Sunday, January 15, 2012

The Ladies of Big Rich Texas Go Nude

"If you are not wearing the right accessory, then you might as well be nude." That is the philosophy of the Accessories in the Nude (AIN) event.  Flair for Fashion produced the AIN kick-off party held Saturday, January 14 at The Spa Bar, which was hosted by Fashionistas founder, Heidi Dillon.

Daylon Pereira and Heidi Dillon

Perched on a high-back white chaise,  I teased Heidi that her high-collared, black leather top by Rick Owens made her look like the Evil Queen in Snow White.  She was anything but, as loyal fashion subjects took their turn for a few words with the benevolent ruler of Dallas' fashion scene.

The AIN competition showcased fabulous accessory designers Maria Day, Shirley Zago, Khrome, Paula Parish, Morgan Moss, Trudi Bell, & Becca Jett.  Judging their works were Eddie Nelson Barnett fo Eddie & Co. Showroom, Debra Jones of Jones 2000, Toni Duclottni of CW33 and House of Haute, Andre Terry of IMG Designs and Sallie La Blanc of Visual Advantages.  The winner will be announced at the AIN - Fashion Show on March 17, 2012, hosted by Courtney Kerr and Daylon Pereira from Bravo’s Most Eligible Dallas.

Dillon told me, "I am very passionate about supporting emerging fashion and accessories designers in our area.  There is so much undiscovered talent in Dallas  and it thrills me to be able to participate in providing a platform for them to showcase their work. Fashion is commerce, after all, and it brings beauty, excitement and glamor to our city."
Leslie Birkland and Cynthia Smoot

Providing another layer of entertainment for me, was the fact that they were filming scenes for the upcoming season of Big Rich Texas. I can't believe that as much as I have written about this show, this event was my first time to meet Leslie Birkland and her god-daughter, Kalyn Braun.  Leslie is even more gorgeous in person and after seeing the new commercial for Season Two that just hit the airwaves - I can't wait to see more of her!!

PS: Pardon the pink glow on all of the photos. But that's what the zillion lights that BRT crew were toting did to my camera.