AllSaints Opens in Dallas
Fashion followers know what a window filled with black sewing machines means: AllSaints. This edgy East London-based brand is known for boutiques fronted with floor-to-ceiling vintage Singers and a dark, noirish vibe, and it has finally arrived in DFW with a just-opened store in Dallas’ NorthPark Center. While the 3,385-foot-space didn’t get the appliance-heavy window display, the industrial-chic feeling is still strong here, and it’s a stellar showcase for the brand’s menswear, womenswear and accessories, including the brand’s new handbag line. 8687 N. Central Expressway, 214-452-0313. www.allsaints.com.
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On Nov. 15, Fort Works Art opens an innovative exhibition called “Duets: A Comparison of Realities.” The show, which is the gallery’s first large-scale group exhibition, features the work of six renowned, award-winning visual artists presented in pairs, with each duet representing a conversation, a comparison and a juxtaposition of styles, subject matter and media. In one coupling, figurative painter Tim Okamura and contemporary portrait painter Riley Holloway explore the power of women, family and minority populations.
In another, sculptors Sergio Garcia and Dan Lam venture into the spaces between reality and abstraction, discomfort and humor. Painters Alonsa Guevara and Lauren Childs push boundaries of color and texture in their representations of nature. Childs is not only one of the featured artists in the exhibition, she’s also a founder and the owner of the gallery.
“I am thrilled for ‘Duets’ because it brings together many of our represented artists with some outstanding out-of-town talent,” she says. “The cultural diversity that this group of artists represents is something that I am very proud of and something we’re committed to continuing.” The opening reception is 6-9 p.m. Nov. 19, and the show closes Dec. 30. 2100 Montgomery St., 817-759-9475. www.fortworksart.com.
Drawing on Style
Only Karl Lagerfeld could create a collection of art tools that’s also a work of art. Behold the Karlbox, a collaboration between the legendary German design polymath (who has headed Chanel since 1983) and Faber-Castell, a renowned maker of fine art and graphic products since 1761. Each Asian-inspired black-lacquered beechwood case contains trays displaying 350 art tools — pens, pencils, watercolor brushes, sharpeners and more — all arranged by color, and all personally chosen by Lagerfeld himself. (And, yes, the colorful collection includes all 120 shades from his favorite pencil line, Albrecht Dürer.) Indeed the Karlbox might be more exclusive than one of Lagerfeld’s iconic Chanel bags — only 2,500 were made and they’re selling swiftly, so you may have to get creative to find one. $2,850, www.karl.com. For more information, visit www.colours-in-black.com.
This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Lone Star Film Festival, and the milestone will celebrated in style. The festival, taking place Nov. 10-13 at venues in Sundance Square, will welcome a number of celebrity guests, exclusive screenings and special events. Among the highlights: country-music performer Clint Black, Golden Globe winner Jane Seymour and Pete’s Dragon director David Lowery will make appearances; Seymour will receive the Achievement in Acting Award, while Black will be given the Stephen Bruton Award for excellence in music.
The 25th anniversary of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast will be celebrated with a screening and an appearance from executive producer Don Hahn. Titletown, TX, the Star-Telegram’s weekly documentary about the Aledo High School Bearcats’ 2016 football season, will be presented in a 90-minute version. The documentary Maya Angelou and Still I Rise and the animated Nerdland, featuring Paul Rudd, are among the showcase feature films, as is Lion, starring Dev Patel, Nicole Kidman and Rooney Mara. The glittering Lone Star Film Festival Ball takes place Nov. 10 at the Worthington Renaissance Hotel; an after-party continues the festivities at 10 p.m. Ball tickets start at $600; after-party tickets are $50. All-access badges to the film festival are $200 online or in person, and individual screening tickets are $10 at the door. For more information about the festival, ball and after-party, visit www.lonestarfilmfestival.com.
Shades of the Moon
Sarah Moon has entered a phase of popularity. The French-born model-turned-photographer is renowned in the art and fashion world for her moody, atmospheric style; throughout her long career, she has worked with countless glossy magazines and shot campaigns for Dior, Chanel and Valentino. This year, Moon celebrates the release of a monograph, Sarah Moon: Now and Then; she mounted a solo show at a German gallery; and now, she has collaborated with the cosmetics company Nars on a spectacular new special-edition holiday color collection.
