Shows & Events

AN EVENING WITH JOSIE NATORI

By Sandra Mateu Photo by Anthony Garcia On the second floor of Saks Fifth Avenue at Dadeland Mall, women dressed in beautiful deep purple attires offer samples of a delightful fragrance. A stunning display with orchids and black bamboos compliment the Eastern influenced designs set on the mannequins. Exquisite champagne …

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A BRIT with an ATTITUDE – Leilani Dowding

An interview with VH1 Tough Love Miami’s Leilani Dowding Photo by Deja Jordan       MSM: What did you find appealing about TOUGH LOVE that made you consider participating in the show? LD: I had been single for a while and figured I needed some hard truths about why …

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Because your look does matter! Tonya Seavers-Evans

By Sandra Mateu “When you look at a Tiffany box you see uniqueness, exquisiteness and quality without even opening the box,” a metaphor Tonya Seavers-Evans uses to explain her job as a Style Strategist. The box speaks to you while closed and your overall appearance should do the same for …

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BEV’S BEADZ, a Treasure waiting to be Discovered.

By Sandra Mateu Artist and creator of BEV’S BEADZ, Beverly Moore, brings to the world a recreation of past-life in jewelry. Her passion for designing her unique pieces is rooted in antique Trade beads. A practice, dating back to the end of the fifteenth century, when the Portuguese arrived on …

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Stark Fashion

Marcela Stark; designer of Claudine Stark, talks fashion, fame and culture. Interviewed by Gabrielle Compolongo GC: At what age did you know this was the career for you? MS: I’ve always been super artistic since I was a little girl. My mom used to buy me markers because I loved …

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Tiia Design

Tiia Mandell of Tiia Design Interviewed by Yuliya Jade Winter issue 2010       YJ: How did you discover your aspiration to be a jewelry and accessory designer? TM: After working with several Fashion Designers in New York City (Carolyne Roehm, Adrienne Vittadini and St. John), and later working …

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A Passion for Designer Label Handbags

By Sandra Mateu What is it about designer label handbags that make women so passionate about them? Is it the amazing quality? Is it the status attached to its elevated prices? Is it a fashion forward pleasure or necessity? What is behind the love affair of a magnificent purse and …

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Making Water Dangerous

Swimwear designer Amanda Ché Interviewed by Gabrielle Compolongo In just under a year of being in business, A. Ché has the representation of Supermodel and Dancing with the Stars contestant Joanna Krupa, who has become the face of Amanda’s Cruise 2011 Campaign. Together, Amanda Che and Joanna Krupa designed the Kashmir …

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