Friday, February 5, 2010

Art & Reality TV Stars at the Dallas Art Fair Gala.

Last night I attended the Dallas Art Fair Gala. If you haven't been, the DAF is held at f.i.g. (Fashion Industry Gallery) in Downtown Dallas.

It showcases works from more than 50 galleries around the country representing art in all its forms; sculpture, paintings, photography, sculptures, etc. Proceeds benefit Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts - it's Dallas' own "Fame" school.

Last night was an invitation-only Gala to kick off the weekend. I love to go to these kind of parties for many reasons. First and foremost, I like to people-watch and see what everyone's wearing. Especially at an art show! All kinds of crazy comes out at an art show.

I saw men with painted nails and scarves draped over their suits wearing jaunty fedoras. Women in saucy cocktail suits accented with fur. Yes, FUR. It's making a comeback! Lots of fantastic shoes. And lots of things in womens hair: little barettes or headbands with tulle flowers or feathers. (Sigh.) Fashion is art to me.

I saw lots of Dallas notables there: Jim Kastleman and Holly Moore who own PaperCity, Erin Matthews of Matthew Nichols Real Estate, Wick and Christine Allison who own D Magazine, blah, blah, blah.

But the real excitement of the evening for me was running into Pamela Martin-Duarte from Style Network's Dallas Divas and Daughters. Probably the worst piece of trash on Dallas I have ever seen. I watched every episode. It was like a train wreck and I couldn't look away... Anyhow, Pamela looked gorgeous (she was wearing a fur-trimmed top...very fashionable!) but her best accessory is always her handsome husband.
The evening ended well. Got in the car, kicked off my stillettos and discovered a fantastic gift bag in my back seat filled with goodies. I had to snap a pic because it was so chock full of goodies: Coffee, Red Bull, Jelly from The Mansion, an aromatics thingy (what do you call those anyway), magazines, etc. I love a good gift bag.

The real art on display was pretty spectacular too. The DAF runs all weekend and you can tour the exhibit for $20. Anything you see if available for purchase. I encourage you to go, it's really worth it!