In some fashion universe, TV's fashion cheerleader Carrie Bradshaw is probably talking to her husband, John James "Mr. Big" Preston, and gazing at all of her shoes. After all, the former Ms. Bradshaw, a lover of shoes, missed her ferry ride home during an old episode of HBO's "Sex and the City" after slipping out of a designer shoe and crying out, "Wait, I lost my Choo!"
Barry St. John, a former Wichitan who now lives in Los Angeles, recently got the Cool Dad Award. He showed his 9-year-old daughter and her basketball teammates the trailer to “The Jungle Book” before it was out for everyone to see. That’s a perk of having your dad be the visual effects associate producer on a movie that made $103.6 million the weekend it debuted.
At first blush, fashion designer Rachel Roy's book, "Design Your Life: Creating Success Through Personal Style" (Dey Street Books, $26.99), which hit bookstores March 15, feels like another in a long line of motivational "dream it and you can do it" self-help guides - the kind that suggest getting where you want in life begins with dressing like you're already there.
They come with us, wherever we go, dangling from our shoulders or slung across our chests. They contain a random miscellany of objects that we deem necessary for daily function, or that we simply want to have with us. They are leather, canvas, nylon; small, medium, way-too-big; pouchy, boxy, compact, cavernous. They are our purses - and they are, in a sense, ourselves. Herewith, an assortment of miscellaneous facts, figures and fancies about purses, to mirror the hodgepodge currently residing in my own.
Those of us who love handbags have said a hundred times, “It’s all about the bag.” This month that saying is so true, but it has nothing to do with which new spring bag is slung over your shoulder. Members of Junior League of Wichita want you to carry a medium-size plastic bag instead of your purse. And they have a good reason for it.
Adele Uddo is a model whose job is to stay mostly out of the picture. On a cover shoot for Town & Country, for example, Hugh Jackman perched on apple crates while Uddo stood beneath him, arm raised, so the only part of her in the frame was her hand cupping his face, her slender fingers tousling his hair. David Yurman bracelets were taped to her forearm so they’d hang artfully (and not catch Jackman’s beard).
Over the course of the year, not many shoppers think of March as being a popular time to score a hot deal. It makes sense, especially considering that Presidents Day sales are over and many spring deals are yet to really kick in. That’s why it’s important to know which items you should snatch up now and which ones you should hold off purchasing.
Years after Carly Cardellino quit her college sorority, she couldn’t leave behind one piece of it: a teal star and a red heart outlined in black, the group’s symbol, which she had spent $50 to have tattooed on her left foot during her sophomore year.
Lately I’ve read several articles about the importance of family members sitting down at the table for a meal. Many advantages from this ritual are listed, and the term “a place at the table” is used time and again.
Nearly a year ago, Apple released its Apple Watch, the extensively hyped smartwatch that many thought would shake up the traditional watch industry, or render it obsolete. Talk of revolution, it turns out, was premature. Just as punk rock gave way to radio-friendly new wave, the Apple Watch simply paved the way for the next generation of smartwatches. The new blockbuster feature? They look less like sci-fi gizmos and more like, well, watches.
Federal seismologist Justin Rubinstein, speaking Saturday at the Kansas Cosmosphere, said the state is seeing fewer earthquakes, in part because of state mandates. But more regulations are being looked at and the state remains among the most dangerous earthquake zones.
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Wichitan prepares to compete for American Ninja Warrior