11 November, 2014
29 October, 2014
Hellooooo from crazy town!
The fall fashion forecast is being served! Customers are Frocking out— I mean, freaking out for boots, sweaters, scarves and all layering things that work well together. Ladies, building a layered look is a little like decorating your bed. The layers are always related to each other in a color palette, textural or patterned way. Matching is great, however too-matchy-matchy looks juvenile. As mentioned, retailers like myself have been stacking and unstacking the boot boxes, helping the ladies find the perfect fall footwear! By the way if you haven't found yours! Run don't walk! Sizes are becoming limited and styles are selling out! Fall retail is busy, busy, busy!!!
If you've been keeping up here with previous articles I've penned, you already know a little bit about me and my lifestyle approach to fashion and style. I call it highly interactive. You may also know —and yes, I'm going to shamelessly plug this event because it's for a worthy cause— and because true fundamental beauty starts from within, and by showing compassion for others in need, and that kind of inner beauty enflames the heart...
Hop Sing Trading Company is sponsoring, and therefore I am co-producing a benefit fashion show fundraiser for the Good Samaritans - Hospice Compassionate Care Fund, on Saturday, November 15th, at the Prescott Resort, please call 928-899-3620 if you would like more information... I sincerely hope you'll consider supporting this heartfelt endeavor fashion fans!
Now let us move on to "Fall Transitions" in fashion ... close your eyes and click your boot heels together 3 times and say, "there's no time like fall, there's no time like fall, there's no time like fall... The leaves are turning, fireplaces are smoldering and my hot beverage is being cradled in cold hands. But best of all here in Prescott, we get to dress in layers! Layering is an essential part of styling when the day to evening temps vary between forty-something and the low to mid-seventies. You simply must add and subtract layers as needed throughout your day/evening as the temperatures dictate. I'm still rather new at this Autumn-Winter thing, as I came here from the average 78 degree Hawaiian Islands, yet fall has proven to be my favorite time of year!
In my shop I meet women who are challenged by the whole layering concept.They've shared their concerns and discomforts such as "layering creates waistline bulk, or arm restriction or just too much confusion period". Well I'm here to tell you it's easy, it's attractive and it's comfortable - if you do it right... It starts with owning great layering basics. Without the right first layer you set up for failure. The perfect base layer complements the next layer as it effortlessly glides over and creates a flawless double the warmth look, without doubling the volume! So walk away from layering a sweater over that kimono inspired top you purchased last summer because it won't lend itself to smoothness. This also applies to poet or dolman sleeve tops, they just don't play we'll underneath another sleeve, unless your -umm- going for the ever attractive "Stay-puff Marshmallow" look. Outer layers must glide over under layers without bunching, and when done right, the look is fluid and has enough movement to appear loose yet fitted. Top off your layered look with the perfect scarf, (and yes, the scarf has to be chosen wisely as well...) and Voila! — you are a walking, smiling, poster child for personal climate-control!
Now... see you at the fashion show???
15 October, 2014
Mark your calendars... Saturday, November 15th! It's a day I'm looking forward to with much excitement and anticipation. Prescott Resort will host the 4th Annual Pumpkins & Pearls Fashion Show and Marketplace fundraiser. "P&P", as it's lovingly referred, is an exclusive event, focused on raising funds for the Good Samaritan's Society, Prescott Hospice Compassionate Care Fund. This truly incredible non-profit organization supports local community members with terminal illnesses, who have inadequate funds to cover their hospice services. I'm honored to be working side-by-side with the Good Samaritan's Society at this beautiful event, which will feature a full-production fashion runway show. Guests will be treated to the very latest collections in contemporary women's wear, by Neon Buddha, Free People, Odd Molly, WILDFOX, Adriano Goldschmied, Bed Stu, Goddis, OTBT, Virgins Saints & Angels, Cut n Paste, and so many more! Runway fashions will be provided exclusively by Hop Sing Trading Company in collaboration with Evans Furs and Leathers. As if that weren't enough to whet your appetite, Executive Chef Bill Toto of the Prescott Resort, has outdone himself preparing a gourmet luncheon (trust me, I've sampled the menu and it is out. of. this. WORLD). In addition, local artisans, retailers, and business owners have donated goods and services to be included in the best raffle of all time! A holiday gift marketplace will also be set up before and after the luncheon, for easy shopping on the spot - making this luxury event truly unique. Ok, so let's re-cap... Runway fashions, VIP luncheon, Best raffle ever, and a gift marketplace to polish off your Christmas shopping in one afternoon... AND it's all for a good cause! Yes and yes! Purchase your tickets to this can't-miss event of the Season today!