Panache — February 2011
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Fashion Feature
Susan Huston

On Whitney, leopard sequin sleeveless dress by Joseph Ribkoff; mink with fox trim fur in black by W.G.G.; black jet and silver drop earrings by John Medeiros; black and rhinestone bangle bracelet by Brighton; rhinestone and black statement stretch ring; all courtesy of Pappagallo Classiques. Open-toed pumps in black satin by Stuart Weitzman, courtesy of Stanley Eisenman Fine Shoes. On Mark, black suit by Hugo Boss, Roundtree & Yorke; black leather belt; gray long sleeve dress shirt by Calvin Klein; silk paisley tie by Daniel Cremieux; black leather wing tip shoe by Johnston & Murphy, all courtesy of Dillard’s North East Mall. Horse-drawn carriage courtesy of Classic Carriages.

It’s a date

Fashion tips for your next night out.

With Valentine’s Day around the corner, our thoughts turn to the perfect date night: Going out to a romantic place with a special person – and you’re wearing a great outfit.

Whether your next date night is casual or elegant, here are some tips for showing up in style in 2011.

High style

If you’re on your way to a classical concert or an upscale restaurant and your look needs to be dressy, go for fashion splashes like sequins, chiffon, velvet or lace. This adds a dressier touch to your dress, pants or skirt.

Next, add an elegant evening bag in a fun color such as red, blue or green or try a rich brocade fabric. Add a striking evening shoe with embellishments like rhinestones, jewels and shine for a show-stopper look.


If your look is more low-key, choose a dazzling top with embroidery, jewels and embellishments to go with jeans or dress pants.

Add a leather jacket for an edgy fashion look.

Step out with with cute footwear, from the always fashionable boot to a studded pump.

Don’t be afraid to break out of your fashion box when you add a touch of accessories.


If your special night is more casual, pair a figure-flattering top with great-looking jeans and fashionable boots, flats or wedge shoes.

Add the perfect jewelry such as a large statement necklace or single strand of beads.

On Whitney, brown halter dress with chiffon feather fabric strips by Luluvia; faux leather jacket by RYU; hammered gold drop earrings with rhinestones; all courtesy of Jazzy Jems. On Mark, lambskin leather jacket by Daniel Cremieux; Hart Schaffner Marx houndstooth check pants; leather belt by Roundtdree & Yorke; coffee-colored shirt by Roundtree & Yorke; all courtesy of Dillard’s North East Mall.Location courtesy of Reata Restaurant in Fort Worth.

On Whitney, tie-dyed purple dolman sleeve knit sweater by XCVI; denim leggings by Mesmerize; white shell and sterling silver necklace; sterling silver square-shaped earrings and ring; all by Simon Sebbag. All items courtesy of Pappagallo Classiques. High-heeled ankle boot in anthracite leather by Bernardo, courtesy of Stanley Eisenman Fine Shoes. On Mark, brown lambskin leather bomber flight jacket; yellow cashmere sweater; denim jeans; all by Daniel Cremieux; tan boots by Johnston & Murphy, all courtesy of Dillard’s North East Mall. Location courtesy of Burnett Park in Fort Worth.

On Whitney, rhinestone choker necklace; rhinestone doorknocker earrings; rhinestone stretch bracelets; stretch crystal ring; all courtesy of Dixie’s. Shirred black top with rhinestone trim by Kessley, courtesy of Jazzy Jems.On Mark, Calvin Klein shirt and Daniel Cremieux tie, courtesy of Dillard’s North East Mall. Location courtesy of Burnett Park in Fort Worth.

On Whitney, silver, brass and metal long circle necklace with rhinestones by Ethel Myrtle; silver and brass and rhinestone multi-chain necklace by Crystal Ave; double strand gold metal long necklace by Ethel Myrtle; brass, gold and silver bangles, all courtesy of O’Chic Boutique. Knit top with studded shoulders by Nikibiki in gray, courtesy of Jazzy Jems. Location courtesy of Burnett Park in Fort Worth.

Susan Huston’s business is style. A graduate of Bauder Fashion College and a former Kim Dawson model, Huston has more than 35 years of experience in the fashion industry.Her company, Susan Huston Fashion Concepts, offers fashion consultations; personal shopping services; fashion show coordination and production; business manners, etiquette, personal development, fashion workshops, good grooming, modeling and etiquette workshops for 8- to 16-year old girls at North East Mall. Styling with Susan is fun! Her Girls & Style, Girls & Beauty workshop will be held at North East Mall on Feb.12. Gift certificates available now.

For more information on Susan’s women’s shopping services and business etiquette and professional image workshops, go to or call 817-833-3600.

Susan Huston is wearing a hounds tooth purple and black jacket with purple patent trim and a black peter pan collar by Joseph Ribkoff, courtesy of Pappagallo Classiques. Muti-strand purple bead necklace with matching purple bead drop earrings, courtesy of Dixie’s. Hair design and makeup for Susan Huston courtesy of Burt Grant Salonspa, official hair stylist for Miss Texas and Miss Teen Texas,


Our models for February are Whitney Jarrett and Mark Beseda. Hair design by Jenny Wills and makeup by Tressia Bond of Burt Grant Salonspa, official hair stylist for Miss Texas and Miss Teen Texas, Styling by Susan Huston and Vicki Coburn. Correction: Last month, we incorrectly identified a Burt Grant Stylist. Nancy Pitts was one of our hair stylists for the January fashion feature.