Houston was very fortunate to be part of a nationwide search that Donna Karan’s team conducted, looking for women that gave much back to their community and also possess an added bonus of a great sense of style. Houston is lucky to have not just one special lady in this style-exclusive group, but two: Sheridan Williams and Dancie Ware. On Wednesday, November 28, several women were treated to view a special invite-only showing, by these Ambassadors, of Donna’s newest Resort 2013 collection. Saks, General Manager, Terry Zmyslo teamed up with DK’s Director of Retail Stylists, Curtis Farnham and a small collection of models to treat us all to a first-hand look at her newest collection. The added touch of good will, was that Saks, not only brought much of the collection to Hotel ZaZa to peruse but any of this collection purchased over the 3-day Houston stay benefited our very own MD Anderson…..so it was a win-win for all and such a fun way to leisurely sip on sparkle and have a delightful lunch with friends.
About the Collection: To those of us that are long-time followers, it was all “so Donna”. A color palate built on solids, prints from Donna are virtually non-existent. Fabrics were familiar…essential matte jersey, soft knits with some crinkle fabrications. Styling reflected many of her signature looks….always playing on her strength, with emphasis on shoulders and décolletage, Donna can fit a woman’s body like no other. The end result is high-styled sexiness that is fit to perfection to flatter the woman. Signature looks such as lots of rusching, cold shoulder, asymmetrical necklines were all present in this very-Donna collection. The color palette was made of black, slate and as always in her collections, pops of bold Red. One of my favorites that I still own in my DK archives is her touches of the color, Blush….this time done in an all over rusched day dress worn by popular Houston model, Yuan Yuan and featured above…..to me the color blush is synonymous with Donna Karan.
The Stylistas in the crowd were too many to mention: (some are shown below) but it can be assured that many, including myself were shopping for that perfect item after the show, although all sales for the weekend went toward the MDA fund. Let’s hope that this fun, fashion event brought in lots of money for MD Anderson and returns the Donna Karan team to NYC with much enthusiasm exhibited by this chic Houston group, brought together by Sheridan and Dancie! Thank you ladies. Read the rest of this entry »