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Monday, November 21st, 2011

11 a.m.: We put our turkey caps on to talk Black Friday with retail guru Tina Wilcox of Black Retail, on Shop Girls, myTalk107.1. From the left: Wilcox, my co-host Alexis Walsko and me. Wilcox says tweens are the ones to watch this holiday season–they have long wish lists and few practical concerns about spending. (Check out the December issue of Mpls.St.Paul Magazine for more shopping insights from Wilcox.)

2 p.m.: Costume change! Slipped into Michael Kors sequins to host Herberger’s fashion show–a splashy way to mark the opening of the Southdale Center store.

Oh my. It’s Will Deifel, whom you may recognize from the Calvin Klein ads. (Of course I look possessed.):

Right. The fashion. Lots of faux fur, sparkle, shades of grey, and more sparkle and faux fur:

7 p.m.: One more change, this time to my own dress (from the BCBG clearance rack)…for the Fraser Gala, where I “judged” a fashion show of dresses from Glitz at Mall of America with the evening’s emcee, designer and Project Runway alum Christopher Straub. (Look for his first collection for Maurice’s in stores on Friday.)

10 Reasons to Shop Herberger’s Southdale

Wednesday, November 9th, 2011
Herberger’s opens a new flagship store today at Southdale Center, and we’re excited. No, really. Let us count the ways:
  1. Shoes! More than 15,000 square feet devoted to footwear for women, men, and children
  2. EMU shop. Boots, outerwear, sweaters from the popular (Ugg-like) Australian brand
  3. Handbags. Coach, Michael Kors, and Ralph Lauren will all have their own “shops” within the handbag department
  4. Contemporary brands. The One Philosophy shop will offer trendy brands such as Kensie, Willow & Clay, and Research and Design
  5. Intimates. Find lingerie from Betsey Johnson, Wacoal, and others
  6. Fine Jewelry. Huge selection of gemstones
  7. Men’s. John Bartlett, Woolrich, Kenneth Cole, and others offer on-trend options for casual and dress
  8. Self-serve kiosks. Order online-only products in store and get them shipped to your home for free
  9. Two weeks of opening sales, designer appearances, and shopping events
  10. It’s nice to see Southdale look alive again

Free cosmetics!

Sunday, January 18th, 2009

It's true: on Tuesday, Jan. 20, some of the biggest cosmetics counters at department stores will be giving away $175 million in products. It's part of the settlement in a class action lawsuit in which consumers claimed beauty manufacturers were fixing prices (think about it: makeup virtually never goes on sale). Estee Lauder, L'Oreal, Coty perfumes, Clarins, Chanel and Christian Dior are among the manufacturers named in the suit. They will each give away an allotment of product – such as a 6.7 oz Lovely Sarah Jessica Parker shower gel or a 15 ml Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair  – at major department stores across the country including Macy's, Bloomingdale's, Herbeger's, Nordstrom and Neiman Marcus. All you have to do is walk up and ask. Technically, you are eligible if you made a purchase between May 29, 1994 through July 16, 2003, but no proof is necessary. The products will be given away on a first come first serve basis. Don't expect them to last long! For more details, click here.

Tim Gunn on Project Runway and more

Tuesday, March 4th, 2008

So close. I spoke to style guru Tim Gunn today – the day before the finale of "Project Runway" Season 4, but couldn’t get him to so much as hint at the winner. He did say that he’s thrilled with the outcome. Really, it sounds like any outcome would have pleased him – Gunn says all of this season’s designers were talented enough to win and he’s expecting big things (bigger than we’ve seen from past vets so far) from many. Gunn said he’d jump at the opportunity to do a fifth season, which has yet to be announced, but seems inevitable given the show’s continued popularity. As for his other Bravo show, "Tim Gunn’s Guide to Style," Gunn didn’t sound certain there would be a Season 2. Ever the diplomat, Gunn did admit the underwear drawer surprise scene in each episode "bothered me to no end." He’d like to see more education and fewer gimmicks…that is, if there’s anything to see at all. Sounds like a decision has been made, it’s just a matter of when Bravo announces it.
I’ll have much more from Tim Gunn on "Project Runway," Isaac Mizrahi, his new job with Liz Claiborne, the trouble with petites and plus sizes and his own wardrobe in the St. Paul Pioneer Press on March 23. That’s in advance of Gunn’s March 26 appearance at Herberger’s Rosedale Center. | Mpls.St.Paul Magazine © 2008 MSP Communications, Inc. All rights reserved