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Hip mamas shop Tailored for Two
by Joan Westlake stores. They only carry their brands.”
Cool, quality mothers-to-be fashion is She emphasizes the importance of
what Tailored for Two is all about. Owner well-made clothing that will stay in shape
Stephanie Miller says the fun, stylish attire is through many washings and through the
nothing like the frumpy, frilly, huge billowing next pregnancy.
frocks that were foisted on expectant women “Women used to say that they couldn’t
as late as the ‘90s. wait to get out of these awful maternity
Miller has watched the baby-on-board outfi ts. Now, I hear girls all the time say, ‘I
attire change dramatically during her years can wear this after.’ With today’s better fi t
in the business. She began as an employee and style, the clothes are fashionable,” Miller
at a Tempe maternity shop she later bought says.
from the owner in 1997. She moved the Encouraging local entrepreneurs and
store to Chandler in 2001 with the new creative moms is also Miller’s mission. The
name Tailored for Two. The shop carries crystal-studded Binky Couture T-shirts are
top-quality clothing from casual T-shirts created by a Chandler mother and daughter
and jeans to professional suits with jackets team. Chill seats, designed by a southeast
and formalwear suitable for a military ball. Valley mother, keep baby seats cool in
Everything is well made and design forward. Arizona’s soaring temperatures.
“That big, fl owing maternity clothing was “I encourage moms with great ideas,” says
designed by men,” says Miller. “It was as Miller. “Some of the blankets and bows for
if they thought women should hide their
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babies that we carry are made by locals.”
bodies and pregnancies.”
FOR ALMOST MOMS: Tailored for Two owner Stephanie Miller shows off stylish clothing
Tailored for Two’s staff is known for
Miller says when women introduced
for pregnant women.
being helpful and informed, whether fi tting
their own maternity clothing lines, style maternity bras or helping pick out a baby
happened. The clothes are more fi tted now
fi nd many of the designer lines that hang on the racks
shower gift. Miller says her manager, Cynthia
because today’s mothers-to-be are proud of their
of Tailored for Two. Paige Premium Denim, 2 Chix
McLaughlin, has been helping customers at the store
growing tummies and want to emphasize the fact that
and Bravado are a few of the names that are most
for fi ve years.
they are still beautiful, hot mamas.
requested. The shop also carries top names in baby
The shop is located at 2560 W. Chandler Blvd.,
“These girls work so hard to keep in shape,” she
accessories such as Aden + Anais, the baby swaddle
north of the 202 between the 101 and Dobson Road.
says. “They deserve great fashions that show that off.”
choice of celebrity moms.
Hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10
Working women don’t want cheap, clown-like
“We are the only independent maternity shop in the
a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.
fashions, says Miller.
East Valley,” says Miller. “You won’t fi nd the clothes
For more information, call 480-893-0465.
Peruse the mothers-to-be magazines, and you’ll
you see in the magazines at the chain and department
EV chambers plan
LaBella presents Class offers health tips
business expo
‘smooth skin’ treatment
Learn about the benefi ts of massage and the
Local businesses are invited to take part in the 2009
Dermaplaning skin care treatments are offered by
importance of personal style at this month’s “Healthy
East Valley Business Expo, expected to be the largest
LaBella Salon and Day Spa throughout the month of
Lifestyle” class from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sat., Sept. 19
networking and business-to-business event of the
September.
at Ironwood Library.
year.
The treatments safely remove dead skin cells and
Dan Button, owner of LaVida Massage,
The expo, organized by the Chandler, Gilbert, Mesa
facial hair for “seriously smooth skin,” says licensed
demonstrates home massage techniques, and image
and Tempe chambers of commerce, is held from 2 to
aesthetician Marissa Balken.
and wardrobe consultant Alexandra Nasibulina, AICI,
6 p.m. Wed., Oct. 7 at the Mesa Convention Center,
“We can now effectively stimulate collagen
leads attendees as they explore their unique styles.
201 N. Center St.
production while treating fi ne lines in combination
The event includes a group discussion on nutrition.
Guest speaker Jack Smith presents a social media
with fuzz removal,” she explains. “The results are
Registration is required. To RSVP, call
workshop entitled “Brewing Online Business Success
amazing.”
Christine Marek at 480-491-9551 or email
One Cup at a Time” at 2:30 and 4:30 p.m., and
LaBella Salon and Day Spa is located at 1035 W.
Christine@ChristineMarek.com. Ironwood Library is
gift cards, door prizes, exhibitor giveaways and a
Queen Creek Rd. To make an appointment, call
located at 4333 E. Chandler Blvd. in Phoenix.
$250 Westcor gift certifi cate are awarded to lucky
480-726-9700 or visit www.labellasalondayspa.com.
participants.
Attendance at the event is free. Exhibitor space is
available for $450 to $1,300, with discounts available
to chamber members and nonprofi t organizations.
For more information, call Marty Tomljenovic at
480-892-0056, or visit www.gilbertaz.com.
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