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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


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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...

Summer Heat, New Graduates Can Make For Office-Attire Disaster

Summer Heat, New Graduates Can Make For Office-Attire Disaster

September 9, 2014


Filed under Style/Fashion

By Susan Reimer The Baltimore Sun (MCT) Chelsea Lanzoni was on her way from the lacrosse fields of Vanderbilt University to a summer internship at National Geographic in Washington, but her first stop was a dressing room at Nordstrom Rack in Annapolis, Md. “I had, literally, nothing to wear,”...

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...

Clothes That Work For New Grads Hitting The Job Market

Clothes That Work For New Grads Hitting The Job Market

September 9, 2014


Filed under Style/Fashion

By Cristina Bolling The Charlotte Observer (MCT) You’ve earned the degree, nailed the interview and scored that first job. Now, it’s time to look the part. Navigating out of the casual college wardrobe and into workplace-appropriate outfits can be a pricey puzzle, but it doesn’t have to be. Ev...

As Summer Fades, White Still Works

As Summer Fades, White Still Works

September 4, 2014


Filed under Style/Fashion

By Elizabeth Wellington The Philadelphia Inquirer (MCT) Summer may be on its way out, but you should let your summer whites — especially the flimsy cotton frocks, skinny jeans, and warm-weather-only pumps — hang around. White’s power move to the brisk weather makes complete fashion sense at a...

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...

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