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Angela Johnson: Sustaining a Career in Fashion.

Angela Johnson has been a harbinger of Arizona’s fashion community for the past 15 years. Through her talent, shrewd business tactics, and unteachable ambition, the fashion maven has managed to cultivate exciting changes and spearhead new opportunities for Phoenix. Curious by this steadfast pillar in the southwestern creative hub, I interviewed Ms. Johnson. Aiming to expand on the stamina that has carried Angela while realizing her dreams. I’m deeply inspired by her endurance, creativity, and hidden talents (which she fortunately shares with me.)  A.Y.W. Tell us about your history with fashion. A.J. My grandmother was really into fashion and had a unique style. My grandfather was a U.S. District Attorney stationed in the Panama Canal Zone when I was a little,...

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Sillin Fashion Muse: Marisa Noble.

There's a fashion maven in every work place. Her hair seems a touch shinier than everyone else’s. Her lipstick never fades, and her radiant smile could put even Ross Gellar’s to shame. Every look she sports seems effortlessly chic. Marisa Noble is positively THAT lady. Inspiring us to reach for the clothes reserved for special occasions. Making the art of getting dressed, and merely arriving the appropriate occasion. Marisa’s outward expression of fashion echoes her keen wit, and dynamic problem solving skills that I’ve silently observed while working with her at our night job. Thusly, Marisa is dubbed a Sillin fashion muse. A.Y.W. What or who inspires your personal style? M.N. I would say that my personal style is inspired by...

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Why you should care about who made your clothing.

I've always been a shrewd and prudent shopper. Each season I review my 10 essential wardrobe items, and assess what staples need to be replaced and or updated. Next I arm myself with a concise shopping list prior to hitting any retailer. Always seeking the highest quality clothes at the most cost effective prices. That's just being a savvy, informed consumer, right? It wasn't until recently that I discovered the reason those price tags are staggeringly cheaper than others. I was shocked to discover that 97% of the clothing sold in the United States is outsourced to foreign countries. That's right-even a remedial sixth grade pre-algebra mathematician like myself, can easily assess that 3% of on-soil sourcing is absurdly low. And...

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2016 Grammy Awards- We got to meet some pretty awesome talent!

Strong personalities, plunging necklines, raw talent, and a collective of the year's best musicians all at the same place and same time. Yes. We're talking about the 2016 Grammy Awards. Grammy Season was filled with a touching tribute to the late David Bowie by Lady Gaga, outbreak winners, and a few decidedly uncomfortable exchanges between dueling artists. And lest we forget, we all became Beliebers when Justin took home his first gold statue. Who wouldn't want to be part of the exhilaration and angst of award season? Sillin was honored to participate in the illustrious 2016 Grammy Gift Lounge. Tabitha Sillin represented and introduced her brand, designs, and lifestyle to the likes of professional athletes, comedians, musicians, models, and actors....

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Amp up your man's look with four wardrobe staples

  Every man has a secretly rooted desire to look their personal best. (Whether they'll freely admit it or not.) The old adage aptly confesses, "Clothing makes the man," and I am a firm believer in that maxim. Some gents naturally take more of an active approach with their personal style than others. So, how can a lady help guide her man in selecting positive fashionable choices? Take all the pressure off, and offer a shopping list that splices right to the basics.  I think that fashion can be overwhelming to both men and women. The infinite choices, the financial investment, a kaleidoscope of colors and fits-where does one begin? May I offer a simple solution? Start with four caliber...

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