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June 2014 - Dallas

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in this ISSUE J U N E 2 0 1 4 | S T Y L E | FA S H I O N | S O C I A L 4 , 6 , 8 P O P. C U LT U R E . G O S S I P. O ur seductive May cover — a nod to the opening exhibition at The Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute's "Charles James: Beyond Fashion" — was the highlight of my recent trip to New York. My week-long stay was packed with meetings and events, including Cartier's Jeanne & Louis collection launch at the 59th Street boutique with our own bag snob Tina Craig; an evening of rock 'n' roll with John Varvatos at the Bowery store (previously the infamous CBGB) for a book signing with Lisa Robinson, author of There Goes Gravity: A Life in Rock and Roll, with rock photographer Mick Rock joining the informal chat; dishing with designer Michelle Smith and business partner husband Andrew Oshrin at Milly headquarters; dining with glamorous French designer Catherine Malandrino at Fashion Group International's regional directors conference awards dinner, which I attended with fellow Dallas board member Chuck Steelman, where the Dallas Chapter won The Merit Award for Special Event for last year's Night of Stars gala. Go, Dallas! I ended my trip with a visit to The Museum of Art and Design's exhibition "Out of Hand: Materializing the Postdigital" before it closed on June 1. Phew! Also in May, PaperCity hosted a party at The Goss- Michael Foundation with Versace and co-hosted a trunk show with Moda Operandi and the lovely Lauren Santo Domingo and our style contributor Nasiba Adilova with designers Emilia Wickstead and Paul Andrew at The Joule Hotel. Seems May was almost as crazy-busy as April … Read about it all in our July issue. For June, peruse our wedding section, featuring Nha Khanh and five fabulous weddings, plus our recap of the Dallas Art Fair, Art Ball and the Dallas Contemporary exhibition opening. Max Trowbridge Dallas Editor in Chief 11 Party: Crystal Charity Ball's Ten Best Dressed Women reveal at Neiman Marcus Downtown Party: Dallas Museum of Art's Art Ball 14 Pick of the New: Fresh spots to gaze and graze 10 17 9 Party: Blockbusters Julian Schnabel and Richard Phillips at the Dallas Contemporary Party: Dallas Art Fair, year six Wedding Style: Bridal buzz It's a Date: Bridal trunk shows KRISTI AND SCOT REDMAN 19 PaperCity Weddings Wedding: PaperCity contributor Nasiba Adilova's quest for the dress Max Trowbridge, Nasiba Adilova, Lauren Santo Domingo, Emilia Wickstead 22 24 Bridal Bliss: Aisles of style - Ashima Batra + Neilesh Verma, Laura Noble + Dogan Perese, Natalie Bond + James Bloomingdale, Jennifer de Socarraz + Stephen Fleming. Bespoke Bride: Designer Khanh Nguyen of Nha Khanh T he poetic jewelry of designer Gabriella Kiss balances raw detail and delicacy to create exquisite natural wonders. During a recent rare personal appearance at Grange Hall, Kiss showed creations that were both figurative and sculptural, incorporating ammonites more than 60 million years old, Mississippi pearls, and hand- carved wooden pine cones from Germany. The organic beauty of her pieces stem from her genius eye for scale and proportion; a mastery evident in her furniture and insect sculptures as well. By exploring the less embraced aspects of nature, she tests comfort zones and standards of beauty. For instance, her new jewelry collection is inspired by fungus — specifically, mushrooms – a point of reference she describes as a reaction to our culture, to those who are afraid of aging and the entire process of defying who we really are. "If you treat something [like a mushroom, insect or snake] preciously, it too can be made beautiful," she says. "Walking in the woods, people might not see this. But by focusing in on a piece of jewelry, they can see what I see." $385 to $11,000, at Grange Hall, Haley Schultheis Kiss of the Spider Woman I f it weren't for chef Dean Fearing, Texas cuisine might not have its respected spot in American cooking today. He was first introduced to the native spices, sauces and salsas when he arrived in Dallas 35 years ago; now he shares his recipes and techniques in