Cut Lines for May 6, 2013
This week's style roundup.
- Optix (2636 N. owner Ave.) will be reopening its boutique with a splashy trunk show. The show will feature frames from Oliver and Claire Goldsmith, walk-in eye exams and special sales.
- In the market for antique and vintage furniture? The Lake Country Antiques & Art Show can fix that. The sale kicks off Friday May 31 and lasts until June 2 at Olympia Resort & Spa (1350 Royale Mile Rd, Oconomowoc). Style bonus: there will be jewelry dealers.
- This weekend Luci Boutique(532 N. Water St.) is having a buy-one-get-one 50 percent off sale on dresses. If you're on a spree, the third dress is $25. All blouses and tops are 50 percent off as well.
- The warehouse collapse in Bangladesh, which killed more than 400 workers, is still on the minds of many, and some are now wondering about the impact Western shoppers can have on tragedy like this. BuzzFeed's Amy Odell writes "How Your Addiction to Fast Fashion Kills," in which she interviews Elizabeth Cline, who's new book Overdressed: The Shockingly High Price of Cheap Fashion, exposes the fashion industry's use of cheap labor in countries like Bangladesh, where working conditions are often hazardous. Her solution? Buy clothes made in the U.S. Also of note: Cline's website also has a list of stores whose products are produced here.
- Remember that Alber Elbaz and Lancome makeup collaboration I wrote about last week? It's here and Bella Sugar has the photos.