St. Louis interior designer Jay Eiler’s sleek navy study makes us want to clean up our act. All of this perfection begs the question: Does good design really encourage us to live and work more beautifully? We went to Eiler for answers.
Let’s start with the back story: Russ Henneberry is a good friend and mentor. I have learned a great deal from him about building websites and Internet marketing, among other things. Regularly, I would go to his site to read his latest article. On one occasion, I noticed an audio icon near the top of the latest post. Not knowing what to expect, I clicked on it. To my delight, Russ was reading his post, with inflections and pauses that made the article easy to understand.
LN’s signature Style File is the time when we break down the biggest fall trends. There were some very distinctive styles on the runways, so use this as your guide for the key pieces you need to be looking your best for fashion’s biggest season.
St. Louis is so lucky to have such an incredible restaurant scene. Talented chefs seem to be flocking here and opening new restaurants left and right. What could be better than food and fashion?
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From tailored suits to custom-made shirts and accessories, today’s local businessmen really are dressing up again. And that means a strong spike in sales for men's specialty shops like Savile Row Custom Clothiers in Clayton.
Story: Sam is a struggling young actor in New York City. To make ends meet, he toils away taking reservations in the cramped, windowless basement office of a tony restaurant in Manhattan. A typical day for Sam is dealing with upper-class sorts making calls for the ‘best’ table at the trendy establishment, as well as taking myriad and maddening orders from the maitre d’, the executive chef and his co-workers. He also gets to listen to the sundry excuses offered by his talent agent for Sam’s meager acting assignments.
Story: Ken Haller, a pediatrician by day and versatile performer at night, has packaged an abundance of nostalgia with a bit of American history and even sociology into 90 minutes of entertainment titled The TV Show! In addition to themes from various TV series, Haller dips as well into original musicals made for TV in the medium’s ‘golden age,’ and even offers up an amusing medley of melodies for TV commercials written by one Barry Manilow “before he was Barry Manilow.”
What better place to showcase this year’s fall trends than at the 2012 William Bernoudy Ladue News Show House? The Mid-Century Modern design definitely provided retro inspiration—the perfect backdrop for featuring this season’s greatest hits.
When I first read about this movie—a bicycle-messenger action flick—I mentally filed it under ‘vapid teen extreme-sports movie.’ You know, the rebellious group of fringe high school kids who turn to skateboarding/hip hop/BMX-racing/competitive hair-styling/interpretative dance to channel their angst and succeed in life. Then, three little words caught my eye: Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Since his brilliant indie-film comeback, (500) Days of Summer, the man can do no wrong. Well, he can do a little wrong.
Fun and fashion collide at the Four Seasons Hotel St. Louis, where LN’s latest Style File shoot had everyone talking!
Story: Agnes is at low ebb in her life. Her ex-husband Jerry has been released from prison and she fears he will come after her and resume his violent ways. As a result, she’s holed up in a tiny room in a seedy motel on the outskirts of Oklahoma City. When her friend R.C. drops by, she brings along an acquaintance, a quiet young man named Peter. Despite his reticence, Agnes takes a tentative liking to the stranger, who gradually indicates the feeling is mutual. Knowing only that Peter is on the move for mysterious reasons, she invites him to stay.
Family businesses are widespread throughout our country and around the world, and for good reason. When family ties are strong, a robust, profitable business can result. In St. Louis, we have found several families with multiple generations making their way in the field of law.
On Kim: Dress, $148; necklace; $88; cuff bracelet, $28, all from Caché; Leifsdottir sweater, $258 from Susan Lynn’s; Vaneli ‘Isobel’ bootie, $200 from Marmi…On Gina: Joseph Ribkoff leopard print dress, $199, and Kut leather vest, $190 from Marta’s; Kenneth Cole gold bangle, $68 from Dillard’s; mesh bracelet, $48 from Caché at The Meadows; leather belt, $95 from Soft Surroundings; Donald Pliner peep-toe booties, $350 from Dillard’s.
On Gina: Striped sweater vest, $78; tank, $58; and pant, $78, all from Caché at The Meadows. Liquid metal bracelet, $135 from Laurie Solet; earrings, $13 from Melanie’s; Badgley Mischka sunglasses, $575 from Erker’s…On Keesha: Lace jacket, $126 from Laurie Solet; top, $78 and French Connection leather leggings, $128 from Ivy Hill. Cuff Flower bracelet, $43, and earrings, $50 from Marta’s. Verameat sterling silver ring, $175 from Byrd; Bevel sun- glasses, $315 from Erker’s.
On Keesha: Roberto Cavalli dress, $1,895 and Sam Edelman boots, $250 from Nordstrom. Betsey Johnson chain necklaces, $38 each, Natasha earrings, $35, and Carol Duplaise ring, $15, all from Dillard’s…On Gina: Joseph Ribkoff coat, $285 from Su-Ellen; Carlie dress, $129 from MACS Designs; Vince Camuto booties, $120 from Nordstrom.
On Gina: Coat, $238; Obi suede belt, $128; messenger purse, $158; all from Eileen Fisher at Plaza Frontenac. Vera Wang Lavender over-the-knee boots, $495 from Nordstrom; Badgley Mischka sunglasses, $575 from Erker’s…On Carmen: Sweater, $198; skirt, $158; belt, $98; fingerless gloves, $58; all from Eileen Fisher at Plaza Frontenac. Vaneli “Iza” suede boot, $250 from Marmi. Oramomi scarf, $76 from Blue Moon Activewear.
On Kim: Walter jacket, $348; Calvin Klein booties, $159; Korto Momolu earrings, $28; all from Dillard’s. MM Couture dress, $78 from Ivy Hill; Sabina messenger bag, $154 from Marmi…On Gina: C. Luce Faux Leather vest, $88 from Blush; blouse, $80 from Soft Surroundings; Belarana cargo pants, $187 from Laurie Solet; blue Bangle, $16 from Dotdotdash; leaf cuff, $28 from Dillard’s; Vince Camuto bootie, $120 from Nordstrom…On Carmen: Kut trench, $90 from Blush; crochet dress, $80 from Soft Surroundings; Gianni Bini leggings, $28 and bird cage necklace, $36 from Dillard’s; chain necklace, $64 from Melanie’s.
On Keesha: Joseph Ribkoff blouse, $207 and skirt, $191; all from Su-Ellen.
On Kim: Suede fringed cape, $440; Goode Rider jeans, $169; Old Gringo boots, $410, all from GiddyUp Jane; earrings, $10 from Su-Ellen…On Gina: Robyn sweater, $160 from Byrd; Free People lace top, $68 and bandeau, $28 from Blush; James jeans, $122 from Essential Elements; charm necklace, $296 from Laurie Solet; Judith Leiber aviator sunglasses, $875 from Erker’s; Vaneli ‘Rosita’ boot, $275 from Marmi.
On Keesha: Dress, $138 from Caché at The Meadows; sweater, $82 from Dotdotdash; Tarnish hat, $46 from Nordstrom; Sabina handbag, $277 from Marmi…On Kim: Susana Monaco dress, $250 and Velvet sweater jacket, $216 from Essential Elements; Streets Ahead belt, $162 from GiddyUp Jane; Vaneli ‘Roxie’ boot, $275 from Marmi; Judith Leiber sunglasses, $475 from Erker’s.
On Kim: Aidan Mattox sequin dress, $370 from Distinctions; Nina ‘Urica’ shoes, $80 from Dillard’s; bracelet, $34 from Caché; ring, $30 from Marta’s.