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Alumnus operates floral design studio, shop in Dallas

ACU alumnus Robyn Wise ('03) co-owns and operates a flower design studio and gift shop in Dallas, along with her sister Rachel Wise ('06), who is a current student at ACU. The Dallas Morning News featured Robyn in its Style Maker column in June.

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By BRITTANY EDWARDS/ The Dallas Morning News

After graduating from Abilene Christian University a couple of years ago, this Texas native left for London to study floral design. When the 23-year-old recently completed her studies, she moved back home and opened Cymbidium, a flower design studio and luxury gift shop in Mockingbird Station. Now, as creative director and president, she has to keep not only the place posh, but her closet, as well.

NATHAN HUNSINGER/DMN

Robyn Wise is creative director and president of Cymbidium in Mockingbird Station.

Favorite labels: Karen Millen, All Saints, Christian Dior, Chanel and Gucci

See her shopping at: Selfridges & Co. in London

Favorite Dallas stores: Forty Five Ten, Gucci, Pink, the Jo Malone counter

Style: Trendy chic - a mix of in-the-moment pieces with classic basics

Favorite stylish film: Breakfast at Tiffany's

Most recent purchase: Gold-studded Gucci peep-toe slides

Where to find her during the weekend: Working at Cymbidium

Style advice she'd give any celebrity: Keep it simple and sleek

Favorite item in her closet: All of her shoes and a floral and paisley Christian Dior saddle handbag

Hair: Matthew Tully at Matthew Tully Hairdressing

Dallas fashion needs: To be more European, where men aren't afraid of color and women aren't slaves to one particular style

On her bedside table: A Bible, journal and fresh flowers

Style philosophy: Add a little "rock star" to it - mix diamonds with jeans or a Target T-shirt with Gucci shoes

Favorite vacation spot: St. Thomas in the Virgin Islands or any Ian Schrager hotel

Style icon: Sienna Miller at the moment, but it changes frequently

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