Getting Cozy with the My Home Fashion Boutique Team

Here is an opportunity to get to know the My Home Fashion Boutique team:

Dana, Alex, Ammy, and Caro

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DANA

1.    Describe yourself in 5 words.  

Funny. Strong. Kind. Dynamic. Diverse. Opinionated

2.    What’s your role at My Home-Fashion Boutique?

General Manager and Buyer.

3.    What made you decide to go into fashion?

It just kind of naturally evolved and is a second nature gift and passion.

4.    Who is your fashion icon/inspiration?

It has always been my mother.

5.    Who is your favorite designer from My Home-Fashion Boutique and why?  

I really appreciate the design lines of Rudsak but I can’t say I have a favorite because each designer brings something different.

6.    What is your favorite thing about My Home-Fashion Boutique?

I love that our inside atmosphere is so very unique. The design element will not be found anywhere else in Miami.

7.    What are your three favorite pieces from My Home-Fashion Boutique and where would you wear them?   

I think ALL of our clothes can be worn just about anywhere because a person can dress things up or down. I love the n:Philanthropy Harlow t-shirt. I’m actually obsessed a little with it.   The LaMarque fish tail cross back silk cami or the suede version is GREAT TOO!   The tuxedo jacket by the Kooples is something I can’t do without at the moment.  All of these pieces can be worn absolutely ANYWHERE!

8.    What would you want people to know about My Home-Fashion Boutique?  

That each member of our team brings very special qualities and fashion talents that make us special. A lot of thought, care and heart goes into choosing collections for our clients and guests and we take pride in presenting local designers as well as designers that are strong in creativity and skill that are not overly saturated in the market.

9.    If you can pick any city to shop around in the world, what city would it be and why?

Easily Milan.

 

ALEX

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1.    Describe yourself in 5 words.  

Optimistic, Witty, Sincere, Passionate, and Philosophical.

2.    What’s your role at My Home-Fashion Boutique?

I work mainly on the floor as a sales associate and moonlight as a blogger for the My Home Fashion Boutique website.

3.    What made you decide to go into fashion?

When I realized that people made money doing things I loved and was talented at, and so much more.

4.    Who is your fashion icon/inspiration?

I love the effortless style of Charlotte Gainsbourg. She makes great, unexpected fashion choices and chic statement looks with a minimal number of pieces.

5.    Who is your favorite designer from My Home-Fashion Boutique and why?  

My favorite designer in the boutique would be The Kooples. The fabrics and details are incredible and the lookbooks are to die for, every look is more desirable than the next, I’m so happy we carry them at the store.

6.    What is your favorite thing about My Home-Fashion Boutique?

My favorite part of the store is getting to know all these fantastic new designers and seeing the customers respond so well to their forward ideas.  

7.    What are your three favorite pieces from My Home-Fashion Boutique and where would you wear them?   

My first favorite is this Nisse linen jumpsuit with thick leather straps, color blocking, and wide pants. It’s comfy and shows just the right amount of skin and fashion forward thinking for a night out in Miami. My second are these mint green wide legs pants from Nisse with a tie-front and skirt back. The way the back flows when you’re walking makes you look so dreamy, so these would definitely be date night pants. My final favorite piece is a black cotton off the shoulder button-down mini dress from Above Mediocre Taste. It’s such a timeless, and versatile little black dress, I would wear it to work and hopefully inspire other customers to want to explore our selection more.

8.    What would you want people to know about My Home-Fashion Boutique?  

I would want people to know all about the events we hold at the store and know that some of the best pieces that you can’t find anywhere else in Miami might be coming to the store via a trunk show one day soon.

9.    If you can pick any city to shop around in the world, what city would it be and why?

While I’m tempted to go with Paris and emulate my favorite style icon, I’ll choose Milan so I can feel like my current style obsession, Zendaya. I love seeing Zendaya styled in Dolce and Gabbana’s looks and would love to shop pieces that have that cool Italian vacation feel.

10.    What's something most people don't know about you?

Before I moved to New York to start college I had never seen snow in real life!

 

AMMY

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1.    Describe yourself in 5 words.  

Quick-witted. Eclectic. Organized. Monochromatic. Tech-savvy.

2.    What’s your role at My Home-Fashion Boutique?

My role at the store is handling all the social media accounts and photographing the products.

3.    What made you decide to go into fashion?

I come from a family of pattern makers, upholsters, silk screeners, and seamstresses so seeing the industry side of it really caught my eye.

4.    Who is your fashion icon/inspiration?

Chloe Sevigny.

5.    Who is your favorite designer from My Home-Fashion Boutique and why?  

The Kooples. The brand always feature real-life couples in their ads and their clothing has a unisex feel to it.  

6.    What is your favorite thing about My Home-Fashion Boutique?

My favorite thing about My Home Fashion Boutique is the focus on creating a unique shopping experience for customers and setting that ambience.

