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Thanks for visiting Want This.  We've stopped publishing new content to this blog.  For the latest and greatest shopping intel in the city, please visit TheFeast.com.

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<![CDATA[A Girl's Best Friend]]> Thu, 02 Dec 2010 07:45:18 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/160*160/diamond21.jpg

ICE ICE BABY: Cyber Monday may be brimming with deals, but the best one out there is Diamonds On The Hour. UrbanDaddy and The Everlon Collection have teamed up to let you win diamonds every hour on the hour. All you gotta do is sign up online and pray that your name gets drawn during the 12 hour long contest. Find pendants, bangles, earrings and rings covered in the gemstone. GET IT: www.diamondsonthehour.com
 



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<![CDATA[Online Fashion Haven]]> Wed, 01 Dec 2010 19:00:31 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/160*120/Shop+Stella+Miami.jpg

NEW ONLINE HOME: Downtown boutique Stella, formerly known as Downtown Divas, has a new, second home and it’s in cyber world. Stella Boutique just celebrated its newest online venture with a fashionable fiesta. But now you too can take part in the celebration with the click of a button. Shop for affordable brands such as BB Dakota, Indah, Lucky Brand and many more of the hottest, chic contemporary designers. GET IT: shopstellamiami.com

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<![CDATA[Love Is in the Air]]> Wed, 01 Dec 2010 07:30:25 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/160*120/kiehl%27s.jpg

ALL I WANT FOR  CHRISTMAS: The Shop@Equinox is putting out a special assortment of limited edition labels for the holidays. The collection, called Love Me Tender, consists of ten top brands like James Perse, Splendid, Keihl’s and Derringer. Find garbs, gadgets, beauty products and even bicycles. Available at the boutique’s three locations in Coral Gables, Aventura and South Beach, Love Me Tender simplifies gifting without the hassle of mall shopping. GET IT: www.equinox.com
 



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<![CDATA[Subtle Splurge]]> Tue, 30 Nov 2010 19:15:27 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/160*120/Capretto+Shoes+Sale.jpg

BOGO NO MORE: If fabulous shoes and handbags are your thing, then listen up ladies. Capretto Shoes is celebrating the holiday season with sales galore. They have moved on from their BOGO sale to additional shoes and handbags marked anywhere from 20 to 50 percent off. We are talking about Gucci, Balenciaga and everything in between at affordable prices that promise to not break the bank.  GET IT: Capretto Shoes, 5822 Sunset Drive, South Miami. 305.661.7767.   

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<![CDATA[Season's Greetings]]> Tue, 30 Nov 2010 17:54:43 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/160*120/miss+pepper+boutique.jpg

SMILE LIKE YOU MEAN IT: This Thursday South Miami accessory boutique Miss Pepper is celebrating their one-year-anniversary with a big blowout. Triplet team owners Alina Areces, Carolina Garcia and Victoria Coto will be giving shoppers first dibs on the latest jewelry collections. Find Kacey K, Cool Joolz by Martha Calvo, Soixante Neuf, and House of Harlow. Plus get 20 percent off  when you bring an unwrapped toy to donate to Get Styled Give Smiles.The 2nd annual toy drive collects gifts for patients at Miami Children’s Hospital. While the party only lasts for a few hours, the drive runs until December 17th. GET IT: 5-9 P.M. Miss Pepper Boutique,7308 Red Road; South Miami; 305-668-8282.



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<![CDATA[Peace, Love and Pop-Up]]> Mon, 29 Nov 2010 17:45:57 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/160*120/PLW+holiday+store.jpg

JUST VISITING: Peace Love World is spreading its holiday cheer to the heart of downtown Coral Gables with the opening of their holiday store. The idea behind the holiday pop up store is to make your holiday shopping easier and more convenient. GET IT: Peace Love World Holiday Store, 2428 Ponce De Leon Blvd., Coral Gables. 304.406.3736. peaceloveworld.com

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<![CDATA[Jamie Knows Gems]]> Mon, 29 Nov 2010 07:45:22 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/160*120/smiling+jamie.jpg

Songstress turned jewelry designer Jamie Jo Harris hosted her official Miami launch party at Jackie Abraham Fine & Estate Jewelry boutique on Thursday. Harris, who had a chart topping duet with Bee Gee’s Barry Gibb, sat with us to talk about her rocker chic bauble line Belle Coeur, her favorite Miami spots and where she gets her musical inspiration.

What inspired you to launch a jewelry line?
I’ve always loved jewelry, and I wanted to create a unisex line that was romantic and at the same time symbolic.

