FALL’S FULLY FASCINATING

Miss Texas America 2018 judges Kathy Shellum, Lance Avery Morgan, Amber Griffin, Miss Texas America 2018 Madison Fuller, Brian Townley, Susie Morgan, Tyler C. Patton and Myra Katherine Hale

Goodbye hot summer, hello cool fall, it’s been too long.

As we look around us, dipping our toes into the cooler weather months day by day, we realize this might just be our favorite part of the year. We are back from vacation, among our family and friends. Social happenings are getting into high gear again after the summer respite. There is truly a crisper note in the air.

Natalie Bond Bloomingdale, Lance Avery Morgan and Kenny Scharf at MTV Dedefine in Dallas

Around here we agree with Rumi, who wrote: Let the beauty of what you love be what you do. Sounds perfectly simple to us. We love beauty. We love what we do. Boom.

With this issue, love and beauty are our guiding principles as we bring the best of Texas directly to you. As we chronicle the latest and greatest moments in philanthropy and society, you may even see friends and colleagues from all over the country. Ultimately the largesse-filled scene and bold endeavors in every issue tell the story of you.

We love presenting the many facets of Texas. When I had the honor to be a judge for the Miss Texas America 2018 competition this summer, the many young women who represent a sparkling future, as well as the winner Madison Fuller, were a delight to get to know. Realizing that the Miss America organization is the largest scholarship-granting organization in the country for young women was the icing on the cake. With a week of heavily scheduled activities to get to the point of choosing from such a close competition of over 50 contestants was worth the effort to be a part of these young women’s lives and dreams. You’ll get to know Madison better in these very pages with an up close and personal look at her shining personality.

Miss Texas America 1983 Dana Rogers Martin, Lance Avery Morgan and Miss Texas America 2000 Tara Watson Watkins

As someone who loves film, it was our great good fortune to be a part of the filming of The Iron Orchard, a Texas story shot in Texas, starring mostly Texans, and produced by Texans. Its style is impeccable, and we hope you appreciate our point of view on modern filmmaking. Since September dictates the season’s fashion, join us as Rob Giardinelli reports on stylish five-star Rome and Gordan Kendall who reports on vintage fashion design favorite Norman Norell to inspire your own personal style. Plus, peruse the many style departments and social event pages that chronicle the latest people, places and things to know and see to keep you in the loop of where you were and what you missed.

Leanne Raesener, Rob GIardinelli, Lance Avery Morgan and Juliana Hoffpauir on location for The Iron Orchard

Along with our talented editorial and design teams, we’re also thrilled to present a refreshed design to reflect our evolving tastes and mission to mirror your lives and how you present yourself. So, join us won’t you, as we move forward into what we think is the most glamorous fall season yet.

Lance Avery Morgan Photography by Megan Kyle Bennett

XO Lance Avery Morgan

lance@thesocietydiaries.com

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