7.    What are your three favorite pieces from My Home-Fashion Boutique and where would you wear them?   

Three of my favorites pieces at the boutique would be the Rudsak bara heels, Jaggar Footwear’s point flat, and the Maverick jumpsuit from Rudsak. The best part of all these pieces is that they’re versatile and can be worn to most occasions like happy hour, date night and even work.

8.    What would you want people to know about My Home-Fashion Boutique?  

That we offer free alterations on your first purchase! Now that’s the cherry on top.

9.    If you can pick any city to shop around in the world, what city would it be and why?

Definitely Tokyo. There’s various subcultures with different views on style. It’s nice to see everyone’s take on fashion.

10.    What's something most people don't know about you?

I’m 26 and I still don’t know how to ride a bike.

 

CARO

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1.    Describe yourself in 5 words.  

This is a difficult one…I’m loyal, hardworking, kind, calm, and patient.

2.    What’s your role at My Home-Fashion Boutique?

My role at My Home Fashion Boutique is sales associate and until recently, a blogger.

3.    What made you decide to go into fashion?

I always loved playing dress- up and dressing up my Barbies, not a hair out of place. When I got older, I was introduced to classic movies and was always fascinated by how character’s development and journey was reflected in their wardrobe choice. Costumes and fashion have always made a big difference in movies, it withstands the test of time. To make a long story short, I always loved fashion and dressing up and I’m so glad I can make a career out of it.

4.    Who is your fashion icon/inspiration?

I have many fashion icons and inspirations.  I love classical women and their effortless chicness for example, Audrey Hepburn, Sophia Loren, Katherine Hepburn, Grace Kelly, and Rita Hayworth.

5.    Who is your favorite designer from My Home-Fashion Boutique and why?  

It varies but right now, I’m going to have to go with Rachel Zoe. I truly love the pieces we have from her collection. They are all feminine, trendy, and classic.

6.    What is your favorite thing about My Home-Fashion Boutique?

My favorite thing about My Home-Fashion Boutique is the decor and ambience. It is one of those boutiques you can spend hours in and lose track of time. It is very cozy which embodies the true concept of the boutique.  

7.    What are your three favorite pieces from My Home-Fashion Boutique and where would you wear them?   

My first piece is a pale pink pleated cold should blouse from Greylin. I love the color, the color is the first thing I always consider when choosing a piece. This color is a classic, feminine and currently trending. I would wear it during the day for a daytime event or outing accompanied with a slim pencil skirt or trousers.  The second piece is a white ruffle trim off-shoulder cotton blouse. This blouse has a flattering fit and the ruffles are not overpowering. With the right accessories, it can be worn day or night. The last piece are the spring step suede taupe ankle booties. This booties are known to be comfortable and versatile and in the fashion world, that is not possible. I would wear these in the day time or if you are planning to travel to Europe and walk everywhere.

8.    What would you want people to know about My Home-Fashion Boutique?  

I want people to know that it is a warm and inviting boutique with outstanding and memorable customer service. We treat and greet guests like friends we have not seen in ages, our motto really is “welcome to my home”.

9.    If you can pick any city to shop around in the world, what city would it be and why?

Just one?  I would be pick Rome, Italy. I love Italy with its abundance of rich and captivating history, meticulous craftsmanship and culture. After my delightful shopping trip, I would definitely take a car and drive to my rented quaint Tuscan villa and sit and enjoy a classic and smooth wine from Montepulciano.

10.    What's something most people don't know about you?

Something people don’t know about me is that I am a hardcore gamer girl. Just give me a good video/computer game with a great plot, exciting characters and phenomenal graphics and I’ll be playing that all day.

Who We Are | My Home Fashion Boutique

1. Why is the store called My Home Fashion? It sounds like it's a home furniture store.

As we say, home is where the closet is! And our home is where we want you to feel relaxed exploring our selection of local, emerging and ethical designers. My Home Fashion Boutique provides a unique shopping experience, allowing you to browse our collection in a beautiful, minimalist space. Our store makes you feel like you are shopping at a friend's home – inviting, relaxing, and fun, the no stress zone is more than just a meme here.

2. What brands do you carry?

From local designers like Sen to international high-end powerhouses like Hudson and James Jeans, we’re always on the lookout for the next big names who can sit with, and be the next, tried and true of luxury fashion. We’re particularly fond of brands like Acler, who develop their designs over 12 months and give a fresh and sculptural take on minimalist design, and Félicité, a Miami based designer that’s known for her staple pieces and donating 10% of her online sales to charities that support women, children, and animals. The new frontier in fashion is here at My Home Fashion Boutique and we’re excited to share it with you.

