Archive for the ‘ Trends ’ Category

‘Spring into Style’ with Phoenix Fashion Week

SpringIntoStyleFlyer4X6

PHOENIX, ARIZ. (March 9, 2015) Phoenix Fashion Week kicks off its 2015 series of events this month by teaming up with Downtown Phoenix’s own Arizona Center for the sixth-annual “Spring into Style” runway showcase. Hosted by Arizona Center, “Spring into Style” serves as a tribute to top stylists and showcases on-trend spring fashions set to the sounds of internationally-renowned DJ Q. On Saturday, March 21st, starting at 6:00p.m. with ‘The Taste of Arizona Center’, guests will have the opportunity to sample the best bites from local Arizona Center restaurants. Guests will also be treated to a fashionable outdoor Meet & Greet Mixer, where they will be able to shop stylish local pop-up shops with the backdrop of beautiful Downtown Phoenix, including:  State Forty EightAmber’s ClosetDillards at Paradise ValleyNazila CoutureShazia*s BoutiqueCustoms KreationsRhinestones & RelicsRuby Mae JewelryAshley Lane CompanyEuropean Wax Center, and DeVita InternationalMedia can enjoy a luxurious Log-In Lounge experience with luxurious furnishings provided by Mark Taylor, presenting modern luxury at four exciting new communities: @51, Domus, Level at Sixteenth in Phoenix and Crescent Scottsdale Quarter. Attendees can take in an interactive spring fashion show in the lush courtyard featuring hair and makeup by Salon Estique beginning at 8:30pm, followed by an after party directly following the show, hosted inside 1130 The Restaurant.

“Our team is excited to again offer a unique and popular fashion event to the heart of downtown Phoenix. Last year, it was a sold out event and with these very talented (6) stylists, we anticipate it being a hard ticket to get this year,” said Brian Hill, Executive Director of Phoenix Fashion Week.

This special runway show serves as one of several preview events produced by Phoenix Fashion Week in anticipation of the Fall event scheduled to take place October 1 – 4, 2015 at Talking Stick Resort.

Event partners include: Arizona Center, 1130 The Restaurant, Boom Digitus, Mark Taylor and Salon Estique.

Featured stylists include:
Stylist, Audree Lopez – FLORAL Trend Show Sponsored by Boots Beauty USA: Audree Lopez is a local stylist and founder of Simply Audree Kate blog. She is a senior at ASU and the co-founder and President of Business of Fashion student organization. http://www.simplyaudreekate.com

Stylist, Jackie Marin – BOLD Trend Show Sponsored by Iconic Beauty: Jackie’s style is one of a kind, sexy but elegant, dramatic, sophisticated and exciting. She loves to think outside the box and make a statement from the moment she puts an outfit together. Follow Jackie on Twitter: @jackiemarin04

Stylist, Jenesis Laforcarde – BOHO Trend Show Sponsored by Custom Kreations: Jenesis started styling at the young age of 17. From there, the world became her runway! She started a consulting company called Love Jenesis Styles that provided wardrobe styling to many clients. A year passed and she started her own clothing line, Woman’s Touch Apparel dedicated to empowering women everywhere! Then 2 years later she founded the Brave Wings Fashion Show. Jenesis is fueled with ambition and creativity; the only barrier to inhibit this journey is the one she creates for herself. http://www.lovejenesisstyles.com

Stylist, Nuvia Magdahi – DENIM Trend Show Sponsored by FINALLY MADE: Nuvia Magdahi: accessorizing your personality to immediately shine through your presence is an exquisite taste she takes pride upon. A Fashion Stylist, a Visionary Photographer and a Creative Art Director with a passionate heart cluttered with dreams. http://www.MAGDAHI.com

Stylist, Tim Boado – DISTINCT PRINTS Trend Show Sponsored by Simplicity, A Male Concept Spa: As an Image Consultant, Timothy provides services to individuals and businesses alike, focusing on attention to details to enhance their brand, professional image and personal look.Timothy C. Boado, LLC. Follow Tim on Twitter: @fashnfien

Stylist, Vanessa Gonzales – NEUTRALS Trend Show Sponsored by Dillards Paradise Valley:
Featured on Channel 3’s ‘Your Life A to Z’ for fashion segments and given the opportunity to attend and style at the American Country Awards, Vanessa has styled for countless fashion shows and has a true passion for the fashion industry. Vanessa’s background also includes styling for dozens of magazines such as Modern Luxury and Vogue Italia. http://www.vanessareneestyle.com

Tickets are available to the public for this event and can be purchased online at http://springintostyle2015.eventbrite.com/ or $40 for Style Seats and $125 for VIP Front Row. All tickets include access to official “Taste of Arizona Center” and the After Party.