Who do you feel your creations suit as far as style?
Well, Belle Coeur means “beautiful heart” in French, so it’s really for anybody because it’s all about love.

What makes your jewelry line unique?
It’s interchangeable. There’s a lot of charms that you can take off and switch up to wear as earrings or a necklace. You can even give the charm to someone you love.

Where do you like to shop in Miami?
I like The Webster. They have a nice collection of cutting edge fashion there and I also like Maison Martin Margiela.

When you’re not writing songs with Grammy-winning producer Rudy Perez, where do you go to relax?
I like the Soho House. It’s conveniently close to my apartment and it’s spectacular and classy. The beach is also very inspiring to me musically. I get a lot of my inspiration from landscapes like Miami’s skyline and sunsets.

As far as your third album. What kind of music can we expect?
It’s contemporary music with rock popping beats.

Is there a certain musician or band you’d like to collaborate with?
Definitely Lady Gaga.
 



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<![CDATA[The Whole Package]]> Sun, 28 Nov 2010 21:15:21 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/160*120/24K+Goldequinoxfavial.JPG

WISH LIST: A candle is a nice gift. A candle-lit massage at Equinox is even better. Better yet? The 24-Karat Gold Facial, that uses, get this, real gold. Make someone very happy this holiday season with Equinox’s holiday packages. From The Tender Touch’s 50-minute massage ($95) to Love & Tenderness’ 50-minute facial and 50-minute massage ($175), it’s the gift you’ll not only want, but knead. For someone who’s been very, very good, A Year of Tender Loving Care’s monthly  50-minute massage and facial package (12 packages for $1,050) is the ultimate gift—and motivation to keep them off the naughty list 12 months to come. GET IT: Available December 1 through 24. The Spa at Equinox Aventura, Coral Gables and South Beach, www.equinox.com.  
   



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<![CDATA[Shine On]]> Sun, 28 Nov 2010 14:45:19 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/160*120/botanical-shine-conditioner-normalriserepeat.jpeg

SHAMPOO GIRL: If your hair is looking a little dullsville, try something new. The latest option: Liz Earle Naturally Active Skincare. Its first-ever hair care line, Botanical Shine uses vitamin E, West African shea butter, blue seakale, yangu oil and apple and orange extracts to give your hair super sheen. With one shampoo and three different conditioners, it’s up to you to decide which works best with your hair type: Oily, Normal, Dry or Damaged, each specific conditioner formula will give your locks just what they need to get them glowing again. GET IT: $14.50. http://us.lizearle.com/haircare.html.  



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<![CDATA[The Gift Wrap That Keeps on Giving]]> Sun, 28 Nov 2010 09:15:24 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/160*120/giftwrapthatgrowssss.jpeg

GIFT WRAP AND GROW: This year, forget the metallic gift wrap. Instead, go green. Little Kay Garden’s eco-conscious, pre-seeded wrapping paper is ready to plant and bloom after it’s unwrapped. It’s 100 percent recycled and embedded with wildflowers so you can stick it in the ground and watch it grow, instead of balling it up and tossing it in the trash. GET IT: $12 www.LittleKayGardens.com.

 



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<![CDATA[A Thousand Splendid Sales]]> Sat, 27 Nov 2010 13:15:24 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/160*120/splendidcomfycozinesss.jpeg

SAVVY SAVER: If you’re a sucker for sales and have a soft spot for super-soft cotton, head over to Splendid. This weekend through Monday, this king of cotton tees is giving you $20 off for every $125 you spend, $40 off for every $200 and $70 off for ever $300. Keep an eye out for special holiday gift sets also available this weekend. A gift this comfy is sure to up your return factor ten fold. GET IT: 19501 Biscayne Blvd., Aventura; 305.682.8178.



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<![CDATA[Team Koko]]> Sat, 27 Nov 2010 08:45:23 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/160*120/Michael+Kors+28133clogsss.jpeg

GO KOKO: What would it take to get you out of bed and shopping the sales on Black Friday weekend? What if we told you Koko and Palenki was putting its shoes (and more) on super sale? Shoes, dresses, denim, bags, belts … Koko and Palenki is knocking its prices down all weekend. Get 30 to 50 percent off through Sunday. Who needs sleep when you have great shoes? GET IT: 19501 Biscayne Blvd., Aventura; 305.792.9299.



