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Goodwill presents 4th Annual Little Black Dress Challenge


Phoenix Fashion Week is challenging Arizona fashionistas to visit any of the 67 Goodwill locations in Arizona to search the many clothing racks, find the perfect project dress and re-purpose it into their interpretation of the iconic Little Black Dress as a part of the 4th Annual Little Black Dress Challenge, presented by Goodwill. “We are thrilled… Read More →

Phoenix designer creates one-of-a-kind swimwear line


For women, nothing is worse than walking into a room and seeing another woman wearing the exact same outfit. It’s not that we hold anything against the other woman — unless she looks better in it, of course. Heck, we wore it too, so it must be cute. However, it sparks that lingering question in… Read More →

Fuchsia Spa breaks ground on their first franchise location

Blue Door Spa

Mesa, Ariz.-based Fuchsia Spa, a concept designed for the everyday woman to indulge in affordable, yet high-end spa services monthly, has announced the breaking ground of its first franchise location, which is set to open in Phoenix this year. Long-time Fuchsia employee Shauna Owens, 30, and her sister Marissa Owens, 28, signed a lease in… Read More →

COMMIT Campaign Fashion Show comes to Scottsdale

Commit Campaign

Over 40,000 Americans die by suicide every year. In an effort to spread awareness and educate the community, two local women are preparing to launch a photo-based movement called The Commit Campaign. Its mission is to break the stigma associated with mental health and mental illness, to ultimately reduce the nation’s suicide rate. This September… Read More →

Fashion Week 4 Kids announces casting calls in Scottsdale

child model, parent tips

Fashion Week 4 Kids (FW4K) and Steve LeVine Entertainment & Public Relations (SLE) in partnership with FORD/Robert Black Agency have started model casting calls taking place on Saturday, August 29 at Baby Lux and Saturday, September 12 at Garage Boutique in Scottsdale. The casting call on August 29 will be held from 11 a.m. to… Read More →

Where are the best Arizona locations to take a selfie?


Sel.fie (n). “A photograph that is taken of oneself, then typically shared via social media.” Do you think you have the best location in the Valley for a selfie — and can you prove it?! With the selfie trend being so popular that it has even caused and increase in plastic surgery, AZ Big Media thought it would… Read More →

Celebrate National Relaxation Day with Fuchsia Spa

talking stick resort

August 15 marks National Relaxation Day, which is a good enough reason to indulge in a day of pampering. In fact, Fuchsia Spa has the perfect spa treatment to celebrate the occasion. Fuchsia’s Mango Pedicure allows you to escape the dry summer heat and enjoy a spa pedi with a breezy tropical twist. This seasonal… Read More →

Man-tanning increases among older crowd

man tanning

Tanning has always been seen as a feminine pursuit. From Coco Chanel to Jennifer Aniston, women have gone to extreme lengths to achieve the perfect summer glow with beautiful results. Men, however, have not been quite as lucky. With examples such as Donald Trump and John Boehner running around it is unsurprising most men are… Read More →

5 Ways to Show off Your Youth At Work Julia Sudnitskaya

If you’re fresh out of college at your first job or starting a new internship, dressing for work is a lot more complicated than it looks. It can be hard to find a way to show off your youth and still feel like a professional adult. Instead of mimicking what your mom has in her… Read More →

Dress like a pro for summer heat Waldemar Milz

It’s summertime. Workplace dress codes everywhere start to relax to prevent people from roasting on the job. But how casual is too casual? Is it possible to dress for the weather and still maintain your professionalism at work? “Summer months can be difficult navigate though, when there is ambiguity and when dress codes are relaxed,”… Read More →

Fuchsia Spa to expand footprint through franchising

Summer Spa Events and Specials

Locally owned Fuchsia Spa announced today it is offering franchise opportunities for its full-service day spa concept that is making the “spa lifestyle” attainable through its unique monthly membership model. After leaving corporate America, moms Lisa Vukonich and Erin Owens opened Fuchsia in November 2006 with a single location in Mesa, Ariz. The duo is… Read More →

Yoga Etiquette: The Do’s and Dont’s

Bikram Yoga - Scottsdale Living July/August 2011

By: Jamie Finnan, CorePower Yoga Whether brand new to yoga or an experienced practitioner, attending a yoga class at a new studio can be an intimidating experience.  Many studios have their own way of doing things and until you fully understand a studio’s culture, those first few visits can be an overwhelming experience. Below is… Read More →

A facelift can make you more popular, study finds

Stem Cells Give Plastic Surgery A Facelift

Even though we are taught to “never judge a book by its cover,” a new study suggests people make immediate judgments about someone’s character based on his or her appearance. The study suggests women who underwent facial rejuvenation surgery were perceived to be not only more attractive, but also more likeable, to have better social… Read More →

Scottsdale’s Studio B Smiles adds Colleen Murphy

SL - Dentist Guide

Cosmetic dental office, Studio B Smiles, in Scottsdale announces Dr. Colleen Murphy as the office’s second dentist. Dr. Murphy will work alongside Dr. John Badolato, founder of Studio B Smiles, to offer patients high quality dental care. Dr. Badolato is the official team dentist for the Phoenix Suns, Phoenix Mercury, Phoenix Suns Dancers, Grand Canyon… Read More →