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Reigning Men

Marycait Dolan, Contributor

September 21, 2017

This past weekend marked the closing of the Saint Louis Art Museum’s summer exhibition, Reigning Men: Fashion in Menswear. As fun as its punny title would suggest, Reigning Men encompassed the main goal of refocusing the frequently feminine lens of fashion to instead showcase the lesser-celebrated history of men’...

NY Fashion Week

NY Fashion Week

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September 25, 2015

Before diving into some of my favorite shows of this past fashion week, let’s cover a few of the basics that may have been discussed at the shows this year.  First, the fabrics in the shows were all over the place.  The start of the week featured more sheer pieces, and the emphasis shifted later to layering...

Academy Award-winning fashion

Academy Award-winning fashion

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February 27, 2013

A look at designer trends that were hits and misses on the red carpet With over 40 million viewers watching the 2013 Academy Awards, the pressure was on for Hollywood’s biggest stars to look their best on the red carpet and on stage. No one wants to end up on the worst-dressed list on Hollywood’s...

Spring Break Essentials

Spring Break Essentials

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February 27, 2013

Inspiration Straight from the Runway  While college kids everywhere are busy pretending to go on diets and strict workout regimes in preparation for spring break 2013 (it was only one cookie after lunch, not two!), it may have completely slipped their minds to consider their spring break ...

Form, function and fashion for men

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February 27, 2013

Fashion often connotes impractical design and is generally ignored by those in search of functional clothing. For too long, men’s outfitters have ignored the basic design features that should be considered when creating everyday clothing. Fortunately, a handful of innovative clothing companies are...

A gentleman’s guide to layering

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February 27, 2013

5 tips on mixing and matching for spring With spring quickly approaching, we all want to get rid of our winter wardrobes. However, this may be difficult due to St. Louis’ sporadic temperatures. One way to outsmart Mother Nature is to try the layering look. Layering can help prepare you for both ...

Global exploration to fashion inspiration

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February 27, 2013

In a room filled with students in sweatpants tucked into Uggs, Amanda Araiza draws instant attention. Her seemingly all black outfit is striking and almost harsh, but the studs on the shoulders of her black trench, her tousled curls and lively smile instantly brighten her look. If you’re looking...

Finding the perfect outfit for Valentine’s Day

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February 11, 2013

With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, the excitement and nervousness begins with selecting the perfect outfit for the occasion. Since this month is all about love, here are some fun, flirty ways to achieve the perfect Valentine’s Day look from head to toe. Apparel: First, do not be...

Highly anticipated Prabal Gurung for Target designer collaboration launched Feb. 10

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February 11, 2013

Excitement has been buzzing in the fashion world over Target’s newest designer collaboration, and the patience of frugal fashionistas is finally paying off. The highly anticipated Target Corporation designer collaboration with Prabal Gurung launched Feb. 10 in stores and online. Gurung is the most...

Three shoes necessary for every young man’s closet

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February 11, 2013

Shoes can say a lot about a guy. Regardless of your lifestyle, there are three types of shoes that should be in every young man’s closet: boots, casual sneakers and Oxfords. These three shoes are a great investment for any wardrobe and look great on everyone if worn for the right occasions. First,...

‘Underneath is All’ features corsets, skirt forms and skivvies

‘Underneath is All’ features corsets, skirt forms and skivvies

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December 6, 2012

Can history be relayed through underwear? The Missouri History Museum’s exhibit “Underneath It All” certainly promotes such a notion. The display of corsets, undergarments, bras and cages interspersed on mannequins around the room provide visual documentations of changing fashions from the 1700s...

Dressing for holiday events, meals

Dressing for holiday events, meals

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December 6, 2012

Peppermint cookies sprinkled with crushed candy canes sit on a festive plate while hot cocoa simmers on the front burner. Lights twinkle on the fresh-cut Christmas tree, and your mom frantically asks you to clean the upstairs bathroom for the third time even though you’re not expecting any guests. Yes,...

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