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KYme sunglasses:

These shades are handmade in Italy using the highest quality materials. The brand name was derived from the Greek word Kyma, meaning wave...

   "The KYme brand design is the graphic tale of its essence. The unstoppable expansion of a style wave, that keeps evolving and renewing. " (-kymesunglasses.com)

The designs stem from a vintage influence, and are reinterpreted in a contemporary way. Each pair is developed using great knowledge of optometry...stylish, and practical, these sunglasses are truly timeless pieces. 

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The Ultimate Travel Denim: PARKER SMITH

    This ultra cool denim line is popular with traveling celebrities. Numerous celebs have been spotted in this comfortable, well fitting, and chic denim. The founder and CEO Mary Ellen Moschetti had three goals in mind while creating her company...Fashion, Fabric, and Fit. This denim has the perfect amount of stretch, and is designed to hold its shape. We can see why it's so popular for travel. As many of you prepare for Holiday traveling... take a look at how these celebrities stay fashionable and comfortable on the go go go!

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Three Items to Invest in This Season

Fall is here and Winter is right around the corner! Although temperatures don't change drastically here in Florida... this doesn't mean we can't keep up with seasonal trends. Small adjustments and variations to current winter trends can take your wardrobe from season to season...making the most of each piece in your closet! 

These three items are staples, not only for this season... but for months to come! 

1. White button down shirt-This piece will polish up any look. No matter your style, a great shirt is a necessity to complete a wardrobe.

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2. Pleated skirt-In any color this skirt is chic...Try a neon bright color for an on trend bold look...or a neutral for a year-round staple. 

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3. Trench coat-This classic style is gracing runways around the world this season. Versatile and chic it can be worn for years to come.

 

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Lux Life

We have said it before, and we will say it again...velvet is continuing to heat up as a year-round trend. Breaking all the "rules".... Velvet is no longer held for holiday or dressy occasions. It's a year-round day-to-day staple that can be dressed up or down, and is effortlessly transitional from season to season. Don't believe us? :)

Let's look at some of our favorite street style looks approved by Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, and the hottest style bloggers!

 

Velvet duster: paired with a slip dress and strappy sandals 

Velvet duster: paired with a slip dress and strappy sandals 

Velvet blazers: paired with denim, tee shirts, and velvet shoes

Velvet blazers: paired with denim, tee shirts, and velvet shoes

Velvet blazers and denim 

Velvet blazers and denim 

Velvet pants: paired with animal print

Velvet pants: paired with animal print

Velvet button down paired with denim 

Velvet button down paired with denim 

Velvet blazer: paired with a graphic tee, and denim 

Velvet blazer: paired with a graphic tee, and denim 

In store stunners!

With small adjustments can take you from day to night...Fall to Spring!

 

CP Shades tunic

CP Shades tunic

Sacha London burgundy platform heels

Sacha London burgundy platform heels

 

 

Giada Forte  patterned duster 

Giada Forte  patterned duster 

Vivianna Uchitel pencil skirt

Vivianna Uchitel pencil skirt

Giada Forte chartreuse coat

Giada Forte chartreuse coat

Loeffler Randall knot slide

Loeffler Randall knot slide

Giada Forte patterned gold joggers

Giada Forte patterned gold joggers

Arche Shoes are back!

The beloved Arche shoes are back and better than ever. This brand has a loyal following for a reason. These incredibly fashionable shoes bring comfort without compromising on style. Each shoe is handcrafted in a region of France, near Paris, using natural materials for maximum comfort and durability. Each pair is water repellant and breathable to the foot, and specially crafted using maximum research. The company believes that black and brown do not always work with everything. Therefore, Arche offers a variety of colors that correspond with current fashion trends.

 

Multi speckled ballet flat

Multi speckled ballet flat

Metallic laser cut ballet flat

Metallic laser cut ballet flat

Suiting UP

The pant suit is getting a fresh update this season. We are loving a laid-back look... pair your suit with a plain white teeshirt and sneakers. Who said the suit was only for the office? Try mixing it up with your favorite jeans and a tailored jacket. The options are endless this Fall. Mixing masculine silhouettes with feminine touches creates a dynamic ensemble that keeps things interesting. 

Relaxed silhouette paired with a graphic tee, neck scarf, and sneakers.

Relaxed silhouette paired with a graphic tee, neck scarf, and sneakers.

Updated look with plain tee and sneakers 

Updated look with plain tee and sneakers 

Slouchy suit with sportswear details 

Slouchy suit with sportswear details 

Fall Trend: Animal print

Animal prints are all the rage this season. We love mixing prints for a bold chic look! Pairing multiple textures, and fabric weights creates a dynamic and interesting ensemble. We are seeing an abundance of leopard print this fall. Everything from cashmere sweaters, to pencil skirts... this print is touching every style!

