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Editor Chris Christen chris.christen@owh.com 402.444.1094 Creative Director & Designer ananda Spadt ananda.spadt@owh.com 402.444.1351 Contributors lindsey Baker and Juan Perez Jr. Photographer alyssa Schukar

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Fragrance guide Shoes for her Gifts for him Holiday glam lookbook Perfect party clutches Street Style

Earrings, $58, from Garment District

Merchandise Coordinator angela rogers Retail advertising coordinator Terri Bull 402-444-1438

On the cover Location: Kimball lofts Model: Quinn Gaillard of agency 89 Makeup: lisa Bossman of lCB artistry Hair: Trina ware of rave Salon and Spa retreat Featured: Vince Camuto fur vest, $175; Jessica Simpson earrings, $35; Jessica Simpson ring, $35. all from dillard’s.

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about Us This is our 24th issue and, boy, did we have a blast putting it together. Special thanks to Kimball lofts for letting us invade an amazing condo for our holiday glam lookbook.

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Objects of affection (and desire) By lindsey Baker

the fun-lover Betsey Johnson Too Too, $18 to $85 at Sephora at Village Pointe Shopping Center, is sweet-and-spicy with notes of passion fruit, ginger and patchouli. The charming Betsey-fied bottle is topped with a fishnet bauble and pink tutu.

As an accessory, fragrance is often a signature, a lingering sensory impression that becomes a singular part of a persona. But finding a good fit for your personality and chemistry can be daunting — at least without a cheat sheet. For the olfactorily inclined, we’ve honed in on five standout scents new this season.

the fashionista Jimmy Choo, $70 to $95 at Von Maur, might be what a sugar plum smells like. Light florals give way to orchid and toffee accords.

the flirt Calvin Klein re-invisions 1990s’ classic CK One with CK One Shock For Her, $40 to $50 at Sephora. Its reincarnation brings sweeter, oriental layers to the original citrus scent.

the sophisticate Jasmin Noir by Bvlgari, $98 to $148 at Von Maur at the Westroads, is a woody floral that opens with petals before mellowing into the namesake jasmine and bottom musk notes.

the young fragrance fanatic Taylor Swift¹s Wonderstruck, $18 to $59.50 at Sephora, is a soft, fruity blend ideal for first dates and dances.

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When it comes to stellar style, wrap yourself in wool capes, faux fur accents and sparkly tanks. Toast the season at one of our great dining spots during a special family gathering or a casual get-together with friends. From the traditional to the unique, discover holiday gifting ideas among your favorite Village Pointe shops.

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year for tartan. Bettye Mueller peep-toe platform, $350, from The Mix.

Stay casually comfy yet fashionably festive in Big Buddah sparkle slip-ons, $48, from Von Maur.

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An exotic print makes a pair of skinny jeans do an about-face. Sam Edelman leopard bootie, $160, from The Mix.

You are never fully dressed without a great pair of shoes. These beauties stand ready to take you from beer and pizza at the neighborhood pub to fine wine and filet mignon at the best restaurant in town. You can’t go wrong with reptile flats because they look great with just about everything. The rhinestone bling on this ballet flat from Mia looks right day or night. $69 at Von Maur.

Talk about flights of fancy! We love the sassy feather cluster on Bettye Mueller’s squareheeled suede pump. $425, from The Mix.

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FuJiFilm X100 digital camera Rockbrook Camera, $1,200. Don’t let the beautiful old-school look of this camera fool you. This is a serious piece of equipment capable of taking professional-grade photos. 12.3 megapixels, high-definition video, high-resolution screen and tons of high-tech features. A style-minded aspiring shutterbug would be thrilled to find this in his holiday stocking.

Hart ScHaFFner marX tie Von Maur, $59.50 Bolder patterns are enjoying a moment of truth. Working plaids into your workwear is not only an appropriate way to make a fashion statement at the office, but also a good way to inject a splash of color and personality into the otherwise drab world of cold-weather wear. Contrast the tie’s color with the sturdier texture of a trusted sportcoat to emulate this season’s traditionalist look.

Peter tHomaS rotH anti-aging Face cleanSer Sephora, $37 Face it, stress and age conspire to kill skin. This cleanser fights back with a formula specifically designed to reduce fine lines and wrinkles. Use a small amount every couple of days to exfoliate, cleanse and fight off age for at least a little while longer.

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give him what he really wants By Juan Perez Jr. railcar “SPikeS” raw Selvedge denim Denim Saloon, $198 Fabricated inside an 800-squarefoot studio in Los Angeles, this durable pair of raw selvedge denim works inside or outside the office when paired with a favorite blazer, sweater or T-shirt. This type of denim should be worn religiously, but left unwashed for as long as possible. The fabric thrives if given a few months to adjust to your body. it’ll break from a stiff pair of fabric into a beautifully faded pair of jeans that is uniquely yours.

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ALTerNATive AppAreL “rocky” eco-fLeece hoodie Post & Nickel, $50 Few things help ease winter’s chill more than a sturdy hoodie layered into your daily wardrobe. This sweatshirt’s durable fabric is thick and warm but not bulky. it’s partially made with recycled polyester and organic cotton.

