• Parties Extra! Video---President Julie Strebel Hager talks about Oklahoma County Medical Society

    Helen Ford Wallace | Published: Fri, Mar 21, 2014

    Meet Julie Strebel Hager, Oklahoma County Medical Society President, on Parties Extra!

  • Mustang sets pint night for launch of latest beer

    Nick Trougakos | Published: Fri, Mar 21, 2014

    So I had at least one person ask me why I hadn’t posted a blog in about a week.

  • 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.

  • Shopping: Chico's no iron, effortless shirt

    Linda Miller | Updated: Wed, Mar 19, 2014

    I keep seeing the television commercial for Chico’s effortless shirt. The perfect fitting no iron effortless shirt. In four styles and 31 colors and prints. So the commercial says. I’ve been wanting to replace one of my white shirts for a while now.

  • Trunk show: Peggy Jennings at Balliets

    Linda Miller | Updated: Tue, Mar 18, 2014

    A Peggy Jennings trunk show is planned Wednesday and Thursday at Balliets at Classen Curve. The special occasion brand is known for its quality and detail. For more information, call 848-7811.

  • Sephora's new "Divergent" movie-inspired collection

    Linda Miller | Updated: Tue, Mar 18, 2014

    If you’re eagerly awaiting the opening of ”Divergent,” here’s something else to get excited about. Sephora’s “Divergent”-inspired collection also comes out this month. This movie makeup collaboration is a first for Sephora, but it’s already getting plenty of buzz. The paletttes focus on neutrals, colors that represent each “faction” in the book series.  Look for the Multi-Piece Collectors Kit ($59.50), the Multi-Piece Collector’s Palette ($32.50) and a 7-Piece Nail Art Kit complete with six nail tattoos ($27.50).  The trnasforming shadow — which is being touted as magical — gives a “diamond, illusion, shimmery, mirror-like reflection” and has “twinkling particles that look like they are suspended in air.” The movie opens March 21, and the limited-edition “Divergent” collection is expected to hit Sephora shelves that week.

  • 20-40-60 Etiquette---Thanks for the compliment!

    Helen Ford Wallace | Published: Mon, Mar 17, 2014

    YOU ASK! WE ANSWER! YOU DECIDE   BY CALLIE GORDON, LILLIE-BETH BRINKMAN AND HELEN FORD WALLACE QUESTION:  My friend always finds something good to say when she sees me.

  • Kristin Cavallari and Orly Shani host E!'s new "The Fabulist"

    Linda Miller | Updated: Mon, Mar 17, 2014

    Actress Kristin Cavallari, best known for her roles on “The Hills” and “Laguna Beach,” and Orly Shani, who competed on the first season of “Fashion Star,” will host E!’s new “The Fabulist,” airing at 7:30 tonight.   Shani told TV Guide magazine that “The Fabulist” is a trend forecasting show with everything from fashion to beauty, travel, fitness and food.

  • Better Homes & Gardens releases first-ever color palette

    Linda Miller | Updated: Mon, Mar 17, 2014

    Each spring and fall, Pantone Color Institute announces the colors of the season. This year, for the first time ever, Better Homes and Gardens revealed its 2014  Color Palette of the Year in tandem with the April color issue, on newstands March 18.

  • Christi Reiger and Linda Mares talk about "Go For Gold Gala" and Boys and Girls Club in Oklahoma City

    Helen Ford Wallace | Published: Sat, Mar 15, 2014

      Go for Gold Champions of Youth Gala and The Boys and Girls Club featured on Parties Extra!

  • Eileen Fisher Week ends Saturday at Dillard's

    Linda Miller | Updated: Fri, Mar 14, 2014

    Eileen Fisher Week wraps up Saturday at Dillard’s, Penn Square.  If you love this brand — or have been eager to try it — now’s the time to stock up on  comfy dresses and separates. With each $500 purchase of regular price Eileen Fisher merchandise, you’ll receive a $75 Dillard’s reward certificate.

  • Smell this: Mankind is Kenneth Cole's new fragrance

    Linda Miller | Updated: Fri, Mar 14, 2014

    Fashion designer Kenneth Cole has launched a new men’s fragrance, Mankind. A bold aromatic scent, Mankind is touted as celebrating  the evolution of the modern man — confident, connected and ready to take on today’s challenges. “The Mankind fragrance and concept is designed for the guy who knows what he wants and expresses it daily through his actions, style and overall essence,” the designer said.  “This man is performance driven yet understands the importance of achieving balance in his life, whether in his career, relationships or community.” The website, http://www.mankindfragrance.com/ is a social hub and playground for men to experience the core essence of the Mankind brand and fragrance.

  • Bobbi Brown reintroduces foundation stick

    Linda Miller | Updated: Thu, Mar 13, 2014

    Bobbi Brown has reintroduced her iconic foundation stick so if you like the original, chances are you’re going to love the new one. When it debuted in 1992, Bobbi’s foundation stick revolutionized the beauty industry as the first-ever skin tone correct foundation on the market with a creamy skin-like texture.

  • Preliminary plans set for Tulsa Craft Beer Week

    Nick Trougakos | Published: Thu, Mar 13, 2014

    You’ve been clamoring for it, and now you’ve got it: Organizers of the second annual Tulsa Craft Beer Week have finally released a list of plans for the festivities next month.

  • Roughtail Brewing: 'Big things planned for 2014 and beyond'

    Nick Trougakos | Updated: Thu, Mar 13, 2014

    Roughtail Brewing Co. recently shared on social media plans for its first-anniversary party, which is scheduled for April 5.

  • Ford Mustang inspires new OPI nail colors

    Linda Miller | Updated: Wed, Mar 12, 2014

    A car is the inspiration for a line of OPI limited edition nail lacquers that will launch internationally in July. Well, it’s not just any car. It’s the iconic Ford Mustang, which celebrates its 50th anniversary in April. “OPI is thrilled to partner with one of the world’s top automotive companies in celebrating 50 years of Ford Mustang,” said Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, OPI co-founder and executive vice president.

  • Maidenform launches new "No Wire" bras

    Linda Miller | Updated: Tue, Mar 11, 2014

    Maidenform wants women to know the brand is all about comfort. The brand has extended its Comfort Devotion line with the launch of the No Wire collection. The new collection includes three wireless bra styles that provide the shape and form of an underwire bra without the wire.

  • Beer review: Goose Island 312 Urban Pale Ale

    Nick Trougakos | Published: Mon, Mar 10, 2014

    Goose Island Beer Co. has announced it will add a beer to its year-round lineup, and it will be the company’s first year-round pale ale.

  • 20-40-60 Etiquette---What should I cook?

    Helen Ford Wallace | Published: Mon, Mar 10, 2014

     To ask an etiquette question, email helen.wallace@cox.net.   YOU ASK!