Fashion Archives

Angel-inspired artist opens gallery in Scottsdale

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Angel-inspired jewelry artist Cheryl Senkfor and dichroic glass artisan Bobby Harr are pooling their creative resources to open The Creating Spot, a contemporary art studio-gallery in Old Town Scottsdale, on Thursday, April 23. Senkfor says her hand-woven metal jewelry line was inspired by angels after she suffered a traumatic brain hemorrhage in 2003. “I saw… Read More →

Valley model Christa Sandstrom could ‘go global,’ experts say

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“I have a good feeling Christa Sandstrom is that Arizona fresh face that will actually go global,” Brian Hill, executive director of Phoenix Fashion Week, said about the emerging model who is a Gilbert native. Featured in major publications such as Mainsteam Magazine, Glamour Magazine Italy and Runway Magazine, Christa Sandstrom is being recognized as… Read More →

5 things to do now to get ready for bikini season

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Spring break has come and gone and summer now looms on the horizon…and with it that dreaded moment when you’ll find yourself shopping for a bathing suit. Don’t fret, if you act now there’s still time to tighten up before hitting the beach. Do these 5 things NOW to quickly get yourself into bikini shape…… Read More →

Go treasure hunting at Junk in the Trunk Vintage Market

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More than 175 creative artists from Arizona, California and surrounding areas are taking over WestWorld in Scottsdale from May 2 and 3. The Junk in the Trunk Vintage Market will offer the ultimate vintage and handmade shopping experience, all while enjoying the Valley’s best food trucks and listening to live music from local musicians. The… 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 →

Stelari — desert-inspired yoga wear — launches first collection

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Stelari, and eco-friendly yoga wear line, uses the Arizona desert and vintage tarot cards as inspiration for its first collection, “Tarot of the Bohemians.” Owner Kimberly Roach’s line of free flow tanks use Arizona spiritual center of Sedona for the background of a shirt titled “The Sun.” “For some people it may just be a… Read More →

Vintage hat maker puts a lid on childhood dream

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“The Hatter Is In,” reads the sign above Watson’s Hat Shop in Cave Creek. Visitors take a step back in time once they pass under it. From brim molds to beaver felts, young, master hat maker Eric Watson is fulfilling his childhood dream. Watson got into the business of hat making when the market had… Read More →

How to dress smart and look fabulous at work

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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. Not everyone is born with the same body shape.  We see women in movies wearing tight skirts and stilettos… Read More →

Get charitable in style, among celebs at Posh Mommy event

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Fashion, football and good food.  These three things will come together this Friday, as ThePoshMommy.com will host Celebrate in Style, an event to mark the one-year anniversary of the online boutique.  Contributors to the event will donate proceeds to Face in the Mirror, a nonprofit organization that provides cancer patients with facials and massages during… Read More →

Arhaus brings handcrafted goods to Scottsdale

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Arhaus, known internationally for its exclusive assortment of handcrafted home goods, is moving in to Scottsdale at Kierland Commons, 7030 East Greenway Parkway, marking the retailer’s first ever store in Arizona. Arhaus will soon begin to renovate a little more than 31,000 sq. ft. spanning two floors—a space formerly occupied by Barnes & Noble. Chairman… Read More →

New boutique brings boho-chic to Scottsdale

5 two 3 opened its doors in November to its first-ever retail store in the heart of bustling Old Town Scottsdale, Ariz. Located at the southwest corner of Goldwater Boulevard and Fifth Avenue.  The boho inspired boutique offers handmade, free-spirited women’s clothing and yoga headbands in a myriad of vibrant prints and comfortable fabrics. “We’re… Read More →

Local website calculates the ‘perfect gift’

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Lesley Morrison Midkiff’s husband always wanted to get her nice gifts for special occasions but found it difficult to think of the “perfect gift.” He didn’t want to ask Morrison Midkiff, because he didn’t want to ruin the surprise. “He would end up having to ask me what I wanted, but hated that asking me… Read More →

Looks We Love: Holiday party attire with Scottsdale Quarter

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With the food comas from Thanksgiving over and the countdown until Christmas already well under way (less than 30 days for those who are keeping track) it’s that wonderful time of the year when your schedule is full of holiday parties — be it with your favorite coworkers or your best friends. Holiday party attire in… Read More →

Subscription box brings Arizona designers to doorsteps

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With a rising focus on local artisans and supporting local business, Kim Kendall of the Phoenix boutique Clothes Minded, created a program that makes discovering new local designers simple. Love Local is a boxed collection that includes products that were created by five different local designers. This box is the first of its kind, but… Read More →