Friday, September 5, 2014

Dallas Dweller: Sam Horowitz

Dallas is full of colorful characters. There are those you see monthly in the society pages, whose stories are legendary in this town. But, this feature is inspired by the people that I think you should know more about because of their fabulous style, interesting back-story or amazing accomplishments.  Dallas Dweller seeks to introduce you to these fabulous faces. Today, I'd like to introduce you to one of our cities youngest fashion enthusiasts, Sam Horowitz.

Horowitz filmed a recent episode of
Sam Says at Clothes Circuit
The world was introduced to "Bar Mitzvah Boy" in 2013 when he out Bar Mitzvah'd every Bar Mitzvah boy of the year after being introduced by some "burlesque" dancers at his bash held at the Omni Hotel to the tune of the Christina Aguilera classic "Show Me How Your Burlesque".

Horowitz then took part in a choreographed dance to "Dance Again" by Jennifer Lopez featuring Pitbull. How good was it? Well, the video currently has over 1 million views on YouTube and it garnered him an appearance on The Ellen Show. Not bad for a 13-year old.  Surprisingly, the 8th grader had never taken a dance class until six weeks before his Bar Mitzvah.

Before his rise to fame, Sam also got a taste of acting with numerous roles in plays, a commercial for McDonald’s and a Barney video. He has played leading parts in productions for the Jewish Community Center and Richardson Company Theatre, including roles as Aladdin (“Aladdin,”) Oliver (“Oliver,”) and Sam I Am (“Seussical.”) In 2010, he learned Yiddish in order to sing a solo for a crowd of 1,000 at a fundraiser for the Dallas Holocaust Museum. Sam’s love for entertaining is only matched by his passion for fashion. The always-perfectly-accessorized young man is the go-to fashion consultant for friends and family, and attended Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week 2013.

Catch Sam's weekly fashion
webisodes on YouTube
Horowitz just launched a webisode series on YouTube called "Sam Says". It's a weekly style and fashion web series hosted by Sam. Each week he'll deliver the latest fashion news and trends from all over the world and shows us first hand how to make fashion fun, fabulous and unforgettable. I ran into him when he was filming at Clothes Circuit a few weeks ago and got a first hand look at how he's planning to showcase his fashion knowledge.


OSC:  I feel like it's hard to be a fashionable teenager. Either clothes are to childish or too adult. What are your favorite places to shop for yourself?

SH:  CUSP at Neiman Marcus has fabulous fashion forward looks that work for teenagers and with alterations they can make anything fit. Vince is one of my favorite designers and now has a children's collection that you can order online. The looks are mini versions of the adult line for less. The hoodie in light blue and gray are a must-have staple for fall. Gregory's is another favorite. I am a big fan of shoes and they have an amazing selection of styles that come in my size.

OSC:  What are your favorite restaurants?

SH:  Hillstone's - grilled artichokes & ribs with fries are a must but you can't go wrong with most of the menu items. Mi Cocina - If their queso had no calories I would eat it with every meal but until then I settle for at least once a month. Nick and Sam's - great steak and vibe!

OSC:  What's your favorite Dallas festival or event?

SH:  The Texas State Fair! I look forward to going every year, once with my family and once with my friends!

OSC:  Where do the cool kids hang out these days?

SH: NorthPark Center, Galleria Dallas, Look Cinemas

OSC:  What do you think makes Dallas such a great place to live, work and raise a family?

SH:  Dallas has a super fun, family atmosphere. You can play with kids in Klyde Warren Park or take them to the movies. It is a big enough city to have a wide range of activities for people of all ages, but it never feels too big to handle. The people are friendly, and of course, Dallas fashion is on point with the best places to shop!

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