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Free People Fashion

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

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, we have great tips for looking your best during the winter months. Alison’s sense of style is on point and for the next three weeks she will take us to three different store’s located at my favorite mall to give us examples of outfits that you can use as inspiration to spruce up your wardrobe.

First stop on our shopping spree: Free People!

look one Layering is key during the Arizona winter months and a casual ensemble like this one from Free People is an absolute perfect choice. Flared denim is back in a big way, which coincides perfectly with the ’70s fashion influence we saw all over the fall runways. Here, a cozy tribal print cardigan tops a thin, gauzy tee, making the outfit cool-weather appropriate while providing the option to strip off the top layer should the day warm up. With a ’70s-esque floppy hat to top it all off, it’s the perfect look to channel your inner hippie chic fashionista.
look two As everyone knows, fashion is cyclical and this season, it’s all about the 90′s influences and bringing back the “grunge” look in a new way. Here, we have a pretty, girlie baby doll dress in pale pink with embedded embroidery. Knee socks not only make this dressy frock appropriate for day, but are a great alternative to tights in order to keep legs warm during the chilly mornings and evenings. Throw a gray leather bomber jacket over this dress to complete the look – Beverly Hills 90210′s Donna Martin would be proud.
look three We’ve been seeing printed pants since the spring, and they aren’t going anywhere this winter. Patterned pants are the perfect way to spice up your wardrobe and are most appropriate for the fashion risk-takers out there — these pants are definite attention-getters. What’s most eye-catching about this ensemble is the subtle way different prints have been combined, a trend that is huge going into the New Year. The key to combining different patterns is staying within the same color palette. In this case, a classic black-and-white color scheme keeps the outfit in check.
Fall Fashion Shoot Behind the Scenes

Behind The Scenes: Fall Fashion Photo Shoot [PHOTOS]

Herve Leger, RED Valentino, Michael Kors and more — with such fabulous clothing, shoes and accessories from both Nordstrom and Astor & Black, Scottsdale Living teamed up with a fantastic group of people last Thursday, August 23, and camped out for the day at Talking Stick Resort’s Orange Sky for its Fall 2012 issue’s fall fashion photo shoot.

And the nearly two-month process paid off. The models from JANI Model Management, Michael, Trisha, Sheniece, Nemi, Michael and Nick, looked incredible in their respective outfits; the hairstylist and makeup artist, Randee Miller and Joanna Avillar for Mane Attraction Salon, respectively, stunningly transformed the models; Katie McEndoo of Astor & Black provided and styled the men into a seemingly Mad Men-inspired look; and Kira Brown complemented the dresses with fitting shoes and accessories — all from Nordstrom at Scottsdale Fashion Square.

Not to mention the location was a beautiful backdrop to it all. The location, Orange Sky, couldn’t have been more perfect with its sleek, chic lounges and private dining areas; and let’s not forget about that view from its outdoor patio — especially during sunset.

Scottsdale Living would like to thank the team, including the photographers (Mike Mertes Cory Bergquist and Glory Shim) who captured the jaw-dropping images that will grace the pages of Scottsdale Living’s Fall 2012 issue.

Keep an eye out for it in October. We’re sure it will be difficult to miss on the stands at AJ’s and Bashas’ throughout the North Scottsdale and Paradise Valley area.


In the meantime, check out more of these behind-the-scenes photos of our fall fashion shoot on our Facebook:

Fall Fashion Behind the Scenes


Scottsdale Living Magazine Summer 2012

Old Is New: Kids' Fall Fashion 2012 [PHOTOS]

Old is new: Kids are setting trends this fall, breathing new life into the worn vintage look.


As hand-me-downs are passed from child to child, so are fashion trends. Take the bright, vivid neons of the women’s fashion world during the spring season, for example; this trend made its way to children’s and pre-teens’ clothing boutiques for the fall. As for that trend that featured mixing and (non-)matching prints, graphics and varying textures, and layering whatever you so please: Boys and girls are now running with it and having fun with their wardrobes, making these fashion fads just darn adorable.

From traditional plaid blazers to wild, ostrich-feather skirts, your kids will look anything but bland for the upcoming school year. And thanks to the Urban Kidz children’s clothing boutique in Scottsdale, they’ll be setting the trends, too.

Kids’ Fall Fashion:

Fall Fashion
Daniella, 8 years old, is wearing:

Radgoll Basic Tee, Ragdoll Peplum Plaid Button-Down, Joe’s Boyfriend Crop Jean, Peace of Cake Threads Cap, Never Nola Petals Brooch.

Fall Fashion
Kaeden, 6 years old, is wearing:

Knuckleheads Mob Tee, Mini Shatsu Plaid Suspender Pant, Knuckleheads Linen Fedora;

Daniella is wearing:

Curio & Kind Zebra Tee, Curio & Kind Ostrich Feather Skirt, Never Nola Daniella Hairpiece.

Fall Fashion
Daniella is wearing:

Ragdoll Dolman Sleeve Top, Ragdoll Faux Fur Crochet Vest, Ragdoll Striped Dye Leggings, Never Nola Sevona Sash.

Fall Fashion
Deze, 5 years old, is wearing:

Little Black Dress, Imoga Rasberry Faux Fur Sweater Vest, Hello Kitty Big Face Necklace, Vintage Barbie Collection Necklace, Never Nola Vintage Rockstar Crown.

Fall fashion
Deze is wearing:

Little Black Dress, Imoga Rasberry Faux Fur Sweater Vest, Hello Kitty Big Face Necklace, Vintage Barbie Collection Necklace, Never Nola Vintage Rockstar Crown.

fall fashion
(L to R):

Tanner wears: See 10; Daniella is wearing: Ragdoll Missoni, Print Cardi, Ragdoll, Snake Print Leggings, Never Nola Ruby Petals hair clip; Deze is wearing: Imoga Silver Stiletto Tee, Imoga Faux Fur Zebra Sweater Vest, Curio & Kind Silver Bubble Skirt, Never Nola Royal Affair Head Wrap; Kaeden wears: See 7.

fall fashion
Kaeden is wearing:

Mini Shatsu Race Car Tee, Joe’s Brixton Jean, Knuckleheads Buster Hat.

fall fashion
Tanner is wearing:

Little Traveler Authentic Polo, Little Traveler Herringbone Blazer, Little Traveler Cargo Cords, Faux Reader Glasses

fall fashion
Kaeden is wearing:

Knuckleheads Mob Tee, Mini Shatsu Plaid Suspender Pant, Knuckleheads Linen Fedora;

Daniella is wearing:

Curio & Kind Zebra Tee, Curio & Kind Ostrich Feather Skirt, Never Nola Daniella Hairpiece.

fall fashion
Tanner is wearing:

I am Peace Tee, Little Traveler Cords, Kapital K Mohawk Hoodie

fall fashion
Tanner is wearing:

Little Traveler Authentic Polo, Little Traveler Herringbone Blazer, Little Traveler Cargo Cords, Faux Reader Glasses


All items found at:

Urban Kidz
The Shops at Gainey Village
8787 N. Scottsdale Rd., #220, Scottsdale
(480) 483-6800
urbankidzwear.com

Hair accessories provided by:

Never Nola, nevernola.com

Photographed at:

McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park
7301 E. Indian Bend Rd., Scottsdale
(480) 312-2312
therailroadpark.com 


Scottsdale Living Magazine Summer 2012