Hannah Hayes

Jean Patou, Chanel, Phoenix Art Museum

Vintage fashion lovers rejoice ! The new exhibit at Phoenix Art Museum, Modern Spirit, opened last night and it’s extraordinary. Curated by Dennita Sewell, the exhibit features fashions from the roaring 20′s and offers an up close look at the youthful styles that liberated American women. Modern Spirit showcases vintage garments and accessories, 1920′s magazine covers from Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar, and the best vintage hat collection I’ve ever seen !

Here’s a sneak peek at the exhibit; highlights include dresses from Chanel, Patou, Vionnet and some of the very stylish people who attended last night’s opening, dressed to the nines !

Modern Spirit, 1920's exhibition, Phoenix Art Museum - 1

Modern Spirit, 1920's dresses, Phoenix Art Museum 2

Opulent coats and dresses, 1920's, Phoenix Art Museum

Velvet coat, hat 1920's, Phoenix Art Museum

Lacroix, Chanel - Phoenix Art Museum

Pleated skirts, bows, 1920's, Phoenix Art Museum

Vintage 1920's hat with ribbon, Phoenix Art Museum

Vionnet dress, Phoenix Art Museum

Coats from 1920's, Phoenix Art Museum

1920's hat & coat, Phoenix Art Museum

There’s an entire wall of Vogue and Harper’s Bazar ( that’s how they spelled it then ) magazine covers from the 20′s. They’re beautifully illustrated works of art on their own.

Vogue, Harper's Bazar Magazine covers - 1920's, Phoenix Art Museum

Vintage Vogue Magazine covers, 1920's

In case you haven’t heard, you can access the entire Vogue archive at the Phoenix Art Museum library.

And here are some of the very fashionable attendees caught up the Modern Spirit last night…

Jan Bracamonte, Megan Finnerty, Celine Hache, Phx Art Museum From left, Jan Bracamonte of JLauren PR, Megan Finnerty from the Arizona Republic and Celine Hacche of the WardrobeDiaries.com

Fashionable attendees, Modern Spirit exhibit at Phoenx Art Museum

ACI girls, Phoenix Art Museum

From the Arizona Costume Institute, left to right, Miranda Haut, Hannah Hayes, and Andrea Severson.

And really, it doesn’t get any more fabulous than this…

Katy and friend, Phoenix Art Musuem

Floor-Length Pearls.

Hope you will all make a point of visiting this spectacular exhibit; it runs from now until February 10 in the Ellman Fashion Design Gallery, Phoenix Art Museum. For more info, call 602-257-1880.

p.s. I’ll be posting a special photo gallery on the FaceBook page with more photos, so check back there shortly. I’m editing as fast as I can…

p.p.s. Would love your support for this amazing exhibit, the Phoenix Art Museum and Arizona Costume Institute, so please feel free to share and spread the joy !



Prada put on quite the soiree last night for the official Grand Opening of the Scottsdale boutique and the fashion crowd turned out in droves. It was a lively evening, complete with high-energy music, delectable hors’ d’oeuvres, a detailed presentation of the colorful Fall collection and of course, shopping !

Here are some of our favorite photos of the event and the deliciousness that is Prada…

Prada model Kelly Mittendorf, Scottsdale

Our favorite Prada girl, Phoenix model Kelly Mittendorf, looking stunning as ever dressed in Prada from head to toe.

Diane Aiello, Amir Saebi, Prada, Scottsdale

Amir Saebi of Amir’s La Voute and Diane Aiello, stylist for Arizona Foothills magazine and makeup artist extraordinaire.

Prada Princess Hannah HayesHannah Hayes in her hot little pink leather dress; she is holding onto that bag for dear life !

I wish I had more photos of the crowd, but you know me… I get distracted by the shoes.

Prada, navy platform sandals

Prada, cherry pumps

Prada, Fashionable dude's shoes

I apologize to the handsome young man who posed for this photo and then me cropping it down and just showing his shoes. I don’t know what comes over me; I have the attention span of a…

oh LOOK !  Handbags…

Prada bags, Scottsdale Fashion Square

Shiny sparkly handbags…

Jeweled Prada bag, Prada, Scottsdale

And this just makes me want to sing… oh, I don’t know… love songs ?!

Handbags, Prada, Scottsdale

Totally humming Hunka Hunka Burning Love right now.

You’re scared I’m gonna go all Elvis on you, huh ?

Almost missed my opportunity for Blue Suede Shoes.

Prada, navy platform sandals

And this is where it goes terribly downhill cuz now Elvis is in the building.

Prada charms and keyrings

Oh won’t you be ? My Teddy Bear keyring.

I can’t help myself…

Prada store, Scottsdale Fashion Square

I’m in love. I’m all shook up.

This store is really filled with such beautiful pieces so please visit and shop to your heart’s content. From now through Sept. 30, Prada is donating a percentage of sales to benefit Phoenix Children’s Hospital. For more information, you can call Prada in Scottsdale Fashion Square at 480-481-4140.

Prada window, Scottsdale Fashion Square

Thanks to our hosts for a lovely evening !


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