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Jillian Prado, the founder and creator of the brand Drastically Appropriate, coined the phrase based on the simple fact that an accurate style is always attainable for every occasion. She continues to preach that looks should always gain praise but never be distracting, therefore creating a Drastically Appropriate look and feel. For the 4th year in a row Dallas stylist, Prado, will be showcasing her Drastically Appropriate looks that are pulled together from local stores in the Dallas Fort Worth area in an upbeat, chic and trendy fashion show. Continuing with the quirky trends of the show, The Boss Level will once again be playing live music during the 50- look show. This event was created to promote shopping for guests while raising funds for two wonderful non-profits, The Fashionistas and Children’s Medical. Showcasing Looks from:
Tootsie’s Dallas -www.tootsies.com
Cotton Island -www.cottonisland.com
Flirt Boutique -www.flirtboutique.com
Kendra Scott Jewlery -www.kendrascott.com
Production Affiliates The Clutts Agency - www.thecluttsagency.com
Katie Galasso Graphic Design – firstname.lastname@example.org
Studio Rocket Science - www.studiorocketscience.com
Additional Affiliates: Pinkberry & Smart Water
In addition to our sponsors, affiliates and beneficiaries; special thank you to all of my friends and family who are beyond supportive every year!
It is my pleasure to introduce the two beneficiaries of the Drastically Appropriate Fashion Show No. 4; Children’s Medical Center and THE FASHIONISTAS. Earlier this year I was able to meet some amazing women that work daily to help raise funds for Children’s and I instantly knew I could do more to help. THE FASHIONISTAS have been a part of my life for the past 3 years and I couldn’t imagine producing an event that doesn’t support such a great foundation for art and fashion. Lucky for me, both organizations were thrilled to partner for my event to bring a breath of fresh air to raising funds.
FINAL FASHION SHOW FLYER!
Children’s Medical Center is recognized among the top children’s hospitals in the country by U.S. News & World Report, with nationally ranked programs in Cancer, Cardiology, Diabetes and Endocrinology, Gastroenterolgy, Neonatology, Nephrology, Neurology and Neurosurgery, Orthopedic, Pulmonology and Urology. They have served Children through nearly 600,000 patient visits every year at its campuses and outpatient centers across the metroplex. Children’s is a private, not-for-profit pediatric health care organization that doesn’t receive any direct state or county tax dollars. Two out of the three children who walk through our doors need some type of financial assistance. We provide nearly $70 million in charity health care- whether is is covering the full medical bill or supplementing what insurance wouldn’t cover.
THE FASHIONISTAS are a non-profit organization that celebrates artists, entrepreneurs and visionaries that make-up the fashion industry. We showcase young and emerging designers through our bi-annual fashion shows and social media campaigns. Our fashion shows have showcased: Project Runway’s Shirin Askari; Khanh Nguyen and Nini Nguyen of Nha Khanh, Prashi Shah and Elizabeth Anyaa. We provide educational programming with the FASHION TALK Lecture Series, which brings our patrons closer to cutting-edge and inspirational local and international fashion insiders. Lecturers have included: Valerie Steele (Ph.D., Yale University), Director and Chief Curator of The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology (MFIT); Hamish Bowles, European Editor-at-Large at Vogue; Yeohlee Teng, preeminent US designer and board member of Council of Fashion Designers of America (CDFA). We also support students through our thriving THE FASHIONISTAS TWO | F2 program. Through mentorships, scholarships and career placement, our students are able to participate in all aspects of the fashion industry.
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As you can all imagine, stress levels are running a little high for the show! Luckily, I never have to worry about the music. I am proud to introduce, yet again, my brother’s amazing band as the entertainment for my show! They will be playing live during the runway show AND playing a full set for all of us following. Can’t wait!
Hailing from Dallas by way of Fort Worth, El Paso, & Houston, The Boss Level is a Soul-Rock band that blends numerous musical genres into a sound all their own. By incorporating heavy funk grooves with traditional riff-based rock and exploring transitions in musical arrangements to allow for hip-hop breaks, rap verses, horn section shout choruses, electronica elements, and so much more giving their audience a taste of all the inspirations that provide The Boss Level with the mojo to make mo’ music.
