This past weekend I styled a shoot for Loin Cloth here in Arizona. Based in Hollywood, CA, LoinCloth Los Angeles is a lifestyle apparel brand who aims to provide original clothing to the young and ambitious. The brand’s purpose is to highlight the joys and tribulations of pursuing a dream. What started with just an idea and -$143 in the bank, has grown into a brand that equips driven individuals with the quality and comfort they need to take on life’s obstacles. With “A Penny and A Plan” as its motto, LoinCloth Los Angeles continues to see through limitations and reach for the next level.

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The two behind the brand: Sam Mascaro and Clary Ryan

Their collection is very colorful and hip and has changed my view on men’s casual wear in a fun and and floral print way. Loin Cloth will be debuting their collection at Phoenix Fashion Week this October. Make sure to get your tickets because this is going to be a MUST SEE show! Special thanks to my models for the shoot, Mat Tondreau and Dimi Augustin.























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I officially got “sugared,” at Sugar Sugar in the Scottsdale Promenade and I loved it! If you are new to “sugaring” you are not alone; I was a little skeptical going into it because I am not a fan of hot wax because it is hot and just plain uncomfortable. Sugaring is an ancient art of hair removal that was popular thousands of years ago in Egypt, Greece and Mesopotamia. Rediscovered ancient arts often are found to be the most effective methods, and this is clearly the case with sugaring. The technique is not commonly available because it’s a true art that takes much practice to perfect and all of the Sugar Sugar estheticians are highly trained sugarist-artists! I was very pleased with the result, I felt as if I was getting a mini massage on my legs while she was waxing them (nothing like hot waxing, I would practically hold my breath the entire time waiting for it to be over). After the treatment was over, they gave me a small bag of Hungarian Mud to soak my legs in and it felt very soothing. You can say that I am a happy camper!

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Not only does Sugar Sugar specialize in all natural sugaring but they also specialize in natural facials! I haven’t had one yet but I can’t wait to try it out! Surprisingly I have never had a “all natural,” facial before and I am excited to see what the difference is. I am also excited to announce that I am teaming up with Sugar Sugar to offer all of my blog readers and clients a discount for their first visit. When you call to make an appointment or walk in, make sure to tell them that you heard about them from my blog!

RYPS Sugar Sugar

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My weekend was full of eating out, shopping and spending time with my sister in law (who is in town from Oregon!). So what better way to share the weekend together than taking blog pictures after shopping! This look is a casual hipster look that can be worn on a casual day when you want to look cute but feel comfortable!







Cross Necklace: Charming Charlie
Geek Shirt: Wet Seal
Floral Top: Wet Seal
Jean Shorts: Nordstrom
Camelback Mountain Clutch (made locally in Arizona): Block and Battaglia
Bracelets: Nordstrom

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From left to right
1. Words to live by in the world of fashion
2. Love this new high waist pencil skirt
3. Reality Show shoot (what an amazing experience)
4. Garment District Show
5. Yetta and myself at Garment District
6. Michelle Hebert Shoot (behind the scenes)
7. Staycation with my hubby
8. Zombie shoot location (stay tuned)
9. Client shopping consult
10. <3
11. LOVE these new BCBG shoes from Macy’s
12. Makeup time
13. Ja’ire International Couture shoot
14. Duh!
15. Healthy lunch
16. Labor Day weekend with amazing family and friends:)

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Here is another post from my Fashion-Guest Blogger Christine at Work My Wardrobe. I asked her to write about her handmade clutches because I am obsessed with them! My favorite one is the last clutch shown in this blog! Since I am a native from Phoenix, Arizona it’s the perfect fit! Hope you enjoy! <3

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I love a good big ol’ bag, the kind that could double as a diaper bag when my son was a baby, the kind that fits everything you’ll need on a flight, the kind that start to hurt your shoulder after carrying it all day, the kind that make me feel like I’ve lost my keys-wallet-lipstick because I can’t find it in that big ol’ bag… I do love them but it’s also nice to edit everything down, only take what you need for a an evening out with friends or a trip to the store and it’s even more fun when you have a super cute bag to carry your pared down necessities.