1.) Raquel Allegra: leopard print pants  2.) 360 cashmere: leopard print cashmere sweater 3.) Elliott Lauren: leopard print pencil skirt 4.) Raquel Allegra: big cat sweatshirt  5.) Elliott Lauren: animal print cardigan 

1.) Raquel Allegra: leopard print pants 

2.) 360 cashmere: leopard print cashmere sweater

3.) Elliott Lauren: leopard print pencil skirt

4.) Raquel Allegra: big cat sweatshirt 

5.) Elliott Lauren: animal print cardigan 

Allude Cashmere

 Allude is headquartered in Lehel Munich. The brand was founded 20 years ago; and has expanded globally, being especially popular in Paris. Allude has been featured in numerous magazines including French Vogue, Elle, L'officiel, Madame Figaro, and Numèro. Allude's collection includes pullovers, coats, cardigans, pants, tops, dresses, trousers, and skirts. 

 

“Our classics are so trendy they don’t look boring, and our trends are so classic they’re wearable.”-creative director Andrea Karg

Airport Style guide

Are you traveling throughout the Summer? Or do you jet set multiple times a year? ...

We have the ultimate style guide for your travels. Airports can be cold and hectic. It's hard to keep track of all belongings. These three looks are easy, comfortable, and full of style. 

MM6 blush sweatshirt, Ulla Johnson navy embroidered sweatpants, BMAY metallic carry-all, Seavees metallic slip-on sneaker.  The best part of this outfit: shoes are easy to slide on and off, this handbag with fit all of your airport essentials! 

MM6 blush sweatshirt, Ulla Johnson navy embroidered sweatpants, BMAY metallic carry-all, Seavees metallic slip-on sneaker. 

The best part of this outfit: shoes are easy to slide on and off, this handbag with fit all of your airport essentials! 

Lost and Found top and pants, Pedro Garcia sneaker, BMAY metallic carry-all.  The best part of this outfit: the pants feel like PJ's and the sneakers have a lot of support!

Lost and Found top and pants, Pedro Garcia sneaker, BMAY metallic carry-all. 

The best part of this outfit: the pants feel like PJ's and the sneakers have a lot of support!

MM6 jacket print sweatshirt, Porto button cropped legging, Jack Gomme bag, Ilse Jacobson sneakers.  Best part about this outfit: The handbag is water resistant, and can be wiped clean... perfect for travel, and the sneakers feel like you're walking on clouds. 

MM6 jacket print sweatshirt, Porto button cropped legging, Jack Gomme bag, Ilse Jacobson sneakers. 

Best part about this outfit: The handbag is water resistant, and can be wiped clean... perfect for travel, and the sneakers feel like you're walking on clouds. 

Parker Smith

Parker Smith jeans was created in 2014 by CEO Mary Ellen Moschetti. Her main goal for this line was to create denim to fit all women regardless of shape or size. The backbone of this line is fit, fashion, and fabric. These three "f's" guide the creative process of Parker Smith. Mary wanted to develop well fitting jeans that are comfortable and stylish. The denim line is mainly composed of higher rise fits that enhance the shape of the women body. Today all of the Parker Smith denim is produced in LA, California... and Parker Smith continues to be lead by an entirely female team. 

Ulla Johnson

Ulla Johnson is the daughter of two archaeologists. She accompanied her parents on numerous worldly travels and became inspired by what she saw. She founded her line in 2000 shortly after she graduated from college. Her line "Ulla Johnson" began in a few directional boutiques in NYC, then with an endorsement from Barneys New York expanded world wide. The line has grown tremendously and can be found in boutiques and department stores throughout the US, Europe, Australia, and Asia. Ulla pays great attention to each detail and construction of her pieces. The foundation of each piece is "natural fibers, beautiful finishing, and ease of fit and form."..."custom prints, intricate embroiders, and fine tailoring, all of which have earned her a loyal and global customer base." Now, her line has expanded into a full product line including clothing, shoes, and accessories. 

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Johnny Was

Johnny Was is known for using vibrant colors, mixing materials/textures, and embroidery. This bohemian inspired brand is made for the adventurer in all of us. Combining different fabrics creates interesting textures, and flowing draped silhouettes. The use of draping and vintage inspired fabric embody's the brand's identity of a sophisticated free spirit. 

Patchwork maxi skirt

Patchwork maxi skirt

Floral Kimono style jacket

Floral Kimono style jacket

Niü

Two brothers are the mind and heart of this brand created in 1999. The name, which is a synonym of "new" in the English language, is a symbol of something about to be born. Each collection reflects this idea of experience and a lifelong journey. The brothers are inspired by their travels, and the colors and landscapes they encounter. The brand is known for their rich colors and bold patterns. The line is most known for their dresses, but create everything from structured coats and skirts, to soft tees and pants. 

