After opening in December 2011, Nostra Style House has brought a new edge to the shopping options on 6th St. in Roosevelt Row. The modern shop is unlike any others on the street, as they do not carry vintage goods, though a few designer pieces are vintage-inspired.
They are hosting a fashion show, Rare Bird, this week at the Monarch Theatre. It will be based on colors and vibrant prints and will be composed of clothing from the store as well as funky accessories made from craft store finds, like feathers. The avant-garde looks will be reminiscent of exotic birds from the wild, but with refined style of course.
“It’s all very fashion-forward. Not too upscale because it is still chic and it has a fresh, urban style,” Liliana Gomez said. Gomez is a sales associate at the Nostra Style House who can be found there most days creating unique outfits for customers.
Although this is not the first show that the boutique is hosting, they are thrilled to be working on it and can’t wait to show everyone the unique items they carry.
“It’s time to get the people over here [6th St.] to know that this isn’t just another vintage shop,” Gomez said. She hopes that the show will not only bring more customers into Nostra Style House, but also into the other stores on their street and in the area.
The night will be filled with music, dancing and of course, fashion. Dancers from the Dulce Dance Company will be performing pre-show to get the party started and then a total of 12 models will walk the runway wearing 20 looks.
Make sure to show up in your best attire as fashion designer Tiffe Fermaint will be photographing her favorite looks from the evening. Those photos will then be uploaded onto the Nostra Style House Facebook page and the photo with the most likes will win a free dress. Winner will be announced on Friday, August 10.
Each look seen throughout the show will not be available for purchase the night of, but will all be available in the boutique.
IF YOU GO
Where: The show is at the Monarch Theatre at 122 E Washington St. Nostra Style House is located on 6th and Roosevelt Streets.
When: The show is on August 3 (First Friday) at 10 p.m.
Cost: Free for ladies all night
Who are the 2012 Arizona Diamondbacks? Expectations couldn’t have been higher for this team coming into the season. Through the first 96 games, the team has struggled to reach those lofty hopes. At times things seemed to be clicking and all signs indicated that a run wasn’t far off.
Unfortunately, something has always popped up to derail any prolonged success and disappointing stretches have outweighed the positives. Just when the D-backs had positioned themselves to creep back into things, they were swept at home against the Padres. Then after an inexcusable sweep in Chicago, the D-backs had a chance to salvage the road trip by winning the series in Cincinnati, just to blow a 6-run lead in the most disappointing loss of the season.
Despite the inconsistencies, underachievement, trade rumors and disappointment, the D-backs have managed to battle back to .500 and are still within striking distance of the Giants in the NL West and remain in contention for a wild card spot. The D-backs are finally taking care of business at home and beating teams they’re supposed to beat. If that trend can continue, the D-backs can keep things tight and play some meaningful baseball into August and September.
Put your hands together for Jason Kubel
If you’ve got a fever and the only prescription in more Kubel, then you’ve had plenty of medication to remedy even the most persistent headache. In a season characterized by the underachievement of key players, Jason Kubel has been an unquestioned bright spot. Kubel has made plays defensively throughout the season that answered questions about his rumored defensive deficiencies. Now he has been letting his bat do the talking. Kubel leads the team with 21 home runs and leads the National League with 71 RBI. He has picked up Justin Upton time after time and has established himself as the most feared bat in the lineup.
Upton trade talks say a lot
At this point it sounds more and more like Justin Upton isn’t going anywhere. At least not right now. Regardless, the trade talks have been surprising, distracting and speak volumes to how disappointed management has been thus far regarding individuals and the team as a whole. Upton has always been one of the few players on the untouchable list – the short list of players that the team would never consider moving.
Upton was an MVP candidate last year and is supposed to be the cornerstone and future of the franchise. Hard to imagine things changing so quickly. There is no question that Upton has fallen well short of projected numbers, but trading him would verify a lack of confidence that he’ll ever reach his full potential.
