A Look At Global Fashion: Style From Down Under
What is your perception of Australian Fashion?… That’s just it. Most people don’t have one. How many labels have you read that say made in Australia? Some say it’s an oxymoron, the thought being the only fashion to come out of the Outback is surfwear. Everyone knows Australia has picture-perfect beaches, cute little animals and beautiful celebrities, but fresh new designers manufacturing boutique quality clothing? Just ask Kylie Minogue, Victoria Beckham, Sarah Jessica Parker or Kate Moss. Australian fashion has been photographed on these stars for years.
Suiting Up: A First Fall Fashion Preview
Already wondering where fashion is going to take you this fall? Welcome to the dark side. Fall runways are exhibiting somber shades of grays, plums and lots of black, which set the stage for an edgier more masculine tone this fall.
Three Generations Bring Smart Sassy Style to Shop
Growing up, many women fear the day they begin dressing like their mother. No so with the women of Over the Top, a fashion jewelry, accessory and home accent shop in The Shops of Seville at 101st and Sheridan. The three co-owners represent three generations of one family and each one admires and brags on the other’s fashion and jewelry sense.
Makeover Tulsa Style from Brookside Shops and Salons
By D.J. MORROW INGRAM
Have you ever watched TV shows such as Extreme Makeover, Queer Eye for the Straight Guy, or What Not to Wear and wished you could be the subject of their attention? Now you can and you don’t have to get on an airplane or have millions of viewers see you without makeup or know your real weight and body shape. You can get a makeover right here at home.
Makeover Magic in Tulsa : Before & After
Editor’s Note: In the Mid-December/January issues of GTR Newspapers, Isabella’s and several other area business owners offered a free makeover to someone nominated by a GTR Newspaper reader. In this issue, Kim Abdo reveals the results of the contest.
Knitting: Not Just for Grannies and British Nannies!
Editor’s Note: The writer is a resident of London, England, and is a sometimes visitor to Tulsa, a city she enjoys very much, and where she has found time to do some of her knitting.
Supersized: Bigger and Better
In the days of supersized meals and oversized SUV’s it’s no wonder the time would come when bigger is better would make its way into the fashion industry. We started to see this trend coming into effect last summer with the emergence of gigantic sunglasses and enormous handbags.
How to Organize & Consolidate
I am often asked about another one of the services I offer as a fashion stylist: closet organization & consolidation. This service is done on an hourly basis and can save you time, energy and money. All things most of us never have enough of. This is an in-home service in which I help you achieve not only the obvious but also help you assemble outfits and let you know what you need to update your wardrobe. Sometimes a fresh eye is all that is needed in order to infuse creativity and new life into your wardrobe and your current style. If your budget does not allow you the luxury of personal styling just follow the steps below for a do-it-yourself consolidation and organization.
Wright’s Price Tower Glows After 50 Years in Bartlesville
Described by its creator as “The Tree that Escaped the Crowded Forest,” the Price Tower, located in Bartlesville, Okla., is a visionary icon of its creator Frank Lloyd Wright.
Wine and Roses Fall Garden Center Benefit
Wine, roses, food and friendship were on the menu at this year’s “An Evening of Wine & Roses” benefiting the Tulsa Garden Center. Always a Tulsa favorite, guests sampled wines from around the world, food from a large variety of Tulsa restaurants and enjoyed floral designs created by area florists.
Primp Your Style: Fashion Makeovers 101, Part 2
In order to move into this phase of the fashion make-over, you should have already done some style analysis. You need to know how you want to define your style, what you want to change about it and whether or not those changes will fit into your particular lifestyle. You’ll also want to remember the five fashion rules we talked about: 1) always look put together, 2) make sure your clothing fits properly, 3) don’t overdo trends, 4) ignore fashion misconceptions and 5)always dress for your style.
Music Hall of Fame Inducting Three Legends
Three music legends, plus the historic Cain’s Ballroom, will be inducted into the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame October 27. The induction ceremony and concert will be at 8 p.m. at the Muskogee Civic Center. The 2005 inductees include Oklahomans Tommy Allsup, Billy Parker and Toby Keith.
Zebanda! Fabric Art of India
During frequent visits to India to study yoga and jyotish, or Indian astrology, Tulsa resident, L. Beth Field became fascinated with the exquisite hand-embroidered textiles of the country’s different regions, tribes and religions.
Glamour of Today
If the pirate girl looks we’ve discussed so far for fall leave you feeling like you’ve gone down with the ship and the thought of becoming an urban cowgirl doesn’t make you want to kick up your boots, you’re in luck. I know you want to feel pretty, chic, even glamorous.
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