FORTUNE’S DARLING

FORTUNE’S DARLING

Dangerously beautiful and deliriously delightful, fashion is on the move again, just like we all are. Wherever you go, whatever you wear and how you do it counts. So, this fall, make it count more than ever before in the most delectable ensembles that range from florals to bold metallics to graphic inspiration and beyond…because really, anything goes.

 

Photography by  Mark Oberlin        Styling by Dion “Bleu” Drake

Hair by René Maldonado Cortez

Using Love and Snow Color Wow, Denman brush, Dyson blowdryer, YSPark, IGKhair, and Hot Tools 

Make-up by Tatiyana Elias | Using Lilah B and TMF Cosmetics 

Model: Vilena with Bounty Models

Styling Assistant: Eleanora Morrison | Sittings Producer: Lance Avery Morgan

TO THE MAX

TO THE MAX

Frost Bros., in San Antonio and Austin, was at the pinnacle of department stores in Texas well into the 80s, when the fashion illustration of Max Jordan ruled supreme, as our pop culture savant Lance Avery Morgan shares. 

Photography courtesy of University of Texas-San Antonio Special Collections

Before the world of social media offered us ads every three posts, for very little that we may need or want, there was the golden fashion advertising era of the daily newspaper. Measuring a wide one-and-a half-feet by two feet, folded, it took up most of any space it occupied during the business of reading it, unfolded.

 

Enter the gorgeous ads for items that were both fetching and interesting. With the likes of Neiman Marcus, Sakowitz, Scarbrough’s, and so many other leading department stores in the state, retail advertising offered lush illustrations of the delectable things that could easily appear on anyone’s must-have list. For instance, in San Antonio and Austin, the Frost Bros. department stores led the way for Manhattan-quality illustrative art for decades. So when the University of Texas-San Antonio Special Collections department obtained a donation of the Max Jordan Papers, a cornucopia feast of conceptual drawings, mock-ups, page proofs, and newspaper advertisements, it was like striking artful gold.

 

Jordan himself produced the majority of the items during the 1980s for Frost Bros. Many of his illustrations were created for men’s and women’s fashion, fragrance, skincare, and cosmetics advertisements that donned the city’s leading papers of the day, the San Antonio Express-News and the San Antonio Light. So prolific was Jordan’s work that the collection also possesses sketches from his time at the I. Magnin department store in San Francisco. The vibe of most of the illustrations was that of rich, saturated color and aspirational scenes to entice the reader into the department store’s point of view.

 

The arduous process to create an advertisement that would reach hundreds of thousands of readers was layered. Initial mock-ups were part of the production process of creating advertisements. Once perfected, the mock-ups were then used for page proofs and the final product, newspaper advertisements. Max Jordon and the store’s Creative Director Marlon Chapman had a work history together in San Francisco. They comprised the team of half a dozen artisans who would illustrate everything from fragrances to fashion to housewares of the era, ranging from artful black and white to bursts of color that illuminated the page.

 

Even if we view things mostly from our electronic devices these days, we know much of it stemmed from the colorful past of creative advertising that can still be admired and appreciated.

BRIGHT & BOLD

BRIGHT & BOLD

This fall’s weather means cooler trends ahead with a balance of the minimal and a resurgence in out-there glam. Mood-boosting violet hues, pops of bold, and bright neons, inject gorgeous creativity that will have you soon flaunting this season’s best, according to our beauty expert, Ana Bribiesca Hoff.

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VINTAGE
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POP THAT LIP

Get excited about bold lips making a comeback, bursting in bright, richly pigmented crimsons and salmon pinks, attracting much-deserved attention to your pout. Try Gucci Rouge De Beauté Brillant in Goldie Red, a dual-action formula that delivers 24 hours of moisture and beautifully pigmented shine.

$42. At Sephora.

STILA
golden hour

NO FILTER NECESSARY

During this sweater weather, swap out your lightweight summer foundation for Pat McGrath Skin Fetish Sublime Perfection–Skin Perfecting System. Prime, perfect, and set with this game-changing trio to unlock the ultimate no-filter-necessary skin to soothe, hydrate, and renew with a sublime silken effect.

$124. At Pat McGrath.com.

EYE-CENTRIC HUES

Neons for fall? Yes, please. This season brings jolts of color in eccentric shades across the eyelids for bold, dramatic, and cheerful looks. Say goodbye to your usual subdued shades and opt for fuchsia lids and swipes of electric blue for creatively lined eyes. Try Natasha Denona Circo Loco Eyeshadow Palette.

$129. At Sephora.  

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LILAC LIDS

From romantic lavenders, vibrant lilacs, or deep eggplant hues, these plummy statement shades will add an optimistic boost to your glam look all season long. Try Lancôme Hypnose 5-Color Eyeshadow Palette in Relfets D’Ame.

$50. At Neiman Marcus.  

MOODY, MEET SMOKEY

The chilly months ahead bring a new twist to our beloved smokey eye. A thick, messy smudge of dark green or olive creamy eyeshadow, carelessly blended with a finger across the eyelids, creates an edgier yet softer look. Try Charlotte Tilbury Color Chameleon Eyeshadow Pencil in Smoky Emerald.

