Thursday, April 28, 2016

LeeAnne Locken To Visit Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen On May 2

Cecily Strong and LeeAnne Locken will appear on Watch What Happens Live on Monday, May 2


I've said it before. There are two measures of success when it comes to the hierarchy on a Bravo reality TV show: One, is the seating order at the shows reunion episode. The most important characters are seated closest to Andy Cohen. The further away from him you are on the couch, the least impact Bravo feels you had on the season. The other, is getting invited to appear on Andy's nightly talk show Watch What Happens Live to represent your series. Brandi Redmond was the first Real Housewife of Dallas to sit on the WWHL clubhouse. Last week, Cary Deuber and her "magical junk" got to take a seat. And next up in the Watch What Happens Live clubhouse will be LeeAnne Locken!  Joining LeeAnne and Andy Cohen will be Cecily Strong from Saturday Night Live. I wonder if she will do an impression of LeeAnne? LeeAnne's boyfriend, Rich Emberlin, and I are going along for the ride so stay tuned for some behind-the-scenes pics!

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

TLC’S SAY YES TO THE PROM MAKES DREAMS COME TRUE FOR DESERVING STUDENTS IN DALLAS

TLC’S SAY YES TO THE PROM MAKES DREAMS COME TRUE
photos c/o Discovery Communications


(Press Release) TLC’s SAY YES TO THE PROM initiative brought prom perfection to deserving high school students in Dallas on Monday, April 18 in partnership with AT&T®, People Magazine, Sherri Hill, and JCPenney, among other premier lifestyle brands. Designed to remove the financial burden of prom while building self-confidence among its participants, the event welcomed more than 50 high school students to the Westin Dallas Downtown for a day of mentoring and makeovers. Monte Durham, fashion director and star of TLC’s SAY YES TO THE DRESS: ATLANTA, was onsite as host to guide students in selecting from over 2,000 donated dresses and tuxedo rentals as well as a wide range of accessories and shoes. Paired with a mentor turned style advisor for the day, each student was treated to custom tailoring services, full hair and makeup and one-on-one style sessions with Monte. A red-carpet, runway reveal show included remarks from Dallas ISD Superintendent Michael Hinojosa that wrapped up the day, giving participants the chance to show off their new prom-ready looks. In addition to the full day of mentoring and head-to-toe makeovers, Chief Advancement Officer for the Dallas County Community College District and Executive Director of the DCCCD Foundation Pyeper Wilkins announced that every qualified participant in the program would receive free tuition to earn an Associate’s Degree at one of eight community colleges in Dallas County Community College District.


Tuesday, April 26, 2016

SAVE THE DATE: The Salvation Army Women's Auxiliary Fashion Show & Luncheon, May 2

The Salvation Army Women's Auxiliary Fashion Show & Luncheon is always on my list of "can't miss" events. For months Event Chair Carmaleta Whiteley and Honorary Chairs: Myrna Schlegel, Kimberly Schlegel Whitman, Kari Schlegel Kloewer, and Krystal Schlegel have been coordinating worker bees to tirelessly buzz about town hounding local fashionistas to delve into their closets and donate gently used luxury goods for the cause.

On May 2, the day will start with a Chic Boutique at 10AM where attendees can shop for a cause and recessionistas (like me) can find amazing deals on beautiful designer clothes and accessories. At 11:30, guests will sit down for lunch and enjoy a stunning fashion show produced by Jan Strimple. Strimple tells me that an emerald satin Scaasi gown had been donated to the event but it screamed 80's. Her creative gears started turning and she was struck with a brilliant idea. "The emerald satin was so stunning I wanted to breathe new life into it and give it another round of partying for a purpose! Nardos Imam of Nardos Design re-mastered the dress into a cocktail top and it will walk in the show. Very reflective of the unique spirit of this luncheon!"

