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Tomorrow, Thursday, September 15, from 11 to 3 come on out to Saks Fifth Avenue at North Star Mall for the Black Halo Personal Appearance. Fall/Winter fashion is right around the corner, and although our San Antonio, Texas weather seems to be lingering on the hotter side lately, we will soon be graced with some cooler evenings, I’m sure. Get your sneak peek into this highly acclaimed brand, seen in multiple high fashion magazine, numerous high end retailer books, worn by multiple celebrities and featured in WWD regularly. You will want to get familiar with this great label, who lends itself perfectly to the professional woman or elegant gala evening society type.

Black Halo designer Laurel Berman finds beauty in contradiction, creating clothing that is both edgy and feminine from architecturally structured dresses to modern draping. Born in Spokane, Washington, now based in Los Angeles, Berman translates her unassuming allure and relaxed confidence in her collections. Berman studied at the San Francisco Academy of Fashion and worked in many capacities for various brands within the industry. Her experience provided the foundation needed to construct and execute her vision of a brand made for all women. Berman transformed the way women dress today with the simplicity of a single piece known as the wildly popular “Jackie O” dress. Since its launch in 2002, Black Halo has expanded from its Los Angeles heritage, becoming an internationally renowned brand that can be found in over 1,500 stores worldwide. In 2012 the brand’s first evening wear collection, Black Halo EVE by Laurel Berman, launched and was an instant hit. Despite such wide distribution, the business remains vertically integrated in Los Angeles’s hub of apparel manufacturing. This was a conscious decision by both Berman and her partner, Sean Pattison, who wanted to ensure each garment met the brand’s highest standard of quality and fit. Black Halo continues to design garments that blend flawless construction and impeccable tailoring, channeling an aesthetic that references and reinvents the meaning of modern-classic style. The result is glamour without pretense, which has made the collection a long-standing favorite among notable celebrities, including Miranda Lambert, Hayden Panettiere, Heather Graham, and Olivia Wilde.

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Burgundy Woods has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Music/Music Industries from the University of the Incarnate Word and a Design & Trend Forecasting degree from The Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising (FIDM) in Los Angeles. She began her career in Hollywood, California, where she worked for major record labels such as Virgin Records, Interscope Records, EMI Music and Capitol Records. Later after attaining her fashion degree, she was discovered by MySpace, Inc. and was immediately hired to be their Fashion Curator starring and producing her show THE B-SPOT Fashion & Trends on their Fashion & Shopping channel. During this time, online media was in its infancy. She and her colleagues contributed to the invention and molding of the online fashion media industry. Many of the stylized ideas and tools that were launched through these platforms are still used to this day as industry standards for online fashion media. Later, with her extensive experience in developing online fashion media, she continued the show independently and has successfully rebranded THE B-SPOT into Style Lush TV online fashion network. Now, with over nine professional years in online fashion media and trend forecasting, she continues to pioneer, maneuver and develop her industry. She is currently the Editor-in-Chief of Style Lush TV. She is also the President of the Texas Fashion Industry Initiative. The state's official non-profit for the positive growth of the Texas fashion industry.