Posts Tagged ‘ fashion ’

Mardi Gras: When masks are a legal requirement

February 5, 2016
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Just think of it as following the letter of the law. When you think of Mardi Gras, which this year is Feb. 9, you think of masks. After all, it is the tradition. But there is a reason why, according to the official website of New Orleans’s Mardi Gras celebrations,…

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Forward into the past

January 15, 2016
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The Brass Ring Academy and Cabaret, which was held at the New England Carousel Museum in Bristol Saturday, celebrated all things ‘Steampunk.’ For those looking to emulate the look, there were plenty of vendors selling accessories. In addition, there was a Steampunk fashion show later in the evening. Here, three local models get into a…

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Crowds support veterans by attending pinup show

November 22, 2015
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All American Productions presented ‘Pinups at the Mansion! An All Pinup Fashion Show’ to benefit Honor Flight New England at the Wadsworth Mansion in Middletown. There were a large number of models from the area participating in the runway show, which featured 1940s, 1950s pinup inspired fashions as well as fashions from Connecticut fashion house,…

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New hairdressers told to be proud of profession

October 30, 2015
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New hairdressers told to be proud of profession

By MIKE CHAIKEN STAFF WRITER The class of 2015 at the International Institute of Cosmetology were told to be proud of their careers as hairdressers as the students graduated in a ceremony Sunday. The graduation was a mix of awards presentation and fashion show. Students were honored for completing their course work at the school,…

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Pretty in vape

September 24, 2015
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Vapes don’t have to be utilitarian and boring. The electronic devices can reflect the style of the user and can give you a little bit of bling with your smoke. Vaper Venue, 17 Farmington Ave., Plainville offered up some recommendations and some stats on vapes that look fashionable as you send off your plume of…

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What’s next?

September 19, 2015
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Control Sector brought its latest collection of contemporary streetware to Gotham Hall in New York City last Friday for Style Fashion Week. Designers throughout the city unveiled their spring 2016 designs as part of New York Fashion Week. PHOTOS by MIKE CHAIKEN

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Miss America through Miss Connecticut’s eyes

September 18, 2015
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — With two nights of preliminary competitions for Miss America under her belt, and one more night looming, Miss Connecticut Colleen Ward looked well-rested and perky. And that was one of the things that surprised the Watertown, Conn. resident, who received the state crown in June. (The…

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Hitting the thrift store when shopping for school

August 28, 2015
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20 Spring St., Southington, CT 06489
Phone: (860) 621-8626
www.Bertuccis.com

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR When it comes to back to school clothes shopping, convention dictates parents and kids head out to seek brand names at the mall, and if the parents prevail, items will be acquired at a sale price. But, ever consider shopping at thrift store, such as Savers Thrift Store at 657…

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Fall looks for this year’s brides

June 15, 2015
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Earlier this spring, designers unveiled their fall bridal collections at New York International Bridal Week at Pier 92 in New York City. For the brides ‘saying yes to the dress’ for a fall wedding, these are some of the designs you will see at your selected bridal shops. PHOTOS by MIKE CHAIKEN

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Shape up! Spanx coming to Westfarms May 1

April 23, 2014
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Spanx, the brand that revolutionized the shapewear industry, is coming to Hartford. Connecticut’s first Spanx retail store will open at Westfarms Mall with a “jiggle-free jubilee” on May 1, 2014. In addition to its most popular shapewear styles, the store will feature something for everyone—including a variety of on-trend apparel, active, swim and a selection…

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