Rising Hollywood superstar and Louisville native Jennifer Lawrence graces the cover of the giant September issue of Vogue, looking smashing in a Calvin Klein Collection plaid wool top and shorter, layered hair.
Inside, the magazine devotes 10 pages to the 23-year-old Academy Award-winning actress, who poses in a Louis Vuitton sequined wool coat, a Prada coat dress and other styles photographed at Cornelia Guest’s Templeton House.
Lawrence dishes on everything from reprising her role as Katniss Everdeen in the second Hunger Games film, Catching Fire, to her childhood in Louisville before she came to acting.
“I grew up in Kentucky, I have brothers, we had to do sports, I was a horrible student, and I kept getting grounded every time my report card came out,” she says.
Read more about it in the September issue of Vogue on newsstands now.
Tagged: Calvin Klein, Catching Fire, Hunger Games, Jennifer Lawrence, Katniss Everdeen, Vogue August 30, 2013
The fourth annual Chevy Chase Street Fair is 4 to 10 p.m. Saturday. Hosted by the Chevy Chase Merchants Association, the fair will be in the 800 block of Euclid Avenue. The street between Ashland Avenue and High Street will be closed and the day will include food and drink specials and sales from businesses, and live music and other entertainment.
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■ During the first-anniversary open house at Olive You in Richmond, shoppers can enjoy food, drinks and the latest fall fashions. That’s the store in the above photo.
For a special discount, wear your favorite Olive You purchase from the store’s first year.
Olive You is at 118 Meridian Way, Suite 1. Hours for the open house are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday.
■ Luxury apparel brand Peter Millar will launch a new in-store shop at the Keeneland Gift Shop on Monday. It’s the company’s ninth Peter Millar Crown Shop, which offers an expanded selection of the brand’s apparel.
■ L.V. Harkness & Co. will host a silver restoration event 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 30. Bring in silver, brass, copper, pewter, nickel and gold to the store, 531 West Short Street, for an expert to give estimates on restoration and repair. Appointments are available; call (859) 225-7474.
■ The Mall at Lexington Green’s grand reopening celebration is 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday. Stores throughout the mall, at 161 Lexington Green Circle, off Nicholasville Road, will offer specials including discounts, samples and giveaways. Activities will include live music, a fashion show, face painting and balloon artists.
■ The Versailles Merchants Association’s downtown block party is 6 to 9 p.m. Friday on Green Street. Stores will stay open late for shoppers, there will be a free concert by Tom Cool and the Cooligans, plus food, wine, beer and children’s activities.
Tagged: Chevy Chase Street Fair, Keeneland Gift Shop, Olive You, Peter Millar, The Mall at Lexington Green August 23, 2013
Macy’s at Fayette Mall will celebrate Maison Jules, its new collection of women’s clothing, with a special event 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday.
Pieces are inspired by Parisian street style and include flirty, patterned dresses, feminine tops, novelty knit tops and modern-fit pants.
At Saturday’s event, shoppers can get fashion tips from stylists and register to win a limited-edition French-inspired bike designed by Martone.
Pictured above is a polka-dot dress ($69) and denim jacke ($79) from Maison Jules.
Tagged: Macy's, Maison Jules, Martone August 23, 2013
Through Sept. 2, purchases from local artist Jenna Bobbitt’s Bluegrass Beads
Etsy shop will benefit the Hopper Family team participating in the CureSearch Walk for Children’s Cancer
. All profits from sales of jewelry and accessories will go toward the team’s fundraising goal. The earrings shown above are $12.50.
Diagnosed with a rare rhabdoid tumor at the age of five months, Ambrosia Hopper died shortly after her first birthday earlier this year. She is survived by her parents Anya and Wes Hopper and her brother Braeden. For more info you can check out Anya’s blog, Angels for Ambrosia
Coming up Aug. 30 through Sept. 1 check out Bobbitt’s shop for hand painted glassware including wine glasses, trays and cake stands, in UK and UofL colors.
Tagged: Bluegrass Beads, CureSearch Walk for Children's Cancer, Jenna Bobbitt August 22, 2013
■ Mulberry & Lime, 216 North Limestone, will host an Eyebobs trunk show through Sunday, with fall 2013 readers, sun readers and polarized sunglasses.
Tinder Kraus Tinder opticians will be at the store 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday to help customers choose prescription frames. Pictured above, Eyebobs Bench Mark glasses, $75 at Eyebobs.com.
■ The Christmas in August sale at Ruth Hunt Candy, 213 Walton Avenue, is on through Aug. 12. A large selection of Christmas ornaments, napkins, wreaths, and other items are 50 to 70 percent off. Customers may register to win a basket of Christmas items valued at $150.
■ Linens Limited, 114 Clay Avenue, is having a summer sale with 20 percent off storewide and select reductions 50 percent off, Friday through Aug. 16.
■ Bella Rose, 126 West Maxwell Street, will host a trunk show featuring the fall 2013 collections of Jim Hjelm Occasions and Noir by Lazaro, Thursday through Aug. 17.
