• Penn Square Mall clothing drive

    Linda Miller | Updated: Thu, Jan 15, 2015

    Donate certain clothing brands and receive a Simon gift card.

  • Step it up: Four ways out of a fashion rut

    By Linda Miller, For The Oklahoman | Published: Thu, Jan 15, 2015

    If you find yourself bored with your style, wishing for a change, here are some tips from Oklahoma City-area fashion retailers for kicking the fashion rut and bringing a spark to your 2015 wardrobe.

  • American-made goods to fill new store in Plaza

    BY LACEY LETT | Published: Wed, Jan 14, 2015

    Some people have a career and others have a journey. For Oklahoma State University graduate and Minco-native Eric Baker, it’s the latter. Baker has a master’s degree in international business and nutrition. He’s a former Whole Foods buyer in Colorado. You know those clothing items you find in various aisles at Whole Foods? He chose which ones they sold. Before that, he was a member of the Peace Corps. Now, he’s the owner and sole employee at Maverick OKC, a new clothing store focused on American made apparel offering vintage and handmade goods in the Plaza District. It’s located at 1609 N Blackwelder Ave. He carries brands from Portland, upstate New York and even Shawnee. “That is the whole ethos of what

  • Face time: New metallic and matte beauty products

    Linda Miller | Updated: Tue, Jan 13, 2015

    Milani Cosmetics interprets catwalk beauty looks for its newest collections.

  • Nike confirms 'Back to the Future II' shoe release

    Published: Mon, Jan 12, 2015

    Nike confirmed that it will release a new line of Nike MAGs, the time-traveling sneakers worn in the sci-fi flick "Back to the Future Part II," CNBC reports. Playing the lead character, Michael J. Fox donned the self-tying shoes while time traveling to 2015. Nike designer Tinker Hatfield, who created the shoes for the 1989 film, said the kicks will light up and feature self-tightening technology,according to Nice Kicks, a sneakers news site.

  • Disgraced designer John Galliano returns to catwalk

    Updated: Mon, Jan 12, 2015

    LONDON (AP) — Designer John Galliano, who left fashion in disgrace in 2011 after making anti-Semitic comments in a Paris bar, has returned with a debut show for fashion house Maison Martin Margiela. Galliano, who took the creative helm for the Paris label last autumn, showed a small couture collection to a carefully selected audience of about 100 in London on Monday. The highly anticipated show marked a comeback from the flamboyant designer, once one of fashion's brightest stars, who all but disappeared from the industry after he was caught on video slurring "I love Hitler" in 2011. He was dismissed from Christian Dior and left his namesake label, and was convicted by a French court on complaints of anti-Semitic behavior.

  • Dutch fashion designer Frans Molenaar dies at age 74

    Updated: Mon, Jan 12, 2015

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Frans Molenaar, a versatile Dutch fashion designer whose clothes graced catwalk models, royalty and garbage men, has died at age 74. Molenaar's design house says he died in an Amsterdam hospital on Friday following a fall at his home Dec. 22. Fellow designer Mart Visser told national broadcaster NPO Radio 1 on Monday that Molenaar was a pioneer in the Dutch fashion world known for his "architectural style" of clothes. As well as designing high fashion, including a wedding dress for the bride of Dutch King Willem Alexander's cousin Prince Bernhard, Molenaar also embraced commercial projects such as creating clothing for garbage men and street cleaners in The Hague in the late 1960s and rec

  • 'Boyhood' tops Globes; 'Grand Budapest' upsets 'Birdman'

    Updated: Mon, Jan 12, 2015

    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — The Golden Globes inched closer to legitimacy in its 72nd show, giving awards not just to A-List celebrities, but to the edgier productions that unequivocally deserved recognition, including "Boyhood," ''The Grand Budapest Hotel," and "Birdman." Adding to the spirit of subversion was the recurring theme of free speech, which dominated the remarks of everyone from George Clooney to Jared Leto. Even hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler tackled a myriad of timely, and taboo, topics, including the Sony Hack, North Korea and Bill Cosby.

  • SHOW BITS: Freshening up for party time

    Updated: Mon, Jan 12, 2015

    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Show Bits brings you the 72nd annual Golden Globes in Beverly Hills, California, through the eyes of Associated Press journalists. Follow them on Twitter where available with the handles listed after each item. ___ GLOBES IN HAND, IT'S TIME TO PARTY As if they didn't look good enough on TV, guests at one Golden Globes after party had a team of specialists waiting to pretty them up as they walked in the door. At the Weinstein-Netflix party, a hair station left ladies teased and sprayed to perfection while Laura Mercier cosmetics provided makeup touch-ups and samples. A nearby manicure bar pampered guests' digits. After all that, there was a photo booth to capture the results.

  • Highs and lows in fashion from the Golden Globes

    Updated: Sun, Jan 11, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — With lots of easy breezy makeup, minimal jewelry and loose hair, the Golden Globes opened the awards season with a red carpet chock-full of sparkly metallics, bright whites and dramatic reds. Among those lauded by fashion pros Sunday night at the Beverly Hills, California, awards night was Julianne Moore as she led a parade of silver in custom Givenchy Haute Couture by Riccardo Tisci. Her sequins faded to black and a cascade of feathers at the bottom. "For me she was it. She looked amazing, but the metallic trend was debated all over social media.

