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The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida · Page 126

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Monday, March 30, 1998
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M SL THE PALM BEACH POST MONDAY, MARCH 30, 1998 3D fashion confessions TODAY Spring break camp, 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. through Friday at the Fort Pierce Community Center, 600 N. Indian River Drive. The camp, for. children 5 through 12, will include games, movies, crafts and more, The cost is $70 per child. Daily rates are available. Call 492-1792. The Whales of Randy Knee-jerk reaction Vt ft - rtS' Puckett, exhibition and sale of sculptures to benefit the Wild Dolphin Project of Jupiter and the Sarasota Dolphin Research Program. The Whales of Randy Puckett gallery is temporarily housed at It's never, ever, ever going to go away, that baggy jean look. I've made peace with this fact. (Sometimes when it's not worn by sulky, hipless 14-year-old boys with waists the size of chopsticks and a preponderance of visible underwear I even kind of like it.) But adding a bulky sweatshirt to the mix? Tied around the waist? Like a big grunge bustle? Bad choice. the Bluffs Shopping Center, 4050 S. U.S. 1, Jupiter. The exhibit is open through Sunday. Gallery hours are 10 am.-4 p.m.; reception hours are 5-8 p.m.; Sunday reception hours are 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Call 745-5552. Jazz Combo Festival, 7 p.m. at the Duncan Theatre on the Palm Beach Community College Campus in Lake Worth. Features groups from PBCC, Florida Atlantic University and Dreyfoos School of the Arts. Admission: $5. Call 439-8141 for more information. Place Vendome: A Chronicle of Social History and Restoration, a slide-illustrated lecture and luncheon featuring Alexis Gregory, noon at the Colony Hotel Pavilion. A book-signing will follow. COMING TUESDAY B Michael Rose Orchestra, 8 p.m. Tuesdays, Eddie D'S (in Crystal Tree Plaza), 1201 U.S. 1, North Palm Beach. Jimmy Falzone, Wednesday through Saturday; Jimmy Falzone with Scotti Clements and Bobbi B., Fridays and Saturdays; Juanita Dixon, J.J. McKinney and Ed Koch, Mondays. Entertainment starts at 8 p.m. Call 626-7373. High School Big Band Jazz Festival, 7 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday in the Duncan Theatre. Features Big Bands from area high schools and PBCC. Admission: $5. Call 439-8141. Poetry readings, 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, O'Shea's Pub, Clematis Street, West Palm Beach. The Dead or Alive Poets Society invites you to read your own work or other poets' works. Admission is free. Call 833-3865. p.,. ' "mini " . I x , . , .!!- : : . t Customers begin to control the rise and fall of women s hemlines By Patricia McLaughlin Universal Press Syndicate "When I was a girl," designer Joan Vass says, "skirt lengths were dictated by the people in Paris." Dior spoke and all across the Western world, hems rose and fell. Then, in the late 1960s, designers proposed to replace short skirts with a rriidcalf hem they called the midi. Stores bought lots of them, but customers didn't. Ever since the midi debacle, designers ' have been bravely whistling past that particular graveyard by insisting that hemlines don't matter. So it raised an eyebrow or two a few months ago when designer Isaac Mizrahi told a gathering of fashion reporters: "I think everybody wants to cover the knee now; it's just something that's in the air." Everybody? Challenged, Mizrahi backed off a little bit, allowing that "There are some women who really love their knees and don't want to cover them" and won't, no matter how fashion changes. Not to mention women who really hate their knees and have been covering them all along. As one friend told me resignedly, "With knees like mine, there's no choice. Skirts have to be long." Now that we have a choice, few of us will buy clothes that make us look bad. Most women would rather wear something flattering, even if it isn't the very latest. As Vass says, "The intelligent . woman of style knows exactly what looks good on her, and that's what she wants to find in the store." But what looks good on you is only What is tencel? Does it have Q rn hp Hrv-rlpanprP LOOKING AHEAD Tencel is a man-made fiber made from wood pulp, or natural cellulose. Designers like it because it drapes and has a soft, almost suede-like texture that works for everything from jeans and khakis to floaty shirts and structured jackets. Most garments made from tencel can be machine washed. NICOLE PISCCPO MICHAEL BRYANT The Philadelphia Inquirer Designers who used to issue 'pro-nunciamen-to' on hemlines now find themselves in an awkward position: They keep an ear to the ' ground and a finger on the pulse of the customer. but she doesn't wear them anymore because they seem "kind of prim." So: When a designer says "everybody" wants to cover the knee, just what everybody is he talking about? Everybody who happens to look good in hemlines just below the knee and happens to like the way they look? Or everybody who prefers to wear whichever hemline is the latest, no matter how it looks on or to them? Whichever, it's got to be a smaller everybody than ever before. Which puts designers in a double bind: Their job is to come up with an enticing, exciting new vision of how women should dress but, as Vass says, "they had better make what women want to wear or they won't sell the stuff." This spring, she's putting her money on skirts that are either ankle-length or above the knee. Jazz Jam, 7 p.m. Thursday at Common Ground, 131 N. Second St., downtown Fort Pierce. Features Jimmy Van Go and Ossie Wright Jr. Call 460-5414. Indiantown Spring Festival, 4-10 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday at Timer Powers Park, County Road 726 (Citrus Boulevard), in Indiantown. This fourth annual family festival includes arts and crafts, blacksmith demonstration, petting zoos, live entertainment, ethnic food, local school performers. Admission is free, parking is $2. Call (561) 597-2184. half the hemline equation. What looks good to you also matters. I remember how great another friend looked 12 years ago when she was pregnant in a dress that cleared her knees. She also has straight skirts that just cover the knee from the last time they were the latest thing. They may look right to Mizrahi now, For answers to fashion questions, please call 820-4725, or write Nicole Pis-copo, The Palm Beach Post, 2751 S. Dixie Highway, : West Palm Beach, Fla. 33405. LOWEST AIR FARES CUSTOM BUILT ALL-IN-THE-EAR HEARING AID Pack up AND GO You don't have to go far to find great vacation ideas that'll get you packing. Just go to the Travel section in this Sunday's Palm Beach Post. 50 WITH THIS AO a- f 5; rx. CLEAR S0UN0-7 'Not available through managed cars prog rami. i.P ' I l T ft ' - ' " V ', PLEASE CALL 655-1722 AAA ALL BRANDS HEARING AID SERVICE Each Sunday, you'll find the lowest air fares from West Palm Beach to major U.S. and international cities in the Travel section. The Palm Beach Post keeps you posted! K r. w- 3713 S. 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