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Hundreds of gowns were donated Saturday during a Colvin Cleaners Gowns for Prom drive at Reeds Jenss locations. The drive was held to collect more gowns for the 13th annual Gowns for Prom Program, which is also supported by the Allstate Foundation and KISS 98.5. The goal is to provide a cleaned and tailored gown to every girl in Western New York who otherwise could not …

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Another New York Fashion Week has come and gone, with no shortage of buzz surrounding it. Some designers have left the New York lineup to show their collections in Paris. Others chose not to stage a traditional runway show at all, opting instead – as Vogue pointed out – to present their collections in “pleasant, Instagram-friendly” environments. Carolina Herrera, who…

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Designers recently unveiled their collections for autumn/winter 2018 in New York. The official schedule included more than 100 shows, with 15 to 18 presentations squeezed in on the busiest days. Here, we highlight some of the top trends.

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Is your bedroom nicely 'layered? Are you thinking about building a 'microshelter'? Here is an A-Z guide of words you should know from the fashion, decorating and gardening worlds. Accent wall: A wall that is different than the other walls in the room, to add drama, help define a space, etc. It might be painted a different color or covered in wallpaper. Burnout: A …

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Like many of her nursing colleagues, Pat Paolucci loves wearing her colorful print scrubs while tending to young  patients at John R. Oishei Children's Hospital. Pediatric patients especially love to see Mickey Mouse, Santa Claus, other favorite characters and seasonal-themed prints that the nurses wear. The designs calm, cheer and sometimes become a talking point. The …

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It’s winter. It’s cold. For many, it’s turtleneck time. “I’m a turtleneck kind of person,” said Vania Escauriza, 37, a Buffalo-based designer who runs Vania & David, 1007 Elmwood Ave., along with her husband David Martinez. For others, it’s never turtleneck time. “I never wear them. Neither do my friends. My mom wears them, and my older aunts wear them,” said …

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Danahy's, a 92-year-old local clothing retailer, has moved to a new location. After 20 years in the Northtown Plaza, the women's clothing store has moved to the Piccadilly Plaza, 3206 Sheridan Drive in Amherst between North Bailey Avenue and Sheridan Drive. Opened in 1925, Danahy's spent 72 years on Delaware Avenue before moving to the Northtown Plaza in 1996.

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Hey, LuLaRoe lovers. And haters. I’d say hello to the people in between, but they don’t seem to exist. Either you’re obsessed with the super-soft, quirkily patterned clothing or you consider it “overpriced junk.” (And yes, that’s a direct quote from more than one person I polled about the brand). Some of you never had a chance to pick a side, because you were too …

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With the first frost advisory behind us, thoughts turn to pulling out the sweaters. Or, perhaps better still, shopping for new ones. This fall, it shouldn’t be too difficult to land one or two sweaters that look nothing like the ones you already have in your closet. You’ll see sweaters with wrap designs. Sweaters with V-neck backs accented with ribbon ties. Pullovers…

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The timing couldn’t have been better. While at the hair salon recently, I noticed that the woman sitting in the chair next to me was looking at a page in People magazine filled with photographs of red boots – and several celebrities wearing them. Just then, a woman walked around a corner of the salon wearing a pair of rain boots. Knee-high, shiny and very much red. O…

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Black is getting some competition from brown and navy as go-to neutrals this fall. But what if your wardrobe is already filled with black pants, jackets, leggings, tops, dresses and shoes – all in good shape? You can still freshen up your look for the cold months ahead by adding some new colors to your existing wardrobe: bright blue, soft pink, cabernet, lilac, hot pink…

New York Fashion Week is over, and fashion writers and bloggers have reported on hemlines, hues and the hottest collections for Spring 2018. But we don’t want to forget about the headgear and hats – from the sporty to the costume-like. Shown here: a selection from the New York collections, which ended earlier this month.       …

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There are styles one can always count on seeing on the red carpets, and Sunday’s 69th annual Primetime Emmy Awards were no exception. Low-plunging necklines? Check. A few colorful tuxes? Check. Black, red and white glamorous gowns? Check. Check. Check. Fashion-watchers had more to take in, however, as the stars arrived for the big night. A few not-to-be-…

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Chunky turtlenecks and puffer coats may not be on your mind, but it’s never too early to look ahead to the fall fashion season. We picked five trends that are showing up in women’s clothing that is available now or will be in the coming weeks and months. These trends were also spotted on runways last February when designers unveiled their Fall/Winter 2017-18 collections du…