WHERE: Arizona Center – 400 E Van Buren St Phoenix, AZ 85004 (Park in Parking Garage off Filmore and 5th Street)

Tickets: $40-$125
Purchase tickets at: http://springintostyle2015.eventbrite.com/

WHEN: Saturday, March 21st
– ‘The Taste of Arizona Center’ starting at 6:00pm – sample delicious bites from restaurants at The Arizona Center.
– Doors open to the public at 6:00p.m.–Fashionable “Swag Bags” to the first guests, Pop-Up Shops
– Press Conference at 6:00 p.m. (Open to select Media – RSVP to: lauren@phoenixfashionweek.com)
– Fashion Show–8:30p.m.
– After Party at 9:30p.m.

###
About Arizona Center

A shopping, dining and entertainment destination in Downtown Phoenix, Arizona Center is an urban oasis with lush gardens and tranquil courtyards. The mixed-use corporate and retail space is owned by Common Wealth REIT, a real estate investment trust who primarily owns office and industrial properties located throughout the United States. The property is managed by CBRE. For more information about Arizona Center, visit http://www.arizonacenter.com.

About Phoenix Fashion Week
Phoenix Fashion Week is the leading fashion industry event in Arizona. The organization’s mission is to bridge the gap between national and international designers and premier retailers and prestige fashion media. Phoenix Fashion Week’s ultimate goal is to garner global exposure for Arizona’s fashion industry. Through educational fashion seminars, year-round fashion events, and charitable partnerships, Phoenix Fashion Week is gaining rapid acclaim for its community-service efforts and for infusing world-class innovation into the Southwest. For more information, please visit http://www.phoenixfashionweek.com.

SOCIAL MEDIA: Media covering Phoenix Fashion Week, posting stories, and live blogging from the the event, are encouraged to use Phoenix Fashion Week’s official social media handles and hash tags: @PHXFashionWeek and #phxfashionweek, as well as #SpringIntoStyle for this specific event.

HOW TO: Dress for Phoenix Fashion Week

style pic 1  style pic 3

Fashion week is such an exciting time; mingling with bloggers and designers, seeing the latest trends, and the best excuse to debut your most fashion forward new clothes! Fashion shows are the perfect time to show the world your creative side, and to just have fun with the art of dressing up.

However, over dressing and under dressing are equally as bad. Stylist Candace Carter advises, “some people want to be extremely extravagant, but it is best to dress ‘in the middle.’” If you overdress, it might take away from the designer’s clothes and can be disrespectful.  If you under dress, you will give off the impression that you don’t care, also seeming rude.

style pic 2style pic 4

This is a time to wear something different from your everyday work and play clothes.  Wear that elegant dress you’ve been dying to show off. Keep it simple and then add a statement necklace or a flashy set of heels. Are you friends with a designer who is showing? Show your support and wear their brand! If you are coming to fashion week to network or represent your brand, dress a little more conservative and leave the sexy at home. If you are there to have fun and be with your friends, experiment and let your personality shine through the clothes.

Since Arizona is still rather warm this time of year, opt for weather appropriate, yet chic choices.  Open-heeled booties, silk button downs, and midi skirts are great choices.  A great way to ease into the fall season is to choose a warmer color palette when selecting outfits for the event.

Check out the pictures to help get your creative juices flowing. See you on the catwalk!

Article by Jennifer McCoy – Meshey for Phoenix Fashion Week

“The Resource For All Things Fashionable”

http://www.phoenixfashionweek.com

Street Style with PHXFW: Runway Beauty Forecast at TONI&GUY

Bloggers and local media were invited to the Runway Beauty Forecast event hosted by Phoenix Fashion Week. With fashion week coming up in October, this exclusive event was an opportunity to preview some of the latest hair and makeup trends that will be debuted on the runway. Guests were also given personalized makeovers, with hair by TONI&GUY, as well makeup by the Official Cosmetics and Skincare Brand of PHXFW: Boots & Walgreens. Of course, many of the attendees were looking glamorous and are featured in this week’s street style:

blog pic 1

Ren Roberts
Top: Michael Kors | Shorts: Michael Kors | Shoes: 7forallmankind | Purse: Prada
Follow her style on Instagram: @mrsrenroberts

blog pic 2

Natasha Duran Lynch (PHXFW Emerging Designer)
Top: White tank | Skirt: Hues of Ego | Shoes: Shoe Dazzle | Accessories: Michael Kors watch and gold necklace
Follow her style on Twitter: @huesofego

blog pic 3

Raeanna Blackburn
Colorful Romper: Unknown | Shoes: Etienne Aigner
Follow her style on Instagram: @raeannablackburn

blog pic 4

Olga Medvedeva (PHXFW Accessory Designer) 
Black dress | Vest | Accessories
Follow her style on Instagram: @olgamdesigns

