Posts Tagged ‘sparkles’

Fun with Jane and Judy: An Evening at Guess by Marciano

December 11, 2009

Ever day-dreamed of tapping out an online blog where you could write about all of your favorite things? What about having that blog lead to fame, glamor, worldwide travel and your own line of shoes? Dallas’s own Jane Aldridge has done just that.

If you’ve ever done a little clicking around online looking for fashion inspiration, you’ve surely already come across the 17-year old’s blog, Sea of Shoes, where she posts photos of her own styling ideas, inspirational fashion spreads, and of course, her unbelievable shoe collection.

Jane’s blog has paved the way for some pretty amazing things that most of us will only keep day-dreaming about. It has led to her own shoe collaboration with Urban Outfitters.

Jane Aldridge, Sea of Shoes blogger with shoes from her Urban Outfitters line. Photo:

On top of that, Jane was recently recommended by Vogue to attend the Crillion Ball in Paris, where she wore Chanel Haute Couture, scoring a tour of Coco Chanel’s apartment after her fitting, and rubbed elbows with international debutantes.

Ever daydreamed about this??

Jane Aldridge in Chanel Haute Couture Photo: Sea of Shoes

Having a Ball! Photo: Sea of Shoes

Jane’s mother, Judy Aldridge, a fashion designer and vintage aficionado, attends, photographs and records events and inspiration on her own blog, Atlantis Home, and it’s very clear to see where Jane got much of her fabulous styling ability:

Judy Aldridge on her blog, Atlantis Home Photo: Atlantis Home

Judy in Coco Chanel's apartment in Paris. Photo: Atlantis Home

Last night Jane and Judy Aldridge hosted a festive event at Guess by Marciano benefiting Cook Children’s Medical Center in the Dallas Galleria. It was a sparkling event with hors d’oeuvres and cocktails, makeup touch ups and hair by Toni and Guy, lots of glamorous goodies to try on, and a swag bag containing a Swarovski crystal bejeweled December issue of Harper’s Bazaar!

Sparking Marciano! Dallas Galleria

Enjoying the Marciano event.

Swag!! Swarovski crystal bejeweled Harper's Bazaar magazine with Twilight cover!

Judy Aldridge, me, Jane Aldridge at Guess by Marciano in the Dallas Galleria

I enjoyed meeting and talking with Judy and Jane…we compared a few shopping and blogging notes. If these ladies are any indication of where a day-dream can lead, I’m definitely going to keep doing it!


Sensational Stripes!

September 27, 2009

My Facebook status today read, “…going on a Fall Fashion Field trip!”

Guess where I ended up?

Brown and white and stripes all over!

Brown and white and stripes all over!

That’s right! The land of Brown and White Stripes, none other than the brand-spanking (and sparkling!) new Henri Bendel, at Northpark Center. Oh Dallas, what a fashion accessory fantasy land!

At first, I was surprised by the smallish space. From the outside, this Bendel looked like a closet compared to the dreamy and luscious 5th Avenue store in New York. Quickly looping the store, I felt a little thrill to be walking through the glimmering baubles and buttery handbags, but I kept wondering if this would be enough to satisfy style hunters in the land of bigger and BIGGER.

But a closer look was allllllll it took to realize that yes, this HB has got enough of the perfect signature pieces with all of the notable details (rivets, studs, charms!) to satisfy just about everyone–gift-givers to gossip girls!

Oh, and just in case you might the former, they’ve created a Perfect 10 list (and I can vouch for most of these…LOVE!):

Henri Bendel's Perfect 10 - What We Want for Fall!

Henri Bendel's Perfect 10 - What We Want for Fall!

P.S. I found out that they still have several of the giveaway totes left. Spend $125, get a cute canvas shopping bag (for more shiny things, of course!).

The more you shop, the more you can shop!

The more you shop, the more you can shop!