Let me set the scene. The weather warms up. As the flowers bloom, so to do new ideas of how you and the family can get outside and enjoy our beautiful Minnesota summer! You start to compile a wish list of all sorts of gadgets and gear that will put this summer over the top! You head to the store, pickup what you need, only to find out, at the register no less, that your math was off and you spent way more than you can afford. Reality checks are never fun.
Vegas does everything big, including fashion. In fact their “Fashion Show Mall” is one of a kind. There’s a runway that rises up out of the floor and every weekend, mall-goers are treated to live fashion shows featuring the latest and greatest styles. But dressing for the catwalk doesn’t always translate to real life. Let’s face it, you’re not going to be walking the runway, you’re going to be walking the strip. Mall of America Trend Expert Sara Rogers joined us at Mystic Lake Casino to show us how to do Vegas right from your 20s to your 60s.
Graphic tees aren’t just for teenagers to wear! Owner of Wish Boutique
in Rosemount say all you have to do is: tuck it, knot it, bling it, knot it and mix it to make this work for any age.
Jeans are a staple in all of our wardrobes but from the cotton and water consumption to the toxic dyes these go-to pants aren’t very friendly to the earth. Lead Stylist at Arc’s Value Village
, Michelle Raven, shows how to create denim look from the thrift store.
Fun fact: first impressions are formed in just 7-seconds. Maybe you're looking for a new job or a seat at your child's PTA. But no matter the situation, your brand matters and we're not just talking about what you're wearing. Katy, a stay-at-home mom of two wants to go back to work this fall when her youngest heads off to kindergarten. Marie was laid off in 2011, and would like to get back into the legal field. Both women are starting from scratch and we wanted to help them work on their brand. Personal branding expert Judy Zimmer and TCL Stylist and owner of Corset Styling, Jodi Mayers stepped in to help!
If you've ever planned a wedding and you're an indecisive person it probably wasn't too enjoyable. But that's why ON Sunday, April 10th, wedding vendors from all over the Twin Cities will come together to help brides and grooms create their perfect day.
Our stylist, Jodi Mayers, keeps us up to date on the latest fashion trends. What’s “on trend” doesn’t always mean that everyone is in love with the look! We put together a panel of guys to give us their feedback on pleats, horizontal stripes, and the cold shoulder!
The sun is shining and your feet are officially getting too hot in those boots. That means, it’s time to bring out the spring shoes! Good news ladies, it’s all about the comfort this spring. TCL producer and creator of Happy Shoe Day
, Maggie Winter, shows us her favorite trends for Spring.
A lot of us pay attention to what celebrities are wearing on the red carpet, but they’re taking cues from the Runway. TCL Stylist and owner of Corset Styling
, Jodi Mayers says we should be too by adding pleats, pop art and stripes to our closets this Spring.
Minnesota Monthly’s April issue is out, but prep for the edition has been in the making for months. In fact, the creative staff behind the issue started shooting for a fashion layout back in mid-February. Jahna Peloquin is the magazine’s Style Editor. She has been looking at runway trends, pictures and what stores have been featuring. She says Minnesotans have a lot of style, but unlike other parts of the country, we need to worry about constant changes in weather. So, Jahna says it’s all about being creative with layering. She says a big trend this spring will be all sorts of textures. Lightweight denim and mixed metals will also be popping up. Jahna says this issue helps the everyday person get inspiration to think outside of the box, but to also work with what is best for their lifestyle in Minnesota. It’s basically a “how to” guide.
Spring brings cool then warm weather, 65 degrees and then snow. It can be difficult to know how to not only dress yourself, but also the kids! Plus they grow so fast and that means something that fit a month ago, is now a little too tight. That’s why you buy like new clothes and a store in Minnetonka can help you do just that. Becky Geyer from Children’s Orchard
stopped by with kid’s layered looks and an Easter surprise!
The Twin Cities is known for a lot of things. We have a great dining scene, theater is big, there are lakes in the city and people are stylin'.
Spring is so close and we’re itching to expand our warm weather wardrobe. Owner of Wish Boutique in Rosemount, Katie Terrien, says when you when you start filling your closet with spring trends it’s all about floral and denim. And if you want to make sure that you’re are a stand out in the crowd be sure to head to Wish Boutique where they are designing their own clothes.
