South Florida has always been a staple to the fashion industry, gaining influence from an urban melting pot of many cultural communities, as well as the frequent visitation from celebrities and media professionals who consider South Florida a top destination for entertainment, leisure and business. Most certainly, South Florida has been one of the most influential cities in the world to emit fashion trends and in set industry standards.Many people are shopping for the upcoming season. Where do you start? What are the new trends? To find out, we sat down with a veteran fashionista from South Florida Jessica Martinez to give you the scoop on what's going to be hot for Fall 2015.
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Jessica Martinez, a beautiful woman of allure, has always been in love with fashion. As early as the 90s, Miss Modesty, as many have come to know her, has been involved in the fashion world of South Florida, as there was a growing trend and demand for weekly fashion show events. Many wanted to see the models, many others loved the fashion. Many loved it all, and soon, nightclubs and restaurants would hold these events, a majority of them produced and hosted by Miss Modesty. Twenty years later, her passion still thrives.
Providing service and consultation to boutiques and designers all over the country, Miss Modesty tenures over 20 years of lauded events, where "no boutique or designer is too big or too small." Martinez produces an onslaught of fashion shows, marketing the latest fashion trends and collections from your favorite designers.
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"The 70s always seem to make a fashion comeback, and with good reason. Comfy femininity paired with subtle sexiness is a look that suits everyone. We will see the return of the flare jean, lots of earth tones, fringe, suede and floral patterns. Clogs are also back in style," says Martinez.
"Balancing subtle neon accessories with an all black or grey outfit is the trick to stylishly mastering this trend. This might be a thin corded belt in neon or an elegant statement earring with a neon embellishment," says Martinez.
"I love red lipstick. It's that one finishing touch that pulls everything together. There is a perfect shade for everyone, and this trend never goes out of style," notes Martinez.
"Is it purple? Is it pink? One thing's for sure, it's a great color that complements most skin tones. This is a color trend I am actually very excited about. Pair floral patterns with a solid mauve blouse for a sophisticated look," advises Martinez.
On a final fashion tip, Martinez philosophizes a little: "My theory has always been that you can never go wrong with a dress. They pack well if going on vacation, are 'grab-and-go' style solutions in the early morning hours prior to your coffee and always look well put together. More and more, ladies are realizing this, so we are seeing a resurgence of the dress trend."
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