10_09 Rachel Zoe black jumpsuit, $495, Neiman Macus NorthPark; Lela Rose metal beaded belt, $495, Lela Rose; black beaded Oscar de la Renta earrings, $495; Badgley Mischka yellow stone ring, $75, all Neiman Marcus downtown photography by Bode Helm


Courtney Kerr
Age: 30
Occupation: fashion blogger

It’s likely you’re already familiar with this big-haired Southern gal from the  Bravo reality show Most Eligible Dallas. But hold your judgment. Sure, she’s sassy, but she’s also shockingly down-to-earth and funny. Talking fashion is Kerr’s passion—“Getting dressed in the morning is the most exhilarating part of my day,” she says—and producing an online style diary is now her full-time job (along with shooting a spinoff for Bravo). If we had to guess, we’d say wining and dining come in as runner-up hobbies. “I love food that sticks to my bones,” she says. “I never want to leave a meal hungry.” Fireside Pies, Mi Cocina, and Gui Korean Japanese Bistro & Bar top her list of favorite restaurants, but it’s The Standard Pour, Vino 100, or Al Biernat’s for cocktails. And if she has to fall in love over a meal? Tex-Mex. “Margaritas will make anyone happy.”