By Alice Thorson, The Kansas City Star
September 19, 2014 6 a.m.
KANSAS CITY — It has been 37 years since Elizabeth Wilson opened Asiatica, a shop known for one-of-a-kind garments made from vintage kimonos and other unusual fabrics, sewn in a large studio on site. But you can also find elegant housewares and unique gifts, including jewelry, jewelry bags, paper goods and soaps.
By BETH J. HARPAZ, Associated Press
August 15, 2014 6 a.m.
NEW YORK — It may feel like summer outside, but many stores are showing styles for cooler weather. Here are some tips and trends to help your wardrobe look "clean and fresh for fall," according to Lucky magazine's style editor, Laurel Pantin.
By Melissa Magsaysay, Los Angeles Times
August 8, 2014 6 a.m.
Los Angeles has long been a place focused on youth, beauty and all things glamorous. Combine the city's passion for aesthetics with the entrepreneurial spark of many of its inhabitants, and it's no wonder the town is a burgeoning hotbed of successful beauty brands.
BERLIN — Shorts are an essential part of every hot-weather wardrobe and practically every woman can find a pair that suits her style. Right now shorts with polka dots and floral patterns made with light colors and materials are in fashion, according to style consultant Katharina Starlay.