The Best: (Starting at the top with hot pink and grey, going clock-wise)
Asics, $90, True Runner
Nike, $80, Nordstrom
Hoka One One, $130, True Runner
Newton, $155, FitShop
Nike, $120, True Runner
Adidas, $160, Nordstrom
Saucony, $150, True Runner
Zella pant, $58, Nordstrom
Nike wedge, $140, Nordstrom
Before the annual stroll around The Galleria in search of holiday gifts both selective and silly, it’s time to contemplate what occurred on local stages in the past 12 months.
Story: Annie, a contestant on the reality TV series Looking for Love, is ecstatic when she outlasts the competition and receives a wedding proposal from the focal eligible bachelor Matt, taped of course for a later broadcast. Meanwhile, producer Josh informs Annie and Matt that they are legally obligated to keep quiet about the results until the show airs or they will forfeit their winnings.
You can't help but feel festive in the days ahead. Why not spread holiday cheer to others with these great beauty gift ideas? We can't think of a better mood-booster than a splash of color here and a dash of glitter there! You're welcome!
(Starting at the top with the black, going clock-wise)
Vince, $195, Neiman Marcus
Ash, $150, Neiman Marcus
Sam Edelman, $75, Nordstrom
Dolce Vida, $42, Nordstrom
Kate Spade, $198, Saks Fifth Avenue
Steve Madden, $60, Nordstrom
Everyone notices your smile. Keep it colorful with this season's most sensational shades.
Story: Ariel, mermaid and youngest daughter of Triton, king of the sea, yearns to learn more about the humans above water who fascinate her so much. Her aspirations are different than those of her six mersisters, who are content frolicking in the ocean.
On Eva: Pink Chicken dress, $74, City Sprouts; Uggs, $120, Nordstrom.
On Amy: Rachel Zoe sweater, $275, Vie; Equipment blouse, $208, Vie; Lululemon leggings, $98, LuluLemon; Franco Sarto boots, $189, Macy’s; Earrings, Never Enough.
On Dimitri: Shirt, Dimitri's own; Joe’s jeans, $59, Nordstrom; Converse, $40, Laurie’s.
On Yanni: Barbor vest, $219, Outdoors; Barbor shirt, $99, Outdoors; Jeans, Yanni's own; Shoes, Yanni's own.
On Dimitri: Lacoste pullover, $55, Nordstrom; Joe’s jeans, $59, Nordstrom; Converse, $40, Laurie’s Shoes.
On Eva: Tea sweater, $69; t-shirt, $25; pants, $39; City Sprouts; Uggs, $120, Nordstrom.
On Eva: Egg vest, $70, shirt, $44, leggings, $29, Dandelions; Uggs, $120, Nordstrom.
On Yanni: Barbor jacket, $379, Outdoors; Jeans, Yanni's own; Shoes, Yanni's own.
On Dimitri: Johnny O polo, $48, Dandelions; North face fleece, $99, Nordstrom; Joe’s jeans, $59, Nordstrom; Converse, $40, Laurie’s.
On Amy: Vest, $67, Never Enough; JBrand jeans, $214, Vie; Franco Sarto boots, $189, Macy’s.
It’s safe to assume that when you visit a high-end department store, the staff will go the extra mile to make the shopping experience a memorable one. But if you’re looking for a bit of extra attention—whether it’s help finding a gown for an upcoming gala, seeking out versatile styles to complete your suitcase for a trip to the coast, or a complete seasonal wardrobe overhaul—a number of local stores offer designated personal shoppers who can lend their undivided attention to your search.
On Nina: McQueen dress, $825, Neiman Marcus. Pashmina, $100, Melanie’s. Silver earrings, $9, Melanie’s. Frye boots, $478, Neiman Marcus.
On Catherine: Buffalo Check sweater, $68, Laurie Solet. Nesh vest, $119, FitShop. Haute Hippie riding pants, $395, Neiman Marcus. White oxford, $148, Nordstrom.
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!
Founded in Los Angeles in 2002 as a collection of women’s knits and cashmere sweaters, Vince has evolved into a multi-channel brand encompassing both women’s and men’s wear, denim, footwear and accessories.
The biker hobo bag, Jimmy Choo, $1,475, Nordstrom
The cuff, Alexis Bittar, $195, Nordstrom
(clockwise starting with black at top)
Vince, $450, Saks Fifth Avenue
Pedro Garcia, $475, Neiman Marcus
Michael Kors, $198, Nordstrom
Prada, $650, Saks Fifth Avenue
Louise et Cie, $139, Nordstrom
Dolce Vita, $123, Cha Boutique
Joie, $315, Neiman Marcus
On Cynthia: Tony Bowls dress, $449, Distinctions. Earrings, $10, Melanie’s. Antonio Melani shoes, $110, Dillard’s.
On Mariana: Tony Bowls dress, $399, Distinctions. Bracelets, $15/each, Melanie’s. Mia shoes, $79, Nordstrom.
On Olivia: Kathy Hilton dress, $345, Special Occasions. Kate Spade necklace, $98, Nordstrom. Rhinestone necklace, $24, Melanie’s. Glint shoes, $120, Nordstrom.
On Mariana: Yetts dress, $70, Cha Boutique. Earrings, $15, Melanie’s. Antonio Melani shoes, $90, Dillard’s.
On Jay: Jacket, $116, shirt, $58, pants, $63, Robert’s. Great Knots bow-tie, $55, Mister Guy.
On Olivia: Parker dress, $396, Cha Boutique. Earrings, $15, Melanie’s. Antonio Melani shoes, $110, Dillard’s.
On Nisha:Aidan dress, $190, Neiman Marcus. Earrings, $18, Melanie’s. Steve Madden shoes, $80, Dillard’s.
On Cynthia: Haute Hippie dress, $495, Neiman Marcus. Earrings, $9, Melanie’s. Glint shoes, $120, Nordstrom.
On Christian: Byron blazer, $495, bow-tie, $55, Mister Guy. Shirt, $74, Pants, $80, Robert’s.
Story: It’s 1961, and window washer J. Pierrepont Finch seems more absorbed in the book he’s reading than in cleaning the exterior of the World Wide Wicket building. He carries a self-help tome that describes in meticulous detail how an ambitious, enterprising young man (it is 1961) can rise to the top of the business world with nary an iota of talent.
As the summer winds down, many of St. Louis’ top arts organizations are ramping up a new season. We asked in-the-know arts professionals what they’re most looking forward to in the world of visual and performing arts.
Santa Monica is a beachside city, bordered on three sides by the concrete sprawl of Los Angeles, and on the other side, the majestic sprawl of the Pacific Ocean—a marvelous mix of sophistication and kitsch.