I had an awesome opportunity to be apart of Dallas’ very own Award Show. Oh and in case you’re wondering, my name is Brigette Stanley, and I am a guest contributor to Jasmine’s blog. On Wednesday, October 15, 2014, I was able to attend Culture Map and the Plaza at Preston Center’s first ever Style Maker Awards.
To catch you up on speed, Culture Map is a digital magazine specializing in all things related to local entertainment and events for Austin, Dallas, and Houston, Texas. Their topics cover everything from dining, news, sports, real estate, travel, to art, and fashion. The Plaza at Preston Center, is also known to be one of Dallas’ most desirable destinations for shopping and dining, including yummy stores such as Pockets, LuBlu, and Sprinkles. The two partnered together to celebrate Dallas’ most stylish trendsetters at one and only TOOTSIES.
This by far was one of the best events to ever happen to Dallas; simply because we are constantly smothered by retail powerhouses, making it hard to develop personal style. The Style Awards were unlike any other simply because it promoted self‐expression with Dallas fashion. The six finalists were selected on the nomination of their friends, the voting of the public, and the hand pickings of Dallas’ elite Style Influencers. The ceremony was held at Tootsies, which each finalists were able showcase their looks in a runway segment by styling two models for two occasions: cocktail and Sunday’s Brunch. The night would later unveil the winners for both the editors and reader’s choice awards.
As an attendee, the overall experience was excellent; it was very organized from the moment we walked in to the moment we left. The catering staff was polite and helpful, there was plenty of media coverage, the seating accompanied all guests, all nominees were given a spotlight, the crowd was energetic, and they even allowed us to preview Tootsie’s new collection! Hands down Culture Map, the Plaza at Preston Center, and TOOTSIES did a great job putting this event together, I hope The Style Maker Awards becomes a Dallas tradition and to show everyone that individuality is always worth celebrating!
Check out the Finalists Looks Below:
Kevin Lavelle: Founder of Mizzen + Main
David Goltl: Studio Proprietor, Design Within Reach
Melissa RoundTree: Realtor, Dave Perry‐Miller & Associates (winner of Reader’s Choice )
Matt Alexander: Founder of NeedEdition.com
Maleiah Rogers: Owner of Era Salon (Winner of Editor’s Choice)
Jenny Kirtland: Partner, Ascot + Hart
I hope you all enjoyed my take on one of the best Dallas events in 2014. If you would like to learn more about me, and my other random adventures around town, feel free to check out my personal blog at sheonlywearsblack.wordpress.com! Thanks again Jasmine