  • Golden Globes hosts tackle tough topics with comedy

    Updated: Sun, Jan 11, 2015

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Leave it to Tina Fey and Amy Poehler to turn some of Hollywood's sorest subjects into punch lines. At Sunday's Golden Globe Awards, the comedians turned serious stories such as the hacking of Sony Pictures and sexual abuse allegations against Bill Cosby into jokes. The hostesses used their affable style and breezy comedic timing to address the topics in the opening moments of an awards show known for its boozy outbursts. "Tonight we celebrate all the great television shows that we know and love as well as all the movies that North Korea was OK with," Fey quipped in reference to the Sony hack that U.S. authorities have attributed to North Korea.

  • The redheads take it on the Golden Globes carpet

    Updated: Sun, Jan 11, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — "Gone Girl" actress Rosamund Pike kicked off the glam Sunday night on the Golden Globe Awards red carpet in a white, skin-baring gown just a few weeks after giving birth. She earned wows from mamas everywhere wearing a Vera Wang Collection gown with large cutouts showing off her midriff, a low neck and a strappy back. Ahead of the Beverly Hills, California, awards night hosted by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association was a parade of white, silver and red — with some black thrown in a la Amal Clooney with a pair of long white gloves to match. Amy Adams, star of "Big Eyes," went for a soft blue, one-shoulder Versace with classic draping across the front and a bit of drama in cascading folds at the ba


    Updated: Sun, Jan 11, 2015

    One VIP guest came to the Golden Globes nearly naked and boldly sat by the door as though nothing was amiss. Salem, a canine expert at sniffing out explosives, just wore his regular work vest to the black-tie affair at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, where Lena Dunham, Felicity Huffman and John Legend were among the early arrivals. Salem's handler said this is the dog's fifth Golden Globes ceremony. "But he's been nominated twice," she joked. — Sandy Cohen — Twitter: www.twitter.com/APSandy. ___ EDITOR'S NOTE — Show Bits brings you the 72nd annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, California, through the eyes of Associated Press journalists. Follow them on Twitter where available with the handles l

  • Celebs get artsy at Elysium gala curated by Marina Abramovic

    Updated: Sun, Jan 11, 2015

    SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — If the Golden Globes are obvious — celebs, cameras, tuxedoes — the night-before Art of Elysium fundraiser is the ultimate in esoteric. Where the typical black-tie gala promises drinks, dinner and entertainment, the art charity's eighth annual Heaven gala aimed to provide an artistic experience curated by performance artist Marina Abramovic. "It's Marina's vision that you are part of the art," guests were told upon entering the party Saturday, held in an airplane hangar in Santa Monica, California. It began with a "silent cocktail hour.

  • Helen Ford Wallace: Parties, Etc.: Jan. 11

    By Helen Ford Wallace hwallace@opubco.com | Published: Sun, Jan 11, 2015

    New Year's Party, Engagement Event, New Year's Brunch, Rodeo Reception

  • 'Vogue & The Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute: Parties, Exhibitions, People' provides a healthy dose of fashion history

    BY HAYLEY RIGGS MCGHEE, Assistant Sports Editor | Published: Sun, Jan 11, 2015

    Vogue and Hamish Bowles’ latest book features an in-depth look at The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute exhibitions in the 21st century, starting with the 2001 Jacqueline Kennedy exhibition and ending with the 2014 Charles James exhibition.

  • Redmayne, Knightley among nominated Brits toasting with tea

    Updated: Sat, Jan 10, 2015

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — For some Golden Globe nominees, awards season began with a cup of tea. The British Academy of Film and Television Arts held its annual pre-Globes tea party Saturday at the Four Seasons Hotel, where Keira Knightley, Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones and Patricia Arquette were among those toasting the season with scones and finger sandwiches. Other guests included Niecey Nash, Marion Cotillard, Dominic West, Anna Kendrick, Steve Carell, "Game of Thrones" star Kit Harrington, and "Into the Woods" star James Corden. "I love this event," said Gerald McRaney, a star of "House of Cards," up for TV drama series at Sunday's Golden Globes. "It's casual. It's not the big, pressurized thing. You sit, you have a cuppa, a

  • Help other women by donating gently worn bras

    Linda Miller | Updated: Fri, Jan 9, 2015

    Soma’s bra donation initiative helps women who have been affected by domestic violence.

  • Coming up: Lilly Pulitzer for Target

    Linda Miller | Updated: Thu, Jan 8, 2015

    This giant retailer targeted Lilly Pulitzer for a bold and bright lifestyle collection that includes apparel, accessories and home décor.

  • Super Bowl Central, NFL Experience and more in Phoenix

    Updated: Thu, Jan 8, 2015

    PHOENIX (AP) — The last time the Super Bowl took place in Arizona, in 2008, Phoenix looked like an obstacle course. The city was wrapping up construction of a light rail and expanding its convention center. Partying was relegated to Scottsdale and to the Glendale suburbs, where the game will again be played Feb. 1 at University of Phoenix Stadium. This time Scottsdale and Glendale will still fill big roles, but Phoenix won't be a benchwarmer. And its thriving light-rail line and new bike-sharing program make it easy for football fans to explore the city. SUPER BOWL CENTRAL The free fan event Verizon Super Bowl Central spans 12 city blocks, Jan. 28- Feb. 1, from Central Avenue to Fifth Street, between Van Buren and Mad