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Fashion blogger Keiko Lynn talks trends, tastemakers and her first-ever STLFW experience.
STL fashion designers unveil their latest collections, featuring top model Ehren Dorsey.
Fall 2013 runway report Fall’s major trends have a little something for everyone.
The masters Five art impresarios are putting St. Louis on the map.
Fall arts preview STL’s leading arts experts on the mustsee events of the season.
Photo by Attilio d’agostino
Scarlett Collection photo by Wesley Law; wedding photo by L Photographie; Planter’s House Punch photo by Christopher Gibbons.
38 music LouFest is set to be bigger and better than ever this year—don’t be caught unprepared.
20 7 Things you must do this month. 22 calendar Couture meets culture in a bevy of chic and artful events this fall fashion season. 24 arts An exclusive walkthrough of the much-anticipated “A Queen Within” exhibition with curator Sofia Hedman. 26 Arts The Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis celebrates its 10th anniversary with an exciting new exhibition, and sculptor Harry Weber teams up with the APA to celebrate 90 years of animal rescue. 28 Fashion Bold colors and sheer courage fuel a unique new line debuting at STLFW. 30 fashion Inside the life of international fashion model and STL native Ehren Dorsey. 32 Fashion Five local designers who should definitely be on your radar. 36 Fashion Meet the designers of STLFW’s Style in The Loop.
40 Books Hot releases from nationally recognized STL authors. 46 Hot Eats Home-style hospitality comes together at Table with Cassy Vires’ upscale fare. 48 Job Envy Meet Lesley Poggemoeller, fine arts appraiser at Ivey-Selkirk Auctioneers.
STYLE 52 Accessories Majestic colored stones make a fashionable appearance for fall. 54 My Style Hairstylist Todd Wenick shares how he keeps his fashion a cut above the rest.
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EAT + DRINK 115 Spirits Ted Kilgore branches out with Planter’s House. 116 Dining Guide The best places in town to eat and drink.
AGENDA 130 Calendar Rock out with Miranda Lambert and Dierks Bentley as they take the stage at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, celebrate Shakespeare in the Streets in The Grove, go green at the Missouri Botanical Garden’s Green Homes and Great Health Festival and much more.
56 Shopping Guide More than 100 top local retailers, jewelers and boutiques to shop right now.
137 Scene in St. Louis Photos from SLAM Exposed, ULTRA, Luxury Garage Sale and more.
66 Engagements Two newly engaged St. Louis couples share their love stories.
144 Archetypes A conversation with sculptor Harry Weber, a prolific artist whose body of work includes more than 300 memorable pieces.
68 Weddings A creative duo heads to
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f there were EVER any question of the vibrant fashion and cultural scenes here in St. Louis, the multitude of events, innovations and celebrations the fall season brings serves to snuff out the naysayers—and then some. Case in point: I wouldn’t dream of missing the expanded Saint Louis Fashion Week, Sept. 26-Oct. 6; CAM’s 10th anniversary exhibition, “Place is the Space,” Sept. 6-Dec. 29; or the World Chess Hall of Fame’s “A Queen Within,” opening Oct. 19. There’s a definite shift in momentum (thanks to the tireless work of countless creatives who call St. Louis home), and I for one couldn’t be more excited about it. One of my favorite moments during the making of this issue was the photo shoot we held at Central Library featuring local arts leaders Tricia Paik of SLAM, Susan Barrett of the World Chess Hall of Fame, Gene Dobbs Bradford of Jazz St. Louis, Em Piro of St. Lou Fringe and internationally recognized poet Carl Phillips—all of whom are bringing national (and in some cases international) attention to St. Louis through their unique projects (p.96). Learning what it takes to bring initiatives like SLAM’s new East Building, Jazz St. Louis’ “Champion” and WCHOF’s “A Queen Within” to fruition was truly inspiring. We’re honored to have several more leaders in the field contribute to this issue as well, including Lisa Melandri of CAM, Rick Dildine of Shakespeare Festival St. Louis, Michael Uthoff of Dance St. Louis and Robert Peterson of St. Louis Public Radio. As part of our annual Fall Arts Preview (p.125), we enlisted their help curating a list of arts and culture events that are not to be missed this season. And, of course, fall wouldn’t be fall without a healthy dose of fashion events and coverage. In this issue, we had the privilege of getting to know the emerging STL designers involved in the eclectic Style in The Loop event (p.36), as well as the rising stars who will be making fashion presentations at the new STLFW Industry Night (p.32). I’m especially excited for a special edition of our fashion editorial (p.78), highlighting local design powerhouses Wai Ming, Rungolee, Skif, Laura Kathleen, Michael Drummond and Paulie Gibson. International model and St. Louis native Ehren Dorsey traveled home for the shoot in support of our local designers and STLFW. (Don’t miss her Q&A on p.30.) On the other side of the fashion spectrum, nationally recognized fashion blogger and burgeoning designer Keiko Lynn sat down with us to talk trends, tastemakers and why she’s looking forward to her first-ever Saint Louis Fashion Week experience (p.74). Even more major fashion names (you didn’t hear New York Fashion Week’s Fern Mallis from me) involved in STLFW will be announced in the coming weeks. Stay tuned at saintlouisfashionweek.com, and be sure to lock in your tickets now. In the words of Heidi Klum, “I’ll see you on the runway.”
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Blogger Invasion With an STLFW lineup including the likes of national designers Samantha Pleet, Eva Franco and Jennifer Chun, it’s no surprise that the fashion blogging community (both local and national) is coming out in a big way. “This season, we’re proud to announce that special guests Keiko of Keiko Lynn, Tieka of Selective Potential, Erin of Calivintage and Haya of Good Good Gorgeous will be joining more than 50 bloggers as they catch the shows from the front row and explore St. Louis,” says STLFW Marketing Director Lindsay Pattan. It was only natural, then, that the unprecedented national blogger attention would inspire the cover of our Fall Fashion Issue. ALIVE was lucky enough to sit down with nationally recognized fashion blogger and burgeoning accessory designer Keiko Lynn. Read the full story on p.74.
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In honor of Saint Louis Fashion Week and its mission to support local designers, we brought together some of STL’s top design talent for a firstof-its-kind fashion editorial featuring international model and St. Louis native Ehren Dorsey (p.78). “Bringing together Emily Brady Koplar, Anjali Kamra, Nina Ganci, Laura Kathleen, Michael Drummond and Paulie Gibson for this piece was a definite adventure,” says Fashion Editor Samantha Chadwick. “Piecing together looks from several designers with very different aesthetics was an exciting challenge. We wanted to keep their creative identities intact while still creating a fashion editorial that told a cohesive story. Featuring local designers of this caliber is imperative to keeping our editorials fresh and on the forefront of the local fashion scene. Each designer featured this month possesses innovative qualities that are nearly impossible to miss, and photographer Attilio D’Agostino captured them flawlessly.”
Artistic Vision Let’s just say there was no question who would land on this year’s list of local arts professionals making an impact on the St. Louis arts scene. Thanks to projects like SLAM’s new East Building, co-led by Associate Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art Tricia Paik, and “A Queen Within,” the brainchild of World Chess Hall of Fame Director Susan Barrett, there are plenty of St. Louis arts professionals who are propelling our fair city into the national spotlight (p.96). Shot on location at Central Library by Attilio D’Agostino, these art leaders were nothing short of impressive. “The depth of talent, innovation and passion in the St. Louis arts scene never ceases to amaze, and this year’s featured arts leaders serve as an inspiration to all and teach us that no challenge is insurmountable,” says contributing writer Christopher Reilly. “As a writer, being able to sit down with these visionaries and get their stories is not just a formality, but a privilege.”
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Online extras We turned to the experts this year for our annual Fall Arts Preview (p.125), asking four arts leaders to share their top picks for this season’s must-see events in visual arts, dance, theater and music. See each expert’s full list of picks—including events that didn’t make the print story—at ALIVEMag.com. Curator Sofia Hedman was gracious enough to give ALIVE an in-depth walkthrough of the “A Queen Within” exhibition, which opens Oct. 19 at the World Chess Hall of Fame. Catch her explanation of some of the key garments and themes on p.24, and continue reading online for even more insider information on the must-see elements of the exhibition. ALIVE is partnering with nationally known street style blogger Emma Arnold of TresAwesome.com to host the Best Dressed at LouFest contest. See what the style maven has been up to in her exclusive interview on p.135. Then, check out the extended conversation online.
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Passion for Fashion Week
With Saint Louis Fashion Week expanding to 10 days this season, you’ve got twice the outfits to pick out—and plenty more fashionable happenings to keep tabs on. Load your Instagram feed with designers and bloggers, local and national, to stay inspired and informed all week long. From local bloggers to “Project Runway” stars, this list is a great place to start. Don’t forget to follow @ALIVEMagSTL for the insider’s perspective, and join the conversation yourself with #STLFW.
1/ KEIKO LYNN @KEIKOLYNN
This NYC-based style blogger/ accessory designer has an eye for the eclectic—you’ll want to see what catches her attention as she travels to town for STLFW. 2/ DANICA FRIEDERICH & EMILY IOVALDI @FOXANDGYPSY
The co-writers of this STL fashion blog bring a colorful and fun local perspective to your hometown fashion week. 3/ SAMANTHA PLEET @SAMANTHAPLEET
This New York fashion designer draws inspiration from music, art, history and literature; her snaps are sure to leave you with plenty of ideas of your own. 4/ TIEKA KNIGHT @TEEKUH
Michigan fashion blogger and graphic designer Tieka takes you along on her STLFW journey with an artistic eye for the season’s latest trends and innovations. 5/ JACKIE GIARDINA @JACKIEGIARDINA 6/
NYC-based blogger Jackie returns after her first STLFW visit this spring. Follow for styling tips, particularly in makeup and accessories. 6/ ANTHONY RYAN @ANTHONYRYANAULD
Anthony is one of seven “Project Runway” stars visiting STL for fashion week. What better way to get in on the reunion than following the Season 2 winner of “Project Runway All Stars”? 7/ ALIVE MAGAZINE @ALIVEMAGSTL
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Get amped to rock out with some of your favorite bands at LouFest, Sept. 7-8 in Forest Park. STL’s hometown music festival is bigger than ever this year, with three stages featuring headliners The Killers and Wilco, as well as a sizzling lineup including the likes of The National, Alabama Shakes, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes and many more. Don’t miss the Nosh Pit and Market Square, with plenty of tasty food and fashions to pass the time between sets. For tickets and more info, visit loufest.com.
Watch a colorful array of hot air balloons fill the sky over Forest Park at the 41st annual Great Forest Park Balloon Race on Sept. 20-21. Start the weekend with the historical lighting of the balloons, followed by a breathtaking fireworks finale. Then, spend the next day watching the balloons drift off into the clouds in hot pursuit of the Energizer Bunny balloon.
Step Up Your Style Saint Louis Fashion Week returns this fall with 10 days of runway shows, designer showcases and more, Sept. 26-Oct. 6. The week starts with charity shows at the Saint Louis Galleria and Plaza Frontenac, where 100 percent of proceeds benefit HavenHouse St. Louis and SSM Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center. Then, the Project Runway Fashion Show brings nationally known “Project Runway” designers Casanova, Anthony Ryan, Viktor Luna, Laura Kathleen, Joshua McKinley, April Johnston and Michael Drummond to The Fox. STLFW continues with the Style in The Loop street festival, the emerging designer competition Project:Design! and Industry Night, featuring collections from Samantha Pleet, Jennifer Chun, Eva Franco, Laura Kathleen, Wai Ming and seven other apparel and accessory designers. Fashion’s Day Out wraps it all up with special events at Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus and the city’s top boutiques. For tickets and more info, visit saintlouisfashionweek.com.
Sip and Savor
Treat your taste buds to some of the most popular and unique dishes in the St. Louis area at the annual Taste of St. Louis festival, Sept. 27-29 at Soldiers’ Memorial. Stroll Restaurant Row and the Art & Wine Walk, catch the Chef Battle Royale hosted by Vito Racanelli of Mad Tomato, and jam to free concerts by both national and local talents. For more info, visit tastestl.com.
Sway with Bublé
The ever-smooth Michael Bublé brings his Grammy Award-winning vocals to Scottrade Center on Sept. 14. Making his return to the touring world, Bublé croons heart-melting songs from his 2013 album, “To Be Loved,” as well as fan favorites like “Haven’t Met You Yet” and “Sway.”
For tickets, visit scottradecenter.com.
Eat Your Art Out
Immerse yourself in art at the Saint Louis Art Fair, Sept. 6-8 in Clayton. Showcasing work by numerous local and national talents, this juried fair gives art-lovers the opportunity to engage with the artists and purchase unique works ranging from painting and sculpture to glass, fibers and beyond. Plus, watch live music and performing arts on the fair’s three stages, and taste dishes from Clayton’s favorite restaurants.
For more info, visit culturalfestivals.com.
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Twist, tango and tap through the streets of Grand Center at this year’s Dancing in the Street festival on Sept. 21. Celebrate the beauty, skill and athleticism of dance as you watch more than 1,000 local dancers perform styles like tap, modern, jazz, ballet, salsa, Bollywood and more on multiple outdoor stages.
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Couture meets culture in a bevy of haute, artful events this fall—mark your calendars now. by samantha chadwick Within An Evolving Horizon
Through Sept. 28, Regional Arts Commission Each year, Critical Mass for the Visual Arts awards three artists with a stipend of $1,500 each to create work for the Creative Stimulus Awards Exhibition. Curated by B.j. Vogt, this year’s show features pieces in a variety of media, from textiles to print, photography and more. More info at art-stl.com. Momentos of a Doomed Construct
Sept. 6-Jan. 26, 2014, Craft Alliance Grand Center Southern-based artist Stephanie Liner makes her way to St. Louis with her latest project: a series of large orbs and elegantly upholstered egg-shaped sculptures with windows that allow viewers to peer inside and find themselves face-to-face with a beautiful girl poised there. More info at craftalliance.org. Project Runway fashion show
Sept. 28, The Fox Alumni of Lifetime’s “Project Runway,” including Casanova, Anthony Ryan, Joshua McKinley, April Johnston, Viktor Luna, Michael Drummond and Laura Kathleen, reunite for a very special evening at The Fox as part of Saint Louis Fashion
Week. The designers showcase their latest collections for St. Louis fans, and VIP guests get an up-close view with on-stage seating. Tickets at saintlouisfashionweek.com. Industry Night
Oct. 3, Windows on Washington A new addition to Saint Louis Fashion Week, Industry Night was created to connect up-andcoming local designers with national designers and industry professionals who can positively affect their careers. Hosted by New York Fashion Week Founder Fern Mallis, the event kicks off as emerging designers present their collections and network with buyers, bloggers and editors from all over the country. Then, attendees move up to the eighth floor for a runway show featuring designers Laura Kathleen, Wai Ming, Eva Franco, Samantha Pleet and Jennifer Chun. Tickets at saintlouisfashionweek.com. Glamour: Costumes and Images from the Collection of Mary Strauss
Oct. 4-Dec. 28, Sheldon Art Galleries, Bellwether Gallery of St. Louis Artists Celebrating the glamorous fashions of film, theater
and music, this collection gives visitors a glimpse into the magical world of showbiz through the decades. See costumes worn by Elizabeth Taylor, Norma Shearer, Whitney Houston, Joan Collins and others, accompanied by iconic photographs from celebrity photographers that celebrate New York and Hollywood glamour. More info at thesheldon.org. Love Looks Not with the Eyes
Oct. 16, Philip Slein Gallery Photographer Anne Deniau was a part of designer Alexander McQueen’s inner circle and the only photographer with behind-the-scenes access to his collections and shows. The World Chess Hall of Fame presents the exclusive American debut of images from Deniau’s book, “Love Looks Not with the Eyes: Thirteen Years with Lee Alexander McQueen.” Limited-edition prints will be available for purchase in Q Boutique at the World Chess Hall of Fame. More info at worldchesshof.org. Queen Power: Empowering Girls through Chess
Oct. 16, World Chess Hall of Fame In conjunction with “A Queen Within,” the
Stephanie Liner photos by David Nevala. “When I Think of Us I Think of This” photo by Katie Ford. “Glamour” Marie Antoinette dress worn by Norma Shearer, designed by Adrian Adolph Greenberg; photo by Gina Grafos. “A Queen Within” dress designed by Gucci, S/S 2011; photo by Benjamin Lozovsky/BFAnyc.com.
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World Chess Hall of Fame is rolling out an educational program developed to encourage girls to play chess. Queen Power is an all-girls chess event hosted by international chess champion and Woman Grandmaster Jennifer Shahade. More info at worldchesshof.org. Queen’s Gala
Oct. 18, Saks Fifth Avenue Held on the eve of the World Chess Hall of Fame’s opening of the much-anticipated “A Queen Within” exhibition, the Queen’s Gala gives guests the opportunity to bid on exceptional designs by Alexander McQueen, among other fashion and art items. Proceeds benefit the programs of the World Chess Hall of Fame. Tickets at worldchesshof.org. A Queen Within: Adorned Archetypes, Fashion and Chess
Oct. 19-April 18, 2014, World Chess Hall of Fame Explore the nine archetypes of the queen through storytelling and symbolism. The show boasts pieces from one of the largest Alexander McQueen collections as well as designs by Gucci, Victor & Rolf, Iris Van Herpen and Maison Martin Margiela, to name a few. The exhibition also features work by lesser-known designers fresh out of Central Saint Martins in London and exclusive bespoke headpieces by master coiffeur Charlie Le Mindu. More info at worldchesshof.org. Unpredictable Design
Oct. 19, Washington University Sam Fox School of Fine Arts ABC News’ Deborah Roberts moderates a fashion panel discussion inspired by “A Queen Within,” including curator Sofia Hedman, Cameron Silver (owner of Decades boutique in LA and star of Bravo’s “Dukes of Melrose”), photographer Anne Deniau and Valerie Steele (director of the Museum at the Fashion Institute of
Technology in New York). Hosted by the World Chess Hall of Fame, Craft Alliance’s Fashion Lab and Washington University. More info at worldchesshof.org. Artsounds! Divas and Designers
Oct. 25, Sheldon Concert Hall Vocal divas Erin Bode and Coco Soul bring their sultry sounds to the Sheldon Concert Hall in a unique one-night event showcasing great music alongside the latest in high-fashion gala styles. Proceeds benefit the exhibitions and educational programs of the Sheldon Art Galleries. More info at thesheldon.org.
Adrian Adolph Greenberg, Marie Antoinette, “Glamour”
Nov. 14- 24, Multiple Venues Craft Alliance’s Fashion Lab presents a series of movies, documentaries and lectures with a focus on fashion as part of the St. Louis International Film Festival. The series includes screenings of the documentary “Versailles 73” and other films—both fiction and nonfiction—paired with speakers and activities. More info at craftalliance.org. Tribute
Nov. 23 The internationally acclaimed scouting team Jeff and Mary Clarke of Mother Model Management present their second annual “Tribute” fashion show. The Clarkes spawned the concept as a way to bring home their most successful models to pay homage to their “mother” agency. This year, the team plans on upping the ante, promising an unforgettable show featuring models fresh off the runways of New York, Paris and Milan alongside new faces getting their first chance at the catwalk. More info at mothermodelmanagement.com. Keep up with fashion-related events at STLFashionLink.com, a new online resource powered by ALIVE.
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The Mighty Queen
An exclusive walkthrough of the much-anticipated “A Queen Within” exhibition with curator Sofia Hedman. by Samantha Chadwick There’s no arguing that Sofia Hedman is a major player in the world
of fashion curation and exhibition design. Having led the archival team for “Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty” at the Met in 2011, her commitment to conceptual fashion and art—combined with her dedication to fashion history—made her the obvious candidate to curate “A Queen Within,” the groundbreaking fashion-meets-art exhibition that opens Oct. 19 at the World Chess Hall of Fame. The show, which spans two fully curated floors of designer garments and installations rife with storytelling and symbolism, aims to explore the nine archetypes of the queen based on the theories of Swiss psychoanalyst Carl Jung. Amid the final plans and finishing touches, Hedman sat down with ALIVE to talk through the first-of-its-kind exhibition, its key pieces and what it takes to bring a show of this caliber to St. Louis.
ALIVE: The nine archetypes of the queen are the major themes of the exhibition. How does this play out in the show, and where do the designers fit in? SH: The themes are based on the Swiss psychoanalyst Carl Jung’s most common archetypes. The story of each persona—its powers, its weaknesses, its significance and its sacrifice—is told through examples of fashion, photography, film and artwork in the exhibition. In chess, it is theoretically possible for a player to attain a maximum of nine queens simultaneously on the board. To resonate with this phenomenon, “A Queen Within” will explore nine personas of the queen archetype: Sage, Mother Figure, Magician, Enchantress, Explorer, Ruler, Mother Earth, Heroine and Orphan. The exhibition includes objects from many of the most important designers of our time (McQueen, Gucci, Viktor & Rolf, Jean Paul Gaultier). These are shown together with some of the most exciting and up-and-coming designers in Europe and Asia right now. The objects in the exhibition are not chosen because they are inspired by chess. Rather, they are selected because they highlight the various queen archetypes. Each queen archetype possesses a set of characteristics that the objects within each theme help to amplify—either through visually embodying the themes or originating from collections that conceptually resonate with the archetypes.
part will be built around a corridor from which the viewer can peek into hypothetical worlds. To historically contextualize the themes and objects, the exhibition design will be based on emblems and symbols in royal paintings such as the “Rainbow Portrait” (c. 1600-1602), the “Armada Portrait” (c. 1588) and the “Pelican Portrait” (c. 1575) of Elizabeth I, as well as emblems from the 15th century and onwards, many of which are symbols for the English queen. For example, eyes and ears symbolize the queen’s fame and constant vigilance, while serpents symbolize the queen’s wisdom; these symbols will invade the whole exhibition. After discovering Hieronymus Bosch’s Haywain triptych panel painting (c. 1516) on a McQueen dress from the private collection, Flemish painters such as Bosch and Pieter Bruegel The Elder became the inspiration for the exhibition design and prosthetics, together with heraldry and bestiary. Artist Karolina Kling and artists/wood carvers Orlando Campbell and Julius Lightfoot are commissioned to contribute artwork and sculptures, and master coiffeur Charlie Le Mindu will create bespoke masks and wigs for the show.
ALIVE: What is your favorite room in the exhibition? SH: It has been a long process putting the themes together, and I think I ALIVE: What was your process for designing the exhibition, and what are have fallen in love with each for different reasons. One theme can be seen as the must-see elements? a reaction to another, and the artwork in each theme has grown along the SH: We wanted to do an exhibition that viewers can experience on many dif- way. However, I adore the Enchantress Queen and the Explorer Queen. The ferent levels. They’ll be able to look closely for hidden symbols, stand back to Explorer theme includes extremely experimental designs by the Japanese appreciate the overall effect of enveloping visuals and reflect on each theme. designers Hideki Seo and Anrealage, which both somehow challenge our To create a vibrant experience, the first part of the exhibition will be set in an ideas of beauty. The exhibition design, which is made of illustrations by artoversized chess board design where the visitor can walk around. The second ist Karolina Kling, is inspired by the European royal sea voyages.
Sofia Hedman photo and renderings couresty of Amanda Cook Public Relations.
ALIVE: What inspired the concept for “A Queen Within”? Sofia Hedman: In the game of chess, the queen is considered the most powerful and most unpredictable piece; she redefines the rules in a patriarchal system. This unpredictability is the inspiration for “A Queen Within.” The starting point was the wonderful private collection of Alexander McQueen pieces we were given access to. McQueen is very well known for his unpredictable and rule-breaking design. We decided to invite other pioneering, radical and rule-breaking designers who directly or indirectly include some form of storytelling or use of symbols in their work.
ALIVE: Walk us through some other rooms that visitors shouldn’t miss. SH: In the first theme, the Sage, the viewer will enter a three-dimensional version of the chess board, symbolizing that the Sage Queen is a thinker, planner and risk-taker. The room will be gold and white with red details on curtains. White was one of Elizabeth I’s favorite colors, and gold-wrapped threads in textiles at that time were reserved for only those of the highest status in Europe. Originally, the chess board was not black and white, but rather red and white. In this theme, we are introduced to the world of storytelling in fashion through a number of McQueen pieces from the private collection, as well as a selection of photographs from Anne Deniau documenting her lengthy and inspiring collaboration with McQueen. In the Mother Figure theme, the plinths will be arranged in the directions of the movement of the queen on the chess board. The Mother Figure Queen is a parent, protector, helper and mentor. In this theme, we introduce some of the royal symbols that have throughout history been associated with the queen’s presence, both through objects and sculptures in the exhibition design. From the ceiling, huge eyes encrusted with
Mother Figure Theme
Swarovski crystals look down on the mannequins below. The eye symbolizes the queen’s fame and constant vigilance. The theme includes the black embroidered lace dress and crown by Jean Paul Gaultier from A/W 2007 Couture, Maison Martin Margiela’s unforgettable glove vest from the S/S 2001 Artisanal collection and Iris van Herpen’s snake dress from her Capriole Haute Couture collection. The enormous eye, ear and serpent sculptures in the Magician theme are symbols taken from Elizabeth I’s “Rainbow Portrait.” The eye and ear symbolize the queen’s fame and her constant vigilance, implying that she sees and hears all. The serpent is a symbol of the queen’s wisdom and intelligence. The Magician Queen is the visionary, catalyst, inventor and charismatic leader. This theme includes the Japanese designer Writtenafterwards’ dress in mixed media from Collection #07 Seven Gods–Clothes from Chaos and a look from the very thought-provoking Swedish designer and artist Josefin Arnell’s Mirror, Mirror collection. For more insights from Hedman, read the extended story online at alivemag. com. For more information on the exhibition, visit worldchesshof.org.
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Virginia Overton, Untitled (sandbag), 2012.
Decade of Discovery
A unique, architecturally focused exhibition celebrates the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis’ 10th anniversary. by Christopher Reilly When Chief Curator Dominic Molon first began ruminating on how
to celebrate the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis’ 10th anniversary, he only knew that he didn’t want to do some trite or overworked theme. Two years later, the satisfying result is an unprecedented collaboration titled “Place is the Space,” running Sept. 6-Dec. 29. It’s a bittersweet event for Molon, who leaves CAM this month to assume a position as curator of contemporary art at the Rhode Island School of Design Museum. The exhibition celebrates the building itself, while also demonstrating CAM’s 10 years of progress, by bringing together five international artists to create original works that inhabit particular spaces in the museum and explore how people interact with those spaces. Co-curated by Molon and the building’s architect, Brad Cloepfil, the exhibit is a rare collaboration between a museum and its designer. Typically, an architect designs a space and moves on, but Cloepfil has always stayed in touch with the CAM staff. “He has a fondness for the building in terms of what it represented to his career and its success as an institution,” Molon says. Cloepfil, founding principal of Allied Works Architecture, was an up-and-coming architect when he was selected to design CAM, beating out several established architects for the honor. Upon the building’s completion, he received considerable praise for creating a simple and
sophisticated building that challenged the perception that a museum has to be a bejeweled edifice of grandiose proportions. The artists for “Place is the Space” were selected for their tendency to make art that requires a museum and a relationship to its architecture. Carla Arocha and Stéphane Schraenen explore the possibilities of material with their installation of an overlapping spiral pattern on selected windows. Jill Downen features the seaming of a long fissure in the concrete floor of the main gallery. Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle addresses issues of scale, proportion and surface with a massive cube of charred cedar planks. Virginia Overton uses raw and everyday materials reductively to explore their physical properties and the dynamics of their placement in the space. And Dominique Petitgand addresses the relationship between the spoken word, silence, music and space with abstract sounds. “We looked at the things that define the building,” Molon says. “These artists are very informed by how the work interacts with the space and the people interact with both the space and the art.” Don’t miss opening night of “Place is the Space” and CAM’s other fall exhibitions on Sept. 6, and mark your calendars for the museum’s anniversary gala next spring. More info at camstl.org.
CAM photos courtesy of Mitchell-Innes & Nash, New York/CAM. Harry and Hanley photo by Diane Anderson.
Virginia Overton, Untitled (Convex), 2011.
