August 4th, 2014

An Interview with MYNE Founder and Designer Ashley Ann

MYNE

Ashley Ann, founder and designer of the fashion line MYNE, is getting a lot of press these days, from major national pubs to the hottest fashion bloggers. Of course, it does help that celebs like Rachel Bilson, Kim Kardashian, Selena Gomez and Sarah Hyland of Modern Family  have picked up on her cool L.A.-girl style. What’s cool about that list is that they are women of many different shapes–and that’s because Ashley Ann ensures that her designs are not only sophisticated, with a quality cut, but also suited for any modern woman’s body type.//Click Here for More @SarasotaMagazine.com

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July 24th, 2014

An Interview with Fashion Designer Trina Turk

S17_TrinaPortrait2_012Fashion designer Trina Turk is the California cool-girl whose designs embody the bright, bold and modern lifestyle of West Coast.  However, her aesthetic translates worldwide to the effortlessly chic woman who does carefree glamour with confidence.

I caught up with this ultra-on-the-go femme, who’s on her way to icon status, for a quick Q&A, and loved learning everything from who she considers American fashion icons to her fave quote.

And, aside from carrying the Trina Turk collection year round you may like to know that L. Boutique & L. Spa proprietor Lee Ann Swor has arranged for a fabulous Trina Turk trunk show to celebrate ten years of October 6-11…stay tuned for that and other stylishly unmissable events.//Click Here for More @SarasotaMagazine.com

 

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July 9th, 2014

An Interview with Ela Handbags Co-Founders Ela and Martin Aldorsson

ela martinIt’s rare that you get a backstage pass to an emerging designer/brand that is right on the edge of becoming one of those must-haves. I’m thrilled that the co-founders of ela, Ela and Martin Aldorsson, gave me a peek into ela’s world just as it’s wildly blooming in fashion’s hottest circles.//Click Here for More @SarasotaMagazine.com

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July 5th, 2014

IWTB Interview: Heather Dunhill

Photo by Barbara Banks Photography

Photo by Barbara Banks Photography

So, the interview tables got turned on me by the cunning Paul Kolyer, Managing Editor for IWantToBeAnAlt.com; the international French blog where I’m proudly a Fashion Editor.  Here’s the result….IWTB Interview:  Heather Dunhill

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June 25th, 2014

Talking Vintage Fashion with Virgin Vintage Founder Emily Owen

vintage shopping, virgin vintage, vintage sales, vintage dresses, vintage outfitsSometime during her college years, Sarasotan and Virgin Vintage founder Emily Owen came upon a real find for $10–an ultra-chic dress by Alfred Shaheen, the pioneer of the Hawaiian shirt. After a bit of research on the classic frock, her interest in retro threads was piqued and her love of vintage shopping developed into a homegrown, thriving biz.//Click here for more @SarasotaMagazine.com

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June 16th, 2014

An Interview with Moods of Norway Designer Stefan Dahlkvist

They say in 2003 the irreverently cool emerging brand called Moods of Norway was born in the creative cellars of the picturesque town of Stryn, Norway; population 6,750. From there, three locals culled their talent,  Simen Staalnacke, Peder Børresen and Stefan Dahlkvist to “make happy clothes for happy people around the world.” Still headquartered in Stryn, this polished brand is making it’s way into the closets of the coolest men and women that live the don’t-wait-up-for-us-life.//Click Here for more @SarasotaMagazine.com

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June 5th, 2014

An Interview with Pure Barre Sarasota’s New Owners

Pure barre info, pure barre interview, pure barre sarasota, pure barreIf you’ve been following this blog, it’s likely you know that one of my stops for chic workout gear is the Pure Barre Sarasota studio. Shopping there turned into me finally committing to taking a class, which turned into a blog about the entire experience (read more about that here), which has ultimately evolved into me passing a milestone of 100 classes early this year (!)

And if you haven’t heard, Pure Barre Sarasota recently changed hands, and today I’m introducing you to the two new owners, Lindsay Lancaster and Jodi Hanan Bearman. Between them, Lindsay and Jodi own a total of four studios–and it’s nice that they can return to their roots with Pure Barre Sarasota: Jodi grew up in Sarasota and Lindsay was born and raised in Bradenton.//Click here to read more @SarasotaMagazine.com

 

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