Thursday, January 16, 2003
More Bang for Your Buck: Fashion
Fashion is very important in South Florida. But there's nothing cool about spending a lot for the latest styles. We'll show you some financial short cuts to becoming "Tres Chic".
(WSVN) -- Even though you've probably never seen Christina Cellini - her work is everywhere.
She says, "The magazines I have worked for are Ocean Drive, People, People Espanol, Mens Health, Italian Elle and Seventeen Magazine."
This fashion stylist on Miami Beach works with a very fashionable clientele.
Christina says, "I style models or celebrities, Paulina Rubio, Lauryn Hill, Daisy Fuentes, MSN, Lilli Estafan."
But - for someone who works with the hottest trend setters, you might be surprised to hear where this fashionista finds her fashions. Christina recommends hitting your own closet.
She says, "Ithink the biggest trend right now is making due with what you have in your wardrobe."
For instance, take those jeans you always wear.
Christina says, "If you want to liven up an old pair of jeans in your closet you can cut off the bottom and add a piece to the bottom of the jean."
For a night out on the town- you can really jazz up those jeans into something genuinly cool.
She says, "Take studs and put them on the bottom like by doing a design..or the edge of your pocket..or waist band."
if jeans aren't your thing, everybody in Florida wears flip-flops.
"Glue sequins on to the bit of the flip flop that goes around your foot, you can cut out a flower and glue it on to the top right in between the toe."
But for the "it" item of the moment don't look any further than your dresser drawer.
Christina says, "The most in thing, T-shirts, right now they are everywhere."
She adds, "Appliqué is in, monograms on a T-shirt, cutting your T-shirts up, making different necklines and putting on an appliqué on the top."
But Christina warns not to take your wardrobe too seriously.
She says, "It's always nice to mix fashion, whats fun about fashion is that we are allowed to mix."
And if it's not already in your closet - Christina recommends hitting craft shops and discount retailers for finding fashion trends at an affordable price.
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