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Harry and Hanley Sculptor Harry Weber and the APA join forces on a project honoring the organization’s 90th anniversary. When visitors arrive at the Saint Louis Art Fair, Sept. 6-8, they’ll be greeted by 20 larger-than-life cat and dog statues, part of the Animal Protective Association of Missouri’s 90th anniversary celebration. The custom-designed sculptures represent the APA’s Harry and Hanley Project, a summer-long celebration that culminates on Sept. 14 with the APA’s 90th-anniversary birthday bash at the Contemporary Art Museum, where several of the sculptures will be auctioned to benefit the pets and programs of the APA. The 20 six-foot Harry and Hanley statues were created by renowned sculptor Harry Weber—best known for his “Plaza of Champions” sculptures at Busch Stadium and the likeness of Chuck Berry in The Loop. The sculptures were then passed to local artists and designers, including Laura Kathleen, Amy Johnson, Jeff Kapfer, Sharon Spillar and others, who painted, collaged, dressed and reimagined them to create 20 unique works of art. Each sculpture follows a theme. “Stan Meowsial” by artist Craig Downs, for example, sports a #6 Cardinals jersey in tribute to a certain St. Louis sports hero, and Amy Johnson’s “Kanine KayOss” is a superhero dog wearing a bright-red cape. But not all of the themes are expressed in visual puns. “Whimsy” by Sarah Smith reveals her fondness for Impressionism, right down to the aquamarine blue sky familiar from Van Gogh’s “Starry Night.” The project creates awareness for the APA and helps raise essential funds, but it’s also meant to change the perception of shelter pets, which people often judge as problematic. “Most of them come here through no fault of their own,” says APA Executive Director Steve Kaufman. “The statues are like shelter pets. They’re original, they’re fun, they have personalities.” Kaufman credits the APA’s committed staff and volunteers for getting the Harry and Hanley Project—by far the largest project the APA has undertaken—off the ground. In its first 90 years, the organization has helped more than 500,000 animals and currently operates an animal shelter and veterinary clinic, offering adoption services, lost-and-found assistance, and education and outreach programs. “I expected the show to be terrific, but I didn’t expect it to be this terrific,” Weber says. “I’m really pleased with the work of the other artists, and I’m amazed at the placement of the art—it’s everywhere.” Visit harryandhandley.com for more info or to make a donation. Plus, read Weber’s Archetypes interview on p.144.
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The Scarlett Story Mary Strauss has an eye for fashion. Over the years, the arts philan-
thropist, film producer and director of restoration at The Fox has observed countless stage costumes and custom-designed pieces. “It’s so interesting to me to see what’s coming back,” she says, adding with characteristic humor, “If you live long enough, you see three cycles of it!” This time around, Strauss is not merely a consumer—she’s an innovator. Working with two young designers from local custom gown powerhouse R&M Designs, Strauss has drawn inspiration from her personal collection of whimsical vintage bark cloth for a ready-to-wear clothing line called The Scarlett Collection, which debuts this fall at Saint Louis Fashion Week. “The attitude of Scarlett O’Hara—confident, courageous, ready to take risks—we all have that,” says Heather Lampe, the collection’s technical designer and a recent graduate of Purdue’s fashion design program, about the collection’s name. The overall look is fueled by Marylyn Simpson, a self-taught concept designer whose vision helped build the 19-piece, 12-look collection. Strauss recognized Simpson’s creativity after collaborating with her on a project for The Fox and knew she was the perfect choice to help create the updated take on iconic looks of ’30s, ’40s and ’50s couture she envisioned. At its heart, the line is meant to evoke the classic scene from “Gone with the Wind” in which O’Hara rips down draperies for a gown. Vintage bark cloth—often used in home furnishings, just like O’Hara’s drapes—makes a visual statement, and its pliability allows the garments to mold to the wearer. While the runway models at Saint Louis Fashion Week will wear samples featuring the original bark cloth, the ready-to-wear line will feature
new bark cloth printed to replicate the original patterns and colors. The collaboration started in October 2012, a moment Simpson describes as “a dream come true.” By March, the trio had committed to producing the line and enlisted Simpson’s cousin Stephanie Link, who holds a master’s degree in textiles, to ensure a smooth translation from runway to rack during production. The three lead team members all have different personal styles, which is evident in their favorite pieces. Strauss, for example, loves that the palazzo pants (a key shape of the collection) have a great “fit and flair without that ’70s look.” Simpson’s favorite is a black peplum top, the first piece she made— a triumph of asymmetrical lines, pleats and points. And Lampe is enthusiastic about “the mermaid ensemble” with its sheer, floor-length black skirt over a tropical bark cloth mini, worn with a bustier top (also of bark cloth). Sewing the originals for their runway models utilized Lampe’s custom design background and prompted her to consider the trade-offs necessary when designing for hundreds of body shapes and sizes. Some of the most intricate pieces from a technical standpoint—including a godet peplum blazer—are the most successful. Other initial ideas needed to be rethought. One of the first items the designers finalized was a peplum top with a pleated, asymmetrical design and slimming black side panels. The ensemble wasn’t working with the original palazzo pant pairing, but after swapping in a skirt featuring the same bark cloth and black paneling, the outfit now exudes endless possibilities. “And you could wear it with your own skirt or top,” Strauss adds, clearly envisioning the pieces in consumers’ closets—or better yet, being unpacked from suitcases at resorts by free-spirited, creative, bold women. scarlettdesignsnetwork.com
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Models: Alyssa Wolf and Marylyn Simpson. Watercolor sketches by Kyle Lucks.
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Fresh off a shoot with L’Officiel Magazine, Ehren Dorsey is back home in St. Louis to show some love to local designers. Interview by Samantha chadwick Ehren Dorsey doesn’t look like your typical model. The tall beauty wears her hair tightly cropped and can often be found in a tattered t-shirt and jeans. It’s this look that has landed her editorial praise in the fashion community and work with international campaigns such as CK One Cosmetics and Edun. The St. Charles native jumped headfirst into her career in 2011 when, at the age of 19, she signed with local agency Mother Model Management and three weeks later moved to New York to model full time. She has since graced the pages of Interview Magazine, Vogue Russia, Harper’s Bazaar China, Bullett and more. You’ll see her on the runway during fall fashion week in New York, Milan and Paris. But this month, she returns to her roots for a shoot on the streets of Downtown St. Louis in her first ALIVE fashion feature (p.78). ALIVE: How did you get your start modeling? Ehren Dorsey: I went to an open call for Mother
Model Management. When I went to meet them, I had recently shaved my head. They loved my look and sent me to New York immediately.
ALIVE: Where is your favorite place that you’ve traveled for a shoot? ED: I was working on a shoot for Vogue Russia, and we traveled to an island off the coast of Africa called Lanzarote. One side of the island was completely white because all the sand from the Sahara blows onto it, and the other side is rocky and red like Mars. Where we were shooting, they don’t allow people to walk on the land, so I was walking on all of these rocks that very few people had ever even stepped on. ALIVE: If you could relive any shoot, which one
would it be? ED: I did a shoot for South China Morning Post, and they transformed me into something like a mermaid. The makeup was very dramatic, and the wardrobe was very out of this world. I love acting, so I enjoy shoots that allow me to take on different personas. ALIVE: You are known for keeping your hair very short, even shaved. Do you feel this aesthetic has helped create your identity as a model? 30
Images courtesy of Mother Model Management.
ED: Yes, absolutely. I also think my hair has created
limitations for me as a model, which has empowered me to keep it short and find success because I have an identifiable look. ALIVE: Modeling is highly competitive and an extremely fast market. Have you found it difficult to maintain success and still manage to enjoy what you do? ED: This is an extremely competitive industry, and I think what keeps people successful is distancing yourself from negativity. As a rule, I never Google myself or other models, and I really stay in my zone. When I’m not working, I always come back to St. Louis because it keeps me grounded and reminds me where I came from. I think that is a very important element to success.
It’s amazing the number of people I’ve worked with who have given me valuable advice and direction. When you’re always on-location and traveling, your crew really becomes like your family, and it’s been extremely rewarding to see the number of people who have genuinely cared for me and my career. ALIVE: What has been most challenging? ED: I started modeling at a young age, and it’s
been interesting to see how I have grown because of my surroundings. Everyone around me has an opinion, and it can be challenging to weed out the good from the bad and, at the end of the day, still remember that my opinion is the one that matters the most.
ALIVE: What has been the most rewarding part of
ALIVE: What’s next for Ehren Dorsey? ED: I currently have an agent and have been taking
your career thus far? ED: Everyone that I’ve met since I started modeling.
acting classes. Fast-forward five years, and I hope to be acting in films. And modeling still, of course.
Images courtesy of Mother Model Management.
ALIVE: You’ve graced the pages of some pretty major publications. Which projects took your career to the next level? ED: When I did the S/S 2012 campaign for Edun, I remember people calling me while I was in London saying my photo was in taxis everywhere. That was probably one of my first “oh wow” moments.
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Designers to Watch
Five local fashion designers who should definitely be on your radar.
The launch of an expanded Saint Louis Fashion Week this fall not only means attendees will be introduced to more designers and brands—it also brings big opportunities for local and regional design talents to directly connect with industry professionals who can drastically affect their careers. With no shortage of buzz-worthy design talent in the St. Louis region, a brand’s ability to stand out has become dependent on its role in the national (and international) market. In an effort to bridge the gap for local designers, STLFW’s first Industry Night will create a platform for local talents to present their collections to a slew of buyers, bloggers, editors and fashion industry professionals on Oct. 3 at Windows on Washington. Hosted by the legendary Fern Mallis, founder of New York Fashion Week, this year’s event showcases collections from Genevieve Cortinovis, Anna Friss, Paulie Gibson, Amy Johnson and Suzanne Lay. The event will begin with a private viewing, followed by a fashion presentation that is open to the public. Attendees will then move upstairs for a runway show featuring Eva Franco, Samantha Pleet, Jennifer Chun and STL’s Laura Kathleen and Wai Ming. 1/ Paulie Gibson No stranger to the runway, Paulie Gibson draws national attention for his unconventional approach to menswear. His “streetwise sportswear collection with an edge” targets the trend-setting male with a desire to stand out from the crowd, and it’s easy to see why. Full of personality, color and texture, his fabric choices are non-traditional for menswear, including chiffon and silk. Crediting his fashion-forward mother and childhood nanny for fueling his passion, Gibson has been on the fashion scene for quite some time—from a dynamic internship with industry heavyweights Dean and Dan Caten of Dsquared2 to his experiences as a model, retail professional, stylist and wardrobe consultant. The designer most recently received rave reviews for his Blueprint collection, featured last spring in both Saint Louis and LA fashion weeks, and Tribe, shown in Phoenix and Knoxville. pauliegibson.com
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Paulie Gibson collection shot by Joshua Kennon; headshot by Chris Burbach. Dipped and Dyed images courtesy of the designer. Headshot by Christophe De La Guerrande. Amy Johnson headshot by Thomas Kraft; KayOss runway photo by Jacqueline Pate. All images courtesy of the designers.
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2/ Genevieve Cortinovis | Dipped and Dyed Fashion and design historian Genevieve Cortinovis has made fair-trade fashion her life’s work. After spending time in Cambodia working with artisan organizations, Cortinovis launched Dipped and Dyed in 2012 and began working with artists from around the world to create socially conscious clothing. Each piece in the collection is unique and represents the desire to provide lasting sources of income for at-risk communities. Using natural fabrics and dyes and hand-painted patterns, Cortinovis has set out on the mission to create one-of-a-kind goods that give a new perspective to the term “locally made.” dippedanddyed.com 3/ Amy Johnson | KayOss KayOss designer Amy Johnson discovered her love for fashion after 13 years in the field of environmental engineering. Inspired by her travels and studies in Italy, Johnson launched KayOss—a brand deeply rooted in her passion for fine fabrics and femininity. Featuring a variety of silks, knits and weaves that are body-conscious and soft to the touch, every KayOss piece is sewn in St. Louis by local seamstresses. Johnson’s passion and zest for life is evident in her personality, as well as her designs—she describes her collection’s aesthetic as “finding a balance within the chaos of everyday life.” With her eye on market growth, Johnson has recently expanded KayOss to the retail scenes of Dallas, New Orleans and Phoenix. The line is available locally at her pop-up boutique in the Central West End. kayossdesigns.com
4/ Anna Friss | Blue Bird Apparel A passionate designer and true market whiz, Anna Friss has taken Blue Bird Apparel from a dream and a trunk full of samples into the hands of countless boutiques and customers across the country. Youthful, fun and trendy, Friss launched Blue Bird with the help of her mother, a Finnish seamstress whose old-world craftsmanship is a key element of the brand. A series of design and production jobs in Chicago and LA helped Friss hone her skills and make Blue Bird the line it is todayâ€”edgy with a classic Americanmade aesthetic and a solid stance in the fashion market. The designerâ€™s use of various fabrics in eye-catching colors, unique cuts, accents and attention to detail make Blue Bird Apparel one of the most identifiable St. Louis-based fashion brands in town, and her newly opened space on Washington Avenue ensures St. Louisans have easy access to the goods. bluebirdapparel.com Blue Bird Apparel 4/ Anna Friss
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Anna Friss headshot by Kevin Shee. Blue Bird Apparel photos by Braxton Klavins; hair/makeup by Robert Starks and Sarah Young. Suzanne Lay headshot by Preston Page. Suzanne Lay model photos by Chip Kennedy; hair/makeup by Niki Walker/Ashley Bergeron; models Grace Baldetti and Jacquelyn Marie.
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5/ Suzanne Lay
5/ Suzanne Lay Established in spring 2009, Suzanne Lay’s self-titled clothing line represents her lifelong passion for fashion combined with her role as a busy wife and mother. Her glamorous rock 'n' roll-inspired looks are a staple on the St. Louis fashion scene and have previously graced the runways of both STLFW and Phoenix Fashion Week, as well as countless fashion blogs and publications. For its newest collection, the Suzanne Lay brand moves in a new direction, combining Lay’s signature aesthetic with those of her business partners, Shannon Dougherty and Maggie Bourne. Reflecting the group’s mutual love for the roaring '20s, the collection represents the bold and beautiful lifestyle of the era using silk charmeuse and chiffon, linen, stretch sateen and lace. Suzanne Lay was most recently worn by “The Bachelorette” star Meredith Phillips in the May 2013 issue of People Magazine. suzannelay.com For more info and tickets to STLFW Industry Night, visit saintlouisfashionweek.com.
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Style in The Loop
Meet the designers of STLFW’s street fashion festival. by Sarah Stallmann Newly adopted into the Saint Louis Fashion
Week lineup, The Loop’s annual street fashion event Style in the Loop is taking on a fresh roster of design talent. Developed in 2011 to create a buzz around the eclectic boutiques and street fashion in the area, Style in the Loop encourages local businesses to host special events ranging from live window mannequins and designer trunk shows to sidewalk sales and live music. This year as part of STLFW, the neighborhood will close Delmar to host a high-energy outdoor fashion show on Sept. 29 featuring 10 local designers, each of whom represents a different aesthetic of the thriving STL fashion scene. “Our desire is to bring a focus to local designers and create an afternoon of outdoor street fashion encouraging the patronage of Loop boutiques,” Show Director Deborah Fink says. The fashion show will complement each business’ individual event and is expected to draw new fans to the neighborhood and the participating designers. Meet the Designers
1. Sansone Designs by Michele Sansone: With over 20 years of experience in costume design, Project:Design! 2012 alumna Michele Sansone officially launched Sansone Designs two years ago to specialize in sleek and sexy “user-friendly” fits that aim to be the new classic pieces in anyone’s wardrobe. Using natural fibers, pop colors and metallic hardware, her collection is heavily inspired by 1940s glamour and her experiences abroad. sansone.carbonmade.com 2. Conjetta by Connie Bourgeois: Channeling all things classic and retro, Conjetta is a fashion brand that draws inspiration from many different people, places and periods to provide something truly unexpected. Designer Connie Bourgeois prides herself in creating fun and flirty silhouettes that feature feminine details armed with a rock 'n' roll edge. conjetta.com 3. Michael Shead: Project:Design! 2009 alumnus Michael Shead is a self-taught designer on a mission. Known for his fun and fearless women’s ready-to-wear, Shead focuses on the female journey, utilizing breezy fabrics and cuts that are simple yet sexy and encourage clients from all walks of life to feel confident and powerful. michaelsheadest1987.wix.com/michael 4. Devil City by Deborah Fink and Lauren Boshans: Deborah Fink, owner of pinup fashion paradise Devil City, has partnered with designer Lauren Boshans to create a vintageinspired collection for the sexy, fun and carefree 36
woman. The flirty retro pieces will make their official debut on the Style in The Loop runway with an ode to classic American workmanship and modern pinup girl style. devilcity.com
5. I Am Sly by Jessica Affsprung: Lindenwood alumna Jessica Affsprung designs for the “sly minx,” the powerful and mysterious woman who isn’t afraid to push boundaries. Her designs strive to find a balance between bold and ostentatious, staying true to the slogan, “It’s not a look; it’s a state of mind.” I Am Sly previously graced the STLFW runway in 2012 as a contender for Project:Design! iamsly.net 6. Whitney Manney: Kansas City native Whitney Manney specializes in creating a narrative between color and pattern, showcasing bold prints, bright colors and geometric shapes for a look that’s both daring and edgy. Manney’s Chroma Flux collection was featured in Project:Design! 2012 and also graced the runways of Kansas City Fashion Week. whitneymanney.com
7. Mekhat by Mekhat Moore: Natural hair advocate and owner of The Loop salon Napps, Mekhat Moore is a staple in the neighborhood. Her eco-friendly collection represents the freespirited, natural woman who proudly expresses self-confidence in all aspects of her look. nappsnaturalhairsalon.com 8. Ulicni by Ashley Ulicni: FIDM graduate and Project:Design! 2012 contestant Ashley Ulicni Cobb creates one-of-a-kind dresses that transport their wearers into a fantasy fairy-tale world. Delicate details, feminine cuts and signature hand-beading give her garments that special touch while channeling her main fashion influence, Christian Dior. facebook.com/aulicni 9. The Scarlett Collection: The brainchild of arts philanthropist Mary Strauss and designers Marylyn Simpson and Heather Lampe, The Scarlett Collection is an updated take on ’30s, ’40s and ’50s couture, uniquely constructed with resort-inspired vintage bark cloth. scarlettdesignsnetwork.com 10. Andy J. by A.J. Thouvenot: St. Charles native and former “Project Runway” contestant A.J. Thouvenot has created a world of fun and whimsy with his collection, Andy J. Candycoated and rebellious, Thouvenot’s pieces are reminiscent of punk designers Betsey Johnson and Jeffree Star, providing the perfect mix of fashion and fantasy. andyjdesigns.com
Sansone Designs photo by Peter Wochniak. Conjetta photo by Thomas Kraft. Michael Shead photo by Tim Schinsky. Devil City sketch courtesy of Deborah Fink. I Am Sly photo by Chris Fitzgerald/Funny Hat Studios. Whitney Manney photo by Chuck Arlund. Ulicni photo by ProPhotoSTL. The Scarlett Collection sketch by Kyle Lucks. Andy J. photo by Brian DeMint/Eyeworks Photography.
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LouFest’s new partnership with C3 Presents means more stages and bigger bands. Don’t be caught unprepared. by Amanda Henry
shoes—it’s time for the fourth annual LouFest, and Founder Brian Cohen of Listen Live Entertainment assures us that this year’s festival will be one for the books. The company has teamed up with C3 Presents, the force behind Lollapalooza, to co-produce the festival, which means even more can’t-miss bands, activities and vendors—and more of Central Field to navigate. But don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Be sure to pack this LouFest map and guide to make the most out of your weekend. Dates: Sept. 7-8 Location: Central Field at Forest Park Tickets: $95 two-day pass, $55 one-day pass, $250 VIP experience Website: loufest.com
SWEET SEATS All of the perks of last year’s LouFest VIP Lounge return this year, but VIP ticketholders will be surprised and delighted as they experience the new viewing deck. With sight lines to the Bud Light and Forest Park stages, VIPs get the entire LouFest experience—without having to leave the comforts of the VIP Lounge. (Massages and photo booths, anyone?) Food is provided by Mike Shannon’s, with Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams serving up cool treats and Kaldi’s providing much-needed pick-me-ups.
Grab your water bottle, your favorite pair of shades and some comfy
So Much To Do, So Little Time! With three stages of great music this year, fans will have to mull over the schedule (check it out at loufest.com) and make choices about who they want to see and how much of each set they stay for. Cohen suggests: “Do as much as possible. I usually hit one set for three songs, then head to another stage, then another. You experience a little bit of everything that way.” When You Were Young Kiddos age 12 and under get in free with a ticketholding adult, but what to do with them once inside? LouFest’s kid zone, LouKidz, has gone all out this year to provide children with the same rockin’ experience their parents are sure to have. Don’t miss: k Kid-friendly DJ with dance floor for the little ones to boogie. k School of Rock conducting instrument instruction for all ages. k Punk rock hair station with (temporary!) coloring and styling. k Kids’ yoga, Zumba and breakdancing. k Arts and crafts, including face painting. k Life-size chess board.
Merch and Swag Be sure to hit up the Euclid tent between the Bud Light and BMI stages to pick up music from all of the bands performing at the fest this year. This is also where bands will be holding autograph sessions, so keep an eye on loufest.com to find out when your favorite groups will be there and work some face time into your game plan. For band t-shirts and merch, as well as all of the LouFest gear you need to commemorate the occasion, head to the Festival Store, situated near the entrance. Eat, Drink and Be Merry The Nosh Pit will be your go-to for food, and there are bars distributed throughout the festival grounds for refreshments, but you’ll want to make it a point to visit some of the special sponsored attractions as well. Chipotle has an air-conditioned tent that’s ideal for taking a break from the heat—usually with an abundance of free samples for visitors. Nearby, the Schlafly beer garden claims a shady corner with plenty of seating where festivalgoers can kick back with a tasty local brew and take a break from all the action. Take advantage of the free hydration station just outside to fill your water bottle with clean, ice-cold water before heading back into the fray. Follow ALIVE’s culture blog, The 314, for more LouFest coverage leading up to and during festival weekend, including band Q&As, photo diary recaps and the Best Dressed at LouFest contest. For event updates, visit loufest.com. 38
FOREST PARK STAGE The Forest Park Stage is the go-to spot at LouFest for sick house beats and indie rock. Indie favorite Ra Ra Riot brings its cheery pop sound to the stage Saturday at 3:30pm. Be sure to catch Icona Pop, the Swedish duo responsible for this summer’s anthem “I Love It,” on Sunday at 1:45pm. Other must-sees: funky electronica artist Robert DeLong (Saturday at 1:45pm) and the beloved folk sounds of Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros (Sunday at 7:30pm). Shows on the Forest Park Stage run 12:15-8:30pm both days.
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BUD LIGHT STAGE LouFest headliners take the spotlight on the Bud Light Stage throughout the weekend. The National will have fans swaying to its beautiful, melancholy tunes Saturday at 6:30pm, followed by Midwest natives and indie-rock idols Wilco at 8:30pm. Sunday brings the charming ditties of Local Natives (4:30pm), followed by blues-rock favorite Alabama Shakes (6:30pm). The Killers close this year’s festival with an 8:30pm set on Sunday.
BMI STAGE Head to the BMI Stage for all things local and regional. St. Louis’ own Kentucky Knife Fight opens the show Saturday at 12:15pm, and local rapper Tef Poe heats up the stage Sunday at 3:30pm. Shows on the BMI Stage run from 12:15-8:30pm both days, featuring other regional sensations like Chicago’s Wild Belle (Saturday at 7:30pm).
MARKET SQUARE Market Square, LouFest’s retail area, returns this year with loads of super-unique out-of-towners. Don’t forget to stop and browse your local faves as well—including STL-Style, Erker’s Fine Eyewear, Paperdolls Boutique, Rack + Clutch, Just Liv, The Foundrie, East + West, FernBird, Blue Bird the Boutique and Bellestyle—for a great selection of clothing, shades and accessories.
NOSH PIT Whether you’re vegan or a diehard meat-lover, you’re sure to find something that delights your taste buds at LouFest’s Nosh Pit— with options so mouthwatering that they nearly rival the music. k Vegan Sink those herbivore teeth into free-range vegan nachos from Local Harvest or the hearty veggie burger from Atomic Cowboy. k Gluten-Free Chesterfield’s PM BBQ has a variety of glutenfree options, including baby back ribs and smoked chicken quarters. And check out Triumph Grill’s gluten-free soft pretzel with Guinness mustard. k Local Love You won’t want to miss the offerings from other local hotspots Cleveland-Heath, Mission Taco Joint and Dressel’s. You’ll find vegetarian and carnivorous offerings at all three. k Out-of-Towners Be sure to show some STL hospitility to outof-town vendors Magoo’s Pizza (Denver) and Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams (Ohio).
LONG LIVE FOREST PARK In an effort to be as environmentally conscious as possible, LouFest will again feature a free water bottle refill station and Earth Day recycling stations throughout the festival area. Be sure to bring a refillable bottle (just no glass) or a factory-sealed plastic water bottle that you can top off throughout the day. Plus, all items from the Nosh Pit will be served with recyclable or compostable plates and cutlery. This year, the fest has introduced yet another way to help keep the park clean: the Rock ’N Recycle program. Just head to the booth, grab a trash bag and fill it with recyclables you find throughout the park. Then, return your full bag to the booth and trade it for a free commemorative t-shirt. For those who opt to cycle to the event, Trailnet runs a free bike valet at the festival entrance. Hand off your bike to Trailnet at the gate, get a stub and reclaim your wheels after the shows. Your bike is guaranteed to be kept safe and secure.
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stl now / books
Curtis Sittenfeld exploded onto the literary scene in 2005 with her first novel, the New York Times bestselling “Prep.” Since then, Sittenfeld has moved to St. Louis and published two more novels, including the award-winning “American Wife.” This June, she released her fourth book, “Sisterland,” which tells the story of two St. Louis twins with psychic abilities whose lives get turned upside down when one of them predicts a devastating earthquake. Next up for Sittenfeld is a contemporary version of Jane Austen’s “Pride and Prejudice,” part of a commissioned series featuring Austen’s six novels retold by six authors of global literary significance.
New York Times bestselling author Laurell K. Hamilton, who has been writing erotic urban fantasy since before it was a recognized genre, released “Affliction” this July, making it the 22nd entry in her hugely successful series, “Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter.” Featuring Hamilton’s signature mix of mystery, fantasy, horror, romance and a dash of humor, the series follows the adventures of Blake, a US Marshal for the “preternatural branch,” as she investigates supernatural mysteries, raises the dead and maneuvers a skein of political, romantic and sexual relationships. Did we mention there are zombies? The first three novels in the series have been adapted into graphic novels by Marvel Comics.
Michael A. Kahn—a lawyer, adjunct professor at Washington University and author of the Rachel Gold novels—published his ninth mystery novel in June, featuring the savvy attorney Rachel Gold. “The Flinch Factor” delves into the underbelly of real estate development and is liberally injected with sharp humor, witty dialogue and plot twists galore. The legal thriller’s title comes from a nickname given to the worst (fictional) judge in St. Louis, whose wacky, sexist and vulgar nature rears up like a three-headed hydra when a young female attorney must try a hopeless case before him. Packed with plenty of St. Louis landmarks and legends, the novel will have local readers feeling right at home.
Local writers are thinking outside the dust jacket. St. Louis writers are taking highly creative approaches to the self-publishing game, from the hyper-local method of engaging support from future local readers to a technological revival of the serial mystery novel. Clara Moore, chef/co-owner of Local Harvest, and ALIVE contributor Matt Sorrell turned to Kickstarter to help raise funds to publish their upcoming “Shop Like a Chef: A Food Lover’s Tour of St. Louis Neighborhoods.” A guidebook for shopping in independent and ethnic groceries, it lists shops first by neighborhood and then by type of store, with reviews and observations along the way. More info at shoplikeachef.com.
Robert Strasser is releasing his St. Louis mystery one chapter at a time through Smashwords. “Damien Loose” is the humorous tale of one man’s slog through familiar St. Louis locales—destroying the interior of Mangia, brawling at Lumiére Place—as he searches for his uncle’s killer. Chapters 1-8 are available now at smashwords.com, with chapters 1-4 available in a single volume on iTunes. Laura Edwards Ray is self-publishing her “Brain Dead” trilogy with the help of Bluebird Publishing, a company that offers à la carte services for writers, such as cover design and editing. “Still Brain Dead and Cooking,” the second book in the series, delivers humorous stories from the author’s kitchen alongside tempting recipes. More info at braindeadintheburbs.com.
“Sisterland” cover art courtesy of Random House. “Affliction” cover art courtesy of Berkley Books, an imprint of Penguin Group USA. “The Flinch Factor” cover art courtesy of Poisoned Pen Press.
