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Out on a Lim (with fashionable Phillip)

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Provocative, utilitarian and deliciously modern: that's how I would describe fashion designer Phillip Lim's creations.  More>>

Fabulously Fat (the return of the low & wide heel)

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I'll never forget the first time I met Jordana Green. She was beautiful and not just on the outside. She was standing across the newsroom with a big smile on her face. The first word that popped into my mind was "gamine." More>>

Kool Kicks

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Okay, ladies...it's time to blow the whistle and cry "foul" on your high-heel sneaker wedges; even your throwback Chuck Taylor's need a time-out, too. More>>

The Softer Side of Structured Fashion (featuring Donna Karan)

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Even though Donna Karan's eyes were bright and clear, they were aggressively smudged with dark black eye-liner: a signature look she's worn for years. Unfortunately, the make-up prevented me from getting a good read on her. At least, from across the room, where I was inconveniently standing.Donna was in town to promote her shop-in-shop (pictured in the blog) at Saks Fifth Avenue in Bal Harbour. She was also presenting her 2014 Spring Collection to a handful of Miami fashionistas at the SLS H... More>>

The Perfect Pair of Pants (boyfriend style)

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I remember my first kiss like it was yesterday. It was with DJ, my best buddy and neighbor. We were in the fifth grade. We'd started our weekly play date on the swing set like normal, but then he suggested an unsuspecting game of tag.
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The Elegant Espadrille

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I have this recurring fantasy that I'm driving up the Pacific Coast Highway in California, trying to make it to Santa Barbara before the sun sets. I'm driving a classic red Oldsmobile convertible.
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Get A Piece Of The Rock

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I first discovered jewelry designer Josette Redwolf on social media a few years ago. I found her pieces beyond intriguing; not to mention the fact that they were big, bold and beautiful. I was attracted to their earthy quality, too. More>>

Give Harem Pants A Chance

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When the cool, cotton-cinched sack was delivered to my office, I was immediately intrigued. It was soft, supple and seemed to have something sexy stuffed inside it. As I released the drawstring and tipped over its top, a major amount of material made its way out. I wasn't sure how it happened, but once it stopped its dramatic tumble, it tamed its way into a terrific pair of harem pants. More>>

T's With Personality

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Long gone are the days of the classic white button-down shirt. I know, I know: for some of you, it's a hard pill to swallow, BUT it doesn't have to be.
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Jump Into Style

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The jumpsuit didn't always belong to fashion. It started out as a costume of sorts, to protect aviators from the cold. Then, it quickly became the standard uniform for parachute jumpers to wear when leaping out of perfectly good planes.
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Wrapped In Fashion

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Forty years ago, a young aspiring fashion designer by the name of Diane von Furstenberg created the wrap dress. The fashion elite of New York City were said to be blasé about it.
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The Uber-Chic Tongue & Cheek

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If Carrie, Samantha, Charlotte and Miranda were still wearing designer duds and dishing the deets on their dudes, they'd definitely be doing it on Miami Beach at "The Uber-Chic Tongue Cheek."
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The Bag Lady

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Becoming an entertainment reporter was something I'd always dreamed of doing, but snagging the illustrious title of "The Bag Lady" along with it, well, uh, not so much. More>>

Flogging Along Just Fine

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Before I start therapy, I always introduce myself like this: "Hi. I'm Shireen Sandoval and I'm a shoe-a-holic." More>>

The Most Intriguing Accessory of 2014

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When the holidays are over, I always have a bit of a glitz and glamour withdrawal. Especially, as I tuck away my sparkly jewelry and bedazzled clothing reserved only for wear during what I call "The Golden Weeks."Those are the days that fill up the time between Thanksgiving through New Year's.
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the little things ... (based on true events)

Friday, November 1st - 2013 It was like a scene out of a zombie movie, as hundreds of people flooded out of the Los Angeles International Airport and walked on foot to get to a safe place. I was one of them. I knew there had been some kind of shooting inside terminal 3 of LAX, but information was scarce because I had been flying (en route) from Miami to LA, with a brief diversion to Phoenix, when the drama unfolded. More>>

