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Isabel O'Neill

As part of the fall ad campaign, popular British fashionista Alexa Chung teams up with AG for a quirky new video. The pair have teamed up in the past with Chung launching two successful design collaborations for the premium denim brand. According to AG’s director of global communications, Johnathan Crocker, “she walks this line of being very aspirational and very accessible” allowing women to imagine themselves in the clothing and her world. With her adorable accent and sultry stare, Chung has a knack for pulling off hot denim trends.   In the short film promoting the AW16 AG collection, Chung...

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Isabel O'Neill

Photographed by Patrick Demarchelier in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, featuring the work of LANDOWSKI Paul, Le Christ Rédempteur ©Adagp, Paris, 2016 Travel to the most exciting destinations with the new and improved rolling luggage from Louis Vuitton. Known for the famous trunk, Louis Vuitton has teamed up with influential designer Marc Newson to lighten the load and create the perfect 4-wheeled carry-on for the “contemporary traveler”. Newson took the project very seriously and shared his enthusiasm during an in-depth presentation on the luggage. He said, “I’m obsessive about packing everything into a bag of a certain size which is why...

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Isabel O'Neill

The summer heat is here to stay a while longer and that calls for some cool treats to counter the sun. From salty to sweet, NorthPark Center has several destinations that can satisfy your hunger cravings. Shopping can work up quite an appetite, so check out these revitalizing snacks that can keep your day moving with a breeze.   Soft serve yogurt from Yumilicious is a customizable adventure. Since you serve yourself, tailor your treat to your mood with several flavors and toppings to choose from.   Quench your thirst with a refreshing (and colorful) drink from Teavana.   Chocolate lovers...

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Shelby Foster

The August 2016 cover of Vogue features Hadid poised for victory in a Versace dress. To mark the momentous occasion of American pride and other-worldly athleticism known as the 2016 Summer Olympics, Vogue placed supermodel du jour Gigi Hadid and Olympic decathlete Ashton Eaton on its August cover. Hadid, no stranger to sport herself with a background in swimming, volleyball and horse riding, demonstrates the surest way to achieve first-place style in a variety of NorthPark Center retailers. Eaton currently holds the world record in the decathlon and heptathlon and wears head-to-toe Nike alongside Hadid. The editorial was photographed by...

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Isabel O'Neill

Dallas CASA presents their 21st annual Parade of Playhouses at NorthPark Center starting now until July 31. Each year, imaginative children’s playhouses are raffled off for $5 a ticket to assist abused and neglected children into safe, permanent homes. Architects, builders, organizations, corporations and individuals design, build and donate their creative masterpieces in order to send home each with a lucky family. Each having a creative theme and playful furnishings, these houses are any child’s backyard dream. Come view the playhouses in person as they stretch along on Level One between Nordstrom and Dillard’s. The drawing for the winners will...

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Isabel O'Neill

Menswear is taking the spotlight after this past week of shows in New York. With spring travel as an underlying theme across most brands, it is an exciting time for menswear and their accessories. There is a major retro vibe amongst the looks featuring suede, leather and ornate embellishments. Get ready for the backpack, army green, cool blues and stripes because they are here to stay and in a great way. Here are the highlights from our favorite NorthPark Center previews. Canali   Versace   Michael Kors   Gucci   Salvatore Ferragamo, Coach, Louis Vuitton    Valentino   Roberto Cavalli  ...

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Shelby Foster

Last fall, NorthPark Center launched Fifty Years of Giving to celebrate our fiftieth anniversary and to give back to 50 of the organizations that make our city great. The gifts were unique to each organization’s needs, and ranged from kits for victims of domestic violence to an outdoor playset for homeless children. The impact of many gifts was immediately realized, while some supported programs that would take shape within the coming year.   We are so pleased to see the start of Artist Spotlight on Art&Seek, KERA’s online hub for all things related to the thriving art world in Dallas....

