Fashion Archives

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 →

5 must-have handbags this fall

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With the start of the fall season, comes back-to-school and returning to the office after that summer vacation. Eventually, you’ll find yourself trading sandals for military boots and shorts for pants, even if it’s still 100 degrees outside. Besides the fact that it doesn’t start to feel like fall in Arizona until mid-November, one wardrobe… Read More →

PHXFW 2014: Meet Emerging Designer Lillienne Langford

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The seventh annual Phoenix Fashion Week (PHXFW) is just around the corner and with increasingly large stilettos to fill. Last year, the event topped its previous attendance record with more than 6,000 fashionistas flocking to Scottsdale, Ariz., to see fledging brands and established designers’ fall collections. Phoenix Fashion Week, which also hosts seminars with industry… Read More →

PHXFW 2014: Meet Emerging Designer Saba Iqbal

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The seventh annual Phoenix Fashion Week (PHXFW) is just around the corner and with increasingly large stilettos to fill. Last year, the event topped its previous attendance record with more than 6,000 fashionistas flocking to Scottsdale, Ariz., to see fledging brands and established designers’ fall collections. Phoenix Fashion Week, which also hosts seminars with industry… Read More →

PHXFW 2014: Meet Hues of Ego

Rising local designer Natasha Duran-Lynch's background in architecture is instantly recognizable in her Scottsdale-based clothing line Hues of Ego.

The seventh annual Phoenix Fashion Week (PHXFW) is just around the corner and with increasingly large stilettos to fill. Last year, the event topped its previous attendance record with more than 6,000 fashionistas flocking to Scottsdale, Ariz., to see fledging brands and established designers’ fall collections. Phoenix Fashion Week, which also hosts seminars with industry… Read More →

Fashion 4 a Cause ‘Rocks the Red’ this weekend

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For the fifth consecutive year, Fashion 4 A Cause will showcase style while raising social awareness at the upcoming “Rock the Red” fashion show this weekend in Phoenix. The organization has a reputation for strongly supporting local designers and their annual fashion show event to raise support for those affected by HIV/AIDS. This chic combination… Read More →

PHXFW 2014: Meet emerging designer Misha Mendicino

Inspired through her travels around the world, Misha Mendicino's designs are simple and sophisticated with nature-inspired colors, yet comfortable enough to wear in extreme weather.

The seventh annual Phoenix Fashion Week (PHXFW) is just around the corner and with increasingly large stilettos to fill. Last year, the event topped its previous attendance record with more than 6,000 fashionistas flocking to Scottsdale, Ariz., to see fledging brands and established designers’ fall collections. Phoenix Fashion Week, which also hosts seminars with industry… Read More →

PHXFW 2014: Meet emerging designer Delora Fuglem of Kismit

Kismet's Delora Fuglem designs “ultrachic fashion for the fearless woman.”

The seventh annual Phoenix Fashion Week (PHXFW) is just around the corner and with increasingly large stilettos to fill. Last year, the event topped its previous attendance record with more than 6,000 fashionistas flocking to Scottsdale, Ariz., to see fledging brands and established designers’ fall collections. Phoenix Fashion Week, which also hosts seminars with industry… Read More →

Jonathan Adler to open first Arizona store Aug. 22

By James McDonald

Jonathan Adler is pleased to announce the addition of an Arizona store to its retail portfolio. Jonathan Adler Biltmore Fashion Park is slated to open August 22nd.  It will be the brand’s 27th boutique and its first in Arizona. The new store features about 2,900 square feet of selling space and will be the fourth… Read More →

PHXFW 2014 emerging designer State Forty Eight

Arizonan pride runs deep in State Forty Eight’s founders Michael Spangenberg and Nick and Stephen Polando. Arizona-made and founded, this line changes the way you can show your pride for Arizona through street wear that merges passion for the 48th State with forward-thinking designs and quality fabrics.

The seventh annual Phoenix Fashion Week (PHXFW) is just around the corner and with increasingly large stilettos to fill. Last year, the event topped its previous attendance record with more than 6,000 fashionistas flocking to Scottsdale, Ariz., to see fledging brands and established designers’ fall collections. Phoenix Fashion Week, which also hosts seminars with industry… Read More →

Tickets now on sale for Shoes and the City event

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Shoes.  Shopping.  Saks Fifth Avenue.  No complaints here. It’s what makes Arizona Womens Education & Employment (AWEE)’s annual Shoes and the City friend-and-fund raiser such a fabulous way to spend an evening, particularly when you throw in a special Fall Fashion Peek, eye-popping prizes and a few cosmos. Sponsored by B-On The Obvious and Saks… Read More →

2014 Phoenix Fashion Week Emerging Designers Slideshow

Phoenix Fashion Week 2014 Emerging Designer of the Year contestants from Arizona.

Phoenix Fashion Week’s Emerging Designer of the Year is an annual contest for promising designers. This year, seven of the contestants are based in Arizona — a first for the program. Scottsdale Living invited the designers to spend an afternoon wandering through the Phoenix Art Museum. Each designer told their story in front of an… 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 →