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Style Points: Talismanic Jewelry

Wearing objects believed to possess magical, auspicious, or protective powers is hardly a new trend as ancient cultures of all kinds are known to have crafted and worn such items. Made from precious metals, semi-precious stones, and glass; this type of jewelry is making a strong appearance this Fall. From hamsa hands, to cobalt blue Gree […]

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Style Points: Talking high/low hems at Revival

Style Points

Recently I had the pleasure of chatting with Sheila of Revival about a trend that we are seeing (technically, continuing to see) this fall: the High/Low hem, a.k.a. “mullet skirt.” This hemline has actually been around for decades and reappears every so often. The first time yours truly ever saw this type of hem was […]

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Style Points: Spring has arrived

I hope you kept your black combat boots and grunge tees from the ’90s, because, if you haven’t, you are going to wish you had for spring! The difference is that in 2013, we juxtapose them with beautiful feminine pieces like a draped neon dress and delicate necklaces instead of exclusively with the baggy oversized jeans and plaids of yore. […]

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Style Points: When Les Dames and IC Kings collide

IC Kings

Iowa City’s own drag queen group, IC Kings, recently joined forces with Les Dames Burlesque d’Iowa City for a one-night gig at the Mill. In their collaborative acts, the Kings looked even more “Kingly” standing next to the ultra-feminine expressions of Les Dames. Painstakingly creating their male expressions from scratch in daring and original ways, as one audience member remarked, during the large group numbers it was easy to forget that it was, in fact, all female performers on stage. […]

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Style Points: Opulent Thrift

How do Iowa Citians manage to look great without breaking the bank? Leather and lace, rhinestones and screen-printed tees; we scoured local retail hotspots and inquired with our resident DIY-ers-in-chief, searching for the perfect combination of pieces to create luxurious yet affordable ensembles. Featuring: Hair by JoAnn LS at GSpot Hair Design, makeup and styling by Tonya Kehoe-Anderson, clothing by White Rabbit, Merci […]

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On The Table: Growing Rogue

I am supposed to meet him (I don’t know his name) at the corner gas station where I expect he will be standing outside of a beat-up farm truck with Muscatine county plates. Last time I was here to buy from him he told me that his friend does the growing and he does the selling. […]

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On the Table: Personal Chef – How a Middle-Class Working Mother Splurges

How does a middle-class working mother splurge? Retail therapy? No, not shoes—if I can’t wear them to work or at home then why bother? Not handbags—they will just get Gatorade spilled on them. Concert tickets—nah, too tired to leave the house. No, no, no! What I really want is a personal chef. I asked around […]

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