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Alcoholic’s recovery sparks Arizona fashion line

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Stephen and Nick Polando were in a parking garage on Mill Avenue one night in 2009. They decided to race each other, displaying their competitiveness as brothers. Nick, the younger of the two at 22 years old, won the race. Stephen, 25, was devastated and immediately blamed it on his struggles with alcoholism. “It hits… Read More →

In Review: Phoenix Fashion Week at Talking Stick Resort

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PHXFW Recap: Thursday, Oct. 2 Rows and rows of white chairs surrounded the poolside raised white runway with lights projecting colors of blue and yellow. Music was blaring as girls in sky-high heels texted away on their phones. This was the scene Thursday night at Phoenix Fashion Week at Talking Stick Resort, when a mix… Read More →

Skinny Business, Pt. 2: If the shirt doesn’t fit, ditch it

Is everything in your closet too tight or too loose? Time to rethink your shopping habits./ 123RF.com, Copyright: vukvuk

“The Business Fashionista” is AZ Big Media’s fashion blog for the business-minded. It examines the dos, don’ts and musts of the modern fashionista who wants to stay in step with the latest trends in the workplace. When you find yourself spending more time than necessary looking in your closest for just one article of clothing… Read More →

Skinny Business, Pt. 1: The Case of the Crop Top

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“The Business Fashionista” is AZ Big Media’s fashion blog for the business-minded. It examines the dos, don’ts and musts of the modern fashionista who wants to stay in step with the latest trends in the workplace. How long would it take you to find someone wearing a crop top on the street, in the nearest… Read More →

These shoes were made for working

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“The Business Fashionista” is AZ Big Media’s fashion blog for the business-minded. It examines the dos, don’ts and musts of the modern fashionista who wants to stay in step with the latest trends in the workplace. If you’re the type of business fashionista whose outfits revolve around shoes, your coworkers could probably identify you by… Read More →

Sizing up the office environment for the modern fashionista

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“The Business Fashionista” is AZ Big Media’s fashion blog for the business-minded. It examines the dos, don’ts and musts of the modern fashionista who wants to stay in step with the latest trends in the workplace. Fashionista (noun): 1.     A person who designs, sells, or is very interested in clothing fashions. (Merriam Webster) 2.     A… Read More →

My Sister’s Attic at Pinnacle Peak expands

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Some things are meant to get larger and this September My Sister’s Attic at Pinnacle Peak is embracing the motto ‘big is beautiful’ with a 40% expansion of the Valley’s favorite designer consignment furniture shop. Shoppers looking for more wall art, china, crystal, furniture, lighting, rugs and patio accessories should head to My Sister’s Attic’s… Read More →

U-Lace helps kick-start your personal style

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Just in time for back to school, U-Lace give kids and adults a way to add a splash of color to their wardrobes. U-Laces are shoe laces that allow anyone to lace up their kicks (sneakers or shoes for the uninitiated) in a variety of patterns and colors. U-Lace offers elasticized shoelaces that can transform… Read More →

Valley model creates sexy swimwear line for all body types

Catrina LaDell is the creative force behind Pink Moon Prophecy, a Phoenix-based swimwear company. Photo of Catrina LaDell by Party Through It Photography.

Call it cataclysmic creativity. In this case, define cataclysmic as something that “brings great changes.” In this case, a great change for the fashion industry. Pink Moon Prophecy, created by local model and swimwear designer Catrina LaDell, provides sexy, custom handmade swimwear for all body types. LaDell, using the name Cataclysm, helped hone her unique… Read More →

White, hot trends for summer

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Some shudder at the thought of white apparel, but I’m here to tell you that there is nothing to fear. Not only is white the most perfect color to keep you cool during the hot Arizona summer, it’s flattering and versatile. I even have a Pinterest board dedicated to fashions in white. And whether you… Read More →

5 secrets for flat abs

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Wish your stomach was flatter and more toned? Exercise alone will not get you a toned stomach – diet is a huge part of the equation. Here are 5 ways to improve your eating habits that will dramatically flatten your abs: Flat Abs Secret #1: Enjoy natural sweets Traditional sugar-filled sweets will quickly add up… Read More →

Summer makeup tutorials with Scottsdale 16′s Tonya Gabriel

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Feel good and look beautiful this summer with step-by-step makeup hints and tricks to get that perfect summer looks from Scottsdale 16’s Tonya Gabriel. The Scottsdale 16, a part of Steve LeVine Entertainment & Public Relations, is a group of young, beautiful women in Arizona who are booked for a variety of events across the… Read More →

Summer hair tutorials with Scottsdale 16; Mel Rodriguez

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Now that summer is in full swing it might be time to spice up your look. Scottsdale 16’s Mel Rodriguez is giving a step-by-step guide with tips of the her favorite trending summer hairstyles for being out on the town, cool by the pool or anything in between. The Scottsdale 16, a part of Steve… Read More →

Summer’s must-have accessory

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The must-have accessory this summer is not the newest Coach purse or the recently released Jimmy Choo wedges, it is not even a designer brand, though design is important. We’re talking about nail art. Even though it’s a small accessory, it has been making a big splash here in Arizona and on the red carpet.… Read More →