Thursday, May 30, 2013

Great Gatsby style

Wardrobe: Tina Summers 
Photography: Michael De Jesus
Models: Jamice Jefferson, Alana Smith, Christina Candace, Jaime Allen, Eva Winters and Cynthia Angelina.

How will you bring out your inner Gatsby girl? 


Whether or not you liked the new movie, you still have to love the style! 

Will it be with a well-placed scarf, a low-waisted dress, long string of pearls, a playful hat? Will you rouge your knees and bob your hair, put kohl around your lids like Louise Brooks? The roaring '20s are filled with inspiration and the style is all about rebellious energy and fun! Get your Gatsby on today! (Look for more inspiration here soon!)  

Jaime Allen as Daisy
Photography: Rey Romero
Hair and Makeup: Judith Garcia
Dress and Tiara: Tina Summers 


Have you read the story? Check it out!


Resort 2014 -- What pattern do designers follow?

Can you say Bohemian? Clover Canyon goes exotic, capturing natural beauty.
Gucci throws back to 70s/ 80s leisure with wrap dresses, jumpsuits, high wasted pleated pants and plenty of patterns.

Fendi mixes patterns in this laid back style.

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Eye-opener: How eye make-up has changed through the years

By Rachel Galvin

What's your eye-style? Do you like eye liner? If you do, you may like this photo collage I came across from Sephora. It showcases Ardency Inn Punker liner. Can you copy these retro makeup styles?

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

SOFT Dystar Fashion event

By Rachel Galvin

 Did you miss the SOFT Dystar event? What is the SOFT Dystar event? Look back in the older posts to see more! (Special thanks to Vinit Ganjwala for the pictures)!

Take a look at the fashion -- vibrant colors, tight pants, short shorts, fun Tees and strappy high heels! For summertime fun, don't forget the cool shades and pushed back hair.

Monday, May 20, 2013

Custom-tailored J. Hilburn featured at Heart of the Gourmet event

Stylist Leeza Hanson shows off lookbook
On May 14, the custom-tailored line of J. Hilburn was featured at Heart of the Gourmet in Pompano Beach, FL during a special event called Sip, Savor & Style. While some guests looked at the styles, others tried fruit and other food items dipped in oils and balsamics available at the locale. Courtenay Jeffers, of Wines for Humanity, featured a few bottles of wine to sample. A portion of sales went to Pantry of Broward that evening.

The J. Hilburn line is a company out of Dallas that allows guests to get a look that is made to fit, whether they are on-the-go or in the office. Every cut is done just so to ensure the most comfortable fit using the "highest quality products" from Europe. The sports coats are even lined and can be in a contrasting pattern to add extra pop. Clothing is tailored using 10 unique measures... a tweak here and there and the product is perfect for the client. Once a customer orders and is measured, their measurements are saved on-line so making another purchase is simple and easy.

The best part about the line is the price point. Stylist Leeza Hanson noted that a jacket at a well-known designer store might be $1500, but the same style will be available with J. Hilburn at $495, for example.

"We measure twice and cut once. These are not done on an assembly line. You are paying a better price and getting more quality," she said.

Hanson comes straight to see the client to ensure everything is measured precisely and the client is "100 percent satisfied." Suits are steamed before they are delivered. She has worked with everyone from the graduate who needs a nice suit to the philanthropist looking for a tuxedo.

What's hot in men's trends? "Purple and lavender," said Hanson. "Men like to mix and match and make style more casual. They can match professional with social [so they can easily switch from work wear to play wear]."

For more information:

J. Hilburn

Men are opting for a look that can go from formal to casual with ease or mixing and matching casual and formal elements...

J. Hilburn has shirts, jackets, ties, belts and more. On right, see some examples of their ties as seen at Sip, Savor & Style event at Heart of the Gourmet.

Monday, May 13, 2013

H&M opens in Pembroke Pines

By Rachel Galvin

Delivering quality fashion-forward apparel, H&M opened 13 years ago on New York's famous Fifth Avenue. Since then, it has expanded to 268 locations around the nation. Now, it is opening yet another full concept store in Pembroke Lakes Mall. Within a 20,000 square foot space, collections of ladies and men's wear will be showcased, with a separate "store within a store" for accessories, lingerie, maternity and sports apparel. Mothers can also find plenty of fashionable finds for their newborns to age 8. In addition, the locale will offer plus-size clothing in this location.

For more information on this store and all the latest from H&M, please visit