ST. LOUIS - Jeanne Roberts Johnson is the designer and owner of GiGi, which created handcrafted jewelry that she describes and versatile and practical. GiGi has a website store at GiGibyJeanne.com. GiGi jewelry is also sold at St. Louis-area attractions such as Missouri Botanical Garden Gift Shop; the airport and various boutiques, a hair salon and other businesses. Roberts, 36, is married and has a 4-year-old son. Here is an edited Q&A:
It’s Academy Awards time! Send in the gowns. While the women on the red carpet who have been buffed and polished, moussed and manicured, gelled and jeweled strike photo pose after pose and answer the same questions again and again, we can curl up and watch. Let them wear their Spanx, corset bodices and five-inch heels. I’ll be in my favorite old robe and fleecy socks.
Who is your oldest friend? No, not the person you’ve been friends with the longest, the one who has lived the most years. Who is your youngest friend? If both of those friends are close to your age, you have some work to do. I believe strongly in having friends who are decades younger and also decades older.
Wearing a hat during the frigid months of winter is a no-brainer. You can top off your cold-weather look and keep your noggin warm. Sara Rogers, trend specialist for the Mall of America, helps us break down five key women’s hat styles that are perfect for this time of year.
One day in high school, when Adrienne Vendetti Hodges was being teased yet again about her copper-colored hair, she realized she had two choices. Give the guy the satisfaction of knowing he was bothering her or tell him: “I love my red hair. It’s awesome.”
When the seasons change, it’s easy to feel like you need an all-new wardrobe. Not so fast. Instead of splurging on seasonal trends, consider supplementing your closet with thrift store and vintage finds.