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<![CDATA[Blast Off]]> Fri, 26 Nov 2010 11:12:13 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/180*120/Jimi+Vee+tee.jpg

SO ARTSY: Every Saturday shop-a-holics looking for hard-to-find indie labels, vintage faves and local artwork can score it under one roof. Thanks to New York natives Alex Pabon and Chelsea Conklin, Miamians now have Launch Arte, an outdoor market in Midtown which runs from noon to 7 P.M. Find reccycled leather bags by Listicia Fuentes, watches by Time Peace, tees by Jimi Vee, fur vests from Benii Bou Tique and cupcakes by 2 Girls and a Cupcake. GET IT: Launch Arte; The Holy Cross Santa Cruz Church;121 NE 36th Street; Midtown.
 

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<![CDATA[Sweet Holiday]]> Thu, 25 Nov 2010 20:45:19 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/160*120/prima+ballerina+sweets+image.jpg

SWEET DREAMS: Cousin duo Lauren and Jaclyn created Prima Ballerina Sweets to bring lots and lots of deliciousness to your life, including several new flavors inspired by the holiday season. They added pumpkin and sweet potato tutus with marshmallow frosting (cake sandwiches), cinnamon white chocolate hokey pokeys (graham cracker brownies), carrot cake tangos (butter cakes) and cranberry pecan foxtrots (coconut macaroons). GET IT: primaballerinasweets.com

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<![CDATA[Winter Break]]> Thu, 25 Nov 2010 20:45:20 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/160*120/zingaranbc.jpg

FUN IN THE SUN: While everyone up north is freezing and bundled up in layers, the rest of us can still enjoy the beach. Life is good, isn't it? Well, Zingara  boutique in Aventura mall is making all our lives even sweeter by offering 30 percent off all cover-ups, accessories and footwear. All you have to do to get the discount is purchase a bikini.The international brand is known for its boho-chic and sophisticated styles. GET IT:19501 Biscayne Boulevard,Aventura; 305-935-1110
 



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<![CDATA[Peace Love Sale]]> Wed, 24 Nov 2010 16:00:34 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/160*120/PLW+Black+Friday.jpg

HAPPY SHOPPING: Black Friday shopping is known for crazed shoppers with tunnel vision, willing to fist fight over the latest iPod or zhu zhu pet. Stop by Peace Love World during Black Friday weekend and experience peace, love and happiness, that is, until you happen to take the last red “I am Love” handbag and last “I am Peace” T-shirt in a small. In that case, it’s on. The entire store will be 20 percent off, which makes it a great time to stock up on all of your holiday gifts for everyone in the family. There will also be complimentary desserts and hot cocoa for all of the customers. GET IT: 10 A.M.-6 P.M. Peace Love World Store, 5818 Sunset Drive, Miami. 305.661.8940.

  
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<![CDATA[Fashion Gone Fossil]]> Wed, 24 Nov 2010 07:30:25 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/187*120/charles+albert.jpg

SLEEPING BEAUTY: Jewelry designer Charles Albert may have started his bauble line back in the '90s with $60, but today his eponymous brand is being worn by celebs like Ke$ha. “She wore the turquoise Sleeping Beauty ring to the MTV VMAs and sales have gone through the roof,” said Albert. His wife Beth Marciel Albert also co-designs with the 44-year-old in their Pompano-based office. They specialize in making hand-made silver jewelry combined with fossils, minerals, shells and gemstones. The line retails from $39 up to $7,499. GET IT: Vizcaya Museum, 3251e South Miami Avenue;305-250-9133; Essentials Boutique,1851 Cordova Road, Fort Lauderdale; 954-463-6007

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<![CDATA[Hey, Sole Sista]]> Tue, 23 Nov 2010 18:15:31 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/160*120/Sole+Mate+Boutique.jpg

FIRST MATE: Miami local and fashionista Allie Luis and her also fabulous cousin Chavely Alvarez have opened a shoe haven in the heart of the Bird Road Fashion District . Sole Mate Shoes and Accessories, set to open its doors before December 1, is a one-stop-shop for gorgeous shoes in all price ranges and beautiful accessories that will compliment any pair. Brands include Jeffrey Campbell, DV Dolce Vita, Pelle Moda, Cocobelle, Sam Edelman, Mystique and many more. GET IT: Sole Mate, 5785 S.W. 40th St. Miami. 305.763.8127. 

