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Rag & Bone Designer David Neville Visits Highland Park Village

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Eliza Summers, Gwyneth Paltrow, David Neville, Stephen Summers

It was wonderful to welcome rag & bone designer David Neville to his Dallas boutique on Friday, November 21st for a private shopping event. Hosts included Jamey and Marnie Wright, Stephen and Elisa Summers and David Neville. Guests sipped a specialty rag & bone cocktail, enjoyed light bites, and shopped the fall/winter 2014 collection with Neville himself. From leopard prints to velvet jackets, the boutique is stocked with winter-ready pieces that will take you from the office to your holiday party.  The designer answered a few questions for us on what makes rag & bone continuously stylish.

 

S&S: We’ve heard rag & bone described as the “cool girl’s uniform.” How do you continue to keep rag & bone on the edge of cool? How do you go about anticipating trends and staying ahead of the curve?

DN: New York City is a big part of that.  Manhattan is comprised of such an interesting mix of people and fashion. We draw on that for the vibe and aesthetic of our brand. It’s all about high and low, uptown and downtown.

 

 

S&S: If you weren’t a fashion designer, what else could you see yourself doing?

DN: I’d be playing a lot more golf with Stephen Summers. He took me to play golf with him recently and I beat him. He gave me a lot of shots.

 

 

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S&S: Rag & Bone has a great fit without every being too stuffy or too revealing – how do you find the right balance of sexy?

DN: We’re all about making women feel good about themselves and what they are wearing.  We want them to feel sexy.

 

 

S&S: Where do you source all of your fantastic materials?

DN: Our clothes are very well made.  We learned about the fashion business through where materials were made.  A vast majority of our fabrics are made in the USA. We try to make our clothes wherever they can make them best.  The integrity of our brand rests upon utilizing the highest quality we can find – it’s very important to us.

 

 

 

S&S: What will the rag & bone gentleman and lady be wearing this holiday season?

DN: For women it’s snow leopard, knitwear, leopard, and velvet – our black shiny velvet is perfect for holidays in Texas. For men, a lot of knitwear and great jackets.

 

 

 

S&S: What do you love best about Dallas?  How do you think the rag & bone aesthetic blends with this city?

DN: I think it’s certainly one of the best malls in the country, if not the best. It definitely has the most elevated mix of brands that I’ve ever seen – a lot of European designers. Rag & Bone fits in because we make the every day clothes men and women want to wear. Designer brands don’t always work well for that.

 

 

S&S: When Highland Park Village is mentioned… what comes to mind??

DN: Christmas lights and margaritas from Mi Cocina.

 

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photo credit: rag & bone and Sylvia Elzafon.

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A Peek Into the Design of our Goop Pop-Up Shop

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If you haven’t had a chance to stop by our Goop Pop Up shop, you must add it to your list! Dallas’ very own interior design maven Michelle Nussbaumer is responsible for the unique and stylish space.  We asked her a few questions about her inspiration for the interior design of the shop at Highland Park Village.

 

S&S: What was the design process like from start to finish?

MN: I recolored my fabrics to a more ‘Goop’ palette and brought in my Pagoda Daybed to add glamour, as Gwyneth wanted the space to feel like shoppers were in a more intimate home setting.  I added architectural pediments over the doors, white lacquer floors and contemporary artwork and photography to create a more residential feel.   In the kitchen, I did a rustic industrial vibe with 100 year old reclaimed oak and galvanized steel countertops.  I pulled in London-based Andrew Martin’s wallpaper and a concrete table with Texas-made leather chairs all to bring the Goop vibe to life.

 

 

S&S: Do you have a favorite aspect of the store?

MN: I love everything in the store!  Especially my ‘Ottoman’ wallpaper and stylized pediments.  The Gracie wallpapers that I designed in a collaboration with Gracie give the space a lot of drama and are a great juxtaposition to the more industrial pieces.

 

 

S&S: Did you run into any obstacles with the design that you had to overcome?

MN: When doing a project with a client such as Gwyneth Paltrow, who has such a great and specific view point, its so important to translate that properly.  Everyone is really happy with the result!  I always say the best clients, are the most stylish clients because they just get it.

 

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Must-Haves for Crystal Charity Ball

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In anticipation to Crystal Charity Ball on December 6th, we have compiled some must have items for the annual gala. Steal the show in this stunning gown from Carolina Herrera’s Resort 2015 Collection. For your accessories, we recommend you keep them simple. Our suggestions include the Knuckle Box clutch from Alexander McQueen and the black suede sandals from Jimmy Choo. And of course an outfit for Crystal Charity Ball wouldn’t be complete without your statement earrings from Harry Winston.

 

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Coming Soon: goop

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Highland Park Village is pleased to announce that a goop pop-up will be coming soon. The boutique is a fully shoppable space featuring goop’s exclusive collaborations, one-of-a-kind finds and new discoveries. Look for the goop pop-up at 3 Highland Park Village from November 17th through December 14th.

Follow @goop #gooppop and @HP_Village for the latest events in-store.

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Lela Rose – Spring 2015

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We hope you’ll join us for the spring 2015 trunk show next week at our Lela Rose boutique: next Tuesday-Thursday.  We are looking forward to shopping the newest seasonal designs and the latest arrivals in-store.  Spring is a mix of beautiful blue and white prints, gorgeous florals, and the perfect ball skirts.  Mark your calendars and be sure you don’t miss shopping this exquisite trunk show at Highland Park Village.

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Meet Trina Turk at her Dallas Boutique This Tuesday!

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You’re invited to meet fashion designer Trina Turk at her Dallas boutique this Tuesday.  We’re so thrilled to welcome Turk to Highland Park Village.  Enjoy a meet and greet with the designer, shop new holiday arrivals, and enjoy a festive party favor! RSVP: dallas@trinaturk.com 

Join the fun that evening and get social with us using the hashtags: #TTinTexas and #hpvillage.

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