Mark your calendars for upcoming promos at Chase Field
July 28 – Justin Upton Silver Slugger bobble head giveaway to first 20,000 fans courtesy of Pepsi
July 29 – Back-to-School Backpack giveaway to first 5,000 kids courtesy of Cox Communications
Pedal Craft PHX rolls into the Atrium at Phoenix City Hall for an exhibition of bicycle posters and bicycle racks. The display features artwork created for the April 20 Pedal Craft event and will be remain on display until this Friday, July 27. The exhibition is free of charge and is open during regular business hours.
Mayor Greg Stanton and Councilman Bill Gates are also scheduled to speak on Friday at 11 a.m. at the display about the City’s commitment to bicycling and how Pedal Craft exemplifies community building.
Prints of the posters can be purchased online through the Pedal Craft shop.
Photography by Jack London.
Take a peek inside locals’ shopping bags and learn how they use health and beauty products in everyday life.
Occupation: Owner of Elements of Hair
Her neighborhood: Downtown Phoenix
Where spotted: Phoenix Natural Medicine and Detox Center
What she purchased:
• Green Machine juice (celery, cucumber, spinach, kale,
grapefruit, apple, ginger)
Why she chose these products: I juice at home, but it’s nice they have this place here so I can just come in, and they do it for me. I bought (IntestiMax) because I was on antibiotics and wanted to try something soothing for the intestinal tract. It’s a natural product made up of herbs and amino acids that supports colon health.
Her must-have: I love the juice because it’s delicious and it gives me a ton of energy. The best way I can describe it is it just tastes fresh, and it has a ton of nutrients inside. You cannot sit and consume this amount of vegetables, so it’s really a powerhouse of energy and nutrients.
How she benefits: The juice is giving me vitamins, antioxidants, and it boosts the immune system a great deal. It contains an assortment of vegetables, including kale, which I know is one of the vegetables with the most antioxidants. I haven’t been sick with a cold or anything for about three years, and I believe it’s because of all the juicing I do. (IntestiMax) will help my digestive system. In the body, if digestion is not working properly, nothing else really works.
Why they fit her style: These will help to me live a healthy, active lifestyle and help me get through the day with plenty of energy. I don’t get that afternoon slump like I used to thanks to these kinds of products.
Some news items don’t need translation. That’s why DPJ launched the From the Wire series, so we could serve the destinations here by posting information and announcements – in their own words.
Community Alliance of Seventh Avenue is Formed
In the effort to continue the revitalization and beautification of the Melrose District and its surrounding neighborhoods, the Seventh Avenue Merchants Association (SAMA) is eager to announce the formation of the Community Alliance of Seventh Avenue (CASA).
“We are excited to perpetuate the positive work that has already been done in the Melrose District,” says CASA President, Meghan Olesen. “By working together we can continue to build a unique and vibrant area.”
CASA was formed to create a strong alliance between the residents of Pierson Place, Woodlea/Melrose, Grandview and Carnation Neighborhood Associations; as well as the Seventh Avenue Merchants Association with the goal of facilitating pedestrian friendly beautification projects that are mutually beneficial to the diverse population that reside, work and play in the Melrose District.
“Woodlea Melrose residents are excited to continue our partnership with SAMA in a way that focuses on the community as a whole,” added Pam Pawlowski, Woodlea Melrose Neighborhood Association Vice Chair. “We can’t wait to get project ideas from our neighbors. Their involvement is important to the overall success!”
“Pierson Place is delighted to be part of new improvements on 7th Ave! The projects to date are a testament to what great things neighbors can accomplish when working together, and we look forward to continuing that trend. We know that improving our border is equally important to adjacent neighborhoods and business districts alike. No doubt our residents will enjoy this opportunity!” Charles Jones, President, Pierson Place Historic District.
The Community Alliance of Seventh Avenue Board is interested to hear all project ideas, big and small. Residents and community members are encouraged to contact the board with project ideas they can consider for implementation.
For more information please contact Meghan Olesen at 480.703.2620 or email email@example.com.
Photo credit: Jack London