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Loryn Weddle

Last week in Paris, designers unveiled their latest couture collections for the fall 2016 season. Here is a recap of our favorite looks at Atelier Versace and Valentino.   The Atelier Versace show included a star studded front row with Naomi Campbell, Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Garner. The collection featured intricate draping, with each look as unique as the last.   The Valentino haute couture show was inspired by the ornate Elizabethan period and was shown on the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death. The collection, designed by Pierpaolo Piccioli and Maria Grazia Chiuri, included garments with high ruffs, bodices,...

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Loryn Weddle

Neiman Marcus recently launched their NM Fit addition to the CUSP department, housing everything you need to get fit this summer. From yoga mats to water bottles, to high-performance activewear, you will find fashion-forward looks to take you from Pilates to the patio. Here are a few of my top picks for running, tennis, Pilates and yoga workouts.      Running: Alo Yoga Extreme Racer Mesh Sport Tank Top, Blue ($48) Tennis: Heroine Sport Mesh-Panel Athletic Tank Top ($135) Pilates: Heroine Sport Exerciser Colorblock Tank Top ($180) Yoga: Onzie Nama Printed Round-Neck Sport Tank ($20)   Running: Alala Printed Drawstring Shorts ($75) Tennis: Michi Deuce Mesh-Panel Tennis Skirt ($120) Pilates: Alo Yoga Airbrush Butterfly-Print...

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Taylor Zakarin

Jonathan Borofsky (American, born 1942) Five Hammering Men, 1982 Anyone who has walked through NorthPark Center can easily point out or recall Jonathan Borofsky’s Five Hammering Men, the work composed of five larger than life black silhouettes, with motorized arms moving up and down in a hammering motion. What many do not know is that this work is one of four works by the artist at NorthPark. Just around the corner from the beloved Five Hammering Men is White Flying Figure with Numbers and Chattering Man Looking Up at 2,887,433, both of which are on loan to us from the Nasher Sculpture Center....

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Isabel O'Neill

Every woman knows that no outfit is complete without a piece (or two) of jewelry. But did you know that Chico’s has a wide variety of choices from neutral to bold? With new arrivals coming in almost every week, you can find unique bracelets, trendy necklaces and sparkling earrings that will add spice to any simple look. Visit Chico’s now located on Level One between Nordstrom and Macy’s. Tribal tassels: Camile Bib Necklace ($89)   Beaded bracelet: Tatiana Stretch Bracelet ($39)   Hammered texture: Zeni Cuff ($49)   Richly roped: Ava Multi-Strand Short Necklace in orange ($55)   Mixed-and-matched: Nala...

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Isabel O'Neill

Summertime is all about kicking back on a patio and enjoying an ice cold drink with good company. If you haven’t had the chance to experience The Theodore’s happy hour yet, call your best friends and schedule some post-work fun immediately. Kyle Hilla, best known as longtime bar manager of Bolsa, is now taking charge as “Liquid Architect” at The Theodore. What exactly does a “Liquid Architect” do? Hilla works on creating well-balanced, multilayered cocktails using simple ingredients that change with the seasons. Recently, we stepped behind the bar with Hilla and learned a little more about the unique and...

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Guest Contributor: Christina Dandar, blogger, "The Potted Boxwood" There is nothing more American than the joy of gathering together with family and friends to celebrate our nation’s independence day. There is a great sense of joy and pride when you watch fireworks, light sparklers, or simply gather together for a festive meal. Chances are many of you will sit down with an ‘all American” meal of BBQ, burgers, and hotdogs. I just have one request, do it in style. Let’s lose the plastic plates and paper tablecloth. After all, there is nothing more thrilling than having a burger on a fine piece...

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Shelby Foster

The July 4th holiday is always celebrated with backyard barbeques, fun in the sun, and lots of red, white and blue. Make sure you have the perfect outfit for the whole family by making a stop at NorthPark Center! Many of the items featured are on sale this weekend. Our Fashion and Lifestyle Ambassador, Kimberly Schlegel Whitman, stopped by WFAA’s Good Morning Texas on Wednesday, June 29 with six adorable looks for all ages. Click here to watch the segment and keep reading for all the outfit details! Lucky Brand – 40% off Textured eyelet dress in white ($77.99) American...

