There is definitely the feel of fall in the air. That means the fall fashions are hitting the stores. The latest trends sometimes are met mixed reviews, leaving women wondering if it’s right for them. Fashion Expert Laura Schara shows us some of trends that will be hot.
We’ve been told that fanny packs are making a come-back. It appears that at the Minnesota State Fair, they’ve never been out of style! Reporter Kelli Hanson took a walk around the fairgrounds with Louise Kurzeka from AAA Travel
and found some fanny packs that could use a little help.
At the fair – and every where else – it’s important to be wearing the proper foot wear when you will be doing a lot of walking. That doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice looking good while wearing sneakers. Mall of America Trend Expert, Sara Rogers, has some “chic sneaks” to show us that are comfortable and look great too.
At the state fair, there is always something new. This year, there’s a big change to the Heritage Square area. In its place is the West End Market featuring entertainment, specialty shops, and food. Minneapolis St. Paul Magazine’s
Food and Dining Editor, Stephanie March, and Shopping Editor, Allison Kaplan, are here with a sampling.
The term “dandy” dates all the way back to the 1790s and has meant a lot of things over the years and all over the world. Current day definition is a man unduly devoted to style, neatness, and fashion in dress and appearance – “the perfect gentleman.” Stylist Jodi Mayers, of Corset Styling & Fashion Boutique
, shows us some “dandy style”.
Kids aren’t the only ones getting ready for school. Teachers are sprucing up their wardrobes too to get prepared for that first day. Mall of America trend expert, Sara Rogers, has a few outfits she thinks they’ll like.
Believe it or not – the time is here to start getting your kids ready for back to school. While you are busy stocking up on those school supplies and getting their clothes in place, don’t forget about their shoes! Schuler Shoes
Pedorthist, Aida Hayes, is here with what the kids are wearing these days – and why it’s so important to get the right fit.
Fashion Trend Spotter, Kate Welch Len, shows us how easy it is to get celebrity looks on a dime. All of the looks were found at Savers
Twin Cities Live report, Emily Engberg, claims her home town as Burlington, Iowa. If you ask her though, she’ll tell you that she considers Minnesota to be her home. She found some products that she loves to show her Minnesota pride.
When it comes to designer jeans, you get what you pay for. What you pay is usually a lot of money. MODE in Roseville is out to change that! Patty Miranda from MODE
is here with looks using premium denim for more than half the retail price.
If you are looking for a fun place to spend the day, White Bear Lake could be the perfect place to go. Minneapolis St. Paul Magazine’s
Food and Dining Editor, Stephanie March, and their Shopping Editor, Allison Kaplan, has some suggestions of places to check out.
In fashion, styles come and go. And then they come back again! Fashion designers have a way of taking something that is out-of-style, rebranding it and suddenly it’s the newest thing in fashion again! It’s happening now and fashion expert, Laura Schara, is here to show us how to wear the once dated look of culottes!
Even though there is at least a month of summer weather left, the stores are already pulling their summer fashions and making room for fall apparel. Melissa Hardin, owner of Flaunt Accessories
, shows us how to work in the cool styles with the summer clothes you already have.
Macy’s is preparing for Glamorama, the biggest fashion night of the year in the Twin Cities. Top designers show off their latest looks to help raise money for children’s cancer research. Macy’s Trends Manager, Paul Anthony, gives us a sneak peak and shows us how to take the fashion from the runway to a real way look!
Fashion is probably not the first thing you think about when packing up for a camping weekend. Maybe you should! Kelly Cunningham from Beyond the Tent
shows us some of the latest fashion made camping that do more than just look good!
The maxi dress has become the “go-to” outfit for many women this summer. Throw it on and add some flip flops and you’re done! Jodi Mayers from Corset Styling & Fashion Boutique
shows us how easy it is to bump that dress up a notch for a more dressed up look.
If you plan to be around water this weekend, lounging on the beach or heading to the cabin, TCL producer Kelli Hanson found some products you “Just Gotta Have!”
Vintage-inspired swim suits are a hot summer trend, but they can make you feel dated when you're out at the pool. Owner of Nani Nalu Beachwear Boutique, Jennifer Cermak, stopped by with some options and tricks to keep your swimsuit trendy and cute.
R. F. Moeller Jewelers
told us how to incorporate colored gems and birthstones into more than just your old class rings. The gems are a perfect way to personalize a gift for any occasion.
Being pregnant during the hot summer months can be tough so we asked our trend expert Sara Rogers
at Mall of America
what to do for a cool summer maternity style.
We sent trend spotter Katie Welch Len to Savers
in Woodbury to outfit a family of four from head to toe for less than $100. Once again, we were wowed by the great finds at Savers!
Mollie, our 42 To Say I Do wedding contest winner, and her bridesmaids visited Flutter Boutique to try on a few different dress options for the big day! From wedding dresses, to bridesmaids and mother of the bride gowns, it's a lot for the ladies to consider!
Whether it’s a wedding shower or a baby shower that you need to pick out a gift for, our experts can help you pick out the perfect one.
The owner of Heimie's Haberdashery
, Anthony Andler, sets our 42 To Say I Do groom, Sam Schellinger, with a few suit options to choose from for his big day.
Not all watches are created equal. RF Moeller
has a watch just perfect for the kind of dad you have in your life. Bryan Moeller shows us what fits for the classic dad, the high style dad, and the sporty dad.