October 26th at Buffalo Cantina in Fort Worth (360 and Trinity)
November 2nd at Double Wide in Deep Ellum
PS…purchase your tickets HERE
Create Jobs, Buy American, Go AMerica is Alex Maine‘s motto and live by. This all-American menswear line is claiming to have the most comfortable apparel in the world…and let me tell you folks, they aren’t lying! Founder and friend, Bron Heussenstamm, is bringing America together to fight for our economy by manufacturing 100% of their products within the US. They pride themselves on having fun while creating unique looks by using the finest American craftsmanship and the most comfortable fabrics.
Men- it’s time to get rid of your saggy seats and gaudy pockets. Alex Maine’s non-denim Signature Brushed Satin Twill Pants ($130- $160) are lightweight and durable and offer a “Prime Cut” with a relaxed feel but appropriate tapering. Their Premium Custom Tees ($30-$49)are made of bamboo and organic cotton and thank all goodness do not have any obnoxious graphics (for now). Don’t worry they come in crew and v-neck in colors inspired by the flag; ocean blues, red wines, greys and off white. Sounds like the perfect Dallas look to me! And yes, if you get chilly they also offer a button-up hoodie ($90-$105).
So not only does this brand offer badass comfortable menwear, they are supporting our economy and creating jobs. Sounds easy enough to me. You like America? You like Alex Maine!
Alex Maine is now available at www.Nordstrom.com and if we beg enough, Bron promises we will have a store in Dallas next year. I am praying it is as awesome as their flagship store on Sunset that is fully equipped with a bar, fooseball table, deep-set couches and HD flatscreens. But for now, visit Nordstrom Online!
Since all of my free time lately has been dedicated to the planning of my 4th fashion show in Dallas, I wanted to share as much as I could with all of you! Below is a brief bio about the show and please check back in soon for information on our band, participating boutiques and sponsors!
Jillian Prado, the founder and creator of the brand Drastically Appropriate, coined the phrase based on the simple fact that an accurate style is always attainable for every occasion. She continues to preach that looks should always gain praise but never be distracting, therefore creating a Drastically Appropriate look and feel. For the 4th year in a row Dallas stylist, Prado, will be showcasing her Drastically Appropriate looks that are pulled together from local stores in the Dallas Fort Worth area in an upbeat, chic and trendy fashion show. Continuing with the quirky trends of the show, The Boss Level will once again be playing live music during the 50- look show. This event was created to promote shopping for guests while raising funds for two wonderful foundations, The Fashionistas and Children’s Medical.
Buy tickets HERE!!
PS…the graphics are done by Katie Galasso (email@example.com)
Any excuse to bring out my favorite puddle jumpers is fine by me, however, they sometimes get a little tricky to style and still look work and life appropriate. Come on people we aren’t 5 years old anymore so we can’t throw them on with any old outfit and still look cute. Thank goodness for Hunter Boots (The Original; $135) and their evolving fashion of wellies! They are the oldest manufacturer of rubber boots and are best known for their original green hunter that debuted in Edinburgh, Scotland in 1856. Throughout the years they have expanded their line with prints, fold-overs and different finishes that can accompany anyone’s day-to-day wardrobe.
Moving onto that tricky part I mentioned earlier. How to look age appropriate in your wellies? If you are heading to the office try to pair your boots with a neutral, mid-thigh length dress (Made Well; $180) and top it off with a cropped blazer with embellishments or puffed sleeves (Rory Becca; $238). Even though it seems like we will never have another winter again, when it does get chilly, transition by adding printed tights or over-the-knee knitted socks (Free People; $12-$45). For a more casual look, slip on a pair of fitted colored jeans (Current Elliot; $218 ) and a simple white tee (Gap ; $25). Spruce up your outfit by adding a colorful scarf (Urban Outfitters ; $32 )or a slouched jacket (Forever 21; $35 ).
Nina Ricci, Band of Outsides, Prada, Bill Blass
We know our Dallasites aren’t bashful when it comes to showing off their, most likely Equinox, fit bods at the pool. Thankfully this summer, bearing your midriff has walked straight from The Joule‘s rooftop cabana and into your current wardrobe.
Designers Nina Ricci, Band of Outsiders, Prada and even Bill Blass have all taken a page out of the traditional Hindu bride’s handbook by showing just a hint of those fab abs you have worked so hard for. Accentuate the smallest part of your body by pairing a high-waisted skirt or short that covers, yes you heard me right, covers your belly button. If it is still a little too bare all for you, top off your strapped bandeau with a tres chic blazer. Follow in the footsteps of Scarlett Johansson, Selena Gomez and Gweneth Paltrow for this bare-necessity on your next night out.