The Good, The Bad & The Lovely August 2012


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Want to up the ante on your makeup collection but not ready to commit to new brands or their price tags? Whether you’re a makeup maven looking to expand your already extensive collection of powders... more

Aug 31, 2012 2:57 PM Culture

The women of Thirteenth and Washington (1300 Washington) are at it again. This time, they are hosting a release party for a new collection by Blue Bird Apparel . The event, which is called FML ... more

Aug 30, 2012 3:16 PM Culture

The definitive work-wear staple—the blazer—is back with a vengeance for fall. This time around, say “goodbye” to boyfriend styling and “hello” to a fitted and feminine cut perfectly trimmed and tai... more

Aug 29, 2012 2:32 PM Culture

When it comes to finding an anti-aging serum that not only works but far surpasses even the stiffest of competition, you need not look any further than Natura Bisse’s Diamond Life Infusion. A wonde... more

Aug 24, 2012 10:46 AM Culture


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Two new stores opened at the Saint Louis Galleria this summer, bringing casual coastal style to landlocked St. Louisans. The new Tommy Bahama and Sperry Top-Sider stores are both the first of t... more

Aug 23, 2012 3:19 PM Culture

At the beginning of each new season, I make a list of my sartorial must-haves. So nerdy, I know, but it keeps me on track and on budget (wink, wink)! Here’s what I’m lusting after for fall: 1. ... more

Aug 21, 2012 4:24 PM Culture

Lately, other women have started to remark, to other women, that I might be pretty but I don't know it. Oh no, who is outing me? Pretty? Me? No, sorry. They must be talking about another Madeline. ... more

Aug 20, 2012 11:56 AM Culture


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Over ombre? Before you dye your tips back to their natural or preferred hue, you might want to check out the newest take on ombre. Seen on the runways of Jen Kao during the Fall 2012 shows, reverse... more

Aug 17, 2012 12:20 PM Culture

Two years ago, Eleanor Kurtz made her first Kanzashi flower, and she’s been hooked ever since. Through her company Scarlett and Maria , she sells a variety of accessories at local craft fairs and ... more

Aug 16, 2012 11:25 AM Culture

Dreaming of a little cuddle time with your cutie at one of Missouri’s top wineries? Or maybe you’re planning a family day trip for pumpkin picking at Eckert’s Farms? No matter what your fall plans ... more

Aug 15, 2012 9:56 AM Culture

What could be better than shopping for a cause? All this week, from now through August 19, Ivy Hill Boutique (304 N. Euclid, 314-367-7004), in partnership for Connections to Success , is asking ... more

Aug 13, 2012 4:44 PM Culture


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Hair bows aren't just for little girls anymore. Thanks to Anthropologie's new delicate hair bows , the once 12-and-under accessory can be worn by fashionistas of all ages. Easy to wear and supe... more

Aug 10, 2012 9:18 AM Culture

Believe it or not, the Rams football season is starting up again next week! The first home game of the preseason is next Saturday, August 18, and today SLM style editor Jan Leach went on Great D... more

Aug 9, 2012 4:19 PM Culture

On Thursday, August 16, Byrd Style Lounge (8117 Maryland Ave., 314-721-0766) will hold the second meeting of its new Social Club. The club’s monthly events are described as exclusive shopping exp... more

Aug 9, 2012 3:56 PM , Culture

Nothing in my natural world has changed. The weather is still brutal and dry. The pool is still full of water beckoning to me like Lorelei. So why do I feel like buying suede boots? It's the age... more

Aug 8, 2012 11:26 AM Culture

From recycling to conserving energy, we try to do our part to be eco-friendly, but why not expand that to fashion? On September 19, Dr. Kate Fletcher, Slow Fashion consultant and reader in sustaina... more

Aug 7, 2012 4:59 PM Culture

As summer is peacing out, my only consolation is a fresh season of cool fashion! I always wait anxiously for the appropriate weather to rock the new trends burning a hole in my closet. If it weren’... more

Aug 7, 2012 10:03 AM Culture

Shades of blue, amber, and gray will keep you on-trend this fall. more

Aug 3, 2012 11:07 AM Culture

Local author Shelly Lee Gossett will be at Bada Bling Boutique in O’Fallon, Ill., to sign copies of her children’s book, For the Love of Pickle Juice this Saturday, August 4, from 10 a.m. to no... more

Aug 2, 2012 4:12 PM Culture

Oftentimes women make swimwear selections based on cut and coverage rather than color and print. Who cares if a swimming suit is your favorite shade of teal if the fit is unflattering? Luckily, onl... more

Aug 1, 2012 3:41 PM Culture