Aconav, Native American designs, Native American fashion, Phoenix

ACONAV Highlights Native American Fashion from the Southwest

I first met ACONAV designer Loren Aragon at Phoenix Fashion Week’s ‘Shop Garment District’ last year. The event was a teaser of emerging designers, in anticipation of PHXFW’s annual runway shows at Talking Stick Resort, which took place in October 2016. ACONAV was launched in 2008 in Phoenix, Arizona, by Loren and Valentina Aragon. Loren is […]

flower girl dresses by monbebe lagos
Art, Fashion

Flower Girl Charm: Handmade Dresses by Monbebe Lagos

I’ve never seen anything more darling than the flower girl dresses by Monbebe Lagos! Florence Adeboye handcrafts gorgeous childrens dresses for parties, weddings, and other special occasions. Her Etsy shop is full of sweet, refined handmade dresses perfect for any little princess. I got to talk to Florence about her shop, being a maker, and all about […]

empatics fashion exhibit, phoenix art museum, phoenix, fashion
Fashion, Travel, Vintage

Emphatics Fashion Exhibit Opens at Phoenix Art Museum

A few weeks ago, eager fashionistas and museum-goers in the Phoenix area, as well as a large group from Pittsburgh, flocked to Phoenix Art Museum for the grand opening of the exhibition Emphatics. Emphatics was a high-end lifestyle boutique in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and owned by James and Karin Legato. In the early 1960s, James started the business […]

Elefork Spoonsen Forksen

Spoonsen Forksen – Upcycled Jewelry from Vintage Silverware

When I first moved to Phoenix and started exploring all the local boutiques and such, I kept seeing these fun necklaces with elephant pendants that were crafted from forks. There were also numerous rings, again, crafted from forks and such. The brand behind Elefork and other fascinating jewelry, handcrafted from old silverware, is called Spoonsen […]

watermelon beach towel ASOS
Fashion, Travel

Be a Beach Babe

There’s only a couple of ways to escape this crazy heat! And one of my favorites is heading to the beach. Beachware has gotten so fabulous this year. Have you seen all the adorable shaped pool floats? They are so fun. This year it’s time to be a beach babe. Here’s our picks of towels, […]

Close up of the Black Beaded Elephant with Tusks Pendant
Art, Fashion

Meet The Makers of Brass Thread: Unique Jewels Handcrafted in Texas

I came across Brass Thread while shopping at our Holiday Pop Shop last year. Their work was with Skout Shop, an awesome jewelry collaborative for independent jewelers and selling one-of-a-kind handmade accessories. I have been obsessing over the tiny details and sweet rhinestone accents that really make Brass Thread pieces stand out. Though putting beads onto […]