Crocs has been gaining ground for the past five years, but it has had a banner 2020.

Why Crocs are the hottest shoes of 2020

As overall shoe sales drop, casual footwear is booming.

Twin Cities designer Rammy Mohamed makes fashion — and a statement

November 23, 2020
Combining heritage and haute couture, Rammy Mohamed worked on attire for an upcoming wedding in the studio of her St. Paul home.

St. Paul milliner will design the hat of your dreams

September 17, 2020
Angie Sandifer in her St. Paul studio.
Angie's Hats creates made-to-order hats for parties or everyday wear.
Variety
June 11
A gallery assistant handles the oak leaf “glamouflage” jacket made for Mick Jagger, among other items on display at Christie’s, from the archive

Christie's sale highlights L'Wren Scott creations for Mick Jagger, Hollywood stars

Designing concert clothes for a rock star is not a simple task, especially if that rock star is as specific as Mick Jagger about the message he wants to send.
Business
June 9

Gucci digitally outfits Gen-Z in metaverse foray with Roblox

Anyone whose virtual alter ego is wandering around the Roblox online game platform these days might run into other avatars sporting Gucci handbags, sunglasses or hats.
Variety
May 13
Many millennials say they’re not giving up their skinny jeans.

The Jean War between millennials and Gen Z cannot be won

Millennials just got the news from Gen Z: Your jeans are bad.
Variety
April 1
Fashion designer Jessica McClintock spoke at a fashion show in Charlotte, N.C., in 1999.

Jessica McClintock, designer who outfitted prom-goers and brides, dies at 90

For more than half a century, she was one of the most popular designers of affordable formal wear for young women.
Magazine
March 24
Known locally as the Laundry Evangelist, Patric Richardson is taking his love of laundry national with his new book “Laundry Love” and an HGTV sho

St. Paul's 'Laundry Evangelist' has turned cleaning obsession into a profession

Patric Richardson is starting a national campaign to elevate the lowly chore of washing clothes.
Magazine
March 24
Styling by Barbara Schmidt // Photos by Colleen Guenther    The latest colors and shapes to carry dockside on those warm days ahead  Barbara Schmidt o

Stylish accessories inspire thoughts of spring

Behold the signs of the new season — longer days, blooming trees and the latest fun-shaped, candy-colored accessories, which give us inspiration to add a…
Magazine
March 24
Provided Founder Jeanne Calvit is surrounded by Interact artists, whose talents range from performance art to visual arts like painting, drawing and j

Interact in St. Paul is a visual and performing arts center for artists with disabilities

St. Paul's visual and performing arts center has been supporting artists with disabilities for 25 years.
Magazine
March 24
Mike Hammer The Sloane Chelsea all-weather boot by Wet Knot.

Minnesota maker shows the stylish side of rain boots

When Jack Guze surveyed the world of women's shoes a couple of years ago, he saw a gap and decided to fill it.The decision didn't…
Variety
February 19
Temporary hair loss results from fever, illness and severe stress.

You're not imagining it: The pandemic is making your hair fall out

The phenomenon is another frustrating byproduct of immense stress and post-viral inflammation from COVID-19.
Magazine
January 12
Let fashion brighten long winter days

Let fashion brighten long winter days

Bring on winter with high-styled layers and heavy textures. The warm tones of the season and the way these colors shine like jewelry will keep your mood lifted.
Variety
December 31, 2020
Fashion designer Norris Dánta Ford is at the forefront of a new and growing movement of men embracing home sewing.

More men are making their own clothes

The quarantine has accelerated this trend, with a significant rise in sewing machine sales (and not just to make face masks).
November 17, 2020

Proenza designers reflect on getting off the 'hamster wheel'

As New York was grinding to a halt in the spring, Lazaro Hernandez and Jack McCollough, the designers behind Proenza Schouler, were a world away, trekking in Patagonia. They came back to a changed city.
November 14, 2020

The Latest: Washington gov. may announces new restrictions

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has scheduled a news conference for Sunday morning as COVID-19 case numbers soar throughout the Pacific Northwest where he will reportedly detail new restrictions.
November 13, 2020

Gillian Anderson brings uncanny 'Iron Lady' to 'The Crown'

Gillian Anderson's portrayal of British political leader Margaret Thatcher in "The Crown" was built step by step, from distinctive voice to helmet-hair wig to padded wardrobe.
November 10, 2020

Ulta to open beauty shops at 100 Target stores in 2021

The nation's largest beauty store chain, Ulta Beauty, has a deal to place shops in more than 100 Target stores by mid-2021.
November 9, 2020

Roles aren't for keeps on 'Crown,' even newcomer Princess Di

For viewers, "The Crown" offers a peek into a modern royal family's life and times, or at least an engaging dramatization. For the cast, it's meant the lofty equivalent of gig work as the Netflix series ticks through the decades.
November 9, 2020

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Nov. 15-21

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Nov. 15-21:Nov. 15: Actor Ed Asner is 91. Singer Petula Clark is 88. Actor Joanna Barnes ("Spartacus," ″The Parent…
November 8, 2020
FILE - Jim Carrey, left, appears in an Aug. 2, 2019, photo in Beverly Hills, Calif. Alec Baldwin, middle, appears in a Nov. 21, 2019, photo in New Yor

Jim Carrey, as Biden, mocks Trump loss on 'SNL'

It didn't take long for "Saturday Night Live" to come up with its comedic take on the presidential election results — complete with Maya Rudolph donning a white suit like Vice President-elect Kamala Harris wore for her acceptance speech.
November 6, 2020

Museums face calls to better represent people of color

As young as 5 years old, La Tanya Autry loved visiting local museums like the Detroit Institute of Art with her mom. She relished the shows, dances and plays she saw there. But as she walked through their halls, she felt a disconnect.
November 5, 2020

The Latest: Australia court upholds state's border closure

Australia's highest court on Friday upheld a state's border closure and dismissed billionaire businessman Clive Palmer's argument that the pandemic measure was unconstitutional.