Spring brings big changes! You turn the clocks forward, meaning it's lighter, later and everything starts getting greener. But Spring also brings big changes to a woman’s closet. If you need to purge a bit, don't throw those clothes away, Sell them and do some more shopping while you're at it. Traci Ribar, owner of Clothes Mentor in Roseville, shows us how.
Most women would agree that shopping for a bathing suit is painful. And finding that perfect suit is enough to bring a grown woman to tears. We brought in the experts.
Keith Dorsett from Heimie’s Haberdashery
in downtown Saint Paul shares pointers to help your man look and feel his best, in particular at outdoor events this summer.
The 88th Annual Academy Awards proved to be a big night for the movies. Leo finally took home his golden statue, Mad Max won six awards, but what people weren’t talk about was what the women were wearing. Even host Chris Rock had something to say about that.
Nicole Jennings is like a lot of moms. She loves her kids and her husband, but after her fourth child, she lost her sense of self. So, she decided to do something that she loved. She turned her love of fashion into a business.
Martin Patrick 3 in Minneapolis is all about making guys look and live better. They offer clothing, accessories, furniture, artwork and more. This spring several new looks are going to be more popular for men. The biggest thing to keep in mind is fit. Robert Elder with Martin Patrick 3 says that fit is the most important and the easiest thing to accomplish. If it fits, you’re ahead of the game. He says color is also going to be popping up more. We’re not just talking about shirts for men. Bright colored pants will also be a trend. The fit for pants will also be geared more toward a fitted more slender look. Robert says even if you’re a bigger guy, a better fitting pant will make you look smaller.
Sand in the toes, sunglasses on, we're about a month away from when Spring Break kicks into high gear. If you're heading south to warm sandy beaches, you've likely already booked those travel plans. But even if you're staying put here in Minnesota and want to feel like you're heading out of town, Mall of America trend expert Sara Rogers says just dress the part.
The February issue of Mpls.St.Paul Magazine reveals some of the hidden gems in the Twin Cities - from shopping to eating and drinking plus great places to explore. To share a couple of their favorites from the issue Shopping Editor, Allison Kaplan
and Food & Dining Editor, Stephanie March
stopped by Twin Cities Live.
A lot of people will either be buying chocolates or flowers for your Valentine, but TCL reporter Kelli Hanson says skip it all. Instead think outside of the box, while still saying I love you. She stopped by the studio with 4 gifts you’ve Just Gotta Have.
When you’re looking to impress your partner, few gifts compare to jewelry. So what do you do? Run out to the nearest big name jewelry store, right? Not necessarily. There’s a place that you might be overlooking that offers a bounty of beautiful baubles and can save you loads of cash - Pawn America.
Zoolander 2 hits theatres on February 12th, meaning high fashion, pursed lips and Blue Steel return. We're bringing those cover looks to our studio with Mall of America Trend Expert Sara Rogers.
Meet Erin and Bay, the Savage couple who won our “Marriage in Mexico” contest. They’re off to Mexico in March to celebrate their wedding at Generations Resort in Riviera Maya. But before they say “I Do,” Elizabeth tags along as they shop for wedding bands at Wedding Day Diamonds. Erin describes their brand new Woodbury location as being full of everything that sparkles! And Bay is filled with emotion as he talks about how he is looking forward to being reminded of his love for Erin every time he looks down at his wedding band.
Award season is in full swing! It's a time we celebrate actors, directors and musicians. But move over Leo and your ice blue eyes. Jennifer Lawrence, we’ll pass. Instead we’re shining a spotlight somewhere else. That's right, we're holding our very own awards. The 2016 Baby Gear Awards. Katie Blozis from Bump Club and Beyond Twin Cities stopped by to help us present.
New York and Los Angeles are probably best known for the “fashion scene”, but there’s a talented scene of designers right here in the Twin Cities. Several events throughout the year help showcase those designers.
Fashion subscription services, where you're sent a box of clothes every month, are gaining in popularity. A few popular services include Stitch Fix, Le Tote and Gywennie Bee (which offers plus sizing). Those are great options, but we love to shop local at Twin Cities Live. Our very own TCL stylist and owner of Corset Styling, Jodi Mayers, has been offering this kind of service for years.
