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Angela’s Lab | Dreaming of Fall

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As I write this, it is 115 degrees outside in Phoenix -- we're having an excessive heat warning! -- but I am dreaming of fall... In addition to pouring over the fall fashion issues that hit my mailbox this last week, I attended the Neiman Marcus fall trend media breakfast where we were treated to an advance look at what's ahead for the season and must-haves as chosen by Neiman Marcus' incomparable fashion director, Ken Downing. Like the majority of fashion lovers, fall is my favorite season and I can't wait to start wrapping myself in cashmere, brocade, velvet and tweed -- all the yummy, luxurious, cool weather ...Read more.

Mom Muse | Melissa Rountree

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Mom of two Melissa Rountree has had a long love affair with fashion. Prior to being a realtor with Dave Perry‐Miller Real Estate, she spent her career in luxury goods selling Dior and then Chanel to Neiman Marcus. (We can only imagine the heaven that is her closet!) After her second child, she decided it was time to stop traveling, so luxury real estate seemed like a good choice. Melissa is well known around town for her impeccable style and stays connected to her fashion roots by emceeing fashion-related events and through organizations like Fashion Group International. Last year, she was recognized with the ...Read more.

Angela’s Lab | Beauty Finds & Flirty Skirts

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This past Saturday I had the pleasure of being the guest judge for the annual Beauty Face-Off competition at Neiman Marcus Scottsdale! There were so many amazingly-talented makeup artists showing off their skills and new fall collections on the lucky ladies being made over that I had a very difficult time choosing a winner. The primary theme for the looks being created (and a major trend this season according to style guru Ken Downing) was SPARKLE! So as the judge, I was looking for glowing skin, subtle shimmer and well-placed sparkle. At the end of the timed competition, makeup artist Chris Valenzuela of Tom Ford Beauty ...Read more.