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December 2016 - Dallas

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Manolo Blahniks, all to beg a husband to buy a sofa pillow," remembers long-time friend Rob Brinkley. She loved color, but it had to be the right one. "I'm still expecting her to burst into my room and tell me the color is all wrong," says Blanchard. Field collected an international assortment of acquaintances, including British actor John Cleese and his wife, Fawlty Towers actress Connie Booth; Winston Churchill's granddaughter, the artist Edwina Sandys; and the late American actress Ronnie Claire Edwards of The Waltons TV series fame. "People were always attracted to Beverly, and she met them everywhere," from bookstores to trains, says Blanchard. "Beverly burned with an intensity, and you were never left with a doubt about how she felt about anything — whether it was your behavior or the color of a room. She was a force to be reckoned with." And then there's this, relayed by friend and fellow designer Michelle Nussbaumer. "She wore nothing but Issey Miyake — she was even buried in it." An eccentric to the end. FIELD NOTES "When Beverly walked into a room, it was like bees to honey. There were lords, barons, dukes — she just left a trail of broken hearts behind her from England to France to Ireland." — Netta Blanchard "Upon being introduced as an interior decorator at a party, F ield stated: 'I don't do lamps or ashtrays!'" — Stanley Zareff "You never wanted to drive with her, ever. Once was enough for me. We mounted three curbs and bumped into two cars, and we'd only gone 10 blocks. Were we in London? No, we were in Highland Park!" — Thomas Gibson Beverly wearing a cat hat from the Himalayas, 2014 Beverly, circa 1973 Paul R. Minshull #16591. BP 12-25%; see 43469 DALLAS | NEW YORK | BEVERLY HILLS | SAN FRANCISCO | CHICAGO | PALM BEACH PARIS | GENEVA | AMSTERDAM | HONG KONG December 2 – 5 1518 Slocum | Dallas Design District Auctions December 5 – 7 View | Bid | Inquiries 214.528.3500 | 1518 Slocum | Dallas Design District Jewelry & Luxury Accessories Auction Preview Hermès 32cm Matte White Himalayan Nilo Crocodile Retourne Kelly Bag with Palladium Hardware Estimate: $90,000 - $120,000 Turquoise, Enamel, Gold Bracelet, Jean Schlumberger for Tiffany & Co., French Estimate: $10,000 - $15,000 From the Personal Collection of Shirley Temple Black TIMELY, PLAYFUL AND VERSATILE Geometric box necklaces in bright or oxidized silver or 18K gold. From $130. Szor Collections 6131 Luther Lane, Suite 210 Dallas, TX 75225 214.691.5400 PaperCity's monthly look at the products, events, services and more that we fi nd irresistible!

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