Ton Vangard, a stylish new Fort Lauderdale salon featuring hair and body services opens Thursday with a celebration. The 2,000 square-foot space, ultra modern with a ’70s inspired twist and awash in stark black and white hues, will offer hair styling, body inking, facial spa and lash extensions as well as a beverage bar. Services start at $20. The grand opening soiree includes sweets, cocktails and an art exposition of Vitaly Rusakov, an artist from the Montresso Foundation of Marrakech Morocco. The Marilyn Monroe/JFK/Che Guevara collection, which meshes political satire with pop art, is available for purchase. Head over to 4242 N. Federal Highway in Fort Lauderdale from 6 to 9 p.m. For more info, visit www.tonvangard.com.
First Lady Michelle Obama’s speech at the Democratic National Convention was memorable for its warmth and charm, but fashion watchers were also wowed by her Tracy Reese sleeveless pink and gray silk dress and glossy gray-lilac nail polish. Designer Reese is rushing to get the dress on shelves soon with a price tag under $500, but you can get the nail polish now. It’s “Vogue” by Artistic Nail Design. The gel polish, which lasts up to 21 days, requires a UV light source, which means it’s only available at nail salons. Obama made the polish hot property, so call your favorite salon to make sure it’s in stock.
Target launches another project that promises to make style and design accessible and affordable with The Shops, its collaboration with boutiques and speciality shops across the country that includes clothing, housewares and accessories. Fans will remember The Shops debuted in the spring with five businesses including Miami’s The Webster. The fall installment features New York City’s Kirna Zabete and Odin, San Francisco’s The Curiosity Shoppe and Boston’s Patch NYC. Go fast; the collection hit shelves 24 hours ago.
Just in time for the college football season, FTD is offering the perfect way to show team spirit: a collection of color-themed fresh floral arrangements. The bi-colored roses in official school colors are available for 20 universities including the University of Miami, the University of Florida and Florida State. They are delivered in a glass vase etched with the school’s logo; some even come in a gift box featuring the school’s color and mascot. A portion of the proceeds directly benefits the university. FTD is offering a $15 discount through the end of September at www.ftd.com/college/. Discounted prices range from $34.99 to $114.99.
Audra D. S. Burch