Category Archives: Fashion

Handmade fashion, high fashion, nerdy, cute, harajuku and other awesome styles of fashion all covered here at the Pop Shop America blog. Because your style is your own.

What You Should and Shouldn’t Buy on AliExpress

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Alibaba and Aliexpress are like a great big mystery for a lot of US Shoppers. And it’s no wonder. It has a bit of a weird reputation. Just watch this weirdness summed up so well by John Oliver. And it can be a little confusing to navigate. It’s as busy as Amazon but has “shops” […]

Shop these To Die For Handmade Halloween Costumes

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This and other blog posts at Pop Shop America may contain affiliate links. You know my least favorite thing about Halloween? It’s those stale, cheap looking Halloween costumes. You know the ones that come from the Halloween supply store. They never fit right, there aren’t enough varieties, and the materials look cheap! They are no […]

5 Essential Oils that Can Transform Your Skin

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Just as our hair needs oil for better growth and health, your skin does too!  Essential oils have a number of healthy components in them. And different oils have different benefits. Essential Oils rejuvenate the skin and can help solve many skin issues as well. The idea of applying oil to the skin, especially when […]

Positive Impact in Style: Meet Tierra de los Artesanos

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Tucked inside the cutest shopping center in Eado is a new shop called Tierra de los Artesanos. It’s full of handcrafted goods that feel traditionally Mexican and fresh and modern too. The first time I stepped inside, I immediately fell in love. The walls were lined with photos of the artists whose goods you can […]

Neo-Bohemian Jewelry: Meet Houston’s Modern Artifacts

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The first time I met Heather Wobbe I came face to face with an Amazon Goddess. She is well dressed, friendly, and fun. And she also happens to be the tallest woman I’ve ever seen in real life! She is absolutely mesmerizing.  Her handcrafted jewelry line, Modern Artifacts, is mesmerizing too. Her jewelry is elegant, […]

ACONAV Highlights Native American Fashion from the Southwest

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I first met ACONAV designer Loren Aragon at Phoenix Fashion Week’s ‘Shop Garment District’ last year. The event was a teaser of emerging designers, in anticipation of PHXFW’s annual runway shows at Talking Stick Resort, which took place in October 2016. ACONAV was launched in 2008 in Phoenix, Arizona, by Loren and Valentina Aragon. Loren is […]

Flower Girl Charm: Handmade Dresses by Monbebe Lagos

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I’ve never seen anything more darling than the flower girl dresses by Monbebe Lagos! Florence Adeboye handcrafts gorgeous childrens dresses for parties, weddings, and other special occasions. Her Etsy shop is full of sweet, refined handmade dresses perfect for any little princess. I got to talk to Florence about her shop, being a maker, and all about […]

Emphatics Fashion Exhibit Opens at Phoenix Art Museum

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A few weeks ago, eager fashionistas and museum-goers in the Phoenix area, as well as a large group from Pittsburgh, flocked to Phoenix Art Museum for the grand opening of the exhibition Emphatics. Emphatics was a high-end lifestyle boutique in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and owned by James and Karin Legato. In the early 1960s, James started the business […]

Spoonsen Forksen – Upcycled Jewelry from Vintage Silverware

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When I first moved to Phoenix and started exploring all the local boutiques and such, I kept seeing these fun necklaces with elephant pendants that were crafted from forks. There were also numerous rings, again, crafted from forks and such. The brand behind Elefork and other fascinating jewelry, handcrafted from old silverware, is called Spoonsen […]