Claire Schierman, left, assistant Prof. Kelly Gage and Maggie Krawczyk wear the menocore look at St. Catherine University in St. Paul.

With 'menocore' style, middle age is all the rage

The look, now popular with women of all ages, is all about comfort, body positivity and values.

Scene + Heard: YMCA of the Greater Twin Cities Gala

November 15
Aerialists performed at the YMCA Gala in Minneapolis.

Revisit 6 retail titans from Minnesota's 20th-century department store heyday

November 1
Donaldson's Christmas display, 1957.
New book "Thank You for Shopping" remembers the golden age of department stores.
Variety
November 18

Watch geeks drive booming trade in preowned pieces

Around two dozen traders sit in an open-layout second floor of a building in suburban Philadelphia. Surrounded by computer monitors, loud conversation and ringing phones, the energy on this trading floor is high and the commodity is blingy.
Variety
November 18

Time to get a watch? What to know about buying preowned

Luxury watches have long been a symbol of the wealthy. That's changing thanks to a booming trade in preowned luxury watches, driven by a growing number of specialized retailers. Established luxury watchmakers and dealers are also getting into the trade.
Variety
November 16
Models Tiffany Hendrix, Kelsey Elliott and Lori Moran, with designer Katie Echeverry (seated right), wearing outfits from a Barbie inspired fashion li

Iconic Barbie fashion comes alive in vintage collaboration

In time for her 60th birthday, Barbie has a new collaborator bringing her wide-ranging style to life for humans.
Movies
November 15

45 years after her nomination, Cicely Tyson gets her Oscar

Cicely Tyson received her first and only Oscar nomination in 1972. It was for best actress for her work in "Sounder," which she thinks of as her first major role. She wasn't called to the stage that year — Liza Minnelli was for "Cabaret" — but now 45 years later, Tyson is finally getting her Oscar.
National
November 15

Trump nominates handbag designer as envoy to South Africa

President Donald Trump has nominated a South Florida-based luxury fashion and handbag designer to be the new U.S. ambassador to South Africa.
Variety
November 14
Democrat house candidate Sharice Davids defeated Republican incumbent Kevin Yoder to win the Kansas’ Third Congressional District seat.

The congressional uniform is about to change, with winning women chucking pantsuits and pearls

Winning women declare independence from pantsuits and pearls.
Books
November 13

For crafty gifts, pair how-to books with supplies

Santa has his crew of crafty elves, but those of us living south of the North Pole could use a little help.
Variety
November 13

For many families, 'tis the season for matching jammies

Amy and Kevin Wilson began giving their three sons matching pajamas at Christmas for a reason: They wanted their little ones to get excited about…
Variety
November 12

Alexander Hamilton descendant loans heirlooms to museum

The fifth great-grandson of Alexander Hamilton loaned some family heirlooms, including a ring that has a lock of his hair inside, to the Museum of the American Revolution Monday.
Variety
November 12

Blue Eyes special: Frank, Barbara Sinatra auction upcoming

More than 200 items belonging to Frank and Barbara Sinatra ranging from movie scripts to jewelry are going up for auction.
Celebrities
November 9
Model Adriana Lima walks the runway during the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Pier 94 on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018, in New York. (Photo by Evan A

Adriana Lima thanks crowd at final Victoria's Secret show

An emotional Adriana Lima bowed her head in thanks and crossed her hands over her heart as she made her 18th and final runway walk in the annual holiday Victoria's Secret Fashion Show, her long white feather angel wings gently blowing as the crowd cheered.
Variety
November 7
Minnesota-based model Halima Aden.

Supermodel Halima Aden on her new storytelling show and why she'll never leave Minnesota

The Minnesota model to join other high-profile women at storytelling event.
Variety
November 7

Style calendar

At Lily and Violet's Holiday Open House, shoppers can enjoy a Fair Anita jewelry trunk show and special shopping deals. Proceeds will go to Firefly…
Variety
November 7

Why women face adult acne like never before – and what to about it

Dermatologists report soaring rates of women with pimple problems.
Variety
November 1
Tom Welch, Don Samuels, VJ Smith and Ron Cornwall

Scene + Heard: MicroGrants celebrates 'people of potential'

MicroGrants celebrated its 2018 recipients at a fundraiser at the University of St. Thomas Law School’s atrium in downtown Minneapolis. Keynote speaker Adrian Coulter, once…
Variety
October 31

Style calendar

At Lily and Violet's Holiday Open House, shoppers can enjoy a Fair Anita jewelry trunk show and special shopping deals. Proceeds will go to Firefly…
Variety
October 25
Rose Shannon and Liesl Koehnen.

Scene + Heard: Untapped Potential at Urban Boatbuilders

In 1995, a group of boating enthusiasts set out to give young people an opportunity to learn teamwork while developing the social and emotional skills…
Variety
October 24
Versace sneakers with Velcro sandal straps on the runway in Milan, Aug. 21, 2018.

Has the fashion world arrived at peak sneaker silliness?

As fashion sneakers get increasingly crazy and unwieldy, style mavens wonder if we're at the top of the trend.
October 23

Tampa teacher faces video voyeurism charges, $250,000 bond

A high school fashion teacher arrested last month on a single video voyeurism charge now faces 353 more charges after investigators said they found images of students in various stages of undress on his digital cameras, cell phones and thumb drives.
October 23

Julia Roberts, Constance Wu celebrated at InStyle Awards

Julia Roberts was brought to tears by "Notting Hill" writer Richard Curtis, Jeff Goldblum showed off his socks and celebrated his 66th birthday with a cupcake, and Constance Wu spoke the power of representation Monday night at a glitzy soiree in Los Angeles.

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