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  • Finishing touches: Hats add elegance to every day

    By Heather Warlick, Staff Writer | Published: Thu, Mar 27, 2014

    Ladies & Gentlemen Fine Millinery Shop in The Paseo District can help you find the perfect hat for any occasion.

  • Federal judge: Women should tone down dress

    Updated: Wed, Mar 26, 2014

    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A federal judge in Nebraska who has stirred up a hornet's nest for suggesting that young women attorneys need to dress more conservatively in court has the support of one woman who holds his judicial career in her hands: Chief U.S. District Judge Laurie Smith Camp. Senior U.S. District Judge Richard Kopf weighed in Tuesday on the topic of young women and how they dress for court on his online blog, "Hercules and the Umpire." As a senior judge, Kopf is semiretired, taking cases assigned him. A chief judge unhappy with a senior judge's behavior could simply stop assigning him cases. That's not going to happen in Kopf's case, Smith Camp said Wednesday. "He is not sexist, and he is not a dirty old man,"

  • Relax, Rachel Zoe is not judging your outfit

    Updated: Wed, Mar 26, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — If you happen to spot celebrity stylist and designer Rachel Zoe out and about, do not worry. She's not judging you. The woman responsible for dressing the likes of Jennifer Lawrence, Sofia Vergara and Jennifer Garner swears when she's "off the clock" so to speak, she's not a fashion cop. "It's funny because I think what people don't understand is that I actually am not judging them and I don't usually notice what people are wearing," said Zoe in a recent interview. She does, however, get polled by strangers "all the time" looking for a quick style assessment. "I do get asked sort of, 'What do you think of this dress? Is this jacket OK? Wait, I'm so embarrassed I don't want to meet you right now b

  • Oklahoma Fashion Week ... April 6-12

    Linda Miller | Updated: Wed, Mar 26, 2014

    It’s time once again  for Oklahoma Fashion Week. Events will take place April 6-12 at several Oklahoma City venues, as well as Tulsa. The week’s events, which are still being finalized, will conclude with a red carpet event featuring fashion presentations, runway shows, food, music and entertainment April 12 at Devon Tower.

  • 'Wildwood Chronicles' conjures a Portland fantasy

    Updated: Wed, Mar 26, 2014

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Unseen in the tree-shrouded hills overlooking downtown Portland are rifle-toting coyotes wearing Napoleonic uniforms, birds ferrying human children on their backs and an army of mole knights living underground. These are characters that have sprung from the mind of Colin Meloy, frontman and songwriter for the indie folk band The Decemberists. Meloy and his illustrator wife, Carson Ellis, recently published the third installment of a popular adventure book series for middle-schoolers called "The Wildwood Chronicles." The third volume is titled "Wildwood Imperium." The main character of the three books isn't a character, but the wooded hills on downtown's doorstep.

  • Tattoo festival coming to Okla. town next month

    Updated: Wed, Mar 26, 2014

    SHAWNEE, Okla. (AP) — Body ink will be on display next month when a tattoo festival makes a stop in Shawnee. The Ink Life Tour will feature more than 200 tattoo artists and musicians. Visitors can get a tattoo, book a session with an artist, listen to live music performances and meet other fans of body art during the three-day event. An El Paso, Texas, tattoo studio puts on the event, which has stops throughout the country. The Shawnee event runs April 11-13 at the Grand Casino Resort. Tickets are $25 for single-day passes and $40 for the entire weekend.

  • Funeral held for L'Wren Scott in California

    Updated: Tue, Mar 25, 2014

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — L'Wren Scott was mourned on Tuesday by family, friends and her longtime companion, Mick Jagger, at a small, private funeral in Los Angeles. A representative for the Rolling Stones frontman said the service was held at Hollywood Forever Funeral Home in Los Angeles. It included blessings and prayers led by the Rev. Ed Bacon of the All Saints Church in Pasadena, and words of tribute from Jagger, Scott's brother Randy Bambrough, and others. Poems were read by Jagger's daughter, Karis, as well as the actress Ellen Barkin, a good friend of Scott's. Jagger's daughter Jade and his grandchildren, Mazie and Zak, read psalms. Bambrough's daughter, Hannah, read a Shakespearean sonnet.

