Despite all the cold temperatures, spring will arrive eventually. It might be warm enough to wear a skirt, but it might need to be paired with something warmer. Owner of Mainstream Boutique
, Marie DeNicola, shares her tricks on making them work together.
When you need a new pair of jeans, going shopping and trying on jeans can be as traumatic as trying on swimming suits! When you finally find a pair that fit, you buy several – even if they are expensive! Trend expert from Mall of America, Sara Rogers, says that doesn’t have to be the case. There’s a great pair of jeans out there for all body types for under $50.
Peter Pilotto launched his new collection for Target and it’s become the fasted selling collaboration yet. The collection is bright and daring and wearing it could be tricky. Fashion expert Jen Scheffler shows us how to pull off the look by pulling in a few more pieces.
Women are wearing red today in honor of National Wear Red Day. The color symbolizes the fight against heart disease, the number one killer of women. Macy’s is a huge supporter of the movement, helping to raise money for the cause. Macy’s Personal Shopping Manager, Megan Ebert, explains how you can help.
If you are already looking ahead to spring and making room in your closets for the new trends in dresses, Laurie Nierengarten, co-owner of Indulge Boutique
, is here to help! Hang on to those maxi dresses because those are here to stay!
If you are tired of wearing the same sweater over and over this winter, Marie Denicola from Mainstream Boutique has the answer. She shows us how to wear one outfit, three different ways.this winter, Marie Denicola from Mainstream Boutique
has the answer. She shows us how to wear one outfit, three different ways.
Many women wish they could turn back the clock and look ten years younger. But when it comes to style, fashion expert and jewelry designer, Jen Scheffler, says it shouldn’t be about looking younger. It should be about looking current.
Every year, the red carpet brings out new fashions at the awards shows. This year the new look comes from the Golden Globes and was worn by Julia Roberts. She paired a white oxford shirt with a black strapless Dolce and Gabbana gown – and it’s called the “Hybrid Dress”. Mall of America trend expert, Sara Rogers shows us how to pull the look off the right way.
The global color authority, Pantone, named Radiant Orchid the color of the year for 2014. That means you will be seeing it in fashion everywhere! Mall of America Trend Expert, Sara Rogers shows us how it’s already showing up in the stores.
A big part of the winter wardrobe these days are your winter boots. When you are running errands like going to the mall, there are times where you just can’t swap out those boots for cute shoes. Fashion expert, Marie Denicola, from Mainstream Boutique
, shows us how to make those winter boots work.
Twin Cities Live Kitchen Star was so excited to tell us about her experience using a free personal shopper at Arc Value Village Thrift Store. It sounded so great we had to send our producer, Kelli Hanson, to check it out.
With the holidays over, stores around town are slashing their prices – a lot. Some of them are taking up to 75% off! Style Editor of Minneapolis St. Paul Magazine
, Alison Kaplan has a few spots you might want to check out before the deals are gone.
The plans are aplenty this time of year! Holiday events and gatherings are endless. CEO and founder of Mainstream Boutique
, Marie Denicola, has some suggestions on what to wear this busy time of year.
Before we know it, Christmas will be over and we’ll be ringing in the New Year! If you want to ring it in in style, you don’t need to go out and buy a whole new outfit. Jewelry Designer, Jen Scheffler, shows us how by just adding in jewelry to make it pop is all you need! Jen has New Years Eve statement pieces that will do the trick.
If you are – or you know of – a soon to be mom, she probably has a lot of things on her Christmas list for that bundle of joy she’s waiting on. Katie Blozis, from Bump Club Twin Cities, shows off some of the hottest gifts that she says should be on that list!
Dorothy from Wizard of Oz could really pull off wearing those ruby red slippers. Mall of America Trend Expert, Sara Rogers has some fashionable shoes that, she says, any woman can pull of the pop of color with!
When you give a picture as a gift, it takes on a special meaning. There are several ways to display the photos is ways that will make it especially meaningful. Producer Kelli is here with her picks for photo gifts you’ve “just gotta have!”
Mike Frattallone from Frattallone’s Ace Hardware says there is no reason to put up with the crowds and long lines at the mall when you go Christmas shopping. Not when the hardware store can hook you up. Mike is here with some of his favorite gift and stocking stuffer ideas from Frattallone’s Ace Hardware
An easy gift for the man in your life is a shirt and tie. Sometimes, though, those shirts and ties don’t quite measure up and end up getting returned. Jason Hammerberg, CEO and founder of Hammer Made
, says he can change that with a shirt that not looks cool but fits well too.
Ladies love the jewels! You can give the gift of glitz and glam without feeling guilty about spending too much too. Erin Reykdahl from Wedding Day Diamonds
is here with some fashion jewelry that will help you do that.
Local fashion designer and former Project Runway contestant, Christopher Straub, has used some pretty unusual “materials” to make dresses out of. Lettuce, duct tape, and newspaper are just a few of them. Now, he has moved onto using greeting cards for his next project! Christopher drops by to give us a peek!
If you are looking for a unique gift for your guy, why not send him to the spa for a little “manpering”? Manpering is the male version of a little pampering – and it’s probably something that your guy wouldn’t think to spend money on. Chris headed over to New Reflections salon to see what it was all about.
New Reflections Salon
stylist, Kati Giles, is here with holiday gift ideas and gift sets that include Aveda products that hardly ever go on sale!
