By Brittany Maroney / Photo by Mark Morgan
When you walk into the In The Pink Boutique, you are immediately struck by the flair and eclectic nature of the glittering baubles artfully displayed throughout. The air of the place is fun and fancy-free, a direct reflection of the enthusiastic owner, Andrea Evans.
With shiny blond hair and an enormous grin, Evans lights up the quaint shop with a zeal that is reflected in her fashionable attire. Her style could be described as classic with an edge, and touch of femininity. She models her closet after fashion icons like Coco Chanel, but with a dash of modern influence reminiscent of Blake Lively or Reese Witherspoon. It’s this care-free vibe that takes her from a little black dress by day into a T-shirt and trucker hat in the evening.
“I try to partner really feminine classic pieces with more on-trend funky items that I find at the cutest little boutiques,” she says.
To achieve this look, Evans pairs her favorite statement pieces from the likes of Chanel, Valentino, Rebecca Taylor and Pedro Garcia with non-designer pieces that she finds at trendy shops.
Name one must-have accessory. I’m probably best known for my handbags. I just love a good bag and how it can instantly transform your look. I just can’t collect enough. I just love them!
What’s your best fashion advice? Have fun! I believe the woman makes the clothes. Personality and confidence is key! At the same time, though, if you’re having an off day and you put on something beautiful, it can change your outlook on life.
How do you like to spend a day shopping? I’m definitely a browser and love searching other local shops for the perfect statement piece or a new favorite handbag. One thing I always bring with me is my mom. She’s still my favorite shopping partner!
By Kelly Potts / Photo by Mark Morgan
Though Auggie Bartning is a native Phoenician, he spent over 10 years in Washington, D.C. and New York. His style is much like his background – a mix of desert and city dweller.
Eventually, Bartning made his way back home is working as a realtor and associate broker in Central Phoenix.
“I appreciate midcentury modern as well as homes with innovative touches.”
He loves sporting a good suit, but also gravitates toward a button-down and a pair of nice slacks. Most would say his style tends to change day-to-day, but Bartning himself describes it as “rustic chic.”
“My heart wants to be with nature all the time, but I can’t seem to avoid that similar desire for finer experiences,” he explains.
When he’s not helping clients land their dream homes or planning his upcoming nuptials with his fiancee, you can find Bartning enjoying what he calls his “retirement-like activities.”
“I’ve hiked up Piestewa Peak more times than I can count,” he says. “I serve on the Governing Board for Maricopa Community Colleges and on the Arizona Supreme Court Character & Fitness Committee as a public member.”
Favorite spots in Phoenix: I love to eat. In the Arcadia area, my go-to spot is Buck & Rider and in the Biltmore area, it would be Hillstone. But near the office, my go-to spot would have to be Windsor. Of course, I find myself eating most regularly at Taco Chelo and Welcome Diner as well as Gadzooks.
What patterns and colors do you like? I always seem to gravitate toward checkered patterns, blues, greens and everything in between.
What is one thing you would like someone to know about you? I love change and I love consistency, sometimes the two do not meet eye to eye.