Style Scene: Travers Mahan men's apparel store launches open house Dec. 4
BY BRAVETTA HASSELL World Scene Writer
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
11/27/12 at 5:33 AM
Singer Taylor Swift is on Harper's Bazaar magazine's December/January cover, which hits stands Tuesday. In the cover story, the 22-year-old discusses relationships, dating, her career and other parts of her life.
Says Swift on wearing dresses: "I'm in a predicament where I can't wear a dress twice or else it's pointed out in magazines," she says. "So unfortunately I have to shop for dresses all the time.
"There's just something so feminine about a dress," she says. "Whether it's a summertime dress that makes me feel carefree, an evening cocktail dress that makes me feel fancy or a vintage dress that makes me feel like a '50s housewife - which I enjoy feeling like, for some reason - I just really like dresses."
On relationships as a source of inspiration for her music: "Some combinations of people are toxic, you know? You have to find the right one that isn't just going to explode into fiery ash and destruction.
"Despite all of that and how unpleasant it is, as a writer you get a lot from it. It's a crazy justification system. You know that guy you really wish you could erase from your memory? But then the answer is track six, eight, 12 and 13."
Swift released her fourth studio album, "Red," late last month and is already receiving acclaim from music critics.
To find the full interview with Taylor Swift, check out Harper's Bazaar's December/January issue or visit tulsaworld.com/hbtaylorswift
Bits 'n' pieces
Utopia Boutique welcomes its neighbor METALmorphis from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday at 4817 S. Peoria Ave.
Local artists Lorie Tripplehorn, Terrie Bump Gilbert and Mona Smith will each showcase their unique creative approaches to jewelry design. For more information, call 918-712-7355.
Travers Mahan men's apparel store starts its open house Dec. 4 and runs through Dec. 8 at its location at 8146 S. Lewis Ave. But its owner Travers Mahan says it's not too early to start donating to the store's food drive that will benefit John 3:16 Mission.
"They are in great need, and our goal is to collect 6,000 pounds of food this year," Mahan says. The store is currently collecting non-perishable food item donations.
Store hours are 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.
For more information, call 918-296-4100.
Jewelry designer Katy Briscoe's trunk show is set for 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday at Saks Fifth Avenue Tulsa in Utica Square.
Briscoe's jewelry has been featured in such magazines as Veranda and Redbook and been worn by such stars as Julia Stiles and others.
For more information or to schedule an appointment with Briscoe, call 918-744-0200 ext. 320.
The Yolante Custom Design and Restyle event runs through Friday at Moody's Jewelry
Designer Bruce Litwak of Yolante's collection features hundreds of settings and accent gemstones that will help shoppers customize a "one-of-a-kind" creation.
The Singer Estate Event lasts until Wednesday at Moody's Sheridan, Lewis and Utica locations.
The Singer collection features rare collections from public and private estates all over the world including Elizabeth Taylor's, John Wayne's and Cher's.
Moody's hosts the Supreme Jewelry Trunk Event from Monday to Dec. 7 at its Sheridan Avenue, Broken Arrow and Memorial Avenue locations.
Designer Jirair Kiladjian's collection features fashion and bridal designs that are influenced by his love of French design. Kiladjian, who has been a diamond setter and designer for more than 25 years, has a vision for each piece to be a work of art, Moody's says.
This event is the first time Moody's will have Kiladjian's collection in its stores.
For more information, call 918-834-3371.
Original Print Headline: Taylor Swift outs herself as a dress-aholic
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Taylor Swift is shown in the December/January issue of Harper's Bazaar. Courtesy
Local artist Terrie Bump Gilbert and others will showcase their unique creative approaches to jewelry design as Utopia Boutique welcomes its neighbor METALmorphis from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday at 4817 S. Peoria Ave. Courtesy