Arsht Center patrons know her as the performing arts center’s corporate sponsorship coordinator. Former Miss Alabama KALYN CHAPMAN JAMES is also a dancer, actress, host of public TV’s “Art Loft,” wife, mom, and style icon.
THE HAIR When the natural movement came around, Chapman James embraced it. “It speaks to a person owning who they are, feeling confidence in their own skin and ethnicity, and for people really seeing them for who they are,” she explained. A new change for her was returning to black after being red for the last decade, thanks to hair stylist Michaelangelo Cordero.
THE JEWELRY “I love Tiffany. In fact, I have a Tiffany charm bracelet and on special occasions, most of my friends already know to get me a charm,” she said. Prices vary per charm, Tiffany & Co., 342 San Lorenzo Ave.; Coral Gables; 305-529-4390; tiffany.com
THE SHOE A self-proclaimed shoe fanatic, this fashionista saw her dreams come true when she got to meet Giuseppe Zanotti at Saks Fifth Avenue Bal Harbor. “He signed a pair of my favorite Giuseppe sandals.” Saks Fifth Avenue, 9700 Collins Ave., Bal Harbour; 305-865-1100; saksfifthavenue.com.
THE STORE Chapman James loves supporting her local fashion boutiques. “Kore always has trendy pieces at great prices,” she said of the shop. Kore Boutique, 7226 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; 305-573-8211; koreboutique.com