Take off the mask

Posted on 28 Mar 2014 at 6:00am

DIFFA’s latest incarnation takes the form of a masquerade ball. And it’s not even Mardi Gras anymore   There was a time when the DIFFA gala was all about denim. Jeans jackets were the fashion accessory, gussied up by acclaimed designers and even A-list celebs, bid on during a runway show. But times change, and [...]

Spring is in the air

Posted on 21 Mar 2014 at 8:00am

As Belk prepares to open a North Texas flagship, its trend expert opines about hot new fashions J. DENTON BRICKER  | Contributing Writer The iconic Saks Fifth Avenue façade that has made up the Dallas Galleria skyline will now wear another name as Charlotte-based Belk moves into the prime location (petal logo and all), opening its [...]

Body and Fitness: Skin in the game

Posted on 14 Feb 2014 at 7:25am

Dallas bath-and-body magnate Niven Morgan has finally developed a line of beauty products for men. If only women won’t stop buying it up   ARNOLD WAYNE JONES The last 12 months have been busy for Niven Morgan in the best possible way. In 2013, he was named one of the most fashionable men in Dallas by [...]

Body and Fitness: Baby it’s cold outside

Posted on 14 Feb 2014 at 6:00am

Even in February, investing in thermalwear just makes good (fashion) sense Body-baring briefs are summer’s sexy staple, but even during a mild winter, you can still look fabulous. To keep you covered up, comfortable and totally cute, we picked our fave long underwear looks — even if you don’t need to stay warm, it’s nice [...]

Trendspotting

Posted on 25 Oct 2013 at 9:20am

Black tie no longer means ‘black tie’ With the Black Tie Dinner right around the corner, gay Dallas is on the warpath seeking out the look that will stand out among a sea of tuxedos. But it doesn’t have to be all about the suit — you can also distinguish yourself with the hottest high-end [...]

Men of style

Posted on 25 Oct 2013 at 8:30am

David and Lavarro Jackson-Hurley are 2 of Dallas’ best dressed — and they don’t need Stetsons and big hair to show off their fashion sense   ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Life+Style Editor Many gay guys like to think they are fashionistas with an inherent sense of style embedded right there on the Gay Gene. But [...]

A flair for fashion

Posted on 13 Sep 2013 at 8:15am

Swiss menswear designer Edo Popken first came to Dallas several years ago. A contribution to the DIFFA Collection and new retail store later, and it’s now his U.S. home   J. DENTON BRICKER Contributing Writer dentonbricker@gmail.com Purple pants, a fuchsia and plaid shirt, pink socks and green cufflinks. A supervillain costume for the new Spider-Man? No, just an [...]

Back in Black Line

Posted on 06 Sep 2013 at 8:15am

Gay menswear designer Jim Duran returns with a splash for Collection 2.0 ARNOLD WAYNE JONES   Life+Style Editor When Jim Duran launched his inaugural menswear label, BLKLN (Black Line), last fall, the pallette of his collection truly reflected its name: Blacks, whites, silvers and shades of gray in fashion-forward cuts. “That was a more stoic collection,” [...]

LifeWalking the runway

Posted on 02 Aug 2013 at 8:15am

Designer Raul Torres launches inaugural fashion fundraiser for AIDS Arms   ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Life+Style Editor Almost everyone of the mother’s side of Raul Rulli Torres’ family pursued a career in the medical field — doctors, nurses, etc. But it was not in the cards for Torres. “I can’t handle the sight of blood,” he [...]

Trendspotting: The big and the bold

Posted on 24 May 2013 at 9:45am

Big watches are everywhere lately — from pools, pictured right, to clubs, pictured below — seen with both leather and metallic bands. There’s nothing wrong with bringing a little volume to your wrist — it allows for the normally minute detail lost on standard-sized faces to be all the more eye-catching and memorable. It only [...]