Gregg Asher & Maxine Trowbridge Curate for ArtStar
ArtStar tapped Dallas influencers and art lovers Maxine Trowbridge and Gregg Asher to curate an exclusive collection of fashionable and fun images. They pulled out the glitz and glam and chose their favorite pieces from our latest artist releases. Shop their picks now and bring a little Texas flair to your home!
I’m so excited about the collaboration with Max and ArtStar as they expand their clientele list to the lone star state. ArtStar has helped me expand my collection of art in an impactful way, plus the prices help make the purchases more obtainable. A hair dresser/stylist is always a girl’s best friend and sharing sites and tips are a part of my gift...so here you go Texas the secret is out! Find yourself a treasure or two on “ArtStar”. Happy shopping!
I’m thrilled to collaborate with ArtStar. Shopping for photography and fine art prints online and curating my favorite artworks for home is an effortless, fun experience and well-priced too. My obsessive selections always oscillate between fashion editorial photography and abstract art. Of which there is an abundant choice!
An avid contemporary art enthusiast, Max served on the board of Dallas Contemporary for almost a decade — recently completing a two-year tenure as president of the board. Actively involved in philanthropic work within the Dallas community, Max also served twice as gala chair for MTV RE:DEFINE, an annual art auction hosted by The Goss-Michael Foundation benefiting the MTV Staying Alive Foundation and Dallas Contemporary.
Max began her career as a designer, after studying fashion design at the London College of Fashion, and working for British fashion house Mansfield in the early ’90s, a collection coveted by Princess Diana and Princess Anne. Upon her arrival to the States, she segued her fashion and luxury career into media working at Ocean Drive magazine in Miami. After moving to Dallas with her husband Ben, Max founded online fashion magazine PinkMemo.com in 2007, an early pioneer in the digital content and influencer space with editions in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and Dallas. With the debut of national luxury publication Du Jour magazine, in 2012, Max contributed as the Dallas editor, thereafter shuttering her business and joining the team at PaperCity magazine as Dallas editor-in-chief and group director. After a two-year tenure, Max changed her role, and now serves as editor-at-large, and works on art and fashion projects under a new business venture — artrinity. For more art musings, follow Max on Instagram @maxtrowbridge, and her blog justmax.com.
Having grown up in a rural part of Arkansas, I watched JR and Sue Ellen on tv and dreamed of a more glamorous life. After graduating, I quickly moved to the BIG city of Dallas where I attended Tony and Guy hair academy and began my career at Jose Eber where I had the privilege of doing Linda Gray’s hair which solidified I had arrived! I then married fashion, art, and hair with a job at Neiman Marcus - the iconic luxury retailer - where I worked for over 20 years. I had the opportunity to do such celebrities as Lady Gaga, Farrah Fawcett, and the Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders plus styling for Carolina Herrera, Vivienne Tam, Oscar de la Renta, and Kate Spade to name a few. During this timespan, I appeared on CMT’s “Making of the Team” for 10 years, ESPN’s “Making of the Calendar” for 3 years, Bravo’s “Most Eligible Dallas” as a season’s supporting role, Lifetime’s “Project Runway” as a guest judge, and most recently my own show for Lifetime TV “Million Dollar Shoppers”. I’ve chaired countless fundraisers for fashion, art, and animal safety! I currently still love to be in front of the lens as I am working on a new tv project, and work at Era Salon which is the ultimate in luxury beauty services in the metroplex. Despite my crazy schedule of attending shows around the world, art summits, and charitable events, I still find time to expand my own art collection with pieces from Marilyn Minter, Mr. Brainwash, David Lachapelle, and Damien Hirst to reference a few. My personal curation of art evokes a sprit of playfulness that is sometimes a little moody and often times shocking, but I believe in buying things you love so you can enjoy for a lifetime. Keep up with this fool on Instagram @thegreggasher or my blog at fashionbaggage.com.
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