April 2012

Carli Green - Prom style

Today’s style inspiration comes from a chance encounter at the hair salon on Saturday where Pinnacle High junior Carli Green was sitting next to me as I was being re-blonded. She and stylist Curtis Blue, my uber-fab hair stylist at Joya Salon & Spa, were having a discussion about her hairstyle for prom that evening. She had all her accessories laid out on the counter and was describing her look as a little “vintage” and of course, I got drawn into the conversation about her jewelry choices and the overall look she was going for.

Jewelry - Carli Green

“Can I see the dress ?” I asked.

And when she brings it out, I take one look at it and say, ” You got that at Ted Baker. I just tried that on; I looove that dress ! I love that you’re wearing that to prom ! ”

Carli Green - Prom dress - Ted Baker

Now, we’re like instant bff’s and Carli is telling me she wasn’t sure about it, because it’s not your typical prom dress because for one thing, it’s short and I’m all, but it’s a great choice because it’s not your typical prom dress and it’s still elegant and fun and you’re going to look so beautiful in it and then she let me take pictures of her before and promised to send me after pictures too and well, then, here they are…

Carli Green & Zach Bryant

Carli and her date, Zach Bryant

Love her hair…

Carli Green & Zach Bryant

Carli, Zach,Jordan, Billy at prom

From left, Zach Bryant, Carli Green, Jordan Schiffler, Billy Nichols - Pinnacle High Prom

Carli’s short dress looks so great on her and I think she did a fantastic job of putting together her vintage look, from the Ted Baker dress, to the shoes, to the jewelry, to hair and make-up. And how beautiful is Jordan in that hot pink dress ? Plus, I love that the boys matched their ties to the girl’s dresses.

Don’t they all look amazing ?!!!

It just goes to show that style inspiration is all around us and creating an entire vintage look from one great dress is something everyone can do. But style kudos to Carli for taking the not-so-traditional-prom-dress route and creating a unique look, all her own !

p.s. If you love Carli’s look as much as I do, make sure you RSVP for the Ted Baker Spring Fling shopping event, taking place May 9, from 6 to 9 pm at Scottsdale Fashion Square. Details are on the calendar !







Ted Baker_Scottsdale Evite - with Scottsdale Fashionista

We’re so excited…we just can’t hide it… and you’re invited ! Join Scottsdale Fashionista, Spree: The Art of Shopping and Ted Baker for this exclusive Spring Fling shopping event at Ted Baker in Scottsdale Fashion Square on Wednesday, May 9, from 6 to 9 pm !

I’ll have more details soon, but for now, let’s just say there are special discounts and fabulous prizes to be won, so get your party pants ready !


The iconic Tiffany Diamond debuts in a spectacular new setting !

April 26, 2012

In honor of Tiffany’s 175th anniversary, the iconic Tiffany diamond has been reset in a spectacular new setting: a diamond necklace with a supporting cast of white diamonds totaling over 120 carats. Tiffany jewelers spent over a year creating the new necklace; designers submitted ideas and sketches to showcase the 128 carat yellow diamond, considered [...]

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Today’s little bit of lovely: Designer L’Wren Scott’s Paris apartment

April 25, 2012

Vogue’s May issue features a pictorial of designer L’Wren Scott’s lovely Paris apartment. She says she took 9 months to choose the paint colors. I’m picturing boyfriend Mick Jagger rolling his eyes and saying to himself… “Just paint it black…” Ha ! You can see more at Vogue.com.

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How much is that Gucci in the window ?

April 24, 2012

How cute is this Gucci handbag cake from Caketini ? Spotted in the window at Scottsdale Fashion Square this weekend. And it comes with red lipstick ?! Attention children of fashion-crazed mothers… Mother’s Day is May 13. Please plan accordingly… Caketini. In Glendale & Scottsdale. 480-970-1267. Because nothing says I love you like a sugary [...]

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Phoenix designer Randall Christensen finds fame & fortune on Dancing With The Stars

April 23, 2012

Tucked into a nondescript set of office buildings in Phoenix is the home office/atelier of designer Randall Christensen, the Emmy Award-winning designer of the skin-baring glitzy gowns and costumes worn on Dancing With the Stars for 11 seasons. From the street, youʼd never imagine what sits beyond the door as you enter Randall Designs. Itʼs [...]

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Sneak peek: Phoenix Costume Designer Randall Christensen’s amazing ballroom gowns !

April 22, 2012

You may not know his name, but chances are you’ve seen his skin-baring, glitzy gowns before. As the Lead Costume Designer on Dancing With The Stars for 11 seasons, Randall Christensen, created hundreds of show-stopping costumes, wowing viewers and industry critics alike. He’s based in Phoenix and tomorrow, I’ll be publishing an exclusive interview with [...]

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Today’s little bit of lovely: Nicole Kidman in W Magazine

April 20, 2012

Have you seen Nicole Kidman on the cover of W Magazine this month with Clive Owen ? It’s quite lovely: very 60′s. But this is my favorite photo of her. My girl crush continues. Photographer: Emma Summerton If you’d like to see more of the W May issue photo shoot, click here.

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Flower power ! Don’t miss Alexis Bittar’s spring jewelry trunk show at Nordstrom !

April 19, 2012

Jewelry designer Alexis Bittar is in town this Saturday for a trunk show presentation at Nordstrom in Scottsdale Fashion Square. If you haven’t seen his latest spring collections, here’s a preview of what’s in store for you… besides getting to meet him personally ! Gor. Geous. Ness. In case you missed this earlier this week, [...]

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Fashion show and Spring launch party for Runway in Scottsdale !

April 18, 2012

Fashion is fast and furious in Scottsdale right now and here’s another great event to add to your fashion calendar. Runway Media is hosting a Fashion Industry Night, this Thursday, April 19 at the Mint in Scottsdale. You’ll see a fashion show, featuring swimwear modeled by local beauties from Ford/Robert Black agency, plus have a [...]

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