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STYLE WISE: What to wear on Sequin Appreciation Day

December 29, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

New Year’s Eve is the one night a year where it’s completely acceptable for a woman to hit the town looking like she just went 10 rounds with a bedazzler and won. Continue Reading

STYLE WISE: Spandex: A privilege or a right?

November 17, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Trends in fashion are constantly evolving. Some only last for a season, while others manage to hold on for years. But lately, according to some,the leggings trend has started becoming a distraction. Continue Reading

Rachel Zoe tries her hand at gift wrap

November 16, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

A pretty package can make up for a so-so gift, says stylist-designer Rachel Zoe. Continue Reading

Young Fendi branches out with recycled material

November 6, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Her Carmina Campus bags are each different, made from “only reusable materials, or unused but out of production, which give a second life.” Continue Reading

Right at Home: getting creative with candy corn

October 28, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

One of the most enduring of Halloween icons, candy corn is now over 130 years old. Continue Reading

STYLE WISE: Declarations of a 2-year-old

September 30, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

My mother will tell you that at the tender age of 2, I firmly stated I was ready to dress myself. Looking back, I wish I could remember the thought process that led me to declare my style independence. Continue Reading

MELINDA LAVINE: Five fall fashion staples

September 30, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Fall’s my favorite time of year for the colors, the changes in weather and the wardrobe. Continue Reading

Stepping lightly in Painted Bird shoes

July 18, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The hand-crocheted flats come from India by way of Laguna Beach, where former fashion publicist Jennifer Samson started the brand this year with her friend, surf apparel industry vet Nicole Halpern. Continue Reading

Men, buff your feet before baring ’em

July 18, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Big or small, flat or fat, it’s a fact: Feet are not our best feature.

Sure, feet are functional. But something to brag about? Not hardly. Continue Reading

Baby carriages for those who like to ride — and push — in style

July 17, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The stroller has come a long way, baby. Some are now more tricked out than cars. A new stroller might have fancy suspension, big fat wheels, clever storage spaces and even gadget attachments. But these buggies can be seriously pricey. Let’s take a stroll down baby lane to examine the options in a range of price points. Continue Reading