I can get attitude anytime I want from The Gap at Mockingbird Station, but why those shop girls and boys throw so much of it over denim is beyond me. Maybe I'm just a tad too big for their fitted shirts or my scruffy beard doesn't meet their clean-cut demeanor, but geez, do you have to be so obvious about it? I'll refrain from doing my best Edina impersonation from Absolutely Fabulous, "You only work in a shop, you know. You can drop the attitude." If I want drama and fashion, I'm either watching Project Runway repeats or heading to Fashion at the Park over in NorthPark, where Dallas steps it up a few notches from trunk shows and apparel marts. Supermodels, haute couture and swag bags fill up four days of fashion including the likes of Barney's, Armani, Carolina Herrera, Diesel and more. For more stylish enticement, Carolina Adriana Herrera will be on hand Friday and Barney's Creative Director Simon Doonan will appear at the Wednesday night opening party. Fierce. Fashion at the Park runs March 26 through Saturday at NorthPark Mall, 8687 N. Central Expressway. Visit northparkcenter.com/fatp for further information or to purchase tickets and passes.
March 26-29, 2008