I started making bags to sell on Etsy a few months back and I love making a good ol’ clutch, I think they are both fresh and elegant. I love to play with colors and shapes & combining textiles. You can find them at Here are some of my favorites that are available now.

I love this style for work since its just big enough to carry my iPad but without it it has a real cute slouch happening.

I love the Pom Poms on this one, I strung them myself to go with this bag. The vintage embroidered fabric is so vibrant, this is a one of kind piece.

Keep an eye out for this style coming soon with detachable straps…for those days when you don’t feel like lugging around the big guy but want to give your hands a break.

Who doesn’t love Ikat, this particular woven fabric comes from India.

I can’t pass up a beautiful Batik fabric, the shades of blue on this bag make my heart skip a beat.

The most fun bag to make are these rouched fabric clutches. They are challenging to make but always turn out awesome.

This is last one is very dear to me. I love Arizona, I love the desert. I snapped this photo of Camelback Mountain from the balcony at the Valley Ho and I think it’s such a fun homage to the place I call home.

Each bag I sell is handmade by me and I add a few bags each week so be sure to check out my Etsy store often to see what’s new.


This past weekend I had the privilege of working with and styling a shoot for designer, Michelle Hebert from Los Angles, California. Her designs are elegant and timeless, Hebert intertwines art and fashion that creates captivating designs for sophisticated women. At a very young age she pursued art, and within this pursuit she found her love for apparel design seeing people opposed to paper as a canvas. One thing she has never forgotten since her childhood was a statement by her father Achille C. Hébert II, “never give up your art”. By listening to his advice, Hebert’s designs to date have been worn by several entertainers such as Kelli Berglund of Disney Channel’s Lab Rats, Tracy Hutson from Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, and the 19th cycle winner of Americas Next Top Model Laura James. They have also walked down the red carpet at award ceremonies such as the 55th Annual Grammy Awards and the 2013 BET Awards. Within these next few months keep your eyes open for new work, new trials, new triumphs, and most excitingly an unreleased campaign. Below is a picture of Michelle Hebert at one of her shoots wearing a piece she designed and looking stunning and elegant as ever!



Hebert’s designs inspired me to style a bright colorful landscape on a tropical island. It took a couple weeks for me to find the perfect place to shoot these looks but after various trips around Arizona I found just the place! I collaborated with makeup artist Janae Shields, my amazing husband Mat Tondreau as my photographer and the beautiful and talented Kimberly Lopez as my model. Below are Michelle Hebert’s designs with a tropical twist. Enjoy!


















Behind The Scenes…
We all had such a great time during this shoot, it was so easy making these shots look amazing because of the artistic designs and my beautiful model!










I hope you enjoyed this designer post. Make sure to check out Michelle Hebert!

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When I was a kid the only thing I ever wanted to do was play Barbies, I could play with them for hours on end. At times my mom would check on me because she wouldn’t hear a peep out of my room and was worried…..and there I was playing with my dolls in their pink mansion and pink corvette. Little did I know at the time, Barbie was as unrealistic as a pink unicorn. 🙂


Today I stumbled across an article by the Huffington Post, “Barbie’s Proportions On A Real Woman Are Mildly Terrifying.” The picture below explains it all.


This is a picture of an average women in the United States and in black, is an outline of a Mattel Barbie Doll. This is an astonishing picture. If this outline was the size of a person; they would not have any room to hold any vital organs, and their skinny ankles and child-size feet would make it necessary to walk on all fours.

Illustrator Nickolay Lamm put together a Barbie, based on what she would look like if she had normal measurements. In comparison, when scaled up to human size, Barbie dolls would have unhealthy measurements of an 18″ waist, 33″ hips and a 36″ bust compared with the typical 19-year-old girl’s 31″ waist, 33″ hips and a 32″ bust.





