Thursday night at Nicole Kwon Concept Store in Dallas’ West Village, there was much reason to celebrate. Nicole Kwon Concept Store was marking its one-year anniversary of opening, its recent naming by D Magazine as Best Women’s Clothing Boutique and it is currently displaying Karen Walker’s traveling display of fabulous eyewear: Karen Walker Candy Bar. How lovely! Cheers to all of that!
If you’ve not visited Nicole Kwon Concept Store yet, as I must confess I had not prior to Thursday night, you should definitely pop in. She carries not only her own line of clothing, which is beautiful, but she also features a great collection of jewelry, shoes and clothing from such companies as PJK (Patterson J. Kincaid), A.L.C. New York, Thatcher Collection New York and A.P.C. Paris. I was definitely in heaven as I perused the well-curated racks of clothing and the artfully displayed jewelry collection. If you want pieces for your wardrobe no one else will have, this store should be one of your haunts.
Thursday night’s event featured models from Wallflower Management who were delectably made up in brightly colored abstract makeup and puffy cotton candy wigs to commemorate the arrival of Karen Walker Candy Bar. The brains behind the models’ styling, makeup and hair, as well as the Karen Walker Candy Bar display, are (1) freelance makeup artist extraordinaire Lorann Schindler, whose celebrity client roster includes Dallas’ own Hilary Kennedy, and (2) branding, styling, art-direction genius April Graves. As it turns out, April and Nicole studied at sister schools in the U.K. (April at Central Saint Martins and Nicole at London College of Fashion). April visited Nicole Kwon Concept Store recently to make Nicole’s acquaintance, and the collaboration for last evening’s soiree was born.
Karen Walker Candy Bar will be on display at Nicole Kwon Concept Store through September 23. Do not miss it! I tried on a fabulous pair of animal print cat eye frames, and instantly fell in love. Alas, I am on a shopping diet. *sigh*