A Nak for Jewelry

Ylang 23 lures Dallas trendsetters to Bistro 31 for sip and see with Nak Armstrong

Ylang 23 lures Dallas trendsetters to sip and see with Nak Armstrong

Kimberly Schlegel Whitman, Nak Armstrong, Sunie Solomon
Kimberly Schlegel Whitman, Nak Armstrong, Sunie Solomon Photo by Kristina Bowman
Tina Craig, Vivian Lombardi
Tina Craig, Vivian Lombardi Photo by Kristina Bowman
Vivian Lombardi, Robin Ladick, Tina Craig
Vivian Lombardi, Robin Ladick, Tina Craig  Photo by Kristina Bowman
Sunie Solomon, Meg Florence, Amy Prestidge
Sunie Solomon, Meg Florence, Amy Prestidge Photo by Kristina Bowman
Robin Ladick, Suzanne Droese, Jamie O'Banion
Robin Ladick, Suzanne Droese, Jamie O'Banion Photo by Kristina Bowman
Patricia Walker, Sandi Bohot
Patricia Walker, Sandi Bohot Photo by Kristina Bowman
Nak Armstrong at Bistro 31
Nak Armstrong  Photo by Kristina Bowman
Maya Nairn, Jacquelin Sewell Taylor, Elizabeth Robertson
Maya Nairn, Jacquelin Sewell Taylor, Elizabeth Robertson  Photo by Kristina Bowman
Lauren Havens, Cate Ford
Lauren Havens, Cate Ford  Photo by Kristina Bowman
Kyle Jeffery, Jennifer Kolstad
Kyle Jeffery, Jennifer Kolstad Photo by Kristina Bowman
Krystal Schlegel, Kimberly Schlegel Whitman
Krystal Schlegel, Kimberly Schlegel Whitman Photo by Kristina Bowman
Jacquelin Sewell Taylor, Nak Armstrong, Cate Ford
Jacquelin Sewell Taylor, Nak Armstrong, Cate Ford Photo by Kristina Bowman
Jacquelin Sewell Taylor, Maya Nairn
Jacquelin Sewell Taylor, Maya Nairn  Photo by Kristina Bowman
Helene Cohen, Charles Teichman
Helene Cohen, Charles Teichman  Photo by Kristina Bowman
Ylang 23 Nak Armstrong
Women search for the perfect piece at the Yland 23 event at Bistro 31.  Photo by Kristina Bowman
Charles and Joanne Teichman
Charles and Joanne Teichman Photo by Kristina Bowman
Cate Ford, Amy Prestidge
Cate Ford, Amy Prestidge Photo by Kristina Bowman
Becky Young, Elizabeth Scokin
Becky Young, Elizabeth Scokin Photo by Kristina Bowman
Amy Prestidge, Jacquelin Sewell Taylor, Cate Ford
Amy Prestidge, Jacquelin Sewell Taylor, Cate Ford  Photo by Kristina Bowman
Kimberly Schlegel Whitman, Nak Armstrong, Sunie Solomon
Tina Craig, Vivian Lombardi
Vivian Lombardi, Robin Ladick, Tina Craig
Sunie Solomon, Meg Florence, Amy Prestidge
Robin Ladick, Suzanne Droese, Jamie O'Banion
Patricia Walker, Sandi Bohot
Nak Armstrong at Bistro 31
Maya Nairn, Jacquelin Sewell Taylor, Elizabeth Robertson
Lauren Havens, Cate Ford
Kyle Jeffery, Jennifer Kolstad
Krystal Schlegel, Kimberly Schlegel Whitman
Jacquelin Sewell Taylor, Nak Armstrong, Cate Ford
Jacquelin Sewell Taylor, Maya Nairn
Helene Cohen, Charles Teichman
Ylang 23 Nak Armstrong
Charles and Joanne Teichman
Cate Ford, Amy Prestidge
Becky Young, Elizabeth Scokin
Amy Prestidge, Jacquelin Sewell Taylor, Cate Ford

The Ylang 23 Nak Armstrong trunk show and personal appearance at Bistro 31 was the place to see and be seen. Joanne Teichman and Jacquelin Sewell Taylor joined forces to give Dallas' fashion elite a private look at Armstrong's complex and collectible jewelry while enjoying drinks and treats from the Highland Park Village hot spot.

"We carried Nak Armstrong's former line, Anthony Nak, for years. When their partnership dissolved and Nak struck out on his own, we were immediately on board with his new collection," said Teichman, owner of Ylang 23.

Armstrong started out small, with handmade, architectural jewelry that appears to be mosaics of raw gems or tapestries woven of precious metals. His designs reveal the flow between ancient and modern, precious and raw, shadow and light, mystery and brilliance.

"How he does it, I don't know, but it is one of the few original lines that defies copiers," Teichman said. "There is no one like him."

Spotted on the stylish scene: Kimberly Schlegel Whitman, Krystal Schlegel, Jamie O'Banion, Sunie Solomon, Tina Craig, Vivian Lombardi, Robin Ladick and Cate Ford.