Friday, November 30, 2012


This morning during my pinning spree, lots of pretty new things from Boticca ended up in my jewelry file, and on my list.
Here are a few of our faves from Boticca (you can see more at the pinterest page) !

{ Boticca }

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Carolina Herrera

Last week, I was invited to Neiman Marcus to attend a very exclusive Fashion Show by the iconic Carolina Herrera.  I was amazed at the details that went into this event (I shouldn't have been b/c it was Neiman's ). We were treated like gold. We hung out with the models, stayed for lunch and saw the new collection both backstage and on the runway. 

The highlight of my day was when the pr team invited me to come and meet Ms. Herrera herself. We chatted about work, about why I live in DE, and had one of those conversations you have with your girlfriends "You look beautiful." "no YOU look beautiful." "No, you ..."  I was pleased to have such a sweet conversation with such a major fashion icon. 

Cannot believe that this is my job.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

31 Bits, Born and Original Launch- and giveaway!!!

Today, is a big day.
I'm actually a little bit nervous and excited to share this with you. Months ago I was invited to CA to be a part of the new 31 Bits "Born an Original" campaign, and today it's live!! I have been having such a  nice month sharing all of these projects with all of you- so I hope you'll check it out today at 31 !

Below a little sneak peek. An illustration I did inspired by the shoot, and some photos featuring some limited edition pieces from the collection.

During this project I not only got to play in beautiful handmade jewelry, but I also got to meet some of the sweetest people I have ever worked with. I included all of their links below b/c I love them all so much- and I think you will too.

 (photos by @treverhoehne- I think I'm his biggest fan these days.)

 some info for you:
'The 31 Bits "Born an Original" collection includes handmade, eye-catching accessories, including the very first 31 Bits clutch. Each piece contains paper beads and trinkets embroidered into exquisite patterns. Like these intricate accessories, there are all kinds of bits and pieces that make us who we are. Whether you are a jewelry-maker, a mom, an artist, or a rocket scientist, all women have been given a unique set of skills and talents, an authenticity that can’t be replaced. 31 Bits partnered with fashion illustrator, Dallas Shaw, to help bring this campaign to life. Dallas demonstrates her originality through her incredible illustrations, astounding artistic ability, fashion expertise, and desire to love every person she meets. Learn more at"

I can't wait to share more with you about this project in the next week. I can't wait to hear your thoughts on this one!

 You can see more today at  I'll be looking fwd to hearing from you- really hope you like it! Eep! As a thank you for going through all of these adventures with me, I wanted to give you a chance to take one of the limited edition pieces home. One of these beauties, (the Lavalliere- retailing at $74.00)  is going home with a stylish reader.
To enter  follow @dallasshaw01 on twitter, and @31Bits 
(and / or on instagram @dallasshaw / @31Bits)
and send us a note with the hashtag #bornanoriginal.

Good Luck- and thank you again for joining in these adventures with me.

Photographer: Trever Hoehne
Styling: Summer Watkins
Hair and Make-Up: Melina Ruiz
Production: Jessie Simonson
Graphic Designer: Kayla Adams
Video: Tim Kressin of Join the Lights.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Shop Belina Giveaway

We all love a statement necklace. But we like them even more during the colder months.
 This one above is up for grabs this week, from Shop Belina

Check out shop and leave a comment below to win, letting us know your favorite piece.

(extra entries if you like shop belina on FB, or follow @dallasshaw01 on twitter! 
Just leave an additional comment if you like and/or follow) 

Monday, November 26, 2012

Makeup Inspiration

How we'll get the look:

Friday, November 23, 2012

Style Guru

 Another one of this weeks highlights was being featured on Serena and Lily. I want to thank Serena and Lily for not only including me on their website as one of their featured Stye Guru's, but giving me the opportunity to be on the same page as so many of my favorite people in this industry. I think they are most likely some of your favorites to- so I hope you'll check it out.
The feature is here.

Feeling pretty amazed that these fun side projects are now a part of my job.  
And I hope you are not getting too sick of me yet...

Thursday, November 22, 2012

from me, to you

In the past few months my career has changed greatly.  My job has taken me to new places, brought on new challenges and has introduced me to so many new people - even some new friends. My job has changed from Fashion illustrator, to fashion illustrator/ Style Expert, to Fashion Illustrator/ Style Expert/ Correspondent, and the titles continue to evolve weekly. I know so many of you have been following on twitter and instagram because I love reading all of your notes while I am traveling. Your encouragements have become such a support system throughout this journey.

Today,  I'm thankful for everything that has been happening in my life. And I am equally to have you all experiencing it along with me. I can't wait to see what is next and to share it with everyone as more exciting, and sometimes frightening, changes take place.