Ciao Mao

Is a Brazilian shoe company designed by Priscila Callegari. She questioned the fashion industry and wanted to push the shoe industry by creating handcrafted and comfortable shoes. She believed there was a way to "unite beauty and comfort." Sustainability and individuality are two aspects that hold great importance to Priscila. These values guide her designs, and are the backbone of her business moto of respecting the company identity and fostering diversity. She believes creativity and design act as a cohesive to bring people together and inspire "collective well-being."

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Featured Designer: agnés b.

Agnés Andree marguerite Troublé is one of the most renowned designers in France. Known simply as agnés b. in the fashion world, she has quietly grown her chic, everyday designs into an international brand. 

"I want to make clothes that last a lifetime." -agnés b. (1973)

From the beginning she has created timeless pieces for every collection, defining her own style, while mixing the classic fashion codes with street wear. In 1975 she opened her first boutique, near Les Halles in Paris and began experimenting with men's wear inspired designs with a feminine touch. In 1983 "agnés b." expanded internationally with the opening of a shop in New York and expanded her product line including perfume, skin-care, shoes, maternity wear and handbags. 

Today agnés b. is a global concern with shops in London, Amsterdam, Singapore, Taipei, Tokyo, Hong Kong, and New York...with future locations in Beijing and Shanghai. 

We are thrilled to have a Pop-up Shop with agnés b. Oct. 31st-Nov. 5th 2016!

Featured Designer: Giada Forte

This brand is managed by sibling duo Giada and Paolo Forte. Giada is known to be the "heart and soul of the brand." She obtained her degree in knitwear and design at Nottingham Trent University, in England. She currently works as a designer in Paris and Italy. Paolo is known to be the "mind and spinal cord of the company." He studied economics for years, then decided to join the family knitwear business. The two siblings decided they wanted to collaborate together to create something that reflected their true essence. They wanted their brand to be known for having the personality of pure, essential, sincere, and filled with emotion. In 2002 the brand forte_forte was born. Filled with "timeless pieces, feminine and delicate." The pieces are created using the finest Italian fabrics and embellished with hand-made details. Every season tells a story of their ever evolving brand filled with Giada and Paolo's passion. 

The Gift of a Second Chance

DEBORAH KENT'S  LAUNCHES T-SHIRT COLLECTION THAT CHANGES LIVES

TAMPA CLOTHING BOUTIQUE AIDS FORMERLY INCARCERATED WOMEN IN A SECOND CHANCE AT LIFE

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By Andrea Romero on Dec 18, 2015

TAMPA- November 2015. Women's high-end clothing boutique, Deborah Kent's launches a collection of limited edition t-shirts to help give women just-out-of-prison a second chance at life.

Deborah Kent's is a local women's clothing boutique that was founded by Deborah Skyrms in 1980 in Tampa, Florida. The store has become a fashionable landmark within the Tampa Bay community. With a background in textiles, merchandising and design, owner Skyrms travels to New York, Paris, Milan and Los Angeles in search of designers whose vision embodies the essence of style. 

Co-founder and CEO Fif Ghobadian of Road Twenty-Two, an urban clothing company based in San Francisco, reached out to Skyrms to share her latest, luxury t-shirt line and desire to give incarcerated women a second chance. Skyrms was inspired by the mission behind the t-shirt line and saw an opportunity to support local women in the Tampa Bay area by donating a portion of each t-shirt sale to the House of Hope. House of Hope is a local organization aiding women transitioning from prison to society. "Women are being given a hand-up so they don't fall back into a negative pattern," explains Skyrms. This cause has been something Skyrms has supported for several years and she is happy to find a new way to continue aiding those in need.

Road Twenty-Two t-shirts are offered in many styles and one for men, including stocking stuffers. All fabric, dying and printing is done in the USA. The designer t-shirts are created with signature accents including raw edges and silk-screened designs. The shirts are designed to be your everyday reach for that "effortless chic look."

During the month of December Deborah Kent's hosts it's annual Holiday Gift Bazaar, offering unique gift items for those on your holiday wish list and complimentary gift wrapping. This year the store is introducing something both meaningful and new to the collection, Road Twenty-Two designer t-shirts made from fine cotton fabrics. Both men and women can enjoy these luxury t-shirts while aiding women just-out-of-prison in starting a new life down a better road.

For more information, please contact Deborah Skyrms at deborahkents@aol.com/813-259-1150 . To learn more about House of Hope visit www.hillsboroughhouseofhope.com.