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Buffalo Magazine: Style

Looking at Buffalo’s cultural offerings as a whole can be overwhelming. Depending on the season, options range from rock concerts to touring Broadway productions to outdoor performances of Shakespeare. Galleries range from bastions for local, contemporary artists to those hosting the modern works of Jackson Pollock. Orchestras perform blocks away from jazz quartets; han…

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Colleen Seminara Colleen Seminara was born and raised in the Queen City. Since 1989, she has been an active member of the Junior League of Buffalo, the local branch of one of the oldest and largest women’s volunteer organizations in the world. She is now the organization’s president. A graduate of Canisius College, Seminara went on to receive a master’s degree from Buf…

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Nestled just behind Millionaire’s Row, this Colonial Revival-style home reflects the owner’s love of animals — from the elephant and tiger-patterned sofa that sits in the den to the realistic squirrels that run up the wall of the conservatory. With a style that owner Frances Morrison describes as “used but comfortable,” the home’s furnishings include many re-upholstered…

Buffalo Magazine: Style

It wasn’t long ago that personal stylists were only for the rich and famous. Now, with online styling services like Stitch Fix, Trunk Club or Rent the Runway, even those on a limited budget can dress like a star. Rent the Runway A perfect solution for those like Michelle Walker of Amherst who hate to shop, Rent the Runway gives access to more than 350 designers and thous…

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For some savvy shoppers, the secret to having a killer wardrobe is shopping consignment. But these aren’t your grandmother’s thrift stores. Call it “curated” consignment. While some consignment stores accept most items, as long as they’re not ripped or stained, curated consignment stores go a step further, taking only higher-end brands in current styles. Plus many of th…

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The days of nervously walking up to someone at her locker and asking her to prom are over. If the invite doesn’t involve billboards, bright lights, hundreds of balloons or the whole cheerleading squad, it practically doesn’t count. These public displays of attention have an actual name: promposals. Elaborate plans to secure a prom date have become so over-the-top that d…

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The devil is in the details, and anyone who’s ever been married knows the pressure to make every detail perfect. With so many elements to consider, couples can soon get overwhelmed; cue the behind-the-scenes experts who know exactly what it takes to create a perfect day – and a lasting impression. Recently, Buffalo Magazine sat down with three local wedding experts; eac…

Buffalo Magazine: Style

According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, more than 15 million cosmetic procedures were performed in 2014, a number that’s grown by 111 percent since 2000. These include surgical procedures (like face lifts and liposuction) and non-surgical procedures (like Botox, chemical peels, fillers and laser hair removal). Dr. David Sherris of the Clinic of Facial Pla…

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It may seem easy to hit the big box stores to knock out your long holiday shopping list, but why not take some time to slow down and shop local? Not only do your dollars stay close to home, it’s also fun to explore shops for unique items you won’t find elsewhere. Here are some of our favorite things — all sold locally — that will please everyone on your list this holida…

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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 …

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…