Nail polish is all about the color, right? Well, it turns out there’s a little more to it than that. For some insight on getting great manicures, we turned to industry veteran Deborah Lippmann. As luck would have it, her company is now celebrating its 15-year anniversary. Congratulations!
Want to try something new for fall? This season's color palette has everything you'll need from neutral nudes to glorious grays. And you can never go wrong with red, ruby lips. Smile!
Still fresh off its chic remodel last year, the Colonial Marketplace has quickly become a boutique shopping and dining destination. The DESCO Group, which purchased the property in September 2011, brought in a unique mix of high-end shops, delectable dining and specialty services that have caught the attention of the area’s savvy shoppers. With all this buzz, the parking lot can fill up fast. But don’t worry about nabbing a space—complimentary valet service is available from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Tuesdays through Saturdays.
You might have read it in a national magazine, found it on Pinterest, or it was something passed down from your mom. Homemade beauty treatments are a fascination for many women, especially do-it-yourselfers (DIY) who want to live an all-natural, organic lifestyle. But are they really all they’re cracked up to be?
Add sparkle and sass to your summer look with a rainbow of shades. From plums and pinks to nudes and nautically inspired, think of the pretty possibilities!
On a glitter-clad runway, 19-year-old Devon Windsor of Ladue walked—or rather, strutted—into the homes of 10 million or so television viewers.
Make plans for Beauty Buzz, a spring beauty party to benefit THE PRESS CLUB OF METROPOLITAN ST. LOUIS. This year’s event will feature light bites, giveaways and six beauty bars staffed with experts from Chanel, Christian Dior, Bobbi Brown, Sisley, ReVive and others. Co-chaired by KSDK Newschannel 5’s LEISA ZIGMAN and her daughter, MICAILA EDLIN, the event will be held Saturday, Feb. 22, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Neiman Marcus. Proceeds will benefit media scholarships for area students. For tickets, visit stlpressclub.org.
The days might not be getting cooler just yet, but fall is on its way. And as you dig your comfy sweaters and killer boots out of the back of your closet, don’t forget that your makeup routine might need a little tweaking, too. We asked Amy Koheler, director for Dior’s St. Louis region with Dillards, about her fall makeup outlook.
Metallics. Deeply colored lips. Smoky eyes. Fall’s color palette is all about intensity—and a splash of playfulness.
Keller Williams Realty St. Louis in Kirkwood recently celebrated its annual RED Day (Renew, Energize and Donate) with plenty of flowers and sunshine. RED Day was created for agents and their families as a nationwide Keller Williams commitment to give back to the communities they serve. The Kirkwood team planted flowers for the City of Kirkwood to beautify the downtown area. Pictured from left to right are agents Dan Delpha, Andrew Hannigan and Denise Sanford.
There’s no need to have a cruel summer (unless you’re a Bananarama fan) when it comes to presenting your best face forward this season. Check out these sun-ready shades that will keep you looking hot, day or night.
From fine dining to quaint parks, posh hotels and designer boutiques, Clayton boasts extensive options for a relaxing and indulgent weekend.
Ready for a dip? DIOR�s 5 Couleurs Croisette Edition in Swimming Pool presents aquatic pastels embossed with sunny waves in homage to the designer�s couture dresses. $60, available at Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Saks Fifth Avenue and other fine department stores.
Maryville Talks Books, the signature author series from MARYVILLE UNIVERSITY, kicks off this month with actress/ singer VANESSA WILLIAMS and her mother, HELEN WILLIAMS. The pair will appear on May 10 at Christ Church Cathedral for a discussion and signing of their book, You Have No Idea. The rest of the lineup includes former Democratic presidential candidate BILL BRADLEY (May 11), sportswriter FRANK DEFORD (May 30), author and historian DOUGLAS BRINKLEY (June 4) and Friday Night Lights and Three Nights in August author BUZZ BISSINGER (June 11). Except for the Williams event, all other appearances take place at Maryville University Auditorium and are free and open to the public. Ticket packages for the Williams event are $30, and include seating for two, as well as a copy of the book (brownpapertickets.com).
Serena Ecker of Dior
From the moment we take our first tottering steps in Mommy’s high heels, women are obsessed with accessories. Even in a sluggish economy, sales of shoes, handbags, jewelry and other accents remain strong. When the going gets tough, the tough accessorize. Luckily, there’s plenty to choose from this fall.
While many high school girls have bought copies of Vogue, few can say they’ve been featured in the iconic fashion magazine. But Webster Groves 18-year-old Karlie Kloss is the publication’s ‘it’ girl, gracing its pages more than any other model in 2009. In between couture shows in Paris, magazine photo shoots in New York and classes at Webster Groves High School, the rising star slowed down long enough to tell us about life as a supermodel.
Red lips at Dior
Though he’s new to St. Louis (transplanted from Texas last August), Saks Fifth Avenue general manager Doug Moss has been with the company for more than a decade and has been in retail for nearly two. LN talked to him about holiday gift-giving trends in cosmetics and fragrances—two areas that have become even more important in this economy, he points out, when people are looking for gifts that are luxurious but not flashy.
You might not recognize his name, but Dr. Neil Sadick has many skin care ‘firsts’ to his credit: using lasers to treat varicose veins, developing Vela Smooth, a technology to reduce the appearance of cellulite, and coming up with a radiofrequency technology that tightens skin. Sadick also sees patients at his private practice in New York City. And as global medical adviser to Christian Dior Beauty, he has pioneered some products well-heeled consumers are wild about. We talked with him about skin and how to properly care for it.
So what's blooming on the runways for spring? The classic trench coat is back and gets a designer twist from the likes of Dior and Sonya Rykiel. And florals, those perennial favorites, are featured heavily in the feminine chiffons in spring.
Women’s Closet Exchange owner Sue McCarthy shows off high-end labels like Chanel, Dolce and Gabbana, Dior and Gucci at her resale boutique. photo by Jason Mueller