Look for this Scaasi/Nardos Imam collaboration on the runway
The live auction promises to be exciting this year with a fabulous package being offered by Darren "The Royal Chef" McGrady. This auction item is for Dinner for ten (10) people in your own home prepared by Darren McGrady, Owner of Eating Royally, Personal Chef Service, Fine Dining and Events of Dallas, Texas. McGrady was chef to Queen Elizabeth for eleven years and then spent four years as personal chef to Princess Diana, Prince William and Prince Harry. He has cooked for five US Presidents and is author of “Eating Royally, recipes and remembrances from a palace kitchen”

Darren will come to your home and prepare appetizers and a THREE course dinner for 10 people consisting of “royal favorite” dishes, each with their own anecdotes. After dinner he will join you and your guests and share stories and answer questions on the fifteen years he spent with the royal family. Whoever wins this, will you please invite me to this dinner?! It sounds divine! Another exciting entry will come from artist Rolando Diaz who will paint live during lunch and have his creation auctioned off immediately afterwards.

Oh So Cynthia is honored to be the official blog sponsor for this year's event. For more information, visit http://www.salvationarmydfw.org/events/2016/fashion-show--luncheon


Monday, April 25, 2016

Real Housewives of Dallas Memes From Episode 3: Making Frenemies (April 25, 2016)

Tonight, the Real Housewives of Dallas kicked off with Tiffany visiting Cary’s couture closet to tape a vlog segment for her web series, Sanctuary of Style. During the course of the afternoon, Tiffany discovers a shocking revelation about Mark - he's a flaming Metrosexual who not only loves to cook but also buys all of Cary's clothes and knows a thing or two about clothing construction and textile design. Brandi dealt with fallout from Bryan after her alcohol-infused episode at a male strip club (now she knows how he feels when he gets accosted after a boys night out at The Lodge) and LeeAnne invited Stephanie and Cary to lunch at Bread Winners in Inwood Village (despite the exterior shot of the Uptown location) to address Brandi’s behavior at the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party where this blog got a MAJOR shoutout. Holla! Don't worry, Harvey Levin, I think your job at TMZ is perfectly safe. Finally, Brandi's Mom (Jana Nace) shared a family secret that causes Brandi to question everything she thought she knew about her grandfather. Here's a meme-tactic recap (in no particular order) and a video clip of my moment of glory courtesy of Stephanie Hollman:

Friday, April 22, 2016

NSYNC's Lance Bass Visits Dallas To Promote Earth Day 2016



I happened to be on the set of Good Morning Texas today with a client, when I ran into former NSYNC band member, Lance Bass! He's in town to promote Earth Day and he was kind enough to give me a few minutes to chat about why he was here (watch the video above).

Earth Day Tx has partnered with the LA-based Environmental Media Association (EMA) to launch a brand new fundraising gala and film series at Earth Day Texas 2016. EMA, pronounced “Emma,” believes that through television, film, and music, the entertainment community has the power to influence the environmental awareness of millions of people.

As a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization focused on environmental education and awareness, Earth Day Texas has created the world’s largest annual forum for sharing the latest initiatives, discoveries, research, innovations, policies, products, and corporate practices that are reshaping our world.

This three-day free event is being held April 22-24 to celebrate progress, hope, and innovation and is the largest event in the world of its kind. Earth Day Texas brings together environmental organizations, businesses, academic institutions, government agencies, speakers, interactive programming, and subject matter experts. Attendees will also enjoy numerous outdoor experiences, including live music, sustainable beer and food pavilions, electric bike test tracks, and family activities. Earth Day Texas creates a fun and engaging atmosphere for thought and experiential learning while encouraging attendees to be the change they wish to see in the world. Visit http://earthdaytx.org/event-schedule/ for a schedule of events.


WNBA Takes Flight With Dallas Wings

WNBA Dallas Wings
photos c/o Dallas Wings

WNBA Takes Flight With Dallas Wings
by Shamequia Cason-Callahan

Historical, Dominant, Breaking Boundaries and all things affiliated with the Women's National BasketBall Association (WNBA) speaks to “Girl Power”. Dallas has provided us with yet, another reason to watch sports religiously, eat concession foods and schedule family outings. The Dallas Wings will be the first professional women’s basketball team, since the Dallas Diamonds during the 1970’s. There are plenty of reasons to be enthusiastic for the city, the Dallas Wings and the many individuals that will benefit from witnessing positive role models within the Metroplex. “The roster we brought in is going to bring competitive edge as we begin our training camp in the next couple of months”, said Dallas Wings Head Coach, Fred Williams.