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<![CDATA[Next of Kin]]> Tue, 23 Nov 2010 07:30:22 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/180*120/juliette+and+jake.jpg

IN AWHILE CROCODILE: Miami Beach native Claudia Jagid and Midtown resident Melisse Budin have a penchant for making purses out of crocodile and python skin. The duo’s line is called Juliette Jake after both of their children. The collection consists of solid hued clutches that come in a variety of stand-out shades like cherry red and aqua, as well as neutral tones like cream. The carry-ons retail from $225 up to $695. GET IT: Available at all Intermix boutiques or at www.juliettejake.com



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<![CDATA[Winter Color-land]]> Mon, 22 Nov 2010 19:00:32 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/160*120/Essie+Winter+2010+1.jpg

WINTERY BEAUTY: Essie is bringing the new sexy back with the release of its winter 2010 collection, which features sultry hues such as Going Incognito (dark emerald green), Hot Cocoa (sepia) sepia and Luxedo (deep plum). GET IT: $8. essie.com

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<![CDATA[Stylishly Stretching]]> Mon, 22 Nov 2010 08:00:29 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/160*120/paxvida.jpg

DOWNWARD BAG: Key Biscayne resident Carolina Arias is all about giving practicing yogis some stylish enlightenment. The 29-year-old launched her own yoga bag line called Paxvida with her mom, Angela. Paxvida, which is a hybrid of the words “pax” meaning peace in Latin and “vida” meaning life in Portuguese, has five different styles. Some include Serenidade, Vigor and Harmonia. The four-month-old, hand-made line retails from $75 o $165 and customized versions are also available. GET IT: Green Monkey, 5792 Sunset Drive;305-669-4949; My Sister’s Closet, 5942 SW 73 Street;305-665-9950



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<![CDATA[Birds of a Feather]]> Sun, 21 Nov 2010 15:00:21 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/160*120/befeathersheadbands.png

WING IT: An updo is just an updo, until you add feathers and bling. Local designer Belinda Scott transforms feathers into headpieces and hats in a way that sings vintage tunes with modern notes with Be Feathers. With colors that range from red and bold blue to black and tan and added sparkle accessories, these headbands and headpieces are the perfect way to top off your look. Custom-made pieces are also available. GET IT: $20-$75. befeathers.com.



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<![CDATA[Painted On]]> Sun, 21 Nov 2010 10:30:35 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/160*120/EmaSavahldress+.png

GALLERY-ESQUE GOWNS: With Art Basel on its way, fashionistas fixate on transforming apparel into walking works of art. Miami-based designer with artistic tendencies Ema Koja of Ema Savahl Designs makes one-of-a-kind dresses with painted bodices. Flowing fabric and hand-painted touches have made her work a celebrity draw, with Ema Savahl worn by the likes of Katy Perry, Tyra Banks and Sofia Vergara. This Navee Dolman V-neck dress screams wear me to the Raleigh’s Art Basel Vogue Lounge opening reception Wednesday, December 1. GET IT: $745, www.emasavahl.com.
 



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<![CDATA[Heavy Metal]]> Sat, 20 Nov 2010 14:45:37 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/160*120/hardweargalz.png

HEAVY DUTY ACCESSORIES: Accessorizing shouldn’t be hard. Enter the Miami-based jewelry company Van Galz. Its Hard-Wear collection features necklaces, bracelets and earrings with vintage tendencies and present-day materials. It’s just the right amount of shimmer and the slightest hint of attitude to give your LBD that little extra umph it needs for the holidays. GET IT: $30-$148. http://www.vangalz.com/
 



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<![CDATA[A Piece of the Pie]]> Sat, 20 Nov 2010 11:30:36 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/160*120/pie112.jpg

PIE IN THE SKY: Cooking, shopping, family. Ah. Yes, the holidays are near. Don’t stress out. Indulge in a holiday treat. Trump International Beach Resort is serving up a Peace of Pumpkin Pie spa treatment at Aquanox to help you enjoy the holiday season and all its little idiosyncrasies, sans calories. Through November 30, Florida residents get 30 percent off the $150, 80-minute treatment.    
Sink your teeth into a warm oatmeal pumpkin scrub, full body wrap and pumpkin lotion, complete with neck, back and shoulder massage. And yes, afterward, you’ll smell as good as you’ll feel. GET IT: $150, plus 30 percent off for Florida residents. 18001 Collins Ave., Sunny Isles Beach; 305.692.5730.
 



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<![CDATA[Rainbow Bright]]> Sat, 20 Nov 2010 08:30:36 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/160*120/lorena2emporium.jpg

BRIGHT IDEA: Looking to add a little cultural flavor to your look? Marañón jewelry line bring bold pops of color in interesting patterns to accessorizing. Inspired by geometric 3D shapes and African and South American textiles, designer Lorena embroiders each piece for a little ethnic aesthetic. Once only available at her Etsy store, Marañón makes local roots at Emporium. Speaking of Emporium, check out its Facebook giveaways at http://on.fb.me/dvHRDI for sweet freebies. GET IT:  Emporium, 2606 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Coral Gables; 786.268.0689 www.shopemporiummiami.com.

