HYPE02 :: Dallas



1 :: Are you in Dallas tonight?

2 :: Need something artistic and charitable to do?

3 :: Would you like to hang out with some relatively cool people and look at pretty pictures/artwork while listening to awesome jazz music and sipping on a complimentary cocktail?

4 :: If you answered 'yes' to any of the above.... then join us TONIGHT from 8pm-12am for HYPE02!


HYPE is a holiday party thrown by a family of artists with the simple purpose of bringing friends together to experience, interact with, and purchase new art, while listening to good music, and enjoying community. Throughout the course of the evening, artwork from carefully selected artists would be up for auction — the majority of those profits will return to the the artist and the remainder will benefit Fuel.ph, a charity in the Philippines. 100% of profits from the door & bar will be donated to Fuel.ph. The showing and auction will be hosted in the old Dallas Power and Light building of the Cedars neighborhood from 8pm-12am December 22nd, 2011 [also known as, TONIGHT!] in Dallas, Texas.

With beginnings in Deep Ellum in 2008, HYPE/01 was a success, with an attendance of over 600. Every artist sold work in the auction, and over $5,000 was raised for Sowers of Seeds, a water-based charity in India. This year is only going to be better!

What I Wore :: Day 2 - Lollapalooza


Continuing with the Lolla / Chicago posts......welcome to Day 2.

Saturday was a great day for live music at the festival. Everyone from Maps & Atlases, Walk The Moon, Cee Lo, Beirut, Eminem as one of the headliners and then my two spotlight bands.....Ellie Goulding and Fitz and the Tantrums! You might remember Ellie from my spotlight on her -> here......the girl is amazing and puts on an energetic show. Fitz is a band I'd be surprised if you haven't been hearing them everywhere recently! They have really been taking off, and their fame is well deserved, their live shows are full of their signature soul/pop catchy tunes and are always worth seeing, so be sure to check their fall tour dates.

This outfit was the perfect combination of light, breezy and fun, plus it was easy to take it from day-to-night as we progressed out to the Fitz after party at Schuba's. And I'm really into this new 'sheer dress with the fitted mini underneath it' look......you might see a lot of it in future posts!

Dress: F21

Belt: Vintage

Necklaces: F21 (similiar style for gold chain)

Boots: Miss Sixty

Bag: Marc Jacobs - c/o Kirby

Bracelets: Miracle Icons, H&M, Festival Wristband, DIY 

Lipstick: Revlon - Orange Flip





Starry Eyed

Meet Ellie Goulding. How adorbale is she?! Ellie is the newest British singer-songwriter to start making herself big here in the states. Her latest accomplishment....Ellie was the sole performer asked to perform at the Royal reception at Buckingham Palace. Just a light Friday night performance...right! Her cover of Elton John's "Your Song" was William & Kate's first dance. Yea, that wedding. On top of that, she is the musical guest this week on the 700th episode of SNL hosted by Tina Fey.


"Your Song"


A few other things she can add to her list of accomplishments:

-Ellie was the #1 selling new artist in the UK last year

-Winner of the Brit Awards 2010 - Critics Choice Award

-She got her start supporting Little Boots on tour in the UK. Smart choice.

-She's a runner......and has a website devoted to her running all over the world. Oh, and it's sponsored by Nike....no biggie. 


photo credit: E & Louie Banks