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  • L'Wren Scott left mark on fashion world

    L'Wren Scott left mark on fashion world
    Though not a household name, L’Wren Scott dressed fashion’s A-list. First lady Michelle Obama wore a raspberry-colored design by Scott with peacock-blue kitten heels on the cover of Harper’s Bazaar in November 2010. Amy Adams wore a...
  • How to master the art of monochrome

    In a fashion climate where fuchsia goes with tangerine and polka dots go with stripes, the idea of wearing pieces that are all the same color probably isn't on your radar. What's more, monochrome outfits don't have the greatest track record, historically...
  • Ditch the sweater during this mild winter

    The unusual weather this winter has been throwing me for a wardrobe loop. Recently, I read that Chicago has had its sixth warmest winter ever so far, and in my hometown of St. Louis, my parents have spent more than a few days cruising around with the...
  • Breezy summer style to the maxi

    As we transition into steamy temperatures, it's becoming apparent that the maxi dress is here to stay. Maxi dresses started their ascent to ubiquity last summer. Though they'd been around as a beach staple for years, the majority of the population -...
  • Collaborative efforts can help enhance your personal collection

    Collaborative efforts can help enhance your personal collection
    The rise of designer collaborations is one of the best things to happen to your small yet stylish budget in recent years. These partnerships are sometimes called high-low collaborations, meaning that a high-fashion designer will create a collection for...
  • Keep your spirits and wardrobe bright, even when it's freezing

    Keep your spirits and wardrobe bright, even when it's freezing
    It appears that Punxsutawney Phil was wrong this year. Spring is definitely not coming early. Across the nation, it is still, for lack of a more effective phrase, pretty freaking cold. I was almost blown off the street by the wind walking to my bus...
  • Finding the way around the right fit

    Finding the way around the right fit
    It's just not fair! Not every woman is a perfect size 8. For those of us whose shapes and sizes are a little out of the mainstream, finding fashionable clothing is not only a chore but a lifelong search. Three different women, three different sizes,...
  • L'Wren Scott, celebrated fashion designer, found dead

    L'Wren Scott, celebrated fashion designer, found dead
    L'Wren Scott, a towering 6-foot-4 fashion figure who started modeling in her teens, styled many of Hollywood's leading ladies for the red carpet and went on to create her own high-end clothing line that's been worn by everyone from Nicole Kidman to...
  • Online retailer bambeco wants to make the world a greener place, one room at a time

    Online retailer bambeco wants to make the world a greener place, one room at a time
    Susan Aplin worked behind the scenes for two decades helping run some of the biggest retail stores around — Williams-Sonoma, Sports Authority, Staples, The Gap, Banana Republic, Old Navy and Pottery Barn. But it wasn't until she and friend Carolyn...
  • Gap Inc. to raise employees' minimum wage to $10 an hour by 2015

    Gap Inc., the global fashion retailer, said it plans to raise the minimum wage for its U.S. employees to $9 an hour this year and $10 an hour by 2015. The move will directly benefit 65,000 U.S. employees at Gap's six retail chains, which include Gap,...
  • Jos. A. Bank and Men's Wearhouse to retain identities in business marriage

    Jos. A. Bank and Men's Wearhouse to retain identities in business marriage
    They both sell suits to the American middle class, but in consumers' minds, Jos. A. Bank Clothiers and the Men's Wearhouse occupy distinctive niches. Bank's image is classic, Men's Wearhouse is trendier. Though both are known for a promotional sales...