Category Archive: Fashion

You’ll Want to be a Bride (Again)

Odylyne The Ceremony

 

In the market for a wedding dress? The first branch of Lovely Bride in Florida is in Wynwood,  at 175 NW 25th street. Having a look through almost made me want to be a bride again. Whatever your style, sensibility, taste, budget,  you’ll find something here, many non traditional styles.

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Wynwood Shopping Discoveries

BASE for men

 

Wynwood continues to move upscale. Happily, that doesn’t mean yet another area for global luxury brands or even other brands you see everywhere. Instead, I’m witnessing what happened with New York City’s SoHo area as it moved from bohemian to quality, unique offerings. But back to Wynwood, first came Alter, then Montreal fashion designer Marie Saint-Pierre, Ilesteva and some other shops I wrote about last year.  A recent “recon” (as in reconnaissance) mission to the neighborhood uncovered new Wynwood shopping finds including an Argentine home store that would be at home in the Hamptons, a men’s store that would do fashion forward guru Tyler Brule of Monocle magazine proud, and a perfumery with unusual niche offerings. Plus, a permanent home for Salty Donut. Read Full Post & Comments »

Fashion Spotting: Miami’s Emerging Designers

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Handbag Pick for Resort Wear

Clemence Goudard, owner and designer of Good People

 

Looking for a handbag that’s perfect for resort wear and travel – something that is light, chic, and won’t break the bank so you can buy it in more than one color? Not surprisingly I found it at a PopUp shop at a stylish Mykonos themed party at Villa Azur restaurant. Read Full Post & Comments »

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Karen’s Kudos March

Ermanno Scervino

 

Karen’s Kudos this month brings the first Miami meditation center, a to die for high fashion boutique from Florence for men and women , place to shop where designer discounts are 70 to 90%,  exhibit of 21 Israeli artists on the subject of “Wonder Woman”, and a rare visit to South Florida by Doctors without Borders. You won’t want to miss these hot tickets: Read Full Post & Comments »

VB, Casual Sartorial Elegance from Rome

 

VB from Rome is a wonderful new addition to Miami men’s boutiques. The clothes remind me of the casual sartorial elegance of George Clooney, international sophisticates, and top art gallerists. And better yet, the price tags are mostly three figures. Read Full Post & Comments »

Worth a Detour: Works by Saudi Arabian Female Artist

Manal Al Dowayan_Misunderstood Sounds

 

How many times do we get to see art by a Saudi Arabian artist, and a woman no less, in Miami, even at Art Basel?  Interestingly enough, the invitation to the opening of “I Am Here”, the exhibition of photography, installation and mixed media by Manal AlDowayan came on the heels of my having read a fascinating article about the new Saudi Arabian  editor of Vogue Arabia. Read Full Post & Comments »

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Sevan Bicacki, Jewels Worthy of Topkapi Palace

 

When I happened upon the boutique of Turkish-Armenian designer Sevan Bicacki in the Design District and beheld his jewels, displayed as they would be (and deserve to be) in a museum, I thought I was gazing upon a display of an Ottoman sultan’s treasures in Istanbul’s Topkapi Palace. Internationally celebrated fine jewelry artist Sevan Biçaçki has opened his first boutique in the Americas in a highly distinctive decor featuring blue and white painted Ottoman domes. Read Full Post & Comments »

Karen’s Kudos February

 

Margarita Courtney and her daughter Cristina Boland, co owners of Margaux Interiors

 

A popular Italian fashion jewelry designer now represented in Miami, relaunch for landmark “go to” design shop in South Miami, divine new oriental scent for men from Cartier, first dedicated boutique for Acqua di Parma, and Urban tribal handbags and home accessories made by women artisans in Rwanda,  all in Karen’s Kudos for February. Read Full Post & Comments »

Eye Popping Workout Clothes

 

Whenever I wear the workout clothes (which by the way, also work for going out for a casual lunch or doing errands) I got at new Brazilian shop Equilibrium Activewear, I get compliments. Even from people in my gym populated by Latin fashionistas. The vibrant colors , feminine and creative designs are no less than eye popping. Read Full Post & Comments »

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