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Sip n' Shop "Girls Night Out" Event
Taylrz Joynt Grand Re-Opening

Sip n' Shop "Girls Night Out" Event

I was overjoyed to hear that there was a fun shopping event near my neck-o-the-woods at the Aloft Hotel in Rancho Cucamonga. The Sip n’ Shop “Girls Night Out” event started back in 2007 and is the brainchild of Myisha Turner. Myisha was living in San Bernardino county at the time and after attending a similar event in LA, later researched the event and found out that prices for being a vendor were outrageous. So, knowing of some women who were talented crafters and owned small businesses, why not start up a shopping event for the folks in the IE?! And thus, Sip n’ Shop was born…
Myisha not only founded the event, but she is also a proud vendor. She has the line, Bohemian Spirit- a jewelry line of fun, bright and inspirational pieces that can be worn alone or stacked (to create that ‘boho’ look). In 2009, she quit her day job and turned her passion into her new full-time job. Her favorite pieces and best-sellers are the Affirmation bracelets-which can be purchased separately or together. According to Turner, “They make such a powerful statement with 4 silver beads stamped individually with the words love, joy, peace, and faith. My customers have told me that they wear their Love, Peace, Faith, and Joy Affirmation Bracelets everyday because it gives them a pick me up throughout the day, and reminds them that the words they are wearing on their wrists are what’s really important in the world.” Her products are very affordable, ranging from $10 (in her ‘budget-nista’ bin) to $75. You can purchase BSJ at the DenM Gallery in Redlands (other stores/boutiques coming soon), as well as her online store. Be sure to also check out her blog. So remember, in the words of the official BSJ slogan:{Be unique} {Be free}! Another vendor selling that night was Toushonta Hogan, who started Scentsational Soaps in 2007. Their products are not only soaps, but body butters, bath salts, salt glows, candles as well. Their best-selling items are the cold processed soaps and body butters. Their prices are also reasonable, ranging from $8-$35. Shop their online store! I had the pleasure of running into the lovely Tasha Thompson of The Duchess Club. The Duchess Club was created for the trendy fashionistas on a budget. They also have their own line, ‘Genuinely Duchess’- which consists of head wear, jewelry, custom tees and handbags. Their large shell earrings have been extremely popular and come in Orange Burst, Midnight Peach, Blue, Green and Pink. They are currently having a sale on all the earrings- 3 pairs for $18, including FREE shipping within Southern California. The handbags (not just their line, but they also carry Nicole Lee and Vintage) are selling for $15-$110. Their t-shirt line will be launching at the end of June, so stay tuned! Their site is undergoing maintenance, but check them out on Facebook! There are numerous talented crocheters out there…One of them was showcasing her accessories that evening- Ms. Tracy Ambrose. Her line is called Tracy Ambrose W.R.A.P. and specializes in swim/beach wear, hats, sweaters, pullovers, neck warmers, etc. She started her company in 2004 after many compliments from her co-workers. I saw the cutest earrings, rings, flip-flop accessories and bracelets at the show! Check out her online store to stock up for those chilly LA nights! (Yes, they exist!) My other gal pal, Myisha McCarthy had a pop-up shop for her Springcart Boutique. The purses and clutches she was selling—FAB!! Be check out her online store here. Other vendors of the evening: Scentsy- they’re kinda like candles, only wick less and are decorative warmers designed to melt scented wax with the heat of a light bulb. There are numerous scents, all of which smell delightful. They also sell car air fresheners. Deeply Rooted Apparel is next on the list, founded by Lauri Michelle, and offers faith-based sayings on tees, tanks, hats, etc. The company’s motto: “HIS word. Your style.” Lastly, the last vendors were: Prim and Proper Jewelry, Mary Kay, Body by Vi, The Lash Resort, Nina Fleurina, She Makes Scents, Stella and Dot and Apron Diva-who created fun aprons, as well as purses made from recycled denim. The best part of the evening was the complimentary massage provided by Massage Envy in North Fontana.

Special Thanks: Myisha Turner, all the vendors, Aloft Hotel.

