Friday, April 8, 2005
Fashion Forward: Sparkles and Batiks
When you live in a hot spot like South Florida, standing out in a crowd isn't always easy. But in tonight's fashion forward, we found two places that promise you'll never see the same outfit twice. Here's the Nighteam's Shireen Sandoval with more.
WSVN -- Full skirts, cropped jackets, Boho chic.
Sure, spring trends are fabulous but - let's face it, everybody's wearing them. So this season, to stand out, step on into "Designed by Me."
Tami Aizenstat from Designed by Me: "You can customize the shirts to fit your every mood or your desire."
This Coral Gables store is making a craft out of the swarofsky crystal craze.
Tami: "It's fashion forward because you see it everywhere."
Just bring in your favorite article of clothing - or buy one of theirs- and you're on your way to making a one-of-a-kind masterpiece.
Tami: "You can put whatever saying you want and it's really nice and in the department store you have to buy what's there."
Not to mention, at design by me, you'll save a dime by making your own designs.
Tami: "You can come into our store, bring your favorite pair of jeans that fit great, and for a fraction of the cost, we can crystalize them for you."
From purses to flip-flops to cell phones and more - hey, anything could use a little sparkle.
Tami: "Anything can be crystalized to be great."
At HiHo Batik, they are also doin the one-of-a-kind thing by using an old art form. Combine a little wax with a little die and they are givin South Florida staples a whole new look.
Julia Silver from HiHo Batik: "Everyone is wearing the same thing. Here you get a chance to stand out and be an individual."
And who wouldn't stand out in this loud mouth logo. Pair it with a flirty floral skirt and you've got that edgy chic thing goin on.
Julia: "Right now it's all about skulls, and hearts with cross bones, everyone like the skulls right now."
Or for something sweeter- strawberries always do the trick.
From comfy lounge wear to sexier mini skirts - you'll never want to be without a piece from hiho batik - not even while you sleep.
Julia: "We are branching out into the home and we are incorporating pillows and bedding which will be great for any kids room or just a beautiful colorful room in the house."
Hiho Batik and Design by Me both host parties as well so if you want to have a birthday party there or even a bridal shower, they'll accomodate you.
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
6909 Biscayne Blvd.
Miami FL, 33138
Designed By Me
5802 Sunset Drive
Miami, FL 33143