 

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<![CDATA[Art Vessel]]> Fri, 19 Nov 2010 16:45:52 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/160*120/Vessel.jpg

RENEWAL ART: It's time you experience an ethereal narrative like no other with the help of the paintings, sculptures and photographs of local artist Juan Carlos Navas. Navas is exhibiting a wide array of pieces in his first-ever solo show, “Vessel,” during the Wynwood  Artwalk. His work has been featured many times before, but this gallery is dedicated to his and only his work for a short time. GET IT: Saturday, 7-9 P.M. Free. Artseen Gallery, 2215 N.W. 2nd Ave., Miami, 33127. 205.237.3620. 

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<![CDATA[Tree Huggin']]> Fri, 19 Nov 2010 11:15:49 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/160*120/ombu.jpg

GREEN THUMBS: Sister team Marie, Marina and Mariel Alemann are all about saving the environment and making your feet look cute. The triplet team created OMBU, an eco-friendly shoe brand, which is made up of footwear just like the gauchos in the Argentina sport called alpargatas. But, the siblings fashion theirs out ecological leather and fabric bags. The under $50 shoes come in a variety of styles and prints, such as sequins, polka dots, solids, denim, checker and camouflage. Plus, the shoes include a seed to be planted by you and OMBU plants a tree every time a shoe is purchased. GET IT: www.ombulifestyle.com or at Market Boutique; 8851 SW 132 Street;305-964-7031



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<![CDATA[Splish Splash]]> Thu, 18 Nov 2010 19:00:45 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/160*120/splash+boutique+online.jpg

FROM BIMINI WITH LOVE: Splash Boutique’s beachwear, accessories and lounge-inspired outerwear can now be yours with a simple click of a button. Splash, which is located on the Out Island of Bimini, Bahamas, just launched its online boutique, where guests can shop from an array of caftans, cover-ups, dresses, accessories, sandals and swim suits from brands such as Alexis, Indah, Tigerlily, Flora Bella, Jens Pirate Booty and many more. GET IT: shopsplash.com

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<![CDATA[You've Got Sole]]> Thu, 18 Nov 2010 07:45:40 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/160*120/aily+v+cristofoli+tomato+flat+NBC.jpg

LEATHER UP: You might be a vegetarian, but when it comes to Ailette Valcarce’s new shoe line called Cristofoli by Aily V, the all-leather line is just too irresistible. The West Kendall resident’s collection consists of clogs, booties, wedges, stilettos and flats. Stand outs include the aquamarine, jewel-encrusted flat called Carmen, a sexy snake print stiletto named Barbie and the nude Beatriz booties, which are ideal for elongating your gams. Best part about these soles is that they are all under $100. GET IT: M-M Couture, 8831 Southwest 107th Avenue; 305-274-8955; The Dressing Room, 5829 SW 73rd Street; 305.668.4444.
 



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<![CDATA[Working Girl]]> Wed, 17 Nov 2010 17:31:10 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/160*120/joejeese.jpg

SHE WORKS HARD FOR THE MONEY: Dressing for work can be a daunting task, especially if you want to look stylish. Yet, this Thursday night at 6 P.M. inside Aventura Mall’s Macy’s you can enlist the help of style consultants and authors Joe Lupo and Jesse Garza. The duo penned “Work It! Visual Therapy’s Guide to Your Ultimate Career Wardrobe. This evening they'll be hosting a seminar on how to build a stylish career closet full of hot ensembles. Plus, they'll be presenting an Alfani fashion show featuring looks from the Fall 2010 collection. Guests who spend $100 or more on Alfani apparel and accessories will receive a copy of Joe and Jesse’s book. GET IT: RSVP to 305.682.3300 ext. 339
 



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<![CDATA[Perfect Thread]]> Wed, 17 Nov 2010 07:45:37 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/160*120/Cream+Eyebrow+Threading.jpg

NO NEEDLE NECCESARY: This isn’t your typical knitting session. Cream Beauty has everything under the sun for your face, hair, nails and home. Now, they are threading eyebrows, upper lips and yes, chins, too. Geeta from the Hand and Foot Company is the newest member of the amazing Cream team and is offering the service, which is quick and painless.  GET IT: Cream Beauty, 5820 Sunset Drive, South Miami. 305.669.9220. 

