The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on October 19, 1996 · Page 4
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The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas · Page 4

Salina, Kansas
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Saturday, October 19, 1996
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SATURDAY. OCTOBER 19, 1996 FASHION THE SALINA JOURNAL T AFTER A FASHION a BIT of a lesson BRIEFLY PATRICIA MCLAUGHLIN Universal Press Syndicate Some sharp dressers care about fashion; others care about style The new Kenneth Cole catalog came in mid-August and turned out to contain a great pair of shoes: wonderful*• ly shaped, emphatically flat- heeled, with a broad toe and a high-ish vamp. They looked a little bit medieval and a little bit like my grandfather's bedroom slippers. Something about them reminded me of my friend Janet, so when she was over the next day I said, "You have to see these shoes." "Yes!" she said. "I've been looking for them at all the Kenneth Cole outlets." I flipped a few more pages to my other favorite pair, crocodile-printed black velvet loafers with silver bits across the vamps. "Eeeeeuuuw," she said. "So old- ladyish." "Too Gucci for you?" I guessed. Janet is a graphic designer/photographer/filmmaker. She likes clothes, and has a strong, consistent sense of what colors and shapes she wants them to be — a sense of personal style, you could say. Last year, Gucci's young American designer Tom Ford produced a sharp, 1970s-influenced collection that was wildly successful and revived the label's floundering cachet. Ford's prescient eye for line and color and texture — his sense of style — made Gucci hot again, which revived the currency of the signature bridle bit from the vamp of the Gucci loafer, so this fall it's being knocked off on shoes, bags, headbands, bracelets, everything. It's a fashion trend. The conventional wisdom is that people who care about style are stylish and people who care about fashion are mindless sheep looking to be led, but that's simplistic. Back in August, Janet didn't know knock-off Gucci bits were a fashion trend, and probably wouldn't've cared if she had: She's not interested in wearing what everybody else has on. So her instant distaste must've been a reaction to the last time Gucci loafers were a status symbol, in the 1970s, and to the way their bridle bits were knocked off V IN THE HOME Fashion gets case of spotted fever Dalmations are being used to sell everything from cars to dishwashers to banks to magazine subscriptions. What makes this breed an advertiser's best friend? Advertising execs say the black-and-white canines are appealing symbols of strength, loyalty and bravery. The right skirt is a long skirt NEW YORK — At a time when pants are dominating fashion, a skirt can look downright dowdy unless it's long and slim — long meaning any length from the bottom of the calf to the ankle. These lengths look best with a fitted jacket or skinny sweater, hosiery in a matching color and clunky shoes or boots.* Houndstooth tights big in ladies' legwear In hosiery and other legwear, sedate menswear patterns have enlarged in scale. Oversized houndstooth checks are leading the pack, with newsy, graphic plaids and argyles following- Cool, '60s fashion is returning. From Wire Service Reports Universal Press Gucci's signature bridle bits are brought back to life this year by young designer Tom Ford's forward- looking sense of style. You'll see them on shoes, handbags and bracelets. through the 1980s on the sensible suit shoes so many women wore with their navy blue success suits. They started out snooty (it's no accident that the bridle bit was borrowed from an expensive pastime like riding instead of, say, bowling) and ended up boring. Fashion and style play musical chairs: Once other designers hopped on his '70s bandwagon, the slinky, narrow, hip-slung style Ford had championed became the fashion. But once something becomes the fashion, and you start to see it everywhere, you can start to like it for its line and color — its style. Or not. It's a tribal thing in France My friend Sandy, who gets to Paris pretty often and sees mostly French people while she's there, says every time there's some/thing new — a kind of handbag, a way of tying a scarf, a style of sunglasses — that virtually every Parisian woman seems to be wearing. It's "the latest thing." Wanting it, I think, is only secondarily about whether or not it's pretty; it's mostly about wanting to belong, to participate in your time, to be part of the moment. It's almost tribal, which may be one reason fashion continues to thrive in France, where most people are French, and is having a harder time here, where there are so many tribes and subtribes and tribelets. We're so pluralist — so multicultural, multireligious, multiethnic, multipolitical, multigenerational, multimusical — that there's little chance anymore of all of us arriving at a consensus on how we all want to look at any given moment, or even which moment we want to be part of. It doesn't mean we've lost interest in style, only that we don't all want to wear the same style at the same time anymore. Hot sock wrap soothes achy body With two months left till Christ- jnas, now is the time to start making holiday gifts. Gifts that have a .purpose and serve ;a need often are •more appreciated .than those that collect dust. ; Just about everyone has had an aching neck, jaching back or cold feet during •the winter. An .aching neck or back may be a per- )sonal problem and only affects others :if your mood re- Sects how you •feel. But cold feet * •jean have a direct effect on the oth- ^er person who crawls in bed with you on a cold winter night. MARY LOU ODLE KSU-Saline County Extension Agent- Family and Consumer Sciences In