If the man in your life needs ideas for what to get you for Christmas, La Vie Boutique
in Woodbury is the place to send them. They’ve got something for everyone there.
The chance of coming up with a new invention or business idea and having it become a reality is pretty slim. The co-owner of Sweet Soul Boots
, Trish Ohrt, did exactly that. She shows us some of the fashions you can get from them.
The holiday parties are the perfect reason for many women to go out and buy and outfit. If you are pregnant, you might think twice about buying an outfit you’ll probably only get to wear once. Owner of Flaunt Boutique, Melissa Hardin, says new moms can stretch their wardrobe by buying pieces that you can actually wear through the next holiday season!
No matter what your price range, owner Marie DeNicola, says you can find the perfect gift at Mainstream Boutique. She shares some of her suggestions with us.
If you are planning to take advantage of the deals the stores have to offer for Black Friday, you should have a strategy to make the most of them. Style Editor for Minneapolis St. Paul Magazine, Allison Kaplan, has a game plan to help you brave the crowds.
Erika Winkels from Target is here with a sneak peak of some of the hot deals that Target is offering on Black Friday.
The holiday season is upon us and that means a lot of parties and get togethers. It’s always a nice idea to bring something for the party host. While gifts are not mandatory, once you see what TCL producer, Kelli Hanson, found you might just find yourself saying, “I just gotta have it!”
You have a closet full of clothes and yet do you wear the same things over and over? Stylist Jodi Mayers from Corset Styling & Fashion Boutique says she can help you find new ways of wearing what you already own.
Stylist and owner of Corset Styling & Fashion Boutique
, Jodi Mayers, says there is no need to stress over your holiday party outfits this year. She has four ideas that will help you find what works.
Menswear is making its way into women’s closets. The look is being referred to as, “Borrowing from the Boys.” Mall of America trend expert, Sara Rogers is here to show us how to pull off this look.
Busy ladies – listen up! Finding time to go shopping may be nearly impossible, or perhaps you just hate going. Producer Kelli Hanson found the perfect solution – fashion subscriptions. She wondered if it’s really worth having someone else do your shopping for you and getting products sent to you in the mail. Kelli put some of the services to the test.
When the weather gets cold, out comes the sweaters! Marie Denicola from Mainstream Boutique
has five sweaters for every body type.
Are there are key pieces of your wardrobe that you take out of your closet and wear the same way every time? Laurie Nierengarten, co-owner of Indulge Boutique
, shows us how easy it is to take those pieces and change them by dressing them up or dressing them down.
Ladies if you are trying to think of a last minute Halloween costume, why not start with something you probably have hanging in your closet? We challenged fashion designer, Christopher Straub
, to come up with some inexpensive costume ideas using the little black dress.
The weather is getting colder and it’s time to bring out the coats. Fashion Expert, Laura Schara
is here with outerwear that you’ll be excited to wear.
College students usually are on a pretty tight budget in school, but that doesn’t mean they don’t want to keep up with the styles. Twin Cities Live’s fashionable interns, Kayla and Stephanie, showed us how it’s done. Both of them are still in college and they still want what’s hip and cool so instead of heading to the mall, they go “thrifting”.
Sweatshirts are all about warmth and comfort, right? It’s that easy, go-to shirt when you’re in a rush or just not in the mood to fuss. Macy’s
Personal Shopping Manager, Jennifer Horan, says that sweatshirts don’t mean your style is lazy and you can still look pulled together.
At Mall of America, Western International University is bringing in some beauty professionals for their Start Smart Tour
. They want to teach you how to look your best and feel good in what you’re wearing. Mall of America Trend Expert, Sara Rogers is here to explain.
There are a lot of different dresses out there – from very traditional to very unique. CEO of the Twin Cities Wedding Association, Josh Franz, is showing off some non-traditional wedding dresses for those of you who are looking for something different.
If you ask, October has been identified as Breast Cancer Awareness month right? According to the Minnesota WILD it’s Hockey Fights Cancer Month
- where the Minnesota WILD, along with other NHL teams help different cancer related organizations.
Just last month the runways were filled with the looks that the designers say you’ll actually be seeing in the stores. In reality, some of those looks are pretty extreme and hard to wear. Jewelry Designer, Jen Scheffler, went to New York Fashion Week in September. After seeing the fashions, she wanted to find ways to make the looks work with fashions from Twin Cities boutiques.
Breast cancer has touched everyone’s life in some manner it seems - whether it’s in your own family or someone you know. Emily shows us some products that give back in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Local Fashion Designer and former Project Runway contestant, Christopher Straub, finds his accessories at a place that might surprise you. Not only does he find his fashion accessories there, he gets a lot of his home décor items there as well.
When you think of men who are well dressed, men of Hollywood might be the first that come to mind. George Clooney, David Beckham, just to name a few. So we looked to Hollywood for some inspiration to make your man looking his best with some looks from Heimie’s Haberdashery
. Anthony Andler is here to show us what they pulled together.
If you have ever felt like you are wearing the same things that everyone else is wearing, there is a boutique in Eagan that has the answer. Co-Owner of Indulge Boutique
, Laurie Nierengarten, is here to tell us more.
Going shopping is a favorite pastime for a lot of women. Just imagine if you could only bring the store to you. That’s what happens when the Flaunt Accessories Truck rolls up! We sent the boutique on wheels to Kowalski’s in Woodbury to surprise some folks with a mobile makeover.