Tag: Shop & Style

Upscale Women’s Boutique Now Open in Gainey Village

March 4, 2014 | 12:05 PM | Shop & Style | By Maxfield Barker

designerFashion is your thing, isn’t it? You’re not satisfied until you are on the latest trend from all around the world. Good thing for you, there’s an all-new upscale women’s boutique now open in Scottsdale at the Gainey Village. Designer Studio has luxury formal wear from all over Europe from designers like Jovani, Faviana, Alyce Paris, Terani couture and more. It’s a good place to shop for dresses for prom, weddings, galas, bridesmaids, Mother of the Bride, and what ever fancy occasion you can think of. Even the store has a classy feel to it with a chandelier hanging above and red velvet interior. The next time you need something with a little extra class, check out the studio.

Designer Studio | 8787 North Scottsdale Road Suite 218 | Scottsdale, AZ 85253

Resale, Consignment Shopping Boosts Local Economy

July 19, 2012 | 12:00 PM | Shop & Style | By Kara Philp
Brace yourself, the back-to-school advertisements, sales and crowds are only a matter of weeks away, not to mention the highly-anticipated changing of the seasons in the world of fashion. While we all love to shop, this can be a hectic and expensive time of year. So, try something new this season; clean out your closet and hit a consignment shop or resale boutique before making the routine mall haul. Here are our top five reasons to shop consignment shops and resale boutiques:
1. Turning in your wardrobe items, shoes, jewelry and handbags could lead to cash in your pocket or store trade (not to mention the extra closet space you will gain).
2. Buying from locally owned and operated retailers puts the money you spend back into the local economy. Many of these retailers donate to other local causes, so your money could potentially help out twice.
3. Employees of these shops are very familiar with seasonal styles and trends so there is a good chance you will find your favorite brands, designers and signature looks.
4. You will be able to buy more items and experiment more with your style for a lot less.
5. Resale, Reuse, Recycle. It’s the greenest way to be green.
Here is a list of our favorite Valley consignment shops and resale boutiques:

Fashion Week Model Announcement Party At The Mint

July 18, 2012 | 12:00 PM | Art & Entertainment | By Kara Philp

Calling all fashionistas and fashionistos: Phoenix Fashion Week may be an entire season away, but we have the latest scoop courtesy of Style Stalkers.

Following last week’s casting call, where more than 200 models turned out with hopes of earning a spot in October’s highly-regarded fashion showcase, The Mint in Scottsdale is hosting the model announcement party tomorrow at 7 p.m.

The best part is that this event is open to the public, so come meet the next 40 fresh faces before they hit the runways this fall and compete for the title of Smartwater Model of the Year. RSVP here.

The Mint | 7373 E . Camelback | Scottsdale | AZ

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DIY Friday: Summer Sandal Flair

July 6, 2012 | 11:00 AM | Her | By Kara Philp

Here in Arizona it feels like sandals are appropriate footwear 90-percent of the year. Of course that could mean monotony. Not anymore. Behold, the completely customizable do-it-yourself idea for any pair of sandals courtesy of Daily Candy and I Spy DIY Style.

Here’s all you will need: a pair of sandals (old or new), various colors of string, the tiniest bit of super glue and scissors.

To get started, wrap the the first color of string around a desired strap or piece of your sandal and tie in a knot. Continue wrapping the string to desired width. Knot it to the next color and repeat. Reinforce knots with dabs of superglue. For more detailed instructions, watch the video here.

Since the string isn’t glued directly to the sandal itself you risk nothing. Feel free to try this same trick over and over with different sandals, different types of string and different color combinations and patterns … that will keep you on your toes.

 

4th of July Essentials Part 3: The Shopping List

July 3, 2012 | 10:00 AM | Cocktail Recipes | By Kara Philp

Red, white and blue dipped strawberries are the perfect Summer treat for any 4th of July gathering. Photo courtesy of halfhourmeals.com.

It’s time to stop procrastinating and get busy prepping for that 4th of July gathering you’re hosting or attending. Since patriotic appetizers, drinks and party favors are so, well, patriotic and because it’s rude to show up empty-handed, we’ve taken the liberty (pun intended) of creating this holiday shopping list for you.

What to serve:

Half Hour Meals has compiled an exceptional list of recipes that pay tribute to the Red, White and Blue. Between the dessert ideas, the cocktail recipes, and the kid-friendly sweet treats you’re sure to find a uniquely edible way to salute to the USA this holiday. Don’t forget to keep these ideas tucked away for the Olympics later this Summer too.

What to buy:

It’s just not Independence Day without fireworks. Buying fireworks at tent stands and grocery stores is legal in Arizona; however, lighting them can be illegal depending on your city (as well as the date). Click here for more details.

The Grill Comb is not a grooming gadget, it’s a conversation piece. Save yourself the hassle of skewers this grilling season and get this multi-pronged grilling tool. Made from food-grade stainless steel, it’s reusable, dishwasher safe, and at a foot long, can handle plenty of food. Available at Uncrate.com for $11/2-pack.

What to wear:

No, not another commemorative Old Navy tee. We’re talking practical fashion for the triple digits. Here are some timelessly patriotic ideas, because, let’s face it, people love to rock the stars and stripes. For her and for him. Whatever your plans entail, don’t forget the lawn chairs, blankets, cooler and sun screen. Happy Independence Day.

Father’s Day Gift Guide

June 4, 2012 | 4:00 PM | Him | By Kara Philp

Photo courtesy of V's Barbershop

Father’s day is the perfect opportunity to spoil the dads in your life, this can also include bringing them up to speed with the latest men’s fashion trends and electronics, facilitating their love for sports and leisure or simply surprising them with their favorite nonsensical or old school gifts.

Forget the electric razor gift idea this Father’s Day and get him some much deserved pampering mixed with a little old school class. V’s Barbershop offers gift cards, discounts on father and son haircuts, shoe shines, massages and so much more.

If you’re shopping for a man who couldn’t bear the thought of life without his iphone, a worthy investment is the Lifeproof iphone/ipad case that is rapidly gaining attention for its water, dirt, snow and shock proof capabilities. Enough said. »READ MORE

Snapshots of The Soul: Jennifer’s Fashion Inspired Beadle Box

January 17, 2012 | 12:30 PM | Interiors | By Staff

What do you get when you mix an accessories designer, an architect and an Al Beadle condo remodel project? You get a “fashterior” aka a unique and quirky modern space inspired by fashion (btw – we just coined that word). Equally intriguing as the space itself is the owner Jennifer Paige Boonlorn, the accessories designer behind Soul Carrier, a unique brand that takes interesting materials, like recycled seat belts, and turns them into fashion accessories.

Jennifer’s remodeled Beadle Box, on the southside of Camelback, is a product of her passion for fashion, modern design and her friendship with architect Bob Wilkinson “I worked with Bob Wilkinson to completely renovate my Beadle Box. Bob and I were college friends, and I was his first client after he left Construction Zone last year to form his own company Worksite,” says Jennifer. »READ MORE

Retro Active

July 26, 2011 | 7:45 AM | Her | By Staff



Photography by Chris Loomis

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Scottsdale Fashion Market
7050 E “Fashionable”5th Ave
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
480-874-1000
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Tinsel Town

May 24, 2011 | 2:05 PM | Shop & Style | By Staff

Take a cue from this summer’s bold and bright palettes with smudgy summery makeup. All aboard to Tinsel Town!

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