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Archive for July 4th, 2011

Uncovering Bettie Page

Monday, July 4th, 2011

Bettie Page, now open at Mall of America, confused me at first, I must admit. I figured most women who gravitate to the retro fashions it sells probably shop for the originals, for less, at thrift stores. Then again, thrift can be hit and miss – more miss when it comes to larger sizes. Bettie Page offers ‘50s style apparel and accessories in complete size runs. Prices, while not thrift-like, are in the realm of reality – $120 or so for a dress. And Bettie Page is there whenever you want to shop. There’s something to be said for convenience.

Bettie Page now has six stores nationwide – MOA is the first outside of California. This Saturday, July 9, is a great time to check out the new MOA store: spokes-model and 2011 Playboy Playmate of the Year Claire Sinclair – You’ll recognize her from E!’s “Holly’s World” and “The Girls Next Door” - will host two ’50s-inspired fashion shows in the Rotunda at 1 and 3 p.m.

Keeping up with Kardashian

Monday, July 4th, 2011

No, Kim Kardashian’s booty is not just exaggerated on TV. And yes, Kris Humphries is really that tall (and handsome) – that’s him with me and my Shop Girls co-host Alexis Walsko. My favorite moment of the big Kardashian/Humphries party at Seven Sushi Skybar on Saturday night came at the very – very –  end: 2 a.m., in the valet line, Ray Edwards of the Vikings taking his time getting situated in his Hummer when my ‘03 Santa Fe pulls up…and I have to take out a car seat and brush off the goldfish crackers to make room for the friends I was driving home. It’s a glamorous life! | Mpls.St.Paul Magazine © 2008 MSP Communications, Inc. All rights reserved