Check out these hot releases from nationally recognized STL authors. by Christopher reilly
New Exhibitions Sep 6–Dec 29
Place is the Space Anthony McCall Jennifer Steinkamp Audible Interruptions Ed Ruscha Thomas Bayrle Anthony McCall, You and I Horizontal, 2006. Installation view, Institut d’art contemporain, Villeurbanne, France, 2006. Courtesy Sean Kelly, New York. Photograph: Blaise Adilon. © Anthony McCall
Join us for the opening of CAM’s tenth anniversary season on September 6.
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sheLDon concert haLL anD art GaLLeries Enjoy your favorite artists in the perfect acoustics of The Sheldon! From jazz and folk to classical and bluegrass, this season features Mary Chapin Carpenter and Shawn Colvin, Rickie Lee Jones, Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn, Chris Thile, Iris DeMent, David Halen, David Grisman and many more! For more information, call MetroTix at 314.534.1111 or visit thesheldon.org.
Dance st. Louis PNC Arts Alive “New Dance Horizons II” October 4-5 Shanghai Ballet in “The Butterfly Lovers” November 8-9 Dance St. Louis’ 2013-14 season promises excitement! This fall includes the return of PNC Arts Alive “New Dance Horizons,” with four local professional dance companies performing world premieres. See Broadway smash hits “Chicago” and “Evita” electrify the stage at The Fox. Don’t miss the internationally renowned Shanghai Ballet in a fairy tale ballet reminiscent of Romeo and Juliet called “The Butterfly Lovers” in November.
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“Evita” October 8-20 Eva Perón used her beauty and charisma to rise from the slums of Argentina to the presidential mansion as First Lady. Adored by her people as a champion for the poor, she became one of the most powerful women in the world, while her greed, outsized ambition and fragile health made her one of the most tragic. “Evita” features some of theater’s most beautiful songs, including “Don’t Cry for Me Argentina.”
The 1968 Exhibit Opens Saturday, October 5 The Vietnam War, protests and assassinations were in the news. Peace signs, love-ins and psychedelic rock were on the scene. The year 1968 fueled a persistent, if often contradictory, sense of identity for the people who lived it. From the darkest hours to the incredible highs, the year comes alive in this extraordinary new exhibit. For tickets, visit mohistory.org. Photo courtesy of Minnesota Historical Society.
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5700 Lindell Blvd. St. Louis, MO 63112 314.746.4599 . mohistory.org
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“Cabaret” September 11-October 6 The Rep kicks off its 47th season with the sophisticated, dangerous and wildly entertaining “Cabaret,” playing September 11 through October 6. With tickets starting at just $16.50 and no seat farther than 20 rows from the stage, Rep audiences are in for a real treat. For a complete schedule of all Mainstage and Studio Theatre shows, visit repstl.org. 130 Edgar Road St. Louis, MO 63119 314.968.4925 · repstl.org
Animal Protective Association’s 90th Anniversary Party Saturday, September 14 7-10pm Celebrate the APA’s 90th Anniversary with a birthday bash and art auction at the Contemporary Art Museum! The APA’s Harry and Hanley Project culminates with a festive soiree that includes live and silent auctions of the custom-designed cat and dog sculptures created by leading area artists. It’s the purr-fect way to show your support for our animal welfare community! 1705 South Hanley Road St. Louis, MO 63144 314.645.4610 · apamo.org
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Dramatic License Productions presents professional theater, cabaret and theater education at its 85-seat “black box” theater in Chesterfield Mall. Remaining 2013 shows include: “The Best of Broadway” September 13-15, “Tuesdays with Morrie” October 31-November 17 and the “Holiday Musical Revue” December 13-15. Performances: Friday-Saturday at 8pm, Sunday at 2pm. For ticket information, visit dramaticlicenseproductions.org. Photo courtesy of Zachary Stefaniak.
211-A Chesterfield Mall, Space 510 Chesterfield, MO 63017 636.220.7012 dramaticlicenseproductions.org
saint Louis baLLet The endearing holiday classic “The Nutcracker” only gets better with age! Each year, Gen Horiuchi, Saint Louis Ballet’s artistic director, stages the enormously popular ballet and adds his personal touch with new choreography and production enhancements. The high production value of Saint Louis Ballet’s “The Nutcracker,” combined with the magical story and Tchaikovsky’s famous score, makes this a time-tested holiday classic for the whole family. Touhill Performing Arts Center One University Blvd. St. Louis, MO 63121 314.516.4949 · stlouisballet.org
st. Louis catheDraL concerts Where all of St. Louis experiences great music in a great space! This fall, Cathedral Concerts presents international concert organist Jane Parker-Smith playing all 7,621 pipes of the Great Cathedral Organ, Johann Sebastian Bach’s very own Choir of St. Thomas, Leipzig and “Christmas at the Cathedral.” Treat yourself to an afternoon or evening of spectacular music in one of the world’s greatest cathedrals. Information about concerts can be found at cathedralconcerts.org. Photo courtesy of Thomanerchor, Leipzig.
4431 Lindell Blvd. St. Louis, MO 63108 314.533.7662 · cathedralconcerts.org
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October 5-6 Saturday 9am-5pm, Sunday 10am-5pm The Historic Shaw Art Fair features 135 artists from across the United States. Artists will be selling many different mediums, from jewelry to glassware, so you are sure to find a treasure to bring home. The fair will take place across from the Missouri Botanical Garden at Flora Place and Tower Grove Avenue. Tickets are $7 and can be used both days; children 14 and under are free when accompanied by an adult. For more information, visit shawartfair.org or facebook. com/historic.shaw.art.fair. 4100-4200 block of Flora Place St. Louis, MO 63110 314.771.3101 · shawartfair.org
Lococo Fine art PubLisher Lococo Fine Art Publisher is a publisher of contemporary fine art prints and sculpture. Since 1992, the company has collaborated with master-printers in creating print and sculpture editions with over 25 international artists. Its editions are in the collections of many museums, including The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Museum of Modern Art, Whitney Museum of American Art, St. Louis Art Museum, Los Angeles County Museum of Art and many others!
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chesterFieLD amPhiteater Chesterfield’s Annual Boo Fest October 19, 4:30pm Bring your little ghosts and goblins to Chesterfield’s annual Boo Fest at the Chesterfield Amphitheater on October 19. This fun and safe event includes games, art activities, goodie bags and a hot dog, chips and drink for only $6 for kids 12 and under. “Monster House” will be shown at 6:30pm. Decorate a pumpkin, add some wheels and join the inaugural Pumpkin Race! Register at Chesterfield City Hall or call 636.537.4000. 631 Veteran’s Place Drive Chesterfield, MO 63017 636.537.4000 chesterfieldamphitheater.com
fall arts guide the Pulitzer foundation for the arts Short Film Competition: Multiplicities of Color and “Blue” (1993) Thursday, September 12, 8pm Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts partners with Cinema St. Louis for an annual shortfilm competition. The winning short will be screened before the feature film, “Blue.” Winner of 21 film industry awards, “Blue” is the first in a trilogy that explores color as a reflection of the main character’s state of mind. Visit pulitzerarts.org for more details.
coca This fall, COCA offers classes in dance, theater, voice, art and design, fitness and early childhood. Plus, the organization launches a new performance series: COCA Presents, offering shows for kids and adults including “Pinocchio,” “Nearly Lear,” “Ragtime” and more. Fall classes begin September 3; and COCA Presents kicks off on October 19 with “kid hop” artist Secret Agent 23 Skidoo.
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3716 Washington Blvd. St. Louis, MO 63108 314.754.1850 . pulitzerarts.org
524 Trinity Avenue St. Louis, MO 63130 314.725.6555 . cocastl.org
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“My Fair Lady” September 6-October 6 STAGES ST. LOUIS presents “My Fair Lady,” the grand finale of the 27th season, September 6-October 6. Known as one of the great classics in the grand musical theater tradition, it radiates charm and sophistication unlike any other. You’ll “grow accustomed” to this “loverly” classic as “your heart takes flight” in a show that has moved audiences for over 50 years.
Clayton Fine Art Galllery is Clayton’s newest art gallery, featuring an exciting collection of contemporary oils, acrylics, watercolor, pastels, photographs and sculpture by award-winning artists recognized to be among the best in their media within the St. Louis art community. Visit often, as you will discover something new every time. Hours of operation: Wednesday and Thursday 11am-6pm, Friday 12-7pm, Saturday 11am-6pm and Sunday 12-5pm; Closed Monday and Tuesday.
Robert G. Reim Theatre 111 South Geyer Road Kirkwood, MO 63122 314.821.2407 . stagesstlouis.org
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Fall 2013 Exhibitions September 6-December 29
2013-14 50th Anniversary Season! September 28-March 22
In honor of the 10th anniversary of CAM’s building, fall 2013 features an array of exhibitions celebrating the relationship between art and architecture, including “Place is the Space”—a group of specially commissioned installations—a “light sculpture” by Anthony McCall, a largescale video projected on the front of the building and a new series of sound art.
St. Louis Classical Guitar Society announces its 2013-14 50th anniversary season, sponsored by the Centene Charitable Foundation. This season, enjoy performances by talented musicians Jason Vleaux, Duo Noire, Ana Vidovic, Festival of Four, William Kanengiser and Fabio Zanon on Saturday nights at two locations: The Ethical Society and the Sheldon Concert Hall. For information and tickets, visit guitarstlouis.net.
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Mustard Seed Theatre’s 7th Season September 2013-April 2014
Our Town September 12-29
The award-winning play “Falling” returns to the Mustard Seed Theatre stage as part of its amazing seventh season! Head to the Mustard Seed Theatre for thrilling plays that explore faith and social justice.
All over the US, theaters are producing “Our Town” in honor of its 75th anniversary. This Pulitzer Prize-winning play, written in 1938, is relevant today for all age groups.
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“Indeed; the play’s success across cultural borders around the world attests to its being something much greater than an American play: it is a play that captures the universal experience of being alive.” -Donald Margulies
6800 Wydown Blvd. St. Louis, MO 63105 314.719.8060 · mustardseedtheatre.com
530 East Lockwood Ave. Webster Groves, MO 63119 314.556.1293 · insighttheatrecompany.com
Join the International Institute August 24-25 in Tower Grove Park for the region’s premier multicultural celebration. Festival of Nations features more than 40 ethnic food booths, nonstop dancing, music, arts and crafts and an international bazaar with unique gifts from around the world. Admission is free. For more information, visit festivalofnationsstl.org.
With an inventory that is constantly evolving, you never know what you will find at Gallery 618. Stop by Tuesday-Friday, 11am-6pm; Saturday, noon-6pm; or make an appointment Sunday and Monday to take in works from such artists as Andy Warhol, Shepard Fairey and Mr. Brainwash. Make your next event truly unique and choose Gallery 618 as the venue!
3654 South Grand Blvd. St. Louis, MO 63118 314.773.9090 · festivalofnationsstl.org
7513 Forsyth Blvd. St. Louis, MO 63105 314.862.2500 · gallery618.com
touhill PerforMing arts center
The Touhill offers dynamic music, theater and dance. MADCO dancers (pictured) perform fresh off their critically acclaimed run in New York City. Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra play alongside the 70-voice gospel choir Chorale Le Chateau, The John Whelan Band returns for the Celtic Festival, the Broadway classic “Peter Pan” takes flight and much more!
One University Blvd. St. Louis, MO 63121 314.516.4949 · touhill.org
It’s safe to say Upstream Theater just closed a great season: not only did the company receive a prestigious grant from the American Theater Wing but it was also named ALIVE’s Hot List winner for “Best Theater Company.” Upstream’s globalthinking local act will continue to move audiences and move them to think with what is sure to be one of its best seasons yet. Stay tuned to upstreamtheater.org for more!
PO Box 300006 St. Louis, MO 63130 314.863.4999 · upstreamtheater.org
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stl now / hot eats
Home-style hospitality comes together with Cassy Vires’ upscale fare. by Amy De La Hunt The east end of Cherokee Street, dominated by the old Lemp Brewery, has fewer colorful storefronts than the antique shops and Mexican enclaves farther west, but its bare-brick facades hide a diversity of businesses—pallet makers, costume warehouses, artists and random others— that value space more than ambiance. Table, on the other hand, welcomes the public into the brewery’s former stables, an elegant, historic space full of character.
aligned by ingredients—hoof, snout, beak, roots, leaves, offcuts and breads. Feast is the header for Table’s three entrée-sized offerings; Fresh labels seasonal dishes, like the roasted wild salmon, flaked into spikes and served with pickled strawberry jam. This was our group’s second-favorite dish, after the grilled flat iron steak. Its bed of spinach and wild mushrooms were similar in presentation to another favorite, grilled chicken paillards—tender strips nestled on a bed of arugula with a scattering of smoked blue cheese, fresh fig wedges and pomegranates. A similarly fruity dish of lamb meatballs with blueberry-chipotle glaze, Where To Go however, was a bit on the sweet side. Table
What’s mine is yours The best place to start experiencing the restaurant’s communal dining theme is with Bites, a dozen appetizer-style 1821 Cherokee St. 314.449.1888 dishes such as deviled eggs with Mine, all mine There’s a good reason sharEntrées: $8-$26 spicy mustard, Gruyère cheese ing is hard for little kids (and some adults, Kitchen: Mon., Wed., puffs and thin, crispy sweet potato too); usually you’re giving away something Thu., 4-11pm; Fri.-Sat., chips. Figure about one-and-a-half you really want. Like the last of the white 4pm-12am; Sun., 4-9pm. Brunch: Sat.portions per person, and hang truffle arancini, deep-fried, crispy-coated balls Sun., 9am-2pm. onto a copy of the menu for easy of risotto. But who wants to be “that guy” who reordering. The kitchen, under won’t share at a communal restaurant? Likethe oversight of Executive Chef and Owner Cassy wise, it’s tricky to steamroll over individuals’ dietary Vires, has tapas-style pacing down pat. Table is the preferences when ordering as a group. second restaurant for Vires and her husband, Josh Renbarger, and although they’re not always on-site, Those disinclined to share should focus on the they’ve brought along experienced key staffers cocktails and beers. (If someone does venture to like sous chef Alan Varner to take the reins when ask for a sip, a well-timed cough will deter them.) they’re away. The mixologists’ hooch of choice is brown liquor— whiskey, rye, bourbon, Scotch and spiced rum. LoTable’s menu mirrors a trend popularized on wine cal microbrewers dominate the craft beer list, but lists: divvying things up by style or flavor instead the wines are nearly all international. They’re sold of traditional courses. Here, most categories are by the bottle or decanter, with the smallest being 46
Tips for a top-notch experience at Table. Top Dish: Grilled flat iron steak gribiche with amaro mustard, baby spinach and wild mushrooms Popular Pour: Seasonal Daisy, a rotating libation made with fresh, house-made jam in flavors like tomato-basil, strawberry-rhubarb, mixed berry and green garlic Best Place to Perch: Either at the end of a communal table (all the better for hoarding favorite dishes) or in the middle (all the better for sharing) Insider Tip: Most of the dishes can be quartered into sharing-size portions. For four people, sharing five small plates and six Bites is about right—plus a few desserts, of course.
roughly equal to a glass and a half. Wine pricing, a carryover from Home Wine Kitchen, is tiered—$12 for small, $30 for medium and $42 for large—making it easy to try something new. Desserts are another place it might be possible to stake a solitary claim, with libations such as sweetened cocktails and ice cream floats, or plates like the chocolate pâté with blackberry mustard and warm shortbread cookies, accompanied by a pile of addictive vanilla salt to cut the sweetness. Despite Table’s communal dining concept, until the restaurant’s ample seating starts to fill, parties have liberal elbow room. For a guaranteed meal among strangers, sign up for The Table, offered on Fridays and Saturdays, where Vires cooks for 12. Set in the new restaurant’s striking, glass-enclosed private dining room, it’s akin to her popular No Menu Mondays at Home Wine Kitchen. Photos by jennifer silverberg
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Lesley Poggemoeller Fine Arts Appraiser, Ivey-Selkirk Auctioneers Interview by Jennifer Dulin Wiley
Spending your days surrounded by beautiful things is hardly a bad gig. As a fine arts appraiser for one of the most prestigious auction houses in town, Lesley Poggemoeller works among impressive and ever-changing collections of artwork, using her passion for and knowledge of fine art to determine the fates of family treasures and obscure finds alike. There’s no telling where her brilliant mind and uncompromising taste will take her next. How She Got Into the Biz Art has always
been a huge part of my life. It wasn’t until graduate school that I decided I wanted to become involved in auctions, so I set myself on a path that led me to Ivey-Selkirk. I got my foot in the door by working as a traveling estate appraiser for two years—a time I like to refer to as grad school 2.0. I joined Ivey-Selkirk at the beginning of 2013. Education/Training I have a BA in art history from Webster University and graduate education in art history from UMKC. Best Work Day Ever Auction day. It’s the moment of truth for all your hard work. Watching 48
a work you’ve grown attached to go up for sale is such a great feeling. You can research and predict sales outcomes, but the buyers in the room, on the phone or online ultimately decide what the final sale price will be for an item. It’s the most exciting aspect of my job. Why Her Job Rocks I get to work with art all
day, every day. Typical Day I have all manner of art come my way. Estate sale finds, treasured collections and inherited pieces all find their way into our office. I then research the work and relay the sales results and auction estimates back to the client. But they’re not all hidden treasures like you see on TV, and delivering bad news takes finesse. Letting someone know the work their greatgrandmother passed down isn’t actually worth anything takes some refined bedside manner. Proudest Moment Attending my first gallery
auction as an Ivey-Selkirk employee. Best Job Perk With all the art that comes
through, the fine arts office is the best secret gallery in St. Louis. Working in the auction
setting, you get to have a much more hands-on relationship with art. Academia rarely offers that sort of day-to-day contact with artwork. Favorite industry anecdote I wish I could say at least one of the calls I’ve received about a Renoir or Monet found at Goodwill had a happy ending! But occasionally, hidden treasures do exist. I once had a client bring in a lithograph that she was previously told was worth less than $100, and we sold it for her for over $10,000. One thing people would be surprised to learn There’s a lot of research that goes into
auction appraisals. It’s not always like what you see on TV. Best thing about Art in St. Louis People here don’t really have huge egos. The people in the arts community in St. Louis are well connected but still very down-to-earth. Biggest art world pet peeve When people look at art and say, “I could do that.” Goals for the Future A television show,
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Majestic colored stones make a fashionable appearance for fall. styled by Samantha Chadwick written by Jennifer wells Not since '80s Chanel have colored stones seen so much of the
white-hot spotlight. Perhaps it’s all the attention being paid to the royal family lately that has put estate-worthy jewels back on the radar. Or maybe it’s the influence of jewelry designer extraordinaire Tom Binns, whose colorful stones have been seen on our own fashionable first lady, Michelle Obama. But no matter which side of the pond (or politics) you call home, one thing is certain: colored stones rock. For the most dramatic presentation, wear yours in clusters or with an equally vibrant jewel-toned ensemble.
1/ Citrine floral earrings available at Elleard Heffern, Clayton, 314.863.8820. 2/ ammolite necklace available at Paramount Jewelers, Maplewood, 314.645.1122. 3/ Daria de Koning rings available at Elleard Heffern, Clayton, 314.863.8820. 4/ amethyst & diamond pendant necklace available at Décor, Chesterfield, 314.434.4022. 5/ green agate & diamond earrings available at Décor, Chesterfield, 314.434.4022. 6/ amethyst, pearl & diamond brooch available at Elleard Heffern, Clayton, 314.863.8820. 7/ rose gold, smoky topaz & diamond Ring available at Décor, Chesterfield, 314.434.4022. 8/ Lemon quartz pendant available at Mavrik, Kirkwood, 314.909.6818.
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1/ colombian emerald & diamond necklace available at Albarré, Ladue, 314.997.1707. 2/ gold, diamond & smoky topaz necklace available at Décor, Chesterfield, 314.434.4022. 3/ antique citrine brooch available at Albarré, Ladue, 314.997.1707. 4/ gold, diamond & carved tourmaline bracelet available at Albarré, Ladue, 314.997.1707. 5/ Green diamond ring available at Mavrik, Kirkwood, 314.909.6818. 6/ Multi-stone bracelet available at Summit, Webster Groves, 314.962.1400. 7/ Green agate & diamond earrings available at Décor, Chesterfield, 314.434.4022.
Todd Ryan Wenick 23, Hairstylist, Dominic Michael Describe your personal style. I’d like to think my personal style is pretty unpredictable. One day I’ll wear a snapback, tank top and Vans, and the next, I’ll be wearing seersucker pants and wingtips. What are you wearing today? Today, I’m wearing a patterned Salt Valley buttonup from Urban Outfitters, Civil Society seersucker pants from Sole & Blues and brown wingtip shoes from Aldo. My accessories consist of a gold Movado watch from Nordstrom and this fedora I’m holding from Aldo. How does your personal style translate into the clothes you wear professionally? Luckily, as a hairstylist, I can pretty much wear what I want with few regulations. What’s your most recent fashion obsession? Some of the pieces I’ve worn lately have lots of vintage and '50s influence. What runway trends are you loving right now? I love rolling my pants with almost any outfit during warmer months. What item from your closet can you not live without? I can’t live without my Levi’s, plain and simple. What is your go-to piece? My go-to piece would have to be my denim vest. Which designers are you obsessed with? I love Civil Society, Hawkings McGill and Salt Valley Western. Where do you shop in STL? I shop at Sole & Blues, Urban Outfitters, American Apparel and SwedLife. What is your biggest fashion pet peeve? Seeing guys wearing white tennis shoes with jeans—cut it out! – Interview by Jennifer Dulin Wiley
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AG Adriano Goldschmied 36 Maryland Plaza, Central West End, 314.361.6161 The his and her go-to for casual-classic apparel and all-American denim in of-the-moment cuts and washes. Alixandra Collections 9814 Clayton Road, Ladue, 314.997.2360 A girly girl’s dream closet, stocked with dresses by Nicole Miller, separates by Free People and fashion jewelry galore. APRICOT LANE 2401 Saint Louis Galleria, Richmond Heights, 314.725.0020; 291 Chesterfield Mall, Chesterfield, 636.537.1161 With celeb-inspired apparel and name-brand items, Apricot Lane is perfect for your inner fashionista, no matter what your personal style may be. Blue Bird the Boutique 1300 Washington Ave., Downtown, 636.590.4524 This boutique-meets-gallery features local designers and artists alongside cutting-edge fashions from around the globe.
Blush 110 N. Clay Ave., Kirkwood, 314.965.4411 Get outfitted for any occasion at this stylish boutique, where Amanda Uprichard dresses, J Brand jeans and Free People styles fill the racks.
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Cha 9666 Clayton Road, Ladue, 314.993.8080 For trendy outfits, Cha is your go-to spot. Wearable items from designers such as Wildfox and Joie are accessible and chic.
Collective at MX 626 Washington Ave., Downtown, 314.241.5420 A curated collection of more than 35 local boutiques, artisans and designers offering anything from fashion to furnishings and accessories to art.
The Clover 8150 Big Bend Blvd., Webster Groves, 314.962.4477 Shop styles from numerous designers and take advantage of services like personal shopping, custom fittings and alterations.
Devil City 6301 Delmar Blvd., The Loop, 314.863.8080 With brands rooted in American style, Devil City pays tribute to craftsmanship by bringing together old concepts with current styles.
CLR-MNSTR 1300 Washington Ave., Downtown, 314.241.1930 Art and style combine in an explosion of color, featuring hot designer threads from the coasts as well as the best of the Midwest.
Dillard’s 1105 Saint Louis Galleria, Richmond Heights, 314.725.8363 Beloved for carrying some of fashion’s hottest
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Blue Moon Activewear 159 Carondelet Plaza, Clayton, 314.256.1823 Locally owned Blue Moon Activewear caters to active women via stylish, comfortable, fun and functional clothing and accessories.
brands for him, her and home, the shoe and contemporary departments are among the highlights. East + West 205 N. Kirkwood Road, Kirkwood, 314.835.1419 Discover unique brands for men and women at this creative lifestyle store with select items made exclusively in the US. Eileen Fisher 84 Plaza Frontenac, Frontenac, 314.983.0975 Classic, sophisticated and chic styles for work and play, including petite sizes and stylish accessories. Esther 1556 S. Lindbergh Blvd., Ladue, 314.432.5300 Style and luxury unite at this Ladue boutique with jewelry, handbags and gift items for the sophisticated woman. Fun in the Sun Sports and Leisure 121 N. Kirkwood Road, Kirkwood, 314.821.0583 Experience coastal living with brands like Southern Tide, Vineyard Vines and Beyond Yoga. GiddyUp Jane 9670 Clayton Road, Ladue, 314.993.9944 Add some Wild West flair to your outfit and stock up on handcrafted belt buckles, clothing and more. Ivy Hill 304 N. Euclid Ave., Central West End, 314.367.7004; 8835 Ladue Road, Ladue, 314.721.7004 Brightly colored Amanda Uprichard dresses, French Connection apparel, Orla Kiely handbags and plenty of jewelry line this trendy boutique. Jule Lingerie & Loungewear 1370 Clarkson Clayton Center, Ellisville, 636.527.6500 Upscale lingerie, swimwear and PJs by Hanky Panky, PJ Salvage, Cosabella and more. Kate Spade 34 Plaza Frontenac, Frontenac, 314.991.8820 A bright space filled with fabulous and feminine shoes, handbags, jewelry, clothing and more by the inimitable Kate Spade. Klutch Boutique 1126 Town & Country Crossing Drive, Town & Country, 636.220.6110 Chic styles to fit any budget from designers like Bailey 44, Young Fabulous & Broke and Rich & Skinny. Laurie Solet 18 The Boulevard, Richmond Heights, 314.727.7467; 1176 Town & Country Crossing Drive, Town & Country, 636.527.4139 This upscale boutique provides fashionistas with a host of fabulous designers, including Paige Premium Denim, Rebecca Minkoff, Tart and more.
leopard boutique 20 Allen Ave., Webster Groves, 314.961.3220 Featuring the latest designer styles and fashion basics at affordable prices, plus other style necessities like shoes, bags, lotions and fragrances. lululemon 97 Plaza Frontenac, Frontenac, 314.994.7662 Find the perfect ensemble for any outdoor or adventurous occasion with quality activewear for women and men, including a wide selection of yoga gear. Lusso 165 Carondelet Plaza, Clayton, 314.725.7205 Shop Elliot Mann handbags, J Brand jeans and fabulous gifts ranging from unique jewelry to home goods. Macy’s 1550 Saint Louis Galleria, Richmond Heights, 314.726.1810 Your go-to department store with head-to-toe brands for the whole family, including Michael Kors, INC International Concepts, Calvin Klein, Coach and many others. Marmi 2461 Saint Louis Galleria, Richmond Heights, 314.863.1986 Shop women’s footwear and handbags from high-quality Italian brands like Vaneli, Sesto Meucci and Eric Javits. Meka Boutique 1634 Clarkson Road, Chesterfield, 636.536.6300 With eclectic brands from all corners of the globe, find something for any style, whether you prefer the western feel of Old Gringo boots or the quirkiness of Betsey Johnson. Michael Kors 38 Plaza Frontenac, Frontenac, 314.567.1100 Indulge in luxurious garments and accessories from one of America’s most popular women’s fashion labels. Mister Guy 9831 Clayton Road, Ladue, 314.692.2003 The sharp dresser’s go-to spot for suits, outerwear, sportswear and other essentials by designers like Peter Millar and Robert Talbott. Mister Guy Women’s Store 9817 Clayton Road, Ladue, 314.991.5262 A stellar selection for her, including coats, denim, Damask sweaters, Michael Stars staples, statement jewelry and more. Moris men’s shop 226 N. Euclid Ave., Central West End, 314.361.6800 Everything the well-dressed man could desire, including Ben Sherman, John Varvatos and some designers exclusive to the shop.
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Neiman Marcus 100 Plaza Frontenac, Frontenac, 314.567.9811 A classic destination for upscale designer apparel, accessories and shoes for him and her—a must for the luxury goods shopper. Nordstrom 47 West County Center, Des Peres, 314.255.2000; 1453 Saint Louis Galleria, Richmond Heights, 314.884.4900 In addition to one of the city’s top shoe departments, find practical-toluxury fashions for men, women and children by the likes of Diesel and Diane von Fürstenberg. Pace Farias 266 Plaza Frontenac., Frontenac 314.983.0781 Internationally inspired wearable art, with fashion-forward style in leather, silk, gold and more. paperdolls 110 E. Jefferson Ave., Kirkwood, 314.965.3655; 14418 Clayton Road, Ballwin, 636.527.3655 Shop the best of New York, Los Angeles and Paris designs at this boutique for women of all ages. Pink Magnolia 9810 Clayton Road, Ladue, 314.997.6161 Shop Lilly Pulitzer apparel and accessories for ladies, men and kids, as well as a variety of stationery and gift items.
