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Kelley Derrett: Sustainable Fashion for the Sophisticated Woman

As a 16-year-old working in a Toronto department store, Kelley Derrett had dreams of working in the fashion industry. If you told her that she would be traveling the world as a savvy businesswoman and launching her namesake brand in the Spring of 2014…she might not believe you. Fast forward to present day and she has done just that.  After years in the Fashion business managing brands and directing teams, Kelley has taken the leap and offers her own sensibility in design through products she loves. “My collection mirrors my personal approach to dressing and complements the lives of...

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Imelda Marcos, You Have Competition with Shoes

Shoes have always been in fashion and fun and many of us have a closet full. When I was unable to find my photos from the Kennebunkport Festival, where I had photographed shoes of attendees, I called my friend Angie Helton for help. She could give Imelda Marcos a run for the money. Every day, Angie wore a different pair of fun or beautiful shoes, which exquisitely matched her outfits. So Angie came through and pulled some of her favorites out of her closet. In the 40s and 50s, platform shoes were the rage and spaghetti straps went wild....

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Luxury Fashion in the Bedroom

  Silk is the answer and Manito silk makes a difference. Until recently, I know I had experienced many of the best of the best, when it comes to silk sheets, pillow cases, duvets, pillows, robes, gowns and pajamas. Well, by accident, I’ve found a new favorite and sheer indulgence—Manito products.   All silk is natural, sustainable, durable, hypoallergenic, gentle, comfortable and easy to care for. Whether this brand of silk is indulgence, bliss, or a slice of heaven, I’m not sure. But the Manito family-owned company, with decades of history behind it, makes a difference. From harvesting the...

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Lindberg Customized Eyewear and an Interview with Henrik Lindberg

Eyeware has been an integral part of my entire family’s life forever, or so it seems. I’ve experienced eyewear I disliked and others that seemed like part of me. To be able to learn about and interview Henrik Lindberg was an unexpected pleasure. This family-run Danish business is led by Henrik Lindberg, who co-founded the company with his father, Poul-Jørn Lindberg,  in the 1980s. They are now recognized as one of the world’s leading international fashion eyewear companies. Lindberg   What I found interesting was Henrik trained as an architect. LINDBERG’s classic elegance and simplicity have played an important role...

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Philanshopit February Fashions That Give Back

Philanshopit was born when two friends wanted to combine their love of fashion and their passion for philanthropy. Hanna and Aubrey founded the company to allow customers to purchase socially responsible items without sacrificing style. This month, we’re looking at new February fashions that give you a chance to give back. 1. Palette Cross-Body – $65.00 The Angela & Roi Project presents an opportunity to support non-profit organizations while investing in a timeless handbag. The color palette cross-body bag is made with vegan leather. It features a magnetic button closures and adjustable cross-body strap. With each purchase, Angela &...

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A Couple’s Retreat Collection

Ready to escape one of the coldest winters on record? Pack your bags for your favorite tropical destination, but don’t forget to include these fun-in-the-sun sumptuous essentials! The Montecristi Hemingway’s Panama Hat is one of the brand’s most popular fedoras. This hat is a true collectible and a stylish staple for your vacation adventures. $300-$5000, www.brentblack.com. The Tory Burch Tumbled Leather Thora sandal will take you from sand to street and day to night. This classic look, complete with logo accents, can be paired with anything from your favorite bathing suit to a flirty beach dress. $125, www.toryburch.com. Dive...

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Modern Luxury to Relaunch Scottsdale Magazine

Lifestyle publisher Modern Luxury is redesigning, reinvigorating, and relaunching the new Scottsdale Magazine. We were invited to attend one of the relaunch events  for a fashion-forward culinary journey, combining diverse couture by Neiman Marcus and cocktails accompanied by delectable bites by T. Cook’s at the Royal Palms Resort & Spa. The relaunced T.Cook’s, with its new Mix Up Bar, provided a perfect combination for this captivating evening. Elegance encompassed the surroundings, with hues of purple, deep blues, and jewel tones dominating the evening dresses. Black, white, gold and silver did accent the jewels. This season is displaying many high...

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Anatomie – The Ultimate Fashion Top

Anatomie, where have you been all my life?  You could have saved me years from looking schleppy while traveling or like I just rolled out of bed (which I usually have) when working out at the gym. Oh well, I’m happy we’re finally BFF’s although I could really use a friend’s and family discount, since I’m now totally addicted to your fabulous clothes. And to think it was all just a chance meeting. On a recent flight I was sitting next to a very chic woman wearing a sophisticated, figure-flattering, stretchy black and grey jacket and pants. She looked...

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Holiday Party Goer: The Ultimate Style Guide for the Season

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Present wrapping, festive cookies, holiday parties. Spread good cheer with holiday attire that is just right! With so many different directions you can go, make sure you are the perfect party goer this season. Here are a few options that are sure to get you noticed… A one shoulder dress is not only flattering, but sexy! It shows off your shoulders while still looking sophisticated. Because of this neckline, it allows your to dazzle with a bold pair of earrings to complete the look. Going from work to play? A fitted...

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Philanshopit: Where Fashion Meets Philanthropy

Aubrey Cox and Hanna Koch hope to revolutionize the way people shop through their online storefront, Philanshopit.  Launched this November, Philanshopit offers a beautifully curated collection of apparel, home decor, accessories and jewelry. What separates Philanshopit from traditional shopping websites is a commitment to selling products from partners who “have a clear social impact statement in their mission.” Born from an idea that came to Aubrey while still in college, Philanshopit’s mission is to “provide socially responsible items without asking consumers to sacrifice style.” As companies with powerful movements such as TOMS continue to thrive, the goal of Philanshopit...

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