JODY!(1)Sweet Aesthetician ‎Jody Parlier has changed how I “see” myself with skin care taken to a whole new level….
She recommended the Radiance Peel‎ with Rhonda Allison Products to brighten and refresh my winter blah skin.

‎After cleansing, Jody brushed a cell conditioner on my face which prevents the loss of skin elastin fibers.‎ ‎The tingling sensation of the bromelin enzyme and salicylic acid concoction “told” me that it was working overtime!
 Turns out the actual hibiscus peel increases cellular turnover; it is both anti bacterial and antiseptic, and penetrates on a cellular level.

Next, my skin was infused‎ with the soothing anti-inflammatory and healing properties of arnica therapy, and then ‎an application of Daytime Defense.  All I can say is…
Jody, thank YOU for bringing my skin back to life! xoxo

Jody ‎Parlier. Lifetime Fitness Premier Place. Rhonda Allison Radiance Peel $90.00 (Jody is newer to the salon, so her facials are seventy-five dollars, as opposed to one hundred and ten dollars).

Dora’s SPECStacular Says….

Dora pic for FASHION SCOOP website!
Cool pieces like the velvet blazer deserve a close-up this season‎. It’s a brave new world; I love venturing forth in scrumptious velvet instead of my usual black leather moto jacket. The purple velvet jacket was snagged for five dollars from the Refinery Consignment Boutique (formerly the Uptown Consignment) Bi-Monthly Five Dollar Sale! Beautiful handmade rhinestone shank buttons and a visit to my trusty tailor helped transform my find into “specs”tacular.                                                                                                      Suiting up with bell bottom velvet jeans added “flair”. (For your own velvet jacket- check out Frame Denim for their stellar classic.) And, allowing your frilly or lace shirt sleeves to extend softly out from under jacket sleeves is much more interesting.                                                                                     With this deal, I could be put away for highway robbery, but at least I’ll look fabulous with my handsome uniformed escorts! xoxo
Refinery Consignment Boutique                                                           DITA Eyewear: Occhiali Modern Optics                                                     ‎Handmade buttons:                           Frame Denim:                                     Makeup:                                                         Haircut: Warren Wilkes
Photo: Pedro Alcantara           Editor: Erik Sandoval

Spectacular thanks to FASHION SCOOP, Ashleigh Blakes and Jacob Browning!!!



lauren t!Why not give yourself a beauty boost with some truly exquisite help from Lauren,”The Luxurious Lashes Empress”?
Lauren Taylor has resurrected all that she learned from five years of working as a lash stylist and her previous background in specialty skin care to elevate her lash techniques to a fine art. She only uses NovaLash- the award-winning medical-grade adhesive called “the healthiest” professional eyelash extension system.
I felt AMAZINGLY comfy all thru the application process. And, I was so happy with the natural (please request “natural” or “dramatic” or somewhere in between) and beautyful results that I “must” celebrate with The Lash Loft Mimosa!
Lauren, thank you so much for your hard work, and rockstar results!!!

Call, email, or facebook for an appt .


Start With A Great Foundation!!!

Don an exceptional statement piece from the Piermarini for a serene stroll down Exposition Ave or thru Snider Plaza. 🙂

Effortless dressing IS liberating, and it all begins with great foundation pieces that interchange and transform according to your own evolving personal style. The Piermarini Boutique’s fresh attitude and unfussy collections are not so much about trends as they are about seasonless pieces that continue to be relevant year after year! I’ve paired the Kymerah dress with my five year old Barneys Coop boots, new vest and bag, and vintage taupe gloves, what would you chose?? xoxo

Hair and Makeup: Paul Neinast.

Photography: Wade Livingston.

Photo Assistant: Adam George

And, BIGGIE thanks to Alison Volk of Plan B PR and my Assistant, Danielle Brown!


Izavel Inspires!!!