Pieces include dresses for bridesmaids and mother of the bride or groom, and styles for other special occasions. New fall styles from Montage, Cameron Blake, Teri Jon and Siri also are in the store. Refreshments, including sweets from Martine’s Pastries, will be served.
■ 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. It’s $2, free for ages 11 and younger. Call (859) 255-7309 or go to Antiqueskentucky.com.
■ Pieratt’s, which sells appliances, televisions, bedding and furniture, will host a Charity Bonanza, Thursday through Aug. 20 in Lexington and Richmond.
Receive a percentage discount on items to match a donation to one of four selected charities, maximum 10 percent for a $10 donation. The event will benefit God’s Pantry Food Bank, the Lexington Humane Society, the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and Hope for the Warriors.
■ Chico’s stores are collecting jeans for women in need and to raise awareness about domestic violence. During Denim Days, through Aug. 18, Chico’s will accept new and gently worn jeans, offering $20 off any denim purchase with each donation. The jeans will go to the National Network to End Domestic Violence for women in shelters.
Tagged: Athens Schoolhouse Antiques Show, Bella Rose, Linens Limited, Pieratt's, Ruth Hunt Candy August 8, 2013
Usually when a brand launches a new mascara, it’s a re-vamped formula in the same tube-shaped package.
But Avon’s Mega Effects Mascara replaces the traditional wand with a fresh design that the company says was six years in the making. The long, curved bristle fits across the lashes, and the flattened handle can be used at 12 angles for optimum coverage. At an affordable $10 each, it’s worth a try. Shop at Avon.com or contact an Avon representative.
Tagged: Avon, mascara, Mega Effects August 8, 2013
Next to the patio and the swimming pool, one of my favorite spots to spend a summer afternoon is at an outdoor craft and art fair.
One of the loveliest locations to shop is at Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill in Harrodsburg. The above photo shows a scene from last year’s show.
The Shaker Village Craft Fair this weekend features regional artisans, including new artists. You’ll find Shaker reproductions and other merchandise made of clay, metal, wood, fiber, basketry and glass.
Dozens of vendor booths will be in the main village, and there will be pottery, glass and woodworking demonstrations as well as the Plein Aire Painters of the Bluegrass. Music will be provided by the Jessamine Station Dixieland Band and Gone Fiddling.
Fair hours are 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sunday Admission, which includes tours of Shaker Village, is $10 for ages 13 and older, $5 ages 6 to 12 and free for ages 5 and younger.
Tagged: Shaker Village Craft Fair, Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill August 1, 2013
■ The Morris Book Shop will celebrate five years in business from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday. Everything in the store will be 20 percent off, Ale-8-One will be served, and Athenian Grill food truck will be on site. Reva Williams will perform at 2 p.m., followed by the Lexingtones Ukulele Group at 4. Morris Book Shop is at 882 East High Street.
■ There’s some partying going on at Regency Road this weekend.
On Friday, Coffee Times, 2571 Regency Road, celebrates its 30th birthday starting at 7 p.m. with cake, coffee and bubbly, with a pop-up patio where Coralee and the Townies will perform. Merchandise will be 30 percent off all weekend, excluding food and drink.
On Saturday, Street Scene, 2575 Regency Road, next to Coffee Times, will celebrate its sixth anniversary with summer treats and discounts.
Tagged: Coffee Times, Coralee and the Townies, Morris Book Shop, Street Scene July 19, 2013
So you didn’t grow up to be a beautiful duchess after marrying a prince in a fairy-tale wedding. But you can buy a dress much like the one worn by Kate Middleton to announce her engagement to Prince William of Britain.
Issa London, maker of the blue silk dress Middleton wore in her now-famous engagement photos, has collaborated with Banana Republic for a limited-edition capsule collection that debuts in stores and online Aug. 8.
The collection of nearly 40 pieces of apparel and accessories includes a royal blue three-quarter sleeve wrap-style dress that retails for $130. Other pieces include a zebra print kimono-sleeve dress, gold chain necklaces and pebbled leather envelope clutches. Prices range from $39.50 to $150. The dress above, from the collection, similar to the Issa design worn by Kate Middleton, is $130.
July 18, 2013
More than 125 vendors have gathered for the 32nd annual Berea Craft Festival this weekend.
Among the artists is Cindy Martin of Aldrich Valley Pottery in Van Buren, Mo. Inspired by nature, Martin incorporates images of animals such as herons, frogs and ravens into her elegant vessels.
Martin says she decorates the pottery with organic black lines by applying horse hair and feathers to the clay as it comes out of the kiln at 1,100 degrees. Feathers and hair burn away, leaving a whisper of their graceful forms.
The Berea Craft Festival is 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Historic Indian Fort Theater on Big Hill Road outside Berea. Admission is $6 for adults, $5 for seniors, free for children 11 and younger. Go to Bereacraftfestival.com for more info.
A great blue heron adorns Martin’s vessel, $79, above.
Tagged: Aldrich Valley Pottery, Berea Craft Festival, Cindy Martin, pottery July 12, 2013