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Rack + clutch @RackandClutch, 314.369.4338 This mobile boutique carries an ever-changing collection of styles through the streets of the city. St. Louis Premium Outlets 18521 Outlet Blvd., Chesterfield Head to St. Louis Premium Outlets to shop styles from more than 90 designers and name brands at discounted prices.
Saks Fifth Avenue 1 Plaza Frontenac, Frontenac, 314.567.9200 St. Louis shoppers’ resource for Gucci handbags, Jimmy Choo shoes, Versace for men and more. Be sure to pay a visit to the Women’s Contemporary and 10022 Shoe departments. Savile Row 8101 Maryland Ave., Clayton, 314.721.7848 With a reputation as one of the city’s premier custom clothiers, Savile Row pieces are esteemed for quality fabric and impeccable fit. Skif 2008 Marconi Ave., The Hill, 314.773.4401 Designer Nina Ganci and her team are notorious for turning out knitwear in unexpected incarnations, including truly unique sweaters and scarves. Sole & Blues 6317 Delmar Blvd., The Loop, 314.863.3600 Sole & Blues houses more G-Star Raw ready-to-wear, Hobo handbags and footwear by Bronx Diva and Luichiny than ever before. SPLASH 8811 Ladue Road, Suite B, Clayton, 314.721.6442 Fun, trendy swimwear styles for her, as well as a variety of on-trend pieces by top designers. Taubman Prestige Outlets 17017 North Outer 40 Road, Chesterfield, 636.812.0570 This new outlet mall is a must‑visit for all shoppers, whether you’re looking for discounted designer apparel, electronics or home decor. Vie 9660 Clayton Road, Ladue, 314.997.0124 Discover flirty-to-sophisticated dresses and separates by Nightcap, Mark & James, Bailey 44 and Alice + Olivia.
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Woody’s Men’s Shop 10411 Clayton Road, Suite 104, Frontenac, 314.569.3272 Shop fail-proof pieces including Robert Graham shirts, Robert Talbott ties and suits by Coppley. Ziezo 6394 Delmar Blvd., The Loop, 314.725.9602 An eclectic selection of hip clothing, shoes and accessories by Free People, By Boe, Jeffrey Campbell and the like.
Resale borough vintage 314.884.8436, boroughvintage.com Step back in time with this collection of classic 20th-century styles, vintage design and décor pieces from all over the world.
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Byrd Designer Consignment Boutique 8117 Maryland Ave., Clayton, 314.721.0766 St. Louis’ premier couture and designer consignment hotspot, providing customers with luxury labels like Gucci, Dior and Chanel. Clique 11551 Gravois Road, Sunset Hills, 314.729.0883 Load up on gently used jackets, dresses, denim and more by the labels you love without breaking your budget. Designer Resale 344 Mid Rivers Mall Drive, St. Peters, 636.279.3968 Browse an enormous selection of designer garments, from formalwear to denim.
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Retro 101 2303 Cherokee St., Cherokee, 314.762.9722 From clothes and costumes to lighting fixtures and furniture, this vintage shop offers a little bit of everything from decades past. Rung 9739 Manchester Road, Rock Hill, 314.918.0575 Specializing in brand-name career apparel for her, this resale shop donates the bulk of its profits to support the Women’s Foundation of Greater St. Louis. The ScholarShop 8211 Clayton Road, Clayton, 314.725.3456; 7930 Big Bend Blvd., Webster Groves, 314.961.2525 The ScholarShop is your destination for in-fashion resale and great savings. All purchases help support the Scholarship Foundation of St. Louis. Sprung 9741 Manchester Road, Rock Hill, 314.918.0575 Offering fashionable maternity and children’s clothes and accessories, this offshoot of Rung donates a portion of profits to Nurses for Newborns. The Purple Cow 11543 Gravois Road, Sappington, 314.843.3888 Everything baby needs, from strollers to toys, and clothes by the likes of Mini Boden and Tea. Plus, on‑trend maternity pieces for moms-to-be.
THE GLAM ATTIC 1627 Washington Ave, Downtown, 314.241.1483 Shop vintage and trendy designer styles for women at unbeatable prices, or choose to trade your own gently used items for store credit.
Upscale Resale 10042 Manchester Road, Rock Hill, 314.821.8161 Owned and operated by the nonprofit Willow’s Way, Upscale Resale offers like-new apparel and accessories from high-end brands including Louis Vuitton, Chanel, and Armani.
Hut No. 8 146 Chesterfield Valley Drive, Chesterfield, 636.489.2833 Discover a constantly rotating inventory of designer clothes, shoes and accessories for teens and young adults.
Women’s Closet Exchange 11575 Gravois Road, Sunset Hills, 314.842.8405 Contemporary pieces neighbor to-die-for designer brands such as Louis Vuitton, Prada, Marc Jacobs and Gucci at this nationally recognized destination.
Little Shop Around the Corner 4474 Castleman Ave., Shaw, 314.577.0891 Green-friendly antique and collectible shop benefiting Missouri Botanical Garden.
Men’s lifestyle store bringing you quality, unique brands from the coasts.
women’s sizes, this consignment store accepts only the latest trends to guarantee its shoppers can stay in style and on budget.
NCJW Resale Shop 295 N. Lindbergh Blvd., Creve Coeur, 314.692.8141 Explore the well-stocked racks of this designer resale shop. Your highfashion purchases benefit the National Council of Jewish Women St. Louis and its community projects. Refabulous 3314 Meramec St., Dutchtown, 314.353.1144 Carrying clothing in all men’s and
Jewelry Albarré Jewelry 9711 Clayton Road, Ladue, 314.997.1707 An impressive selection of fine jewelry and watches that run the gamut from fine to fashion to estate, including custom pieces designed in-house. Clarkson Jewelers 1306 Clarkson Clayton Center, Ellisville, 636.227.2006 Shop custom jewelry and designer pieces by such of-the-moment brands as David Yurman, Hearts on Fire and Patek Philippe.
CODI, The Boutique 9218 Clayton Road, Ladue, 314.692.2634; 1164 Town & Country Crossing Drive, Town & Country, 636.227.2634 Peruse owner Courtney Hopson’s collection of “funky for day, fancy for night” fashionable and affordable jewelry and small accessories. DÉCOR 13476 Olive Blvd., Chesterfield, 314.434.4022 Whether you’re in the market for one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces or a full interior design showroom, this third-generation interior and jewelry store has you covered. Diamond & Jewelry Brokers 473 Lafayette Center, Manchester, 636.391.6622 The area’s only Master IJO Jeweler, family-owned Diamond & Jewelry Brokers has been St. Louis’ go-to for incomparable diamonds and gemstones for over three decades. The Diamond Shop 12 N. Central Ave., Clayton, 314.721.2210 Browse St. Louis’ widest selection of top engagement ring designer Tacori, plus fine and fashion jewelry from national brands, watches and custom pieces designed in-house. Elleard Heffern 101 S. Hanley Road, Clayton, 314.863.8820 Shop hot designer lines or have a piece custom made at this jewelry store that has been draping St. Louis in diamonds for more than 100 years. Genovese Jewelers 12460 Olive Blvd., Creve Coeur, 314.878.6203 Design custom jewelry or choose from an extensive inventory, including rings by Simon G and watches by Michele. Huffords Jewelry 10413 Clayton Road, Frontenac, 314.993.1444 Shop designer, bridal and estate jewelry, plus unexpected gift items such as bottle openers and wallets. Hullabaloo 6064 Scanlan Ave., South City, 314.646.1970 Find accessories that span the decades from vintage 1940s brooches to modern pieces at this boutique that has been supplying the local theater industry for over 25 years. Mavrik Fine Jewelry 200 S. Kirkwood Road, Kirkwood, 314.909.6818 Featuring unique, handcrafted jewelry designed locally and around the world, Mavrik offers a stunning collection of precious gems. Paramount Jewelers 7348 Manchester Ave., Maplewood, 314.645.1122 A landmark jewelry store in downtown Maplewood, Paramount offers the top brands in jewelry and watches, as well as jewelry design, repair and restoration services. Scarlett Garnet 2619 Cherokee St., Cherokee, 314.540.0300 Find handcrafted metal statement
earrings, bracelets and necklaces that are fashionable, affordable and durable. The Silver Lady 4736 McPherson Ave., Central West End, 314.367.7587; 6364 Delmar Blvd., The Loop, 314.727.0704 Sterling silver jewelry is the specialty here, with bold cuffs, chokers, pendants and a wide selection of gemstone rings.
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Simon’s Jewelers 8141 Maryland Ave., Clayton, 314.725.8888 An impressive watch selection including Cartier, Breitling and Rolex, as well as fine jewelry by luxury brands, vintage pieces and custom design. Summit Jewelers 7821 Big Bend Blvd., Webster Groves, 314.962.1400 Shop award-winning designs with a spectacular selection of colored gemstones and diamonds for every occasion—from engagement rings to earrings, pendants and bracelets. TIFFANY & CO. 64 Plaza Frontenac, Frontenac, 314.692.2255 Shop fine jewelry of exquisite beauty and quality. Each gift is wrapped in the signature Tiffany Blue Box, a symbol of style and elegance. Ylang-Ylang 1701 S. Lindbergh Blvd., Frontenac, 314.567.5555 With high-end jewelry at a variety of price points, Ylang-Ylang sparkles with bangles, rings and more by Erica Courtney, Single Stone and Pomellato.
EYEWEAR Erker’s 9717 Clayton Road, Ladue, 314.997.0002; 908 Olive St., Downtown, 314.241.9410 See and be seen in the hottest brands of cutting-edge eyeglasses and sunglasses. The Eye Bar 401 N. Euclid Ave., Central West End, 314.367.1848 This upscale eyewear shop features exclusive designer lines, including Oliver Peoples, Face À Face and SALT. Optics. Eyes on Ladue 9838 Clayton Road, Ladue, 314.993.4399 Eyes on Ladue offers a trendy selection of frames and sunglasses by fashionable designers such as Ellen Tracy, Coach and Rampage Eyewear. EYE ROC 28 Maryland Plaza, Central West End, 314.361.9900 With frames designed exclusively for the store, Eye Roc has a unique collection for fashionistas who know glasses are more than corrective. Eyewearhaus 745 N. New Ballas Road, Creve Coeur, 314.567.7423 Find a pair of frames that are uniquely you, whether it’s a retro shape or a super fresh design by L.A.
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Come check out our new back room of fine antiques and collectibles— beautiful artwork, furniture, jewelry, vases, clocks and more! Please contact us with questions or if you have a full or partial estate that you would like to sell! We buy Gold, Platinum, Silver, Unwanted Jewelry, Diamonds, Colored Stones, Pocket Watches, Wrist Watches, Clocks, Furniture, Collectibles, Artwork and more! Find us on Facebook facebook.com/albarrejewelry Find us on Pinterest pinterest.com/albarrejewelry
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Eyeworks, Oakley, Oliver Peoples or J.F.Rey. SEE Eyewear 1155 Saint Louis Galleria, Richmond Heights, 314.721.4065 Browse a carefully curated assortment of fashionable eyewear from top designers around the world, made exclusively for SEE. Soleil by erker’s Plaza Frontenac, 314.692.4877 From the trusted eyeglasses gurus of Erker’s comes the designer sunglasses boutique, with upscale offerings from the likes of Cartier, David Yurman and more.
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HOME DÉCOR Byron Cade 13474 Clayton Road, Town & Country, 314.721.4701 Find ideal gifts for weddings, showers and housewarmings, or simply add a touch of finery to your own living space. Centro Modern Furnishings 4727 McPherson Ave., Central West End, 314.454.0111 Staying true to its Italian roots, Centro offers world-class modern styles in furniture and lighting from designers such as B&B Italia and Fritz Hansen. Good Works 6323 Delmar Blvd., The Loop, 314.726.2233 If you’re on the prowl for that unique piece, stop by to peruse the contemporary collection that’s sure not to break the bank or cramp your style.
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hammer & Hand imports 415 Olive St., Downtown, 314.932.1313 Instead of buying a shiny new armoire, buy one that tells a story. These exotic pieces are made beautiful again through upcycling and recrafting.
Niche 300 N. Broadway, Downtown, 314.621.8131 Take the fuss out of finding furnishings by stepping into this showroom, where professional interior designers will collaborate with you to make your decorating wishes come true. Pizzaz Furniture 6254 Delmar Blvd., The Loop, 314.863.7709 Affordable contemporary home furnishings with an eclectic flair for every room in the house—from lounge and dining to area rugs and bedding. The Refind Room 2525 S. Brentwood Blvd., Brentwood, 314.962.7666 What’s old is new again at The Refind Room, where vintage mid-century pieces are beautifully refurbished and sold at affordable prices sure never to go out of fashion. Rocket Century 3189 S. Grand Blvd., South City, 314.875.0705 Modernist home furnishings and unique conversation pieces by notable designers like Paul McCobb, Martin Borenstein or Guido Faleschini. Savvy Surrounding Style 9753 Clayton Road, Ladue, 314.432.7289 Whether you’re looking to furnish your living room or redo your bathroom, Savvy Surrounding Style has everything you need to create a stunning space. White Rabbit 9030 Manchester Road, Brentwood, 314.963.9784 A mother-daughter-owned shop featuring vintage-chic home décor and gifts with a focus on soft, calming colors and a feminine touch.
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SPECIALTY STORES 9 Months in Style 11243 Manchester Road, Kirkwood, 314.835.9935 Find stylish looks for moms-to-be to ensure they’re chic and fashionable throughout the whole nine months. 10denza 44 Maryland Plaza, Central West End, 314.361.1010 Inspired by the owner’s worldwide urban travels, 10denza caters to urbanites looking for the hottest trends in clothing, accessories, gadgets, gear, music and books. Artmart 2355 S. Hanley Road, Brentwood, 314.781.9999 Any artist would be happy to browse the aisles at Art Mart, where all creative needs are addressed—from teaching the first stroke to crafting the final frame. Big Shark Bicycle Co. 6133 Delmar Blvd., The Loop, 314.862.1188 Everything the cycling enthusiast needs, from quality service to accessories, apparel and best-brand bicycles for every age and skill level. City Sprouts 6303 Delmar Blvd., The Loop, 314.726.9611 Shopping for your children should be fun. Find colorful and stylish clothes for the babies and toddlers in your life. Dimvaloo 8813 Ladue Road., Clayton, 314.824.8224 Look and feel great with designs by Lorna Jane at Dimvaloo. This new activewear shop in Clayton sells exercise clothing so you can be both fit and fashionable. K. hall designs 8416 Manchester Road, Brentwood, 314.961.1991 From perfumes and bath gels to candles and reed diffusers, this is the store to hit for all body and home care products. Embellish your own home with fragrances and decorations, or create the perfect gift basket. The Kerry Cottage 2119 S. Big Bend Blvd., Maplewood, 314.647.0166 Your one-stop-shop for all things Irish, from Celtic jewelry to Belleek Parian china. Find the perfect gift for newlyweds, baby and everyone in between. KIND Soap Company 20 Allen Ave., Webster Groves, 314.942.2024 Be kind to your skin and the earth with this locally made, naturally luxurious line of body care products and gifts.
Left Bank Books 399 N. Euclid Ave., Central West End; 321 N. 10th St., Downtown, 314.367.6731 Locally owned and loved since 1969, Left Bank Books offers a vast collection of titles for readers young and old, with a friendly staff happy to make recommendations. Levine Hat Co. 1416 Washington Ave., Downtown, 314.231.3359 Shop for your choice topper at this longstanding St. Louis institution for fedoras, Panama hats, western styles and more. MacroSun International 1310 Washington Ave., Downtown, 314.421.6400; 6273 Delmar Blvd., The Loop, 314.726.0222 Truly unique fair-trade clothing, jewelry, ritual art, masks, traditional wares and textiles from artists and craftspeople in southern Asia. Q Boutique 4652 Maryland Ave., Central West End, 314.367.9243 ext. 109 Whether you’re looking for a unique gift or stunning accent to your coffee table, Q Boutique offers a diverse collection of original products with all proceeds supporting the cultural and educational endeavors of the World Chess Hall of Fame.
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THE Service Bureau 9773 Clayton Road, Ladue, 314.991.1104 Spruce up your stationery or pick up a unique gift at The Service Bureau and feel good not only about sending out personalized cards, but also knowing that your proceeds are being donated to St. Louis charities. Subterranean books 6725 Delmar Blvd., The Loop, 314.862.6100 As The Loop’s only independent bookstore, Subterranean Books’ goal is to match the reader with the right book from its diverse selection of genres and authors. SWEET BOUTIQUE 8115A Maryland Ave., Clayton, 314.932.1222 This Clayton sweets shop specializes in confections and treats for every occasion. Holiday shoppers can also browse seasonal décor, table displays and a host of gift items. Vellum 120 W. Monroe Ave., Kirkwood, 314.909.1640 No matter the occasion, find the perfect announcements, stationery and customized gifts at this shop with a personal flair. VERDE KIDS 27 S. Old Orchard Ave., Webster Groves, 314.962.5437 With eco-friendly children’s clothes, toys and gifts, you’ll put a smile on your child’s face and Mother Nature’s with the cute items at this green shop.
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The Resale Shop Operated by the National Council of Jewish Women–St. Louis Section, The Resale Shop offers high-quality new and nearly new clothing, accessories, jewelry, home goods and more! Proceeds benefit local women, children and families through community service and advocacy work. Merchandise is provided by donations from individuals and local businesses. Open Mon., Wed. and Fri. 10am-6pm, Tue. and Thu.10am-7pm and Sat. 10am-5pm.
Byrd is St. Louis’ premier designer clothing consignment boutique, centrally located in the heart of St. Louis County. Byrd offers coveted designer brands including Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Prada, Christian Dior, Diane von Fürstenberg, Chanel and Dolce & Gabbana at a fraction of the original retail prices.
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Little Shop Around the Corner The Little Shop Around the Corner is an antique and collectible shop that resells vintage merchandise donated to the Missouri Botanical Garden. Proceeds from the shop’s sales support MOBOT’s research and educational objectives to preserve plant life, conserve resources and slow the effects of global climate change. The shop contributes to the recycling of quality merchandise for the sake of a greener planet.
Refabulous Clothing Exchange is a resale boutique for gently used clothing, shoes, handbags and accessories! We cater to men, women and plus sizes. While designer items will bring you the most return, we also welcome brand names and boutique labels. Located just minutes from Downtown St. Louis, let us turn your former favorites into cash on the spot!
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The theme at Rung this month is “high fashion at low prices.” Let the team of trained stylists help you update your fall wardrobe for a fraction of what you’ll spend at the mall. Plus, you’ll be shopping for a cause! Visit the spacious boutique to learn more; and be sure to bring the kiddos by Sprung, the “offspring” boutique next door!
Upscale Resale Boutique is a high-end consignment store supporting Willows Way, a nonprofit organization in St. Charles that provides personalized support to individuals with challenges and disabilities. Upscale Resale offers individualized shopping, personalized service with a smile and an exciting array of events. Staff members are very dedicated to cause and strive to make every guest’s shopping experience unforgettable. It is their mission, their passion and their pleasure.
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Designer Resale Boutique Find hidden treasures at this family-run consignment shop, conveniently located in St. Peters. With hundreds of items added daily, you are sure to find what you’re looking for in just the right size. Designer Resale Boutique sells women’s clothes sizes 0-3x and has plenty of accessories to complement your new outfit. From workout clothes to cocktail dresses, Designer Resale Boutique has something for everyone! 344 Mid Rivers Mall Drive · St. Peters, MO 63376 · 636.279.3968
Hut No. 8 Chesterfield Hut No. 8 sells and buys gently loved name brand clothes, shoes and accessories, as well as new designer items purchased from manufacturers and wholesale vendors and offered at much lower prices than retail/mall. The store is just behind Galaxy 14 Theater in Chesterfield. Hours are Mon.-Sat. 10am-8pm and Sun. noon-5pm. 146 Chesterfield Valley Drive · Chesterfield, MO 63005 · 636.489.2833 · hutno8.com
Arnold’s Walk-In Closet Buy, sell and shop! Arnold’s Walk-In Closet is a trendy resale boutique, specializing in name brand clothing and accessories for women. Get cash on the spot for your pre-loved items every day but Sunday. Clean out your closet and pay Arnold’s Walk-In Closet a visit! Conveniently located off I-55 and open seven days a week—stop by soon! 1726 MO State Road · Arnold, MO 63010 · 636.296.2566 · arnoldscloset.com
Two newly engaged St. Louis couples share their love stories.
Sarah Salanik, 23 & Danny Cook, 23 Occupations: I’m a sanitarian at St. Clair County Health Department, and Danny is a civil engineer for the US Air Force. First Date: Though we met in our sophomore year of high school, it wasn’t until senior year that we went on our first date. It was a snowy Sunday afternoon in December. We grabbed some coffee, talked for a while, decided to see a movie and then walked through downtown Belleville to look at the gingerbread houses on display in the shop windows. The Proposal: Danny proposed while we were camping in Washington State Park back in March. Toward the end of the trip, he left me at the campsite to enjoy the amazing weather while he drove into town to get supplies for our return trip the next morning. He returned as the sun was setting, hopped out of the car dressed in a suit, smiled sweetly and said, “C’mon, babe! Let’s go for a drive.” I had known that something special was coming, but it still felt completely surreal and spectacular. We drove to a lookout spot and walked underneath a
gazebo. He had set up the area with pink and white paper lanterns, with chocolates and wine nearby for celebrating. He got down on one knee and reminded me—as I fought to contain my joyful tears and excitement—why he continues to grow in love with me and of his vision for our incredible future together. Together we like to: We love watching movies, walking his dog, staying active, reading and cooking together, and spending time with friends. We have fun exploring new places and trying out new hobbies on dates! Our Song: “Bubbly” by Colbie Caillat or “Tidal Wave” by Josh Kelley. Our Unique Love: Not many people are so blessed to find their future spouse at such a young age. We are best friends, and our relationship works because we balance each other out in so many ways. We also share the same sense of humor and ease with which we relate to one another in love and life. The Big Day: May 24, 2014, at the Butterfly House.
Occupations: I’m a real estate agent for Reid Case Group, and Jon is the director of marketing and promotions at LatinWorks Marketing. First Sight: When I first saw Jon, I thought he was really attractive, but he had on horrible shoes. He jokes that he truly fell for my personality first, since I wore a hat on our first date. Believe it or not: Despite our outgoing personalities, people would be surprised to know that we are total homebodies. We have been guilty of watching “48 Hours” marathons for eight hours straight. First Date: We met for cocktails at Pueblo Solis, which led to more cocktails at The Royale. On that date, Jon also made plans for our second and third dates! The Proposal: Jon proposed in Eureka Springs, AR, last October. He grew up going there with his family, so that town has always been very special to him. We started going there together and always had a wonderful time, so it meant a lot for both of us to get engaged there. Our Song: “Just Breathe” by Pearl Jam Ideal St. Louis Date Night: We are fortunate to live in the DeMun neighborhood of Clayton, with our favorite places in close walking proximity. Our ideal St. Louis date night is sitting on a patio enjoying a great dinner, listening to music and having cocktails. The Big Day: Oct. 5, 2013, at Mount Pleasant Winery in Augusta, MO.
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A creative duo heads to the Arizona desert for an intimate celebration of their nuptials. by mary beard Their Story Alison Sieloff and Sam Foxman met while working for the same entertainment company. Sam was a department head, and Alison worked on the opposite side of the office in the marketing department. As they were leaving work one evening, the two shared an elevator ride. By the time they’d reached the bottom floor, they knew they shared something special. A first date at the Upstairs Lounge followed their meeting, and the couple spent the next decade becoming best friends and true partners. One night in fall 2011, Sam arranged a private tour of
the David Noonan show at the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis with the former director, Paul Ha. Paul led them through the galleries, describing each piece and exhibition. The tour ended in the Front Room gallery, where Sam had asked the museum staff to hang a framed print of a diamond ring, aptly titled “The Lucky Ring,” by New York artist Donald Baechler. Paul described the details of the piece to the couple, then excused himself to take a phone call. As soon as Paul left, Sam grabbed the print right off the wall, got down on one knee and proposed to Alison with it. She immediately
said “yes,” and Sam presented her with a real ring as the museum staff appeared with champagne to toast the newly engaged couple. “The Lucky Ring” print from that night now hangs in the couple’s home as a sweet reminder of the unique proposal. Heartwarming Alison and Sam wanted a warm setting for their winter nuptials, and the beautiful desert landscape in Scottsdale, AZ, made for an ideal destination. The couple had vacationed together in the summery locale frequently, so they were familiar with the city’s hotspots.
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Channeling the vibe of Sam’s proposal, the couple chose The Lounge at the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art for the ceremony—making them the first couple to marry in the stunning all-red space. Before the ceremony, the wedding party took photos at the magical Camelback Mountain nearby.
artful palette Once they settled on a location, it was important for the couple to keep the rest of the details true to their contemporary style: modern, elegant and clean. Because everything in the SMoCA Lounge—from the walls to the lighting—was a bold red hue, they chose a simple color palette with red accents, partially inspired by the renowned Robert Indiana “Love” sculpture displayed near the museum. Alison’s ivory gown, which she found online through Neiman Marcus, was traditional except for the unexpected touch of a handbeaded cape that stood in for a veil. Bridesmaids wore knee-length black dresses, and the groomsmen donned black suits. Alison carried a bouquet of lush red roses complemented by the bridesmaids’ bundles of white roses—all of which Alison arranged herself.
Close to the heart Because they wanted their wedding to be fairly
intimate, Sam and Alison chose to include just family and a few dear friends in their special day. Alison’s bridal party was made up of her three sisters and a close cousin, and Sam’s groomsmen included his two brothers-in-law and stepbrother. One of Alison’s sisters read the E.E. Cummings poem “I Carry Your Heart With Me,” and a close friend of the couple performed the ceremony—which Sam and Alison wrote themselves. Alison’s aunt gifted the bride a European hand-laced handkerchief to carry with her bouquet and use in tearful moments throughout the day—a family tradition. Perhaps the most memorable detail of all came from artist and family friend Tim Kuklo, who used a photo of the couple kissing right after the proposal to create an original artwork that was projected at the front of The Lounge during the ceremony for a unique and artistic backdrop.
ROCKIN’ RECESSIONAL Sam’s and Alison’s shared love of art included similar
tastes in music, so they knew they wanted to forgo the standard hymns and processionals expected at a wedding ceremony. Instead, the couple hired Vinyl Station, a Phoenix-area duo, to play some of the couple’s favorite songs during the ceremony. The bride walked down the aisle to “In My Life” by The Beatles, and they chose “I Melt with You” by Modern English as the recessional song. Some of their other favorite songs, like “Pictures of You” by The Cure, “New Slang” by The Shins and “California Stars” by Wilco, were played over the course of the ceremony as well. NOSH IN THE CITY For the reception, guests moseyed over to Cowboy Ciao, the
couple’s favorite Scottsdale restaurant. The menu featured a legendary chopped salad (which Alison says guests are still talking about) and a choice of Koreanstyle barbecue short ribs, Ahi tuna or filet mignon. In place of the traditional wedding cake, they ended the meal with pumpernickel banana bread pudding, followed by a short walk to Kazimierz World Wine Bar in downtown Scottsdale for a champagne toast.
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Outfit Of The Day
Wunderkind fashion blogger Keiko Lynn dresses for success By Samantha Chadwick | Photos courtesy of Keiko Lynn
In a world of digital marketing and social media managers, the fashion blogger has taken center stage as an international influencer and trendsetter. Enter Keiko Lynn, a pioneer on the style blogging scene. Keiko Lynn's blog, keikolynn.com, is a hub of style, beauty tips and hair tutorials. A selftaught fashion designer with a new clothing and accessory line launching this spring, she has established herself as a force to be reckoned with. Her penchant for anything that nods to the eclectic and her unwavering loyalty to her own personal style has quickly caught the attention of the fashion majorleaguers. She has booked collaboration deals with Coach, Nine West, ModCloth and Americana Manhasset, and her signature spectacle collaboration with BonLook can be found in stores later this year. This month, Keiko Lynn will attend Saint Louis Fashion Week as a celebrity guest and host. Though most would disagree, she doesn't see herself as a part of the fashion industry itself; style is a form of expression for her—and she just happens to have really great style.
