In a brilliant idea cast by Phoenix Fashion Week’s greatest minds, six Arizona stylists were selected to present collections at the Spring Into Style show in March, using inspiration from this year’s latest trends. At an evening event in downtown Scottsdale, celebrating the grand opening of another fabulous Toni&Guy Salon location (Toni&Guy will be handling the hair styling for this years Phoenix Fashion Week), the stylists were called up to select the trend they wanted to represent from a large poster board. The results were as follows:
I did a little research on the shows stars and here is what I found:
I do remember Mitch from the Toni&Guy opening, though I sadly didn’t get the opportunity to meet her personally. I remember her because she definitely stood out in her white rimmed cat-eye glasses and her wildly patterned attire. She seemed to draw my eye wherever she went about the room. Intrigued, I did a little digging to find her wild style is well matched by her personality, as it turns out she is quite the adventuress! She enjoys styles from a multitude of eras and specializes in outfits that are a lively twist of both modern and vintage. She also has a love of printed fabric which makes her selection for the upcoming fashion show a perfect match!
A dynamic sibling trio united as co-founders to take on the world with their individual talents. One brother, Shimeon, was once signed with several different agencies in New York as a professional model, and now resides in Phoenix as a model and runway coach, fashion stylist and event planner. The second brother, Shimon, serves as the cosmetology side of the business with several years experience under his belt. The third sibling and only female co-founder of Style Stalkers LLC, is Keytona who holds a degree in fashion merchandising and advertising. She shares a background with Shimeon as a professional model and also assists her brothers in the model/runway coaching and cosmetology side of the business. The three are well known for their wonderful styling, as well as their blog, and are involved in several other style ventures.
Renegade Tendencies Stylist, Personal Shopper and owner of the store Curiios in phoenix. Parisa is a girl whose love of fashion blossomed from reading her mom’s fashion magazines when she was six; and it was that love that drove her to abandon traditional education and pursue her dreams as a stylist. When asked about her style she replied, “Bi-polar! Rock’n’roll tendencies, with a monochrome palette, dash of structure and a whole lot of self expression.” Can’t wait to see her punk trend collection on the 25th!
Sandra Mateu Yotty
A personal stylist and owner of Gitana Styling in Phoenix, Sandra is a graduate from Broward and one of the best at what she does, making women look and feel great. Having more than 10 years experience working in fashion and media, she believes not just in styling clothes to make women look good but also to dress them in a way that boosts their confidence and helps them to feel empowered. A small business owner herself she loves watching Shark Tank, listening to music by Micheal Jackson, dancing, and she has a weakness for boutique shopping and brownies. Her bubbly yet professional personality always leaves a memorable mark with her clientele, her bright Leo spirit shinning through in everything she does; something we will undoubtedly see in her upcoming ‘yellow’ collection!
This firecracker of a girl is a model, wardrobe, makeup and hair stylist all rolled in to one and located in Scottsdale. A rock star in her field with 12 years in salons styling hair and doing makeup and wardrobe for photo shoots across the valley. With nothing but praise from her clientele, Ashley has been propelled forward in her career by a belief that in doing what she loves she will find success, and in success she will find happiness. This lovely lady is an all around go-getter who is determined to shake up the valley with her unique sense of style! She is definitely one to watch out for at the Spring Into Style fashion show, where she will be styling for the trend ‘Floral’.
Ms. Parks is yet another rare mix of college graduate brains and fashion flare. After graduating with a B.S in Finance from W.P Carey in 2012, Sarah put her background in both areas to work by creating Fashion To Fit You. A blog dedicated to helping individuals discover and create style that is unique to both their body type and their budget. After the blogs debut in 2012 it has quickly picked up quite a lot of steam on social media, enough that Ms. Parks has been asked to cover many fashion events over the years, both at home and abroad. And Fashion To Fit You’s idea that ‘what you where effects how you are treated’ is being picked up world wide as the blog’s reach has expanded to 107 countries as of just last year! Talk about the perfect gal to be showcasing the ‘Traveler’ trend at this years show!
Spring Into Style will be a grand event held at The Phoenician on March 25 celebrating six of the Valley’s most talented fashion stylists. Fashionista’s and style connoisseurs alike are welcome to come put their best fashionably dressed foot forward! But you better act fast while seats are still available! Hurry and get your tickets!