Each week, DFW Style Daily reveals the style fixations of our city’s top trendsetters. Today, PinkMemo Associate Editor Nadia Dabbakeh shares her top five summer must-haves. Read on to learn which Balmain and D&G goodies this designer-loving Dallasite can’t live without.
1. All Things Americana
Dabbakeh was raised abroad, but recently she’s tapped into stateside style with finds that are pretty, polished, and classically American. Of her current patriotic picks, she says, “I have a newfound obsession with all things red, white, and blue! I want to wear this Balmain studded flag jacket (price upon request) with cutoffs and worn white tees through the fall.”
2. Designer Bikes
Dabbakeh’s currently into riding her chic bike on the Katy Trail. She recommends shopping the Oak Cliff Bicycle Company to pick up your own set of stylish wheels, like the Torker Boardwalk 26 by Win Le Velo pictured here ($269). To check out the boutique’s pedal pushers, head to 408 North Bishop, suite 103, in Dallas.
3. Creamy Blush
Commenting on her summer make-up essentials, Dabbakeh notes, “I prefer a dewy look to a matte face. It’s so much more youthful.” Currently favoring La Prairie’s foray into creamy cheek color ($40), she adds, “Keep in mind that the brighter the product looks in the packaging, the better it looks on the face!”
4. Haute Leotards
Don’t worry, she’s not going Gaga. Dabbakeh pairs old-school bodysuits in solids and prints with her skirts, shorts, and jeans for a look that’s very ’90s supermodel (rather than “Did that girl forget her pants?”). Her current pick is this curve-hugging version by Dolce and Gabbana ($1,615).
5. Double-Duty Sunscreen
In a nod to the current Dallas weather, Dabbakeh never leaves home without a fully protected face, saying of her sunscreen choice, “L’Occitane’s Immortelle Precious Protection SPF20 cream ($58) both moisturizes and protects from rays, so its twice as good!”
(photo credits, from top: 1. Nadia Dabbakeh, 2. Trenddelacreme.com, 3. Oak Cliff Bicycle Company, 4. NeimanMarcus.com, 5. Net-a-Porter.com, 6. LOccitane.com)