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<![CDATA[Surf's Up]]> Tue, 16 Nov 2010 17:00:55 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/160*120/stellaboutique.jpg

SHOP TILL YOUR DROP: Downtown boutique Stella is adding a website to make shopping easier for Miami fashionistas. The new site launches this Thursday, and to celebrate Owners Danielle Fraser and Serena Minott are hosting a fete at their brick and mortar store from 6 to 10 P.M. The soiree will include a fashion show featuring some of their latest holiday looks, sips and sweets, give-a-ways and discounts. GET IT: RSVP to info@shopstellamiami.com; Stella Boutique; 1800 Biscayne Blvd; 305.808.9588



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<![CDATA[Give Thanks]]> Tue, 16 Nov 2010 07:30:56 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/160*120/Black+Friday+at+Grouplx.jpg

SHOP AND SAVE: The joys of Thanksgiving don’t just include turkey, stuffing and pumpkin pie. We also give thanks the day after for sales galore. StudioLX, Blush Boutique and Peace Love World are making Black Friday one to remember. Stop by any of the aforementioned stores from November 26-28 and receive 20 percent off. GET IT: grouplx.com

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<![CDATA[Kids Incorporated]]> Mon, 15 Nov 2010 18:15:47 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/160*213/cavalli.jpg

FASHION FOR A CURE: Designer Roberto Cavalli and Gloria Estefan are teaming up this Friday night to host a cocktail party, sit-down dinner and a Roberto Cavalli 2011 Spring Collection runway show. The event is being held to help raise funds for The Gloria Estefan Foundation and St.Jude Children’s Hospital. The intimate affair kicks off at 7p.m. at Villa Vecchia, the Miami Beach estate of Miami philanthropists Norma & Luis Quintero. Individual tickets costs $500 and one table for ten guest costs $10,000. GET IT: RSVP to :gefoundation@estefan.com or 305.695.7015
 



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<![CDATA[All Dolled Up]]> Mon, 15 Nov 2010 08:00:35 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/161*120/aliceinwonderlandnecklace.jpg

UNIQUE BOUTIQUE: This dollhouse is every big girl’s dream. Veronica’s Dollhouse Boutique boasts a lavish living room, a kitchen filled with candies, popcorn, chocolates and teas and a closet full of beautiful dresses, shoes and accessories from designers like Tarina Tarantino and Bordello. Let’s not forget to mention the attic, which is filled with vintage treasures and rare finds. The bedroom and bathroom are laced with elegant bedding, pillows and throws. Plus, every Thursday guests can enjoy tea time at 5 P.M. while listening to classical music. GET IT: Veronica’s Dollhouse, 7221 S.W. 57th Court, South Miami. 305.662.2966.



Photo Credit: Tarina Tarantino]]>
<![CDATA[Lash Blast]]> Sun, 14 Nov 2010 20:45:31 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/160*120/lashallureeee.jpg

LASH OUT: Falses, be damned. There’s a way to get real, long, luscious lashes. And we aren’t talking about that prescription stuff that costs an arm and a leg either. Lash Allure MD is a lash and brow serum that promises thicker, longer, darker lashes in as little as two weeks. And, according to Paris Hilton and Molly Sims, it delivers. How does it work? Pentapeptide Growth Complex. And all you have to do is swipe it on like mascara. Plus, it’s all-natural and non-irritating, so none of that darker pigmentation stuff here. GET IT: $49.50, lashalluremd.com.
 



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<![CDATA[Sold to the Man in the Front Row]]> Sun, 14 Nov 2010 12:45:32 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/160*120/mamauctionbracelette.jpeg

HIGHEST BIDDER: Wondering how you can support the arts? It’s as easy as logging on to the Internet. In anticipation of Miami Art Museum’s annual fundraising gala, the museum is launching a silent auction online. Think of it as holiday shopping at the click of a button with a competitive twist. The auction, which features items like sporting and entertainment event tickets, dining and wine packages, a Verdura cuff with 18 karat yellow gold, turquoise, pearls and diamonds, cruises and a spa day package for six, gives gala attendees a head start on the silent auction goods. But for those who are missing the festivities this year, you can still snag the items with the “Buy it Now” option. Proceeds from both the ball and the auction benefit MAM’s exhibitions and education programs for the year. So go ahead and up the ante. Your bid could take a local artist from starving to stardom. GET IT: Now through November 28 at www.biddingforgood.com/miamiartmuseum. For information on the ball, call 305.375.5935. www.miamiartmuseum.org
 



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<![CDATA[Spa Day]]> Sat, 13 Nov 2010 16:30:33 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/184*120/spa150x98.jpg

READY, SET, SPA: It’s dark by 5. You’ve contemplated wearing jeans and long sleeves simultaniously at least once already. Ugh, winter in Miami is officially here. Don’t let your looks dry up like those leaves on the trees up north. Keep it all in check with specialty spa treatments. Agua at the Delano offers up Silky Smooth in One Hour ($140) to keep skin soft and subtle with an exfoliation and moisturizing treatment to ward off dry, winter skin.