Hope you have a moment spend some time with the people who make you the happiest today.
Happy Thanksgiving.


Wednesday, November 21, 2012

A new illustration, and a gift for you...

Fun news! My new illustration for Jack Rogers debuts today!  I love when companies let me get in the spirit. I am always so happy to work with them and she is my favorite drawing for them yet! You will be able to see her on all of their social media sites.

In celebration of our new girl... Jack Rogers and I would like to give you an early Christmas gift.
Our very favorite, gold Glitter navajos!!! (You don't understand how much I love this pair and how jealous I will be of whoever wins them. )
1) To enter you must follow @dallasshaw01 and @JackRogersUSA on twitter. 
2) Send us a tweet telling us what you love most about the holiday season and you are entered!

We'll choose a winner One week from today. 
Good Luck and Happy Holidays from Jack Rogers and Yours Truly.

Ps) The contest to win the original illustration ($1,000 value) is still live at Glitter Guide too,
 so make sure to enter that one too! Tis the season!

Also, stay tuned for this project with 31Bits up next:

Emily Elizabeth Jewelry- Black Friday/ Cyber Monday

I'm always looking for fun jewelry to give to friends throughout the season. Above are some favorite pieces from Emily Elizabeth Jewelry. And , just to make it easier for us to shop,  they are having a sale beginning Nov 21st. Wanted to share! Especially fun for the younger girls in the family.

ps) how much do you love the NY / LA earrings???

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

All I want for Christmas- Camp

All I want for Christmas is this sweatshirt from camp...

Oh, and this tee ...

{ CAMP }

Monday, November 19, 2012

Glitter Guide Feature and (the best) Giveaway!!!

I am so thrilled to be featured on one of my favorite go-to sites, Glitter Guide this week. So happy in fact, that we are giving away an original illustration!!! HUGE!
Taylor called me to be a part of this a few weeks ago and I couldn't be more excited to share a more personal side of me with you. Laura Novak took the photos here in my townhome early one Sunday morning- (I know you caught some behind the scenes on instagram, @dallasshaw) - and I am so excited to see the shots live on Glitter Guide today. The photos below are a few faves and some that Laura snapped that you can only see here.

So...the giveaway. It's actually kind of a big deal. I don't give away any of the illustrations b/c of their value ($1,000+). They are all originals and I like to try to stay true to my clients (dkny, chanel, ralph lauren, kate spade, jack rogers...) but we decided that my readers and followers are some of the most stylish women in the world, so they- you- deserve one too!

Here is the illustration up for grabs. It will comes framed and matted. To enter, follow @dallasshaw01 and @glitterguide on twitter (if you don't already, hurry up, you are missing the fun). And send us a tweet telling us how you sparkle. Hashtag #glittergirl so we can find your entry when the contest closes at the end of the week.
Good luck everyone. I am so excited to give you this original illustration!! And thank you Glitter Guide for the amazing feature.

{ See the full feature HERE! Excited for you to see! }

makeup inspiration

This has always been one of my favorite shots of Karlie.
Love the makeup. Love the styling. Happy Fall.

Get the Look:

Friday, November 16, 2012

Workhorse Jewelry

My faves, from workhorse jewelry. The cupid necklace is next on my list!

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Holiday Shopping Inspiration:

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

All I want for Christmas- Plumo

Ok. It's time to get shopping.
 My first stop is Plumo.
Are these Ash Trainer Wedges...

...A triwa watch...

...this  Tampa Canvas Tote...

This scarf (and I don't even know if it's still available there. But I love it)...

... and this Atlantis chandelier.

{ plumo }

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Giveaway- Bonlook Glasses

As you know I m always looking for fun frames that actually fit my small face.  I was recently introduced to Bonlook and have been wearing these (drink the kool-aid) around the office since. I know you spotted them here on instagram, and you liked them as much as I did, so today you enter to win a pair for yourself! The company will send you a $99 voucher to use toward your favorite pair.

To enter: sign up for the bonlook newsletter here, and then leave a comment below on which style you'd like.

(want extra entries? Like Bonlook, Follow @dallasshaw01)

{ photos by Danielle Quigley, Dallas Shaw exclusively for Bonlook }

Monday, November 12, 2012

makeup inspiration

I usually gravitate toward a red lip with very VERY little color on the eye. Every now and then I think people wear a bit of shadow with red and it still looks alright. Here is one of those times that it looks more than alright.
So classic.

Friday, November 9, 2012


One of my favorite images from pinterest. Originally spotted it here
but trying to find out who's collection the image is from. Guesses?

{ pinterest }