Article and Images by Danny Zamora for Phoenix Fashion Week

“The Resource For All Things Fashionable”

http://www.phoenixfashionweek.com

Boots and Walgreens Set to Sponsor Top 42 Model Announcement Party

Boots 2

Boots and Walgreens are proud to sponsor this year’s Phoenix Fashion Week Top 42 Model Announcement Party. Boots, a well-known UK beauty brand, recently launched its No7 Foundation Match Made Service in limited Phoenix-area Walgreens stores. The Match Made service matches women to their perfect foundation shade in just a few minutes with the help of a Beauty Expert. Match Made removes the guesswork in finding both the right shade and right foundation formula – it is foundation matching in its simplest form.

no7Match Made

Boots Beauty Experts will be onsite at International during our Top 42 Model Announcement Party, providing complimentary makeup touchups and helping guests find their perfect foundation match with Match Made Service. Guests will go home with their perfect shade of foundation, compliments of Boots and Walgreens.

For tickets: www.modelannoucenmentparty.eventbrite.com

“GET THE LOOK” GIVEAWAY: Post a comment below with Boots beauty product for a chance to win a ticket for you and guest into our Model Announcement Party July 10th, where you and your guest will receive complimentary No7 Foundation Match Made Service with Boots Beauty Advisors and your own beauty gift bags filled with goodies! 

Article by Lauren Pfingstag for Phoenix Fashion Week, Images Provided by Boots/Walgreens

“The Resource For All Things Fashionable”

http://www.phoenixfashionweek.com

Warby Parker’s ‘Spectrum Sun Collection’ Makes a Spring Splash

warby parker pic

One of the easiest ways to add instant sophistication to your spring ensemble is with a pair of colorful sunnies. Lucky for you, eye-wear designer Warby Parker recently revealed an all-new collection, “Spectrum Sun” featuring “cheery shapes and punches of color” that will brighten up your spring plans this season.

What’s more, there’s no need to feel guilty about your purchase. For every pair sold, Warby Parker distributes a pair to someone in need. Now that’s what we call fashionable giving!

We had the opportunity to catch a preview of the collection and highlighted some of our favorite styles below:

hall-sun-cherry-blossom-top

We love the oversized Hall‘s strong browline and slightly square lenses, with a perfectly pretty cherry blossom tint.

boyd

For a smoky punch to your ensemble, consider the Boyd in Marbled Charcoal. 

raskin

Aviators are classic, and the Raskin in Jet Silver is a fresh take for the season.

quimby

“Forget going incognito. Quimby’s Absinthe round lenses will turn heads.”

downing-sun-striped-sassafras-top

The Downing (Striped Sassafras) is quirky, yet refined, and the blue tint feels fresh for spring.

Which pair of sunnies will you be rocking this spring? Share in the comments below! 

Article by Lauren Pfingstag for Phoenix Fashion Week, Images Courtesy of Warby Parker

“The Resource For All Things Fashionable”

http://www.phoenixfashionweek.com

Fashion Week Favorites: Best Dressed at 2014 Oscars

While the overcast, rainy weather threatened to put a damper on the celebrity arrivals at the 2014 Oscars last night, we were pleasantly surprised to see the clouds part for some seriously gorgeous red carpet fashions, along with memorable moments during the award show as well, brought to you by the genius host, Ellen DeGeneres…can we say “selfie”?

kate hudson oscars 2014

Hello gorgeous! While Kate Hudson was one of the last to walk the red carpet at Oscars, she made her impact in a truly memorable way, wearing a bejeweled Atelier Versace gown and cape.

lupita oscars 2014

12 Years of Slave Best Actress Winner Lupita Nyong’o earned her spot on the best dressed list once again, with a Nairobi blue custom Prada number inspired by champagne bubbles and matching headband.