  • Youths under 16 banned from Indiana tanning beds

    Updated: Tue, Mar 25, 2014

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Minors under 16 no longer can hop into a tanning bed at Indiana salons, even with parental supervision. Gov. Mike Pence signed a bill Tuesday that would ban anyone younger than 16 from using beds at tanning facilities. Indiana is one of 33 states that regulate tanning. The state previously allowed anyone 16 or younger to tan if accompanied by a parent or guardian. Those ages 17 and 18 need permission to go to a tanning salon alone. Opponents criticized the bill both for stepping on parents' toes and for not going far enough to regulate youth tanning. Some Indiana salon owners say little business comes from teens 16 and younger. A bill that would have banned tanning for anyone under 18 failed

  • Kourtney Kardashian talks up new kids line

    Updated: Tue, Mar 25, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — It's no secret the Kardashian family loves fashion. They have a women's clothing line called Kardashian Kollection at Sears, Dash boutiques in Los Angeles, Miami and New York, and have now launched a clothing line at Babies R Us stores called Kardashian Kids. If you have a baby boy, though, you're out of luck. The line is just for baby girls up to 24 months. "I think girls' (clothing) was easier for me to wrap my head around," said Kourtney Kardashian while promoting the venture in New York Monday. She said she's "obsessed with boys' clothes" but found "it was easier to just start with girls." She hopes to incorporate boys' clothing into the line in the future.

  • Pandora celebrates spring with new jewelry pieces

    Linda Miller | Updated: Tue, Mar 25, 2014

    Pandora’s new jewelry collection celebrates spring with  delicate butterflies, blooming flowers and pretty pastels, as well as new charms to commemorate special pastimes. Echoing the colors of the runway, Pandora’s palette focuses on purple, lavender and light pink for a fresh spin on timeless designs. Favorite pastimes are celebrated in sterling silver with an artist’s palette, as well as volleyball, lacross, equestrian and bicycle charms.  Four-legged friends are immortalized with the sterling silver paw prints heart and the “I love my dog” bone, made from sterling silver and cubic zirconia.

  • Aniston says she won't let tabloids steal her joy

    Updated: Mon, Mar 24, 2014

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Despite spending nearly half her life under the glare of cameras, Jennifer Aniston admits she's still not used to the baggage that comes with it, from paparazzi to the tabloid headlines. "All that stuff, it's toxic," says the actress. "It never gets un-jarring, but you do have to not let it imprison you, which is possible, too." To that end, she has her way of insulating herself — sticking tight to a close group of friends and not believing the hype that envelops her. "There's times when you see people climbing and getting success and you start to see, oh, they're starting to really change. So I always just make the effort to be as humble and grateful as possible," she said.

  • Neb. lawmakers pass tanning ban for those under 16

    Updated: Mon, Mar 24, 2014

    LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska teenagers under 16 could soon be banned from using indoor tanning beds, under a measure passed by lawmakers. Lawmakers voted 40-1 on Monday to send the bill to Gov. Dave Heineman. The bill would require anyone under 16 to be accompanied by a parent to use a tanning bed. A parent would have to sign a permission statement each time the youth tans. Sen. Jeremy Nordquist of Omaha introduced the legislation, which originally would have banned those under 18. His bill would also require tanning facilities to post a sign warning that overexposure to ultraviolet radiation can cause premature skin aging and skin cancer. Nordquist says he is concerned about increasing rates of skin cancer, pa

  • Finally, it's all about spring fashion

    Linda Miller | Updated: Mon, Mar 24, 2014

    I wrote about spring fashion recently for The Oklahoman’s Life & Style section. It seems like it’s been a long winter, so the pretty pastels, bold colors, statement-making black and white, longer lengths, wider pants,athletic inspirations, mesh detials, boxy tops and cropped jackets look especially good.