Agua at the Mondrian
’s Holiday Peppermint Treatment ($200) keeps holiday stress at bay with a hot peppermint massage using oil from a lit candle to work kinks out of muscles, followed by a Peppermint Pedicure for fragrant, feel-good feet.   

Or, head over to the Spa at the Shore Club for Warmed Coconut Milk & Honey Ritual ($200) where Fijian honey and organic Fijian raw sugar work away dry skin and a hydrating masque massaged into skin with warm beach stones gives you a welcomed reminder of summer days past.

After you’ve spa-ed, slip over to the front desk and ask for your Relax and Repeat Spa Loyalty Card for 30 percent off signature treatments and other add-ons. See, winter isn’t so bad after all. GET IT: Spa at the Shore Club: 1901 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305.695.3293. Agua at the Delano: 1685 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305.674.6100. Agua at the Mondrian: 1100 West Ave., Miami Beach; 305.514.1950.  

 

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<![CDATA[Art and Commerce]]> Sat, 13 Nov 2010 13:30:41 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/160*120/sealeafnecklacesecondsatgal.jpeg

GIFT IDEAS: Free wine, art and locals living it up—the Saturday night gallery walk is one of the best social activities to date. Add holiday shopping into the mix and it’s golden. This month, Granite Transformations is adding a holiday bazaar aspect to its showroom for the second Saturday gallery walk. Local craftsmen will display their wares, ripe for the holiday gift-giving picking. Peruse Pavolva M. Greber’s Sea Grape Collection of pendants, earrings, bracelets and dangling rings. Take in Adrianna Albani’s Words, a unisex jewelry collection, with 10 percent of all proceeds benefiting St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. And be EverChic with Michela Santuccio’s cashmere accessory collection. Only at the gallery walk can you take in some art, have a few sips and shop until you drop. GET IT: 66 N.E. 40th St. Miami; 786.270.1722.

 



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<![CDATA[Sweet on Lush]]> Sat, 13 Nov 2010 08:30:35 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/160*120/lushsnowfairyshowergel.jpeg

SUGAR AND SPICE: Bath balls, lotions, shampoos, creams, scrubs—Lush is the Santa of skincare. And this Saturday, it’s ready to spread a little holiday cheer with an event introducing new, limited-edition holiday offerings, contests, sweet treats and more. Plus, one lucky winner at each shop will win a Vanilla Scoop gift. And speaking of scooping stuff up, these items work wonders for scratching names off that holiday shopping list you’re toting around. After all, everyone loves to get Lush. GET IT: Saturday, November 13, all day. At all Lush and Lush at Macy’s locations, 1.888.733.LUSH.



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<![CDATA[Collegiate Cool]]> Sat, 13 Nov 2010 06:43:55 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/180*120/UM+Bracelet.jpg

TOUCH DOWN TRENDY: Designer Kimberly Levine first wowed us with her recycled vintage baubles. Today, she’s added college football bracelets to her brand Kimberly Nicole. “I’ve been getting great feedback and up until now, there really hasn't been any cute bracelets that girls or guys can wear to sporting events," said the Pinecrest local. Levine uses semi precious stones like jade, peace sign charms, glass, sterling silver and rubber to fashion the arm candy. She’s also takes custom orders. GET IT: $15 up to $50 for a set of 3; www.facebook.com/KimberlyNicoleDesigns



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<![CDATA[Coltorti Comes to Lincoln]]> Fri, 12 Nov 2010 14:31:00 -0400 Marisa Matluck]]> Marisa Matluck]]> http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/180*120/coltorti8800.jpg Coltorti Miami Exclusive Fashion Preview at 1111 Lincoln Road. Photos by Marisa Matluck]]> <![CDATA[Coco Loco]]> Fri, 12 Nov 2010 08:00:30 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/160*120/cocoacouturegrandopening.jpg

PINECREST CHIC: Thanks to Marcella Prieto, ladies in Pinecrest can score fashionable clothing, shoes and accessories under $100 starting this Saturday. Prieto is unveiling her newly revamped Cocoa Couture boutique with a grand opening soiree, during which shoppers can score 10 percent off their purchases. The new shop, which is bigger and also sells local art work, carries beloved labels like Olive Olivia, Mizmi and Gold Saturn. Plus, expect lots of giveaways from designers like TAudrey and plenty of sips and sweets at the event. GET IT: Saturday, noon-5 P.M. 9483 S. Dixie Hwy; 305-667-4658.