jennifer lawrence oscars 2014

Adding a needed pop of color to the Oscars, Jennifer Lawrence looked red hot in Dior. Given her history of clumsiness, Lawrence admitted she even “did a stair test” in the gown before the event. (see her 2013 ‘best dressed’ look, also in Dior)

cate blanchett oscars 2014

Excuse us while we pick our jaws up off the floor. The ‘Blue Jasmine’ actress Cate Blanchett gave serious credibility to the evening’s ‘sparkly neutrals’ trend, in an Armani Prive floor-length gown.

charlize theron oscars 2014

Making an appearance in our red carpet recap once again, Charlize Theron knows how to rock $15 million in Harry Winston jewels and a seriously deep v-neckline gown, this time in Dior. (see her 2013 ‘best dressed look’)

brad pitt angie oscars 2014

Best Dressed Couple….goes to Brad Pitt in a dapper tux and Angelina Jolie dripping in shimmer in Elie Saab Haute Couture.

Best Moments:

If the stunning fashions weren’t enough to keep you entertained for hours, how about the hilarious monologue and moments by host Ellen DeGeneres!

pizza oscars 2014

Pizza, anyone? Ellen surprised everyone by staying true to her word and delivering pizza straight to the celebrities in their seats. Brad Pitt helped hand out plates, while Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, Jared Leto and Harrison Ford enjoyed a slice (or two). We are guessing that pizza guy will be adding this to his resume.

selfie oscars 2014

Let’s take a selfie. See, celebrities are just like us, even at the most glamorous awards show of the year. Ellen organized a quick selfie pic (it was Meryl’s first selfie!) to break a Twitter RT record and in the process, actually broke Twitter. The selfie became the most re-tweeted picture ever, hitting over 2 million retweets! Hats off to you Ellen, well deserved!

lupita gif oscars

#lupitaslipbalm: Ellen later returned to the A-list crowd to collect money for the pizza in what else, Pharrell’s hat. Best Actress winner Lupita dropped in her favorite lipbalm, which Ellen proceeded to put in her pocket, claiming it would be worth something. No surprise here, #lupitaslipbalm quickly became a popular trending topic on Twitter, even resulting in it’s own Twitter page. In case you were wondering, her lipbalm was Clarins, and it’s already close to sold out across the country.

Top Tweets

clarins oscars 2014

twitter oscars 2014

ellen oscars 2014

meryl oscars 2014

jlaw oscars 2014

Article by Lauren Pfingstag for Phoenix Fashion Week, Images by Associated Press/EOnline

“The Resource For All Things Fashionable”

http://www.phoenixfashionweek.com

Fashion Week Favorites: #ProjectBeauty at Neiman Marcus Scottsdale

nm 1

Give a girl the right heels beauty samples, and she can rule the world. No doubt local beauty lovers felt the same way at this past Wednesday’s ‘Project Beauty’ event hosted at the always fabulous Neiman Marcus Scottsdale. While guests sipped on pink spirits and nibbled on delicate lip and nail polish-shaped sweet treats, Neiman Marcus beauty specialists presented their favorite beauty products to stock up on for 2014! What’s more, male models from The Agency Arizona floated down the runway, with trays of each beauty product for guests to take home and test out!

nm 5

Among the extensive list of spring must-haves, here were some of our favorites:

JO MALONE LONDON – Blackberry and Bay: The blackberry-infused scent in particular is bound to induce the always lovely reaction: “you smell amazing, what are you wearing?”

AMORE PACIFIC – Enzyme Peel: Having first tried this product a few years ago, it made me remember how amazing it really is. Made with green tea extract and bamboo, it comes as a powder that foams up with water and exfoliates….and it’s perfect for sensitive skin!

KATE SOMERVILLE – Exfolikate: Speaking of exfoliating…if you are looking for that “red carpet ready” glow, try this product by skincare guru Kate Somerville. Rumor has it, if your favorite celebrity has amazing skin on the red carpet, they’ve received a facial from Kate herself. Need we say more?

CHANTECAILLE – Neck Cream: Living in the Arizona desert, it’s important to remember to take care of our neck and decollete area. In fact, this area of your body shows age the fastest. Invest in a quality neck cream like Chantecaille to moisturize and repair.

BOBBI BROWN – Shimmer Brick: This product has become a staple in my daily makeup routine. It not only comes in a variety of shades sure to give you that coveted St. Tropez glow, the product also multi-tasks as an eye-shadow, highlighter and bronzer! (“Bronze” is my favorite)

What new beauty products have you just discovered and can’t get enough of? Share in the comments below!

Article and Images by Lauren Pfingstag for Phoenix Fashion Week

“The Resource for All Things Fashionable”

http://www.phoenixfashionweek.com