$27. At Nordstrom.  

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BOLDER BLUSH

Saturated bold colors are also used to emphasize the contour of the face with dramatically draped blush in bright fuchsia and cheery tangerine hues. Try Christian Louboutin Abracadabra La Palette Blush & Highlighter Palette Refill.

$78. At Neiman Marcus.  

LOCKED-IN MOISTURE

As the temperature drops, don’t forget to keep your lush locks soft and strong. Try Miriam Quevedo Sublime Gold Oil, a blend of 24-karat Gold and 10 Botanical Oils that will restore the natural glow of your hair, nourish and protect all season long.

$90. At Saks Fifth Avenue.

GIVENCHY
URBAN DECAY

MOLTEN LIP

Add a heavy clear glossy to your makeup bag to play up your look with a molten lip. So glossy it’s glassy. Wear alone as a base or topper to show off your lips while locking in hydration with Kevyn Aucoin Glass Glow Lip Gloss.

$26. At Neiman Marcus.

HANDS UP

Since you’ve been diligent about washing and sanitizing your hands this year, it’s time to give them some TLC. Try the Dr. Barbara Sturm Super Anti-Aging Hand Cream. This potent, rich-textured cream  improves elasticity for supple and intensely hydrated skin, while a unique blend of antioxidants targets age spots and visibly reduces signs of aging.

$65. At Bergdorf Goodman.

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CAUSE FOR BEAUTY

The Estée Lauder Companies Breast Cancer Campaign has created a global impact since 1992. When you make a purchase of the company’s product, a portion of the purchase price will go to raise funds towards the Breast Cancer Research Foundation® (BCRF). We suggest Darphin INTRAL Daily Rescue Serum, specially packaged with the pink ribbon. This ultra-lightweight, fast-absorbing, multifunctional Serum instantly hydrates discomforted skin and soothes redness and irritations.

$90. At Darphin.com

TASTE THE RAINBOW

TASTE THE RAINBOW

Welcome to the newly refreshed and colorful world in which we live. In fact, venture into the most fashionable fall in years, with some of the most trending accessories to accompany the 90’s-inspired looks you’ll be donning, according to our chic tastemaker and Rank & Style CEO Jamie Chandlee.

SEEING STARS

Show them your star power with this adorable iPhone case that’s really going places with you. You can personalize in custom leather in an array of happy colors and completed with your monogram.

$262. At Chaos.com.

CANDLE
PAN

PUT A RING ON IT

We love that Charms Company’s pieces are designed in simple silhouettes that make an impact. This Les Bonbons ring is cast from 14-karat gold, coated with glossy pink enamel, and features a sparkling 0.45-quartz at the center. In several eye-popping colors.

$1,140. At Net-A-Porter.com.

COMFY & COZY

The Wilfred Free Ganna shirt jacket, a relaxed-fit, workwear-inspired utility jacket, has patch pockets, inseam pockets, dropped shoulders, and a rounded hem. It’s made with boiled 100% Merino wool that’s plush, dense, and textural. In plenty of colors, but we love blue best.

$198. At Atrizia.com.

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EYE MASK KEEP BOX IN

CHAIN’S GANG

A Cobalt blue bag might just be the most dynamic accessory of all this season. Quilted? Yes, please, and thank you to the convertible crossbody bag with a distinct gold chain. Available in 12 colors.

$4,100. At BottegaVeneta.com.  

SLIDE ON THROUGH

Gucci’s Eileen slides have such a luxurious look and feel, you’ll want to wear them beyond lounging at home. Made in Italy from plush shearling, they have cushioned heels and wide straps printed with the house’s instantly recognizable GG motif.

$980. At Net-A-Porter.com.

BOOK
CHARGER

WORKING IT OUT

The Illusion seamless high waist legging is made with 4-way stretch seamless fabric that shifts color to contour the body. The high waist and body-mapped construction make for a must-have look for studio & street. Double up with a matching bra. Pink suits us best.

$98. At Aloyaga.com.

KICK IT OFF

Need more shine in your life? This vintage-inspired metallic Shorty is a new iteration on the classic cowgirl boot. Infinitely flattering on the leg because of the deeply scalloped collar and embellished with traditional ear pulls and a multi-stitch embroidered vamp, this could be a cool and elevated wardrobe staple.

$975. By Miron Crosby.

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SHE NAILED IT

You’ll want to stand out in the crowd this season with a color from the Cirque Colors Munchies collection that says happy. We prefer Cheddar Yellow-Orange Crème for this nail polish. Non-toxic, vegan, and cruelty-free.

$12.50. At Amazon.com.

GETTING TO KNOW YOU

Warhol’s Interview magazine was a sensation when it first launched. Now celebrating over 50 years, get the keepsake book. $250 At the glam Assouline store in the River Oaks District and at Assouline.com.

GLOSSIER
your birthday can be any day

PRETTY IN PINK

Fleurshadow, by Boy Smells, offers a candle that has the scent of freshly cut blossoms and deep resinous accords. In a pretty pink container to brighten a favorite room.

