Allison Gettings wore a pair of Vasque Breeze Lite hiking shoes. Behind her is Red Wing, the town where she grew up.

Meet the woman who made Red Wing Shoes an international fashion statement

If the shoe fits, thank Allison Gettings, who helped tailor Red Wing's Heritage line to women.

Scene + Heard: Meals on Heels

August 22
Amanda Olson, Lori Stellick, Jeanette Appold and Jeanne Dilling at Meals on Heels.
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Thrifty Minnesotans turn worn-out clothes into 'ethical' works of art with 'visible mending'

June 10
Minneapolis art therapist and vintage seller Lauren Callis Erickson with several examples of her "visible mending" handiwork.
Artsy, thrifty "visible mending" movement encourages folks to repair clothes by hand.
Celebrities
August 23

Model became Dior muse by knocking on his door

Before there were supermodels, there were "mannequins" — living, breathing women who played an active role in designing haute couture by standing very, very still. Designers and artisans would pin, prod or tuck fabric and toiles to the mannequins to bring sketches and ideas to life.
Stage & Arts
August 21

Not a 'tattooed guy': Larry Bird mural will be changed

Larry Bird likes the mural but not the tats.
Variety
August 20

Department stores make room for used fashion

Out with the new and in with the old.
Variety
August 19

Black student 'shamed' when school officials colored hair

A student's parents are suing Texas school administrators for coloring in a hair design on the black student's head.
Celebrities
August 17
Aidy Bryant at Rockefeller Plaza in New York, Feb. 26, 2019.

Aidy Bryant tries her hand at fashion with plus-size line

World, meet Pauline.
Variety
August 17

Barbers give free haircuts to Racine's poor

Chris Sidebottom was starting his new job last month. He was about to board a bus to Milwaukee to go to work, but stopped to get a haircut first.
Variety
August 15
Neil Greenbush and Andrea Witt.

Scene + Heard: Three Rivers Foundation Summerbration at the Cabin

Guests at the Summerbration at the Cabin fundraiser at Elm Creek Park Reserve in Maple Grove enjoyed North Woods activities — ax throwing, rock climbing…
Variety
August 15

Tapestry offers downbeat outlook and its stock tumbles

Tapestry Inc.'s shares lost nearly a quarter of their value Thursday after the upscale handbag and fashion company said that it would have an unexpected drop in profit and revenue in the current quarter.
Variety
August 15

Bro bling: Tiffany introduces men's jewelry collection

Tiffany & Co. is launching its first comprehensive jewelry collection for men in October as it seeks to diversify its traditional customer base.
Variety
August 8
Aparna Ramaswamy, Tamara Nadel, Ranee Ramaswamy, Jessica Fiala and Ashwini Ramaswamy at Ragamala Mela.

Scene + Heard: Ragamala Mela

The annual fundraiser for Ragamala Dance Company, held at the Paikka event space in St. Paul, featured food trucks, drinks and silent and live auctions,…
Variety
August 1
Jim and Mary Alice Mayerle at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum's Taste & Toast.

Scene + Heard: Taste & Toast at Minnesota Landscape Arboretum

At the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum’s Taste & Toast, guests meandered through picture-perfect gardens, sampling savory and sweet treats and sipping drinks from 40 vendors, including…
July 31

Regret your tattoo? Here's advice on how to get rid of it

Does your tattoo sport your old flame's name? Or the one you got on a whim no longer fits your image?
Variety
July 25
Rosalie Norris Gutman and Beatrix Gutman.

Scene + Heard: Matheatre

The steampunk-themed fundraiser for Matheatre was full of surprises, from creative snow cones to elemental bingo. Founded in ­Minneapolis, the touring company promotes science, technology,…
July 24
FILE - This May 9, 2019 file photo shows actress Anne Hathaway, right, and her husband Adam Shulman at a ceremony honoring Hathaway with a star on the

Oscar winner Anne Hathaway is pregnant with baby No. 2

Anne Hathaway is signing up for more diaper duty.
July 22

Governor says Alabama 'working' to avoid prison lawsuit

As Alabama tries to address its troubled corrections system, Gov. Kay Ivey convened a new criminal justice study commission Monday and said the state is working to avoid a Department of Justice lawsuit over prison conditions.
July 22

Weight loss among fat-acceptance influencers a fraught topic

Fashion and lifestyle blogger Maui Bigelow has always been curvy and built a social media presence by embracing every pound.
July 19
Exercising has many benefits, but weight loss isn’t always one of them.

Why exercise doesn't guarantee weight loss

People hoping to lose weight with exercise often wind up being their own worst enemies.
Variety
July 18
Ambassador Ngosa Simbyakula from the Republic of Zambia, Cholwe Hantuba, Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison.

Scene + Heard: Books for Africa fundraising luncheon

Books for Africa’s “Reading Is Believing” fundraising luncheon at the Town and Country Club in St. Paul featured Ambassador Ngosa Simbyakula of Zambia. Started in…
July 18

Facing Trump's tariffs, some companies move, change or wait

Some are moving factories out of China. Others are strategically redesigning products. Some are seeking loopholes in trade law or even mislabeling where their goods originate — all with the goal of evading President Donald Trump's sweeping tariffs on goods from China.
July 15

Barbie goes glam rock to honor David Bowie's Ziggy Stardust

Barbie has been many things over the years. Now, she's dressed as Ziggy Stardust.