Shoe Shopping - Bold, Bright, and Pretty Pastels

Clockwise from top left: Chanel 2013 Cruise Embroidered Open Toe Fabric Booties, Hermes Giorno, Stella McCartney Pumps, Diane von Furstenberg Anette

If the shoe fits…..

Here’s an exciting peek at resort and spring 2013 from some of our favorite designers!  Whether you prefer a more classic and understated look this spring or are looking forward to stepping a bold and bright foot forward, we are sure you will find the perfect fit from Chanel, Hermes, Stella McCartney, Diane von Furstenberg, Jimmy Choo, Christian Louboutin, Tory Burch, Rag & Bone, and more!  And, don’t forget, stop by the boutique to try it on for size.  After all, you just might find another pair or two that will complement your spring (forward) closet quite nicely.

Clockwise from top left: Christian Louboutin Ron Ron Suede, JIMMY CHOO Malika, Tory Burch Alexa Sandal, rag & bone Saville Loafer

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It’s A Bright Spring With Ann Ross of Leggiadro

Chair print - Leggiadro

It was a true pleasure to catch up with Leggiadro designer Ann Ross on her recent visit to her Highland Park Village boutique!  Here’s the scoop on spring with Leggiadro.  The company is known for their beautiful array of custom and colorful prints!
S&S:    How did you come to own your own store? How many stores do you have total?
Ann Ross:

a. It was a lifelong dream since I was a child to own my own store. I always aspired to be a designer. Right now we have a total of 13 locations. I wanted to create a line that has a purpose. Clothes that have longevity. I love 15-20 year old pieces that you can put something new with and make a new outfit. I am all about timeless pieces in your wardrobe.
b.      My design is classic with a little kick. Something that is interesting for the customer that doesn’t really need anything. I like to create pieces of clothing that will fit in multiple people’s lifestyle.
c.       Your clothing must be comfortable. So many women travel and want to be comfortable while sitting on planes. The clothing items need to travel well. Items you can simply dress up and down.
d.      The most important thing I believe I do is listen to what customers want. What they like and don’t like. You can learn so much by just simply listening.


Brown Zebra - Leggiadro

S&S:       What is your most prized possession?

Ann Ross: Daisy my mini Labradoodle. She is a cinnamon/pumpkin color.  Wherever I go she goes with me. She even flies with me when I travel. I am stopped constantly by people asking what breed she is and where I got her. I recommend her fabulous breeder to everyone! Daisy is constantly with me either at home, at the office, or in our stores.

Leggiadro - Houndstooth

S&S:  What do you learn from your customers?
Ann Ross:    I love to listen to my customers! One customer explained to me how she really loves sequins and how we had incorporated that into a few past clothing items. This year, I have three different types of sequin sweaters. I even designed a print t-shirt with sequins. I believe these are items that people can quickly pair with pants and a scarf. One of my favorite pieces we had was a gorgeous cashmere blazer. Absolutely loved it!

S&S:     Who is your favorite designer? Or what is your favorite inspiration?
Ann Ross:  I definitely admire Bill Blass. He was an incredible American designer. He just understood what the American women wanted in clothing items. I also love Prada, Lanvin and of course -  Chanel.

Leggiadro- Classic Animal

S&S: Do you have a favorite artist? We know you love to display certain pieces of artwork in you stores.
Ann Ross:   I really like Bob Kane. I am a very big collector of his. I have multiple pieces from him throughout most of my stores and in my own home. I enjoy his use of colors and unique style. Most of his pieces are from scenes south of France. Locations from Capri and Venice are in a lot of his artwork.
S&S:   Do you have a favorite time period of fashion?

Ann Ross: 60’s and 70’s.

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A Peek At Stella McCartney Spring 2013

The behind-the-scenes images shared by Stella McCartney of her spring 2013 collection are certainly a welcomed breath of fresh floral air!  The pieces are painted in the prettiest palette imaginable - peaches, yellows, lilacs, and blues.  And, you can’t miss the lovely dose of Stella’s whimsy - bubbles, chic tuxedo blazers in feminine prints, glasses, and balloons - a carnival presentation of course!  Shop the new collection online here and of course, visit our Highland Park Village boutique!

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Lela Rose Loves Color And The Extraordinary

a look towards spring - we can’t wait to shop the Lela Rose spring 2013 collection at our Highland Park Village boutique!

