Forty Five Ten and Highland Park Village feed the fashion frenzy duringFashion’s Night Out
The prospect of a sleepless night and Champagne hangover didn’t stop Dallas scenesters from store-hopping during Fashion’s Night Out. We were right there with them — fighting the crowd of high-teased hair, bowties and 5-inch heels. And it was so worth it.
One of our favorite boutiques, Forty Five Ten, opened its doors to impeccably dressed guests decked out in Louboutin, Valentino, Prada, Tom Ford and McQueen. We were proud to sponsor the fete and meet CultureMap Dallas supporters like Brian Bolke, Thom Faust, Brandt Wood, Anne andJonathan Brownlee, Todd Fiscus and Ceron. Margaritas and Mexican nibbles from Mr. Mesero kept partygoers sated, while DJ Lucy Wrubel provided the soundtrack.
CultureMap Dallas staffers — including Jennifer Chininis, Phyllis Cole, Jessica Baldwin and Brooke Dowdy — mixed and mingled with the cool crowd of chic guests. Among those who made our heads turn: Sunie Solomon, Jennifer de Socarraz, Waymon Dummond, Karon Karter, Niven Morgan, David Nichols, Erin Mathews, Yujin Yong, Mildred Lawrence, Hilary Simon, Ken Maxwell and Jim Williamson,founder of the new blog Style Bastard.
Meanwhile, style-setters, hipsters and trendy couples descended on Highland Park Village. At Christian Louboutin, guests fawned over the limited-edition embroidered dragon tattoo heels, men’s slippers and iPad case unveiled during the event. A handful of stores remained open late, but the big deal of the night were the two fashion shows held outside of the vintage theater, featuring designs from participating stores such as St. John, Jimmy Choo, Lela Rose, Akris, Scoop NYC, Tory Burch, Vince, Diane von Furstenberg, Anne Fontaine and Billy Reid.