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What She Said Panel Talks Fashion At W Miami

On Tuesday, January 31, 2017, W Miami continued the What She Said panel series with Miami style blogging pioneer, The Fashion Poet/Annie Vazquez; Style Mafia founder, Simonett Pereira; and KRELWear founder, Karelle Levy. The chat was moderated by Style Out of the City founder, Elysze Held.

A big focal point on this evening was creative inspiration. Karelle looks to the woman on the street. “(I’m inspired by) the everyday person,” she explained. “I make all of my fabrics from garments collected over the years. I create according to what can be worn all the time”

Simonett expressed how experiencing New York Fashion Week nudged her into creating Style Mafia: “Being backstage opened my eyes how easy it was to start a fashion project,” she said. Since launching the ready-to-wear label she’s been featured in a slew of publications and outlets–from Refinery29 to Ocean Drive. Simonette has also embraced the growing trend of collection presentations over runway shows.

What She Said’s speakers also discussed about how to survive in such a competitive market. Simonett stated, “You have to be progressive to stay alive in the fashion market.” Karelle from added, “I take something that is old and make it new.”

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The What She Said fashion panel. (L to R): Karelle Levy, Simonett Pereira, Elysze Held, and Annie Vazquez.
Photo via W Miami.

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Holiday Shopping Guide: Brickell City Centre

Don’t get overwhelmed by the Brickell City Centre‘s size: We’ve narrowed down the retail centre’s best holiday buys!


Kendra Scott’s latest collection features this sparking Elisa Necklace and Platinum Nail Polish Gift Set ($75). Read more about Kendra Scott’s beautiful jewelry and Brickell City Centre opening here

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AllSaints’ leather repertoire also flaunts killer unisex key chains; the Ikuya Leather Key Fob Chain ($48) comes in tasteful tones like grey, black, prune, or stone. Read more about AllSaints’ opening at Brickell City Centre here

Take a break from the retail marathoning with Brickell City Centre’s holiday event calendar.

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Give a lady you love an elegant new purse: We adore this classy look by Chloe from Saks Fifth Avenue. The Mini Fray Leather and Suede Shoulder Bag ($795) comes in three neutral shades.  Read more about Saks’ opening day here.

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And why not toss in Sephora’s signature Chloe Fragrance Gift Set ($80) while you’re at it ?

Master & Dynamic MH40 Over-Ear Headphones

If technology and electronics are his best friend, give his sound experience a stylish upgrade with Master & Dynamic Leather Headphones ($400) from Saks Fifth Avenue. These bad boys feature 45mm neodymium drivers and come in four colors. Read more about Saks’ opening day here.

All featured items are also for purchase available online. 

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AllSaints Opens at Brickell City Centre

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On November 23, 2016, AllSaints joined the legion of retailers pulsing in the heart of Brickell, inviting fashion influencers and the public to shop the British brand’s autumn and winter designs and The Capital Collection handbag line. During the evening soiree, shoppers were treated to a Stillhouse whiskey bar, Peroni beer, and beats by DJ LTENGHT.

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AllSaints blends modern urban aesthetics with touches of grunge and classic cuts, luring a culture of independent individuals. The clothing speaks to the creative soul with attitude, declared strongest through its leather jackets, neutral shirts, and road-ready boots. The store features a “Leather Bar” that showcases its signature leather jackets in a variety of shades and shapes and proclaims them as a key addition to any wardrobe. All menswear and womenswear are produced in AllSaints’ in-house workshops in East London. The same holds true for the store’s fixtures, including the iconic industrial ‘i-beam’ and front-lit sign.

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AllSaints has expanded into 22 countries, with 219 operated stores, franchises, concessions, and outlets. The brand’s Brickell City Centre opening marks its 63rd North American outpost. AllSaints is located at Brickell City Centre, 701 S. Miami Ave., on the second floor closest to Saks Fifth Avenue.

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Now Open: Kendra Scott at Brickell City Centre

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The interior of the Kendra Scott store at Brickell City Centre. Photo by Jannely Espinal.

