Dawn and Denise’s mother, Nancy, was a walking mannequin. It wasn’t uncommon for her to change outfits four to five times a day. Our clients loved the way she styled herself, and so began the philosophy that we would offer you the blouse off our back. Dawn has sold Ileana Makri rings directly off her fingers, and Denise recently sold a Jil Sander dress the same way. When it comes to the personal touch, everyone loves spending time with the owners of any business. People love calling the owner of a restaurant last minute to secure their prime table, and who doesn’t love being on a first name basis? Yes, Dawn and Denise have wardrobed women in Newport Beach, but their reach has extended well beyond what city someone lives in. It’s common practice today to video with clients on FaceTime and send care packages to wherever they may reside. On numerous occasions, the ladies have even found themselves in the store until 3A.M. building clients wardrobes.
Today's story follows Denise in action. For the past 8 years, Dr. Cynthia Boccara has been Denise’s chiropractor. Her reach extends beyond the physical body work and places focus around mind-body connecting, overall health, and vitality. Dr. Cynthia has been studying body mechanics and healthcare for over 3 decades. During that time she had the honor of being selected as the Doctor of Chiropractic for the All Women’s America’s Cup team as they made history, and has worked with athletes from 6 different countries to attain gold medals.
At A’maree’s, we have always believed beauty starts from within. In our store, we help to make you look and feel great, keep your home stylish and comfortable, and your skin glowing. Everything we have in the store bares the A’maree’s stamp of approval. Through her work with Dr. Cynthia, Denise has transformed her posture. She can walk a runway when prompted, and has grown her mindfulness practice. In recent weeks, Denise began doing M Sculpt with Dr. Cynthia and Rebecca Pate of Bare Bunny Aesthetics. Since you’re up to speed on our newsletters, you also know we love featuring our local community and their stories. "What your body looks like and feels like on the inside, is a direct reflection of how you feel when you look in the mirror. Our primary goal is to make you feel beautiful inside and out,” adds Boccara and Pate. As a mother of six, five boys and a newborn baby girl, Pate knows first hand that self care is a vital component to strength and vitality. Daniela, the manager of their Huntington Beach spa location, joined Cynthia to be styled by Denise before today and tomorrow’s in-store sessions. Just like you test drive clothes in a dressing room, you can test drive this body transformation.
“Peter Cohen makes every woman feel modern, from teenagers to centurions. He has an illustrious career and for the last 30 years, has continued making relevant clothes that women feel comfortable in,” mentions Denise. In one look, appearing tall as a skyscraper, wearing a Navy Four Ply Draped Cowl Top and Bias Pants of the same color from Peter Cohen, Dr. Cynthia found her wrist adorned with a Darlene de Sedle moonstone bracelet while gumball pearl hoops from Irene Neuwirth dangled from her ears. In another look, she wore all creme Peter Cohen. Denise paired the Four Ply Tide Top with the Twenties Organza Drawers Skirt. "In Peter Cohen, I feel very glamorous, almost like I’m from the 20’s. I’m a nature person, and have always been drawn to stones. I just love the large Aqua ones accented with gold in the Darlene de Sedle necklace I wore”, gushes Cynthia. “Darlene is so deserving of what she does, she’s truly an artist. She created the market with her use of black opals while designing for Tiffany. She’s one of these amazing women that’s been behind the scenes and has finally stepped forward on her own. Her jewelry is museum quality, in the likes and caliber of JAR who has exhibited at The Metropolitan Museum of Art."
With Daniela, Denise’s approach focused on using the same pieces in different ways to create an undeniably chic and cool, day-to-night look that does not require a lot of effort. “Every piece of Peter’s has a function. You can wear the Vapor Top as a jacket with Citizens of Humanity denim and a Joos Tricot knit bralet, or pair it back with the Flirt Skirt from Peter Cohen for evening”, mentioned Denise. She chose to keep the same strappy metallic Alaïa sandals with both looks. Mr. Alaïa was alive when we brought these shoes into the store, adding additional relevance. These sandals are sure to captivate fashion's most savvy collectors. For the poplin Alaïa shirt dress, it went unbelted and belted with the same metallic shoes. Gold Rainbow Moonstone Chandelier earrings from Marie-Hélène de Taillac were added along with the belt. “I like to show skin. I’m curvy with an hourglass figure. I was gifted beautiful hips and love to emphasize my small waist”, closes Daniela.