ALIVE: What inspired you to start a blog? Keiko Lynn: I started my first blog when I was 14 or 15 on LiveJournal. It was just an emotional outlet at first, but since then it has definitely transformed to become more beauty- and fashion-focused—and has become more of a career. I started my current blog in 2008. I work from home making clothing, and I basically just found myself in a rut when I first moved to New York. I didn't really know anyone, I wore pajamas all day while working and never left my house. So it was almost a form of discipline to photograph my outfits on a daily basis.
ALIVE: When you first got started, did you have the intention of attaining the reach and success that you've achieved? KL: Definitely not. I remember—once I started realizing that strangers were reading—thinking I shouldn't be sharing as much. But when people started writing and telling me how much they related, it made me feel more comfortable. Back then, it was much more about community and not so much about reach. It wasn't until I was a year or so in with my current blog that I realized that people cared in a different way—in a business way. ALIVE: Your blog has a strong focus on the beauty side of fashion as well. Do you have a background in hair or makeup? KL: I have no formal training in hair or makeup. I didn't even wear makeup until college. I think my interest was piqued when I had my first fashion show as a sophomore in college, when I worked with MAC. My very good friend Roland Viado is an amazing makeup artist, and he really made it look like art and taught me a lot. I like that beauty is accessible to everyone. You don't have to be a certain size to wear it. ALIVE: Are fashion and beauty something that always interested you? KL: In some ways, yes. If you had seen pictures of me when I was growing up, you would have thought absolutely not, because I was never a cool kid. In high school, I dressed very oddly. I made a lot of my clothes, so my interest was more on the design side than in traditional fashion trends.
ALIVE: What is a typical day for Keiko Lynn? KL: It varies from day to day depending on what the job is. One day I might have nothing but editing photos and writing, and then the next day I might drive a couple hours to scout a location or do a full-on photo shoot. I might spend a day styling a look book, covering behind-the-scenes at shoots, or making clothing. When I try to explain what I do, it's so difficult because it sounds like I could have 10 jobs or no job at all. I also enjoy working with charities. I work a lot with Adopt NY. Last year I organized a benefit where bloggers, designers and companies came together and donated time, products and services, and we had this huge holiday shopping event. ALIVE: What has been your favorite collaboration to date? KL: The Coach holiday campaign has been my favorite. That was my first totally surreal experience. Doing a professional photo shoot that was shot by Reed Krakoff and getting the full model treatment was an amazing experience. Seeing my picture in stores all over the world was a big moment for my family. My grandmother went around to all the stores and asked the managers if she could have one of the photos, and finally someone let her have it. That was my first "aha" experience. ALIVE: What has been your most starstruck moment? KL: The other day I was working on a shoot with Americana Manhasset. I was covering behind-the-scenes, and they were shooting Lindsey Wixson, whom I admire so much. I
was a little starstruck. I do backstage at New York Fashion Week every season, and there are girls that I get excited to meet because I admire them and their work.
much my own—it's basically all the things I want in my closet but cannot always find. I wanted to create something that I would wear and at the same time my readers would wear.
ALIVE: You are certainly seen as a style icon. Do you feel pressure to always be styled and picture-perfect? KL: I have never really adhered to a specific style other than my own. If I started dressing to fit into certain trends, then I think my readers would revolt. I am more inclined to put effort into my outfits than I would if I didn't have a blog. There are days when I just want to put on a pair of boyfriend jeans and a t-shirt, but I might amp it up a little bit because that's part of my job and I don't want to get sloppy. You have to remember to look at it like it's a job— you can't get lazy or complacent, because it's expected of you for a reason.
ALIVE: Any advice for new bloggers who are just getting started? KL: Take it easy. Don't make it too much about a career, and don't quit your day job. Be ambitious, yet realistic. Treat your blog like a hobby that you are very passionate about.
ALIVE: The Saint Louis Fashion Week team asked you to participate in the fall 2013 season as a guest and host. Why did you decide that was a good fit? KL: Number one, because my mom's side of the family are all from St. Louis, and I haven't been since I was a toddler. It felt serendipitous. Also, because I have a background as an independent designer, I already have such a vested interest in the cause. ALIVE: What fall trend are you looking forward to interpreting on your blog in the coming months? KL: I don't really follow trends that much. If they happen to incorporate themselves into my fall wardrobe, that's great. But I tend to have a very specific aesthetic. My friends have nailed my look down so well—it's all about a baby doll dress, over-the-knee socks and a platform shoe. I also have an edgier side that is more about cut-off shorts, a leather jacket and red lipstick. I don't think that this will change much, but I am looking forward to the overall trend of fall, which is just to layer—I love layers. ALIVE: In addition to blogging, you are a selftaught designer with a homemade clothing line. What inspired you to start designing? KL: I was actually a musical theater major in college, but I always reconstructed my clothing when I was in high school. I don't come from money, and we were always a struggling household, so I would go to thrift stores and reconstruct the clothing I bought. In college, people began to take notice and would ask about my clothing. I started making pieces for people on campus, and this presented a way for me to make money and support myself during school. Now, I am taking a break from Postlapsaria and starting a new venture that will launch in spring 2014. The new line is going to be called Dames & Dandies, and the aesthetic is very
They Say It's Just a Sports Town Six local designers put a gridlock on the city's stereotypes as they traffic in some of the season's strongest looks. Photography: Attilio Dâ€™Agostino | Styling: Samantha Chadwick Model: Ehren Dorsey for Mother Model Management (mothermodelmanagement.com) Hair: Valerie Brown | Makeup: Attilio D'Agostino | Makeup Assistant: Valerie Brown
Wai Ming skirt and top available at waimingstudio. com. Franco Sarto boots available at shoes.com. Mesh lifting glove and Schutt shoulder pads available at Johnny Mac's, Crestwood, 314.966.5444.
Skif top available at Skif, The Hill, 314.773.4401. STX arm guards and mask available at Johnny Mac's, Crestwood, 314.966.5444. Necklace and pants, stylist's own.
Sock it to 'em
Skif sweater available at Skif, The Hill, 314.773.4401. Elizabeth & James top available at Esther, Ladue, 314.432.5300. The Exquisite Corpse necklace available at Ziezo, The Loop, 314.725.9602. Liquid Metal bracelets available at Vie, Ladue, 314.997.0124. Carlos Santana booties available at shoes. com. Adidas socks available at Johnny Mac's, Crestwood, 314.966.5444.
Paulie Gibson jumpsuit available at pauliegibson.com. Yigal Azrouel pants available at Saks Fifth Avenue, Plaza Frontenac, 314.567.9200. Belt available at Neiman Marcus, Plaza Frontenac, 314.567.9811. Under Armour wristbands, Tag back pad and Pro visor available at Johnny Mac's, Crestwood, 314.966.5444.
Paulie Gibson sweater available at pauliegibson.com. Speedo and Brine elbow pads available at Johnny Macs, Crestwood, 314.966.5444. Netting available at St. Louis Powersports, Fenton, 636.529.0250.
keep your shin up
Wai Ming dress available at waimingstudio.com. Necklace available at Esther, Ladue, 314.432.5300. Via Spiga booties available at shoes.com. Adidas shin guards and Brine arm guards available at Johnny Mac's, Crestwood, 314.966.5444.
Hustle and Flow
Laura Kathleen top and pants available at laurakathleen.com. Necklace available at Klutch, Town & Country, 636.220.6110. Rawlings shin guards available at Johnny Mac's, Crestwood, 314.966.5444.
Rungolee cape and necklace available at rungolee.com. Alice + Olivia pants available at Saks Fifth Avenue, Plaza Frontenac, 314.567.9200. Carlos Santana booties available at shoes.com. Adidas shin guards available at Johnny Mac's, Crestwood, 314.966.5444. .
go for the gold
Rungolee top available at rungolee.com. Young Fabulous & Broke pants available at Klutch, Town & Country, 636.220.6110. Nike armbands available at Johnny Mac's, Crestwood, 314.966.5444. .
The Exquisite Corpse skirt and top available at Ziezo, The Loop, 314.725.9602. Gait chest protector and knee pads available at Johnny Mac's, Crestwood, 314.966.5444.
Keep your head in the Game
The Exquisite Corpse dress and leggings available at Ziezo, The Loop, 314.725.9602. Cuff available at Klutch, Town & Country, 636.220.6110. Bracelet available at Esther, Ladue, 314.432.5300. Head gear available at Johnny Mac's, Crestwood, 314.966.5444. .
pad to the bone
Laura Kathleen skirt available atlaurakathleen. com. Necklace available at Esther, Ladue, 314.432.5300. Rawlings shirt and elbow pads available at Johnny Mac's, Crestwood, 314.966.5444. Stylist assistants: Morgan Gillespie, Abigail Newell and Veda Kamra.
Whether you’re a fashion risk-taker or prefer to play it safe, fall’s major trends have a little something for everyone. By Jennifer Wells | product Photos by Attilio D’Agostino
1. Leather has undoubtedly become a seasonless fabric. Wearing these side-accent shorts with a classic moto jacket or flannel transforms them for fall. Jack BB Dakota shorts available at Cha, Ladue, 314.993.8080. 2. Black and gold chains work for those who can appreciate the dark side of fashion but prefer theirs with a femme twist. Necklace available at Paperdolls, multiple locations, 636.527.3655. 3. The ultimate layering piece for a classic moto jacket, this version actually accentuates your waist—unlike traditional, more masculine cuts. Under Star flannel vest available at Klutch, Town & Country, 636.220.6110. 4. Sharp and pointy rarely reads as feminine, but these delicate earrings are the exception. Made spike earrings available at Blush, Kirkwood, 314.965.4411. 5. With attitude in spades—and just enough heel to flatter—these leather boots will keep your look on just the right side of dangerous. 90
Anarchy is a must—as long as it doesn’t ruin your high-end duds. 6
Vivienne Tam Fall Winter 2013
Runway image by Anton Oparin/Shutterstock.com.
Valentino boots available at Saks Fifth Avenue, Plaza Frontenac, 314.567.9200. 6. Punks and preps alike will be clamoring for a detailed leather bag this fall. Valentino bag available at Nordstrom, Saint Louis Galleria, 314.884.4900. 7. Staying on-trend with a crop top is still de rigueur for fall—just be sure to keep your navel under wraps with an elegant high-waist pant. Blue Bird crop top available at Blue Bird the Boutique, Downtown, 636.590.4524. 8. We love spikes—and any other gleaming hardware that has a “don’t mess with me” vibe. Studded cuff available at CLR-MNSTR, Downtown, 314.241.1930. 9. If you’re looking to in“vest” in one leather piece this fall, make it red with tons of zippers and even more edge. Vakko leather vest available at Neiman Marcus, Plaza Frontenac, 314.567.9811. september 2013
Skip the yellow brick road and go straight for the green this season.
Prabal Gurung Fall 2013
1. With a bit of a tribal edge, this cuff has a “lost treasure” appeal that would have any gold digger clamoring to bust out the metal detector. Cuff available at Klutch, Town & Country, 636.220.6110. 2. A little Jennifer Lawrence and a little Rachel Zoe, this billowy top makes channeling your inner boho glam goddess a breeze. Rebecca Taylor top available at Esther, Ladue, 314.432.5300. 3. Take a page out of Angelina Jolie's book and don your own stunning green danglers for a look that oozes sophistication. Suzanna Dai earrings available at Vie, Ladue, 314.997.0124. 4. Wearing a pop of color on your posterior usually requires major confidence—not so with this shade of green. It has just enough of a neutral undertone for a slimming effect. ETRO pants available at Neiman Marcus, Plaza Frontenac, 314.567.9811. 5. The sophisticated structure of this bag will have you scoring major points with the higher-ups. Dress for the position you want, not the one you have—because this bag screams CEO. Saint Laurent handbag available at Saks Fifth Avenue, Plaza Frontenac, 314.567.9200. 6. A chunky cocktail ring used to be your one party-appropriate statement maker. These days, it looks most modern when layered with other equally heavy jewelry. Ring available at Esther, Ladue, 314.432.5300. 7. A '70s smock silhouette makes a dramatic color like green a much more accessible option. Pair it with skinny jeans or leggings to keep the lines long and lean. AKRIS Punto tunic available at Nordstrom, Saint Louis Galleria, 314.884.4900. 8. J.Crew factory Ballet flats available at J.Crew Factory, Taubman Prestige Outlets, 636.489.0800. 92
Prabal Gurung photo courtesy of Prabal Gurung. J.Crew image courtesy of Taubman Prestige Outlets. Ralph Lauren runway photo courtesy of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week.
It’s a jungle out there, and this purr-fectly fab trend is clawing its way to the top.
2 Ralph Lauren Fall 2012
1. Warning: This bag is sure to garner attention, so make sure the rest of your look is equally polished before hitting the streets. Michael Kors handbag available at Neiman Marcus, Plaza Frontenac, 314.567.9811. 2. Take your love of leopard to the max with printed pants. The blurred pattern on this pair makes them a tad more wearable than a more defined print. Haute Hippie pants available at Neiman Marcus, Plaza Frontenac, 314.567.9811. 3. A detachable collar is even trendier in leopard. We love that the crisp edges on this one make it appropriate for both night and day. Collar available at Blue Bird the Boutique, Downtown, 636.590.4524. 4. Get wild and nix your fave white button-down in favor of something a little more creative. If you're too timid, tame it down with a tailored trench. Equipment blouse available at Vie, Ladue, 314.997.0124. 5. After September, make the switch from vivid white to softer shades of ivory and cream to keep the summer glow going well into fall. Scarf available at Ivy Hill, Central West End, 314.367.7004. 6. Universally flattering on almost any frame is a fit-and-flare skirt—one of the easiest ways to sport the leopard trend. Free People skirt available at Blush, Kirkwood, 314.965.4411. 7. Leopard ruled the runways this fall (Diane von Fürstenberg, Tom Ford, DKNY)—but if you lean more toward kitten than big cat, ease into the trend with a tasteful leopard heel. Manolo Blahnik pumps available at Saks Fifth Avenue, Plaza Frontenac, 314.567.9200. 8. Though not quite leopard, the pattern on this honeycombed bauble will definitely have you seeing spots. Bracelet available at Paperdolls, multiple locations, 636.527.3655. september 2013
Everything you need to look the part of the rugged mountain man—minus the beard.
Raif Adelberg Fall 2013
1. Stay “in the loop” with a sturdy leather belt—a must-have for pairing with rustic flannels. LEATHER ISLAND BELT available at Moris Men's Shop, Central West End, 314.361.6800. 2. A great shirt to wear to your lakeside cabin, it’s just as fitting for the local bar. Pendleton shirt available at Devil City, The Loop, 314.863.8080. 3. Rugged doesn’t have to mean uncomfortable. Take this comfy pullover—a great layering piece whether you’re braving the great outdoors or not. Robert Talbott sweater available at Mister Guy, Ladue, 314.692.2003. 4. A southwestern print elevates schlepping essentials to a fashionable art form. WILL parcel available at Mister Guy, Ladue, 314.692.2003. 5. Clock some serious style cred by choosing a classic sports watch—a masculine accessory for any ensemble. MSTR watch available at 10denza, Central West End, 314.361.1010. 6. A fresh pair of low-rise boots will ensure your plaid shirt reads more mountain man than grunge. Alden shoes available at Mister Guy, Ladue, 314.692.2003. 7. Meet your new best friend for fall. Do yourself a favor and make sure the fit is on point. G-Star RAW Pants available at Sole & Blues, The Loop, 314.863.3600. 94
Because the classics never go out of style.
Raif Adelberg image by Randy Brooke. Richard Chai photo courtesy of Maguire Steele.
1. A lighter-toned jacket is a perfect way to look polished for a semiformal event. Find coordinating separates in other cool shades, or just add denim if it feels right for the affair. Armani Collezioni jacket available at Saks Fifth Avenue, Plaza Frontenac, 314.567.9200. 2. Master the yin and yang of dressing by pairing a minimalist watch with an eye-catching print. Daniel Wellington watch available at 10denza, Central West End, 314.361.1010. 3. Form and function meet with utilitarian pockets and a bright, classic print. Woolrich vest available at Devil City, The Loop, 314.863.8080. 4. Choose a classic plaid for casual Friday that will have your denim-clad co-workers vying to copy your relaxed sense of style. Burberry brit shirt available at Saks Fifth Avenue, Plaza Frontenac, 314.567.9200. 5. The perfect antidote to an ultra-luxe ensemble is a pair of understated dress shoes with a decidedly wornin feel. Bed/StĂź shoes available at Sole & Blues, The Loop, 314.863.3600. 6. A basic go-to for any print-heavy ensemble, this tie has just the right neutral hue and texture to stand up to the busiest of pattern plays. Dibi tie available at Moris Men's Shop, Central West End, 314.361.6800. 7. Nothing beats an impeccably tailored suit. Stick with a color thatâ€™s virtually seasonless and a timeless cut that never goes out of style. Santorelli pants from Saks Fifth Avenue, Plaza Frontenac, 314.567.9200. september 2013
THE MASTERS Well-Versed Carl Phillips—Poet/Professor, Washington University Simply put, Carl Phillips is one of America's most respected poets. A temporary teaching gig at Washington University in 1993 has turned into 20 years spent in St. Louis writing award-winning poetry and proving that the city has an increasingly thriving literary culture. Phillips’ latest book, “Silverchest,” is a collection of poems examining fear and excess, the erotic and the moralistic. Since its April 2013 release, the book has garnered glowing reviews in national publications from Publisher's Weekly to The New Yorker. Throughout his career, this one-time high school Latin teacher has been bestowed with numerous awards, including the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, the Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award and fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the Library of Congress and the Academy of American Poets. His 14th book, a collection of essays, will be published in fall 2014 by Graywolf Press.
Checkmate Susan Barrett—Director, World Chess Hall of Fame As director of the World Chess Hall of Fame, Susan Barrett has played a vital role in St. Louis' rise to the upper echelons of the global chess scene. Now, she’s elevating the city’s profile even further with a highly original fashion-as-art exhibition, “A Queen Within: Adorned Archetypes, Fashion and Chess.” Inspired by fashion designer Alexander McQueen, the project already has both the art and fashion worlds buzzing. It’s curated by Sofia Hedman, an internationally known fashion curator and exhibition designer, and features work by more than 30 illustrious fashion artists from around the world. A recent preview in New York brought 400 fashion and art heavyweights to marvel at a sampling of the garments to be highlighted in the show, garnering enough excitement and press to all but ensure that the cognoscenti will descend on St. Louis when the show opens Oct. 19 at the World Chess Hall of Fame.
Five art impresarios putting St. Louis on the map and drawing national attention to the cityâ€™s vibrant art scene. & Jon Laura By Christopher Reilly | Photos by Attilio Dâ€™Agostino Shot on location at Central Library, Downtown, central.slpl.org.
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Fringe Benefits Em Piro—Founder/Executive Director, St. Lou Fringe Whether performing herself or creating opportunities for others, Em Piro lives and breathes her mission to cultivate community and development in St. Louis through the arts. Her latest triumph is the founding of St. Lou Fringe, an eclectic festival showcasing independent artists in theater, dance, music and everything in between. Last year, Piro was invited to represent St. Louis at the inaugural World Fringe Congress in Edinburgh, Scotland—a tremendous honor for a first-year festival. Now, having just completed its second year, Fringe is firmly establishing St. Louis as a "cool place to perform" with artists across the country–and performers are already vying for slots in next year's festival. Never one to rest on her laurels, Piro hopes to expand Fringe to run over multiple weekends and work as a producing organization for local emerging artists and out-of-town performers year-round.
Art Smarts Tricia Y. Paik—Associate Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, Saint Louis Art Museum When Tricia Y. Paik was offered the extraordinary opportunity to reimagine the presentation of one of the nation's strongest contemporary art collections in a brand new building designed by world-renowned architect Sir David Chipperfield, she didn’t hesitate. Paik, who previously worked at MoMA, left New York in 2009 and moved to St. Louis to work for Saint Louis Art Museum and help lead one of its most significant projects in recent history. She not only curated the East Building’s inaugural special exhibition of postwar German art, but also worked closely with renowned sculptor Andy Goldsworthy on the creation of “Stone Sea,” the new outdoor sculpture that has become “the heart of the SLAM campus.” Alongside curator Simon Kelly, Paik curated the transition from the original Cass Gilbert structure to the new East Building by creating an “art historical flow” from one section to the other. The museum, exhibits and sculpture are already bringing high-profile art and travel writers to the city, resulting in coverage in major publications like Architectural Digest, Art in America and others across the country.
All That Jazz Gene Dobbs Bradford—Executive Director, Jazz St. Louis It's one thing to create an opera that’s daring in both form and subject matter, but quite another to get Grammy Award-winning composer Terence Blanchard and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Michael Cristofer involved. But Jazz St. Louis Executive Director Gene Dobbs Bradford pulled it off with “Champion,” an “opera in jazz” inspired by the life of gay boxer Emile Griffith, which he co-commissioned with Opera Theatre of St. Louis. The world premiere in June generated overwhelmingly positive reviews and national press, including the New York Times, Huffington Post, NPR and others—thanks, in part, to world-renowned jazz composer Blanchard, who came to the project because of his rapport with Bradford. Since arriving at Jazz St. Louis 14 years ago, Bradford has grown the organization’s yearly budget from $300,000 to $2 million, while creating a student outreach program that helps thousands each year. That's the kind of reach he wants “Champion” to have. “This will be remembered for a long time,” Bradford says. “It's going to be a legacy.”
Women who make things happen
Influential Women of St. Louis
Owner and Lead Coordinator, Kate & Company
ven after four years in the business, Katie Fogerty admits that she still gets choked up at weddings. “It’s such a rush of emotion every time I see a client say ‘I do’ and commit to a lifetime together,” she says. This is one of the many reasons Fogerty loves her job.
Fogerty also uses her penchant for planning in her philanthropic endeavors. Each year, her business donates its services to a different charity’s fundraising event. The company also spends its anniversary week volunteering in the community and is involved in numerous organizations dedicated to health and wellness.
Fogerty got into the event planning industry as a child, beginning with lemonade stands and moving on to social events in high school and college. Finally, she established her own wedding planning business in 2012. “I know it sounds cheesy, but I’ve always been obsessed with weddings,” she says. “I danced around my bedroom with a pillowcase for a veil and imagined my happily-ever-after.”
It is apparent that Fogerty takes pleasure in spreading joy, both to her charities and clients. This is her definition of success. “To me, success isn’t money. Success is happiness,” she says. “I find so much happiness in my day-to-day tasks that it makes me feel like the most successful person on this earth.”
Now, she works to make other people’s happily-ever-afters come true. At Kate & Company, the goal is “to bring stories of love to life in unique and beautiful ways—one couple, one family, one wedding at a time.” 100
Kate & Company 132 W. Monroe Ave. Kirkwood, MO 63122 314.909.9996, kateandcollc.com
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Founder, Celeslie’s Salon & Spa
or 42 years, Susan Celeslie has been giving women what they didn’t even know they wanted. She possesses a vast array of insight and knowledge; one conversation with her can be very enlightening. Due to a highly honed intuition and attention to detail, she has a knack for recognizing the unspoken, which continues to delight and impress those who know her. More than beautification, Celeslie helps people achieve real transformation, inside and out. “I love to see the difference in people when they leave,” she says. “They are changed individuals.” Celeslie is passionate about empowering women to feel more confident. Her mission at Celeslie’s Salon & Spa is “to provide the absolute best quality services and products at the highest standards for a price that the everyday person can afford.” Celeslie is also a smart business woman. She spends countless hours researching beauty, health and wellness trends, techniques and products. She believes women today “don’t have time or money to waste on ineffective services or products.” She says, “I identify what works so I can share only what is effective, safe and results-oriented.” Celeslie is in a rare class of industry professionals; she has 42 years of experience and continues to mentor a team of stylists, estheticians and massage therapists. Beyond her dedication to her business, Celeslie is an involved member of her community. She takes pride in donating time and money to those in need. “I believe in living in the present,” she says, “while continuously growing and developing. Life should be a continuous learning experience; I view success as a journey.” Because of this, she doesn’t feel as though she has “arrived yet.” Those who know Celeslie or have visited her salon and spa might disagree.
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Deborah C. Weaver
President, Midwest Litigation Services, Midwest Trial Services & Aequitas Alternative Dispute Resolution
ith over three decades of litigation services experience under her belt, Deborah C. Weaver is well versed in her field. She began her career in 1979 as a court reporter and bought her own company only six years later. Since then, Weaver has built Midwest Litigation Services into a successful business with an impressive client-centered approach. Weaver’s goal as a businesswoman is to make her clients’ lives as easy as possible. “Midwest Litigation Services was founded upon the twin pillars of superior customer service and the use of the latest technology to help our clients win their cases,” she says.
Cultivating relationships with her employees and clients is one of the most enjoyable aspects of Weaver’s career. She defines success in terms of “how far we’ve come and by the quality of interactions with customers and staff.” This, combined with the challenges of her field, has made Weaver love her job and relish the new obstacles that each year brings. “A ‘typical day’ would be boring,” she says. Midwest Litigation Services, Midwest Trial Services, Aequitas Alternative Dispute Resolution 711 N. 11th Street, St. Louis, MO 63101 314.644.2191, midwestlitigation.com midwesttrial.com, aequitasadr.com
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Deborah C. Weaver photo by Bailey Mohr.
Her passion for helping others doesn’t stop with her business—she’s involved with the St. Louis Bar Association’s Motion for Kids Holiday Party, Read Across America and Let’s Start. A charity that is particularly important to Weaver is the Susan G. Komen foundation, in which she actively participates to memorialize her former partner Kelly Willis, who passed away due to breast cancer in 2005. Weaver says that Willis was not only a valued partner, but also a mentor and vital means of support that helped make the company what it is today. Family has also been a huge inspiration in Weaver’s life. “My children are heroes as far as I’m concerned, because they have been through a whole lot in their lives and have all become very confident young adults,” she says.
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Dr. Jennifer McCleary Owner & Clinic Director, Triad Sports & Family Chiropractic
r. Jennifer McCleary’s mission is to help her patients be at their best. She loves her job because of “those ‘aha’ moments when individuals realize that they can be better than their current situations.” As a doctor, she feels rewarded when she can help her patients meet the personal goals that they set for themselves. As a chiropractic physician, it is McCleary’s goal for more people to consider including chiropractors as part of an integrated health care team. She believes that all practitioners should offer the best of care in their respective fields—something that she strives for in the services that she provides. “Through diagnosis, natural treatment interventions and strategies for prevention, we are able to provide excellent conservative healthcare to our practice members,” she says. In the future, McCleary hopes to extend her exceptional care to more individuals via the expansion of her concierge practice. “We only have the ability to take on a limited number of practice members outside of the traditional office setting, so this is typically a more appealing option for executives and athletes who are limited by high-demand schedules,” she says. This devotion to improvement is part of what has made McCleary successful. “When you stop seeking more knowledge, you stop your growth,” she says. She believes that she has reached her goals through a combination of constant learning and “the ability to always be willing to try again when something doesn’t work out as planned.” Put simply, McCleary lives by two words: “growth and adaptation.”
Dr. Jennifer McCleary photo by Matt Kyle.
Triad Sports & Family Chiropractic 10425 Old Olive Street Road, Suite LL1 Creve Coeur, MO 63141 22 North Sarah Street, St. Louis, MO 63108 314.993.2424, triadchiropractic.net
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CEO of Ola Style, CEO of Mom Me Makeover, Founder of Makeover for a Cause
t seems Ola Hawatmeh has always been destined for a career in fashion. “I started in the fashion industry at the age of six, when I would drive my mother nuts by insisting on wearing cowboy boots with shorts to school,” she says. Twenty-two years after Hawatmeh developed her unique sense of style, she founded Mom Me Makeover to help mothers feel beautiful. “When a mother feels good about herself, looking good becomes easy and the family feels good as well,” explains Hawatmeh. Next, she went on to create her own fashion line, Ola Style—most recently, she has released a sunglasses line, which is carried in both New York
and St. Louis boutiques. Hawatmeh didn’t stop there, either. She went on to found the charity Makeover for a Cause, which helps women in need get in touch with their confidence through beauty services. Because of her hands-on involvement in all of her businesses, Hawatmeh is seldom sedentary. During a typical workday, she travels to meet clients as well as promote and distribute her products— often going out of state, or even around the country, to do so. On her days off, Hawatmeh appears no less busy. She spends her free time working on her new line, contacting distributors and planning business trips. Perhaps this is because Hawatmeh truly loves
her work. She finds it rewarding when her clients trust her with wardrobe decisions and appreciates that her businesses allow her to spend time doing what she finds important. “I love my job because fashion is part of who I am, and helping people is what I enjoy,” she says. Hawatmeh has found a way to parlay her talents and passions into services that positively affect women throughout her community. “When you can change people’s lives for the better, that is success!” says Hawatmeh. Ola Style 20 South Central Ave. Clayton, MO 63105 314.456.3936 olastyle.net
“When you can change people’s lives for the better, that is success!”