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ArTifAcT BAg co. No. 175 ToTe Denim Saloon, $180 Omaha-based artist Chris Hughes’ handcrafted bags are extremely sturdy and easily dressed up or down with any number of outfits. The heavy waxed canvas of the No. 175 model was originally designed for carrying heavy tools. We’d give it a workout as a weekender or as an office tote. Swell for groceries, too. Heritage Americana, direct from a small studio near downtown Omaha, at its finest.

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2. Green clutch, $34, from Statement Boutique

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3. Flutter earrings, $24, from Statement Boutique 4. Orange clutch, $36, from madewell.com 5. Necklace, $14, from The Paisley Poppy 6. Beaded tribal belt, $20, from Flying Worm. Facing page

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2. Preston & York cashmere-soft scarf, $24 2. Preston & York cashmere-soft scarf, $24 3. Haskell bead necklace, $28 1. M. Ugg sequinned 3. M. Haskell boot, bead $170 necklace, $28 4. Preston Kate Landry beret, $24 2. York cashmere-soft 4. Kate&Landry beret, $24 scarf, $24 5. Johnson watch, $65 3. Betsey M.5.Haskell bead necklace, Betsey Johnson watch,$28 $65 6. Kate Betsey Johnson bracelet, $35 4. Landry beret, $24 6. Betsey Johnson bracelet, $35 7. Bini patent clutch, $79 5. Gianni Betsey Johnson watch, $65 7. Gianni Bini patent clutch, $79

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1. Garment District scarf, $32 2. Nine West shoe, $89, from Von Maur 3. Von Maur mesh bracelet, $48 4. Von Maur bead necklace, $48 5. Garment District medallion necklace, $26 6. Givency earrings from Von Maur, $135 7. Sequinned headwrap, $6, from Me & Me. Facing page: Suzi Chin for Maggy Boutique dress, $186, from Garment District; clutch, $32; bracelet, $18, from Garment District; earrings, $58, from Garment District; Pelle Moda shoe, $160, from The Mix.


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1. Knit scarf, $24, from Nebraska Clothing Company. 2. Leopard clutch, $39, from Me & Me. 3. Bracelet, $22, from Nebraska Clothing Company.

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4. Earrings, $28, from Nebraska Clothing Company. 5. Necklace, $58, from Nebraska Clothing Company. Facing page: Suzi Chin for Maggy Boutique dress, $205, from Garment District; belt, $38, from Nouvelle Eve; earrings, $28, from Nouvelle Eve; Hobo clutch, $118, from Nouvelle Eve; B. Makowsky suede shoe, $129, from Von Maur.


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1. Donald Pliner pump, $325, from The Mix.

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Facing page: Ladakin lace dress, $108; Belle Noel necklace, $48; House of Harlow earrings, $49; all from Statement Boutique. Franco Sarto shoe, $89, from Von Maur; Urban Outfitters tights, $14; hand-crocheted blanket, $149, from McMillan’s Antiques.

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The dynamic team at Salon Fusion is passionate about turning your vision into a reality. We offer a broad range of abilities and prices based on the needs and desires of our clients. Our aspiration to provide a high level of customer service creates an environment that exceeds your expectations. Our stylists are trained in the latest styles and techniques through our ongoing education opportunities. As a result of our close relationship with Redken Fifth Avenue, we are pleased to announce four new Redken Specialists. At Salon Fusion we believe in the longevity of our team, fostering continued growth and career stylists. We are excited about the opportunity to share our eclectic team with you. Salon Fusion-Your Vision‌Our Passion

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Meet steve Gordon By Lindsey Baker

“My whole philosophy is that accessorizing basics allow men to step up their style game without the burden or stigma of being a full-on fashion hound,” says Steve Gordon Jr., founder of brand development and identity design RDQLUS Creative and clothing imprint RDQLUS Goods & Cloth. “It comes from a need to be comfortable. People are more confident when they’re comfortable. “Ninety percent of guys fidget in a tux, and fidgeting is not stylish,” says Gordon, 37. “But put a guy in a good hat, a good pair of jeans, and maybe a button-up (shirt), and he’ll gladly put on a blazer or a military surplus jacket that’s a little more fitted and start to look the part.” Gordon is “definitely a jeans and T-shirt kind of guy,” but he puts both preppy and urban twists on his basics — a scarf instead of a tie, a pair of sneakers instead of a dress shoe (he’s a serious collector). His rule for color: “two pieces away.” “The color of your shoe should always match one of your accessories,” he said. “An outfit can be as random as you want it to be as long as at least two pieces have something in common to tie it together.” Steve Gordon Jr., founder of RDQLUS Creative, specializes in design and creative consultation. He also has a clothing line which includes this “Coffee House” cardigan, “Pink Cookies” infinity scarf and “Star Baby” t-shirt. He is also wearing a Goorin Bros “Gatsby” newsboy hat, GAP raw Japanese cotton selvedge denim, Air Jordan III Retro sneakers, and an Invicta Subaqua Noma IV chrono watch. A LY S S A S C H U K A R / T H E W O R L D - H E R A L D


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The latest trends in gifts and glitz in Omaha.