The Viewpoint

The college guide to keeping style in check

The college guide to keeping style in check

Pauline Chiungwiza

October 22, 2018

College can be a great time to experiment and discover personal style. Most students start to fall into a rut of wearing what’s most convenient, and that version of style is usually identical to everyone else’s. This usually happens because the excitement of being in a new environment has worn off...

5 summer jackets that will weather transition from summer to fall

A soft trench is a key look for late summer into fall. Topshop double-breasted trench coat in gray with contrast camel lining, $160, (Nordstrom)

August 25, 2015

By Wendy Donahue Chicago Tribune (TNS) A jacket is the last thing most of us want to think about in the warmer months. But how often do we find ourselves shivering in air conditioning or soaked by a sudden storm? The transition into fall rewards the pursuit of a versatile jacket, not just for personal...

No Blues For This Fabric: Denim’s Just Getting Started

June 30, 2015

By Wendy Donahue Chicago Tribune (TNS) Five years ago, denim-on-denim defied all of the dire warnings in the “Undateable” handbook: Instead of evoking John Denver or Britney Spears in her misstyled youth, chambray shirts paired with darker blue jeans became as cool as actor Johnny Depp and st...

Victoria Beckham Wants Customers ‘to be the best versions of themselves’

June 16, 2015

By Booth Moore Los Angeles Times (TNS) LOS ANGELES — Victoria Beckham may have moved her family back to London, but a big part of her heart is still in Los Angeles. She and her husband, former L.A. Galaxy star David Beckham, have been in town on spring break with the kids, where they’ve be...

Project Makeover:Part Two

Project Makeover:Part Two

Angela Richart

March 27, 2015

Once I had gotten the hang of tanning, it was time to start the next step of the makeover process: clothes. For this venture we turned to 318 On The Avenue, a fashion boutique in downtown Norfolk. The staff was very friendly and helpful in finding us great outfits to wear for business casual or for...

Spring Fashion Trends

Spring Fashion Trends

Elizabeth Cornett, Reporter

February 24, 2015

Coming back from market, 318 owner Marie is excited about the new spring trends. At market, black and white seemed to be the thing. Whether it is a pattern of black and white or white jeans with a black shirt, it will be the thing this spring. Another trend is neon and bold colors. Cool, fun shirts...

‘Fashion Forward’ Hits Downtown Norfolk

'Fashion Forward' Hits Downtown Norfolk

Elizabeth Cornett, Reporter/Photographer

February 5, 2015

During the past couple of years, downtown Norfolk has been getting a fresh face when it comes to small businesses. One certain business, 318 on the Avenue is experiencing great success during the time is has been open. Marie Schroeder, Owner, went the University of Nebraska in Lincoln for Fashion...

From Casual To Glam: How To Dress For Holiday Parties

From Casual To Glam: How To Dress For Holiday Parties

December 19, 2014

Holiday parties abound. There are office functions. Decked-out fundraisers. Seasonal soirees. New Year’s bashes. You get the invite. You R.S.V.P. Now comes the impossible task of decoding the dress code. Interpreting attire suggestions during the holiday season can be tricky, thanks to clever Pinterest...

Rosenblum: What Price Beauty? Millennials Will Tell You

Rosenblum: What Price Beauty? Millennials Will Tell You

November 28, 2014

Recent stories about the challenges women and girls face in the face of beauty might lead us to believe that we’re not making any progress. Don’t believe it. Victoria’s Secret’s new “Perfect Body” campaign, coupled with actresses Renée Zellweger’s dramatic makeover and Shoshana Roberts’ s...

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

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

October 17, 2014 (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

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...

Fresh From New York Fashion Week: Trends For Spring 2015

A tangerine top brings a pop of color to this look from Ralph Lauren's Spring 2015 collection at New York Fashion Week. (Shootdigital/MCT)

Sara Bauknecht

September 23, 2014

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...

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