If you've ever stood on the steps under the Arch, admired the flowers at City Hall, or driven by the remodeled homes in North County neighborhoods, you have witnessed the work of the Veiled Prophet Foundation.
You could say Richard Tao is a man who wears many hats, but that simply isn’t his accessory of choice. Tao has held principal architectural positions, worked as a department store president, taught college-level jazz, and performed as a professional musician overseas. Now, he’s on to his next adventure: neckties.
I've compiled my annual look back on my favorites from Fall 2014. The best part? See how easily these looks can carry you into Spring of 2015!
The Chamber Music Society of St. Louis has announced its star-studded 2015 benefit, Salut D’Amour—Celebrating with David and Miran Halen. The Tuesday, March 10, concert will be held in the acoustically perfect Sheldon Concert Hall.
On Kelly: Alice + Olivia dress, $597; Earrings, $738; Vie. 18k white gold and diamond necklace; 14k white gold and diamond bracelet; Sapphire and diamond ring, call for prices; Albarre Jewelry. Jimmy Choo heels, $595, Saks Fifth Avenue.
On Callie (second from left): Egg red bow dress, $76; Blue Egg Leggings, $29; Pocketful of Posies silver bow headband, $18; Dandelions.
On Kelly (second from right): Milly dress, $325; Jimmy Choo heels, $595; Saks Fifth Avenue. Day Tripper teardrop earrings, $48, Kate Spade. 18k white gold and diamond necklace; Sapphire and diamond ring, call for prices; Albarre Jewelry.
On Steve (right): Samuelsohn suit, $1,200; Donald J. Pliner dress shoes, $365; Woody’s Men’s Shop. Robert Talbott dress shirt, $298, Mister Guy Clothiers. Bulova watch, $1,295, Lordo’s Diamonds.
Looking for the perfect something for all the special people in your life? From gifts for grandma to surprises for your sweetheart, we scouted out beautiful items for everyone on your list!
You mean well with the tie, and that candle is pretty, but the most memorable gifts are a little (just a little) over-the-top. For those hoping to make a statement this holiday season, we collected the biggest, most opulent gifts offered by fine department stores. Happy shopping!
Eugenia Kim cap, $215, Neiman Marcus. Mastini necklace, $675, Michael Herr Diamonds & Fine Jewelry. Ramy Brook hobo bag, $695, Vie. Manolo Blahnik heels, $595, Saks Fifth Avenue. Tunic, $238, Eileen Fisher. Pants, $178, Eileen Fisher. Dyed fox cowl, $525, The Fur and Leather Centre. GiGi New York clutch, $145, Ivy Hill. Bracelet, $562, Vie. Prada booties, $890, Neiman Marcus.
Eugenia Kim fedora, $365, Neiman Marcus. Dyed fox scarf, $150, The Fur and Leather Centre. Moss Mills belt, $120, Ivy Hill. Jimmy Choo boots, $1,195, Neiman Marcus. Dress, $398, Eileen Fisher. Earrings, $150, Vie. Scarf, $20, Laurie Solet. Rebecca Minkoff bag, $195, Laurie Solet. Salvatore Ferragamo shoes, $475, Saks Fifth Avenue.
On Kathy (left): Lilly Pulitzer dress, $268; Sail to Sable coat, $378; cuff, $218; Pink Magnolia.
On Kelly (right): Alice + Olivia dress, $396, Saks Fifth Avenue. Daphne coat, $798; Day Tripper teardrop earrings, $48; Kate Spade. Merkin clutch, $275, Vie. 18k white gold and diamond necklace; Sapphire and diamond ring; call for prices; Albarre Jewelry.
On Kathy (right): Jade Melody Tam top, $115; Krazy Larry pant, $110; Sole Comfort. Gabor heels, $196, Laurie’s.
On Kelly (left): Diane von Furstenberg dress, $398; Jimmy Choo heels, $1,250; Saks Fifth Avenue. BCBG black rabbit fur capelet, $125, Byrd Designer Consignment Boutique. Kate Spade handbag, $348, Kate Spade. 14k white gold and diamond bracelet, call for pricing, Albarre Jewelry.
On Steve (center): Samuelsohn sportcoat, $998; Canali dress shirt, $265; Saks Fifth Avenue pants, $228; Saks Fifth Avenue. Donald J. Pliner dress shoes, $365, Woody’s Men's Shop.
On Ken: Peter Millar sportcoat, $995, and shirt, $125; Agave jeans, $245; Mister Guy.
On Paula: Giorgio Armani jacket, $1,325, Neiman Marcus. Chanel padlock necklace, $2,300, Saks Fifth Avenue. Paula's own cuff, silver necklace, jeans and shoes.
Manolo Blahnik heels, $595, Saks Fifth Avenue
Salvatore Ferragamo shoes, $475, Saks Fifth Avenue
Dolce & Gabbana Two-Piece Velvet Tuxedo
Richart Vault 112-Piece Chocolate Set
Petrossian Royal Ossetra Caviar 125g
Ralph Lauren Bond Chess Set
(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
Ashley Sewell and Patrick Ryan were worried about the weather: The forecast for their big day, over Memorial Day Weekend in Cape Cod, was predicted to be cold and rainy. But the storm clouds stayed away and sunshine blessed the beaches for the couple’s nautical nuptials.
Escada jacket, $1,475; pant, $650; blouse, $875; Saks Fifth Avenue
Christian Louboutin heels, $895, Neiman Marcus
Herve Leger dress, $1,640, Saks Fifth Avenue
Stephanie Kantis cuff, $485; ring, $495; Neiman Marcus
Kate Spade dress, $398, Kate Spade
Stephanie Kantis necklace, $350, Neiman Marcus
Jimmy Choo heels, $695, Saks Fifth Avenue
Diane von Furstenberg jumpsuit, $428, Saks Fifth Avenue
Cusp necklace, $98, Neiman Marcus
Manolo Blahnik heels, $935, Saks Fifth Avenue