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    A (Fashion) Star is Born

    By Maureen Hank

    He’s been in the garment industry for 12 years and has spent the last five designing men’s clothing. But it wasn’t until becoming a Fashion Star Season 2 contestant that David Appel felt he had come into his own. “I’m a sports guy. I love snowboarding, I love girls—maybe a little too much. I never thought I would be a designer, and never really thought I was before this experience,” says Appel, the only contestant on the show’s current season whose clothes are available in Vegas.

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    Facial Recognition

    Brow & Beauty Bar owner Tara Lisheski, 35, started applying makeup at just 3 years old, setting her on a career path straight to the beauty world. The Las Vegas native studied aesthetics at the Academy of Hair Design and dove into a career as a makeup artist for local brand Filthy Mouth Clothing before striking out to launch her own business.

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    Wall-to-Wall Weave

    By Laura J. Downey

    Genevieve Gorder is a household name. On her HGTV show Dear Genevieve, people from all over write to the interior designer hoping she can turn a cluttered, bad-looking basement into a beautiful livable space. Her design sensibility and ability to transform interiors, coupled with her down-to-earth persona, make Gorder one of America’s most trusted designers. The go-to girl for home décor recently paired with Capel Rugs, America’s oldest and largest importer and manufacturer of area rugs, to create four fabulous collections of flat woven designs straight from the heart.

  • Fashion designer Robert Rodriguez

    Some designers choose to commentate on the world at large through military-inspired jackets, and others offer escapism through abstract and floral prints. But designer Robert Rodriguez is using spring/summer 2010 as an opportunity to give his customers clarity. He describes the inspiration behind his line as, “Just basically a clean feeling.” Labeling his creative process as “old school,” Rodriguez, in town for a trunk show at Neiman Marcus in Fashion Show, told Vegas Seven, he avoids computers and technology as much as possible.