Joel Wiens has always been an entrepreneur at heart. Even as a kid he was coming up with ways to make extra money on his family’s farm. But it was in 1990 when he went after his goal of starting something that would help athletes all over. He started Wiens Sports International, or WSI
, and came up with protective gear called the UltraJoc. It was successful, but he went on from there. Over the years he developed athletic clothing with high tech wicking materials. They were light weight and comfortable.
In October, we introduced you to Erin and Bay from Savage, the winners of our Marriage in Mexico contest. In March 2016, they’ll tie the knot at Generations Riviera Maya, an all-inclusive resort.
If you remember the big Abercrombie and Fitch logo, you were a child of the 90s. Now that logo has virtually disappeared and instead we’re seeing subtle brand names or no logos at all on designer clothing.
If you have a hard time making a solid decision, you’re not alone. The Global Color Authority, Pantone, which usually picks one color of the year, couldn’t make up its mind and picked two for 2016.
If the outdoor temperature fails to reach 2 degrees before the Vikings playoff game starts, it will be considered one of the ten coldest NFL games in history. Here in Minnesota we can handle the cold, but standing outside for three hours in frigid temps could be unbearable. That’s why Mall of America
Trend Expert Sara Rogers stopped by with cold weather gear that will still have you lookin' good!
Twin Cities Live Stylist Jodi Mayers has taught us a lot over the years. She not only styles Elizabeth and Steve, she can help you build your dream wardrobe. All you need is core staple wardrobe pieces.
Faux fur made waves in 2015 and is going to be a go-to look for 2016. Mall of America Trend Specialist Sara Rogers showed us how to wear it and what to wear it with.
For those struggling to get the hard to buy for person this Christmas, Mike Frattallone from Frattallone’s Ace Hardware
shares some unique and quirky ideas all from the hardware store.
We can’t forget about mom this Christmas and we have some special gifts just for her and even her newborn. Katie Blozis from Bump Club & Beyond Twin Cities
stopped by with gifts new moms would love!
The ladies aren't the only ones who can have a field day at the jewelry store. Bryan Moeller from R.F. Moeller Jeweler
shared jewelry gift ideas the guys will enjoy, including cuff links and bracelets.
TCL Stylist Jodi Mayers
plays a vital role in helping Elizabeth and Steve assemble the outfits they wear on the show. TCL Reporter Kelli Hanson stopped by Jodi's Edina boutique, Corset Styling
, to get her tricks on layering necklaces that will help you create a polished look in just seconds.
Our team searches high and low to track down some of the best products around that we think you’ve just gotta have! TCL reporter Kelli Hanson is back with gifts perfect for everyone on your list!
Tiger Oak Media
publishes a variety of Magazines in around the Twin Cities. In honor of the Holidays each magazine is featuring a gift guide of unique ideas in their area to give to your loved ones. We've enlisted Edina Magazine Editor, Angela Johnson to share gift ideas from a few of the magazines.
If you have that hard to buy for person on your list, the Salon could be your go-to shopping destination. Julie Martin from New Reflections
stopped by with great Holiday Gift Sets.
Growing up it was so fun to create a list for Santa and then hardly being able to wait to open those presents on Christmas morning and kids today have it pretty nice with all the cools toys that are out. Cathy Misko from Walmart
showed off some of the most popular toys.
The owner of Heimie’s Haberdashery
in Saint Paul, Anthony Andler, claims that one quality men’s sweater can last 10 years and 300 wears. He stopped by with trendy looks and tips on how to rock the sweater look.
It’s a shop for women by women. Wish Boutique
in Rosemount was started by two sisters who began their business with trunk shows. Soon, things started to take off and before they knew it, they had their own space. Now, they can also add their own line, too. Find out how one of the sisters turned her design background in a wish come true for a group of ladies loving their new gig.
Lighting a scented candle is one of the perfect ways to set the mood. Chrissy Taylor from Glade
shares some scents that make sense over the holidays and will conjure up some good memories.
For the men who normally wait until the last minute to shop for their lady at Christmas, R.F. Moeller
has you covered. Bryan Moeller explains how their Diamond Stud Program works.
Patti LaBelle teamed up with Walmart and created a Sweet Potatoe Pie. A video was made showing how big of a fan of the pie one guy was. After the video went viral, one pie per second sold for 72 hours straight. The pie became the most visited food item page on Walmart.com
and is now the second most searched food term on their website, second only to turkey.
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