The Y23: WWAKE’s Wing Yin Yau

Interviewing WWAKE designer Wing Yin Yau made me think of how thoughtful she is with her process. Her inspiration is peaceful yet powerful, ranging from large scale art pieces to specific French films, and while many designers talk about how they are inspired in the moment, it seems that Yau finds her inspiration from the… Read More

Joanne’s Eye // The Best Mid-Mod Home Design Boutiques in Dallas and Our Newest Spring Jewels

Ylang 23 owners Joanne and Charles most certainly have a love affair with jewelry, stocking their Dallas boutique with the most stylish assortment of jewelry artists in the business, but their design obsessions don’t cease with the stone. Their boutique and especially their Preston Hollow home are curated with an expansive collection of mid-century modern furniture, lighting, and… Read More

The Look: Spring’s Tie-Dye Trend Turns Out a Colorful Kaleidoscope of Jewels

The Sixties era of peace and love may be what comes to mind when we hear the word tie-dye, but the traditional method of tie-dye is rooted in the cultures of India, Japan and Africa as early as the 6th century. It was then that priests and wealthy citizens would tie-dye their clothing to show their… Read More

What She Ylangs For: Kimberly Whitman Makes it Personal

Top photo: Whitman wears a Jennifer Meyer Personalized Nameplate Necklace monogrammed with her children’s names. Bottom photo: Whitman wears a Ginette NY Rose Gold Disc Ring. If entertaining and style expert Kimberley Whitman’s most recent coffee table tome Monograms for the Home: The Art of Making Your Mark shows her passion for personalization on bed linens, towels and napkins, we knew she must feel… Read More

The Look: Silver Linings

The Spring fashion runways shined in silver metallics, from slinky dresses at Victoria Beckham to slick suits at Carven. And what better jewelry to wear with the lustrous looks than matching metals? From sterling to white gold, platinum to diamonds, our sparkling styles are spectacular company – think richly detailed Cathy Waterman pendants, Larkspur & Hawk foiled… Read More

Shop Girls: Get To Know Director of Sales Lauren Havens and Store Manager Celina Lang

Friends first, these girls are the glamour behind the glitz of the sales floor at Ylang 23. They count a combined 25 years experience working “like kids in a candy shop,” sharing their favorite new designers, trends, and style with their beloved clientele. Lauren describes Celina as the most organized person she knows while Celina lauds… Read More

The Look: Statement Earrings to Show Off Your Shoulders

The resurrection of one of our favorite 90’s trends, the shoulder baring top, was perhaps born from designer Rosie Assoulin’s off-the-shoulder tops from a few seasons back, and taken to the fashionable streets by one of the designer’s greatest cheerleaders, influential blogger Leandra Medine of ManRepeller. From there, bloggers across the globe have pushed the subtly sexy… Read More