Sheer men tanks

Posted on 27 Mar 2015 at 6:00am

Despite uni-sex designs, queer-owned Gaytanks speaks to a gay sensibility J. DENTON BRICKER  | Contributing Writer What started out as a wild hair of an idea has grown into a vivid and fashionable business for James Mealey and Nikhail Asnani. And it all started at a Hong Kong gay bar. A few years ago, Mealey [...]

Dressed for success

Posted on 13 Mar 2015 at 6:30am

Mary Houlihan, an out fashion stylist with Trunk Club, turns clothes shopping for the well-dressed gentleman into a hands-on experience J. DENTON BRICKER   Contributing Writer Mary Houlihan’s love for fashion really began to flourish during her early teens. She would wait for her older sister to go out, sneak into her room, crank up [...]

In search of the Emerald City

Posted on 28 Nov 2014 at 6:00am

Gay Dallas designer & digital artist Rey Ortiz: Hola, Yellow Brick Road J. DENTON BRICKER  | Contributing Writer dentonbricker@gmail.com One of the advantages of being in the closet? That’s where people keep all their best fashions. And for Rey Ortiz, fashion has become a calling. Before he came out, Ortiz made his living doing animation [...]

Body conscious

Posted on 14 Nov 2014 at 6:15am

Dallas designer Rusty Bell realized that not every gay man looks like a runway model, so he came up with ThrIII, a line  of menswear for boys and bears alike J. DENTON BRICKER  | Contributing Writer dentonbricker@gmail.com When Rusty Bell first started dating his boyfriend Corey, he was shocked to discover that Corey hated — [...]

Art, in a fashion

Posted on 31 Oct 2014 at 6:15am

3 different exhibits, museums, artists and media create an intriguing glimpse into style and beauty ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Executive Editor New York City has long had a costume museum, but ever since the Dallas Museum of Art put on the w­­­ork of fashion designer Jean-Paul Gautier, local galleries have seen the value in wearable art [...]

Model citizen

Posted on 10 Oct 2014 at 6:30am

From high fashion to the-boy-next-door type, model manager Luis Basteri knows The Look ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Executive Editor Here’s a fact that’s difficult to wrap your mind around. When you learn that Luis Basteri, founder of the year-old Dallas modeling agency Amores Management, works in fashion, you assume he started his career walking the [...]

Breaking the rules

Posted on 05 Sep 2014 at 7:40am

Whoever proclaimed ‘no white after Labor Day’ never saw these fashionable,sexy accessories … or lived in Dallas I’ve never been a fan of clothing etiquette which says somebody, somewhere, once decided when I can wear this and when I can’t wear that. The most annoying rule of them all: “No white after Labor Day.” Hogwash! [...]

Selfie expression

Posted on 05 Sep 2014 at 6:00am

Oh, snap(chat)! Gay model Topher La Fleur tumblrs into underwear fame …………………………. MEET AND GREET TMC: The Mining Company, 3903 Cedar Springs Road. Sept. 11. 9–10 p.m. ………………………….. Topher La Fleur, a 23-year-old Los Angeleno who presently works as a marketing executive at Out Front Colorado (like Dallas Voice, the Denver-based gay weekly), is of [...]

Dallas’ Emmanuel Tobias, on (almost) getting on ‘Project Runway’

Posted on 31 Jul 2014 at 10:01am

Dallas’ Emmanuel Tobias, on (almost) getting on ‘Project Runway’

French twist

Posted on 20 Jun 2014 at 6:30am

Couturier couple Mario Gallegos and Michael Crigger turned their Deep Ellum loft into the Parisian-style fashion studio Petit Atelier J. DENTON BRICKER  | Contributing Writer dentonbricker@gmail.com What started out simply as a beautiful idea while vacationing in France, transformed into an everyday reality for partners Michael Crigger and Mario Gallegos: The business that is not their passion. [...]