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The YSL Countdown Begins

Yves Saint Laurent is set for a summer debut in Highland Park Village, the latest in a string of tempting additions to the upscale shopping center. Located between Christian Louboutin and DVF, the boutique will occupy a mid-sized storefront. As we await exact grand opening dates and details, let it be known that we’ll settle for no less than a taco trike and a unicyclist at any celebratory events (à la Lela Rose).

Jonathan Adler Sets Up Shop

And speaking of debuts, Jonathan Adler’s eighteenth retail boutique will be located at 4525 McKinney Avenue in Dallas. Now boasting doors across the country and in London, Adler’s furniture, home accessories, gifts, and more, are designed by the philosophy, “If your heirs won’t fight over it, we won’t make it.” The eponymous shop will open in late April; visit JonathanAdler.com to explore recent collections. (The designer is pictured here with hubby Simon Doonan.)


FGI Dallas Career Day Is Friday

The longest-running and largest fashion career event of its kind in the U.S., Fashion Group International of Dallas’ Career Day takes place this Friday, April 13th, at Dallas Market Center. Hil Davis, co-founder of J. Hilburn, will be featured as Morning Keynote Speaker, kicking off a day filled with seminars, exhibits, and merchandising and design competitions. When all is said and done, over $30,000 in scholarship funds will have been awarded. For more information, visit DallasCareerDay.org.



Much Ado About Jane


Lastly, web kerfuffle commenced last week following a profile of 20-year-old Sea of Shoes blogger Jane Aldridge in the latest Texas Monthly. The complex and fascinating article, penned by Dallas writer Jason Sheeler, is worth a read in full. Then, let your fingers do the walking through multiple newsbits via Fashionista, Jezebel, and the like, chronicling Aldridge’s angry reaction and Sheeler’s subsequent blog rebuttal. For our part, we find the Camp Jane vs. Camp Jason squabble less significant than the fact that, through the original article, we gained new perspective on Aldridge herself, as well as her game-changing affect on the world of fashion media. ‘Nuff said.



(Photo credits, from top: 1. DFW Style Daily, 2. Style.com, 3. Fashion Group International of Dallas, 4. DesignerShoesPro.com)

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