Fashion Diaries

Dallas style setters assemble for first-of-its kind fashion experience

Dallas style setters assemble for first-of-its kind fashion experience

Havilah Bender, Paige Rommel
Havilah Bender, Paige Rommel Photo by Bruno
Anna Sophia van Zweden, Lonnie Jordan
Anna Sophia van Zweden, Lonnie Jordan Photo by Bruno
Brian Bolke, Faisal Halum
Brian Bolke, Faisal Halum Photo by Bruno
Fred Holston, Sabrina Dee, Justin Hevertt
Fred Holston, Sabrina Dee, Justin Hevertt Photo by Bruno
Jan Strimple
Jan Strimple Photo by Bruno
Michelle Keys, Charlie Price
Michelle Keys, Charlie Price Photo by Bruno
Nicholas Moore, Samantha McCurdy, Cortney Guy
Nicholas Moore, Samantha McCurdy, Cortney Guy Photo by Bruno
Krystal Schlegel, Tracy Diers
Krystal Schlegel, Tracy Diers Photo by Bruno
Carlos Alonso-Parada, Diamond Mahone
Carlos Alonso-Parada, Diamond Mahone Photo by Bruno
Runway at Connexion 2015
Connexion runway show featured looks from retailers such as Forty Five Ten and TenOverSix. Photo by Bruno
Beau Bollinger, Dylan Elchami
Beau Bollinger, Dylan Elchami Photo by Bruno
Miso Ryu, Joshua Bernard, Natalie Westbrook
Miso Ryu, Joshua Bernard, Natalie Westbrook Photo by Bruno
Jessica Allendes, Maggie Rener, Annie Arriola, Tiffany Brian
Jessica Allendes, Maggie Rener, Annie Arriola, Tiffany Brian Photo by Bruno
Haris Fazlani, Renzo Pancorvo, Caleb Parker
Haris Fazlani, Renzo Pancorvo, Caleb Parker Photo by Bruno
Chloe Aguillard, Abby Bush, Delaney Dell
Chloe Aguillard, Abby Bush, Delaney Dell Photo by Bruno
Amanda Reed, Gray Borcherding
Amanda Reed, Gray Borcherding Photo by Bruno
Havilah Bender, Paige Rommel
Anna Sophia van Zweden, Lonnie Jordan
Brian Bolke, Faisal Halum
Fred Holston, Sabrina Dee, Justin Hevertt
Jan Strimple
Michelle Keys, Charlie Price
Nicholas Moore, Samantha McCurdy, Cortney Guy
Krystal Schlegel, Tracy Diers
Carlos Alonso-Parada, Diamond Mahone
Runway at Connexion 2015
Beau Bollinger, Dylan Elchami
Miso Ryu, Joshua Bernard, Natalie Westbrook
Jessica Allendes, Maggie Rener, Annie Arriola, Tiffany Brian
Haris Fazlani, Renzo Pancorvo, Caleb Parker
Chloe Aguillard, Abby Bush, Delaney Dell
Amanda Reed, Gray Borcherding

The Dallas Design District was quite the scene on a recent not-rainy night, when the city's trendsetters descended on hot new venue D.E.C. for a multimedia art and fashion experience called Connexion. The event was the first of its kind, an idea hatched by Black Book Ink creative director Sabrina Dee and Wallflower Management's Tammy Theis and Brenda Gomez.

Once checked in, attendees — including Brian Bolke, Faisal Halum, Anna Sophia Van Zweden, Jan Strimple, Amanda Reed, Rajan Patel, Krystal Schlegel, Wren and Benji Homsey, Chandra North, Jenny Kirtland, and Samantha McCurdy — got a good look around the haute multilevel party pad and flipped through the monograph awaiting them in their seats. Inspired by art and artists, the monograph features the works of Dallas creatives, including photographers, stylists, hair and makeup artists, and illustrators.

The fashion frenzy continued with a runway show during which Wallflower models sported fall looks from retailers such as Forty Five Ten, TenOverSix, Tootsies, Traffic LA and Stanley Korshak — ranging from an Elder Statesman cashmere lingerie set paired with black leather moto jacket to a bold black-and-white-striped dress from local designer Shirin Askari. Charlie Price and his Hair by Charlie team put their styling stills to good use, creating everything from strong wet looks to whimsical top knots.

Post-show, the party continued upstairs on the rooftop deck, where everyone partook in passed appetizers from Lombardi Concepts and caught up with fellow fashion enthusiasts while they gazed out onto the Dallas skyline.

A portion of proceeds from Connexion benefit DIFFA Dallas, which helps fund organizations that aid in the fight against HIV/AIDS.