Fashion Archives

In Review: Project Ethos

Project Ethos catwalk at the W Scottsdale. Photo by Courtney Pedroza.

A catwalk over a rooftop pool surrounded by hanging art set the scene for Project Ethos on Saturday, April 5, at the W Hotel in Scottsdale. Jason Peskin, CEO of Project Ethos, broke the mold of the traditional fashion show nine years ago by adding elements of art and music to complement the unconventional runway.… Read More →

The Different Styles of Bras


Let’s face it, there are a whole lot of bras out there – push-up bras, underwired bras, balconette bras, sports bras; the list goes on. But how do they all differ from one another? And more importantly, what can they do for your bosom?

Six Steps to Swimsuit Ready

February 10, 2014 by in Beauty | Fashion | Shape | Style

Summer is upon us and Phoenicians are flocking to the nearest pool. A fun day by the water also brings the desire to get your body in swimsuit shape.  With a few simple steps, you will be feeling comfortable and confident in no time. Not all carbs are created equal.  Carbohydrates are not the evil… Read More →

Valentine's Day Gift Guide 2014


Valentine’s Day — you either love it, hate it or (sometimes) forget it. If you have a special someone (yourself included!) to celebrate this glorious holiday, take a quick stroll through the Scottsdale Quarter. With the help of the Stephanie Ingersoll, who knows the Quarter better than even the most dedicated shopper, Scottsdale Living has… Read More →

Color Me Plum and Pink! Here’s How to Stock Your Makeup Bag for Next Season’s Trends

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Spring is right around the corner. Sure, you could do your spring-cleaning but why not re-stock your makeup bag to match the season first? Lilly Garfield, CEO of CosBar, and Gloria Banuelos, the Scottsdale CosBar store manager, shared some makeup tips to keep your face trendy this spring. With so much knowledge and great recommendations,… Read More →

Freak of Nature Gym Clothes Let It All Bulge Out

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You know when you see that guy at the gym with the ripped shirt and bulging muscles that he is making a statement. Not only is the ripped shirt a fashion statement but also a way to show he is there to work and work hard. Freak of Nature is a sports and workout brand… Read More →

Nailing the Red Carpet Trends: Grammy Awards Edition

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The red carpet’s most anticipated nail trends   By Kaitlyn Carl   When people think of the Grammys, two things come to mind: music and fashion risks. On top of the quirky and unique dresses that we can expect to see from Katy Perry and Lady Gaga, we can also be on the lookout for… Read More →

Arizona's First, Only Denim Manufacturer Moves into CityScape

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Denim jeans have been an American fashion staple since the 1950s. Today, most jeans are made overseas or south of the border. Unlike most jean manufacturers, though, Roman Acevedo owner of Lawless Denim is continuing to produce his product in the land of the free and home of the brave. Lawless Denim, Arizona’s first and… Read More →

Looks Fit for a Valley Winter, Pt. 3: Lindsay Lou

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December 17, 2013 by in Fashion | Local Shops | New You | Style

Wintertime in the Valley is one of the most enjoyable times of the year. There is a reason why the snowbirds flock to Scottsdale, and it may have something to do with the warm temps. Unfortunately, dressing the part seems to be a challenge for many, but thanks to Scottsdale Quarter’s Marketing Director Alison Goodman,… Read More →

Looks Fit for a Valley Winter, Pt. 2: The GAP

Winter Fashion, The GAP
December 10, 2013 by in Beauty | Fashion | New You | Style

We have great tips for looking your best during the Valley’s most enjoyable time of the year.

W Scottsdale Launches CHILL Ice Rink

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One of the coldest nights of the season was the perfect setting for W Scottsdale to launch its CHILL ice rink. The only way to describe the transformation of the WET deck into the CHILL rink at W Scottsdale is a winter wonderland. CHILL is a 1,500-square-foot hybrid ice rink that covers the WET pool.… Read More →

Looks Fit for a Valley Winter Pt. 1: Free People

Free People Fashion

Wintertime in the Valley is one of the most enjoyable times of the year. There is a reason why the snowbirds flock to Scottsdale, and it may have something to do with the warm temps. Unfortunately, dressing the part seems to be a challenge for many, but thanks to Scottsdale Quarter’s Marketing Director Alison Goodman,… Read More →

Survival Tips for Black Friday Shopping

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November 28, 2013 by in Fashion | Lifestyle

It’s natural to want to get our holiday shopping done early. Black Friday, traditionally the day after Thanksgiving, begins America’s holiday season shopping frenzy. It is safe to say Black Friday is one of the biggest shopping days of the years. That being said, Black Friday is also the craziest shopping day of the year.… Read More →