Taylrz Joynt Grand Re-Opening

After dressing in my design at work, fortunately my co-workers are stylists and were able to assist me with my mens suit jacket turned skirt that I pinned on. It was my latest experiment that I decided to try out, partly because of time constraints.

I scurried back to the Valley-Sherman Oaks- to Taylrz Joynt Boutique, who was hosting a Grand Re-Opening, complete with a fashion show with new Indie designers, a DJ, cocktails and (yay) a complimentary valet. The venue was small and narrow, but was utilized well for the show.

The fashion show began with five models, wearing Urbanite, Kami Shade and Tracy Ambrose Wrap. They posed for at least fifteen minutes in ten second intervals. Then the actual presentation began, starting with Za Za Zsu. According to designer Sahar Hersel, Za Za Zsu “can only be described as that intangible something that makes you fall in love with someone…” She showcased some dresses from her Spring 2010 collection. Her dresses were simple yet elegant. Perfect for a dinner out, a night on the town or, according to Hersel, a Sunday, because “Sundays are all about being effortlessly cool and strikingly sexy…” To get in touch with Hersel, go to www.ZaZaZsu.net or become a fan on Facebook!

Following Za Za Zsu, was my friend, Julia LoVan’s line. Her pieces are made from recycled materials and are simply stunning! My favs are the “Ila” and the “Key Lime Couture”, which had hand-sewn leaves on it. Her pieces have also been featured in the California Apparel News and Project Ethos. Check out Julia LoVan Dresses on Etsy and her blog at www.julialovan.blogspot.com.

The next to feature was Soldat Tailoring. ‘Soldat’ is ‘soldier’ in Swedish. Designer Camilla Wright showcased a tailored two-piece suit. But this particular suit is not your “average” boring work suit…The skirt hugged the body in the right places and and a snap and zipper closure in the back. The suit was also accessorized with a menswear tie around the neck. Visit www.soldattailoring.com or again, become a fan on Facebook.

The next fabulous collection of the evening was Urbanite Collection.  Deandra Garcia’s collection is entirely deconstructed and I LOVE IT!!! She finds inspiration through everything, whether it be Downtown LA, architecture, the streets… and it shows in the mix of prints and patterns on the dresses. The paint job on the hoodies…Etc….. Contact Deandra Garcia at fashion.garcia@gmail.com or myspace.com/urbanitegarcia.

Following Urbanite came the sexy swimsuits and designs by Kami Shade. Kami has been designing since 2004 and her collection has been seen on celebrities as well as the Hollywood scene. I personally love her striped and polka-dot plunging v-neck one-piece swimsuits. So H-O-T!! According to Kamishade.com, the suits can be worn SIX different ways and can be worn with jeans or whatnot. Check out www.Kamishade.com for purchasing her apparel, as well as getting info on her upcoming events!

After Kami Shade, strolled in models wearing dresses by Rumple Munkeh. Head designer Rochelle Carino finds most of her inspiration for her line from 1930’s and 40’s Hollywood Glamour. The pieces that she showed were a mix of browns, oranges and golds…the colors of Fall. Carino, who designs off of her size four dress form, also has a huge heart. Her goal is to help people. She donates some of the proceeds from her events or shop to various charities. She wants to “change the world through fashion, one garment at a time.” To see more of Rumple Munkeh, go to www.rumplemunkeh.com or Rumple Munkeh on Facebook!

And the last designer to show is the lovely Cowgirl Heaven, designed by Houstina Summers. Her signature v-neck halter dresses with voluminous skirts were once again a hit with the audience. Her dresses have graced the red carpet and the Destenee music video of “Tomorrow”. Check out Cowgirl Heaven on Etsy and www.cowgirlheaven.blogspot.com.

NOTE: All the designers mentioned have pieces at Taylrz Joynt Boutique located at 13549 Ventura Blvd.  in Sherman Oaks. Phone: (818)907-7818. Also, Tracy Ambrose Wrap can be found on Facebook and www.tsawraps.com!

SPECIAL THANKS: the designers, models, Taylr, Lousine Karibian (www.lousinekaribian.com), J, Parris Harris, Jamie McCall, the photographers, DJ TessLove, True Salon!

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