Jason Sheeler

Jason Sheeler is a freelance writer based in Dallas. The Parsons School of Design grad and former Dallas Morning News style editor contributes regularly to Texas Monthly, D magazine, FD Luxe, and Houston magazine. Sheeler is alwayas up for adventure, whether it means getting on a plane or hitting the road with his pit bull mix, Jacks. 


His Town

In 2004, after Marty Rathbun left the Church of Scientology and settled on the Texas Gulf Coast, he thought he had put his difficult past behind him. Then the Squirrel Busters showed up.

The World at Her Feet

Twenty-year-old Jane Aldridge draws 400,000 readers to her style blog, Sea of Shoes, each month; has appeared in Vanity Fair; and once attended a private dinner with Karl Lagerfeld. The secret to her success? That she won’t leave Dallas behind.

I Really Do Like Jane Aldridge

Jason Sheeler, who wrote about the Dallas-based fashion blogger for the April issue of TEXAS MONTHLY, responds to the sea of controversy unleashed by his profile.

Inside the Studio of Hermès’s Only American Designer

A few pictures of work from Kermit Oliver, the Waco postal worker who moonlights as the famous fashion house’s only American designer. 

Portrait of the Artist as a Postman

The only American ever to design scarves for the exclusive French fashion house Hermès is Kermit Oliver, a 69-year-old postal worker from Waco who lives in a strange and beautiful world all his own.

School of Rock

Drive time at the popular Mesquite ISD radio station. 

Everything Must Be Perfect

A night behind the velvet ropes.

By Invitation Only

In a city that loves its parties, there’s perhaps none so aesthetically significant as Two x Two for AIDS and Art, Dallas’s most cutting-edge fundraiser—and one hell of a good time.

Sarah Haldeman, Presidential Archivist

“I get to see things other people don’t get to see.”

Mrs. Clean

Running a halfway house for female ex-cons.

Juan Marquez, Baker

“[The bakery] was our business, our living room, and our bedroom. Heck, it was even my nursery.”

Girl Scout

Scouring the mall for America’s next top model.

Claus Pummer, Sleep Coach

“Our bedrooms are no longer bedrooms. They are offices and living rooms and playrooms.”

How Sweet It Is

The man behind the Texas 1015.