Cast your vote now for the 2016 CultureMap Stylemaker
We are down to the final six in the 2016 CultureMap Stylemaker Awards. These fashionable and fabulous men and women were your favorites among our semifinalists, and now we need your help to determine the readers’ choice winner.
Vote once a day, every day, until October 19 at 11:59 pm. Then join us on October 20 for the Stylemaker Awards announcement party at Tootsies in the Plaza at Preston Center (our sponsor), where all six finalists style looks using clothing and accessories from Plaza retailers. We also reveal the readers’ choice and editors’ choice winners.
For a preview, watch the video from last year’s party.
Occupation: Plastic surgeon
Why Mark deserves to be a Stylemaker: Mark’s style embodies a casual elegance. He’s married to Cary Deuber of the Real Housewives of Dallas — for whom he shops — and he loves beautiful things, including fine clothes, Italian wools, suede shoes, and all things Brunello Cucinelli.
Occupation: Owner and designer, IBB Design Fine Furnishings
Why Shay deserves to be a Stylemaker: One of Dallas’ top interior designers, Shay believes that the right accessories can take an ensemble to a whole new level. The design expert for Good Morning Texas and social butterfly loves color and a classic aesthetic, and carefully edits accessories for her wardrobe.
Occupation: Stylist and senior managing partner, J. Hilburn
Why Chris deserves to be a Stylemaker: Whether it’s interiors, fashion, or entertaining, Chris always has a different take on traditional elements. His style is classic with an eclectic bent. He dresses sharp, but never in a stuffy or too buttoned-up way. After more than a decade at Neiman Marcus, he is now one of J. Hilburn’s leading personal stylists.
Occupation: Entrepreneur; founder, Our New Monarch
Why Ekaterina deserves to be a Stylemaker: This Moscow-born Dallasite is a modern-day Audrey Hepburn. She has an amazing eye for mixing vintage with modern pieces, which makes her style quirky, fun, and whimsical, setting her apart from others in her industry.
Occupation: Media sales director, Southwest Carol Orr & Co.
Why Brittanie deserves to be a Stylemaker: Brittanie loves fashion as much as she loves a good cocktail (which is a lot), and her marketing and advertising career began in fashion, at one of the largest modeling agencies in the world. In addition to her day job, she has served on the DIFFA/Dallas board of trustees for five years as the creative and marketing director, developing and launching the fabulous House of DIFFA brand and creative campaigns.
Occupation: Creative director/principal, Richards Lerma
Why Guillermo deserves to be a Stylemaker: Guillermo is a renaissance man — designer, artist, entrepreneur — born in Argentina to an Italian family. As a designer, he has collaborated with brands such as Levis, Nike, and Benetton, as well as artists like Shakira. His bold, elegant style is representative of today’s contemporary global man.