We can finally throw on flip flops and put away those boots. Shelley Lawrence from Schuler Shoes
shows us what kind you should be wearing if you want the right kind of support from them.
The city of Wayzata is a hot spot in the Twin Cities for a one-stop place to get some shopping and dining in. Minneapolis St. Paul Magazine
Food Editor Stephanie March and the Shopping Editor Ali Kaplan give us their picks for dining and shopping.
The “rule” about wearing white only between Memorial Day and Labor Day dates way back to the early 1900s. There are theories that it came about for many reasons some representing status or class, some functional and others seasonal. Jodi Mayers from Corset Styling & Fashion Boutique
says, “. . . don’t let people put you in a box when it comes to fashion. Wear what you want, when you want .” Jodi shares her tips for wearing it white well.
The Flaunt Accessories Fashion Truck is literally a store on wheels. It’s filled with dresses, tops, shoes and all the accessories you’ll ever need.
Lotion isn’t the only way to protect your skin from the sun. Some clothing lines are offering clothes that not only have sun protection in them but are stylish too.
The Real Housewives of New York City first introduced us to LuAnn de Lesseps. She is the Countess with pristine etiquette and eloquence. LuAnn is a reality star, an author, and a singer. Now she has a new role as a fashion designer. Her line, Countess Collection launches on ShopHQ
on May 17th
Denim jackets have been a staple in fashion for years. Originally the jackets were created for the workplace and were a part of the overall outfit that was rugged and durable, helping to keep parts of the body safe. They became a serious part of fashion in the early 1900’s and continue to be an important part of fashion today. Companies use multiple colors to create different styles, and use different levels of distress to create various looks.
If you want to freshen up your look, you might want to grab the hot trends you see out there. But wait says our fashion expert, Laura Schara. Some of the trends we are seeing are what are called “tricky” and Laura says are tough to wear. She’s here to show us how to pull off the looks.
Mark Moeller, owner of RF Moeller
, is showing us some of their newest ideas of what to get your mom for Mother’s Day.
In honor of Mother’s Day, it’s always fun to have coordinating outfits with your mom. Jodi Mayers with Corset Styling and Fashion Boutique
shows a few examples of stylish ways to pull of mother/daughter looks.
The idea that crop tops are back in a big way has a lot of women pretty scared. Maybe it’s a trend that not everyone can pull off but you might be surprised how the look is being pulled off. Mall of America Trend Expert, Sara Rogers, shows us how to make the look work.
Earth Day was founded 44 years ago by US Senator Gaylord Nelson. In 1990, the United Nations re-named it Mother Earth Day and it became a global holiday. Owner of Corset Styling & Fashion Boutique
, Jodi Mayers, is here with some Mother Nature approved clothing and accessories in honor of the holiday.
Just blocks from 35W in South Minneapolis is the perfect place to spend the day with the girls. The intersection of 48th and Chicago is where you’ll find a modern main street with an abundance of shops and restaurants.
The fashions usually come out for the Easter holiday. It is a time that a person will shop specifically for an outfit for. Mall of America trend specialist, Sara Rogers, shows us some Easter fashions for the entire family.
Actress and singer Zooey Deschanel has teamed up with famous clothing designer, Tommy Hilfiger. Her new fashion line, To Tommy from Zooey, launches today, April 15th. Paul Anthony from Macy’s is here with some of the looks.
Spring in Minnesota. One day it’s 75 degrees and the next day it’s 40 degrees. The fluctuating temperatures can really mess with your wardrobe. Style expert, Jen Scheffler is here with her spring trend favorites that, she says, will weather the storm.
Flip flop season may still be a ways off but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be getting your summer shoes ready! Schuler Shoes
General Manager Jim Dament shows us the stylish and comfortable styles they have waiting for you!
With the spring weather in Minnesota, we are never really sure what we’ll get. So the key to picking out your wardrobe is layering says co-owner of Indulge Boutique, Laurie Nierengarten.
The spring must haves are out and it’s time to build your spring wardrobes. Jewelry Designer, Jen Scheffler, says an outfit isn’t an outfit without the right jewelry though! She shows us a few of the key pieces from her line Realia by Jen
If you love all the new fashions but hate the idea of going out and shopping for it, we’ve got the answer for you! Corset Styling & Fashion Boutique
in Edina does it all for you. It’s like having your very own stylist without ever having to step in the store.
If you are too impatient to wait for the spring flowers, head over to Macy’s in downtown Minneapolis. Macy’s Annual Flower Show
opens to the public on Sunday, March 23rd
. The theme, The Secret Garden
, is all about lush landscapes, rich colors and over the top presentations from the best floral designers.
The first day of spring has many thinking about their spring wardrobes. If you are itching to put away the winter wear and bring out your clothes for spring, Jodi Mayers from Corset Styling and Fashion Boutique is here to get you started. She has the must-have’s for spring and how to wear them.
A lot of big name stores, even department stores, are now carrying outfits for women of all sizes. Most recently, Abercrombie and Fitch said they will sell plus sizes online. Mall of America
Trend Expert Sara Rogers works with women of all shapes and sizes to help them look great. She joined us to share her store picks for sizes 14 and up.
After the wedding is all said and done, then what? You'll probably have your wedding dress cleaned and then preserved with the hope that someday your daughter will walk down the aisle in it, right? The likelihood is by that time fashions will change and your daughter will have nothing to do with wearing that outdated garment.