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<![CDATA[It's Miller Time]]> Thu, 11 Nov 2010 17:30:31 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/160*120/PHI+nicole+miller+gallery+tnail.jpg

Clothing designer Nicole Miller hosted a special fashion show at the Make-A-Wish gala’s after party last Saturday inside the Intercontinental hotel.  The event showcased sixteen dresses designed by Miller over a 20-year span and worn by celebrities like Carrie Underwood, Carmen Electra, Beyonce and Angelina Jolie.  We got to chat with the New York based designer backstage after the show about everything from her favorite restaurant in Miami to where she finds her inspiration for designing.

Have you ever been to Miami?
Yes, I’ve been coming here for the last twenty years. I have a lot of friends that live here.

What do you like about Miami?
I love the weather, the restaurants, the people and the culture.

What’s your favorite restaurant here?
The Forge.

Why did you decide to put together this fashion show?
Well, it’s a great cause and I wanted to do something different and show some celebrity worn dresses.

We love your dress. Is it one of your own?
Thank you. Yes, it is. It’s actually the dress Joss Stone wore [in 2005].  I’m wearing an altered version, though.

What was your favorite dress in tonight’s show?
The black macramé dress Carla Bruni wore.

What inspires your designs?
There's so many things that inspire me, but I'd say cinema, art and different cultures.

All your dresses are so different, style-wise, every year and it’s especially apparent in tonight’s show. You don’t seem to have a signature look. Is there a reason for that?
Well, if you look at anyone’s closet over a 20-year span you’ll see that their clothing and style is going to be very different. We change with the times.

 



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<![CDATA[Zen Style]]> Thu, 11 Nov 2010 17:00:45 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/160*120/Stone+Rose+final+copy.jpg

PEACEFUL PIECES: South Miami welcomes Ohm Boutique, a fabulous zen haven for men and women. Brother and sister duo George and Vanessa Sauma opened their chic store on September 1 in the heart of South Miami. Their store is catered to the urban individual with a more sophisticated style, carrying men’s lines like Stone Rose, Absolute Rebellion and Bloodbath Project. Their women’s lines include Gold Saturn, Splendid and Maggie Ward. They also carry the most amazing line of accessories, some of which are custom designed by local jewelry artist Giancarlo from Giancarlo Designs. GET IT: Ohm Boutique, 1561 Sunset Drive, Coral Gables. 305.284.8455. ohmboutique.com

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<![CDATA[Life Is a Highway]]> Thu, 11 Nov 2010 07:30:26 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/160*120/goldsaturn1.jpg

ROAD TRIP: Designer David Jon Acosta’s fall 2010 collection is all about embracing our inner Americana. Aptly named Road Trip, there’s tees, bodysuits, sweatshirts and tunics emblazoned with bits and pieces that make up the red, white and blue. Take, for instance, Acosta’s “Born in the USA” sweatshirt, which makes us think of Bruce Springsteen’s popular 80s hit. There’s also his sexy Vegas pink heart dice bodysuit and Manhattan tee, which was inspired from a red Marlboro cigarette box. Of course, no road trip is complete without street signs, so make sure you brake for the High Heels Crossing tank. The collection will be in boutiques such as The Dressing Room and The Closet Boutique before Black Friday, but you can pre-order it online now. GET IT: www.goldsaturn.com 
 



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<![CDATA[Perfectly Coiffed ]]> Wed, 10 Nov 2010 18:00:37 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/160*120/reAllure+Shoot+by+Jonathan+Dann.jpg

FROM BLAH TO AHA: Tis' the season when our calendars are chockfull of events and gatherings, and when our locks need to be looking picturesque. Thanks to Salon Vaso we can have our coif looking shiny and healthy while our pockets stay full. The Miami Beach salon is offering $25 blowouts, which includes a glass of champagne till November 30. GET IT: Salon Vaso, 500 Alton Road, Miami Beach; 305.674.7470.
 



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<![CDATA[Celebrate Good Times]]> Wed, 10 Nov 2010 07:45:19 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/160*120/Lorie+Lester+Grand+Opening.jpg

GRAND LUXE: Miami-based fashion designer Lorie Lester wants you to celebrate the grand opening of her new Miami boutique and studio with style and a few fabulous friends. There will be complimentary cocktails provided by Solerno, hors d’oeurves and gift bags for all guests to enjoy.  Be sure to check out her new chic location, which houses Lester’s boho-chic designs along with other brands. GET IT: Thursday, November 11; 7-9 P.M. Lorie Lester Studio + Boutique. 6301 Biscayne Blvd., Ste. 103, Miami. 305.756.8070. lorielester.com

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