October/November 2016
    the be stylish issue
 
Celebrate your own style

What a person chooses to wear says a lot about them. Are they daring? Reserved? Eccentric? Or do they prefer to just stay comfortable? Do they change things out periodically, ke...


Revamping the looks of decades past

There are many different ways to make your wardrobe stand out from the crowd. Perhaps one of the easiest and most underutilized ways to do this is by incorporating vintage cloth...


Be persistent: A lesson from America's Next Top Model contestant Victoria Henley

"It was a whirlwind," Victoria Henley said of her experience on America's Next Top Model.

A model from the beginning, Henley got her start in ads as a baby. When she got ...


Dream big, cheer big

Jordan's rookie season as a Minnesota Vikings Cheerleader was the football team's last season playing in TCF Bank Stadium.

In the Vikings final game, a playoff loss to the...


Spooktacular Halloween food and fun

Fall is my favorite time of the year. The turning leaves and the smell in the air mean that my favorite holiday, Halloween, will soon be here. I am not sure where my obsession s...


Lending a helping paw:

Humans can't choose their relatives, generally speaking, but they can pick their pets. And when they do, those beloved non-humans regularly receive inner-family-circle status. P...


Building, caring & feeding your main wardrobe

Everyone should know how to procure and take care of their own clothes. It's one of life's most useful skills -- and there's equal opportunity in shopping and cleaning.

W...


The C-word:

Deb Bernhardt discovered something unusual while showering. Her chest had a raised area that felt weird to the touch. Since it soft, her physician wasn't immediately concerned; ...


Organic food detective

Organic food has become a big part of the health craze in the past few years. With medical problems related to diet becoming more prevalent, many are eager to make a change and ...


Calling all quilters from near and far!

Bismarck's biennial Capital Quiltfest will be taking place November 4th through the 6th at the Ramada Bismarck Hotel and Conference Center. Whether you are an experienced quilt...


Help! I have a nitpicking mother-in-law

My mother-in-law has a habit of nitpicking. Everything I do (including how I dress, how I raise my kids and how I cook) seems to upset her. She always thinks she could have ...


Try this stylish reading selection on for size

Nine Women, One Dress

By Jane L. Rosen

New York: Doubleday (2016)

The "it" dress of the season is the link between the female characters featur...


"Sing Street" brings the 80s style back to the forefront

I stood in the first floor girls' bathroom, eyes covered, holding my breath as two other sophomores valiantly attempted to tease and spray my bangs into appropriate shape. Alas,...