his latest book, The Texas Food Bible: From Legendary Dishes to New Classics (Grand Central Life & Style, $30). Barbecued bacon- wrapped quail, Texas-style chili and ranch chicken casserole are recipes you would expect, but butternut squash taquitos and jalapeño kolaches are welcome additions. Alongside the recipes are tidbits about where each dish originated, making the book equally rich in culinary history. Of course, he's included his tortilla soup recipe made famous during his days at The Mansion on Turtle Creek; it remains on the menu today at Fearing's Restaurant. With the help of James Beard Award winner Judith Choate, Fearing's exec chef Eric Dreyer and photographer Dave Carlin, this book encompasses the depth of flavor that makes Texas a culinary kingpin. At Fearing's at The Ritz-Carlton, Dallas; Roni Proter Tasteful Tome Choo Debut W e're dreaming of the sleek pumps, sandals and stilettos in the newly expanded Jimmy Choo boutique in Highland Park Village. Splashed with glistening surfaces — including mother-of-pearl and oyster stone chevron floor — the boutique stocks new wares we never knew we couldn't live without. Case in point: the new made-to-order service for custom-made signature shoes such as the Anouk pointy pump and the Lance strappy sandal, plus the 24:7 collection comprised of Choo iconic silhouettes that are always in stock. To celebrate the store's new 'do, Choo debuts a limited-edition acrylic clutch stamped with the eponymous airport code DFW against blue sky and clouds. $995, at the Jimmy Choo boutique. Rachael Abrams TO HAVE TO A s you unite in marital bliss, so shall your fragrance. Our top pick from the new Tom Ford Neroli Portofino collection: Mandarino di Amalfi. It's a destination wedding unto itself, conjuring a Mediterranean grove of mandarins along the Amalfi coast. $210 to $520, at the Tom Ford boutique, Neiman Marcus. Jenny Antill & HOLD From Texas barbecue to exotic meats and German sausage, carnivorous Dallas dwellers have copious choices beginning this month. Knife, Jon Tesar's modern steakhouse in Hotel Palomar, has opened after an extensive renovation. The 240-day-old dry-aged rib eye (Texas-raised beef from Niman Ranch and 44 Farms) is what you might expect, but chuck flap, sweetbread meat pie and oxtail ravioli are all new- school additions to classic steakhouse … Pecan Lodge at the Dallas Farmers Market closed in May, but Diane and Justin Fourton plan to reopen this month in Deep Ellum at 2707 Main Street … Construction entrepreneur Dylan Elchami has transformed 2808 Oak Lawn Avenue into a German biergarten. Scotch & Sausage serves 20 kinds of sausage, from bison and chicken to vegetarian. Wash it down with beer on tap, gourmet sodas and scotch at this late-night spot … Misery Loves Co. has taken over the Driftwood location in the Bishop Arts District; executive chef Kyle McClelland, who previously manned the range at The Cedars Social and Prospect in Brooklyn, replaces Omar Flores here. Expect renovations and a new menu at the seafood restaurant on West Davis Street … Thai hotspot Pakpao has named Jet Tila as its chef and partner. Tila has appeared on the Food Network's Chopped, Cutthroat Kitchen and Iron Chef America programs. He lives in L.A. but will visit Dallas regularly to oversee Pakpao and its new Plano location, planned for 2015 … Cane Rosso, Jay Jerrier's popular Neapolitan pizzeria, is opening a new location in Fairview in the former Purple Cow space, which is under construction. The oven, custom-made in Naples, began its journey by boat and should arrive in time for the July opening. This will be the fourth location for the Dallas-based pizza chain … Kitchen LTO in Trinity Grove has announced its next pop-up restaurant: Chef Brooke Egger of Santa Barbara replaces incumbent, Eric Shelton, while Patrick Antognelli of Bianca Antognelli Art Gallery won the designer appointment. The third round of this permanent pop-up restaurant will focus on minimal ingredients and regional dishes. Roni Proter Restaurant Buzz Gabriella Kiss Dean Fearing Tiffany & Co. Clipper Ship earrings in 18K gold, bronze, horn and sapphire, $6,160

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