I recently assembled an "Ultimate Gift Guide" for Paradise Valley Lifestyle magazine and wanted to share my finds on the blog. So, ta-da! From designer brands to new discoveries and local shops I like to frequent, I'm sharing some of my favorite gifts to give and get this holiday season and beyond for her, him and the kids! ...Read more.
This week on Arizona Midday, Angela featured the latest glam fashion trends for the holidays, and naturally we needed gorgeous holiday hair and makeup to complete the looks. The Waverly Salon in Old Town Scottsdale to the rescue. Vanessa Evans and Ryan Gillis joined us behind the scenes to make our models extra glamorous and here are the results! Plus, we are sharing Vanessa's secret on how she creates this glittery, festive ponytail! ...Read more.
'Tis the season to pull out all the stops! The holidays are the time to layer on luxe velvet, shimmering metallics, embellished frocks and sexy knits. And, don't forget to adorn yourself with sparkly accessories. Angela featured glamorous looks from Ted Baker that are ideal for the most festive time of year on Channel 12’s Arizona Midday. ...Read more.
Our mailboxes are brimming with invites to soirées this time of year, from drinks with friends to holiday parties and black-tie galas. I find myself again and again pulling out my black faux fur jacket. It adds the perfect touch of glam to elevate my party ensemble every time. And, faux fur is SO good now there's no reason to even think about buying real fur. This beauty looks terrific with denim, cocktail dresses and ballgowns. I've had the jacket I'm wearing for several years, but I found one that is very similar. I promise you'll wear it again and again. ...Read more.
It's mid-November already (Eeekkkk!) and it's time to get moving on your holiday cards! Which is also the perfect excuse for an updated family photo. You'll especially appreciate the yearly photos as your kids get older, head off to college, and pictures become more difficult to come by. It's a fact that photo cards have staying power and are on average kept longer and more often than regular holiday cards. Plus, if you’re trying to save time when sending cards out, companies like Minted make it easy to upload your mailing list, so they can handle the bulk of the work for you. Whether you're having a professional ...Read more.
Feathers are fancy and glamorous, there's no doubt. Wearing them with our everyday denim feels special and decadent... and why not? The whole idea of "save your dressy clothes" for a special occasion has gone the way of our grandmothers. Live for today, we say, and wear all the feathers and fancy things! And, of course, feathers are always a date night win. We found some great pieces festooned with feathers, and here's how we styled them. ...Read more.
Our weather in Arizona has finally shifted to fall, so it's time to stock up on basic layering pieces and pull out those over-the-knee boots! Layering is key in the desert, since this time of year it's cool in the mornings, and then the afternoon temps are in the 80s. On NBC Channel 12's Arizona Midday, Angela featured her favorite layering pieces and how to style them. All of the outfits are from Vida Moulin boutique in North Central Phoenix. Do you have different ways you like to layer? We'd love to hear them! ...Read more.