Tuesday, April 22, 2003

Style Extra

UC student's designs hit bull's-eye with Target

Jennifer Daggy, the University of Cincinnati senior we told you about a few weeks ago who was a finalist in a national competition sponsored by the Council of Fashion Designers of America and Target, is a winner.

The Richmond, Ind., product development student in the College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning won a one-year paid internship with Target in Minneapolis for her design of a 15-piece line of clothing for juniors. Seventeen schools submitted students' work. Her project was a denim-based line, "Blueprints." She will begin work at Target in July.

Harmoniously suited: Jeffrey Bartlett of Bartlett Custom Clothiers, 9525 Kenwood Road, Montgomery, suited up Texas-style musical group the Derailers for their album, Genuine, which came out March 25. Bartlett designed three- and four-button Western coats with retro '60s lapels and Western yokes for the foursome. He met the group - started by Tony Villanueva and co-guitarist/singer Brian Hofeldt, originally from Portland - through their manager, Bill Thies. Information: 793-7820.

Coldwater Creek bargains: Smart shoppers and fans of Coldwater Creek at Rookwood Commons in Norwood should check out www.coldwatercreek.com for bargains. A click on the "Final Call" button will take you to sale items that start at 20 percent off. Every day, the price of an item in "Final Call" drops by $1 until it is sold. A quick check last week found a button-front leather blazer, originally $249, down to $98.99; a $149 dress for $53.99 and a $149 wool/nylon/cashmere blazer for $32.99. The downsides are limited sizes, depleted color selections and waiting too long for prices to drop and losing the item.

Diamonds at Sam's Club: Is there anything Sam's Club doesn't sell? The warehouse discounter has introduced a Regal Elegance collection of diamonds - solitaires, solitaire pendants, three-stone pendants, solitaire stud earrings, channel bands, eternity bands and wedding sets. Diamonds more than .20 carats are certified "excellent cut" by the International Gemological Institute, the world's largest independent appraisal organization, and each piece is mounted in 18-carat gold or platinum settings.

The doctor is calling: Taking a cue from the return of tie-dye, Dr. Scholl's sandals, originally introduced in 1968, have been punched up with bright colors and are being sold at Lazarus for $29.99.

Bridal showcase: Blossoms Florist in Kennedy Heights is planning its 13th bridal showcase with refreshments, prizes and wedding-related businesses 3-7 p.m. Sunday at the Harbour Club, 11460 Sebring Drive, Forest Park. Free. Information: 531-7673.

Parisian charity sale: Shoppers will be able to look for Parisian bargains and support charity 6-10 a.m. Saturday at the Kenwood Towne Centre store for the 2003 Charity Sale. Participating charities will sell $5 tickets giving shoppers a book detailing the savings of 10 percent to 50 percent available the day of the sale as well as $5 off on the first item purchased. They can also register for a $1,000 Parisian shopping spree. Charities keep the $5 from each ticket sold. Parisian's Charity Sale and Celebrate Education events raised more than $1.7 million for charitable groups in 2002.

Trotta showing: Mike and Carol Trotta, downtown, will have a Bleyle fall show 10 a.m.-5 p.m. April 30 at the store, 406 Walnut St. Information: 621-2930.

Bet on Miss Martha: Those looking to make a splash at Keeneland's last run in Lexington Friday or the Kentucky Derby in Louisville May 3 should check out the hats and accessories at Miss Martha's Dress Shop in Fort Mitchell. The "bloom" purses of straw with silk flowers that showed up last year are back, along with Timmy Woods collectible wooden horse head purses, hats, suits, even umbrellas. 2508 Dixie Highway. Information: (859) 331-7878.

Luxe lashes: According to the Greatest Celebrity Eyelashes Survey by Avon Products, Elizabeth Taylor has the greatest eyelashes, followed by Jennifer Lopez, Goldie Hawn and Ashley Judd. The study was done to highlight Avon's new Lash Designer Mascara, $6, out this month. Information: (800) 367-2866 or www.avon.com.

UC salute: In thanks for his years of mentoring, the University of Cincinnati fashion design program has named 2003 the "Year of Anthony Muto." For 26 years, the Seventh Avenue designer has served as a critic for the UC program, networked for students and arranged interviews and co-op quarters for them, according to Margie Voelker-Ferrier, coordinator of the program.

The June 7 end-of-year fashion show highlighting students' work will include a retrospective of Muto's work. He will present a $1,000 award to a UC senior for excellence in fashion design, part of a $2,000 gift to honor Muto from 1994 alumna Angie Prewitt of American Eagle Outfitters in New York.

Contact Joy Kraft by phone: 768-8467; fax: 768-8330; e-mail: jkraft@enquirer.com.

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