great-grandma's day, she warmed a brick to put between the sheets. Today there is a much simpler way to get those cold sheets warm or to warm an aching body. A hot sock wrap takes little or no sewing skill and costs only a couple of dollars. Purchase a pair of men's large tube socks. Fill one sock with IVi pounds of uncooked rice. Use regular rice, not instant. Tie a knot in the top or sew that sock closed. Slip the second tube sock over the filled sock. Hand- sew the top closed if you wish. Attach a six-inch ribbon loop to the top of the outside sock so the heat wrap can be hung when not is use. To use a sock heat wrap on your body or to warm a cold bed, microwave the wrap on high for two to three minutes. Then position the wrap around your achy spots and relax. Warming the sock wrap and placing it between the sheets can provide your feet a cozy spot to rest. Always test the hbt sock wrap with your hand before draping around your body to be certain it isn't too hot. Be particularly careful if using this on a child, and heat the rice for only one minute. The hot sock wrap is great for those times when you come in the house and your feet are cold. Heat the sock wrap and rest your feet on it and enjoy the warmth. After many warmings in the microwave, the rice will begin to deteriorate. If you detect a burned smell or if you can tell by feel that the rice is breaking down, empty the sock and discard the rice. Wash socks and refill. The outer sock can be easily removed and washed as it gets dirty. ' Mon.-Sat. 6 ain-2 pin Breakfast Specials Lunch Specials, The Only Downtown Restaurant with..I ii HELP US HELP OUR KIDS \t We're rounding up boots, hats, gloves, coats, other clean used winter clothing and school supplies, to distribute to children at Sunset Elementary School who are in need. We urge you to deliver any winter apparel in good condition, and/or school supplies to... 600 S. Santa Fe sponsored by THE BANK OF TESCOTT 600 S. Santa Fe 825-1621 CONNECTION i Division of USA, /nc. Shoes ^ Clothing 7 Equipment 1915 S.Ohio 825-6247 Easy Access I Location On South Ohio- Salina Sports Connection OHIO Shop & Compare Price & Quality Just South of the Stop Light on Cloud & Ohio. First United Methodist Church 122 North 8 th / Salina, KS 825-0228 presents Rev. Brian Bauknight October 20-22, 1996 Schedule of McAdams Spiritual Life Mission Sunday, October 20, 1996 - Services with Rev. Brian Bauknight preaching 8:30 am & 10:50 Worship - The Encouraging Word 6:00 pm Youth discussion with Brian 7:00 pm Worship & Praise Service - Standing on the Promises Fellowship & Refreshment time to follow Worship Monday, October 21, 1996 7:00 am Prayer Breakfast at the Church 10:00 am Bible Study on the Story of Moses 12:00 noon Brown bag lunch discussion, Right on the Money. 7:00 pm Worship & Praise Service - The Great Walk Rev. Brian Bauknight preaching Fellowship & Refreshment time to follow Worship Tuesday, October 22, 1996 7:00 am Prayer Breakfast 10:00 am Bible Study on the Story of Moses 7:00 pm Worship & Praise Service - More Than Chicken Soup Rev. Brian Bauknight preaching Fellowship & Refreshment time to follow Worship Nursery available at all events except Prayer breakfasts. Physical accessibility by using the south entrance and the elevator. Worship services in sanctuary. Breakfasts and brown bag lunch in East Fellowship Hall. Bible Study in West Fellowship Hall. Fellowship times in West Fellowship Hall. PRODUCT SERVICES #1 Service Unit In The Nation 18O9 South Broadway, Salina END-OF-SEASON CLEARANCE! LOW PRICES ON... Riding and Push Mowers, Digital Satellite Dishes, Grills, Edgers, Gas and Electric Blowers, Vacuum Cleaners, Shop Vacs, Chain Saws AND MOREI Ultra Plus Detergent w/BJeach*...$4,99 Reg. $11.99 » "While Supplies Last _ Refurbished Vacuum Cleaners, Microwaves, Reconditioned Power Tools, Electric Tools, Drills, Sanders, Jig Saws, Pad Sanders, Skill Saws, Disc Grinders, Buffers and More... Take An AtUHIonal 10% OH Reconditioned Hand Tfcote SPECIAL BUYS...Satellite Dishes, Gas Edgers, Gas Weed Eaters, Microwaves, Dehumldlflers ONE ONLY,.. 1 Electric Chipper Shredder • 1 Pressure Washer 1 Stack Washer and Dryer • 1 Refrigerator SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19 ONLY! 8:00am-5:00pm Stop In at 18O9 S. Broadway! line When you need to know* 825-6OOO Using a touch-tone phone, col Community Line at 825-6000, Then, enter one of the 4-digi, categories listed below. /*- CATEGORY MENU 1000 «• ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT Salina & Region (ARTS)2787 •r ADVENTURE/TRIVIA GAMES Adventure Arcade 6942 Outer Space Adventures 6872 Ghost Hunters 6874 Treasure Seekers.,.^ i . 6875 Wizard^ TheWt Trivia Interaci Entertairt Sports Histoi Really' Really Newspaj Weekly Expert Trivia 6941 ...6865 1050'. 5984. T.....5466 -- COMEDY Joke of the Salina KS Wesleyan Brown Mackie, •r EMPj Job Tal *• FINANCIAL Commodities Hodine 9270, Stock Qu^^^^te^^w-- 9000, Stock ; NYSE AMEX OTC Bond Precious Mei Wall Mutui 10 Most r .6736 ...6739 «- HOROSCOPES Aquarius 6850, Aries 6851- Taurus 6852 Gemini 6853 Cancer 6854 L Leo ' 6855; Sagittarius 6859 Capricorn 6860 Pisces 6861 Today's Birthday , 6862' *• MOVII Top 10 Movie Grosses 6918 , Top lOTelevision Shows 6917 > Top 10 Records 6927 WTomghtdggBil^. 6973 Cable "^fflHPBBk" 6972 ' Movie HH^KT.....HHk.6928' Opini< Salina Headli National World News Current Events •r RELIGION Daily D Local A11M; Anothl AsTh. Bold& Days of General Hospi Loving Melrose Place. One Life to The Gui] Young 90210! Soap 9 SkiHoS Lake Infi Sports Updafl Major League Baseball ........ NFL Football Scorecard NHL Hockey Scorecard ..... NBA Basketball Scorecard.. College Sports Scorecard.... <r ( WEATHER ................... ...7772 .7729, ...6785 ...6790: ...0927^

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