PaperCity Magazine

July / August 2016 - Dallas

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W hen we think Palm Beach, three things come to mind: The Breakers, CZ Guest poolside photographed by Slim Aarons, and socialites swathed in colorful prints invented by the queen of prep-chic, Lilly Pulitzer. The late Mrs. Pulitzer's brand evolved in the '50s after she designed a patterned dress to hide the orange-juice stains often acquired while working at her Palm Beach juice stand. (Husband Peter Pulitzer owned several orange groves.) But when photogs snapped former classmate Jacqueline Kennedy wearing her shift-dress designs, she was ushered into fame. Come August, NorthPark Center gets its own bit of Floridian elitism as Lilly Pulitzer opens its first Dallas boutique, on Level One between Nordstrom and Macy's, packed with the full collection of clothing and accessories for ladies, gents and tots in quirky hand-painted prints. We covet caftans, frocks and tunics patterned in Trunk in Love, which slips elephants into a paisley-style swirl, and Coconut Jungle, where a bohemian camel hides in a psychedelic garden of hot-pink flowers. Lilly Pulitzer, NorthPark Center, no phone number at press time, Linden Wilson I t is impossible to grow without knowing your roots. I have always believed that, and thus, in assembling this singular issue of PaperCity — our last in broadsheet format before upgrading to a beautiful perfect-bound book in September — I embarked on a weeks-long nostalgic journey. First, I called upon my friends, mentors and former PaperCity colleagues Brooke Hortenstine, Rob Brinkley and Margaret Stafford. We sat around the conference- room table covered in 18 years' worth of magazines and reminisced. We laughed till tears fell, fondly recalling the most unforgettable moments during our cherished times at PaperCity. After several hours of "Remember when …," I thought I had it all down. But something was missing. So I took those more than 200 issues into my office, plopped them on the floor and started reading, combing through each glossy page, 1998 to 2016. Only after completing a thorough look back, could I fully understand what PaperCity has meant to our ever-growing city for nearly two decades — and what we'll become as we venture into our bright future. The purpose of a print magazine is to act as a vessel: to capture a moment in time and to widen the mind's eye of its audience. When you look back at all the stories told in PaperCity's archives, you realize we did (and will continue to do) just that: exposing the city's next big things; spotlighting its most invigorating, inspiring and interesting people; and presenting it all in an elegant, witty and glamorously relevant way. For our definitive documentation of the best of the best, flip to page 24. We hope the story stirs a few fond memories for you, too. The next time you hear from us, we'll be at the start of a new journey — one that's perfectly suited for your coffee table and filled with more pages and even more stories and photographs of the people, places and ideas that make this city shine. After all, as the great editor Diana Vreeland once said: "We were put here for the joy of it, for the hell of it, and it's all here now; nothing has been taken away. It's a question of creating it." And, create it we most certainly will. Christina Geyer Editor in Chief in this ISSUE JULY/AUGUST 2016 | STYLE | FASHION | SOCIAL 4 , 6 , 8 P O P. C U LT U R E . G O S S I P. 13 Parties: The Artiest Week of the Year: Dallas Art Fair, et al. 20 Party: Etro opening night in Highland Park Village Party: Stella McCartney PA and lunch at Neiman Marcus NorthPark 10 STEVEN VISNEAU FOR SISTERBROTHER MGMT. Christina Geyer Design: Hats off to Dan & Joseph designers Dan Rodriguez and Joseph Steffen 12 17 Party: Neiman Marcus announces Carolina Herrera to headline Crystal Charity Ball's Ten Best Dressed Women of Dallas Fashion Show and Luncheon 24 Decoration: What's new in the design whirl The best of the past 18 years of PaperCity Lilly Pulitzer's Cosmos romper I fell in love in June of 1996. She was tall and slender, beautiful to gaze upon and easy to hold. I saw her for the first time at Café Express. It was a Sunday afternoon. I could not resist; her beauty was captivating — I picked her up. There's something to be said about the first time in a new relationship, it was … sexy. It was the first issue of PaperCity. So began my love affair from the outside looking in. My friends and I could not believe this new publication, and we would anxiously wait the four months until the next one hit the stands. Somewhere in the second year of my crush on the "publication" (I mean, what did you call it? A newspaper? magazine?), I found myself at a party, gazing upon the editor and co-founder, and found her as captivating as her print counterpart. A year later, we were married, and the amazing journey to create a meaningful publishing business began. I was now on the inside, as an owner, running the publishing side. There were the photo shoots in Venice, London, Los Angeles, New York, Palm Springs, San Miguel and more. (I had to come along to drive the SUV, carry the clothes and equipment and pay the bills.) There was the perfection of the charity sponsorship, the innovative circulation methods, the introduction of world-class writers and photographers. The website. Somewhere along the way, the editor and I parted ways, matrimonially speaking, but as better friends and partners, we sought new ways to push our publishing baby to achieve higher levels. Our first mockup of a bound magazine was back in 2003. We could not do it. Holly Moore and I were so steeped in our Kool-Aid — "Readers love the oversized format. We can't take that away from them." A year ago, the idea percolated again, with the encouragement of bound-magazine veterans on staff. We realized the time was right. A bound publication has myriad benefits: longer shelf life, more total readers, greater ease of reading and more opportunities for advertisers. In short, there's a reason why great publications are bound: Decades ago, W Magazine started out as a broadsheet and switched more than 20 years ago to great success. Now you are holding in your hands the last broadsheet issue of PaperCity. Keep it and cherish it. If you are passionate about the format and lament the switch, find solace in the fact that our great editorial will not change; only the way it is presented — and that will be beautiful. PaperCity will be here for decades to come. Relationships change, but the love doesn't die. Jim Kastleman President PRESIDENT SIMON GENTRY Jim Kastleman Pulitzer Worthy

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