"Where'd you get your hair done?" When a lady hears that question, she doesn't want to respond with some barber shop chain with a boring name like Quality Haircuts or Styles for Women. She wants to drop a name with as much flair and swag as her newly-done coif. Luckily, St. Louis is a treasure tro ... More >>
For the president of a club about men's facial hair, Richie Darling is actually quite the feminist. "To hold office and vote on important club things, you have to have facial hair, which makes it a men's club by default," admits Darling, founder of the St. Louis Beard and Mustache Club."But I like ... More >>
Are you a fashion designer with big dreams? ALIVE Magazine might have a spot for your creations at St. Louis Fashion Week. The magazine is looking for an exclusive group of elite, emerging designers to fill this year's event, which will show at St. Louis' revitalized Union Station for the first tim ... More >>
Welcome to Ask Willie D, where the Geto Boys MC answers reader questions about matters, in his own words, "funny, serious or unpredictable." Something on your mind? Ask Willie D! I'M A MAKEUP JUNKIE Dear Willie D: I started wearing makeup when I was 12 years old and have been glopping the stuff ... More >>
Can we all just agree that the New York Times Style section is the most important source of news in our time? How else would we know about all the ways wealthy, Ivy League-educated residents of Williamsburg and Park Slope mingle, mate, marry, raise dogs and children and send those dogs and children ... More >>
Today, June 18, 2012, Paul McCartney celebrates his seventieth birthday. We're having our own private party by counting down Sir Paul's six best moustaches. Let us know your favorite McCartney mouthbrows in the comments below.
ABC NewsDr. Aaron Perlut calls on a march on Washington.The St. Louis-based American Mustache Institute last week joined forces with tax preparer H&R Block in calling for a $250 federal refund for men (and women) who proudly wear facial hair. Dr. Aaron Perlut, chairman of AMI, says the money ... More >>
Next Tuesday, October 11, is the start of 2011's St. Louis Fashion Week. For the seventh year, Brown Shoe will be presenting Project:Design!, a competition featuring the work of six designers based out of, or near, St. Louis. The lines of the top six designers, chosen online by the public, will be ... More >>
Richard GuatyAnna Wintour eyeballing Nicki's tights. Oh, to peek inside the mind of the Vogue editrix in chief in this moment.Thank science Fashion Week is over. Isn't it just torture? If there's something worse than not being in New York City for the circus that is Mercedes Benz Fashion Week ... More >>
courtesy of the Missouri Department of ConservationOut of these two asses may come the means to revive southeastern Missouri's jewelry-making economy.Folks in southeast Missouri hope that the elk that are coming to live at the Peck Ranch Conservation Area next weekend will prove to be a huge ... More >>
Post-Dispatch: It was right there! Under our nose the entire time!Have you read the news today? Oh boy.It seems the Post-Dispatch has at last discovered that kids are snorting bath salts containing the drug mephedrone that simulates the effects of cocaine. The daily features its findings on the f ... More >>
Is that a handlebar 'stache or one half of the McDonald's golden arches? Morgan Spurlock will be in St. Louis on Saturday for the American Mustache Institute's annual 'Stache Bash.The filmmaker and screenwriter, perhaps best known for Supersize Me, is in the running for AMI's Robert Goulet Memori ... More >>
Don't you feel better already?Black Friday shopping got you ... stressed?Today only, the Aveda Experience Center in the St. Louis Galleria is offering free head, neck, shoulder and scalp massages, says spokeswoman Kelly Plummer. No need to make an appointment; the Aveda staffers are offering the ... More >>
Oh, the fabulosity!St. Louis native Kimora Lee Simmons is a model, mogul and fashion designer. She's perhaps best known as the face of and creative force behind Baby Phat, the clubwear line she headed that was a subsidiary of her ex-husband Russell Simmons' Phat Farm's puffy-coats-and-logo-shirts ... More >>
Solarpix PR PhotosNah, Kate Moss probably won't be there.The beautiful people are congregating in St. Louis! Fashion Week arrives, September 7th to the 11th, bringing runway shows, charity shopping and cool parties to the city. We're so excited around here we're shaking in our stilettos, especial ... More >>
Image sourceLisa Holmes in her signature "Lisa" dress.Even if you're a size 2, clothes shopping is not always fun. But at least you have lots of options. If you're plus-sized, retailers seem to expect you to be happy with a small range of cheap, badly-fitting polyester things originally inten ... More >>
British garage-rock queen-bee Holly Golightly is returning to St. Louis for the first time since August 2005 at the Firebird on Tuesday, December 1. Details forthcoming. Also, John Mayer has announced a show with Michael Franti and Spearhead at the Scottrade Center on Saturday, March 20, 2010. Ticke ... More >>
Brendan Ryan reacts to news that he's a finalist.The St. Louis-based American Mustache Institute has just released the finalists for its annual Robert Goulet Memorial Award, honoring the man (or woman) who's done the most this year to promote and uphold the mustache as a lifestyle/fashion stateme ... More >>
Daryl Hall (left) and John Oates (right). Seriously, that facial hair can totally fuck you up.A to Z's love and admiration for the credo and mission of the American Mustache Institute -- okay, okay, who are we kidding? We mean the AMI itself -- is well-documented here. But the lads behind the end ... More >>
Have you heard the news?St. Louis' favorite rapper, Nelly, is out with new fragrance for his Apple Bottom line of female fashion wear. And no, the artist is not naming the perfume after his popular energy drink and song, Pimp Juice. Not that that matters. The ladies will still be attracting all the ... More >>
I really don't get it. What in the hell is going on with the Cardinals and their facial hair these days? Edit: Oh, and thank you very much to Mr. Nick Lucchesi for scooping me on this one. Awesome. Just what I've always wanted; to play second fiddle to an editor. A damned editor!!!
Have you heard about Chris Rock's new movie, the documentary on African-American coiffure titled Good Hair?Rock got the idea for the film a few years back when his daughter complained to him about her kinky hair. The comedian was so baffled by his daughter's complaint that he set out to examine the ... More >>
Not so secret 'stache
New denim, new outlook
What You Missed: St. Louis Fashion Week's Project: Design! at the Contemporary Art Museum, 3750 Washington Avenue. Better Than: A lineup of sorority girls getting ready to hit the clubs. St. Louis Fashion Week began its fourth season last night with Project: Design! at the Contemporary Art Museum ... More >>
New York Fashion Week has been in full swing since last Friday and three of the "It" girls featured in this week’s cover story have been making the modeling rounds. We've also posted a slide show from the session used for our cover.
Below are two original videos recorded this week at St. Louis Fashion Week -- behind the scenes and on the runway. Fashion Week wraps up Sunday. The video was shot by RFT freelancer Anastasia Folorunso. -Nick Lucchesi
A Clayton salon owner claims his former stylists are poaching his upscale clients.
Pixie 9 Vintage
Hong's Trading Company
Larry Evilsizor Barber Stylist
Keryn Shipman, KDNL-TV (Channel 30)
A St. Louis barber-chair maker weathered the Depression, succumbed to Japanese competitors and adapted to changing fashion