People often wear jewelry as a form of self-expression—for instance, wearing a necklace tells people, "Hey, my neck is strong and goes all the way up." Decorate your décolletage with this GrouponLive deal to the Accessories in the Nude Accessory Designer Competition at WAAS Gallery on Saturday, January 19, at 7 p.m. Choose between the following options:
- For $12, you get one general-admission ticket (a $25 value).
- For $22, you get two general-admission tickets (a $50 value).
The Accessories in the Nude Accessory Designer Competition transplants the spirit of New York Fashion Week to Dallas. Host and runner-up of Lifetime’s Project Accessory Nina Cortes helms the event, which showcases the wares of up-and-coming designers to an audience of fashion-industry folks, buyers, and stylish spectators scoping out high-end trends. During the design competition, professional models don the necklaces, earrings, and bracelets of local accessories designers such as Charmaine Marshall, who takes design cues from natural elements such as wood, feathers, and rare stones. Graphic designer Sonya Reece has a sideline in beaded, multihued baubles, and Maria Miller Donaldson incorporates rock 'n' roll elements such as leather, cobra skin, and locks of Jon Bon Jovi’s hair into her bold pieces. A panel of expert judges decides who will continue on to the fashion show on March 30, where the 2013 Accessories in the Nude Accessory Designer of the Year will be crowned.
WAAS Gallery is both a traditional art gallery that boasts museum-quality installations and a performance space for area artists. Spacious, sundrenched rooms define the gallery space, where visitors can immerse themselves in exhibitions that may include paintings, photography, and mixed-media sculptures created by local and international artists and ephemeral works by passing sunbeams.