Extraterrestrial Talent: The Four-Legged Kind

December 5, 2011 · Comments Off 

by Liz Collinsworth lcollinswo@mail.smu.edu The acronym UFO typically conjures imagery of aliens and spaceships. What do you think of when the phrase “world cup” is added alongside this extraterrestrial abbreviation? Perhaps now, you’re imagining an intergalactic experience of aliens playing soccer while orbiting the globe. Unfortunately, you’ve got it all wrong. The UFO World Cup [...]

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British Designer Unpacks Her Trunk in Big D

December 5, 2011 · Comments Off 

by Krystal Schlegel kschlegel@mail.smu.edu LEFT, KATHERINE HOOKER. RIGHT, KRYSTAL SCHLEGEL/PHOTO COURTESY OF KRYSTAL SCHLEGEL/SHIFT MAGAZINE Katherine Hooker is a British designer who started a collection eight years ago. After deciding a career in film wasn’t her passion, she traveled to India.  While there, she designed five coats with a local tailor and brought them back [...]

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Peace, Love, and APY Yoga

December 5, 2011 · Comments Off 

by Logan May ljmay@smu.edu “Breathe. This is the one hour out of your day that you can be completely in control.” A tall, lean man paces the area of the small, dimly lit room. Yoga mats are sporadically placed in three rows. Women and men breathe deeply as they stand tall like tree stumps with [...]

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Built Tough: A Female Soldier’s Story

December 5, 2011 · Comments Off 

by Amanda Oldham aoldham@mail.smu.edu As the needle pierces her skin, Mercedes Barnett refuses to flinch.  Her sister Amber, however, cringes comically as the tattoo artist finishes the piece with a flourish.  The two now share the same mark, an infinity symbol and the words “Built Tough” shine out just under their ribs, under the heart. [...]

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Coming Soon to Dallas: Perot Museum of Nature and Science

December 5, 2011 · Comments Off 

by Caroline Foster cfoster@mail.smu.edu Imagine it’s a typical sunny Saturday in Dallas, you have out-of-town guests who are ready to see all that this Texas city has to offer. You take them to some of the great spots of the city, shopping at the original Neiman Marcus, lunch at classic Dallas dine-in like Mi Cocina. [...]

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Zombie Walk: From Outbreak to Outreach

December 5, 2011 · Comments Off 

By Amanda Oldham aoldham@mail.smu.edu He stalks down the street, slow and full of apprehension.  Every move is calculated, from the gimp in his leg (to blend in) to the angle of his head (he can keep a better eye on the street). He is splattered with a dark red substance trailing down his arms and [...]

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Handmade and Natural: Jewelry Designer Amanda Sterett’s Ingredients for Success

November 3, 2011 · Comments Off 

By Logan May ljmay@mail.smu.edu The dark purple doors of the studio on Cedar Springs Road are propped open as the first cool morning breeze of fall seeps into the room. A mulled-cider-scented candle burns in the corner and the flame flickers to the rhythm of the wind patterns that hit its wick. The light melody [...]

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Clothing Designer Nicole Musselman Loves Her Work and it Shows

November 3, 2011 · Comments Off 

By Caroline Foster cfoster@mail.smu.edu In a slightly disheveled studio in Oak Cliff where clothing samples in various colors and styles clutter the room, sits an effortlessly cool looking woman surrounded by three colleagues. The team is planning a fall collection inspired by music man Bob Dylan. The topic at hand is what kind of leather [...]

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She’s Got it All: Meet Dallas Designer Brittany Cobb

November 3, 2011 · Comments Off 

By Krystal Schlegel kcschlegel@gmail.com Writer, decorator, and founder of the Dallas Flea, can now check marriage, home, and business off the list, all by the age of 28 and with a baby on the way. One’s home tells a lot about someone. You can tell, by the first step inside Brittany Cobb’s Highland Park residence, [...]

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From L.A. to NYC: Actor/Singer/Dancer JC Schuster is Enjoying the Journey

October 31, 2011 · Comments Off 

By Liz Collinsworth lcollinswo@mail.smu.edu His agenda was simple and humble: string the guitar, Skype with friends, watch football and drink a cold beer. And clean the guns. Although his time in his hometown had taken an unexpected turn resulting in an extended stay, JC was not fazed. He managed to remain calm and collected in [...]

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