Dressed to Kill

I never thought having sex with a sports car, owning two pet Cheetahs and knocking off a slew of men that 'I just couldn't deal with anymore' would cure me of a dark depression, but it did. Matter-of-fact, it made me delightfully giddy. It all went down a few weeks ago. There I was, sitting at my desk, an uninspired fashion blogger staring at a blinking cursor and a blank computer screen. More>>

Tied Up

When I think about getting Tied Up for fashion, it's more of, say, a fantasy. Don't worry, this isn't a blog about baring it all for bondage. Although, I am open to all types of fashion. Instead, it's a story of make believe, cuz every girl's gotta dream. Once upon a time, in a stylish land far, far away ...Shireen didn't eat Taco Bell or Jalapeño Cheetos (her favorite snack food.)
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The Bold, Bushy & The Beautiful

I took my pants off, put my paper panties on and slid sideways onto the table. It was sticky and crunchy. I wasn't sure if it was from the red pleather the table was upholstered in or the waxy 'use it once and toss it' medical paper my butt had just annihilated while schooching to the center of the table. Probably both.
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#ThePerfectSophisticatedSelfie

Sharing our private lives has never been so public. Matter-of-fact, in our 'Instagram, Twitter and Facebook' kind of world, over-sharing is a way of life. Everyday, I watch friends and strangers post pictures of their family, food, festivities, fashions, pets, plants and professions. But, what I see most on social media?
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Oprah, Undressed

Oprah and I collided pretty hard - literally. It happened when she was eagerly stepping out of her interview suite and I was eagerly stepping in. We ran into each other face-first. We ended up in this weird, armless, hugging position. It was really awkward. Both of us retreated and apologized. More>>

Sexify Your Feet

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There are certain things people say to you when you're a girl that undeniably shape who you become as a woman. My grandmother was one of those people.
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  • Cape Fear

    Cape Fear

    Okay, so, there are a lot of different ways I could go with this blog. I'll get to that in a minute, but first things first. Did you know Capesare in? Yes,Capes, as in Superman, Batman, Dracula and Cinderella, respectively. I know, I know. I rolled my eyes when I first heard the news, too.
    Okay, so, there are a lot of different ways I could go with this blog. I'll get to that in a minute, but first things first. Did you know Capesare in? Yes,Capes, as in Superman, Batman, Dracula and Cinderella, respectively. I know, I know. I rolled my eyes when I first heard the news, too.
  • Southwest Style In (Depp)th

    Southwest Style In (Depp)th

    His lips were moving, but I'm not altogether sure what Johnny Depp was saying. While he peppered me with small talk, I was busy staring past him into the vast desert of New Mexico. It was more beautiful than I had remembered. Even though I live, work and consider Miami home, I'm originally from The Land of Enchantment and I hadn't been back in years.
    His lips were moving, but I'm not altogether sure what Johnny Depp was saying. While he peppered me with small talk, I was busy staring past him into the vast desert of New Mexico. It was more beautiful than I had remembered. Even though I live, work and consider Miami home, I'm originally from The Land of Enchantment and I hadn't been back in years.
  • You L-E-D up my life

    You L-E-D up my life

    The Fourth of July on Miami Beach blows, literally. Everyone and their brother (and cousin, for that matter) buys a handful of fireworks, heads to the surf and sand and with reckless abandon, proceeds to "blow shit up" (that's my favorite line from the movie GI Jane.) Don't get me wrong, I love it when families come out and enjoy the big, sparkly, heart-pounding, "ah look at that one," fireworks show. It's the hours after that I hate.
    The Fourth of July on Miami Beach blows, literally. Everyone and their brother (and cousin, for that matter) buys a handful of fireworks, heads to the surf and sand and with reckless abandon, proceeds to "blow shit up" (that's my favorite line from the movie GI Jane.) Don't get me wrong, I love it when families come out and enjoy the big, sparkly, heart-pounding, "ah look at that one," fireworks show. It's the hours after that I hate.
  • "You're on, KNUCKLEHEAD!"

    "You're on, KNUCKLEHEAD!"