We loved catching up with fashion designer Lela Rose to get the scoop on the holiday season (a la Lela)!  What’s better than starting off 2013 with a stylish catchup with one of our favorite designers?  Not much - besides gazing at her spring 2013 collection!  What was she wearing this holiday season?

S&S: What are you favorite items to wear to holiday cocktail parties?

Lela Rose: I always wear white and silver. I also like white and gold and I love to wear ivory with gold. People wear way too many black clothing items. I love to standout.

S&S: What gifts do you like to give?

Lela Rose: Jams or Jalapeno Chutney. I also enjoy making napkins out of fabrics I have found.

S&S: Describe the holiday season style and aesthetic of Lela Rose?

Lela Rose: Very classic. Fabulous fabrics. Very sophisticated, but young. Shapes are very flattering, but understand the shapes. Great colors and textures.

S&S: Finish this sentence: “When in doubt…”

Lela Rose: Wear color!

S&S: What is your favorite thing about the holidays?

Lela Rose: I love being with my family and of course all the food. I also love Highland Park Village during the holidays. I enjoy outdoor shopping malls and it seems there are not enough anymore. Highland Park Village is the perfect place!

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Rag and Bone - Resort 2013


With the holidays behind us, we can finally look ahead to spring and resort!  Resort is always a wonderful preview of what’s to come in the spring/summer collections and so far - we love what we see!  Rag & Bone’s resort 2013 collection is a gorgeous mix of navy blues, earthy greens, and pops of yellow. The mix of rich navy, prints, and leather details will assure your wardrobe transition from winter to spring is both smooth and stylish.

Here are some of our favorite pieces and be sure to stop by our new rag & bone boutique at Highland Park Village and try them on in-store!  (* more resort 2013 here)

Clockwise from top left: Holst Shawl Pullover, The Ribbed Dress, Large Navy Pilot Bag, Classic Newbury Navy Floral (womens) Bootie, Rowan Boot (mens) Tan

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A Red Hot New Year’s Eve at Marquee Grill - 2012

What are you doing New Year’s Eve?

Don’t miss a Red Hot New Year’s Eve at Marquee Grill!  Dining begins at 5:00 p.m.  Enjoy a full 5-course tasting dinner and DJ S.O.U.L JAH and dancing at 9:30 p.m.  For dinner reservations and tickets, please call 214.522.6035.  Ring in 2013 at Highland Park Village in style!



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New Year’s Eve Brunch - Bistro 31

Start 2013 off right with brunch at Bistro 31! Enjoy Bistro 31’s infamous Benedict on toasted panini, or a decadent selection of pastries such as Pain au Chocolat or Toasted Hazelnut Brioche served with European butter. And don’t forget a Bistro 31 Bloody Mary with Absolut Vodka, house spice, and crispy jamon serrano.

Brunch Service:

12/29, 12/30, 1/1

87 Highland Park Village #200

Dallas, TX 75205

(214) 420-3908

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Rag and Bone Now Open in Highland Park Village - Dallas

We are so excited the Rag & Bone boutique is now open at Highland Park Village (right across the street from Marquee Grill).  The opening party was a blast last night and some of our favorite bloggers snapped some pictures of last minute items that they hope find their way under their Christmas trees!  If you have any last minute presents to finish off your shopping list, be sure to stop by Rag & Bone.  We think a gift card would be an excellent idea as well!  Happy shopping!

gold booties - The Now Stylebook is wishing for!

food catered by Lisa Garza

cute photo shared by cirque du sweet snapped by Cotton and Glitter

Blogger Kyle Knight snapped Elizabeth Midgett wearing this amazing blazer!

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December Store Windows at Highland Park Village 2012

Chanel store windows

Our Christmas roundup of holiday windows at Highland Park Village.  Are you able to even CHOOSE a favorite?  We certainly can’t!


Ralph Lauren

Loro Piana

LAFCO New York


Rag & Bone

Christian Louboutin

Tory Burch

Lela Rose

LAFCO New York

Leggiadro New York


Stella McCartney


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LAFCO New York Gift Ideas

Looking for perfect last minute gift ideas?  Be sure to stop by the LAFCO New York boutique at Highland Park Village. From gift baskets, to candles, and soaps (some that were recently included on Oprah’s Favorite Things) - you are sure to find the perfect items to finish your Christmas shopping.

p. 214.522.8880

LAFCO New York
66 Highland Park Village
Dallas, TX 75205-2733
Here are some of our picks:



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