Oscar de la Renta Dead at 82

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Matti Hillig
Oscar de la Renta photographed during a visit to Spain.
Fashion designer Oscar de la Renta has died at 82.

The Dominican-American designer was known for his evening wear, worn by First Ladies and leading ladies alike. He recently made headlines for designing Amal Clooney's wedding dress.

De la Renta studied under Cristóbal Balenciaga and Antonio del Castillo. He started his eponymous label in 1965 and was among the handful of New York-based fashion designers who helped bring American fashion to global, particularly European, recognition.


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Cole and Dayna Reed of greenHAUS to Leave Arizona, Despite Legal Same-Sex Marriage

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Katrina Montgomery
GreenHAUS is home to Lauren Lee's mural, Three Birds.

Dayna and Cole Reed's plans to leave Arizona because of non-progressive LGBTQ laws were unchanged by the state's legalization of same-sex marriage on Friday, October 17.

The Reeds own Roosevelt Row boutique and gallery, greenHAUS, and plan to close it in early February 2015 because they are moving to Portland, Oregon, where same-sex marriage has been legal since May 2014 and out-of-state same-sex marriages have been recognized since October 2013. The couple, who were legally married in New York in 2012, have a baby on the way and want to ensure they're in a place where each of their parental rights are protected.

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GreenHAUS to Close on Roosevelt Row in February 2015

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Katrina Montgomery
greenHAUS is home to Lauren Lee's mural, Three Birds.
UPDATE: Same-sex marriage is now legal in Arizona. However, the Reeds' plans have not changed.

Dayna and Cole Reed announced on Friday, October 10, that they will relocate their Roosevelt Row boutique and gallery, greenHAUS, in early February 2015.

While the couple, who were legally married in New York in 2012, have chosen Portland as their next home, their decision isn't based on your typical cool-chaser reasoning. Their same-sex marriage isn't recognized in Arizona, and with a baby on the way the two were growing increasingly concerned about their parental rights, specifically that each of their names would not appear on their child's birth certificate.

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Richard Neutra and Robert Alexander's Painted Desert Community Complex Named National Treasure

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The Painted Desert Community Complex Plaza photographed in 1962 shows the spider legs to the left and the storefront glass windows on the right.

The National Trust for Historic Preservation has designated Richard Neutra and Robert Alexander's Painted Desert Community Complex at Arizona's Petrified Forest National Park a National Treasure. Chris Morris, field director of the National Trust's Los Angeles office, made the announcement on Sunday, October 12, at "Night of Neutra," hosted by Modern Phoenix in conjunction with Docmomo at Shepley Bulfinch's new office space in the beautifully renovated south rotunda of Phoenix Financial Center. The event featured Morris, Petrified Forest superintendent Brad Traver, and ASU university architect Ed Soltero.

The designation means that the National Parks Service will work to restore the desert-modern complex with help from the National Trust, which will raise awareness of the architectural gem and encourage the public to visit it.

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Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure in Phoenix Raised More Than $1 Million

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Taylor Flamini

More than 13,000 people showed up to the 22nd annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure on Sunday, October 12, at Cesar Chavez Plaza. The event, which featured participatory activities for all skill levels including a one-mile walk/run as well as a 5K run for both activists and survivors, raised more than $1 million for the organization. Donations will be open until Friday, October 31, and with last year's fundraising total reaching nearly $1.2, the numbers aren't too far off.

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Camelback Flowershop Has Moved to New Arcadia Location

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Vanessa Wiley
Camelback Flowershop is Moving

Camelback Flowershop has moved.

Owned by Teresa Wilson, the high-end flower shop in the Arcadia district had been at Camelback and 44th Street for around 30 years. But that changed after Friday, October 10. Shop manager Laura Reed says that the building the shop left will be torn down, though she isn't sure when that will happen. LGO Hospitality plans to build a new restaurant at the location.


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Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure Is Sunday, October 12, in Phoenix

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David Crummey via Flickr
The 22nd Annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure is happening on Sunday, October 12, at Cesar Chavez Plaza and for those of you who want to get involved but aren't sure how, we've got all the details to make that happen. The event, which raises breast cancer awareness and funds for education and research, will be accepting registration for individuals online until noon on Friday, October 10, and on-site the day of the race beginning at 6:45 a.m.


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Jimmy Fallon to Film Post-Super Bowl Tonight Show at Phoenix's Orpheum

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NBC Universal
Jimmy's coming to Phoenix for the 2015 Super Bowl.

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon is coming to Phoenix.

NBC announced on Tuesday, September 30, that Fallon and company will tape a special episode of the late-night talk show at the Orpheum Theatre. The show will be telecast live on NBC after Super Bowl XLIX on Sunday, February 1, 2015, and after an episode of The Blacklist.

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Nordstrom Rack's Grand Opening at Tempe Marketplace Is October 3

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The Rack's coming to Tempe.
Bargain hunters, this is a big deal. Nordstrom Rack's grand opening at Tempe Marketplace is set for Friday, October 3.

The 35,000-square-foot store is the sixth Rack location in Arizona and the fifth in the Valley of the Sun, offering discounts between 30 and 70 percent on Nordstrom items, as well as items purchased from Nordstrom brands to sell at Nordstrom Rack.


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Phoenix Fashion Week 2014 Designer Lineup Revealed

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Melissa Fossum
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The designers are coming.

Phoenix Fashion week revealed its final 2014 lineup of emerging and established designers on Monday, September 29. And the event, which will return to Talking Stick Resort October 2 through October 4, will feature a few familiar faces.


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