CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Once a symbol of prosperity, wedding cakes embellished with bright white royal icing are giving way to colors, textures and themes unimaginable to brides of years gone by. As a result, area bakers are increasingly pushed to their creative limits to fulfill the wedding cak…

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Former Mountaineer football players Rasheed Marshall and Quincy Wilson were just two of more than 100 models who showcased fashions from 20 different local and national retailers during the 33rd annual West Virginia University Mountaineer Athletic Club Classic Fashion Show.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — It’s hard to miss effortless elegance and luxe fabrics with an attention to detail on a fresh color palette of green, ivory and Carolina melon — a signature hue. Or classic silhouettes and covered buttons down the back.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Putting their best fashion foot forward to benefit those less fortunate, some of the top retailers in the Kanawha Valley will be featured in the 25th annual Friends of Sojourner’s Style Show, set for 11:30 a.m. Saturday at the Woman’s Club of Charleston, 1600 Virginia St.…

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The first ArtWalk of 2015 takes place Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. at participating galleries, studios and businesses throughout downtown Charleston.

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Taylor Books will host a reading and book signing of Miles Dean’s latest book of poetry, “New River Reflections,” Saturday beginning at 5 p.m. The book works to capture West Virginia’s great beauty and the tragedy of the legacy being left for future generations, including the results of stri…

A Beckley-based bridal, prom and formal wear business opened a new store in the Charleston Town Center on Valentine’s Day, hoping to fill a void after the departure of several teen and women’s fashion stores.

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Attendees of this year’s Carnaval will be transported to an earlier age when the spirited sounds of jazz music filled the streets, speakeasies peddled illegal beverages and flappers were the latest fashion icons.

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The ballroom at the University of Charleston will be transformed into a Greek temple for the West Virginia Symphony League fashion show Feb. 5, as more than 60 Charleston-area models, 30 retailers and 30 volunteers come together for “Fashion at the Apollo.”

On Nov. 22, Charleston Town Center and the Recycling Coalition of West Virginia held the 12th annual Re-Fashion Show. People of all ages were eligible to participate to win mall gift certificates. The event was held in honor of America Recycles Day, which was Nov. 15.

At 65, Ivor Sheff, owner of the downtown Charleston niche boutique Ivor’s Trunk, is ready for retirement — but he has plans for his store to continue to serve Charleston, and maybe expand after he steps aside.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Recyclers and upcyclers across the Mountain State are busy exercising their creative powers in anticipation of Recycling Coalition of West Virginia’s 12th annual Re-Fashion Show at 1 p.m. Saturday in Macy’s Court at Charleston Town Center Mall. Registration begins at 11 a.m.

“The greatest gift my grandmother gave me was to teach me how to sew,” said wearable artist and domestic violence survivor Marie Grant, of Charleston.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — It’s football season at last, and bleachers are now trumping beaches as the best place to socialize on the weekend. For some fashionistas, it’s not whether you win or lose, it’s how you look going to the game that really counts.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Labor Day marks the unofficial end of summer for most people. School is back in session, the pools have closed and soon enough we’ll begin to see leaves changing and feel the first brisk of cool air.

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Funerals for Sunday, November 17, 2019

Ellis, Walter - 1 p.m., West Logan Missionary Baptist Church.

Evans, Robert - 2 p.m., Koontz Funeral Home, Hamlin.

Hess, Steven - 6 p.m., Grace Church of the Nazarene, South Charleston.

Holmes, Buddy - 2 p.m., Elizabeth Baptist Church, Charleston.

Jeffrey Jr., Algie - 2 p.m., Stevens Chapel Methodist Church, Lake.

Mace, Elma - 2 p.m., Stump Funeral Home & Cremation Inc., Arnoldsburg.

Meadows II, Richard - 2 p.m., Central Christian Church, Huntington.

Messinger, John - 2 p.m., Davis Funeral Home, Clarksburg.

Reynolds, Gladys - 1 p.m., Taylor-Vandale Funeral Home, Spencer.

Smith, Rosie - 2 p.m., Morris Funeral Home, Cowen.

Sykes, Teresa - 2 p.m., Winfield Church of the Nazarene.