Judy Gibbs

Fondly reflecting on her proper and close-knit background, Judy says her look today is “casual sophistication.” She prefers an architectural style, but shuns tight-fitting clothes. “I need to feel comfortable when I’m going out.”

  • ImageHas age changed the way you dress?
    • I used to have a broader taste, but now I stick to what I know my body can handle. My legs just aren’t pretty anymore, so I keep them fairly covered.
  • Why do you like to shop most at Allie-Coosh?
    • It’s the only place in town that I can find a lot of different outfits in wonderful, washable fabrics. Other shops carry only to size 12.
    • I prefer easy pants with shawls or jackets. I recently bought a jacket with darts and a big collar that scrunches. People couldn’t get over it. 
  • Do you have a favorite accessory or item of clothing?
    • A white cotton Eskandar shirt with a high neck and Allie-Coosh pants. Bold jewelry because everything else is simple. Diane Malouf is one of my favorite jewelry designers.
  • ImageSignature perfume?
    • I always come back to Tresor by Lancome. It has a fresh smell to it.
  • Beauty routine?
  • Your inspiration?
    •  My daughter in law keeps me forward thinking. She’s 38 and in the fashion business and I love to watch whatever she’s doing. But really, everyone inspires me.
  • How do you rejuvenate?
    • I walk three miles three times a week.
  • Favorite restaurant in Dallas?
    • Mi Cocina Mexican restaurant in Highland Park Village because it serves the best margaritas. S & D Oyster for its Po Boys and the neighborhood.
  • A great book?
    • Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts.  He was incarcerated in Australia and then found his way to Mumbai following his release. The story was fascinating because it gave me a glimpse of India and a flavor of the slums.
    • We went to northern India last year and the women are absolutely beautiful in their saris.  I’ll never forget seeing a woman in a red and gold sari carrying a tray filled with cow dung on her head. Everything looks beautiful there, even the way she stacked the cow dung.
  • Secret favorite spot in Dallas?
    • The Zen enclave in the back of the Nasher Sculpture Museum. You can sit on a concrete bench and look up and see the sky and the clouds.
    • It’s your own little niche and a there’s a peace that comes over you. It makes you say, ‘Maybe everything is right with the world.’