3 Things: TWU Student Filling Gap in Dance Apparel Industry

TWU Whitney Bracey dance apparel

A TWU student is using her business to fill a gap in the dance apparel industry, a one-of-a-kind conference is coming to Dallas, and a Dallas City Council decision is making members of the community reminisce on the past.

A Texas Woman’s University student is raising the barre with her dance apparel line that includes options for people of all skin colors. Whitney Bracey, founder of Mahogany Blues Apparel LLC., has used her business to make a positive change in the fashion world. After learning that ballerinas often dye their own leotards to match their skin, usually with tea or coffee, Bracey was inspired to offer dance apparel in a variety of shades. The company website uses the hashtag #NoMoreDyeing to accompany its mission. Read more about her story here

Dallas creatives, mark your calendars. This July, the first all-day Flea Style Summit conference is coming to Dallas from the creator of the biannual pop-up marketplace, Flea Style. With the tagline “a cool conference for creatives,” the event will feature Dallas entrepreneurs and connect local creative businesses. Hosted by founder and CEO Brittany Cobb, the Summit will be 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Gilley’s Dallas. A full list of panelists and activities can be found here. 

The Dallas City Council voted Wednesday to demolish Valley View Center by the end of the year. The mall, built in 1973 at the corner of LBJ Freeway and Preston Road, holds sentimental value for many Dallas natives. The Dallas Morning News reported that there are plans to reincorporate tiles from the old Sangers building into the new development. The years-in-the-making deal makes way for the Dallas Midtown development, which developer Scott Beck said will include retail, AMC multiplex, a 250-room hotel, and more facilities. 

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