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Thu 04.30

Haute Thoughts by Heidi Dillon: Frugal Shopping in your closet

Heidi Dillon is the Founder of The Fashionistas. My mother always told me that it is better to buy one good thing than 10 cheap things. In a fit of adolescent defiance, I would snap “I agree, but I want 10 good things!” Being a life-long, die-hard fashionista, trying to curtail my free- spending ways […]

Fri 02.06

Neiman Marcus is UPSET with its customers for not shopping!?!?

Heidi Dillon is the Founder of The Fashionistas. As a Dallas resident and long-time Neiman Marcus customer, I was shocked when I read Burt Tansky‘s (chairman, president, and CEO of Neiman’s) comments in Women’s Wear Daily. While at a recent industry seminar, Mr. Tansky stated “Now the rich have stopped shopping. I’m upset with our […]

Tue 12.30

Haute Thoughts by Heidi Dillon: DON’T STOP DRESSING UP!

Heidi Dillon is the founder of The Fashionistas While dismal economic news has chastened most of us and lavish spending has become unpopular in certain circles, let’s not let these dark times prevent us from enjoying what we have this holiday season and, please, let’s not let it stop us from looking our best when […]

Sun 12.21

Haute Thoughts by Heidi Dillon: The Pleasure and Pain of Fabulous Footware

UPDATE: Shoe Goddess responds to Heidi’s post!  As much as I sympathize with Heidi’s pain, I wonder if there was any preliminary sign to her foot situation and if she always wore well made shoes? I kind of see the article as a terrible blow to all the women (aged 50+) who gracefully wear high […]

Mon 12.15

Haute Thoughts by Heidi Dillon- Winter Clothes in May?!

Heidi Dillon is the founder of The Fashionistas. I have fond recollections of the days, long ago, when summer was at an end a nip in the air would bring a rush of excitement and my shopping juices would start flowing.  After three months of bathing suits and shorts, I couldn’t wait to wrap myself […]

Wed 11.19

Haute Thoughts by Heidi Dillon: Miraculous Weight Loss Program

Heidi Dillon is the Founder of The Fashionistas. Losing weight and keeping it off is a life-long battle for most women. For women over 50, it’s not just a battle, it’s all out war. After I had my baby, at the ripe old age of 44, I was, shall we say, a little zaftig. When […]

Tue 11.18

Haute Thoughts by Heidi Dillon: Russell Simmons Cocktail Party

Heidi Dillon is the Founder of The Fashionistas I adore cocktail parties and while I have hosted more at my home than most people, it’s not every day that I have an opportunity to entertain Hip-Hop royalty. Russell Simmons came to Dallas to launch his inaugural event, Dallas Rocks, which benefited his beloved charity, the […]

Mon 09.29

The Hanger Project

Haute Thoughts by Heidi Dillon Please excuse the old movie cliche, but, ladies please, no more wire hangers! Let’s face it, we all spend a fortune on our beloved wardrobes, so doesn’t it make sense to spend a little extra to take care of them? Though I live in a rather large modern home and […]

Thu 09.25

Haute Thoughts: Isabel Toledo Luncheon

Haute Thoughts by Heidi Dillon Honestly, there’s nothing I despise more than getting get dressed up and going to a ladies luncheon. In Dallas (where I live), they are always the same – the same socialites wearing the same Chanel and Escada suits (the ubiquitous uniform of “ladies who lunch” from Dallas to Dubai) the […]