BaubleBar, the online destination for fashion jewelry, has created BaubleBar Weddings, a collection of styles for the bride and members of the bridal party. To launch the offerings, BaubleBar has teamed with Style Me Pretty and Style Me Pretty Living, online bridal and lifestyle resources, to curate special collections of the jewelry. Pieces reflect four wedding themes: modern, classic, rustic and whimsical, and prices will range from $30 to $150.
Pictured above is BaubleBar’s Gold Crystal Ray collar, $46.
October 18th, 2013
■ Berea author Katie Startzman is touring the area with her new book, The Knitted Slipper Book (STC Craft). A launch party is 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Robie Books in Berea. From 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Startzman will be at Rebelle Yarn Shop in Lexington signing copies and showing samples. On Nov. 8, she’ll be at Joseph-Beth Booksellers from 7 to 9 p.m. signing the book.
■ Sisters Lori Tackett and Kathi Adams have a business in Lexington called Fresh Furnishings. They reclaim older furniture, freshen it up with Annie Sloane Chalk Paint and sell it in their shop at 145 Burt Road, No. 8. Since they both have other jobs, the store is open only 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays. A barn sale back in the spring on a friend’s farm in Lexington was a big hit, and they’ll try it again this weekend: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at 4925 Keene Road.
■ Jerome Boutique, 153 Patchen Drive, will host a trunk show of two designers. From 4 to 6 p.m. Friday, there will be a reception for Lindsay Jean-Marie, who makes custom crochet and knit sweaters and accessories. From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Jean-Marie will return with Marlene Knight of Boot Dazzles, accessories for boots, shoes and ankles.
■ Stalls Antiques & Interiors at 930 Winchester Road will host open houses during October. This week’s is 6 to 8 p.m. Friday and will feature vintage costume jewelry, equine art and memorabilia.
■ The Derby Shoppe and Raggs in Danville will celebrate it’s 37th anniversary with a week of trunk shows and door prizes. Events Wednesday will include a Geiger trunk show from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and a Mere-Kate Jewelry trunk show from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.. A Clarks trunk show will be 10 a.m. to 6 Thursday through Oct. 19. Cake and punch will be served Wednesday and Thursday, and there will be discounts all week and daily drawings for door prizes. The store is at 124 and 126 North Third Street in Danville.
■ The Audubon Society of Kentucky and Buckley Hills Audubon Society will hold their biannual seed sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and Oct. 19 at Southern States Lexington Cooperative, 2570 Palumbo Drive. It will include sunflower seed and kernels, seed mixes, nyger, millet, safflower, peanut hearts, corn and suet cakes. Southern States also will offer a 10 percent discount on specialty packaged bird seed, bird feeders and assorted bird feeding equipment. Purchase seed and take it with you or leave it at Southern States to be picked up by the end of March.
October 10th, 2013
Starting Tuesday, Belle Maison Antiques (above) will have a final sale of current inventory, with all items reduced up to 50 percent. The shop, in Greentree Close at 525 West Short Street, has been open for 13 years.
Sale merchandise will include antiques, fine furniture, artwork, chandeliers and decorative accessories.
Debbie Chamblin, who owns Belle Maison with her husband, Tony, says they will announce plans for a new business venture soon.
October 10th, 2013
■ Manhattan-based hat designer Christine A. Moore will launch her Silks Collection on Friday and Saturday at the Keeneland Gift Shop this weekend. Shoppers may order styles for women and men and have them trimmed in the colors of their favorite horse.
■ Corman and Associates, 881 Floyd Drive, is hosting a warehouse sale through Saturday. Store fixtures, Christmas décor, trade show exhibits and more will be discounted 80 percent and more. Hours for the sale are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Call (859) 233-0544 for more info.
■ Nordstrom Rack, the upscale department store’s outlet chain, is scheduled to open at 9 a.m. Thursday at 4500 Shelbyville Road Plaza in Louisville. At 8 a.m., breakfast treats will be served, and 30 $100 gift cards will be given away. At 8:30 a.m., one winner will receive a $1,000 gift card and early access to the store.
October 4th, 2013
Louisville’s St. James Court Art Show, featuring more than 700 artists from throughout North America, is Friday through Sunday, south of Central Park along St. James and Belgravia Courts and surrounding blocks in Louisville. Show hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free. Go to Stjamescourtartshow.com for more info.
Pictured above is an etching of Baltimore orioles, $80, by printmaker Marina Terauds who will be at this weekend’s show.
October 3rd, 2013
In addition to being the cutest kid ever, 11-year-old Moziah Bridges of Memphis is the founder of Mo’s Bows, a company featuring his handmade bow ties.
From 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, you can meet the young entrepreneur when he visits Lexington for breakfast and a trunk show of his designs at Mulberry & Lime, 216 North Limestone.
Moziah said that he started his company in 2011, when he was 9 years old. He couldn’t find a cool bow tie, so he decided to make and sell his own using his granny’s scrap fabric.
The Mo’s Bows Etsy store has eye-catching bold patterns in bright, fun colors and classic prints. Prices range from $20 to $55. Above is Mo’s Laugh Out Loud tie, $40.
October 3rd, 2013
■ King’s Gardens Garden Center, 4560 Nicholasville Road, just south of Man o’ War Boulevard, has special events scheduled this weekend.
Bear Hollow Woodcarvers will demonstrate chain-saw carving at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday. The day will include pet adoptions, face painting and pumpkin painting. Smoke This BBQ will cook lunch Saturday and Sunday, and there will be lots of plant specials.
■ Finderskeepers Market at 109 Walton Avenue will host a fall open house from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Merchandise includes vintage items and new items from Aidan Gray, Roost, BoBo Intriguing Objects, Voluspa and Paddywax. Treats from Martine’s Bakery will be served.
■ The final Versailles Merchant Association Block Party is 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Friday on Green Street. Thumper and the Plaid Rabbits will perform a free concert; food, beer and wine will be served; there will be free children’s activities, and stores will stay open late for shopping.
Coming next weekend
September 27th, 2013
J.Crew used to be just for grown-ups, then came Crew Cuts, children’s versions of its classic clothes and accessories with a modern twist. Now come even tinier versions of the retailer’s clever styles — for babies. They include a cashmere sweater featuring a skull and crossbones, $145 pictured above; and a green-stripe peasant top, $84. The J.Crew store at Fayette Mall does not carry the baby items, but you can find them at Jcrew.com.
September 27th, 2013
The Lexington Fashion Collaborative presents The Future of Fashion, a showcase of local fashions and designers.
Events started Thursday and continue with shows at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Lyric Theatre and Cultural Arts Center, 300 East Third Street.
On Saturday, get to the Lyric early to shop the runway when local vendors, many of them designers, display and sell their art from 4 to 9 p.m.
Admission is $20 in advance and $30 the day of the show. For tickets, call (859) 280-2218 or go to Lexingtonlyric.tix.com.
The above hat is by Fielden Wilmott, one of the designers whose works will be shown at The Future of Fashion on Friday.
September 13th, 2013
Catherine Malandrino, the designer whose sophisticated women’s clothing and accessories are commonly found in boutiques and retailers including Saks Fifth Avenue and Nordstrom, is coming to Kohl’s.
The limited-edition collection, scheduled to hit stores Sept. 27, reflects the modern feminine style for which the designer is known. Pieces include an Eiffel Tower embroidered mesh dress, a sleek shift covered in delicate cutouts, and one of fall’s must-have items, a quilted motorcycle jacket. Prices range from $30 to $130. The cutout shift dress shown above is $88, available at Kohl’s in October.
Go to Kohls.com for more info.
September 6th, 2013
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.