A Sneak Peek Of Tonight’s Festive DIFFA Wreaths

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Is the hint of cool weather getting you in the holiday spirit? Celebrate the holiday season early by getting festive at tonight’s 21st annual Holiday Wreath Collection by DIFFA/Dallas! For one night only, seasonal swags from 100 local and international designers will be available for auction at tonight’s “Gramercy Park” themed event.

Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS (DIFFA/Dallas) is dedicated to supporting the fight against HIV/AIDS “by drawing on the contributions of world-renowned creative and corporate leaders representing all branches of the design related industries.” The Dallas chapter, formed in 1984, is the only organization in Texas that provides funding to local HIV/AIDS Service Organizations within our community. To date, DIFFA/Dallas has granted more than $7 million to organizations providing direct care to those living with or affected by HIV/AIDS.

Get exclusive details below on tonight’s one-of-a-kind wreaths, from the mouths of local retailers! Also, see below for last year’s detailed creations as a taste of what’s in store at the festive gathering tonight. 

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Home on Bishop 

DFW Style Daily: Will your wreath fit the down-to-earth, eclectic personality of the shop?

“Our wreath concept is based on our concept for our stores – organic, handmade. Like our stores, everything is unique, hand crafted, and tells a story or includes a story by the artisan who created it.”

How does the wreath represent the Oak Cliff neighborhood?

“Our wreath represents our neighborhood in its individuality and attention to the artisan hand that created it. It’s one of a kind and feels organic, eclectic, grounded, and familiar. Feels like ‘Home’, which is our store’s namesake.”

Why are you excited to participate this year?

“We are big proponents of DIFFA Foundation and all its efforts to raise not only money for the foundation but awareness for such a worthy cause.”

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Tinsley Radix

What elements of the Tinsley Radix brand will be present in your wreath this year?

“We included a gift card to our store as we make all of our garments locally and are able to custom make pieces for our clients. We also wanted to make the wreath itself bright and happy to represent the happiness in all of our collections. We also included one of our faux leather made goods as our brand is animal friendly.”

Give our readers a hint about your wreath’s color palette and materials. 

Celebratory and proud!”

Why are you excited to participate this year?

“This is our 4th year to participate and help raise money and awareness to such an amazing organization.”

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Bret McKinney/Stanley Korshak

What elements of the Stanley Korshak brand will be present in your wreath this year?

“The wreath will be whimsical and elegant, reflective of the Stanley Korshak brand. I can also say that it’s more than just a wreath. Our contribution includes something very fun that the wreath will hang on (Hint: it was the main element of our holiday decor last year at Stanley Korshak).”

Dish! What will your wreath look like this year?

“METALLIC. Our wreath is shiny and definitely attention grabbing, to say the least!”

Why are you excited to participate this year?

“DIFFA is one of my favorite causes, which makes this event really special to participate in, and on top of that, DIFFA/Dallas’ Holiday Wreath Collection is always such a unique event. It’s great to be able to use my love for design to create something that directly benefits the charity. Also, if I’m being honest, it’s kind of like a contest… haha!”

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Roma Boots

Will the wreath contain elements of your worldly travels?

“Absolutely! Not only do all the colors of our boots represent colors of the world, but we also use the artwork from artists everywhere for our boots.”

Your boots are usually very colorful, sometimes featuring work by individual artists. Will you incorporate art into your wreath?

“Certainly. Some of the children ILONA boots will include artwork including one, by an 11 year old.”

As a charitable brand yourself, what does it mean to you to help DIFFA raise funds through the wreath collection?

“I think that helping give a voice and empowering and restoring hope is what we all want. I am fortunate to be able to do that through Roma Boots and I stand by anyone who is driven by the same motivations while adding a little fashion to the mix.”

Join us for the stylish soiree, hosted by John Erdos, Ferrell Drum, Morgan Cox and Ralph Randall, tonight at Fashion Industry Gallery (f.i.g.) from 7 to 10 p.m. Mingle over cocktails and hors d’ oeuvres courtesy of III Forks, Toni Rivard, and Simply Elegant Dallas. For tickets and more information, visit www.diffadallas.org.

Images courtesy of DIFFA/Dallas. 

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