fashion http://blog.wlrn.org en Power To Peru: The (Quiet) Latin American Boom That's Making South Florida Swoon http://blog.wlrn.org/post/power-peru-quiet-latin-american-boom-thats-making-south-florida-swoon <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Peru is the loudest Latin American boom you’ve probably never heard – but should.</span></p><p>These are the kind of macroeconomic data that made the world swoon over Brazil in the 2000s:</p><p>Ÿ● Peru’s economy has grown an average of almost 7 percent the past four years. Wall Street expects equally robust growth for the next five years.</p><p>Ÿ● Wall Street also ranks Peru No. 2, behind only South Korea, when it comes to resisting external shocks to its economy.</p> Tue, 01 Jul 2014 21:35:58 +0000 Tim Padgett 34836 at http://blog.wlrn.org Power To Peru: The (Quiet) Latin American Boom That's Making South Florida Swoon The Sunshine Economy: Fashion http://blog.wlrn.org/post/sunshine-economy-fashion <p></p><p><strong style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal; ">Rene Ruiz</strong><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal; "> makes women's dresses. Fancy dresses. In the picture to the right, he is standing with a new spring 2014 design. Ruiz designs and makes them in Hialeah. Ruiz grew up here and as his fashion design business began taking off with merchandise showing up in Neiman Marcus stores, he decided he wanted to stay in South Florida.</span></p> Mon, 05 Aug 2013 13:19:14 +0000 Tom Hudson 18407 at http://blog.wlrn.org The Sunshine Economy: Fashion No Rent, No Problem For A New Crop Of Miami Vintage Clothing Shops http://blog.wlrn.org/post/no-rent-no-problem-new-crop-miami-vintage-clothing-shops <p>The rising costs of commercial real estate throughout Miami-Dade County means fewer choices for would-be independent retailers. See, for instance, the full mall-ification of Lincoln Road, and the sweep of new high-end luxury retail through the Design District. Small-business proprietors are even starting to move out of Wynwood’s main drag; <a href="https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151732153771221&amp;set=a.111847211220.129503.109159021220&amp;type=1&amp;theater" target="_blank">punky street fashion boutique the Kult, to name one, recently closed up shop off NW 2nd Ave. Tue, 09 Jul 2013 12:54:39 +0000 Arielle Castillo 17096 at http://blog.wlrn.org No Rent, No Problem For A New Crop Of Miami Vintage Clothing Shops 1 year. No Makeup. The Beauty Experiment. http://blog.wlrn.org/post/1-year-no-makeup-beauty-experiment <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">03/25/13 - Monday’s &nbsp;</span><a href="https://www.facebook.com/TopicalCurrents"><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">Topical Currents</strong></a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is with journalist <strong><a href="http://phoebebakerhyde.com">Phoebe Baker Hyde,</a></strong> about her dilemma of a “perfect storm” of self-doubt. &nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">She struggled with the notion that as a professional woman, she should be encumbered with the expense and trappings of fashion, makeup, new clothes, salon haircuts and jewelry. Mon, 25 Mar 2013 17:00:00 +0000 Joseph Cooper, Bonnie Berman & Paul Leary 11359 at http://blog.wlrn.org 1 year. No Makeup. The Beauty Experiment. The High Cost of Cheap Fashion http://blog.wlrn.org/post/high-cost-cheap-fashion <p></p> Tue, 31 Jul 2012 17:00:00 +0000 Joseph Cooper, Bonnie Berman & Paul Leary 16119 at http://blog.wlrn.org The High Cost of Cheap Fashion