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Women who make things happen
“Adversity will drive you to what’s really important if you let it.”
Therese-Marie Artist, Producer & Show Host, Jade Wind Music
Theres-Marie photo by Matt Kyle.
herese-Marie has always had music pumping in her veins. Trained in piano by St. Louis’ Herb Drury and vocals by Cynthia Benavides, Therese-Marie has worked tirelessly at her craft and founded her own company, Jade Wind Music, to share her music with the world. It was not an easy dream to follow, but to Therese-Marie, the struggle is part of the process. “I hope to be an inspiration to people, proving that adversity will drive you to what’s really important if you let it,” she says. Through overcoming adversity with “perseverance, hard work, faith and more perseverance,” Therese-Marie has achieved
great success. Not only has her music been used for Nasvhille’s City of Hope Benefit for three years, but it also was recently featured on MTV2’s “Sucka Free Show,” gaining her international exposure and acclaim. Many of her songs were produced and co-written by Jim Callahan at Jupiter Studios. Between creative endeavors, Therese-Marie spends time at the gym or with friends and family. She also strives to help her community in her time outside the recording studio and is involved with several children’s charities including Feed the Children, Prison Fellowship, Smile Train and World Vision. One project of which she is particularly proud is “Sally’s ALIVE SPECIAL PROMOTION
Song,” a piece about a real child with Down syndrome meeting her favorite musician—a wish Therese-Marie helped grant by featuring Sally and her idol together in the music video. This is one of the most rewarding aspects of the job for Therese-Marie. “When I get a letter or email from someone saying that my story or one of my songs affected them in a positive way, it really keeps me going,” she says.
Jade Wind Music 314.603.8735 theresemarie.com Ozark Mushroom Burger, $10, Baileys' Range
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Susan M. Hais Founding Partner, Hais, Hais, Goldberger & Lambson
“Protecting our clients is our most important service.”
usan Hais has dedicated nearly the past four decades to her career. The successful founding partner of Hais, Hais, Goldberger & Lambson works tirelessly to protect the law, as well as her clients’ interests. A typical workday for Hais consists of preparing cases, settling them or trying them in court. During her breaks from the office, she enjoys spending her time outdoors, biking, running, hiking and skiing, as well as catching up with friends and family. On top of her law school education, Hais continually seeks inspiration from those who have come before her in the legal field, “who refused to be corrupted by power, ambition or anything else.” Nonetheless, Hais believes that nothing has better prepared her for her career as a lawyer than real life experience. “The best education was meeting and doing battle with some of the most ruthless people you could imagine—and winning,” she says, “because they turned out to be cowards in the end.” If Hais sounds tough, that’s because she is. She lives by the words of Jane Austen’s famed protagonist, Elizabeth Bennet: “My courage always rises at every attempt to intimidate me.” Like the “Pride and Prejudice” heroine, Hais has never been one to back down. She has an unwavering sense of right and wrong that guides her through her cases and helps her achieve success, which she defines as “Confronting injustice and winning!” Her zeal for justice is rivaled only by her devotion to her clients. “Protecting our clients is our most important service,” she says. Hais strives to provide those she assists with her best work by treating them as she would want to be treated. For her, the most rewarding aspect of her career is the “gratitude of clients who needed someone to help them seek justice.” Hais, Hais, Goldberger & Lambson, P.C. 222 S. Central Ave., Suite 600 Clayton, MO 314.862.1300 hhgl-law.com 106
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Owner, Meka Boutique
eg Adkison describes her hobbies as “Just shopping, oh, and shopping some more!” She channels this addiction into Meka Boutique.
Aside from fashion, Adkison’s passion is her clientele. “Meka is all about making the customer feel comfortable and special when she walks in the door!” she says. This love for clothes and her clients has contributed to her success, but also important is Adkison’s ability to lead, which she gets from her businessman father. Her family supports her, working together to make Meka a success. The family-run business gives back to the community with trunk shows for local groups, such as St. Louis Area Foodbank. Meka has also participated in Saint Louis Fashion Week.
Owner, Savvy Surrounding Style
iane Fogerty knows first-hand how it feels to be in the consumer’s shoes when it comes to interior design. So at Savvy Surrounding Style, she makes it a priority to put the customer first. “It may seem like a cliché,” she says, “but my philosophy is that the client is always right.”
Having been in the business for just under four years, Fogerty says, “I still feel like a rookie in the design industry, but every day I am learning a lot!” She has a team of experienced and well-respected designers behind her who have contributed greatly to her love of the job as well as Savvy Surrounding Style’s growth and accomplishments. Success, she says, comes from within as well. “In order to be successful, you need to stay true to your beliefs.” One such belief that Fogerty lives by is the importance of giving back to her community. She is involved with Mercy Children’s Hospital, the Logos School, Ursuline Academy, St. Louis University High School and “The Power of Women – Energizing the World” gala supporting the JJK Foundation and Center.
With all Adkison has accomplished, it is no wonder she considers herself successful. To her, “Success means being happy at the end of each day.” In the future, Adkison hopes to open another Meka or even expand around the country.
Fogerty is just as devoted to her business. Since founding Savvy Surrounding Style, she has diversified and expanded it to operate as three businesses in one: an interior design firm, a home interior and gift boutique and a to-the-trade resource for designers. Fogerty strives to make her company cater to the individual needs of her customers and truly believes that at Savvy Surrounding Style, “if you can dream it, we can create it!”
Meka Boutique 1634 Clarkson Road, Chesterfield, MO 63017 636.536.6300, mekaboutique.com
Savvy Surrounding Style 9753 Clayton Road, St. Louis, MO 63124 314.432.7289, savvyladue.com, savvyladueblog.com
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Sarah Thompson Owner, Publicist &Producer, Sarah Thompson Productions
ublic Relations whiz, three-time Emmy Award-winning producer, and communications and marketing specialist Sarah Thompson has masterfully carved out her niche in St. Louis. If you’ve picked up a newspaper, magazine or watched local television over the past decade, most likely you’ve seen her clients, her work or the woman herself on a regular basis. Thompson, working professionally in both public relations and television and media production, represents several of the area’s major arts institutions and organizations as well as a wide range of nonprofits, working tirelessly and passionately to raise their profiles. If she’s not out there gaining attention for her arts and nonprofit clients, Thompson is managing the PR and marketing for some of St. Louis’ favorite restaurants, local events, artists and entrepreneurs. No day is ever the same for this hard-working former agency executive, who branched out on her own several years ago to start her own business. “Whether it’s tackling a jam-packed week of meetings and deadlines or coordinating interviews and shoots, there is never a dull moment—and there is always work to be done,” she says. “I’ve become the kind of person who, when you show up at an event, you’re not quite sure if I’m working it, covering it or simply attending it.” Thompson’s expertise also extends to television and media production, from writing and producing independent projects for corporate and nonprofit clients to contributing to local stations, including KMOV, STL TV, HEC TV and Nine Network. While she’s known for working into the wee hours and wearing many hats, the busy lifestyle has its rewards and she takes great pleasure in her work. “I love what I do, and I do what I love.”
Owner, Pace Farias Collections
uzanne Pace is an art industry veteran of 22 years with experience cultivated around the globe. Recently, she has brought her talents to St. Louis with Pace Farias Collections in Plaza Frontenac. Pace runs her business by the philosophy, “Be true to quality and beauty. Avoid stasis.” To her, avoiding stasis means expanding her manufacturing base and introducing the first St. Louis artists’ collection. Her company’s mission is “to merge art, design and culture.” To Pace, art is not just her job. She is involved in several community arts and education initiatives which focus on the creative process of learning, such as work with the Arts and Education Council and various environmental and garden clubs. Naturally, her personal mantra comes from a stone she came across once in the Japanese Garden at the Missouri Botanical Garden: “Seek beauty.” Pace Farias Collections 266 Plaza Frontenac, St. Louis, MO 63131 314.983.0781, pacefariascollections.com Photo courtesy of Robert L. Brown Photography
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HETHER YOU SEEK INTENSE college preparatory programs, the child-centered approach of the Montessori Method, faith-based curriculums or a mix of many different criteria for your child’s private school experience, the St. Louis area has dozens of nationally recognized institutions from which to choose. School
Andrews Academy—Creve Coeur 888 N. Mason Road, Creve Coeur, 314.878.1883, andrewsacademy.com
Chesterfield Montessori School 16mo-8 14000 Ladue Road, Chesterfield, Coed 314.469.7150, chesterfieldmontessori.org
Andrews Academy—Lake Saint Louis 1701 Feise Road, Lake Saint Louis, 636.561.7709, andrewsacademy.com
Christian Brothers College High School 1850 De La Salle Drive, Town & Country, 314.985.6100, cbchs.org
Nov. 3, Noon-4pm
Chaminade College Preparatory School 425 S. Lindbergh Blvd., Creve Coeur, 314.993.4400, chaminade-stl.org
Nov. 3, 11am-3pm
Churchill Center and School 1021 Municipal Center Drive, Town & Country, 314.997.4343, churchillstl.org
Central Christian School 700 S. Hanley Road, Clayton, 314.727.4535, ccsstl.com
Oct. 25, 9 - 11am
City Academy 4175 N. Kinghighway Blvd., Penrose, cityacademyschool.org
Nov. 9, 8am-noon
Chesterfield Day School 1100 White Road, Chesterfield, 314.469.6622, chesterfielddayschool.org
18 monthsGrade 6 Coed
Oct. 19, 10am Noon
The College School 7825 Big Bend Blvd., Webster Groves 314.962.9355, thecollegeschool.org
Nov. 9, 9am-noon
Community School 900 Lay Road, Ladue, 314.991.0005, communityschool.com
Nov. 2, 9 - 11:30am
Crossroads College Preparatory School 7-12 500 DeBaliviere Ave., Central West End, Coed 314.367.8085, crossroadscollegeprep.org
Oct. 27, 1-4pm
De Smet Jesuit High School 233 N. Ballas Road, Creve Coeur, 314.567.3500, desmet.org
Nov. 3, 11:30am3pm
Downtown Children’s Center 6 wks-6 607 N. 22nd St., St. Louis, years 314.621.1131, downtownchildrenscenter.com Coed
October through February, most local private schools hold open houses where families can gather information and get a first-hand look at what each school has to offer their children. It’s important to do your homework and study up on the schools you’re considering, but this cheat sheet will help you plan your agenda this Open House season. School
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Forsyth School 6235 Wydown Blvd. 314.726.4542, forsythonline.com
Age 3Grade 6 Coed
Open House Nov. 3, 1-4pm
Forsyth School third graders traverse the high ropes course in the Forsyth Adventure Center on Grade 3 Challenge Day.
On a newly expanded, one-of-a-kind campus, Forsyth School offers a challenging, engaging education with support from exceptional teachers. With a strong academic foundation that includes the visual and performing arts, sports and challenge education, Forsyth graduates are well-prepared for selective secondary schools. Forsyth offers summer programs and a comprehensive extended day program with after-school classes and yearround league sports. The Fulton School at St. Albans 123 Schoolhouse Road St. Albans, MO 63073 636.458.6688, tfssa.org
Feb. 8, 2014
The Fulton School at St. Albans is a small, independent school set on 13 wooded acres, providing an excellent education for children of various backgrounds and learning styles. Using a Montessori-based, multi-aged and personalized approach gives students the space to learn without limits and be curious without caution. Fulton offers a rich music program, varsity athletics, upper school electives, block scheduling and an international boarding program. Hitchcock School 330 N. Gore Ave., Webster Groves, 314.919.4700, great-circle.org/hitchcock
Kirk of the Hills Christian Day School 12928 Ladue Road, St. Louis, 314.434.4349, kirkdayschool.org
Nov. 22, 9-11:30am
Mary Institute and Saint Louis Country Day School (MICDS) 101 N. Warson Road, Ladue, 314.995.7367, micds.org
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ursulinestl.org Dedication to Children
One of the most important decisions a parent will make has to do with the education of his/her child. Our comprehensive program includes a quality program for infants, toddlers, twos and preschoolers. NAEYC Accredited Parents as Teachers Low Teacher to Child Ratios State of the Art Facility
Play Based Curriculum Prepared for Private school academics Quality nutrition program
Downtown Children’s Center 607 North 22nd St. | St. Louis, MO 63103 | (314) 621-1131 www.downtownchildrenscenter.com
MICDS is an independent, college-prep, coed school for grades junior kindergarten through 12. Parents can feel at ease sending their children to MICDS’ 100-acre campus as it has been recognized as one of the nation’s leaders in independent education. This spring, construction of the state-of-theart Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Building will be complete; offering your child even more invaluable educational opportunities. MICDS’ mission is to help students discover their unique talents and callings while preparing them for future success in our ever-changing world. Nerinx Hall High School 9-12 Girls 530 E. Lockwood Ave., Webster Groves, 314.968.1505, nerinxhs.org
Nov. 3, Noon-4:30pm
New City School 5209 Waterman Blvd. Central West End, 314.361.6411, newcityschool.org
Nov. 16, 9am-noon
• 8:1 student/teacher ratio • Small class sizes • 60-acre campus with nature trail contact us at email@example.com or 314.810.3566 to schedule a tour.
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Since being founded in 1969, New City School has remained true to its founders’ vision of a school that puts children first, strives for diversity and creates a positive learning community of children, parents and teachers. The school’s dedicated staff skillfully cultivates each student’s sense of self, instilling confidence necessary to excel in secondary school and beyond. Email email@example.com to take a tour inside New City School’s big red doors! Our Lady of the Pillar School 403 S. Lindbergh Blvd., Creve Coeur, 314.993.3353, olpillar.com
Age 3-4 & PreK-8
Nov. 10, 11:30am1pm
Rohan Woods School 1515 Bennett Ave., Warson Woods, 314.821.6270, rohanwoods.org
Nov. 16, 9:30-11am
Rossman School 12660 Conway Road, Creve Coeur, 314.434.5877, rossmanschool.org
Oct. 19, 9-11:30am
Saint Louis Priory School 500 South Mason Road, Creve Coueur 314.434.3690, stlpriotyschool.org
Nov. 10, 12:30-3pm
St. John Vianney High School 1131 S. Kirkwood Road, Kirkwood, 314.965.4853, vianney.com
Nov. 3 Noon-4pm
St. Josephâ€™s Academy 2307 S. Lindbergh Blvd., Frontenac, 314.394.4300, stjosephacademy.org
Nov. 3, Noon-4pm
St. Louis University High School 4970 Oakland Ave., St. Louis, 314.531.0330, sluh.org
Nov. 3, 11:30am4pm
Thomas Jefferson School 4100 S. Lindbergh Blvd., St. Louis, 314.843.4151, tjs.org
Oct. 20, 2-4pm
Ursuline Academy 341 S. Sappington Road, Kirkwood, 314.984.2800, ursulinestl.org
Nov. 3, Noon-4pm
Villa Duchesne and Oak Hill School 801 S. Spoede Road, Frontenac, 314.432.2021, vdoh.org
Age 3-Grade 6 Coed Grades 7-12 Girls
Nov. 3, Noon-4pm
Villa Duchesne and Oak Hill School is an independent, Catholic school in the Sacred Heart tradition committed to nurturing the spiritual, cognitive, emotional, social and physical gifts of our students. We maintain an 8:1 student-to-teacher ratio to ensure exceptional individualized attention. Oak Hill students utilize iPads while Villa Duchesne students benefit from a personalized HP Tablet program. Visitation Academy 3020 N. Ballas Road, West County, 314.625.9100, visitationacademy.org
PreK-K Coed, 1-12 Girls
Nov. 3, Noon-4pm
Westminster Christian Academy 7-12 800 Maryville Centre Drive, Town & Country Coed 314.997.2900, wcastl.org
Oct. 17, 6:45pm
Whitfield School 175 S. Mason Road, Creve Coeur, 314.434.5141, whitfieldschool.org
Oct. 20, 1-3pm
The Wilson School 400 DeMun Ave., Clayton, 314.725.4999, wilsonschool.com
Nov. 9, 9-11am
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Eat+Drink the best places in town to eat and drink
Ted Kilgore branches out with Planter’s House. by Matt Sorrell Local foodies and cocktail aficionados have been waiting patiently since mixologist extraordinaire Ted Kilgore announced late last year that he was leaving his long-standing post as bar manager of Taste to open his own place with partner Ted Charak, who most recently served as bar manager at Brasserie by Niche. Thankfully, the wait is just about over. Planter’s House officially opens its doors next month at the corner of Mississippi and Chouteau avenues in Lafayette Square. Kilgore is overseeing the beverage program, while Charak handles GM duties. Kilgore’s wife, Jamie Kilgore—an expert mixologist in her own right—is assistant GM, and all three will be behind the bar at various times. CONTINUED P.116
Planter’s House Punch
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St. Louis Restaurant Guide visit alivemag.com/RESTAURANTS for an expanded list of recommended spots to eat
Midtown/ Downtown AL’S RESTAURANT A St. Louis landmark, featuring award-winning steaks and seafood. Dinner Tue.-Sat. 1200 N. 1st St., 314.421.6399. $$$ new Alumni St. Louis Reimagined local classics and comfort foods, like toasted ravioli, Provel-topped pizza and green bean salad. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Fri.; dinner Sat. 200 N. 13th St., 314.241.5888. $$
BAILEYS’ RANGE Creative, upscale takes on the classic burger, as well as boozy milkshakes and niche sodas. Lunch and dinner daily. 920 Olive St., 314.241.8121. $$
Blondie’s Delectable eats, treats and a selection of specialty drinks inspired by famous blondes. Breakfast and lunch daily; dinner Thu.-Sat. 1301 Washington Ave., B 314.241.6100. $$ BLOOD & SAND A members-only spot boasting bold and exciting creations in the kitchen and behind the bar. Dinner Mon.-Sat. 1500 St. Charles St., 314.241.7263. $$$ BRIDGE TAP HOUSE and WINE BAR A large craft beer and wine selection, as well as meat and cheese plates, sandwiches and salads. Lunch and dinner daily. 1004 Locust St., 314.241.8141. $$ CAFé PINtxOS A bright, busy
Hot List 2013 Winner Kitchen open past 11pm $ Entrées average under $10 Outdoor seating $$ Entrées $10–$17 new Opened in the last 6 months $$$ Entrées $18+ B Serves brunch
breakfast shop by morning, a trendy tapas bar by night. Breakfast Mon.-Sat.; dinner daily. 3407 Olive St., 314.338.2500. $$ Café Ventana An extensive lunch selection, including sandwiches, beignets and pastries with your coffee. Open daily. 3919 W. Pine Blvd., 314.531.7500. $ CIELO Quality Italian cuisine, dynamic beverages and stunning views. Open daily. 999 N. 2nd St., 314.881.5759. $$$ B Cini Italian Chow A cheerful Grand Center eatery offering ultra-fresh Italian fare with fast-casual service. Lunch and dinner daily. 374 S. Grand Blvd., 314.531.4433. $ Copia Modern twists on classic American cuisine with a legendary wine garden. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Fri.; dinner Sat. 1122 Washington Ave., 314.241.9463. $$$
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The eatery takes its name from the many incarnations of the Planter’s Hotel, which were all located Downtown from the early 1800s through the Prohibition era. Kilgore says the venture aims to pay homage to St. Louis’ rich hospitality and bar history, which is embodied by the original hotel’s classic food and drink service. The food menu is inspired by the Planter’s Hotel that reigned at the turn of the last century. Kilgore describes the cuisine as modern takes on rustic American fare—simple, but with the best ingredients, including game dishes such as quail and rabbit. Diners can also expect full-sized entrées, as opposed to the small-plate offerings at Taste. Keeping with its roots, Kilgore describes the Planter’s House décor as “hotel-esque,” with soaring ceilings, vintage light fixtures and other elegant touches. There are two distinct spaces: the main dining room and the Bullock Room, named after famed local bartender Tom Bullock, who worked at St. Louis Country Club in the first years of the 20th century. (He was also the first African-American to write a cocktail tome, “The Ideal Bartender.”) “They’re two completely different experiences as far as atmosphere,” Kilgore says. The main room, which has about 60 seats, will have a relatively low-key cocktail menu of 12 or so libations, plus a champagne-heavy wine selection and 12 beers on tap, most of which are local brews. There’s also an extensive selection of more than 350 spirits across all categories, including plenty of Kilgore’s favorite: American whiskeys. The Bullock Room will only sport 30 or so seats, limited to two-tops and four-tops for a more intimate vibe, along with a small dedicated bar where cocktail fans can go to geek out on classics and custom creations from a drink list roughly twice the size of the one at the main bar. Here, the food menu is scaled down to appetizers, snacks and desserts.
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eat+Drink / where to go DIABLITOS CANTINA Fresh, authentic Mexican cuisine with more than 100 types of tequila, some house-infused. Lunch and dinner daily. 3761 Laclede Ave., 314.644.4430. $
Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Fri. 701 Olive St., 314.241.2255. Multiple locations, picklesdelistl.com. $
FLANNERY’S PUB Traditional Irish pub known for an impressive beer list and game-day coverage. Lunch and dinner daily. 1320 Washington Ave., 314.241.8885. $
rosalita’s cantina A happening Tex-Mex restaurant offering Mexican favorites. Lunch and dinner daily. 1235 Washington Ave., 314.621.2700. $$
HARRY’S Great food, happy hour and view of the Arch with a casual atmosphere. Lunch Mon.-Fri.; dinner Mon.-Sat. 2144 Market St., 314.421.6969. $$
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Humphrey’s Restaurant & Tavern Loved for its patty melts, fresh garlic fries, burgers and wings, with live music on the patio each Wednesday. Breakfast Mon.-Fri.; lunch and dinner daily. 3700 Laclede Ave., 314.535.0700. $ LOCAL HARVEST Seasonal dishes made with sustainable, fresh local products, including delicious vegan and vegetarian options. Lunch daily. 815 Olive St., 314.241.3196. Multiple locations, localharvestgrocery.com. $ B Lucas Park Grille A seasonal menu featuring soups, salads and New American entrées. Lunch and dinner daily. 1234 Washington Ave., 314.241.7770. $$$ B Mango Peruvian fusion dishes add a twist to foods you thought you knew. Lunch Mon.-Sat.; dinner daily. 1101 Lucas Ave., 314.621.9993. $$ Mike Shannon’s A St. Louis landmark serving upscale American cuisine. Lunch Mon.-Fri.; dinner daily. 620 Market St., 314.421.1540. Edwardsville location, mikeshannonsgrill.com. $$$ MORGAN STREET BREWERY Upbeat microbrewery and pub with great drink specials and live music. Lunch Tue.-Sun.; dinner daily. 721 N. 2nd St., 314.231.9970. $$ PAPPY’S SMOKEHOUSE Memphis-style barbecue, featuring slow-smoked pork, brisket, chicken, turkey and sausage dressed with Pappy’s signature sauces. Lunch daily; dinner Mon.-Sat. 3106 Olive St., 314.535.4340. $$ Pickles Classic sandwiches like New York Pastrami and one of the best roast beef sandwiches in town.
Prime 1000 High-end steaks in a chic setting. Dinner Mon.-Sat. 1000 Washington Ave., 314.241.1000. $$$
Sauce on the Side Gourmet calzones featuring a wide array of fresh ingredients and sauces, from the Meat Me in St. Louie to the Costanza. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. 903 Pine St., 314.241.5667. $ THREE SIXTY Located on the rooftop of The Hilton at the Ballpark with a spectacular view of the city, stellar cocktails and small plates. Dinner daily. 1 S. Broadway, 314.241.8439. $$$ TONY’S A St. Louis institution with fine Italian cuisine and an extensive wine list. Dinner Tue.-Sat. 410 Market St., 314.231.7007. $$$ VIto’s Known for exceptional Italian dishes and Sicilian-style pizza. Lunch Mon.-Fri.; dinner Mon.-Sun. 3515 Lindell Blvd., 314.534.8486. $$
Lafayette Square/ Benton Park/ Soulard BAILEYS’ CHOCOLATE BAR A mix of savory and sweet items with desserts such as Baileys’ Chocolate Brownie and bread pudding. Open daily. 1915 Park Ave., 314.241.8100. $ blues city deli A charming turn-of-the-century storefront with an expansive menu of sandwiches, salads and po’ boys. Lunch Mon.-Sat.; dinner Thu. 2438 McNair Ave., 314.773.8225. $ BOGART’S SMOKEHOUSE Smoky, Memphis-style barbecue with generous portions. Lunch Tue.-Sat.; dinner Fri.-Sat. 1627 S. 9th St., 314.621.3107. $$ Chava’s Authentic Mexican cuisine known for large portions and tangy margaritas. Lunch and dinner daily. 925 Geyer Ave., 314.241.5503. $
Eleven eleven Mississippi Culinary classics from Tuscany and Northern California. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Fri.; dinner Sat. 1111 Mississippi Ave., 314.241.9999. $$$ Franco Country-French fare with a modern twist. Dinner Mon.-Sat. 1535 S. 8th St., 314.436.2500. $$$ the Mud house Fresh-roasted coffee, sandwiches, soups and pastries. Breakfast and lunch daily. 2101 Cherokee St., 314.776.6599. $ B Park Avenue Coffee Chauvin coffee, bagels, house-made muffins, smoothies and a selection of more than 70 gooey butter cakes. Open daily. 1919 Park Ave., 314.621.4020. Multiple locations, parkavenuecoffee. com. $ PW Pizza Classic pies and one-of-a-kind recipes with a focus on fresh, local and seasonal ingredients. Lunch and dinner daily. 2017 Chouteau Ave., 314.241.7799. $$ The SHAVED DUCK A cozy atmosphere, live music and meats smoked to perfection. Lunch Tue.-Fri.; dinner Mon.-Sat. 2900 Virginia Ave., 314.776.1407. $$ SIDNEY STREET CAFÉ Traditional favorites like lobster turnovers and steak wasabi balanced with seasonal, local dishes like Missouri lamb and pork. Dinner Tue.-Sat. 2000 Sidney St., 314.771.5777. $$$ SqWires A seasonal menu featuring fresh interpretations of American classics. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Fri.; dinner Sat. 1415 S. 18th St., 314.865.3522. $$ B La Vallesana Authentic Mexican options, from tacos, tortas and burritos to house-made ice cream for dessert. Lunch and dinner daily. 2801 Cherokee St., 314.776.4223. $ vin de set French cuisine served under the stars at the rooftop bar and bistro. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Fri.; dinner Sat.-Sun. 2017 Chouteau Ave., 314.241.8989. $$$ B
Central west end/ thE grove Bixby’s Located on the second floor of the Missouri History Museum with breathtaking views of Forest Park. Lunch Mon.-Sat. 5700 Lindell Blvd., 314.361.7313. $ B BRASSERIE BY NICHE Casual French
dining with an evolving menu of bistro fare, an impressive beer list and classic desserts. Dinner Mon.-Sun. 4580 Laclede Ave., 314.454.0600. $$ B CrÊpes: etc. An upscale patisserie serving sweet and savory crêpes, and a variety of pastries, soups and sandwiches. Breakfast and lunch daily; dinner Fri.-Sat. 52 Maryland Plaza, 314.367.2200. $ Drunken Fish Japanese sushi lounge with everything from tuna tataki to traditional rolls. Lunch and dinner daily. 1 Maryland Plaza, 314.367.4222. Multiple locations, drunkenfish.com. $$ Eau Bistro Masterfully crafted dishes, enhanced by locally grown and organic produce and a 300bottle wine list. Breakfast Mon.-Sun.; dinner Tue.-Sat. 212 N. Kingshighway Blvd., 314.454.9000. $$$ B Green Bean Create your own salad or wrap, or choose from the menu of delicious daily creations for a quick, healthy meal. Lunch and dinner daily. 232 N. Euclid Ave., 314.361.4444. $ Herbie’s Vintage 72 Contemporary American cuisine in an elegant atmosphere. Dinner daily. 405 N. Euclid Ave., 314.769.9595. $$$ B
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JOYIA Pan-Mediterranean tapas and treats, with a focus on local ingredients and house-made sauces and breads. Lunch Mon.-Sat.; dinner Mon.-Sun. 4501 Manchester Ave., 314.531.5300. $$ Kampai Sushi Bar Fresh Japanese cuisine and creative rolls at great prices. Lunch Mon-Fri; dinner daily. 4949 West Pine Blvd., 314.367.2020. $$ Pi Creative cocktails, homemade desserts and delicious San Fran-style pizza. Open daily. 400 N. Euclid Ave., 314.367.4300. Multiple locations, restaurantpi.com. $$ Sameem Afghan Restaurant Hearty Middle-Eastern cuisine rich with lamb, rice, veggies and authentic Afghan spices. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. 4341 Manchester Ave., 314.534.9500. $$ SANCTUARIA Fresh Pan-Latin tapas, paired with a world-class menu of handcrafted cocktails. Dinner Tue.-Sun. 4198 Manchester Ave., 314.535.9700. $$$ Scape american bistro A wide range of dishes from paella to burgers with a great patio and happy hour.
