Angela’s Lab

Angela’s Lab | Bells & Stripes

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My mini and I donned our best stripes in recognition of the first #NationalStripesDay, a day created by the one and only J. Crew. Classic stripes are reinvented in a variety of cuts and styles every spring. From skinny to wide, navy and white to multi-colored, there are so many looks to choose from this season. Of course, you can never go wrong with an always-in-style, preppy striped tee. And, while horizontal stripes are a popular look, vertical stripes are ultimately more flattering with their long, slimming line. Note that a great pendant or statement necklace can break up the widening effect of horizontal ...Read more.

Angela’s Lab | Celebrating Diamonds at Spence Scottsdale

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The champagne was flowing and the high-wattage diamonds were sparkling at the Spence Diamonds' grand opening party in Scottsdale Quarter last week. Lucky me, I got to wear several pieces made of stunning artisan diamonds to the event (love the perks of my job! see below photo), so I chose a can't-go-wrong-ever LBD to provide a simple, elegant backdrop for the jewelry. What's an artisan diamond, you ask? Essentially it's a diamond created in a plasma chamber vs. being mined, but the two are identical in every way, except with an artisan diamond, you can request a specific quality and buy a larger stone for the same ...Read more.

Iconic Designer Zandra Rhodes Opens Scottsdale Fashion Week

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She's dressed fashion icons the likes of Princess Di, Jackie Kennedy Onassis and Sarah Jessica Parker. Legendary designer Zandra Rhodes opened the second annual Scottsdale Fashion Week at Mercedes-Benz of Scottsdale with an impressive, theatrical runway show, featuring her trademark bold prints and artistic designs. We loved her use of body-skimming sheer fabrics and layers, plus her attention to detail and styling with statement accessories (think intricate belts and artsy jewelry) delivers unique, one-of-a-kind looks for the wearer. ...Read more.