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Name: Erin Kent, 48. Who she is: Interior designer, owner of Erin Kent Interiors, which she launched in 2011. Previously worked at Bassett home furnishings and Schuele Paint Co. Board member of the Interior Design Association of Western New York. Involved in past Buffalo Home Shows and Decorators’ Show Houses. Residents of North Tonawanda, she and her husband, Scott, ha…

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Mark Maidment shares this story hesitantly, as if he doesn’t want to admit aloud that someone would do this. During a meeting at Buffalo’s New Era Cap Co., where he is a senior executive, someone in the room pointed to a 59Fifty. That, in case you didn’t know (and don’t feel bad, because apparently many consumers didn’t know) is the cap. The 59Fifty is New Era’s signatu…

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Name: Brian J. Straka, 25. What he does: Director of Portfolio Recruitment & Selection, 43North, which runs an annual startup competition to attract new companies to the Buffalo Niagara region. The Western New York native graduated from Kenmore West High School in 2010 and Canisius College in 2014 with degrees in management, marketing and entrepreneurship. He has be…

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Name: Ali Eagen, 33. Who she is: Owner/designer, made by anatomy (all lowercase), which specializes in custom-designed and reconstructed wedding dresses. She shares studio space at Hotel at the Lafayette with photographer Erica Eichelkraut Zilbauer, of City Lights Studio. She and Zilbauer also run Buffalo Indie Weddings, which Eagen described as “a local bridal organiza…

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Name: Nellie Gardner, 60. Who she is: Horticulturist at Frank Lloyd Wright’s Darwin Martin House Complex, where she manages the landscape, assists in programming, and educates and coordinates “an amazing group of volunteers.” She is spearheading the landscape restoration at Graycliff, the Wright-designed Martins’ former lakeshore summer home. A gardening consultant, lec…

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Name: Tyra Johnson, 42. Who she is: Mother of 3-year-old Kyra, whose name is a combination of her own (Tyra) and that of her husband, Kelvin Hux (the “K”). Founder/owner of Blue Sky Design Supply, 978 Elmwood Ave., which specializes in sustainable interior finishes including Annie Sloan Chalk Paint and lifestyle products such as bamboo utensils and cleaning products. Th…

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Name: Stacey Moscato, 36. Who she is: Mother of 8-year-old Vincent. Owner of Peek-A-Boo Baby Boutique, 1446 Hertel Ave., specializing in new and “previously loved” baby and kids’ clothing up to size 8 ‑ as well as toys and accessories. What she’s wearing: Ripped, high-waisted black jeans from Urban Outfitters. Black tank (knotted at the waist) and mustard cardigan  –…

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So the royal wedding is over. I watched the ceremony, wishing I had thought to buy some marmalade to enjoy with toast and a cup of tea (rather than my usual mug of coffee). Now, a few days later, I can't stop thinking about the 19-year-old cellist – for two reasons. First, I love the cello ‑ our daughter plays it ‑ and the performance by the young man people call a “cel…

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Tailors speak a universal language of chalk, tape, pleats and pins. When Jon Eisenberg, 32, and Joseph Stocker, 35, wanted to hire a tailor for Bureau, their men's apparel shop on Elmwood Avenue, the staff at the International Institute of Buffalo suggested an Iraqi refugee from Syria – who happened to be a tailor. Abbas Abbas, 57, was a third-generation tailor from …

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 …