April 15, 2018


Kristen Cole’s picks inspired by The Eye Ball

Leading up to The Eye Ball, the most frequently asked question (after “Who will be the secret performer?”) has to be “What are you wearing?” And it’s a damn good question. More riotous party than gala, The Eye Ball is an annual excuse to go over-the-top. (It is the finale of Dallas Art Fair, after all.) Observant invitees picked up on this year’s theme thanks to sneak peeks of ’80s-mood boards on Instagram and bubble gum-shaped invitations  in holographic envelopes.

Sequins, jumpsuits, pink tulle, and shredded denim filled the crowd. A couple of souls even braved the unusually chilly temp in crop tops. But few know how to dress for a party like Kristen Cole, President and Chief Creative Officer of Forty Five Ten and Tenoversix. Inspired by the night’s neon-lit vibe, she’s rounded up her favorite pieces  from Forty Five Ten.

  1. Surrat Beauty Lip Lustre, $32 each
  1. Sies Marjan Belted Blazer, $1,695
  1. Annie Costello Brown Earrings, $270
  1. Ellery Lace-Underlay Dress, $1.450
  1. Derek Lam Cutout Sweater, $850
  1. Perrin Paris Glove Clutch, $995
  1. Balenciaga Heels, available in store only
  1. Saint Laurent Metallic Dress, $2,690

The Details: Forty Five Ten, 1615 Main Street. Complimentary valet.