Actress Sofia Vergara is known for her body-hugging wardrobe and comedic timing on ABC’s hit show Modern Family.
And like many a celebrity before her — Lauren Conrad, Rihanna, Jessica Simpson, to name a few — Vergara has lent her name to a collection of women’s clothing.
The Sofia by Sofia Vergara for Kmart line hit stores last fall featuring women’s clothing and accessories. This month, the store launched an activewear collection with moisture-wicking yoga sets, tees, capris, cropped leggings and tanks. Prices range from $14.99 to $29.99 at stores and online at Kmart.com.
Lexington’s Kmart is at 2520 Nicholasville Road.
February 22nd, 2013
■ At the final Worlds Apart Warehouse Sale you can buy clothing and accessories by the pound. Grab what you want — dresses, shoes, tops — and it’s $10 per pound. The sale is going on through Saturday at The Mall at Lexington Green, 161 Lexington Green Circle.
■ Suff’s Furniture — at 205 Bryant Road in Nicholasville in front of Sam’s Club — will host a Stickley Truckload Sale on Friday and Saturday. Discounts on a variety of pieces will be available.
■ The Athens Schoolhouse Antiques Show, 6270 Athens Walnut Hill Pike, is 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $2, free for ages 11 and younger.
Call (859) 255-7309 or go to Antiqueskentucky.com.
■ Cupid’s Mad Dash Valentine’s Day Sale is 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Crowne Plaza Hotel-Cincinnati Blue Ash in Cincinnati. Vendors and artists will offer jewelry, purses, crafts and more. Admission and parking are free.
■ Now through March 3, teens may enter to win an ultimate prom package from David’s Bridal by submitting a prom style tip on YouTube. Ten finalists each will win a dress and accessories, tuxedo rental for their date and $250 for hair, nails and makeup. One winner will get $10,000. Upload your video and then go to Davidsprom.com for more info.
February 8th, 2013
Baby Gap has launched a limited-edition Peter Rabbit collection for boys and girls inspired by Beatrix Potter’s classic children’s tales.
Pieces include bunny print tops and dresses; Jemima Puddle-Duck screen-printed bodysuits, hats and socks; and a Peter Rabbit dish set featuring colorful images and quotations from the books. The puff-sleeve bodysuit pictured above is $19.95. Sizes range from infant to 24 months. Look for the collection in Gap stores or at Gap.com.
January 25th, 2013
Anthropologie has announced on Facebook that the store at Lexington Green will open on Jan. 18. This will be the second Anthropologie for Kentucky; the first opened in September at Oxmoor Mall in Louisville.
January 10th, 2013
After a short rest from the frenzy of December shopping it’s time for after-holiday discounts.
■ Finderskeepers Market, at 109 Walton Avenue, is hosting its annual year-end clearance event 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily through Saturday with discounts of up to 75 percent off.
■ The Bath & Body Works semi-annual sale is going on in stores and online now with up to 75 percent off merchandise.
■ The Victoria’s Secret semi-annual sale is going on through Thursday at stores and at Victoriassecret.com.
■ Anthropologie is known for its dazzling store displays crafted from recycled newspapers, water bottles and more.
Saturday and Sunday you could own one of these creations at the winter animals auction featuring creatures from store displays with proceeds to benefit the World Wildlife Fund. Other displays will be donated to organizations and schools in Newtown, Conn.
Bids must be placed at participating stores which include Anthropologies at Oxmoor Center in Louisville and at Kenwood Towne Center in Cincinnati. Go to Anthrpl.ge/X0w1ZS for more info.
January 4th, 2013
Winter is rough on the best of beauty regimes. Products that worked for balmy summer days need to be switched out for those that tackle the drying effects of winter wind and cold.
And one of the hardest-hit areas during the next few weeks will be our hair. Flyaways can be caused by static from winter hats and brittleness can result from frigid outdoor temps and dry, heated rooms.
Neutrogena’s Triple Moisture Collection is an affordable treatment for damaged winter hair featuring ingredients such as olive and sweet almond. Products include shampoo and a hair mask and one of the easiest moisturizing options out there, a leave-in conditioner. Products are around $7 each and are available at drugstores.
January 4th, 2013
Those seeking a bit of style inspiration for New Year’s Eve parties need look no further than actress Jessica Chastain in a photo on the cover of January’s W magazine inspired by the 1983 movie Scarface.
Chastain, nominated for a Golden Globe for best actress for the movie Zero Dark Thirty, channels ’80s Michelle Pfeiffer in a Versace leather-detail silk gown and an 18-karat yellow gold and diamond wrap bracelet by Marina B.
For your own chic holiday look, think shimmering eyelids, a sleek bob and gold-colored cuffs along with a dress glittering with metallic accents or beads.
Zero Dark Thirty, about the hunt for Osama bin Laden, is in limited release and scheduled to open nationwide Jan. 11.
December 28th, 2012
The Butter Factory, 1037 North Limestone, wraps up its one-year anniversary celebration with special events through Saturday. The Lexington-based company offers handcrafted hair and body products including Hair, Lock and Body Butter, plus body mousse and wash.
From 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, the shop will help assemble gift baskets; from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, RNJ Handbags and Accessories will be at the store with bags, watches, jewelry and more.
Shown above: Butter Factory’s Plum Alo-icious Hydrating Body Wash and Shampoo, $7.49
December 21st, 2012
Twelve South creates accessories for Apple products only: no PCs; just Macs and iPhones, including the new iPhone 5.
The company’s unique BookBook cover for the phone looks like a tiny hardcover book but is in fact a combination phone case and wallet.
The cases, $59.99 (pictured above), are available in black or brown, and they feature slots to hold credit cards, ID and cash, and there’s an opening for the phone’s camera.
December 13th, 2012
The Lexington Fashion Collaborative’s annual Future of Fashion shows, featuring Central Kentucky designers and original fashions, started Thursday and continues at 6 p.m. this evening and Saturday at the Downtown Arts Center, 141 East Main Street in Lexington.
Tonight, accessories from hats to extravagant jewelry and bow ties are the focus. On Saturday, two young designers, Claire Williams, 12, and Maggie Gossage, 10, will open the show.
Tickets are $10 to $18. Call (859) 225-0370 or go to Lexarts.tix.com.
June 22nd, 2012
Your server: Harriett Hendren
While I grew up in small-town Kentucky I’ve always been fascinated with the cosmopolitan world of high fashion. On the other hand, I love a bargain and the thrill of shopping for just the right piece.
I have a degree in English from the University of Kentucky, and since 2002 I’ve written a column for the Lexington Herald-Leader about shopping, beauty and fashion. During that time I’ve interviewed everyone from designers to boutique owners about trends and style. And I’m still forever searching for the next big sale.