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Guest Contributor: Kimberly Schlegel Whitman, NorthPark Center Fashion and Lifestyle Ambassador Gather up the family and start putting red, white and blue together for your holiday trip! NorthPark Center is full of great holiday looks for every member of the family. Stars, stripes and bold reds and blues will keep the family in festive style!   Items from L to R: I rarely take a trip without a trench coat. They are practical and stylish all in one! I keep it in my carry on just in case the weather doesn’t cooperate. This Burberry Kensington Mid-Length Trenchcoat (price upon request) is...

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Isabel O'Neill

Happy Fourth of July! NorthPark Center will be open on Monday, July 4 from 10AM - 6PM. Come escape the heat and shop the summer sales happening all weekend! Below is a round-up of the best sales at NorthPark Center. 7 for All Mankind June 16 – July 4 Take 40% off and more on select styles. AG June 16 – July 4 Enjoy up to 30% off select styles in-store. Banana Republic June 28 - July 4 Take an extra 50% off sale items.   BCBGMAXAZRIA June 23 – July 7 Take an extra 40% off markdowns. June 29 -...

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Isabel O'Neill

There are so many fragrances in the beauty world, it can be daunting to find the perfect match for you. Luckily, you have the opportunity to try before you buy. I got the chance to talk to Chad Spurrier from diptyque NorthPark and got his top tips and guidance to make shopping a breeze. I first asked Chad how often one should change their scent. He said there is “no hard and fast rule” and that it might be natural to want a heavier fragrance in the winter months and lighter in the summer months. Chad offered a wonderful perspective...

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Isabel O'Neill

In honor of their 75th anniversary, Coach is bringing out the inner child in all of us with their new limited edition collection partnership with Disney. Tote around one of the most famous animated characters, Mickey Mouse, on stylish leather handbags, wallets, keychains and more. The playful take on leather goods such as ears popping out at the top of your handbag, proves that you are never too old for some spirited accessories. Most of the collection comes in an array of four solid colors: black, 1941 red, flax, and 1941 saddle. Classic leather with a touch of Mickey, is...

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Guest Contributor: Kristen Small - Team Manager, Louis Vuitton NorthPark Center Every year when summer comes to Dallas, I take time to shed my all black wardrobe and bring out some color.  After spending so much of the year living in my minimalist wardrobe, I look forward to stepping out in flirty dresses, and brightly colored tops that I can mix with my favorite pair of shorts.  With all of this change in wardrobe, it is important that I make sure my accessories are not boring.  I am a big believer in using my accessories to tie my look together, and...

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Guest Contributor: Eric Trevino, NorthPark Center Marketing and Public Relations Intern Summer in Dallas is hot, but the recent spring/summer 2016 men’s fashion shows are even hotter. The collections have inspired me to pick out a few essential trends for this season. I spotted the top three trends and found the perfect must-have summer pieces to keep you cool. So bring on the heat!   The first summer trend that caught my eye is preppy summer plaids. Above are a few of my favorites from London Collections Men last week.   Get the look with a short-sleeve button down at...

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Shelby Foster

It’s officially wedding season – according to TheKnot.com, June ranks as the most popular month for nuptials. It’s a very exciting time, to be sure, but dress codes can get a bit tricky. NorthPark Center’s Fashion and Lifestyle Ambassador, Kimberly Schlegel Whitman, appeared on FOX4 Good Day on Saturday, June 18 to talk through the rules. Click here to watch the segment and you’ll sail through wedding after wedding without any fashion faux pas. J.Crew – Casual Attire A-Line Dress in Morning Floral ($178) Laila Wedges in Navy Suede ($119) Vineyard Vines – Beach Attire Palm Leaf Scarf Print Maxi...

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