    I'll never forget the first time I was on television. I was petrified and that's putting it mildly. I was a hot mess and I'm not talking about in a ghetto fabulous kind of way. I was sweating so profusely, I became aware of certain crevaces on my body I didn't even know I had.
    I'll never forget the first time I was on television. I was petrified and that's putting it mildly. I was a hot mess and I'm not talking about in a ghetto fabulous kind of way. I was sweating so profusely, I became aware of certain crevaces on my body I didn't even know I had.
  • The Gallant Gladiator

    The Gallant Gladiator

    The Gallant Gladiatora blog story... I know it didn't happen in slow motion but it felt that way. My feet danced around me; forward and backward, up and down, side to side. My body lunged in different directions, twisting and turning, in what I thought was a dazzling display of agility. So, imagine my surprise when my enemy sunk her dagger straight into my heart. I gasped in pain and my body grew limp. After she stabbed me, she pulled me close and whispered: "Rest in peaceGallant Gladi...
    The Gallant Gladiatora blog story... I know it didn't happen in slow motion but it felt that way. My feet danced around me; forward and backward, up and down, side to side. My body lunged in different directions, twisting and turning, in what I thought was a dazzling display of agility. So, imagine my surprise when my enemy sunk her dagger straight into my heart. I gasped in pain and my body grew limp. After she stabbed me, she pulled me close and whispered: "Rest in peaceGallant Gladi...
  • The Widow Hat

    The Widow Hat

    The Widow HatThe Widow Hat
    The rain beat down so hard on the windshield it was like God himself was mad. May didn't care though, she kept driving under the moody, black sky. She was eager to embrace her new motto: "Live each day as if it were my last." Actually, it was more than a motto; it was part of her life-changing epiphany.
    The rain beat down so hard on the windshield it was like God himself was mad. May didn't care though, she kept driving under the moody, black sky. She was eager to embrace her new motto: "Live each day as if it were my last." Actually, it was more than a motto; it was part of her life-changing epiphany.
  • Falling for Winklepickers ...

    Falling for Winklepickers ...

    Saturday, June 15 2013 2:20 PM EDT2013-06-15 18:20:08 GMT
    I didn't notice him at first - but once I realized he was staring at me from across the room - I was a goner. He was beautiful. Smoldering really. Sure the place was packed, but our mutual attraction made me feel like I was the only girl in the world. He was subtle, I'd give him that and unusual. I'd never seen anything like him. Maybe a few cheap knock-off's but for the most part, I knew I had spotted a true original.
    I didn't notice him at first - but once I realized he was staring at me from across the room - I was a goner. He was beautiful. Smoldering really. Sure the place was packed, but our mutual attraction made me feel like I was the only girl in the world. He was subtle, I'd give him that and unusual. I'd never seen anything like him. Maybe a few cheap knock-off's but for the most part, I knew I had spotted a true original.
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  • Court won't review Michael Jackson doctor's case

    Court won't review Michael Jackson doctor's case

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 10:54 PM EDT2014-04-24 02:54:34 GMT
    The California Supreme Court refused Wednesday to review the involuntary manslaughter conviction of Michael Jackson's doctor, rejecting his lawyer's petition without comment.
    The California Supreme Court refused Wednesday to review the involuntary manslaughter conviction of Michael Jackson's doctor, rejecting his lawyer's petition without comment.
  • Ohio women held captive seek Joan Rivers' apology

    Ohio women held captive seek Joan Rivers' apology

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 8:44 PM EDT2014-04-24 00:44:21 GMT
    Attorneys for two women held in a Cleveland home and abused for a decade say Joan Rivers should apologize for comparing living in her daughter's guest room with the captivity they experienced.
    Attorneys for two women held in a Cleveland home and abused for a decade say Joan Rivers should apologize for comparing living in her daughter's guest room with the captivity they experienced.
  • Theater producer denies sex abuse claim

    Theater producer denies sex abuse claim

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 7:54 PM EDT2014-04-23 23:54:19 GMT
    A theater producer sued by a man accusing several Hollywood figures of sexual assault is denying the allegations or that he was in Hawaii when the alleged abuse happened.
    Lawyers for a theater producer on Wednesday denied sexual abuse claims made against their client in a lawsuit by a man who has leveled similar allegations against other entertainment industry figures.
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