Upcycling vintage Scandinavian sweaters is this Minnesota company's specialty

November 27, 2019
Julie Steller now has 14 people who sew for Steller’s Handcrafted Goods. See their work at stellergoods.com

Getting married? Designers make case for 'unusual and beautiful' Minnesota-grown flowers

September 28, 2019
Flowers from Twin Cities Flower Exchange.
Thanks to colorful and surprising choices, using locally grown flowers doesn't mean you're limited to daisies in a jar.
National
October 23

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they…
Movies
October 21

'Bad Hair' movie explores Black women and hairstyle messages

Several scenes in the film "Bad Hair" were so horrifying that some cast members initially second-guessed their own use of hair weave or extensions.
National
October 19

Face masks to bobbleheads: All things RBG available in gifts

Ruth Bader Ginsburg is gone but far from forgotten.
Music
October 15
FILE - This Dec. 5, 2019 file photo shows Rosie O'Donnell at the "Jagged Little Pill" Broadway opening night in New York.

'Jagged Little Pill' leads Tony Awards nominations with 15

The sobering musical "Jagged Little Pill," which plumbs Alanis Morissette's 1995 breakthrough album to tell a story of an American family spiraling out of control, earned a leading 15 Tony Award nominations Thursday, as the Broadway community took the first steps to celebrate a pandemic-shortened season that upended the theater world.
October 6

Chanel celebrates cinema industry to cap Paris Fashion Week

Monumental light-bulb encrusted letters spelling CHANEL sparkled over the runway at the Grand Palais on the last day of Paris Fashion Week prefacing a collection celebrating the cinema industry. It brought a pang of nostalgia for better times during this reduced virus-hit season that has been notable for its lack of star power.
October 5

As Harris pitches to Black voters, some want to hear more

Standing before Sen. Kamala Harris at a campaign event near a Raleigh barbershop, Marcus Bass asked the Democratic vice presidential nominee a pointed question: How would she and Joe Biden convince young Black voters their ticket isn't simply the lesser of two evils?
October 5

Giambattista Valli presentation in Paris channels 1960s

Giambattista Valli's 1960s-infused collection was the highlight on the second-last day of Paris Fashion Week, which concludes Tuesday with Chanel and Louis Vuitton runway shows.
October 1

Chloe holds an immersive Paris Fashion Week show

Chloe took over the esplanade of the Palais de Tokyo on Thursday for an immersive runway show that used huge plasma screens to broadcast the collection live as models wove in between guests. Like Milan before it, Paris is undertaking an unusual fashion season for spring-summer 2021. For its nine-day duration, the calendar is flitting between some 16 in-person, ready-to-wear runway collections, with masked guests, celebrities and editors in seated rows, around 20 in-person presentations, and several dozen completely digital shows streamed online with promotional videos.
September 30

California legislation bans toxic chemicals in cosmetics

California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Wednesday signed legislation banning two dozen toxic chemicals from being used in cosmetics, making the state the first in the nation to prohibit the use of the hazardous ingredients for that purpose.
September 30

Rihanna wants to cheer up a troubled world with fashion show

With help from Lizzo, Travis Scott, Rosalia and some of the biggest names in modeling, Rihanna said she decided to forge ahead with a new digital-only Savage X Fenty lingerie show to bring something good into a troubled world.
September 29

Hybrid Paris Fashion Week, both physical and digital, begins

Christian Dior on Tuesday was the first major fashion house to stage a traditional ready-to-wear runway show in Paris since the coronavirus pandemic hit in March.
September 24

Prada-Simons dialogue launches in virtual Milan preview

Milan designers skirted the line between the virtual and the physical Thursday, taking lessons learned in lockdown to create new collections that are relevant in…
Variety
September 24
Low-maintenance hair routines have been trending, in part fueling the natural hair movement and inspiring hashtags such as #QuarantineCurls.

Less is more when it comes to pandemic beauty routines

Scaled-back pandemic beauty habits are better for your skin, hair and nails, experts say.
September 20
In this video grab captured on Sept. 20, 2020, courtesy of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences and ABC Entertainment, Regina King accepts the aw

Emmy winners highlight push for social justice

Regina King and Uzo Aduba used the come-as-you-are fashion edict for Sunday's virtual Emmy Awards to highlight the national struggle for social justice.
Magazine
September 18
Shadow Play

Fall fashion in the land of sky blue waters

When fall comes to Lake Minnetonka, we look forward to every warm lakeside day. Docks are still in and boats are moored ready for crisp…
September 17
Pregnant model Coco Rocha walks the runway during the Christian Siriano fashion show held at Christian's home as part of New York Fashion Week, Thursd

With picnic baskets, Christian Siriano puts on backyard show

Christian Siriano, who turned his atelier into a mask-making machine, took to his Connecticut backyard Thursday for a cozy fashion show complete with picnic baskets for his small in-person crowd, masks on the faces of his models and a dip in his pool for pregnant muse Coco Rocha.
Magazine
September 17
Angie Sandifer in her St. Paul studio.

St. Paul milliner will design the hat of your dreams

Angie's Hats creates made-to-order hats for parties or everyday wear.
September 17

'If not now, when?': Black women seize political spotlight

The little girl ran up to her, wide-eyed and giddy.
Magazine
September 17
From lighting to felting, Kristen Treuting likes to experiment with her favorite medium, gourds.

Minneapolis artist uses gourds as her canvas

Kristen Treuting creates figurative sculptures and vessels from these hard-shelled ornamental fruits.
September 14

The Latest: Biden vows to 'restore dignity for everyone'

The Latest on the U.S. presidential campaign (all times local):