Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Recreate NYFW SS '20 Hair Trends from TRESemmé

TRESemmé created head-turning looks this season for brands such as Rebecca Minkoff, Christian Siriano, Oscar de la Renta, Alice and Oliva, and Chromat. See below for "How To" instructions on how to recreate my favorite looks from the NYFW SS’ 20 runways from TRESemmé Global StylistsJustine Marjan and Odile Gilbert.


Stylist Tip: “This look is chic yet playful. The secret is not tying the ponytail too high on the head, and using a texturizing mousse to prep the hair. My favorite is TRESemmé TRES Two Extra Hold Mousse, which keeps everything in place but with movement so that it feels effortless and natural.” – Odile Gilbert, TRESemmé Global Stylist

Step 1: Prep the hair with TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Shampoo and Conditioner for a smooth and sleek base.
Step 2: Spritz with TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Heat Protect Spray and brush through.
Step 3: Add volume with TRESemmé TRES Two Extra Hold Mousse at the roots of the hair.
Step 4: Blow dry with the Dyson Supersonic™ hair dryer Professional edition, turning the head upside down for added texture.
Step 5: Using an elastic band, fasten a ponytail three quarters of the way up the head.
Step 6: Twist the hair into a loose braid without pulling too tightly to keep the texture and body.
Step 7: Fasten the end with another elastic and lock in the look with TRESemmé Compressed Micro Mist Hair Spray Level 1: Texture.
TRESEMMÉ PRODUCTS USED: TRES Two Extra Hold Mousse, Compressed Micro Mist Hairspray Hold Level 1: Texture, Keratin Smooth Heat Protect Spray, Keratin Smooth Shampoo and Conditioner

Saturday, September 7, 2019

Burgers & Burgundy Announce 2019 Theme

Chef John Tesar | Photo Joseph Brewster
Burgers & Burgundy, presented by Celebrity Chef John Tesar and Terri Provencal, will take place at Klyde Warren Park on October 11, 2019. Twelve renowned chefs will convene at the events’ new venue to serve unique slider and wine pairings to patrons and guests.

I am excited about this year’s event because I love a theme! Event Chairs Christopher Baker and Robert Lee have chosen a Feather Fete theme, and all patrons are invited to incorporate feathers into their looks for the evening.

“As we head into the 30th year of House of DIFFA, we have challenged ourselves to offer our patrons the most thoughtful, over the top and FOMO-worthy experiences throughout the season, and Burgers & Burgundy will be just that,” says Baker and Lee. “We’re excited to host the event in a brand-new venue with a larger capacity to allow for even more patrons to attend the historically sold out event and continue to increase the amount of funds raised to serve those who are affected by HIV/AIDS across North Texas.”

Friday, September 6, 2019

Beauty That Gives Back at OVME

OVME Team members: Keilee Williams, Eva Cassandra, Daj Johnson, Chrystal Durnan, Mark McKenna, Amanda Thomas, Angela Lain, Gabrielle Nurod, Deirdre Kiely. Photo by Shana Anderson

OVME (pronounced “of me”) is a new medical aesthetic experience founded by S. Mark McKenna M.D. and backed by Atlanta-based private equity firm Equity38. OVME’s modern boutique offers a contemporary and innovative take on the traditional cosmetic dermatology environment. The new tech-enabled studio occupies 1,800 square feet of space on Oak Lawn Avenue, boasts six state-of-the-art treatment rooms and a private area for personal consultations. The waiting room features a living green wall, as well as a sleek retail area with a bespoke selection of medical grade skincare products.   “The medical aesthetics marketplace is highly fragmented, lacking in innovation, and generally ripe for disruption,” says, Dr. McKenna. “The needs of the medical aesthetic consumer have rapidly evolved beyond the stale industry landscape. Exciting opportunities exist at the nexus of elective healthcare, consumer focused technology, and retail; this is exactly where OVME lives.” The studio provides an array of services designed to create unique treatment plans for each patient. With locations in Atlanta and Nashville, OVME offers a curated selection of medical cosmetic/wellness services including neurotoxins (Botox, Dysport), dermal fillers (Juvederm, Restylane, Sculptra), Vivace Microneedling, BBL, CoolSculpting, Halo, Motus A/X laser hair removal, hormone replacement therapy, PRP for hair loss, and more. OVME and Equity38 are in the midst a nationally branded, multi-unit rollout in the retail medical aesthetics space. OVME extends its ethos through an official partnership with the Make-A-Wish Foundation, donating a portion of proceeds to grant wishes for children with life-threatening medical conditions across the country. OVME is located in Turtle Creek Village at 3888 Oak Lawn Avenue Suite 108, Dallas, TX 75219,

Fashion You Can Wear (And Drive) To Be Featured At The Park Place Luxury & Supercar Showcase

Now here's an event that both men and women can enjoy! Head to the Four Seasons Resort and Club Dallas at Las Colinas on Saturday, September 28 for the 3rd annual Park Place Luxury & Supercar Showcase. Suggested attire for the day is Concours Casual. What that means, I'm not sure. But that's what was in the press release...  Highland Park Village will present a runway fashion show produced by Jan Strimple Productions on the Million Air Stage inside the climate-controlled Porsche Pavilion at 1:30 p.m. The exciting show will feature Fall looks from prestigious brands Alice + Olivia, MARKET, St. John, Trina Turk, and Theory. Several brands will have retail pop-up shops inside the Porsche Pavilion for guests to browse throughout the day. While fashion may rule the day, there will be plenty of flashy cars to peruse...