Moon worked with the company’s founding makeup artist, François Nars, to choose hues and imagery that projected a rich, hypnotic feeling. The duo was deeply inspired by the noir feel of the 1927 German expressionist film Metropolis, and the idea of blurring reality and surreality. The holiday collection includes such staples as eye shadows, lipsticks and blush, but the true gems are the boxed sets — each one emblazoned with one of Moon’s dreamy photos. $39-$125, some styles available at Sephora; find the full line at www.narscosmetics.com.
A Bigger Patio
After just a year in business, The Redwood Patio in Keller has moved to a new, bigger location one door down from its old one. The larger showroom allows not only for an improved display but also room for new products. The selection includes Sunbrella cushions for Adirondack chairs as well as umbrellas and some home decor such as handcrafted, recycled champagne glasses and stainless-steel Spear & Jackson digging forks and hand trowels.
“Our new showroom is staged with an elegant, yet rustic feel. We wanted our customers to be able to get a better visualization of our signature handcrafted redwood furniture,” says manager Sabrina Pierce Contreras. The redwood furniture, all handcrafted by her father and store owner Cal Pierce, remains the focal point. Popular pieces include the Adirondack chairs and family-sized bistro tables. The new store is open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, and by appointment, at 138 Olive St., Keller, 817-993-9873. www.theredwoodpatio.com.
In time for holiday cooking, baking and gift giving, West Elm and Whole Foods have partnered on a limited-edition collection of kitchen and table linens that gives back to those in need. Each of the 12 pieces — placemats, runners, napkins and more — is made from premium upcycled denim in partnership with the Guatemala-based textile group The New Denim Project. One dollar from each purchase goes to the Whole Planet Foundation, which works to alleviate poverty around the world.
The collection is made using a chemical-free, dye-free process by which scraps of denim destined for the garbage are ground back into fiber, mixed with new cotton, spun into yarn and woven into fabrics. More than 20,000 liters of water are conserved per kilogram of upcycled material, West Elm says. Prices range from $14 for an oven mitt to $39 for a 90-inch table runner. For more information and to purchase, visit http://westelm.com/wholefoodsmarket. Items also are available at local West Elm and Whole Foods stores.
Beehive has moved further down the bricks to 4808 Camp Bowie Blvd. The Fort Worth outpost of the Austin-based women’s boutique has tripled its square-footage, making room for gifts, home goods, apothecary and shoes, says Chelsea Stevens, who co-manages the space along with Emily Ducote. From charming candles and decorative soaps to pineapple-shaped tumblers and glitter mules, “it’s all still fitting with the quirky, fun Beehive vibe,” Stevens says. Plus there are now more dressing rooms, more seating areas and merchandise is arranged in a more intuitive way — underpinnings together, jeans together — that allows for easier browsing, trying on and buying. 817-570-0484. www.lovebeehive.com.
ReVint has reconcepted and relaunches this month as Hello Handbags. The vintage boutique (931 Foch St., Fort Worth, 817-882-8223), once known for its range of pre-loved and multi-era fashions and accessories, is focusing exclusively on reselling designer handbags, from investment brands like Chanel and Hermès to everyday favorites like Rebecca Minkoff, Michael Kors and Tory Burch. Co-owners Jeanne Crutsinger and Eliza Abdul experimented with the formula via a pop-up shop in Hulen Mall this spring, and it proved so successful that the mother-daughter duo decided to take the plunge and go all in with the bags-only concept, Crutsinger says. Prices start around $75, and all bags are authenticated by a professional authentication agency. The boutique not only sells pre-loved designer bags, they buy them, too, and they welcome submissions during business hours. More purses are being added every day, and the grand opening of the new concept is slated for Nov. 15 — check social media for more details.
Indulge is turning 11 years young, and you’re invited to help us celebrate. Join us for The Indulge XI Anniversary Party, featuring special food and cocktails created by local chefs and mixologists, as well as a holiday party-themed fashion show and chance to walk the red carpet. It all happens 5:30-9 p.m. Nov. 9 at Brik Special Events Venue, 501 S. Calhoun St., Fort Worth. For more information and tickets, $25, visit www.indulgedfw.com/events. Cheers, and we’ll see you there!