He’ll look dapper in these Donald J. Pliner dress shoes, $365, Woody’s Men’s Shop
With the holiday season comes holiday shopping, and Ladue’s Colonial Marketplace is dedicated to providing customers with a unique and convenient retail, dining and lifestyle destination.
Since the fear of public speaking is one of the main fears people have, facing it is the first step in lessening it. But we really don’t want to eliminate it completely! Toastmasters tells us to take the “butterflies in our stomach and teach them to fly in formation.” A Toastmasters club is the perfect setting for this. It is a nurturing environment where many have been in your shoes and can easily relate to the courage you’re demonstrating.
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!
Sometimes, dreams do come true. And sometimes, it's not wildly difficult to make that happen. Gardeners, once they learn of it, dream about the Chelsea Flower Show. So do some of us who just love the beauty of botany. This year, I was able to go.
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 (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.
On Ken: Ken’s own velvet jacket, shirt, bow tie, pocket square and shoes. Zanella grey pant, $395, Mister Guy.
On Paula: Jenny Packham dress, $6,720, Neiman Marcus. Ring, Elleard Heffern. Earrings, $72, Distinctions. Paula’s own cuff.
On Ken: Samuelsohn suit, $1,795, Mister Guy. Ken’s own shirt, bow tie, pocket square and shoes.
On Paula: Siasi dress, $195, Special Occasions. Diamond drop earrings, $113, Vie. Stingray cuff, Albarre. Single Stone cobblestone ring, $11,000, Ylang-Ylang. Paula's own shoes.
Story: Benjamin Murphy is a square peg in a round hole. He is not compelled to conform to the daily routine at the “Continental branch of Consolidated Shirt Makers,” where his colleagues dress alike and act alike in unison. This confounds the manager, Mr. Gum, who is further perplexed when Murphy refers to some unknown “stairs to the roof” that Murphy climbs to alleviate the boredom.
Looking for a comfortable shoe for fall? Slightly more hip than Tom’s and definitely more fashionable than your running shoes, the slip-on sneaker is having its moment.
Salvatore Ferragamo shoes, $475, Saks Fifth Avenue
The master bedroom was transformed from tasteful traditional to frankly fabulous by designer David Deatherage, who specializes in high-design vintage furnishings. “The house was built in the Mid-Century era, but instead of organic modern, it had formal aspirations,” Deatherage observes. “It's Champagne instead of a martini; Beverly Hills in the 1950s, as opposed to Palm Springs.”
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.