There are some people for whom style is innate. They know just the right thing to wear, no matter the occasion. They command attention in a room, regardless of the outfit. They mix high and low with ease, prompting the rest of us to wonder, “How do they do that?”
To celebrate the most fashionable women and men in Dallas, we present the first Stylemaker Awards, sponsored by the Plaza at Preston Center. But we need your help to start the party.
From now until September 14, you can nominate your stylish female or male friends (or even yourself) by completing this submission form. From this initial group of nominees, a panel of judges — including yours truly and CultureMap associate editor Diana Oates, Oh So Cynthia’s Cynthia Smoot, lady-about-town Yvonne Crum, FLUENT’s Jackson, and longtime local stylist and fashion writer Stephanie Quadri — will select 12 to move into the first voting round.
On October 2, we will announce the six finalists from round one, and they will move into the final round of public voting to determine the readers’ choice. The editors and judges will also select a favorite.
We will throw a Stylemaker Awards announcement party at Tootsies on October 15, during which we’ll unveil the editors’ choice and readers’ choice winners, who will get a Plaza at Preston Center shopping spree and a styled feature in a Plaza ad campaign.
So if you know some people who fit this fashionable bill, nominate them now. And then please ask them how they do that.