Women on the Cusp

Six of Las Vegas' most stylish women show off their spring looks

To kick off spring, our sister magazine, Vegas/Rated, invited six local fashionistas to curate pop-up boutiques featuring seasonal trends. Meet these trendsetters below. To browse their selections, head to ‘Women on the Cusp,’ March 19 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Neiman Marcus in Fashion Show.

Joey Williams & Robbie Hardy

RJ2Who they are: Together they own The Chung Marie Group, a creative photo-shoot production company. “We like to dress down, we like to dress up, we like to mix every type of style,” Joey says. “We wouldn’t pinpoint it as any one category.”
Spring favorites: Robbie: “Warm-weather and bright colors.” Joey: “We like florals. We love prints. We like bold, anything bold. I’m looking forward to the strappy shoes.”
Song that epitomizes their style: Joey: “We chose ‘I’m Every Woman’ because we feel we embody every type of woman within ourselves and within
our company.”
Joey is wearing: MSGM top and pants. Cusp by Neiman Marcus turquoise ring.
Robbie is wearing: MSGM jacket. Rag and bone pants.

Beth Bartolini

B B_Hands Good2Who she is: Vice president of PR and media relations for The Light Group in Las Vegas, working with more than
25 venues among five properties.
The look: “I’m trendy chic at times mixed with sexy chic the rest of the time. I dress for my mood.”
Spring favorites: “I do not think orange is the new black—I like black. I just pretty much stick to what makes me feel good—trendy or not. I’m looking forward to wearing jean shorts and T-shirts.”
Statement that epitomizes her style: “This quote by Kate Moss: ‘I just want to carry on being inspired, to work and to always find new things … I don’t do boredom.’ [As for me,] I don’t want to be stagnant in my life. I want to keep moving and doing.”
Beth is wearing: Vince tank top. Joie leather jacket. DVF pants. Cusp by Neiman Marcus jewelry.

Jessica Duran

JessicaWho she is: Sales and marketing for Moët Hennessy USA.
The look: Colored leather paired with an on-trend crop top is a modern look with a twist of punk.
Spring favorites: “I go from one extreme [to the other]. I would either wear black all day or all white all day, so I’m definitely looking forward to the spring neutral and pastel trends.”
Song that epitomizes her style: “‘She’s Always a Woman’ by Billy Joel, because I think I always dress like a woman. You’ll never find me out in sweatpants unless I’m at the gym. And AC/DC’s ‘Back in Black’ for those obvious reasons. I love black. I love classic.”
Jessica is wearing: Helmut Lang leather pants and crop top. Cusp by Neiman Marcus jewelry.

Lauren Wright

Who she is: The mother of two designed her own clothing line for five years before starting a fashion blog, ahippiesdaughter.com. “My earliest memories are playing dress-up in my mom’s closet and doing fashion shows and just being obsessed with fashion. I love to mix high and low and mix patterns and textures and think of different ways to wear basics.”
The look: Bohemian with an edge.
Spring favorites: “Trends I’m loving [right now] are denim on denim and dresses over pants.”
Song that epitomizes their style: “Leather and Lace” by Stevie Nicks.
Lauren is wearing: Rag and Bone jean leggings. Maison Scotch vest. Theory T-shirt. Model’s own jewelry.

Alexandra Lourdes

Alex 2Who she is: Co-founder of UNLOKT, a members-only website and app that features local hot spots in Las Vegas, and Ph.D. candidate at UNLV. “There’s a common misconception that if you’re smart, you’re not supposed to be fashionable. I want to break that stereotype. Women can have it all. You can be smart. You can be fashionable. You can be successful.”
The look: Classic chic.
Spring favorites: “I’m always dressing the same: conservative and stylish. I love the classic colors. Coco Chanel has this quote: ‘Fashion changes, but style endures.’”
Song lyric that epitomizes her style: “Looks like a girl, but she’s a flame” by Alicia Keys.
Alexandra is wearing: Robert Rodriguez skirt. DVF shirt. Cusp by Neiman Marcus pink bangles. Model’s own rings.

A version of this story appears in the March 2014 issue of Vegas/Rated. For more from Vegas/Rated, visit vrated.com, or download the Vegas/Rated app.