Kendra Scott joined the legion of retail outposts at the Brickell City Center on Saturday, November 12, 2016. The new location is located on Level 2, just outside of Saks Fifth Avenue. During the opening soiree, invited guests and customers had the opportunity to preview the brand’s newest fall collection with sips and sweets and a playful photo booth. Kendra Scott focuses on natural stones and custom designed shapes that speak to a classic sense of style. Bundles of bling and sparkly rings easily take purchasers from day to night while statement items and timeless pieces in mixed metals allow for layering. Kendra Scott clients have the opportunity to design personalized jewelry with their “Color Bar,” which offers an array of colors and shapes to choose from.


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Kendra Scott statement necklace. Photo by Jannely Espinal.

Kendra Scott’s mission is to style women while giving back to the community through her namesake company. “The truest form of success is to give back in a meaningful way,” says Scott. As her brand continues to grow, evolve, and create new trends, so does her commitment to family and philanthropy.


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Kendra Scott nail polish and matching jewelry. Photo by Jannely Espinal.


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Kendra Scott cashier and decor. Photo by Jannely Espinal.


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The interior of Kendra Scott store. Photo by Jannely Espinal.


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The Best Places To Shop In Downtown Miami

From denim deals to killer kicks, these five spots offer the best shopping in Downtown Miami. 

Lost Boy Dry Goods: Decorated as part American Western haunt and part hipster enclave, Lost Boy Dry Goods (pictured above) is the place to go for casual wears and diverse denim. The store stocks jeans, vintage dresses, men’s sneakers and t-shirts by brands like Scotch & Soda and Levi’s. The store also boasts covetable lifestyle items like classic rock vinyls, photography books, and hot sauces. Located on Flagler, Lost Boy Dry Goods is the stylish little sister shop to  La Epoca, a popular department store with Cuban roots.


Shoe Gallery: Clean kicks line the walls inside Shoe Gallery, with the latest and hard-to-find shoes and sneakers by Nike, Adidas, Jordan, Vans, Converse, Puma and more. Girls and guys each get retail love, and shoppers can also snag a hat and tee to match their purchase. 


Neushop: If you speed by the Ingraham Building too quickly, you might miss Neushop and its ode to all things sensible, versatile, minimal, and chill. Nueshop brings fashion back to the basics, housing tees and tops in a spectrum of neutral tones. The brand sources its fabrics and manufacturers from around the world, creating a globally curated style hub right in the middle of Downtown Miami.


La Epoca: La Epoca is a multi-floor department store with Cuban roots as a Havana fabric shop. In Miami, it’s been an area anchor since 1965. At the three-story building, you’ll find men’s, women’s, and children’s clothing by Lacoste, Hugo Boss, Ralph Lauren, Diesel, Levis, Nike, and Puma.


FTSLDRS: Creative, edgy finds are at FTSLDRS’ core, whose merchandise takes inspiration from music, art, and pop culture. Tour shirts, distressed denim, and camo pieces are stocked alongside caps and classic kicks.



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Brickell’s Best Women’s Boutiques

These Brickell boutiques offer something for everyone, from flirty finds to fitness apparel.

Studio LX: Breezy and always with an air of femininity, Studio LX makes dressed-up look easy. Find pieces by Alexis, Rebecca Taylor, and Citizens of Humanity. Studio LX is located in Mary Brickell Village.


Go Run Miami: Sporty girls: Run, don’t walk, to Go Run Brickell. This is where you can get ready for your next half-marathon with the latest functional sneakers and matching attire. Go Run offers more than just #fitspo by weekly workout routines.


Atik: Modern musings join a variety of classic pieces and well-known designers such as For Love and Lemons at Atik. Buy body suits, cami tops, sweaters, and tees all under one roof. This Mary Brickell Village shop pulls inspiration right out of the editorials and is perfect for those looking for a photo-worthy outfit for a Miami night out.


Blush: Blush boutique carries on-trend items that won’t break the bank. Blush’s racks are stacked with their namesake clothing line that evokes youthful flirtation. Crop tops, cutouts, and off-shoulder finds abound at this Mary Brickell Village shop. 


Basik: While the name plays off basic, Basik is anything but basic. Shoppers can snag wardrobe essentials like comfy cotton tees, signature pieces, and layering tops by Iro, Lovers & Friends, and more at this Mary Brickell Village spot. Some of Basik’s best finds are under $100