To Do: Weekend Checklist

Friday, September 7, 2012
Our weekends To-Do's involve fulfilling our print love for beautiful wallpapers from U.S. artists, as well as a local Hockaday grad; checking out the new Tory Burch Foundation site (Tory, sigh, we love you.); buying tickets for the latest play to hit The Lexus Broadway Series at AT&T Performing Arts Center; and--fingers crossed--securing spots to see Florence + The Machine at the Texas State Fair. Other than that, we'll be catching up with our favorite people on Facebook and Pinterest. Be sure to check us out!

1. We're always inspired by new prints, whether they're for our tabletops or our walls. When we came across these modern prints from national artists, we knew we had to share them with you. // Top: How great is this Bond Girls wallpaper by Vital Collection by Jordi Labanda? And who says toile has to be stuffy? We love this awesome Posada Dumbo Toile by Dan Funderburgh, which depicts the Brooklyn Bridge. // Bottom: Also catching our attention, Fabrics&Papers prints in Cheetah, Lobster Quadrille, and Verve Embroidered (which reminded us of our new Calatrava Bridge!). 
2. Tory Burch understands working moms and the entreprenerial spirit, so it's no surprise her Tory Burch Foundation invests in the success and sustainability of women-owned businesses--a lady after our own hearts! Her new website features great resources for women looking to launch a business.
3. War Horse! The award-winning play (and film) caught our attention when it won it's first Tony. We can't wait to see Albert and his beloved horse Joey burst to live at the Winspear Opera House later this month. (Dates: Sept. 12-23)
4. Happy Cactus  Designs caught our eye at St. Michael's Woman's Exchange, and it turns out this beautifully designed stationery line is local. Hockaday grad Brannon Cullum set up shop in Austin, Texas, operating and designing papers you'll want to get your hands on soon. 
5. It's nearly time for the Texas State Fair. While the food and fun will make for great family time, we're hoping to catch the fiery red Florence Welch as she makes a Dallas appearance. In a world full of auto-tune, you'll appreciate her amazing vocal chops, plus her theatrical stage antics (think Stevie Nicks with a bigger production). Sold? You just wait. (Images via here and here.)

FNO Dallas: IsabellaRose + Louboutin

Thursday, September 6, 2012
What are you plans for Fashion's Night Out? If you're in Dallas, you have quite a few options - from runways at the Galleria with Pinkmemo, cocktails and shopping at Northpark, and art and fashion at Highland Park Village. (For a full list of events, check here.) While it's hard to pick one spot to spend the evening, we're planning on checking in at Kristy Stubbs Gallery in Highland Park Village to see the eleven-year-old wunderkind Isabella Rose Taylor who, among a zillion brilliant qualities, just happens to be a member of Mensa, an artist whose work is well known in Austin, and the fashion designer behind the IsabellaRose teen fashion line. Did we mention she's only eleven? She's a great example of hard work and dedication for our POSH petites, and we couldn't be more thrilled to be a part of her evening with Todd King. If you're around, be sure to get out and support a this wonderful young lady. If teen clothing isn't your thing, don't worry. Walk next door to the Christian Louboutin to get first dibs on the three exclusive designs which symbolize the Year of the Dragon launched specifically for FNO. Be sure to grab your platform peep toe, men's slipper, or iPhone case because you can only get these embellished beauties in three cities - Dallas, New York, and Los Angeles. (Read more here.) We're already so inspired, we decided to share our own Year of the Dragon tabletop. 

This: Christian Louboutin exclusive FNO Year of the Dragon platform peep toe, men's slipper, and iPhone case. // That: Black Asian Dragon linen (Resource One, exclusively at POSH Couture Rentals), Red Chloe Goblet, Red Glass Charger, Black + Gold China Collection. // See more POSH Asian influence below from DSM Curtain Call Opening Gala.

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Wedding Roundup: Design is in the Details

Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Is there anything more inspiring than real weddings? We especially love it when the bride and groom personalities come through in the design and details of the event. Kudos to Emily Clarke Events and Branching Out for their fantastic work with TCU alums Perri and Emanuel at their Dallas wedding. Our favorite detail? It's a tie between incorporating traditional Romanian elements and dances (the groom came to TCU from Romania to play tennis) to the late night treats from Whataburger. (Hey, when you're dancing the night away, there's nothing better!). We've shared a few of our favorite moments below, but be sure to check out the entire gallery on photographer Taylor Lord's website here

All images via Taylor Lord.

We love a peacock theme, and this wedding by Mary-Francis Hurt for DFW Events took it to a whole new level. Brook Carreker and Nick Schuttler had a colorful wedding complete with said peacocks in every detail, from the centerpieces to the feathers that waved the newly weds on to their getaway car. It's a truly inspiring wedding. It was too hard to pick a favorite image, so be sure to check out the full gallery on DFW Events here

Can you say fairytale wedding? Photography by Edmonson Photography.

Get the look with these POSH pieces, used in the weddings above: Melon Cottonesse linen, French Blue Shantung linen, Ivory Circle Ribbon Taffeta linen (Resource One, exclusively at POSH Couture Rentals), Simply Ivory China, Gold Chiavari. All rentals at POSH Couture Rentals.

Tabletop Tuesday: Under the Big Top

Tuesday, September 4, 2012
If you're around Dallas from September 28th - October 21st, you can't help but notice the greatest state fair in the world. Whether your weakness is the ferris wheel or sugary, fried concoctions, there is something for everyone. So when Emily Clarke  of Emily Clarke and Company thought of Fall, she thought of someone near and dear to the heart of Texans -- Big Tex, the icon of the Texas state fair. For weddings and children's events, what's a more whimsical background than a magical fairground? Emily brought that same feeling of fun and enchantment to her shoot for the Brides of North Texas Fall 2012 issue. We love the mixture of deep reds juxtaposed with softer tones. It already has us dreaming of cotton candy!

Hickory Street Annex near the fairgrounds at Fair Park hosted Emily's carnival inspired bridal shoot. Hues of cotton candy pink, deep reds, grays, and white bring to life a whimsical party! We love the tented look Emily created with silk ribbons along with our Villa Ballroom Chairs. Photography throughout by Sarah Kate Photography.

1. Paper goods sourced by Emily. // 2. Our vintage Carnival Glassware completes the theme. // 3. This party wouldn't be complete without a festive "concessions" table. // 4. Adorable florals by Bridal Bloom Floral & Events and yummy goodies by Cupcake Bliss. // 5. POSH place setting: Scarlet Filigree Charger, Sevres Collection China, Silver Bead Glass Salad Plate, Juliska glass compotes, Gold Parisian Flatware. Blush Ribbon Organza from Resource One, exclusively at POSH, over Gray Cotteness linen by GBS. // 6. POSH's popcorn machine with popcorn by Le' Popcorn and Candy Confiserie.