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eat+Drink / Dinner Tue.-Sun. 48 Maryland Plaza, 314.361.7227. $$$ B scottish arms Authentic Scottish fare, including the best-selling lamb burger and Celtic crisps, with an extensive single-malt scotch list. Lunch Mon.-Fri.; dinner daily. 8 S. B Sarah St., 314.535.0551. $$ SoHo Restaurant + Lounge A chic, modern lounge boasting sophisticated southern cuisine and cocktails. Dinner Wed.-Sat. 4229 Manchester Ave., 314.932.5554. $$
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Sub Zero More than 300 international labels of vodka with a sushi bar and build-your-own burger menu. Lunch and dinner daily. 308 N. Euclid Ave., 314.367.1200. $$ TASTE Small plates and handcrafted cocktails made with strong attention to detail. Dinner daily. 4584 Laclede Ave., 314.361.1200. $$ Tavern of Fine Arts Fine wines, seasonal appetizers and small plates, surrounded by art from local artists. Lunch Sat; dinner Mon.-Sat. 313 Belt Ave., 314.367.7549. $
South City/ Hampton/ The Hill Aya Sofia Exotic Turkish Mediterranean cuisine, combining Middle Eastern, Greek and Southern Italian flavors and cooking styles. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Fri.; dinner Sat.-Sun. 6671 Chippewa St., 314.645.9919. $$ B
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Elaia & Olio Choose between the Middle Eastern and Mediterranean dishes featured in the fine-dining setting of Elaia and the more casual wine bar atmosphere at Olio. Dinner Tue.-Sat. at Elaia; lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. at Olio. 1634 Tower Grove Ave., 314.932.1088. $$$ / $$ FARMHAUS Edgy Southern and Midwestern food with a locavore focus from Chef Kevin Willmann. Lunch Mon.-Thu.; dinner Tue.-Sat. 3257 Ivanhoe Ave., 314.647.3800. $$ GUIDO’S A distinguished mix of Italian and Spanish cuisine. Lunch and dinner daily. 5046 Shaw Ave., 314.771.4900. $$
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O’CONNELL’S PUB Famous for burgers, fish and chips and Coney Island hot dogs. Lunch and dinner daily. 4652 Shaw Ave., 314.773.6600. $ The Royale A tavern-style restaurant and bar with drinks named for different parts of the city. Lunch and dinner daily. 3132 S. Kingshighway Blvd., 314.772.3600. $$ Russell’s Café A cozy neighborhood café with a focus on local seasonal ingredients and fantastic brunch offerings. Breakfast and lunch Tue.-Sun.; dinner Tue.-Sat. 5400 Murdoch Ave., 314.553.9994. $ B Sasha’s A cozy neighborhood wine bar with a tasty selection of small plates and crêpes. Lunch and dinner daily. 4069 Shaw Blvd., 314.771.7274. Multiple locations, sashaswinebar. B com. $$ Three Monkeys A lively spot featuring a wide variety of coastal cuisine and an extensive wine selection. Lunch and dinner daily. 3153 Morgan Ford Road, 314.772.9800. $$ B NEW Tree House Vegetarian Restaurant Contemporary vegetarian offerings with Latin American and Vietnamese influences. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. 3177 S. Grand Blvd., 314.696.2100. $$
University City/ The LooP Blueberry Hill Joe Edwards’ flagship restaurant, known for its beer selection and great burgers. Lunch and dinner daily. 6504 Delmar Blvd., 314.727.4444. $ ECLIPSE Located in the Moonrise Hotel, featuring cosmic dècor and a creative American menu. Open daily. 6177 Delmar Blvd., 314.726.2222. $$ B
Frida’s Deli This meatless deli dishes out vegetarian- and veganfriendly smoothies, soups, sandwiches and more. Lunch daily; dinner Tue.-Fri. 622 North and South Road, 314.727.6500. $ The Good Pie Specialty Neopolitanstyle pizza—try The Good Pie with buffalo mozzarella. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. 6665 Delmar Blvd. $$ Market Pub House A traditional
American eatery with a lively atmosphere. Lunch and dinner daily. 6655 Delmar Blvd., 314.727.8880. $$ B
Mission Taco Joint Tacos with a twist, with fillings like roasted duck, wood grilled cactus, and chile-grilled local tofu. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. 6235 Delmar Blvd., 314.932.5430. $ MoMos Mediterranean tapas in a festive setting. Lunch Mon.-Sat.; dinner daily. 630 North and South Road, 314.863.3511. $$ Nico A seasonally inspired Mediterranean menu, featuring items like chicken croquettes and Moroccan Lamb. Lunch and dinner daily. 6525 Delmar Blvd., 314.727.0200. $$ B SEOUL TACO Korean barbecue from the well-known food truck, including tacos, quesadillas, pot stickers and gogi bowls with steak, chicken, spicy pork or tofu. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. 571 Melville Ave., 314.863.1148. $ Snarf’s Toasted sandwiches, salads and soups, best washed down with the wide selection of microbrew beers. Lunch and dinner daily. 6301 Delmar Blvd., 314.725.4800. Multiple locations, eatsnarfs.com. $ Tavolo V Neapolitan-style pizza and modern Italian cuisine, served in an airy, STL-inspired space in The Loop. Lunch and dinner Sun.-Fri.; dinner Sat. 6118 Delmar Blvd., 314.721.4333. $$ B Three Kings Upscale pub fare with a Mediterranean influence. Lunch and dinner daily. 6307 Delmar Blvd., 314.721.3355. $$ Winslow’s Home Farm-fresh foods in a constantly rotating seasonal menu featuring hearty, thoughtfully prepared dishes. Breakfast, lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat.; breakfast and lunch Sun. 7213 Delmar Blvd., 314.725.7559. $B
Clayton/ Ladue/ Richmond heights BASSO A sleek basement pub at The Cheshire, with 32 beers on tap, Italian wines, wood-fired pizzas and small plates. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. 7036 Clayton Ave., 314.932.7820. $$$ BAR LES FRÈRES French cuisine
with a rotating menu and an intimate, romantic atmosphere. Dinner Mon.-Sat. 7637 Wydown Blvd., 314.725.8880. $$ BARcelona A see-and-be-seen hotspot to nosh on Spanish tapas. Lunch Mon.-Sat.; dinner daily. 34 N. Central Ave., 314.863.9909. $$ BOCCI BAR A taste of northern Italy with contemporary flair. Lunch Mon.-Fri.; dinner Mon.-Sat. 16 N. Central Ave., 314.932.1040. $$ BRAZIKAT A Brazilian steakhouse with a variety of meats and seafood cooked in the churrasco style over an open fire. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Fri.; dinner Sat.-Sun. 172 Carondelet Plaza, 314.727.1007. $$ BRIO TUSCAN GRILLe Delicious Tuscan-inspired food that’s upscale yet affordable. Lunch and dinner daily. 1601 S. Lindbergh Blvd., 314.432.4410. $$ B CITY COFFEEHOUSE & CRÊPERIE Sweet and savory crêpes, Belgian waffles and more. Open daily. 36 N. Brentwood Blvd., 314.862.2489. $ B COASTAL BISTRO & BAR Freshfrom-the-coast oysters and low-country cuisine. Stop by during happy hour for oyster shooters. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. 14 N. Central Ave., 314.932.7377. $$$ COMPANION Acclaimed for fresh ingredients and signature sandwiches and soups. Breakfast and lunch daily. 8143 Maryland Ave., 314.721.5454. Multiple locations, companionstl.com. $ THE CROSSING A seasonal menu of farm-to-table fare. Lunch Mon.-Fri.; dinner Mon.-Sat. 7823 Forsyth Blvd., 314.721.7375. $$$ Crushed Red Urban bake and chop shop serving pizzas and salads made with the freshest ingredients. Lunch and dinner daily. 8007 Maryland Ave., 314.725.8007. $ Demun Oyster Bar The ultimate destination for seafood enthusiasts with fresh oysters from the West Coast daily. Lunch and dinner Sat.-Sun.; dinner Tue.-Fri. 740 Demun Ave., 314.725.0322. $$$ I Fratellini Fine Italian dining with an intimate atmosphere and mouth-watering entrées and desserts. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Fri.; dinner Sat. 7624 Wydown Blvd., 314.727.7901. $$$
eat+Drink / where to go J. Buck’s A Clayton staple for business lunches and happy hour, with pizza, pasta, burgers and baby back ribs. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Fri.; dinner Sat. 101 S. Hanley Road, 314.725.4700. Multiple locations, jbucks.com. $$ LESTER’S SPORTS BAR & GRILL Every sports-lover’s dream, with TVs at every post and top-notch bar fare. Open daily. 9906 Clayton Road, 314.994.0055. Multiple locations, lestersrestaurant.com. $$ new The Libertine Executive Chef Josh Galliano brings reimagined comfort food to this neighborhood eatery. Dinner Tue.-Sun. 7927 Forsyth Blvd., 314.862.2999. $$
Mad Tomato A seasonal, farm-totable menu and fine selection of Italian wines, desserts and pastries. Lunch Mon.-Fri.; dinner Tue.-Sat. 8000 Carondelet Ave., 314.932.5733. $$ NICHE An award-winning bistro with a fabulous menu of American cuisine. Dinner Tue.-Sat. 7734 Forsyth Blvd., 314.773.7755. $$$ Océano Premier seafood bistro known for fresh selections and exquisite flavor. Lunch and dinner daily. 44 N. Brentwood Blvd., 314.721.9400. Multiple locations, oceanobistro.com. $$$ B PASTARIA Gerard Craft’s fresh approach to Italian dining, featuring house-made pastas, pizzas and gelato. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Fri.; dinner Sat.-Sun. 7734 Forsyth Blvd., 314.862.6603. $$ B Roxane A cozy tapas-style spot with a Bohemian atmosphere and eclectic menu. Lunch Mon.-Sat.; dinner Tue.-Sat. 12 N. Meramec Ave., 314.721.7700. $$
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314.567.0272. Multiple locations, bristolseafoodgrill.com. $$$ B
TRUFFLES Aged prime beef, imported seafood and ingredients locally sourced or crafted in-house. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Fri.; dinner Sat. 9202 Clayton Road, 314.567.9100. $$$
Milagro Modern Mexican Quality Mexican cuisine and cocktails in a festive and friendly atmosphere. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. 20 Allen Ave., #130, 314.962.4300. $$ B
VINO NADOZ WINE BAR An intimate destination with an international wine experience and savory American fusion cuisine. Dinner Tue.-Sat. 16 The Blvd., 314.726.0400. $$
One 19 North Tapas paired with an impressive wine list. Lunch and dinner daily. 119 N. Kirkwood Road, 314.821.4119. $$
Chevys Fresh Mex Authentic Mexican food and drinks in a vibrant, energetic atmosphere. Lunch and dinner daily. 9119 Olive Blvd., Olivette, 314.997.3700. Multiple locations, chevysstl.com. $$
new Z Pizza California-style artisan pizza and gourmet sandwiches and salads, all made with fresh produce, additive-free meats and organic sauces and flour. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sun. 7600 Wydown Blvd., 314.727.3555 $$
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Acero Traditional, seasonal Italian cuisine, with a multiple-course tasting menu and manageable portions. Dinner Mon.-Sat. 7266 Manchester Road, 314.644.1790. $$$ the block Restaurant, butcher shop and bar with a farm-to-table, contemporary American concept. Lunch Mon.-Fri.; dinner daily. 146 W. Lockwood Ave., 314.918.7900. Multiple locations theblockresturant. com. $$ CYRANO’S CAFÉ Upscale café fare, famous for unique desserts like Cherries Jubilee and World’s Fair Éclair. Lunch and dinner daily. 603 E. Lockwood Ave., 314.963.3232. $$ B
Ruth’s Chris Choose from primo steaks and seafood for fine dining, or the new RBar menu for a more casual lounge experience. Dinner daily. 1 N. Brentwood Blvd., Suite 105, 314.783.9900. Multiple locations, ruthschris.com. $$
Foundation Grounds This environmentally conscious café offers coffee, bakery treats, salads and sandwiches, using local and organic ingredients with plenty of vegetarian options. Open daily. 7298 Manchester Road, 314.601.3588. $
Tani Sushi bistro with traditional and fusion-style rolls. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Fri.; dinner Sat. 16 S. Bemiston Ave., 314.727.8264. $$
Home wine kitchen Seasonal American comfort food and wine pairings with service that treats you like family. Lunch and dinner Wed.-Mon. 7322 Manchester Road, 314.802.7676. $$$ B
THE RESTAuRANT AT THE CHESHIRE Seasonal American fare featuring wood-fired meats and seafood, in a beautifully restored historic building. Dinner Tue.-Sun.
MAI LEE RESTAURANT Traditional Chinese and Vietnamese dishes. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. 8396
OLYMPIA Greek classics like gyros, spanakopita and kebabs with traditional baklava or creamy rice pudding. Lunch and dinner daily. 1543 McCausland Ave., 314.781.1299. $$ RANOUSH Classic Middle Eastern cuisine like shawarma, falafel and tabbouleh. Lunch and dinner daily. 200 N. Kirkwood Road, 314.984.8899. Multiple locations, ranoush.com. $$ Robust The Robust Factor helps you navigate an impressive wine list and pair vino with unique tasting plates. Lunch Mon.-Sat.; dinner daily. 227 W. Lockwood Ave., 314.963.0033. Multiple locations, robustwinebar. com. $$ B Southwest Diner Diner classics with a New Mexican twist and plenty of spice and color. Breakfast and lunch daily. 6803 Southwest Ave., 314.260.7244. $ Water street Excelling in specialty and vintage cocktails with an enticing menu of small plates. Dinner Mon.-Sat. 7268 Manchester Road, 314.646.8355. $$
West County annie gunn’s Known for heartwarming dishes and seasonal specials. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. 16806 Chesterfield Airport Road, 636.532.3314. $$$ bistro 1130 Contemporary French cuisine in an elegant atmosphere. Dinner daily. 1130 Town and Country Crossing Drive, 636.394.1130. $$$ BRISTOL SEAFOOD GRILL Fresh seafood and handcrafted cocktails in a modern setting. Lunch Mon.-Fri.; dinner daily. 11801 Olive Blvd.,
CIRCLE 7 RANCH Fun appetizers and hand-patted hamburgers and sandwiches, with the added benefit of private table taps. Lunch and dinner daily. 14412 Clayton Road, 636.220.9707. $ EDGEWILD RESTAURANT AND WINERY A unique twist on American comfort food expertly paired with premium wines. Lunch and dinner daily. 550 Chesterfield Center, 636.532.0550. $$ GIANFABIO’S ITALIAN CAFÉ Italian dishes, brick-oven pizzas and pastries. Lunch Mon.-Fri.; dinner Mon.-Sat. 127 Hilltown Village Center, 636.532.6686. $$ J. GILBERT’S Western-inspired wood-fired steaks and seafood, with artful presentation. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat.; dinner Sun. 17A West County Center, Ste. A102, 314.965.4600. $$$ Hendrick’s BBQ World-class St. Louis-style barbecue, accompanied by the Moonshine Blues Bar. Lunch and dinner daily. 1200 S. Main St., 636.724.8600. $$ MARCELLA’S MIA SORELLA Simple, light-hearted Italian fare including house-made pastas and hand-thrown pizzas baked in a 700-degree brick oven. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Fri.; dinner Sat. 14426 Clayton Road, 636.333.1015. $$ TACHIBANA The oldest Japanese restaurant in St. Louis with authentic décor and a sushi bar. Lunch Mon.-Fri.; dinner daily. 12967 Olive Blvd., 314.434.3455. $$ The Tavern Contemporary American cuisine served in a sophisticated setting. Dinner daily. 2961 Dougherty Ferry Road, 636.825.0600. $$$
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project rUNWAY at The Fabulous Fox Theatre Saturday, September 28
This season, some of Project Runwayâ€™s most beloved cast members are making their way to Saint Louis Fashion Week for an exclusive sneak peek at their latest collections. Donâ€™t miss your chance to mingle with our favorite celebrity designers on stage at The Fabulous Fox Theatre. Exclusive viewing of new Scarlett Collection.
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From top left: “The Butterfly Lovers” photo courtesy of Dance St. Louis. MOCRA photo by Cheryl Ungar. “Evita” photo courtesy of The Fox. “Godspell” photo courtesy of Scottrade Center. Regina Carter photo courtesy of Unlimited Myles. Kate Perryman artwork courtesy of Fort Gondo.
on the calendar | ARTISTS UNITE | THE FOX GETS A FACELIFT
Fall Arts Preview
Four local arts leaders share their picks for the best arts and culture events to experience this season.
by Katie Davis
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FORT GONDO COMPOUND FOR THE ARTS | Aug. 31-Oct. 5 Abstraction defines this contemporary exhibit, combining the vivid paintings of Nicole Mauser with Kate Perryman’s edgy wall sculptures. “These artists are fabulous and fit in well with the art typically found on Cherokee Street. The art at Fort Gondo delights me—it brings one more perspective to those looking at contemporary art in the city.”
Message to Our Folks MILDRED LANE KEMPER ART MUSEUM | Sept. 20-Jan. 6, 2014 The up-and-coming Chicagobased artist Rashid Johnson displays his multimedia work, which combines painting, sculpture and other genres. “He’s such a touchstone young artist of our time. He’s really a name on everyone’s tongue right now, and we’re so lucky to have him here this fall to experience his art for ourselves.”
Thresholds MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY RELIGIOUS ART | Sept. 22-Dec. 15 As its 20th anniversary show, MOCRA presents a two-part exhibition that shows works from the first and second decades of the museum’s history. “People think they’ll see historical crucifixes or Donald Judd, “The Multicolored Works”
something like that, but instead, they might see ‘Silver Clouds’ by Andy Warhol or maybe a giant inflatable Buddha. It suddenly makes you think of art as transformational.”
Currents 107: Renata Shih and Frieder Schnock SAINT LOUIS ART MUSEUM | Sept. 27-Jan. 5, 2014 This brand-new exhibit comes from a Berlin-based collaborative team and looks at the model of a museum as well as how it functions as a container of memories. “Not only is the exhibit fascinating by itself, but it’s such a salient time to think about these topics with the expansion of the museum and its reorganization.”
Kate Perryman, Spinster, 2012
Sanctuaries: Recovering the Holy in Contemporary Art, “Thresholds”
Donald Judd St. Louis Tour PULITZER FOUNDATION FOR THE ARTS | Sept. 28 As part of The Pulitzer’s exhibition “Donald Judd: The Multicolored Works” (on display through Jan. 4), this event features expert Amy Pulitzer discussing Judd’s work, both in the exhibition and at numerous locations around St. Louis. “The fact that you can use this exhibition as a jumpingoff point for discussing the artist’s work around the city really speaks to what we have here in our own backyard. It makes you realize how rich St. Louis is with art history.”
lisa melandri Director, Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis Having just marked her one-year anniversary as director of the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, Lisa Melandri has brought a rich curatorial experience to the museum, while continuing to ensure that CAM showcases some of the most interesting ideas happening in the contemporary art world. CAM celebrates its 10th anniversary this year, and kicks off a year-long celebration of this milestone with its fall exhibition, “Place is the Space,” Sept. 6-Dec. 29. Featuring commissioned, site-specific works by five carefully selected artists, the collection takes a look at the relationships between art and the architecture that creates its environment. “These will be works that make us think about the transparency of the building,” Melandri explains. “Others might make you think of volume. What we might think of as a mistake, like a crack in the floor, for example, will become part of the art and might be seen as beautiful decorations. It’s really a great way to see the building anew.”
Kate Perryman photo courtesy of Fort Gondo. MOCRA photo by Cheryl Ungar. Donald Judd photo by Florian Holzherr. “Godspell” photo courtesy of Scottrade Center. “The Butterfly Lovers” photo courtesy of Dance St. Louis.
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created in the ’70s that features modern music set to church-like hymns. “There is no lack of great musical theater in St. Louis from September through the winter. If you haven’t seen [‘Godspell’] before, it’s time to go witness this production now.”
Uprising TOUHILL PERFORMING ARTS CENTER | Nov. 15-17
Artistic/Executive Director, Dance St. Louis
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After coming to St. Louis seven years ago to direct Dance St. Louis, Michael Uthoff made it his goal not only to maintain the organization’s reputation for bringing some of the top dance companies in the world to perform in St. Louis, but also to lead the organization in producing its own unique performances. One such project is PNC Arts Alive “New Dance Horizons,” which connects local dance companies with talented choreographers to create four original works. The second annual “New Dance Horizons” takes place at Touhill Performing Arts Center, Oct. 4-5. “Every dance company lives or dies by its creativity. You can’t keep on doing the same old stuff forever and ever,” Uthoff says. “We realized that many of the companies didn’t have the resources to create new works. So, we decided to bestow on them a gift of identifying a choreographer who we felt would enhance their talent.”
This well-known musical highlights a young burlesque-style performer and her relationship with a somewhat naïve writer. “‘Cabaret’ is a great musical, and it’s being presented by The Rep, so it’s going to have vibrant choreography and exciting dancing. It will be an all-encompassing theater event that everyone can enjoy.”
The MADCO season kicks off with a piece inspired by world track and field champion Jackie Joyner Kersee, featuring highenergy hip-hop and funk styles that represent the power and grace of athleticism. “This group
just continues to get better and better each year. One thing is for sure—audiences will be challenged and excited by this group’s performance.”
Che Malambo EDISON THEATRE | Nov. 22-23
This culturally rich show features traditional Argentinian dances and art styles. “It won’t be a tango, but it will still have that same flair. I’d expect those who go will get to see dances with gauchos, traditional dances with knives and various props— some things that you wouldn’t see in most American or European dances.”
Sept. 11-Oct. 6
The Butterfly Lovers TOUHILL PERFORMING ARTS CENTER | Nov. 8-9
The Shanghai Ballet brings its signature art form, storytelling through dance, to St. Louis with a stunning production of a classic Chinese tale. “We asked them to bring a typical Chinese fairy tale and perform it exactly as they would in Shanghai. This will be beautiful both for the eye and ear.”
Godspell PEABODY OPERA HOUSE |
Nov. 15-17 Based on a series of parables in the gospel of Matthew, “Godspell” is a musical originally
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T h e at e r what to see on stage this fall according to S ha k espeare fest ’s
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Sept. 5-15 Mustard Seed produces a unique docudrama about a Vietnamese woman born with life-threatening birth defects caused by Agent Orange. This thought-provoking work mixes both video and live performance. “I’m so excited to see what this is like. Mustard Seed is one of the most impressive theaters in town, in my opinion. They are so incredibly smart in their play selection.”
Entertaining Mr. Sloane HOTCITY THEATRE | Sept. 6-21
This British play about a young psychopathic man and his run-ins with a middleaged lady and her friends presents themes of psychology, morals, sexuality and more. “Joe Orton, the writer, is one of the funniest people ever to create plays. He’s a legend when it comes to stage comedy.”
My Fair Lady STAGES ST. LOUIS | Sept. 6 -
Oct. 6 The classic story of an impoverished girl peddling flowers on the streets of London who gets the chance to reinvent herself as a proper lady gets a slight reworking from Stages. “The music and characters in this story are iconic. When you get a chance to see a work that’s so legendary, you shouldn’t pass it up. It’s such an important American piece in musical theater.”
RICK DILDINE Executive/Artistic Director, Shakespeare Festival St. Louis Since Rick Dildine was recruited from Chicago to become director of Shakespeare Festival St. Louis, he has continued to produce the organization’s signature summer festival each year, while also expanding its programming beyond Forest Park to the city’s schools, streets and communities. Dildine launched Shakespeare in the Streets in 2012 after realizing how many dead-end streets exist in St. Louis. “We wanted to shut down streets in the name of community rather than in the name of crime control,” he says. The creative team—director Alec Wild, playwright Nancy Bell and designer Justin Barisonek— get to know a neighborhood through its people, residences and businesses, and then create an original play (based on one of Shakespeare’s classics) highlighting what’s important to that community. The result features residents acting alongside professional actors and is free for all to attend. This year’s Shakespeare in the Streets production takes place in The Grove, Sept. 1921, and is based on Shakespeare’s “The Winter’s Tale.”
THE FOX | Oct. 8-20
One of Andrew Lloyd Weber’s original musical productions, “Evita” is a masterpiece of well-loved music, bold choreography and a timeless Argentinian tale. “The glitz and glam of this production is over the top. It has always been one of my favorite musicals because of the journey of the characters. You get to watch a character go from her lowest point to her highest point and see her entire history in a matter of two and a half hours.”
The Woman in Black SLIGHTLY ASKEW THEATRE ENSEMBLE | Oct. 30-Nov. 9
Recently adapted into a film starring Daniel Radcliffe, “The Woman in Black” is based on a 1980s horror novella about a specter that haunts an English town and its children. “I can’t wait to see this, because I remember reading this ghost story when I was a kid. I can’t wait to see it dramatized, and I think a lot of people will remember this particular story.”
Evita photo courtesy of The Fox. Regina Carter photo courtesy of Unlimited Myles. The 442’s photo by Sandra Calvo.
The Purpose Project: Thao’s Library
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A Tribute to Maynard Ferguson
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This classical-meets-jazz band— comprised of musicians from the St. Louis Symphony and Erin Bode’s band—produces a truly unique sound and is slowly picking up a loyal following in the St. Louis area and beyond. “This group has really created its own sound. They came here and performed as part of the Kitchen Sink Series that St. Louis Public Radio does, and the show was completely sold out. Their song ‘The One’ was so beautiful that I actually had tears in my eyes at the end of it.”
The St. Louis Jazz Orchestra pays tribute to the music of classic jazz musician and trumpet player Maynard Ferguson in this concert led by director Jim Widner. “It’s exciting that St. Louis-based musicians can study and practice the music of a legend like Maynard Ferguson and get the opportunity to perform for a crowd at the Touhill. As a young musician, I used to listen to Maynard’s music all the time. This should be a phenomenal jazz concert.”
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Opening weekend with St. Louis Symphony POWELL HALL | Sept. 20-22
During the opening weekend of the St. Louis Symphony’s regular season, multiple classic works are performed, and the energy level is higher than ever among symphony members and patrons. Did we mention it’s kicked off on Sept. 19 with the Red Velvet Ball, featuring a performance by internationally renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma? “When these artists come back together for their first full-fledged weekend of concerts in town, it’s so exciting. Part of it is probably also my withdrawal from not having the symphony shows for a long period of time. In the fall, things start to come alive again at Powell Hall.”
Tim McAllister POWELL HALL | Oct. 5-6
Talented saxophonist Tim McAllister returns to Powell Hall after recording “City Noir” there with the
ROBERT PETERSON Director of Radio Programming and Operations, St. Louis Public Radio; Co-host, “STL Symphony Live at Powell Hall” St. Louis Public Radio’s Robert Peterson joined forces with the St. Louis Symphony’s Adam Crane four years ago to co-host the station’s “STL Symphony Live at Powell
Hall” broadcast. Listeners of KWMU are likely familiar with this Saturday evening show, featuring a live broadcast of the symphony’s performances throughout its regular season. With a background that includes a long history in broadcast, as well as extensive studies in music and musical performance, Peterson guides St. Louis listeners through the performance they’re hearing while Crane provides commentary. The two are
St. Louis Symphony and David Robertson with Nonesuch Records in February 2013. “I was excited watching what the orchestra did with McAllister with that particular work earlier this year, so I can’t wait to hear what they’ll be recording this fall. There’s a reason Nonesuch Records is coming back to record with our symphony.”