$39. At BoySmells.com.

SEEK AND FIND

SEEK AND FIND

Now that things are back to normal for most of us, so many adventures await, don’t you think? Our very own cool hunter Lance Avery Morgan is on the scene to share his insights of where to go, what to have, and things to own.

Courtesy of Saks Fifth Avenue

LET’S BOOK THAT

One of the most intriguing luxury book sources we love is the famed French publisher Assouline bookstore in the River Oaks District. Loaded with five-star books to taunt your wildest imagination, this is perhaps the perfect host gift source for your next dinner party.

At Assouline.com.

SOME MORE DIOR

The Brooklyn Museum of New York presents the premiere of the exhibition Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams, which traces the groundbreaking history and legacy of the House of Dior and features unique pieces drawn primarily from the Dior archives. From September 10–February 20, 2022.

At BrooklynMuseum.org.

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MUSEUM QUALITY

While seeking that perfect birthday gift for a friend, why not look at your local museum gift shop? Loaded with plenty of unique items indigenous to the culture the museums reflect, there’s something for everyone, according to the Texas State Preservation Board. Shown is an item from the Bob Bullock State History Museum gift shop, as an example.

At TheStoryOfTexas.com.

SPEAKING OF PARIS

In Houston’s River Oaks District, Moreau Paris is the custodian of an exceptional French tradition, both for the manufacturing processes and in the materials used for its leather goods. The result is timeless, functional, light, and elegant pieces to own forever. We especially love the Faubourg collection, shown here.

At Moreau-Paris.com.

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DRESSING FOR ALL OCCASIONS

Austin-bred Barbara Geller knew that her family’s secret dressing for salads and seasonings would be popular beyond friends and family. The garlic-infused dressing and marinade had developed a fan following, and it’s now on the shelves of Central Market and finer specialty grocery stores everywhere.

At LilliansDressing.com.

RAISING THE BAR

On your next trip to Manhattan, why not nurture your inner icon with a trip to the legendary Bemelman’s Bar in the Carlyle Hotel, now open. Sexy and darkly lit, something always special happens amongst the hand-painted wall murals. Just sit back and listen to the stories the piano has to share through its tickled ivories. Oh, and always order the Vesper cocktail.

At RosewoodHotels.com.

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EASY DOES IT

EASY DOES IT

This warm-weather season requires a simplified beauty routine filled with inspiration, hopeful energy,  and bold makeup elements, yet low-effort and impactful with looks that last all day with a light touch, according to our resident beauty expert, Ana Bribiesca Hoff.

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FRENCH FLAIR

Your new favorite, light summer scent that will leave a lasting impression? This limited-edition Art Deco-inspired Cartier Les Necessaries a Parfum will have others enraptured by your scent.

$850. At Cartier.com.

ON-THE-GLOW

The Wander Beauty On-The-Glow Blush and Illuminator freshens up cheeks, lips, and even lids by adding gorgeous color with hydrating blush for a pretty monochromatic look.

$42. At Sephora.com.

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golden hour

GOLDEN HOUR

Gilded golden eyes that beautifully complement sun-kissed skin and a beachy glow are synonyms for this warm weather season. Achieve them both with the Nudestick Magnetic Nude Glimmer Highlighter.

$28. At Sephora.com.

NATURALLY DEWY

RMS Beauty’s Mini Living Luminizer Highlighter Glow Quad is a travel-ready, summer-must-have palette for natural dewy looks and a subtle, luminous finish.

$25. At SaksFifthAvenue.com.

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SOFT FOCUS

Don’t forget to pack a lip and cheek tint in your makeup bag for an incredibly easy and natural look in one simple step. Dab Milk Makeup’s Glow Oil Lip + Cheek onto your lips and cheeks where you naturally get flushed for a soft pop of color.

$15. At Sephora.com.  

PROTECTED & PRETTY

Try Sisley-Paris Super Soin Solaire Teinte Tinted Sunscreen Cream SPF 30, a water-resistant silky and non-greasy cream that blends effortlessly and helps preserve the skin’s photo-aging with a combination of UVA and UVB mineral filters.

$180. At Nordstrom.com.

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PLAYFUL POUTS

We suggest Yves Saint Laurent Tatouage Couture Velvet Cream Matte Liquid Lipstick in Coral Symbol for a dose of color that is breathable and lightweight. Eat, drink, and kiss to your heart’s content, with no reapplication needed.

$38. At Neiman Marcus.com.  

EASY ON THE EYES

Adding an intense color to your eyes is an easy, yet chic way to brighten your face without wearing too much makeup. Try Gucci Stylo Contour des Yeux Khol Eyeliner Pencil in Celeste.

$36. At Nordstrom.com.

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CLEANSING COOL

Ideal for on-the-go, Tarte’s frxxxtion stick 3-in-1 is a travel-friendly, twist-up 3-in-1 facial cleansing stick that thoroughly cleans skin to reveal smooth, glowing skin.

$22. At Sephora.com.