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An American Classic: Cowboy Boots Still Riding High In The Saddle

An American Classic: Cowboy Boots Still Riding High In The Saddle

November 11, 2014


Filed under Lifestyles, Style/Fashion

By Bethany Ao The News & Observer (Raleigh, N.C.) (MCT) RALEIGH, N.C. — Boot trends come and go every fall – over-the-knee, ankle, combat, wedges – but one boot remains, impervious to passing fads: the cowboy boot. The cowboy boot entered mainstream fashion beginning in the 1940s and 1950s, when a...

Pop Picks: The Hottest Trends From The Pop-O-Sphere

Pop Picks: The Hottest Trends From The Pop-O-Sphere

October 17, 2014


Filed under Lifestyles, Style/Fashion

PopMatters.com (MCT) ARTIST OF THE WEEK: Flying Lotus – (new album “You’re Dead!”) Every two years we’re going to be treated to a Flying Lotus album that changes the way we look at instrumental music. “You’re Dead!” finds Flying Lotus fully embracing the hip-hop rooted IDM sound and ...

Linda Rodin: At 66, A Style Icon To Women Half Her Age

Linda Rodin: At 66, A Style Icon To Women Half Her Age

October 17, 2014


Filed under Lifestyles, Style/Fashion

Chicago Tribune (MCT) The go-go boots were long gone when Linda Rodin peaked as a model. Last winter, at age 65 — decades after being scouted by photographers in Italy — she was cast in the pre-fall ad campaign for The Row, the high-end fashion house of Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen. Two years earli...

Transistor Sister: Vintage Electronic Parts Become Chic Jewelry

Transistor Sister: Vintage Electronic Parts Become Chic Jewelry

Katharine Schwab

September 29, 2014


Filed under Lifestyles, Style/Fashion

The Seattle Times (MCT) SEATTLE — Steve Grzadzielewski has more than a million electronics parts lying around his house in West Seattle. But he’s no engineer — Grzadzielewski and his sister Susan make and sell jewelry made out of vintage electronics parts. Their business, aptly named Transistor...

Fresh From New York Fashion Week: Trends For Spring 2015

Fresh From New York Fashion Week: Trends For Spring 2015

Sara Bauknecht

September 23, 2014


Filed under Lifestyles, Style/Fashion

By Sara Bauknecht Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (MCT) NEW YORK — In fashion, as in life, there’s no need to re-create the wheel. For spring 2015, designers borrowed from classic styles, silhouettes and shades from the past (and some from more recently) and breathed new energy into them. The result: coll...

Q&A With Seacrest: Give Him Sinatra, Bond Style But Hold The Spandex

Q&A With Seacrest: Give Him Sinatra, Bond Style But Hold The Spandex

Adam Tschorn

September 23, 2014


Filed under Lifestyles, Style/Fashion

By Adam Tschorn Los Angeles Times (MCT) Ryan Seacrest, the hardest-working man on TV, shares some of his thoughts about style icons, off-duty outfits and how seeing himself on TV shaped his sense of style. Who are some of your style icons? James Bond, Frank Sinatra. They’re classic, timeless. All...

Fashion Brands Expanding With More Plus-Size Options

Fashion Brands Expanding With More Plus-Size Options

Sara Bauknecht

September 10, 2014


Filed under Lifestyles, Style/Fashion

By Sara Bauknecht Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (MCT) Everybody needs clothes, but clothes aren’t always designed to flatter every body. In the United States alone, more than half of women identify as plus-sized, which typically means they wear a size 14 or larger. Yet their spending traditionally has accounted f...

New York Fashion Week: Nail Art A Winning Hand For Spring 2015

New York Fashion Week: Nail Art A Winning Hand For Spring 2015

Sara Bauknecht

September 9, 2014


Filed under Lifestyles, Style/Fashion

By Sara Bauknecht Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (MCT) NEW YORK — Pastels are popping on runways at New York Fashion Week. Why should nail art be any different? Nail down this look now for spring/summer 2015. For the Rolando Santana show, the nail polish brand Zoya created a tri-color look called “the side...

Denim Debate: To Wash or Not

Denim Debate: To Wash or Not

Aimee Blanchette

September 4, 2014


Filed under Lifestyles, Style/Fashion

By Aimee Blanchette Star Tribune (Minneapolis) (MCT) Levi Strauss CEO Chip Bergh had some style advice for 501 fans recently at Fortune’s Brainstorm Green conference: Stop washing your jeans. “These jeans are maybe a year old, and these have yet to see a washing machine,” the denim honcho said of the p...

Does This Outfit Make Me Look Rude?

Does This Outfit Make Me Look Rude?

September 4, 2014


Filed under Lifestyles, Style/Fashion

By Debra Nussbaum The Philadelphia Inquirer (MCT) Not to be pretentious by invoking Shakespeare, but sometimes when I’m at Dunkin’ Donuts, I think of his quote from “Hamlet” about clothing: “The apparel oft proclaims the man.” What is the guy in front of me in line proclaiming with his pajama ...

Planning The Perfect Graduation Party

Planning The Perfect Graduation Party

May 1, 2014


Filed under Lifestyles

By Karen Deer St. Louis Post-Dispatch (MCT) A graduation party is a day that celebrates a pivotal moment in your life. It’s also a day you want your child to remember. From the invites to the decorations to the food, a lot of planning and preparation goes into the perfect graduation party, and it can b...

Chelsea Clinton Announces She Is Pregnant

Chelsea Clinton Announces She Is Pregnant

April 17, 2014


Filed under Lifestyles

By Maeve Reston Los Angeles Times (MCT) Hillary Clinton has made no secret of her desire to be a grandmother and that wish has finally come true — with Chelsea Clinton announcing at a Clinton Foundation event Thursday that she and her husband are expecting a baby this year. “Marc and I are...

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