3. What makes My Home Fashion Boutique different from other fashion boutiques? 

Come to My Home Fashion Boutique for the modern shopping experience and stay for the perks! Our team outshines Hollywood’s best in personal styling and shopping and provides great amenities to our loyalists like home delivery and alterations. We’ll even track down an item that you #needlovewant! Check out our blog and Instagram for announcements of special events, trunk shows, and updates on how to join us in our philanthropic journey with charities and our local community.

LEFT: LAMARQUE leather shell top, Cindy Zales bracelet, Nisse tie-front pants. RIGHT: Bee Inspired Jewelry.

LEFT: LAMARQUE leather shell top, Cindy Zales bracelet, Nisse tie-front pants. RIGHT: Bee Inspired Jewelry.

4. Where do you buy your merchandise?

Since we’re such big fans of tradeshows in the store it should come as no surprise that we hit up the best in the New York and Los Angeles markets to find the best and brightest in emerging and established designers, always with the My Home Fashionista in mind.

5. How do you work with emerging designers in the more consumer and supply chain conscious retail environment today?

It’s all in the selection and forward thinking of our buying team. My Home Fashion Boutique is diligently curated with designers who employ artisans from across the globe for their hand-made work in small batches, reversible dresses that reduce consumerism, and labels that donate 10% of their online sales to select charities. At My Home Fashion, guilt-free shopping in apparel, footwear, and accessories is a click and stone’s throw away.

LEFT: LEATHERBAGSINC. clutch. RIGHT: Cristófolio leather shoes.

LEFT: LEATHERBAGSINC. clutch. RIGHT: Cristófolio leather shoes.

6. How do I find out when the new collections are in the store?

As The Byrds sang, “there is a season, turn, turn, turn…” and by that, I mean turn to the My Home Fashion blog and Instagram for updates on when we have a new season and new arrivals available to shop.

7. How is the My Home Fashion blog any different the countless other fashion and lifestyle blogs online today?

The My Home Fashion blog is as unique as the store itself and will cover not only the store’s collections and events, but pop culture’s fashion moments, personal style and style tips, the local lifestyle, and the work we do with our community. Plus, whatever we think is jumping off the cool charts and must be shared. The My Home Fashion team comes from all walks of life and we each bring our own distinct points of view to every blog and Instagram post, so stick with us!

LEFT: Guadalupe 100% natural silk long poncho. RIGHT: Nisse top, Rudsak cargo pants, Hint bracelets.

LEFT: Guadalupe 100% natural silk long poncho. RIGHT: Nisse top, Rudsak cargo pants, Hint bracelets.

8. How do you know what your customers will like?

We have the awesome opportunity to meet so many of our loyal customers and really hone our choices of what to offer. Any designer worth their salt knows the value of a trunk show and will praise the opportunity to gain knowledge directly from their core customers. Be sure to check out our blog and Instagram for updates on the next trunk show events coming to the store.

9. What can My Home Fashion achieve for emerging designers?

My Home Fashion Boutique gives visibility to emerging designer, both local and abroad. And sales to boot! With events that feature luxurious collections, a great atmosphere, the great company of established high-end designers, and of course light bites and light sips, it’s an introduction that’s sure to stay with customers.

10. Can I be a part of My Home Fashion Boutique without having my own collection?

The famed Simon Doonan started his illustrious career styling windows at a shop on Savile Row in London. Humble beginnings for some and a transformative experience for Simon. Our forever satirical slayer went even further to say that one can have a rewarding and fun experience in fashion, and be a part of My Home Fashion Boutique, without designing their own collection. There’s marketing (shot out to our own marketing whiz, Carolina), styling, window and in-store displays, and buying. Be like Simon and forge your own path. My Home Fashion might meet you along the road one day!

11. My Home Fashion got you feeling inspired?

We sure hope so! Whether it’s to stop by our store or e-commerce site to peruse our coveted designer’s pieces or tagging us with your My Home Fashion ensemble, we want to hear from you! Write us a testimonial or snap and send us your unique style. We love seeing the creativity that comes when our customers put their own spin on our designers’ core pieces that can be dressed up or down, or channel Jane Birkin in high-end French style inspired denim.

Written by Alexandria Bain

Paying HOME age to My Home Fashion Boutique’s Influential Designers

My Home-Fashion Boutique is proud to currently feature these exclusive savvy chic and trend setting designers. These prestigious brands have been able to consistently appeal to the masses and manage to have them coming back for more, creating loyal clients and making long lasting bonds. Here are four designers that I think have withstood the test of fashion and have come out on top and perhaps even better than before:

 

1. GET TO KNOW THE ZOE

Rachel Zoe is a renowned A-List stylist, savvy entrepreneur, critically acclaimed writer, and recently, chic fashion designer. Starting out as an editor, with no fashion formal training, she has quickly become one of the most influential people in the fashion industry today. While venturing out on her own, she managed to acquire A-list clients such as Cameron Diaz, Kate Hudson, Eva Mendes, Anne Hathaway, and Jennifer Lawrence, to name a few.