Offset military toughness with the unrestrained joy of a “Little White Dress” from Izavel’s enchanting 2013 Spring/Summer Collection paired with my own jacket and boots. Stay tuned for upcoming makeover magic with Izavel, Paul Neinast and me as we highlight classic variations on wearing Izavel’s stunning white silk!!!

The pure colour traditionally suited for summer can be powerfully unpredictable in haute fall fashion ensembles. xoxo

Hair and Makeup: Paul Neinast.

Photography: Wade Livingston

Photo Assistant: Adam George

And, Big thanks to my sweet intern, Danielle Brown!



Izavel’s modern lines are especially stunning in white!!!

photo: Izavel Lookbook


The Edgar Gomez 2013 Spring/Summer Collection Unveiled!!!

The Edgar Gomez Spring/Summer 2013 Collection highlights the consummate creative genius of its dauntlessly divine Designer, Edgar Gomez. An exuberant aura of ladylike glamour exudes throughout the collection, including the ethereal silhouettes, romantic peplum tops, and the exquisitely created hand-executed work of the Venezuelan born couturier.







Beautifully surreal, yet full of functionality: delicate fabrications in vibrant blue and pristine porcelain white colors are invigorated with a dreamlike fantasy as Edgar transports his audience on a magnificent adventure paying homage to the ancient Ming Dynasty.










His inspired odyssey back to this noted era of Chinese resurgence began during the middle of 2012, and the Edgar Gomez Spring/Summer 2013 Collections not only evoke his long time passion for the form and the softly accentuated decoration of Ming vases, but also remarkably reflect the trends that are currently reigning over international runways!










There’s something very alluring about Edgar Gomez’s irresistible updates to the classic sheath. Model Taylor Boyd is wearing one of the designer’s favorite evocations of the form and splendid decoration of Ming vases.
One trait that truly phenomenal fashion designers share is their ability to make women feel beautiful. Make her feel more beautiful, and perhaps she’s going to exude fearlessness because she’s invincible in “Edgar”, and then…., the sky’s the limit.

Photo: Wade Livingston

Stylist: Juan Lerma

Hair and Makeup: Jerrad Trahan


Master Stylists Change the World!!!

They change how we view  ourselves and the mysterious elements of “beauty”.
Paul Neinast has mastered his “Art” of sculpting clients’ hair designed superbly to their face and hair texture and exacting hair color a la excellence to clients’ skin tones and eyes so they become their own masterpieces! Paul studied biochemistry for twelve years and worked in conjunction with chemists of world renown to develop an unparalleled line of treatment and styling products. His Colour-In Shampoo is my go-to miracle beauty treatment and  WONDROUSLY renews colour while infusing locks with shine and body. Pure colour pigments in Blue-Brown, Cinnamon, Red Copper, Golden Blonde, or Ash Blonde are added to Neinast Moisturizing Shampoo. Simply apply Colour-In Shampoo to freshly washed hair, leave in for five to thirty minutes (thirty minutes is my routine), rinse and VOILA!!! Definitely try the Superpak Conditioner; hair is enriched with vegetable proteins restoring broken protein strands to provide renewed strength, beauty and texture.

Paul Neinast has been featured in numerous publications including: In Style, Town & Country, Glamour, Vogue, Self, Allure and Time Magazine!  xxoo


Going Baroque!!!

Go for Baroque by layering on a lavish mix of va voom vintage gold jewelry and pearls from the beautifully impeccable collection of Mary Vera! This ornate look would fare wonderfully over leather or velvet (my cashmere crew neck is photo-ed), and don’t forget a bold red lip!!!









 Over white paired with my Dolce & Gabbana satin skirt!



Makeup: Joe Flores for Stanley Korshak, 214.871.3631.







Yea!!! This stunning vintage gold choker “turned headband” was a “snag” from Mary! Black satin ribbon transforms to don for a fashionista night out; I can’t wait to attend Rock ‘n Runway tomorrow evening at Stanley Korshak!!! 🙂






One of Mary’s fabulous cases!!! xoxo

Mary Vera@ Antique Row

5013 West Lovers Lane Dallas, Texas 75209