For more than 17 years, Robin Franklin worked in the Neiman Marcus Precious Jewels Salon at Plaza Frontenac. Now, her gemstone-filled jewelry line, Splendid Company, works exclusively with the department store, where she'll be appearing soon for a trunk show.
Spring has sprung, bringing with it a lovely array of dazzling hues! Whether you’re in the mood for romance, whimsy or a hint of playfulness, these colors will have you covered!
Each year, it is an honor to style the ladies who are being recognized as Women of Achievement. These women gave great input into what fashions they love; and as you’ll see, the end result showcases each of their unique styles.
There’s no question LN readers are in-the-know, so who better to ask about the things that make St. Louis stand out and stand proud? Here, we present the very best, as selected by our readers, in the 2014 Ladue News Platinum List!
Spring has sprung in the land of fashion, and one of my favorite trends for the new season are watercolor prints. Brush strokes of color in vibrant hues, these prints give an artsy look to your spring wardrobe. Pair them with white or classic denim, a lime neon clutch or bring a pop to your feet when wearing a solid dress...there’s nothing abstract about it!
Must-Have: Saint Laurent heel, $795, available at Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus and Saks Fifth Avenue
For the young ladies who want to make a big splash at prom, the fashion has to live up to it! Long or short, fluffy tulle or sleek jersey...anything goes for 2014!
La Femme dress, $289, Distinctions
earrings, $12, Melanies
Tadashi Shoji dress, $430, Neiman Marcus
earrings, $13, Melanie’s
cuff, $15, Melanie’s
Jovani dress, $549, Distinctions
Kate Spade necklace, $128, Nordstrom
David Meister dress, $570, Neiman Marcus
Kate Spade bracelet, $128, Nordstrom
Kate Spade earrings, $48, Nordstrom
Alice & Olivia dress, $1698, Neiman Marcus
earrings, $12, Melanie’s
belt, $88, Mac’s Designs
Glint shoes, $120, Nordstrom
dress, $TK, Special Occasions
earrings, $24, Melanies
bracelets, $21/each, Melanie’s
Nina shoes, $89, Nordstrom
Kathy Hilton dress, $730’, Special Occasions
Badgley Mischka dress, $880, Neiman Marcus
necklace, $TK, Nordstrom
earrings, $18, Melanie’s
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.
Saturday, February 22: BEAUTY BUZZ at Neiman Marcus to benefit the press Club of Metropolitan St. Louis, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pictured: Co-chairs Leisa Zigman and Micaila Edlin.
Steinberg Ice Rink in Forest Park
Chambray shirt, $70, Nordstrom
Michael Kors sweater, $195, Neiman Marcus
Michael Kors vest, $895, Neiman Marcus
Equipment sweater, $298, Vie
Rag & Bone jacket, $1,295, Neiman Marcus
Alice & Olivia leather leggings, $795, Nordstrom
Hat, $35, Nordstrom
The Fabulous Fox Theater
Burberry shirt, $275, Neiman Marcus
Michael Kors sweater, $195, Neiman Marcus
Hugo Boss coat, $595, Neiman Marcus
Theory pant, $195, Neiman Marcus
Parker skirt, $264, Nordstrom
jacket, $860, Nordstrom
Jem New York fur scarf, $230, Neiman Marcus
Valentino clutch, $1,295, Nordstrom
The experts at KATE SOMERVILLE recently launched Age Arrest Wrinkle Cream ($90), which contains Telo-5 Technology, proven to effectively reduce the appearance of wrinkles, increase firmness and elasticity and improve skin’s appearance overall. Combine it with the exclusive Dilo Oil ($65) from Fiji, which is prized for its restorative benefits and promoting healthier-looking skin. Available at Neiman Marcus and Sephora.
Who doesn’t love a year-end fashion countdown? Here’s my list of top items, and how you can transition them easily into spring or all year long!
11. Balenciaga Bag (Neiman Marcus)
Balenciaga has been making modern iconic bags for more than a decade now. Known for the use of lush leather with a rocker edge, its latest bag, the Le Dix, is a departure from the Classic style. Lady-like and structured, the Le Dix was one of the most covetable bags for fall and will be something you will keep in your family for generations.
9. Lela Rose Flared Dress (Neiman Marcus)
A floral damask dress is about as timeless as they come (I always think of Grace Kelly in Rear Window). This Lela Rose dress is a gorgeous shape and the fabric is fabulously rich. Wear it with gold strappy sandals to a spring wedding, with a cropped cardigan and pearls for a luncheon, or a smart tailored blazer and one of our favorite statement necklaces for an after-work event.
Why get just one item when you can give that special someone a collection of tiny, little presents? Our selection of holiday gift sets may just be what you’re looking for...
A capacity crowd at New York’s Carnegie Hall greeted the St. Louis Symphony’s performance of Benjamin Britten’s Peter Grimes last month, on what would have been the composer’s 100th birthday. The Nov. 22 program featured music director David Robertson; the Symphony chorus, under the director of Amy Kaiser; and tenor Anthony Dean as Peter Grimes, and soprano Susanna Phillips as Ellen Orford. The performance received an extended standing ovation, as well as praise from critics, including The New York Times. The Carnegie program was previewed at Powell Hall Nov. 16.