Local Fashionistas Have a New Place to PLAY!
By Tyrina Neely
Sep 14, 2011 - 9:47:10 AM
Once a year, fashion enthusiasts in
many metropolitan cities worldwide are treated to the ultimate night out
filled with late night shopping parties, celebrities, makeovers and
complimentary gifts galore.
This year’s Fashion’s Night Out, held
on Thursday September 8 coincided with my birthday. I took it as a sign
from the fashion gods that perhaps it was time to add a few new pieces
to my wardrobe arsenal. Then came the dilemma, where to shop locally?
this year didn’t find me in New York City trolling the streets of
Madison Avenue hob-nobbing with the likes of Andre Leon Talley and
Rachel Zoe and drooling over limited edition pieces, I decided to hunt
for the best in what our local retail stores had to offer. I found a
fashion gem in the newly opened retail store Play.
Located in the
International Bazaar on Bay Street, Play officially opened it’s doors
in June of this year and carries clothing, shoes and accessories. You
can shop brands including Free People, Motel Rocks, DV by Dolce Vita and
Kenneth Jay Lane at affordable price points ranging from $10 to $249.
by local fashion enthusiasts Karla Wells and Aliya Allen, the store
carries items for every woman. Here’s a little more on Play from
co-owner Karla Wells and her take on what’s hot for the fall season.
What type of woman shops at Play?
PLAY we don't target one particular sense of style, we carry pieces
that range from hippie to edgy and most things in between. Some looks
require some suggesting, and once customers try certain pieces on
they're sold. We always encourage our customers to take a hearty look
while in store.
What items can we expect to shop for fall?
this year is littered with lace and warm tones. Oranges, burgundies and
earthy looks. Most of the designers we carry reside in regions that
experience a true change in seasons so we've been mindful to carry
pieces which suit our climate.
What are your top 3 fashion must-haves of the moment?
American and Western inspired pieces are huge right now, and we
wouldn’t be a top notch boutique if we didn’t offer these items to our
Three of our favorite pieces of the moment are:
Moose skin moccasins. Moccasins are perfect for so many occasions ranging from work to the movies to Aura.
The Long horn necklace by LAS Jewelry. This long necklace, features the
mock skull of a texas longhorn cattle and comes in gold, and gun
metal/silver – one look and you know it’s certain to be a conversation
The Cabin Fever Dress by For Love & Lemons (FLL). FLL
is an Australian line, and is clearly inspired by life down under. This
bell sleeve open back black dress is accented with antlers.
Tyrina Talks Fashion
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