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.
Booties aren’t just for babies anymore! Otherwise known as ankle boots, women can’t get enough of them. But is it a boot or is it a shoe? Mall of America trend expert, Sara Rogers, says it’s both. She’s here to show us how to make them work with your outfits.
When cancer strikes, families usually don’t know where to turn. That is where the Angel Foundation
comes in. The Angel Foundation provides emergency financial assistance and education and support to Minnesota adults with cancer and their families.
It’s time to get the leggings out for fall and pull on those boots. It’s the time of year that a lot of women are looking forward to. Owner of Mainstream Boutique
, Marie Denicola says there is a new trend in leggings that you’ll be seeing this fall. She’s here to show us how to make printed leggings work in your fall wardrobe.
When you lose weight, you’ve done the hard part right? Now it’s time to dress your new body and that can be a challenge. We met three women who lost a total of 173 pounds on the Medifast Weight Loss Program
. We sent them shopping to learn how to dress that sexy new shape of theirs.
You see it a lot. Moms wearing it in the grocery store, dropping the kids off, you name it. Some call it the “mom uniform.” We are talking about yoga pants and a sweatshirt and for many moms, it’s the go-to outfit. Mall of America trend expert Sara Rogers says there are ways to make your workout gear work all day long – and look fashionable fit. She shows us how.
The two sisters started putting their fashion tips online and now, Elle and Blair Fowler have become internet sensations. They have over a million followers now on YouTube.
There is a shop in St. Paul that, not only can you find unique things from all over the world, but you could say when you shop there you are shopping for a cause.
Trying on jeans is one of the worse experiences for many women. But when you find the right pair you feel like you’ve hit the jackpot. We wanted to make the jean shopping experience fun for a few unsuspecting shoppers at Mall of America.
Fall is an exciting time for many women. One of the main reasons that women love fall is that it’s time to pull out the boots! But this fall, TCL Producer Maggie Sliter says you’ll be seeing more than just boots on ladies feet. She’s here with some of the newest fall shoe trends.
If you are getting tired of wearing the same jewelry, it’s time to get out of the routine. But that doesn’t mean you have to gout out and buy all new jewelry. Instead embrace your own style and do a little digging through your jewelry box and mix and match pieces you may have never thought to try!
It’s the first day back to school for a lot of kids today! Kids aren’t the only ones who should be turning heads at the bus stops either. It’s time for mom’s to take a little attention for herself when running errands or dropping the kids off! Mall of America has some looks for mom that go way beyond the yoga pants.
The transition from summer to fall can be tough on your wardrobe. Our friends from Mainstream Boutique brought some ways to make it work to our State Fair stage.
In addition to all of the food and the fun, you can find some great fashion ideas at the State Fair. Jodi Mayers from Corset brought us three outfits inspired by the Fair.
With the kids going back to school, it's time to think fall, and that means amazing colors, fabrics and great shoes. Fall clothing lines are already out in stores including, Ann Taylor. Here with looks that were unveiled to help you transition to fall, from Ann Taylor is Jackie Ames.
There is something about fall for women when it comes to fashion. It's time to put away the tank tops, sandals and bring out the sweater and boots. This fall it's all about bold patterns, embellishments and jewel tones. Here with her fall fashion preview owner of Corset Styling & Fashion Boutique, stylist Jodi Mayers.
The jumpsuit and romper for adults has taken the summer by storm. Trend Expert from Mall of America, Sara Rogers, says all different shapes and sizes can pull the look off and she’s here to show us how.
The list you get from your kids’ school are pretty basic and the kids are expected to get the same things. Our producer, Kelli Hanson, found some things that showcase their personalities with these back to school products that you’re kids will “just gotta have!”