Thursday, March 4, 2010

FGI Dallas and Neiman Marcus Team Up for a Night of Beauty!

Neiman Marcus and Fashion Group International of Dallas teamed up for a night of beauty on February 24th at the Willow Bend store in Plano. “Project Beauty” was organized by NM PR director & FGI Board Member, Chuck Steelman. Neiman Marcus guests and FGI members sipped champagne as they watched and heard about the top trends in cosmetics for Spring 2010.

New products for brands such as Dior, Guerlain, Valentino, Chanel, Creed and Balenciaga were introduced as well as offers for gift with purchase. FGI of Dallas raffled off several cosmetic baskets to raise money for the FGI Scholarship fund which supports the annual Career Day event scheduled for April 16th at the World Trade Center in Dallas.

Monday, February 22, 2010

FGI Dallas Announces Keynote Speaker for Dallas Career Day 2010!

Born in Birmingham, Alabama to an artistic mother and entrepreneurial father, Jodi Arnold was raised in a household that encouraged creative thinking. "My mother, to this day, talks about the outfits I would put together. Actually, I just loved to make and wear clothes that were different from other kids," says Jodi. Upon her graduation from Baylor University with a degree in Fashion Design, Jodi moved to New York City and found her home in Brooklyn, New York. It's not surprising that Brooklyn's distinct neighborhoods, independent artscene and diverse culture resonate with Jodi. "Brooklyn isn't as transient as other parts of the city; it reminds me of home. Most people wouldn't put Brooklyn and Birmingham in the same sentence, but they both have a sense of community and warmth. This lack of pretense - what I call "soul" - is the
essence of the brand," comments Jodi.

Jodi created the label MINT in 1999 as a way to bring together her passion and curiosity of art, design and global culture. Re-named MINT Jodi Arnold in 2007, Jodi refined her design aesthetic by focusing on idiosyncratic fabric combinations, hand-embroidered treatments and the use of unique prints. After 10 years in the industry, the company has completed a re-branding that
touches every aspect of the business. "Contemporary fashion has become muddled with too much product and not enough focus, often overwhelming the consumer. We have re-branded MINT Jodi Arnold as Jodi Arnold to signal that we are getting closer to our core customer, to become more than customer friendly but actually customer-centric."

"At the end of the day, I just want to create clothes that have a soul... an authenticity." - Jodi Arnold

Monday, February 8, 2010

FGI Dallas Mixes It Up at Duxiana!

FGI Duxiana Mixer – 1.21.10

Fashion Group International of Dallas members mixed and mingled on January 21, 2010 at FGI member Serena Cole's store, Duxiana. Cole opened the store 15 years ago where she sells and imports luxury beds from Sweden. She shared with us the benefits of sleeping on a DUX bed which include a unique spring construction and all natural materials. The beds provides superior support and flexibility for total relaxation of body and mind.

Members and guests also enjoyed delicious food provided by Shorty's Texas Catering. For more information about the Duxiana bed and store, log on to For catering needs contact

Monday, December 14, 2009

The Stars Came Out at the Fashion & Lifestyle Awards

Monday, November 9, 2009

FGI Dallas Mixes and Mingles at Turtletique

In the photo: from left to right.(Turtletique owner and stylists) Audrey Adams, Barbare Kille (boutique owner), Pamela Cobb, Dimitra Johnson

Fashion Group members of Dallas love retail! Barbara Kille, owner of Turtletique luxury boutique on Lovers Lane in Dallas, shared her love for retail with FGI members and guests on November 3rd at a mix and mingle event. Kille has owned the store for 6 years and sees a Renaissance for luxury and glam as customers are bringing in new clients.

According to Barbara, Turtletique's success is predicated on its stylists and providing great service. Her stylists include Dimitra Johnson, Pamela Cobb, and Audrey Adams. Ms Kille says customers are demanding color for Fall 09 and some of the trends that are translating into sales are leggings, tunics, cardigans, jewelry, great bags, belts, dresses and jackets.


Marilyn Stewart

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