Regina Carter Quartet JAZZ AT THE BISTRO |
Nov. 20-23 Jazz violinist Regina Carter and her quartet perform at Jazz at the Bistro, showing off their signature combination of jazz themes with highly classical instruments and training. “What Regina Carter has done over her career is incredible. She’s one of the top jazz violinists in my book, and this is the chance to be exposed to a performer who truly has her own signature sound.”
loved by fans for their smart yet entertaining banter—adding a conversational element to classical music that’s generally frowned upon when you’re listening from the audience at Powell Hall. “With a live broadcast like this, there’s an opportunity to provide greater exposure of this real cultural gem, the St. Louis Symphony, that’s in our community,” Peterson says. “It’s such a privilege to be involved with this broadcast.”
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MUSIC the wandering Sept. 5, Blueberry Hill
Catch the latest project of former Black Crowes lead guitarist Luther Dickinson, featuring four talented musicians from Memphis and North Mississippi on banjo, stand-up bass, fife, guitar and more. Tickets at blueberryhill.com (6504 Delmar Blvd., The Loop). MIRANDA LAMBERT AND DIERKS BENTLEY Sept. 6, Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
Country superstar Miranda Lambert plays from her 2011 solo album, “Four the Record,” as well as tunes from her side project, the all-female country group Pistol Annies. Dierks Bentley opens the show with tunes like “Am I the Only One” and “Tip It On Back.” Tickets at livenation.com (14141 Riverport Drive, Maryland Heights).
The world-famous English heavymetal band Iron Maiden stops in St. Louis to belt out classics like “The Number of the Beast” and “The Trooper,” as well as newer songs from its 2010 album, “The Final Frontier.” Tickets at livenation.com (14141 Riverport Drive, Maryland Heights). Blood on the dance floor Sept. 8, The Pageant
Touring in support of the September 2013 release of its latest album “Bad Blood,” electronica duo Blood On the Dance Floor brings a high-energy show with dance-worthy tracks like “Crucified By Your Lies.” Tickets at thepageant.com (6161 Delmar Blvd., The Loop). man in black: the music of johnny cash Sept. 13, Foundry Art Centre
Featuring national touring and recording artist Robert Shaw and his Lonely Street Band, this critically acclaimed concert pays tribute to Johnny Cash’s most popular hits from his nearly 50-year career. Tickets at foundryartcentre.org (520 N. Main St., St. Charles).
Best coast Sept. 16, The Firebird
Jason Aldean Sept. 20, Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
Hailing from Los Angeles, Bethany Cosentino’s surf-rock band continues to see success with hit tunes like “When I’m With You,” “Gone Again” and “Our Deal,” bolstered by a music video directed by Drew Barrymore. Tickets at firebirdstl.com (2706 Olive St., Grand Center).
Georgia-born country music star Jason Aldean brings his biggest hits, including “Amarillo Sky” and “She’s Country,” as well as newer tunes from his 2012 album, “Night Train.” Jake Owen and Thomas Rhett open the show. Tickets at livenation.com (14141 Riverport Drive, Maryland Heights).
STRFKR Sept. 19, Off Broadway
St. Louis Symphony opening weekend Sept. 20-22, Powell Hall
Electronica-synthpop group STRFKR creates an unforgettable show of irresistible dance beats, mash-ups and gratuitous cross-dressing. Tickets at offbroadwaystl.com (3511 Lemp Ave., Cherokee).
Led by Director David Robertson, the symphony opens its season with concerts featuring Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1 with Kirill Gerstein on piano, Copland’s “Lincoln Portrait” and
Ives’ “Three Places in New England.” Tickets at stlsymphony.org (718 N. Grand Blvd., Grand Center). Laura Veirs Sept. 24, Off Broadway
Colorado-raised folk singer-songwriter Laura Veirs headlines at Off Broadway, bringing audiences tunes from her August 2013 album “Warp and Weft,” as well as earlier work. Tickets at offbroadwaystl.com (3511 Lemp Ave., Cherokee). over the rhine Sept. 25, Old Rock House
Acclaimed husband-wife duo Over The Rhine showcases its upcoming double album, “Meet Me at the Edge of the
Miranda Lambert photo by Randee St. Nicholas. Peter Manion photo courtesy of Kimberly Smith.
iron maiden Sept. 8, Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
World,” produced by Grammy-winning Joe Henry. Tickets at oldrockhouse. com (1200 S. 7th St., LaSalle Park). michael franti & Spearhead Sept. 26, The Pageant
Known for blending hip-hop with genres like jazz, reggae, folk and funk, Michael Franti & Spearhead perform social justice-inspired tunes, inluding those off the group’s July 2013 album, “All People.” Tickets at thepageant.com (6161 Delmar Blvd., The Loop). Diana krall Sept. 27, The Fox
Mixing her popular music style, soul-searching lyrics and vaudevilleworthy showmanship, Diana Krall’s current tour entertains and charms concertgoers with her talent and imagination. Tickets at fabulousfox. com (527 N. Grand Blvd., Grand Center).
ART PETER MANION III Sept. 6-25, SOHA Studio and Gallery
Artist Peter Manion III shows his abstract style and St. Louis influences in his latest thought-provoking exhibit. More info at sohastudioandgallery.com (4915 Macklind Ave., Southampton). PLACE IS THE SPACE Sept. 6-Dec. 29, Contemporary Art Museum
In celebration of the museum’s 10th anniversary, this exhibit showcases five internationally known artists’ ideas on surface, intersection, scale and boundary, integrated with the building’s iconic architecture. More info at camstl.org (3750 Washington Blvd., Grand Center). momentos of a doomed Construct Sept. 6-January 2014, Craft Alliance Grand Center
Discover Stephanie Liner’s large, elaborate orbs and upholstered eggshaped sculptures in this whimsical multimedia exhibit. More info at craftalliance.org (501 N. Grand Blvd., Grand Center). ONE HYBRID MOMENT Sept. 14-TBD, Hoffman LaChance Contemporary
Christopher Paquet’s latest blackand-white drawings take the
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spotlight at Hoffman LaChance, inviting viewers to examine the mysterious images and subtle clues embedded in his works. More info at hoffmanlachancefineart.com (2713 Sutton Blvd., Maplewood). MESSAGE TO OUR FOLKS Sept. 20-Jan. 6, 2014, Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum
Explore New York-based artist Rashid Johnson’s socially influenced photography, painting, sculpture and videos. More info at kemperartmuseum.wustl. edu (1 Brookings Drive, University City). GALLERY TALK: OUTDOOR SCULPTURE Sept. 26-27, Saint Louis Art Museum
In this Gallery Talk event, Associate Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art Tricia Paik discusses the importance and artistry found in outdoor sculpture. More info at slam.org (1 Fine Arts Drive, Forest Park).
THEATER/ DANCE The Purpose Project: Thao’s Library Sept. 5-15, Mustard Seed Theatre
This unique mix of video and live performance tells the story of Thao, a Vietnamese woman born with life-threatening birth defects. Tickets
at mustardseedtheatre.com (6800 Wydown Blvd., Clayton). Entertaining Mr. sloan Sept. 6-21, Kranzberg Arts Center
HotCity Theatre Company presents this hilariously twisted play about a hustler, Mr. Sloan, his crass landlady and repressed brother—murder, desire and power play ensue. Tickets at hotcitytheatre.org (501 N. Grand Blvd., Grand Center). My fair lady Sept. 6-Oct. 6, The Robert G. Reim Theatre
Celebrate this classic story based on George Bernard Shaw’s play, “Pygmalion,” featuring such well-loved tunes as “I Could Have Danced All Night” and “On the Street Where You Live.” Tickets at stagesstlouis.org (111 S. Geyer Road, Kirkwood). cabaret Sept. 11-Oct. 6, The Rep
Witness this classic award-winning musical as it tells the story of a young American writer and his trip to the mysterious, seedy world of 1930s Berlin. Tickets at repstl.org (130 Edgar Road, Webster Groves).
More info at insighttheatrecompany. com (530 E. Lockwood Ave., Webster Groves). shakespeare in the streets Sept. 19-21, The Grove
Residents and community leaders of The Grove take to the streets to perform alongside professional actors in a unique adaptation of William Shakespeare’s “The Winter’s Tale.” More info at sfstl.com. Chicago Sept. 20-22, The Fox
This Tony Award-winning musical leads audience members on a journey through prisons, courthouses and stages with familiar tunes like “All That Jazz” and “Razzle Dazzle.” Tickets at fabulousfox.com (527 N. Grand Blvd., Grand Center). new kid Sept. 20-Nov. 24, Metro Theater
This tale about immigration and culture shock follows Nick, the new kid in town, as he learns a new language and culture. More info at metrotheatercompany.org (3311 Washington Ave., Grand Center).
our town Sept. 11-29, The Heagney Theatre
beijing opera Sept. 21, Touhill Performing Arts Center
Written by Thornton Wilder, this play follows two families in the small town of Grover’s Corners through three acts, aptly titled “Daily Life,” “Love and Marriage” and “Death and Eternity.”
A rich collaboration of singing, dialogue, mime, acrobatic fighting, dancing and more, Beijing Opera provides audience members with a striking historical tradition that dates
back to the 16th-century Qing Dynasty. Tickets at touhill.org (1 University Blvd., Maryland Heights). the improv shop Sept. 25, Touhill Performing Arts Center
“Cruel to be Kind”
Based on Chicago-style improv, in which a guest monologist tells a story and the comedians build characters and themes around that story, this performance by The Improv Shop presents audience members with multiple skits, all equally outrageous. Tickets at touhill.org (1 University Blvd., Maryland Heights).
lonesome hollow Sept. 27-Oct. 6, Union Avenue Christian Church
The newly formed St. Louis Arts Alliance held its first performance this summer, bringing together dancers, musicians and visual artists with styles ranging from classical to modern. The organization’s creators, cellist Emily T. Lane and ballet dancer/choreographer Alberto Gaspart, founded the alliance with the hope of providing well-organized, thought-provoking and free artistic events to the community. Lane sees St. Louis Arts Alliance as having a three-fold purpose. It serves its initial goal, to unite artists of various genres and help them thrive, but it also provides great art to the community for free. The organization is also working on raising funds to offer art scholarships for kids. St. Louis Arts Alliance’s first performance, “Mort et Renaissance,” took place June 28 at Lab 1500, featuring dancers from St. Louis Ballet, Common Threads Dance Company and MADCO, with costumes by Michael Drummond, live musical accompaniment and the world premiere of the film “Nightfall on Neptune.” The next event is coming in October, with details to be announced soon. Visit stlouisartsalliance.wordpress.com for more info.
This St. Louis premiere by the West End Players Guild presents a not-toodistant future in which sex offenders are consigned to particular areas of cities, and society’s vengeance against them takes a disturbing turn. Tickets at westendplayers.org (733 Union Blvd., Central West End).
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CHARITY the art of hope Sept. 7, The Ritz-Carlton Hotel
Join the Cancer Support Community of Greater St. Louis for its annual fundraising gala and help support programs educating and empowering local cancer patients and survivors. More info at cancersupportstl.org (100 Carondelet Plaza, Clayton).
the color run Sept. 15, Poelker/Kaufmann Park
As this nationally touring 5K race makes its semi-annual stop in St. Louis, runners dash through color zones where volunteers blitz them with colored powder. Proceeds benefit Food Outreach. More info at thecolorrun.com (Poelker/Kaufmann Park, Downtown). light the night Sept. 27, Forest Park
The local chapter of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society invites people of all ages and physical abilities to walk in support of critical treatments and life-saving research. More info at lightthenight.org. free to breathe Sept. 28, Creve Coeur Park
Join this fourth-annual event and help raise awareness for lung cancer and funds for research. Participants choose between 5K or one-mile distances. More info at participate.freetobreathe. org (Creve Coeur Park, Maryland Heights). purplestride Sept. 29, The Muny
Music, food, kids’ activities and more surround this purple-themed 5K race and one-mile walk supporting the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. More info at purplestride.org (Muny Parking Lot, Forest Park).
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Sign up for this unique VIP winery tour and tasting, which takes guests through the winery’s Norton vineyard, multiple cellars, the tank building and press house. More info at stonehillwinery.com (1110 Stone Hill Highway, Hermann, MO). kevin james Sept. 13, Peabody Opera House St. Louis
Visiting St. Louis on his national stand-up comedy tour, Kevin James delivers the sharp one-liners and sense of humor that has brought him success in movies like “Zookeeper” and “Paul Blart: Mall Cop,” as well as the long-running television series “The King of Queens.” Tickets at peabodyoperahouse.com (1400 Market St., Downtown). compton hill water tower Sept. 7 and 19, Compton Hill Water Tower
Visit one of the last surviving water towers in the United States, climb to the top and enjoy a beautiful view of the surrounding Compton Hill Reservoir Park. More info at watertowerfoundation.org (Compton Hill Place, Tower Grove).
bizlab: speak the speech Sept. 20, COCA
In this bizLAB event, participants learn speaking skills to increase their confidence and inspire audiences during public appearences. More info at cocastl.org (524 Trinity Ave., University City). life in color - rebirth tour Sept. 21, The Old Rock House
Don’t miss out on the “world’s largest paint party,” featuring musicians Dirty South, Borgore and Basscrooks. Tickets at oldrockhouse.com (1200 S. 7th St., LaSalle Park).
FESTIVALS greater st. louis hispanic festival Sept. 6-8, Kiener Plaza
This annual festival features folkloric dancers, numerous booths with activities for kids and adults, a cultural village with traditional foods and beverages and more. Visitors can also enjoy folk art, crafts and the sounds of salsa, merengue, cumbia and bachata music. More info at hispanicfestivalstl.com (Kiener Plaza, Downtown). Art Outside Alternative Art Fair Sept. 7-9, Schlafly Bottleworks
Approachable and affordable, this festival brings together artisans and art-lovers through live music,
A New Look for The Fox Over the summer months, The Fox’s ceiling underwent its first restoration since 1982. As the theater’s 31st Broadway season opens this month, patrons will see the historic building’s ornate ceiling restored to its original splendor, thanks to a thorough cleaning, fabric repairs and touch-up painting. Designed to mimic a canopy, The Fox auditorium ceiling features jewel-studded plaster work, Indian fabric, tassels and fringe that frame the majestic chandelier in the center. When the theater was originally restored and reopened in 1982, costs and time affected how much restoration work was actually done on the ceiling beyond a good vacuuming. Rich Baker, president of Fox Associates, LLC, and others at The Fox chose this summer to take time out for the more extensive restoration work because of the theater’s relatively light schedule during the summer season. Baker says new lighting will soon be added to show off the auditorium’s ceiling work and quips that it all might end in “a few sore necks” as guests can’t help but peer up at embellishments and intricacies they may never have noticed before. – Katie Davis
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Pay tribute to those who have served our country by partaking in a weekend of festivities at Forest Park, with activities and exhibits at a multitude of venues, from the golf course to the Missouri History Museum. More info at vfstl.com (5595 Grand Drive, St. Louis). Old Webster Jazz Festival Sept. 21, Webster Groves
Bring the whole family for an afternoon of fun at this 13th annual celebration of jazz and blues in Webster Groves. Circus entertainers perform for the kids while live bands play on two stages. More info at oldwebsterjazzfestival.com (Gore and Allen avenues, Webster Groves).
st. louis scottish games and cultural festival Sept. 27-28, Dwight Davis Tennis Center
Donâ€™t miss this opportunity to experience all things Scottish, including highland athletics, bagpipes, folk music, food and drink, crafts, dancing, sheepdog trials and more. More info at stlouisscottishgames.com (5620 Grand Drive, Forest Park). green homes and great health festival Sept. 28, Missouri Botanical Garden
Learn how to live a more sustainable lifestyle by checking out more than 100 green product and service exhibitors. Plus, enjoy plenty of local food, live music and handmade crafts in the Green Marketplace. More info at missouribotanicalgarden.org (4344 Shaw Blvd., Shaw).
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Eye for Style Part street style photographer and part ad agency art director, Emma Arnold knows a striking look when she sees it. Interview by Samantha Chadwick Emma Arnold spends her days prowling the streets of Chicago, on the hunt for stylish citizens to photograph for her street style blog, TresAwesome.com. Her ability to capture interesting and perfectly executed street style shots has brought her national recognition in the New York Times and Refinery 29 and, along with it, opportunities as a street style correspondent for Elle and NBC. She has become particularly known for shooting festival fashion, and this year, she’s headed to LouFest in St. Louis (Sept. 7-8) to host the Best Dressed at LouFest contest. ALIVE: What do you look for when scouting looks for your blog? Emma Arnold: I look for a unique perspective—someone who has thought about what they put on that day. One of the most stylish people I have ever seen was a woman outside of the post office in her postal uniform—she had red and blue BIC pens strategically placed in her shirt pocket, and her hair was done perfectly…every miniscule detail was thought out. I kick myself to this day for not having my camera on me when I saw her. ALIVE: What got you interested in festival street style? EA: I have always loved music and attending festivals, so having a purpose while attending them was really appealing to me. I love shooting festivals because people are always so happy, and it’s always cool to see the sort of costume element that goes into festival dressing. I have also had the opportunity to meet and photograph a lot of my favorite bands, which is amazing. ALIVE: You’ll be shooting and judging the Best Dressed at LouFest contest this year—any style advice for festivalgoers? EA: Go with your heart—if you love wearing something, go for it! You know the saying, “Look in the mirror before you leave the house and remove one item”? Don’t do that! Pile it all on. Read the extended interview online at ALIVEMag.com.
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Join us as we make our rounds through our fab city's top shopping destinations. Complete with complimentary champagne, celebrity guests and top notch contemporary designers, Fashion's Day Out is not to be missed. 11am Saks Fifth Avenue presents Tess Giberson 2:30pm Neiman Marcus Cusp Presentation Participating boutiques include: CENTRAL WEST END · Ivy Hill - Laura Kathleen Trunk Show · 10denza - Jennifer Chun Trunk Show · Q Boutique - A sneak peek of “A Queen Within”
LADUE/CLAYTON · Ivy Hill - Wai Ming Trunk Show · Mister Guy - Launching Lafayette 148 Trunk Show
MAPLEWOOD/ KIRKWOOD/WEBSTER GROVES · Blush - Free People Trunk Show to benefit Angels’ Arms · The Clover - Henry & Belle Trunk Show benefiting The National Children’s Cancer Society · Femme Boutique - Eva Franco Trunk Show
SLAM EXPOSED | LET THEM EAT ART | ZOOFARI
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SLAM Exposed July 20, Saint Louis Art Museum
When Saint Louis Art Museum threw a party this summer to expose its brand new East Building expansion, everyone interpreted the party’s creative cocktail attire in different, wonderful ways. I was lucky enough to have Women’s Closet Exchange set me up with a stunning Badgley Mischka gown adorned with sequins and ruffles for the occasion. The historic building’s majestic sculpture hall was transformed for the evening, vaulted ceilings splashed with colored lights and a monolithic white X presiding over the DJ booth in the center of a sleek lit bar. I would expect nothing less from an event produced by Sam Foxman and his Evntiv team. Guests picked up on the X theme for the evening by sporting temporary X tattoos and posing for photos in front of the fluorescent letter on the red carpet. Between mingling in the East Building foyer and dancing in the sculpture hall, attendees ducked into the Exposed photo booth, sponsored by Centene Corporation, to commemorate the occasion. Champagne was served by a woman wearing a wide cage skirt that held glasses for guests to grab (perhaps one of the more creative serving methods I’ve ever seen), and the bars were well stocked with wine from Cellar Advisors and spirits from Beam Global. VIP guests received gift bags of marvelous goodies from Neiman Marcus, and the event was made possible by sponsor J.P. Morgan. – Elizabeth Tucker,
1 Kelly Hamilton, Allyson Mace, Elizabeth Tucker & Bill Donius 2 Cleo Azariadis, Simon Kelly, Susan Werremeyer & Sam Foxman 3 John Mather, Angie Mather & Todd Hovermale 4 David and Susan Sherman 5 Jason Molchanow & Hans Fredrikson 6 Natalie and John Alberici 7 Tricia Paik, Julie Bauer & James Kolker
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Photos by Wesley law/SLAM & MATT KILE/ALIVE Scene Team.
Windows on Washington 1601 Washington Ave. St. Louis, MO 63103 Time: 7pm Cocktail Party, 8pm Runway Show Tickets: GA Standing : $20 in advance/$30 day of show GA Seating : $35 in advance/$45 day of show VIP Rows: $50 in advance/$65 day of show
Watch six designers compete for the title of Project: Design! winner The show will kick off with returning 2012 Project: Design! winner, Lauren Bander, and People’s Choice Winner, Elise Lammert The emerging designer contest will award one of the six competing designers with up to $30,000 in resources to help further their career.
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June 28, Lumen Private Event Space Members and allies of the LGBT community kicked off Pride weekend at ULTRA, presented by Bud Light and produced by ALIVE and Vital VOICE. This VIP party boasted a live performance by Lola Van Ella, music by It!, bars stocked with Bud Light, Pinnacle Vodka cocktails and Monster energy drinks, and plenty of playful party favors from Planned Parenthood, Hustler and Pinnacle. Guests posed for pics at the Escape The Booth photo station and danced to beats by DJs Pornstar, Trash Talk and Irene. A portion of ticket proceeds benefited the Human Rights Campaign, a national civil rights organization that strives for LGBT equality.
1 Sammich the Tramp & Lola Van Ella 2 Jeromie Jarreau, Kelly Hamilton, AJ Bockelman & Patrick Pickerill 3 Gilberto Pinela & Joan Lipkin 4 Larry Pry & Darin Slyman 5 Andrew Hammer & Jack Heffner 6 Kristen Goodman & Elizabeth Fuchs
5 Photos by matt kile/ALIVE Scene Team. For more photos, log on to alivemag.com/photos.
Luxury Garage Sale June 27, Collective at MX
Style mavens of St. Louis flocked to the Collective at MX for a one-day-only designer and vintage fashion extravaganza. The Chicago-based upscale consignment boutique Luxury Garage Sale stopped by the co-op for its first pop-up shopping event outside of its hometown. Savvy shoppers with a taste for designer fashion explored budget-friendly racks brimming with new, gently used and vintage apparel from renowned brands including Chanel, Christian Dior, Gucci, Prada and more. 1 Sarah Winkler & Caroline Holstein 2 Shelly, Lauren and Elle DeVous & Kelly and Nancy Martin 3 Susan Buford, Jeralyn James, Janet Williams & Pat ReedBoswell 4 Susan Sherman, Ellen Soule & Tania Beasley-Jolly 5 Lauren DeVous, Lindsay Segal, Sarah Saddemi & Brielle Buchberg
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Childrenâ€™s Burn Camp June 6 , Neiman Marcus
St. Louisans banded together for a special event at Neiman Marcus that raised $11,000 in scholarship funds for children to attend Missouri Childrenâ€™s Burn Camp. The organization, which hosts a weeklong camp for young survivors of burn trauma, brought in past campers Connor Holt and Vika Himpel to meet guests and share their stories. Guests enjoyed an evening of shopping, for which the charity received 10 percent of proceeds, and a presentation about the breakthrough skincare line VENeffect by co-founder Cecil Booth. The Charles Glenn Band provided entertainment as attendees socialized over cocktails and light bites. 1 Vika Himpel & Linda Hansen 2 Beth Tzinberg, Mary Pomerantz, Shelly Marglous, Janie Weiss & Sheri Sherman 3 Connor Holt
Photos by kelsey jenkins/ALIVE Scene Team. For more photos, log on to alivemag.com/photos.
Let Them Eat Art
July 12, Downtown Maplewood Art-lovers flooded the streets of Maplewood for the eighth annual Let Them Eat Art festival, a tribute to Franceâ€™s Bastille Day. Local artists displayed their works outside businesses along Manchester Road and Sutton Boulevard, many of them conducting demonstrations. There was plenty to see and do in between as well, from dream interpretation to hoop dancers to caricatures. Certain shops even took part in the 1,000-cupcake giveaway, offering free treats to lucky patrons who arrived in time. Later in the evening, The Gene Dobbs Bradford Blues Experience and Gumbohead performed live on the Sutton Stage, with other musicians set up at local businesses along the festival route.
1 Joe Robertson, Erin RenĂŠe Roberts, & Em Piro 2 Gene Dobbs Bradford 3 Keegan Tomik, Alex Corbett & Adam Ross 4 Dave Steffel, Tristan Stolz, Claire Mosby & Elliot Stolz
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June 21, Saint Louis Zoo Charitable animal-lovers gathered at the Saint Louis Zoo for its biennial black-tie benefit, Zoofari. Guests dressed in creative, wildlifeinspired attire and tasted food from more than 60 local eateries as they danced to music by Huey Lewis and the News, Fabulous Motown Revue and DJ Nune. The silent auction featured highly sought-after items such as autographed St. Louis Blues and St. Louis Cardinals jerseys. The sold-out event raised $1 million for the zoo to continue its unique programming and efforts to save endangered species all over the world. 1 Craig and Debbie Kaminer, David and Diane Katzmann, Jim Schulte & Ken Goldberg 2 Lauren Cassimatis, Ashley Romero, Ali Kochtanek & Kelly Ramsey 3 Ashley Loewe & Brian Baker
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Harry Weber A conversation with sculptor Harry Weber, a prolific artist whose body of work includes more than 300 pieces. After an artistic life spent producing tens of thousands of sketches, he created his first sculpture in 1977; it was of a dog, at the request of a friend. Since then, he has installed more than 100 public sculptures in 14 different states, the Bahamas and Africa. In 2011, Weber was named National Sports Sculptor of the Year by the United States Sports Academy. His dramatic, fluid and natural sculptures have won major awards at national juried competitions and are featured in private collections across the United States and abroad. What is your current frame of mind? Feeling lucky. When and where are you happiest? When I’m at the very beginning or very end of a project. What is your favorite smell? Horses in a barn. What is one word that describes you? Quick. What did you eat for breakfast today? Ezekiel cereal with three kinds of fruit and almond milk. Which phrase do you most overuse? “Absolutely.” What is your most marked characteristic? A sense of humor—I hope. What is your greatest weakness? Good food. And that I can’t spell. What trait do you most admire in others? Honesty and a sense of humor. If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be? Impulsiveness of speech.
What do you consider your greatest achievement? To be able to do what I do for a living— and that’s just a combination of achievement and blind luck. Which living person do you most admire? Mary Oliver, the poet. With which historical figure do you most identify? Rodin. If you were to die and come back as a person or thing, who or what would it would be? It would have to be a dog. They imbue what should be our perfect natures. They’re not intellectual by any means, and they’re not free of vices, but they have a real ability to live life with all its variety. What is your most treasured possession? I don’t think I have a treasured possession. I have treasured memories, but not possessions. What is your greatest extravagance? Golf. What is your greatest fear? Being afraid. So far, I’m not. On what occasion do you lie? When it doesn’t count much, and it makes someone feel better—or it at least doesn’t make them feel any worse. Who are your favorite writers? Larry McMurtry, Robertson Davies and Patrick O’Brian. Which artists do you admire most? Velázquez, John Singer Sargeant, Bellows and Howard Brodie—I learned more from him than anybody. What is your favorite hobby? Sketching. Where would you like to live? I like living where I am right now, but I would like to experience living in places like British Columbia and the South of England.
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Who are your heroes in real life? Brian Barry, who was my father-in-law and the closest thing to a dog as anyone could get—he knew how to live life. If you could have dinner with one person, dead or alive, who would it be? Depending on my mood, John Cleese or George Bilgere. What’s something interesting that you just learned? That the 750,000 casualties of the Civil War would have been equivalent to 7.5 million in today’s world. What are you most looking forward to? My next project. What is one thing you wish would happen? I wish that willful ignorance and the organizations that promote it would disappear. What is something you still want to learn? I want to learn to play the piano better. What is one thing you want to do before you die? Go back to the South Seas. If you could say something to your younger self, what would it be? Write down what you’re feeling right now, because in a few decades, you’ll find it extraordinarily interesting and extremely valuable. Interview by Kelly Hamilton Photography by Wesley Law ‘Archetypes’ are off-the-cuff interviews with St. Louis' most inspiring, well-known personalities based on the 19th century Parisian parlor game known as the Proust Questionnaire.
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