Even before My Home Fashion Boutique started to carry Rachel Zoe, I was an avid fan of The Rachel Zoe Project. Every outfit she wore was fresh, effortless, and well put together.  She could come out in a trash bag and somehow make it look shabby chic!  Her collections reflect her effortless taste.  One of my favorites from her recent collection is the Red Suzette fitted dress.

This knee length lace dress is a ravishing bright cheery red with cap sleeves. The lace pattern of the dress speaks for itself. The dress is a bit form fitting, but it is flattering on the body. The classic look of red, like red lipstick, never goes out of style.  Not to mention, this dress makes accessorizing super easy depending on the occasion; whether it be date night, a cocktail party or even to your godson’s Baptism. It can be accompanied with metallic accessories such as silver or gold studs and maybe a cocktail ring to give it some OOMPH.

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2. KEEN ON THE KOOPLES

It was in 2008, three ambitious French Brothers, Alexandre, Laurent and Raphael Elicha, founded The Kooples and captivated Europe. This house’s philosophy is all about re-inventing the traditional craftsmanship of British tailoring and infusing contemporary and fresh silhouettes with classic Parisian aesthetics for men and women. The Kooples, while still young, has made a lasting impression.

While I not had the pleasure of being introduced to The Kooples before our trunk show, they managed to gain a new admirer that very day. I already have so many favorites from them that it was extremely difficult choosing one! Though, I did end up falling for the Black silk crepe dress with the ladybird print. It was made with a draped cut combined with pleats and lace inserts. It’s not hard to see why it is one of their best sellers.  The fit is so flattering that it can be worn to both formal and informal events. The vivid colors on the dress make choosing any combination of accessories endless. The ladybird, dragonfly and butterfly combo pattern is subtle and not at all unpleasant or busy.

My only issue was that I needed an XS, if one can call it an issue ;). This dress is one to have in your closet for ages to come!  This innovative and fresh brand is currently available at My Home Fashion Boutique.

 

3. DEMONSTRATING DAVID AUBREY

Founded in 1996, David Aubrey has presented whimsical, bold and timeless pieces for years. David Aubrey’s jewelry is meticulously crafted by U.S skilled artisans who use natural elements and precious stones in each piece. This brand also celebrates the influencer led movement, #MadeinAmerica. David Aubrey has been handcrafting with precious stones for years and now has that down to a science. My favorite piece from them is the 22” Necklace with river stones, black agate marble and brass beads. This bold piece is one of my choices simply because it adds a bit of the boho chic vibe to any minimalist outfits. It is a versatile piece for every look and occasion, from Sunday brunches with the in-laws to trips to the grocery store and encountering the hottie in aisle 9.   

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4. ROOTING FOR RUDSAK

Canadian brand Rudsak has been known for 20 years as the embodiment of rebellious spirit. The brand is influenced by art, music, and design. All the accessories, bags, apparel, outerwear, and footwear are crafted using the finest luxe leather, furs, and fabrics. One of their pieces that we carry at My Home Fashion is the Maverick Jumpsuit.

It should be an official rule that every woman have at least one black jumpsuit in her closet.  THIS is that jumpsuit. I adore it for three reasons: style, fit, and color. The style is a sleeveless deep V neck with crossover front, defined waist and a wide leg.  It is also accompanied by a leather belt to cinch the wait.  The side of the jumpsuit, near the midriff has sheer inserts to give it that subtle and sexy vibe.  The bottom is a form flattering fit, while the top half is a bit loose and comfortable. This classic outfit epitomizes versatility, from boho chic, minimalistic, to rock star edgy. The jumpsuit can be accompanied with funky heels for nighttime and cute sandals for the day.

All these brands were chosen with precise consideration and care. They each have their own unique aesthetic and available to anyone with a certain preference or desire to venture out of their comfort zone. Currently available at My Home Fashion Boutique.

Written by Carolina Garcia-Casal

Walk Out On Cancer | March 23, 2017

Walk Out On Cancer is a county-wide campaign happening on Thursday, March 23rd. We are encouraging all local hospitals, large and small private corporations and our schools everywhere across Broward County to take a break, get moving and “walk out on cancer.” This movement will be covered on social media, newspapers, radio and television. A minimal donation is appreciated from each person participating, and we’re asking that all videos and pictures be added to #walkoutoncancer. You can be a part of this!

Just go to www.facebook.com/walkoutoncanceracs and like, share, comment and ask for others to do the same. Join Broward with a minimal donation through www.walkoutoncancer.org, and make a difference!

Any donations of $100+ or more will automatically be entered into a My Home Fashion Boutique raffle (donors must provide proof). The winner will receive the same $$ amount discount off their next purchase (on regulary priced items) as what was donated. The discount will apply for the month of April.