You can always tell when Oscar season has arrived. Films grow maudlin and tackle subjects like racism, genocide and human dysfunction. The Judge is early out of the gate for Academy consideration and packs a cast of lauded actors, a couple of whom have already made the trip to the dais. The film isn't perfect, but if you want to see some spectacular acting, this is your movie.
Story: Eteocles and Polyneices, sons of the late King Oedipus of Thebes, each dies in battle on opposite sides of the civil war fought in Thebes. Their uncle Creon, now ruler of Thebes, declares that Eteocles shall be honored as a patriot and given a proper burial, but that Polyneices’ body will be left in the streets to be preyed upon by carrion birds and animals.
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 Amy: Lorna Jane jacket, $159; pants, $99, Dimvaloo; Shoes, Amy's own.
On Yanni: Zobha shirt, $65; pant, $95, Dimvaloo.
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.
Whether you call it cobalt, sapphire or midnight, bold blue is the hottest hue for fall—and not just a hint here and there: This shade is meant to be worn head to toe and without apology.
Thanks to the efforts of students participating in the Read to the Finish program, several Kirk Day School faculty and staff revved their engines in a race against teachers from other schools. The reading-incentive program rewards young readers with a free ticket to Gateway Motorsports Park, and the opportunity to watch their teachers rev their engines.
Need a lift to the North Pole this holiday season? For the first time ever, The Polar Express Train Ride is coming to town, departing from St. Louis Union Station beginning in late November.
On Catherine: Vintage Havana shirt, $62; Gracia skirt, $79; Necklace, $59; Never Enough. Belt, $20, Paperdolls Boutique. Earrings, $637, Vie. Boots, $295, Laurie’s Shoes.
Sara Tenenbein’s mother was diagnosed with breast cancer at age 37. That alone was a red flag for Tenenbein, a writer and blogger. After discovering that she carries an inherited mutation of the BRCA1 gene, which is linked to increased risk of ovarian and breast cancers, Tenenbein opted for a double mastectomy and breast reconstruction in order to reduce her breast cancer risk. She also revamped her lifestyle to support ongoing health and wellness.
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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.
Residents, shoppers and diners alike are in the lap of luxury at The Shoppes at the Crescent. The classy, urban upscale retail and residential condominium community features high-end condos with stunning views of the St. Louis skyline, and exclusive amenities, from posh boutiques and premiere restaurants to a fitness center and lush gardens—all within walking distance of downtown Clayton.
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.
A harpoon, a handlebar and a couple of soup cans—this is how Dr. J. Tracy Watson, a SLUCare orthopedic surgeon at Saint Louis University Hospital, describes the new device he uses to help ‘jack up’ a short leg and restore symmetry to those who’ve either been born with a severe leg-length discrepancy or had an accident, such as a compound fracture, that caused one leg to become shorter in the healing process.
Since its beginning in the 1870s, the Central West End has served as a sought-after St. Louis residential district. These days, the CWE is an urban oasis full of homes, restaurants, bars, art, entertainment, and—of course—shopping.
Kirkwood’s historic and walkable downtown is the modern-day embodiment of family-friendly, small-town Americana. On any given day, you can stop by the Kirkwood Farmers Market, watch the trains go by (or hop on one if you so choose!), and enjoy a cold treat from The Custard Station while you shop.
On Melissa: Alice & Olivia dress, $297, Vie. Parad sweater, $90, Ivy Hill. Necklace, $30; bracelets, $38 each; cuff, $20; earrings, $68; ring, $20; Laurie Solet. Sbicca booties, $115, Splash.
On Eric: Culturata shirt, $195; Agave jeans, $210; Mister Guy. Model’s own shoes.
Ask almost anyone who knows Dan Farrell, senior VP of sales and marketing for the Cardinals, to tell you something about him and the first thing they’ll probably say is that he is one of the nicest people you’ll ever meet in St. Louis.
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.