Lamm said: “My last Barbie project got a lot of criticism because Barbie is a toy and people argued that a toy can’t do any harm.” Lamm is referring to a project he undertook after a picture of Barbie without make-up went viral, where he mocked up pictures of other dolls to show what they would look like without make-up. (Shown Below)



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From left to right:
1. Behind the scenes of a commercial shoot
2. Look of the day 🙂
3. Emerging Designers Reveal (Phoenix Fashion Week June 2013)
4. Pablo being Pablo
5. My new fashion-guest blogger!
6. Looks for a photo-shoot
7. One of the models from the shoot
8. Me and the hubs at dinner
9. Loved the cassette wall at lunch
10. Amen!
11. Officially hit 2000 “likes” on Facebook!!!
12. Love MAC make-up
13. My favorite dress from Envy By Khanh
14. Driving to my 10 year high school reunion
15. Seniors Class of 2003!
16. Brainstorming ideas for the month of July on the blog

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When it comes to birthday dinners, engagement parties, weddings, baby showers, graduation parties, reunions and even going to the grocery store. I always have it all mapped out, on exactly what I am going to wear. I know that may sound weird to many of you but as soon as I get an e-vite, my very first thought is, “what I am going to buy that person” and then I think of what I am going to wear. To this day, I still wish I was Cher on Clueless and had all of my outfits on my computer to scroll through so I don’t have to destroy my closet looking for the perfect look!


Then some of you are the complete opposite and wait until the very last-minute possible to go shopping (which is not a bad thing; you just have to know where to look). So I thought I would spill the beans and tell you about the best places to shop last-minute!


One of my favorite places to shop is Dillard’s; it truly is a one stop shop for everything! Your outfit, shoes, jewelry and makeup…all under one roof. One of my favorite collections is from Antonio Melani, in the women’s department (not juniors). Their looks are sexy and sophisticated and hug your body in all of the right places!

The dress above is one of my favorite Antonio Melani dresses, I wear this dress to work and can also pair it with a coral blazer to give it a different look! The dress below is also from the same collection and it is truly one of my favorites! The material feels like a swimsuit (very stretchy and smooth), I love the vibrant color and I also paired it with a gold belt to break up my body (to make me look taller because I have a small torso). This picture was taken on Good Morning Arizona, when I was interviewed for the MIM Rocks Fashion Show in March 2013!


Another favorite is Target! When I am on the go and just need to pick up my essentials; I always stop in the clothing section just to see if anything stands out (and something always does).


For instance, this picture is a behind the scenes,” look from a photo-shoot this past weekend. When I booked the photo-shoot, I was wondering what I was going to wear and this denim romper from Target came to mind because it was light weight and comfortable to wear. I felt like I didn’t have to accessorize too much with this look because the ruffle at the top gave it a little twist! I believe that this romper is still at Target, so buy it before they all sell out! 🙂


Another quick “get in get out,” place to shop is Francesca’s. This is another location where you can buy your entire look without having to go into a different store for accessories or headbands. Their sale racks are my favorite place to shop because the sales are a steal and I sometimes buy a lot more because I know I’m saving so much money (that’s what I try to tell myself)!

I always find very random things there and while I am buying my outfit; I usually find great presents for friends and family. The picture above is one of my favorite dresses because it is so comfortable and never wrinkles in my suitcase when I travel!

Hope this blog helped you “last-minute” shoppers out there!

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Over the weekend I was reading various fashion blogs from around the world; written by men and women of all ages. It was fun to see the different styles from various age groups. I like to think that I have a wide variety of style from fun and girly to business casual and then to bohemian sheek…. but then what about the other styles out there?! So I thought it would be a great idea to have a Fashion-Guest Blogger on Ro’s Style Blog.


So please email me at and send me your topic ideas for the blog along with a picture of yourself! I will be picking the Fashion-Guest Blogger on Saturday, June 22!

Can’t wait to hear from all of you!

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