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Buffalo Magazine: Style

With the merriest of holidays just around the corner, it’s time to think about what the well-dressed tree will be wearing this year. Since few have the inclination — or the budget — to start from scratch every year, trimming a spectacular tree is a matter of melding the traditional with the fresh…while trying not to break the bank. You can create a tree that will truly …

Buffalo Magazine: Style

New classics Once you’ve reached a certain age, you want classic pieces that will last but are on-trend. Enter Annarlette (3959 Main St., Amherst), a new boutique in Snyder with a carefully curated selection of quality pieces: cozy cashmere plaid wraps; classic white shirts with beautiful, understated detailing; fun satiny pants; beautifully-cut party dresses. “It’s el…

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Boudoir studios have cropped up across WNY, and women are striking a (sometimes scantily-clad) pose. Some say they are also shedding their insecurities. Lindsay Kozyra, a 31-year-old mother of two young boys, recently posed for boudoir shots. “It was such a great confidence boost and so empowering for me,” said Kozyra. She said she was nervous at first, mostly because s…

Buffalo Magazine: Style

Wedding planning was once a simpler task. Decisions were limited to relatively easy things, like choosing an accent color, a reception spot, and whether to serve chicken or beef. But in recent years, brides have begun personalizing their event to the tiniest degree. There’s also been a notable increase in the number of grooms providing input. Often, the choices a couple…

Buffalo Magazine: Style

When I left for college in 1983, my mother bought me a reversible comforter from Sears with matching pillow shams and a bed skirt. I was the Martha Stewart of my residence hall. Somehow, my fellow co-eds and I all managed to get by without custom window treatments, matching accent rugs and pomegranate room scents. But today’s dorm decorating means business. Big busin…

Buffalo Magazine: Style

There aren’t many relationships that begin with a shampoo. On a busy Friday afternoon at a local salon, snippets of conversation between hairstylists and clients go something like this: “I need a change.” “My husband is cheating on me.” “I’m so down in the dumps.” “I’m looking for new job.” “My daughter just got the lead in the musical.” Vignettes and life stories. W…

Buffalo Magazine: Shopping

We know that shopping locally keeps retail dollars in the community. But now more than ever, shopping independently-owned boutiques also supports local creative people whose lines of jewelry, clothing and accessories are offered there. Fortunately for WNY shoppers, the word “boutique” doesn’t necessarily mean “expensive.” So whether you’re searching for formalwear, gift…

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Approximately 7,500 WNY couples are expected to say, “I do” this year. And whereas weddings in the not-so-distant past were pretty formulaic, today it’s all about making things unique — right down to the last detail. Local entrepreneurs have responded; small businesses are popping up to meet new trends in the local wedding market (and beyond). Here are three that are quick…

Buffalo Magazine: Style

Hair. It’s literally top of mind for all of us — in some way or other. Especially women. And, whether we like it or not, what we do with our hair says something about us (and by it we are judged). Throughout my adult life, with both my hair and in many other areas, I have embraced change, and had lots of fun. I’m contradictory about the subject. I admit I fluctuate b…

Buffalo Magazine: Shopping

You see it every Sunday — Buffalo fans wearing jerseys, hats and T-shirts to cheer on the team. Wouldn’t it be great if that same gear could also help a family in need? That’s the idea behind 26Shirts, a charitable initiative founded last fall by Del Reid of Kenmore. Every two weeks, 26Shirts debuts a new limited edition, Buffalo sports themed shirt, and all proceeds be…

Buffalo Magazine: Style

Too tight. Too loose. Too long. Too short. Size four in one store. Size eight in another store. It’s a sizing conundrum, a retail maze without an exit. Picture this: you are desperate for a new pair of skinny jeans — that perfect pair that hugs your hips and lifts your butt without being too tight. You walk into Gap, where you have always worn a size 8, but the size 8 j…