-30 crowd. Our pick: perfectly seasoned salmon fillet atop a split heart of lightly grilled romaine, served as we perch on the Venetian-pink banquette. Open from 11 am to 2 am daily. Lacy Ball Dress (Shirt) 12 14 Billy Fong Sez: Be a good house guest Party: TACA Custom Auction Gala Pick of the New: Fresh spots to gaze and graze 26 28 Style: Image makers Markus + Indrani Style: The sweet life of Dallas chocolate makers 29 33 Style: Flying high with Jim Dahlgren and Allan Duck of Dahlgren Duck & Associates Party: Cattle Baron's Ball 36 Jewelry: Our favorite rough cuts Parties: Fashion's Night Out at NorthPark Center, Highland Park Village, Forty Five Ten, Neiman Marcus NorthPark and Stanley Korshak 38 44 49 David Yurman When it came time to develop his own socially responsible business, Kevin Lavelle checked all the usual boxes: Innovative concept? Yep. American-made goods? Of course. Philanthropic mission? Uh huh. But what distinguished his enterprise from most was that it was born — literally — out of someone else's sweat. Six years ago, while interning in Washington, D.C., this SMU grad watched a perspiration-soaked man make a mad dash into an obviously important meeting. The thought that flashed into Lavelle's head at the time was: "Why not make a dress shirt out of Dri-fit material?" He shelved the idea, as he was still in the process of finishing his engineering degree. After graduation, he ultimately joined the venture capital group at Hunt Energy Consolidated, which didn't leave much time for anything but the occasional Google search for Dri-fit. But after locating a U.S.-based source, he began step two: finding someone willing and able to create a tailored dress shirt out of the moisture-wicking fabric most often associated with workout wear. Much product testing later, Mizzen+Main has introduced wrinkle-free, machine-washable tailored white shirts (available in a smooth or textured finish) suitable for even the most buttoned-up office, priced at $105. Future plans for additional colors, styles and sizes mean Lavelle is running at a breakneck pace of his own. and WAREhaus. Amy Adams A Continental Credo Fashion: Living the wild life Parties: Salesmanship Club of Dallas' Evening with Goldie Hawn; Trinity River Mission's Mission Olé Parties: MTV: Re:Define and the Dallas Contemporary's Legendary 2012 52 DANIEL MUSOMBA in 8 POP. CULTURE. GOSSIP. Change of a this ISSUE 4, 6, 10 Designer Betty Lou Phillips has released her 11th design book, The Allure of French and Italian Décor (Gibbs Smith, $60), a wealth of pictorial and written advice on such topics as Venetian plaster, sourcing reclaimed materials and creating the feeling of an established home. With more than 200 luscious images, it's a romp through the historical development of French and Italian interiors, with a visual overview of this look brought stateside through the eyes and the design work of Ms. Phillips. Decoration: What's new in the design world Design: Gallerist Kristy Stubbs' curated Greenway Parks home So Chic… We're obsessed with Texas jewelry designer Nini's new Gold Capsule Collection of large shell pendants, domed rings and a stunning ball-and-charm bracelet, which makes us want to do the beautiful Thai fingernail dance. Pieces start at $5,000. At Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue. Caroline Gallay tella McCartney Kids has collaborated with our favorite blue cartoon character, Little Miss Stella, on a collection of shirts, sweatshirts, pajamas and a baby all-in-one, which your child can graffiti with a special set of fabric pens. From $42, at the Stella McCartney boutique. Kate Allen Stukenberg BLAKE RYAN Your First Resort S From the Margiela Archives to H&M E ccentric French fashion label Maison Martin Margiela presents a unique collection in collaboration with Swedish retailer H&M — a re-edition of some the design house's most directional looks since the founding of the brand in 1989, in stores and online Thursday, November 15. The collection for men and women highlights many of Margiela's trademark techniques: visible tailoring, oversized shape, trompe l'oeil, masculine silhouettes, wit and the ironic reinterpretation of common materials into new sartorial uses, such as a duvet-cover coat and car-seatcover dress. We'll be scooping up slim-cut menswear-inspired biker jackets, tuxedo jackets, supersized cardigans, the winterwhite duvet coat and painted denim, all in intellectual shades Maison Martin Margiela for H&M of white, black, red, nude and silver. Of all the accessories, the clear wedge pumps, leather guitar cover and glove coin purse are standouts. And in case you're wondering, each is labeled with a special tag indicating the season of origination. Re-edition of Maison Martin Margiela at the H&M boutique and launching Thursday, November 15. Megan Pruitt Winder NOVEMBER | PAGE 4 | 2012

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