Topic “style”

By Sandi Genovese (Scripps Howard News Service)

With kids out of school for the summer, they are likely to be the subjects in many of our summer photos. It got me wondering about tips for taking better shots of children, so I spoke with two photographers who shared their secrets for taking good, child-friendly photos:

• Forget about telling children to smile. They will likely force a...

By Mary Carol Garrity (Scripps Howard News Service)

Before you give your heart to a piece of upholstered furniture, make sure it’s the real deal by asking yourself these four key questions.

1. What kind of relationship are you looking for?

The first step toward a happy match is to set some expectations for your relationship with your new furniture. Realistically,...

By Mary Carol Garrity (Scripps Howard News Service)

To embrace the blissful, mellow season of summer, I sweep through my home, gathering up winter’s rich, intricate layers and replacing them with light and breezy accents that let my rooms breathe. Giving your home a summer makeover can be as simple as weaving in a few key pieces of seasonal decor. Here are some ideas:


By Linda Simon (Bloomberg News)

“The Great Gatsby” is back, along with the glittering splendor, opulent parties, nightclubs and slinky fashions of the Roaring '20s. Tiffany & Co. is celebrating with Jazz Age jewels; Brooks Brothers has rolled out a Gatsby line of menswear. Vogue featured the movie’s star, British actress Carey Mulligan, on its cover.

In Baz...

By Becky Cairns, By Becky Wright (Standard-Examiner staff)

When Kate Middleton wore a blue wrap dress to announce her engagement to Prince William, women noticed and quickly ran out to buy one like it. When Kate marched down the aisle at Westminster Abbey, dressmakers produced knockoffs of her gown for women who wanted to look like a princess on their wedding day.

And now that the Duchess of...