September 2017 – Modern Luxury Scottsdale (Pgs. 28 & 131) |
| VIDEO: Something New Media | DRESS: vintage – Fashion By Robert Black | EARRINGS: Stefanie Somers, “Kirin” | SHOES: Michael Kors (on sale of course!) from DSW | LOCATION: Cantabrica Estates in the Troon North Corridor of North scottsdale; Lablonde Homes; Hallmark Designs; Rethink Interiors; Vicki Kaplan of Arizona Best Real Estate
Honored and thrilled to be named one of the “Women of Style: 5 Valley Trendsetters You Need to Know” in Modern Luxury Scottsdale Magazine!
The funny thing is at first I didn’t want to do it because I had just retired from modeling (and embracing stepping OUT of the spotlight) and even with running several businesses with my husband, Dr. Alan Christianson, there is still a part of me that feels I’m not special enough to highlight. (Being very vulnerable and transparent here). Additionally, I argued that I wasn’t about ‘luxury’ – I’m about purpose, glamour and vintage….but I don’t focus on brand names. (Case in point I’m always selling my designer things – or buying them on consignment – because I feel GUILTY for spending too much money on myself when I feel it can go towards others who need it more)!
But then I look at our annual donations….or I look at the time I spend volunteering and then I chill out a little. And really, what’s wrong with wanting to feel beautiful when you are lifting others up???
And the irony is, ALL of the women of style who are featured have big hearts, are in charge of amazing organizations or businesses that serve others….and they happen to look good doing it. So yes, it’s an honor and a privilege to stand along-side the women in this issue. Thank you Modern Luxury Scottsdale for selecting women who “wear” compassion…and fabulous shoes!