  • 20-40-60 Etiquette: Where can I find Oscar-worthy gowns?

    BY CALLIE GORDON, LILLIE-BETH BRINKMAN AND HELEN FORD WALLACE, For The Oklahoman | Published: Mon, Mar 24, 2014

    Callie Gordon, Lillie-Beth Brinkman and Helen Ford Wallace answer your etiquette questions. Linda Miller is the guest.

  • Tattoos of Va.'s Eastern Shore show hometown pride

    Updated: Sat, Mar 22, 2014

    ACCOMAC, Va. (AP) — Eastern Shore of Virginia native Bill Truitt grew tired of trying to explain the odd geographical location of his homeland. "It's that little thing that hangs off the map," Truitt would say. It's a problem faced by most proud residents of Accomack and Northampton counties when they're elsewhere in the world — everybody knows the unique shape of the Virginia mainland; few know much else. Adding to the insult, people slow on the geographic take usually lump the Virginia Shore in with Virginia Beach or Maryland. Truitt, who hails from Melfa but now lives in New York state, no longer has the problem. He just rolls up his pants to give folks an artistic visual.

  • Firm downplays problems at L'Wren Scott's company

    Updated: Sat, Mar 22, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — A public relations firm that focuses on the fashion and beauty industries is denying reports that fashion designer L'Wren Scott's company was on the verge of shutting down. The 49-year-old longtime girlfriend of Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger was found dead in her Manhattan apartment Monday. Authorities say she committed suicide. New York-based PR Consulting says in a statement Friday that Scott was considering a restructure of her global business, LS Fashion Ltd. The firm says that while some areas of the business had not yet reached their potential, other parts were successful. It says the long-term prospects for the business were encouraging. Accounts filed by LS Fashion Ltd.

  • Kim Kardashian and Kanye West cover Vogue magazine

    Updated: Fri, Mar 21, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — Kanye West's campaign to get fiancee Kim Kardashian on the cover of Vogue magazine has finally paid off. They appear in a photo by Annie Leibovitz on the April issue. The photo shows Kardashian wearing a white wedding-style dress with West's arms around her. She posted it on her official Twitter and Instagram accounts saying: "This is such a dream come true!!!" West wrote "Thank you @voguemagazine" on his Twitter account. West has said he believed Kardashian is cover-worthy. In a radio interview with Ryan Seacrest last October, he said "there's no way Kim Kardashian shouldn't be on the cover of Vogue." He also said Kardashian was more influential than first lady Michelle Obama in her clothing choices.

  • La. bans use of welfare benefits on tattoos, nails

    Updated: Fri, Mar 21, 2014

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana welfare recipients will be prohibited from spending the federal assistance at lingerie shops, tattoo parlors, nail salons and jewelry stores, under new limits enacted by state social services officials. The Department of Children and Family Services announced the emergency regulations late Thursday. They cover the Family Independence Temporary Assistance Program — commonly known as welfare benefits — and the Kinship Care Subsidy Program. Both programs pay cash assistance to low-income families for items like food, clothing and housing.

  • Soma introduces Breathe Beautifully bra collection

    Linda Miller | Updated: Fri, Mar 21, 2014

    It seems like I’ve posted a lot lately about new bra collections and styles. Here’s another. Soma has launched its new Breathe Beautifully Bra Collection, with breakthrough airflow technology that breathes and supports. These bras are engineered to provide support and concealment while being breathable and wickable.

  • Claire's "roars" with new Katy Perry jewelry, accessories

    Linda Miller | Updated: Thu, Mar 20, 2014

    Claire’s, a popular  mall store that offers fun, fashionable accessories for young women and girls, has landed a big collaboration. Katy Perry PRISM Collection, an assortment of jewelry and fashion accessories designed with Perry, is exclusive to Claire’s. It will debut to coincide with the start of her PRISMATIC WORLD TOUR in May and her latest album PRISM.