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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 →

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 →

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 →

Wet and wild swimsuit trends with Scottsdale 16′s Jenna Wood

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Summertime in the Valley means soaking up the sun, but before you take the plunge and buy a new swimsuit, hear what Scottsdale 16’s Jenna Wood says is trending this summer. The Scottsdale 16, a part of Steve LeVine Entertainment & Public Relations, is a group of young, beautiful women in Arizona who are booked… Read More →

Arizona civil engineer designs sexy, modest swimsuits

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Summertime means sunshine and pool weather, but for many women for the thought of wearing a swimsuit is terrifying and frustrating. Arizona mother and civil engineer Lensa Kitilla suffered from back acne, also called bacne, as a teenager, which left scars. Her scars led to a feeling of embarrassment when it came to wearing traditional… Read More →

Valentine's Day Gift Guide 2014

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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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

After Breast Surgery: What To Look For In Lingerie

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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 →

Tucson Fashion Week 2013

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Tucson Fashion Week will hit the scene this fall in a glorious three-day blaze of style, art, celebrities and cuisine. Creative Directors Paula Taylor and Melanie Sutton of the House of PM have taken Tucson Fashion Week to the next level and are committed to the idea that through fashion events, charitable partnerships, unique experiences and iconic… Read More →

Doux Belle Selected to Showcase in Phoenix Fashion Week

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Rachel Wagner, designer of Doux Belle, will debut her Vintage Elegance Collection at this year’s Phoenix Fashion Week, taking place October 1 – 5. Rachel is one of the only two designers in the show from Phoenix and has been selected as one of the 12 emerging designers showcasing their collections. Her boutique, Chateau Doux… Read More →

Arizona Costume Institute Nouveau Fundraiser Raises the Fashion Bar in Phoenix

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Love fashion? Love the fashion exhibitions at Phoenix Art Museum? Then grab your kitten heels and support our state’s notable institution with at the Arizona Costume Institute Nouveau (under-35) division’s ridiculously swanky, 1950s-themed fundraiser at 7 p.m. October 11 in the Great Hall at Phoenix Art Museum. Poet Elizabeth Winder of Pain, Parties, Work: Sylvia… Read More →