New York Fashion Week

This year, New York Fashion Week begins on Thursday, February 8 and runs to Friday, February 16th.  This semi-annual event is one of four major fashion weeks in the world, along with Paris, London and Milan and is the time when international collections are shown to buyers, press, and the general public.  If you’re lucky…
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Marble Towns

October is a month where some people decorate their yards with ghosts and gravestones and stories about haunted cemeteries are shared.  However, it’s a wonderful time, with the leaves starting to change color, to learn more about cemeteries and truly appreciate them. Cemetery design can range from small, simple family plots to expansive memorial parks…
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Endangered architecture: Helmut Jahn’s Thompson Center

If you're familiar with Chicago's downtown architecture, you may recognize Helmut Jahn's curved (and colorful) James R. Thompson Center (right across from City Hall). When the building opened in 1985, people either loved it (wonderful!) or hated it (outrageous! ugly!). However, it was hard to deny that Jahn had taken International Style design and merged…
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A wealth of men’s fashion

We hope you are able to see the beautiful new “Reigning Men” exhibit at the St. Louis Art Museum.  It’s a wonderful opportunity to see a comprehensive collection of fashionable men’s clothing, and you may have learned some things about men’s fashion that surprised you.  Beyond an opportunity to see some exquisite examples of menswear, the…
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