Out-partying any typical staid Southern affair, several hundred guests gathered at Belk’s newly-minted Galleria Dallas flagship store on April 17 to enjoy a first-ever Girl’s Night Out event. While tweens gushed over photo opps with YouTube sensations Tracy and Stefanie of Eleventh Gorgeous, grown-up gals indulged in blissful nail pampering, sparkling cocktails, and an endless array of desserts. But those were just the opening acts. Cynthia Rowley (pictured above with Arlene Goldstein, Belk’s Vice President of Trend Merchandising). Her designs have graced the covers of nearly every major fashion publication, and Rowley continues to be a leader in the industry. She’s known for breaking boundaries, proving to all why she has been and will continue to be a longstanding contender in the fashion world. As the renowned designer prepared for a runway show featuring the CYNTHIA Cynthia Rowley Collection, she sat down with DFW Style Daily to dish on her involvement with Belk, her crazy (yet unstoppable) aspirations, and most importantly, her growing obsession with Big D. Read on for our candid interview with Cynthia Rowley and learn why, after all of these years, she remains fearless. CuRious Candy locations in New York. She admits that people labeled her as insane. To go from being a noted fashion designer to selling salted caramel cotton candy and edible tea cups, it seemed to some that Rowley had veered off into left field. In her own mind, however, the “high style and high concept” shops made sense to her - so she went for it. We believe it’s safe to say that she isn’t going to stop there. Rowley added, “Maybe there’s a car [design] in the future, maybe something like that. …We’ll see. There shouldn’t be any limits. Don’t wait, otherwise someone else will do it before you.” State Fair, and the Cotton Bowl,” Rowley recalled. “I also went to a Cowboys game, the Nasher Sculpture Center, The Dallas Contemporary, and I ate barbecue. The food here - oh my God!” Clearly Cynthia Rowley loves Dallas, and from the overwhelming response from her fans at Belk, Dallas loves her back. To explore Rowley’s vibrant collection, visit Belk.com or head to Level Two at Belk at Galleria Dallas. All images courtesy of Shana Anderson Photography.