As the Saint Louis Fashion Incubator celebrates its first anniversary, the eyes of the fashion world are on its inaugural class of innovative designers.

With the arrival of the month of love – less than two weeks till Valentine’s Day, ladies and gentlemen! – shops are showing the first rushing flushes of romance with a plethora of pink and blush-colored items.

Almost necessarily, a bold lip makes a romantic Valentine’s Day look – although achieving that look can be tricky in winter, when chapping runs rampant.