Mix-and-Match Point: How to Get a Pinterest-Perfect Home

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November 19, 2013 by in Design | DIY | Handcrafted | Home | Interior Design | Trending

We have all seen those adorable Pinterest-perfect rooms. A lot of the decor doesn’t match, but somehow everything looks perfect together. Owner of Adobe Fine Living Catherine Crandall has the secret to mixing and matching the latest home trends. “I think one of the dangers when you try to start mixing and matching things is… Read More →

Trend Tuesday: 'Tis the Season to Accessorize

Drusy Dayton Earrings by Kendra Scott
November 5, 2013 by in Fashion | Jewelry

As cold weather comes in, new trends in jewelry do as well. Big gems and rings are making their way into this fall’s forecast. Local boutiques can contest that these are their customers’ season favorites and employees’ favorites as well. Event coordinator for Kendra Scott of Scottsdale Sabrina Spector says the most popular jewelry in… Read More →

Review: Elizabeth Winder at Phoenix Art Museum

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October 18, 2013 by in Fashion

Last week, I was approached by Scottsdale Living Editor in Chief Michael Gossie to attend a 1950s fashion-themed party at the Phoenix Art Museum. That was all I heard, and I didn’t need more convincing. I committed to going to this event and there was nothing else I needed or wanted to know. It was a… Read More →

Vintage Market Returns to Scottsdale

October 17, 2013 by in Fashion | Lifestyle | Style

The gals at Junk in the trunk Vintage Market are thrilled about their upcoming fall event on November 9th.  Located at WestWorld in Scottsdale, the event will be filled with all things chippy, rusty, vintage and handmade. Vintage market vendors have spent their summer crisscrossing the entire country to bring shoppers their most unique finds.… Read More →

Meet the Models: Kristen Pyland


Meet Kristen Pyland, one of Phoenix Fashion Week‘s beautiful up and coming models. Catch her on the runway’s of this years Fashion week October 1 to 5.  How did you start modeling? I started modeling when I went to an open call for Phoenix Fashion week’s MIMS fashion show last year. How long have you… Read More →

"Joggings" Are Happening AND are Actually Pretty Cool

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September 1, 2013 by in Beauty | Fashion | Local Shops | Style

While it may not be socially acceptable to take a jog in jeans, one of the trends for men and women this fall/winter season is bending the rules. Jog jeans, a unique fusion of not only style and comfort but of design and denim, are the perfect medium for anyone deciding which pair to wear:… Read More →

Kendra Scott Unveils New Jewelry Collection

New piece from Modern Treasure collection

Pack your bags for an exotic adventure with Kendra Scott as she unveils her Fall 2013 Collection, Modern Treasures. The collection is complete with gems inspired by the Mediterranean to the Red Sea.   Depart from traditional jewelry collections and experience wanderlust, with a wealth of crown jewels Helen of Troy would proudly display. Paying… Read More →

After Breast Surgery: What To Look For In Lingerie

August 26, 2013 by in Apparel Design | Beauty | Fashion | New You

85 percent of women wear the wrong size bra, according to research by Jockey. Aside from the uncomfortable feelings of slipping, digging, itching and pulling that an ill-fitting undergarment can cause, there are also a multitude of health issues – from strained backs, shoulders and necks to chronic headaches to skin irritations – related to… Read More →

Touchstone Gallery to Host California Lapidary Artist Ed Rigel During Scottsdale ArtWalk

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In keeping with the 39-year tradition of featuring the world’s most renowned artists during the weekly ArtWalks in downtown Scottsdale, Touchstone Gallery is excited to be hosting an evening with 3rd generation lapidary artist Ed Rigel from 6 – 9 p.m. on Thursday, October 3. Ed’s primary medium is the collecting, cutting and polishing of… Read More →

Give a Little, Get a Lot at the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Scottsdale Thrift Shop

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It’s not often a store has something for everybody. But between the shelves of fine antique crystals, the display of vintage handbags and racks of dog-eared books, you’d be hard pressed not to find something that tickles your fancy at the seemingly small thrift shop just South of Thomas on Scottsdale Road. Once you step… Read More →

End of Summer Progressive Sale at My Sister's Closet and Well Suited


Drum roll please…the dog days of summer are upon us, but ladies and gentleman get ready for the moment we have waited for all season at My Sister’s Closet and Well Suited — the end of Summer Progressive Sale. From August 12 – August 23 visit any of the My Sister’s Closet and Well Suited… Read More →