At this time of the year, like the rest of the year ‘round, we’re mighty grateful—for everything we’ve seen and done so far, and for people we’ve known for eons and for those who are new to us. It’s been a heck of a year in this world (isn’t it always?) and just when we think we’ve seen it all, we’re treated to new experience we couldn’t even imagine.
The bright lights lit from within can shine luminously if we choose the path of its spark, once ignited.
Take for instance our cover fashion shoot, The Get Set, photographed by Mark Oberlin and styled by Dion “Bleu” Drake, which shows how very optimistic we feel about the future of female empowerment as the year draws to a close. We see you, we hear you. Loud, roaring and sleek.
Women, as we know, drive most of the galas that we cover so passionately in each issue. These remarkable work-of-art events are chaired by women, marketed by (and to) women, and celebrate the strength of how to accomplish so much that supports so many in need. It celebrates and elevates, which is our middle name for everything we do.
Because we like sharp, shiny objects, we’ve been on the hunt for the finest fascinations all year that culminate in our annual holiday gift guide helmed by Tori Johnson, Jonathan Spindel and me, Fortune Favors The Bold. Bold, beautiful and dynamic at every corner. And, on the street corners of Dallas, known as the Southwest’s capital of style, we take a look back with a fun vintage piece helmed by Texas vintage retail aficionado Lori Duran.
The fact that it takes a village to create a magazine is an understatement as the year draws to a close… with our crackerjack crew of social, cultural and intellectual leaders who write, edit, photograph and create this magazine each and every issue. You are the shoulders we stand on to lift us up to higher heights because we feel the bright lights lit from within can shine luminously if we choose the path of its spark, once ignited.
So during this beloved holiday season, ruminate, ignite and celebrate like never before and know that we’ve loved supporting you in 2018 and that we’re counting the minutes until 2019 gets underway for more fun ahead.