Famed Choreographer Debbie Allen To Host Fine Arts Symposium On September 28


St. Philip’s School and Community Center will host its inaugural Fine Arts Symposium on Saturday, September 28, 2019 from 9:00am-4pm on the St. Philip’s campus located at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, in South Dallas. Join St. Philip's School and Community Center for a unique professional development experience with none other than Debbie Allen (sponsored by The Kimbrough Family Arts Fund). This one-day symposium will forge conversations and feature workshops around the inclusion of children of color in the arts during their primary years of education. Included in the event will be a Q&A luncheon with Debbie Allen and an optional master dance class (open to all disciplines) to round out the day! Studies show that involvement in the arts is linked to higher academic success, lower drop-out rates, increased social-emotional connections, and stimulates creativity, one of the most sought-after skills in today's job market! The St. Philip's Fine Arts Symposium will examine and strengthen our roles as educators to ensure there are equitable opportunities for children of color to receive the highest quality arts education. This event will be filled with powerful tools, strategies, and resources to create a network that educators can use for collaboration and accountability. Ideal for both in-class educators and arts administrative professionals, and practicing professionals. Event tickets are available. Please visit or call 214.421.5221 ext. 241 to purchase tickets.

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Celebrity Stylist José Eber to make Plano appearance this September 18-19

José Eber has been setting styling trends for decades by providing cuts and colors that few can duplicate. His latest José Eber Salon is now open in West Plano Village and the salon is currently accepting styling and consultation appointments with the hair genius himself for Wednesday, September 18 and Thursday, September 19. “The new José Eber Salon in Plano brings a sophisticated, minimalist, and French-influenced design to North Texas,” said Alban Pessy, José Eber Salon Director. “We are thrilled that José is making himself personally available at his namesake salon during our grand opening celebration.” 

Eber’s trademark beauty philosophy has led to thousands of extraordinary transformations for men and women all over the globe and created some of history’s most famous hairstyles. José Eber’s unwavering vision and longstanding commitment to “making every client feel beautiful and comfortable within” is just one of the qualities that has led to his long term success. In addition to world-renown cuts, color and blowouts, they are also industry leaders in custom hair extensions, updos, and straighteners/relaxers. What sets José Eber Salon apart is the focus on consultations, where visionary stylists will create a look that elevates the client’s beauty and expert colorists will create and execute balayage, color correction and full color changes suiting each individual’s skin tone and lifestyle. The salon carries luxury hair care products by Kérastase and also features the José Eber signature line of products and professional tools to maintain and provide clients with the home hair care needed.

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

The Ivy Tavern Celebrates 5th Anniversary August 23-25

The Ivy Tavern is celebrating its 5-year anniversary the weekend of August 23-25 with a series of music and entertainment events. Friday, August 23 is a return to the 1980’s with DJ Jen Miller, starting at 9:00 PM, spinning all the best hits from this totally tubular decade. Prizes will be awarded at random for amazing outfits from the era so dress to impress in your best Polo shirt (collar flipped and double-layered, of course), shoulder pads, or anything neon and hair teased high. Whiskey Pants will take the stage Saturday, August 24 at 9:00 PM and entertain the crowd with their flawless vocal style and evocative melodic elements. This acoustic duo has a wide musical repertoire stemming from an array of influences. Kirk Tatom and Greg Beutel have been active in the Dallas music scene for years and have played for such bands as Deep Blue Something, Grand Street Cryers, and most recently, Evamore. Lastly, The Ivy Tavern’s weekend celebration will cap off with a Sunday FUNday on August 25 featuring the joyful Reggae sounds of Watusi, playing live from 2:00-5:00 PM.

Thursday, August 1, 2019

Chefs For Farmers Food & Wine Festival Returns November 1-3

Chefs For Farmers, the premiere food and wine festival of Dallas, returns November 1-3 with an extensive chef, artisan and farmer lineup and many memorable experiences. In one mouth-watering, calorie-filled culinary festival, Chefs For Farmers celebrates rockstar chefs engaging with local farms for ongoing business. The festival highlights Dallas as an established food city that needs to be celebrated. The weekend attracts foodies of all ages (21+) with its “come as you are”, no-fuss, party with live music, DJs and plenty of engaging activities. The festival is a collection of the greatest and most talented in the Dallas culinary scene. Chefs For Farmers VIP lounge recently upgraded with this year’s theme being “The Fried Chicken & Champagne Campaign” presented by Thermador & Capital Distributing, hosted by Top Chef John Tesar and featuring additional Top Chef Bravo chefs. 

Friday, July 26, 2019

An Audio Walk Down Memory Lane with Jody Dean

Turn your radio on to KLUV 98.7 FM on Saturday nights and you’ll hear “Saturday Night Special With Jody Dean,” an all-request show that has been running from 7 to midnight Saturdays on KLUV. The legendary radio DJ likes to use the last hour of that time slot to air “Dusty Attics,” where Dean talks with Dallas-Fort Worth celebrities about songs that mean the most to them. Consider it an audio walk down memory lane. I had the BEST time with Jody recently going through the soundtrack of my life. If you missed the show live, you can listen (and watch) the show HERE.

Thursday, July 25, 2019

Born To Make Art: Visual Learners May Be Especially Well-Suited for Creative Careers

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