Dream job: To be happy! I’m a photographer, so maybe something in front of and behind the camera.
It’s about that time again for Kansas City’s annual fashion spectacle, also known as the West 18th Street Fashion Show.
Whether it is the bell bottoms from the 1970s or the edgy grunge trend of the 1990s, significant fashion periods in history have always been of interest to me.
Nobody ever accused Hollywood of being original, so it’s no wonder that so many sequels and reboots are on deck for 2013. The big question is whether any new franchises will be able to separate themselves from the pack this summer.
Fashion trends you like: Skinny ties and bow ties. I also like the way that suit jackets are being cut now with narrower lapels that make them more slim fit.
If anyone appreciates a gift with a personal touch, it’s Mom. And with Mother’s Day in two weeks, there’s still time to come up with one-of-a-kind presents for the mothers and grandmothers in your — or your child’s — life. Here are five great ideas you can find in downtown Lawrence. By Sara Shepherd
I’ve always been drawn to stylish workout clothes that I can wear to the gym because I love to exercise.
For many women, the tips of their fingers and toes aren’t simply part of a beauty routine anymore. They’re an opportunity for a fashion statement. Lawrence salons that offer nail art can do everything from metallic zebra print applications to freehand designs for any holiday. By Sara Shepherd
Sundresses, sandals, oversized sunglasses and colorful accessories instantly pop into my mind when I think of spring. By Emily Kennedy
Some may turn up their nose at thrift or second-hand stores, but little do they know that these underrated shops can be gold mines for fashion enthusiasts. By Emily Kennedy
"Modern Family." "Bones." "The Mentalist." These are three of the most popular shows on TV today, and Lawrence native and actress Annie Tedesco has appeared in all of them. Now she's landed the lead role in the new TV series "Granite Flats." By Sara Shepherd
Comedian bringing his liberal sense of humor to Topeka
For a comedian like Bill Maher, our fair — red — state has provided plenty of fodder over the years, some of which may work its way into his stand-up routine Saturday night at the Topeka Performing Arts Center. By Sara Shepherd
For Tuesday, April 9: This year others find you to be exceptionally creative and a source of many new ideas, and they often seek you out for help. Your efforts are, and will be, more valued than you realize. If you are single, you open up to new possibilities. If you are attached, honor the fact that it takes two to form and carry on a relationship.
For Monday, April 8: This year you will express yourself in an assertive and clear manner, and you’ll see excellent results. Still, you might become reclusive for short periods of time. If you are single, you could attract someone quite different. If you are attached, be on guard.
For Sunday, April 7: This year you seem to be more reserved than you have been in the past. You feel no need to act immediately on much, other than speaking your mind. If you are single, screen the people you meet with care — they might not be everything they project themselves to be. If you are attached, the two of you need to make time for each other regularly, as if you were just dating.
For Saturday, April 6: This year you assume an unusually low profile. You often might be found thinking, reading and/or researching. If you are single, you’ll want to be reserved when meeting new people. If you are attached, as a couple you’ll benefit from several weekends away from your hectic lives.
For Friday, April 5: This year you make it a point to express your feelings more often — especially your friendly, more positive ones. Others respond in kind, and they will have an easier time relating to you as a result. If you are single, you’ll do well in just about any circumstance. If you are attached, your openness will encourage greater closeness.
For Thursday, April 4: This year many of your activities surround your friends. You also focus on making a long-term goal a reality. If you are single, you could find yourself in a sizzling romance. If you are attached, sometimes you act like new lovers.
A new short film by Lawrence resident Stephen Lerner, "Esta Guitarra Vieja (This Old Guitar)," explores how objects can remind us of our heritage and ancestry. The main character of the movie, which premieres at the Lawrence Arts Center on Sunday, remembers her late father through his old guitar. By Giles Bruce