Author Archive: Sydney Ballesteros

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Tip Your Hat

Tip Your Hat

November 12, 2012 |

by Sydney Ballesteros + Claudine Villardito Among fall’s many pleasures is the opportunity to indulge my appetite for accessories.  Living in the desert, I am starved for weather that gives me an excuse to pull out—or acquire more of—the scarves, gloves and boots that punctuate autumn looks. The accessories I get most excited about, however, […]

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The Lady of Spain

The Lady of Spain

October 3, 2012 |

Though baroque influences abound in fashion history, this fall’s focus on ornate embellishment (see Dolce & Gabbana’s needlepoint and tapestry handbags for proof) allow us to once again appreciate the craftsmanship required to produce exquisite garnishes. So….to seek and find the original beauty, I walked through halls of vintage clothing, only to find what was […]

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Old Hollywood Awaits

Old Hollywood Awaits

August 10, 2012 |

The glamour that once was is actually still right under our noses. When you are within the private walls of the Arizona Inn, 2200 E. Elm St., you feel like you stepped into the screen of a Technicolor film. It’s complete with lush gardens, charming vintage patio furniture, bright sunshine, sophistication, and that quiet peace […]

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