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Standing in the middle of an audience of St. Louisians, chatting amongst themselves as they awaited Cake's entrance, I saw a group of people dressed as they would dress to collect produce and diapers at Schnucks or go out with their friends to Imo's. LouFest is certainly not a style icon festival. The family-friendly environment and loved-by-all-ages music doesn't promote the "What to Wear" guides of Coachella or the black light paint and pony bead arm candy of Electric Daisy Carnival. Yet, as I looked closer at the individual festival goers, St. Louis' oft-overlooked impressiveness came out. In St. Louis, one sometimes needs to look just a little closer to find the gems this city offers, and just so, when I looked a little closer, I found the gems of LouFest. These St. Louisans showed up in outfits meant to impress and with items that enhanced their festival experiences.
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St. Louis Fashion Week showcases unique outfits and trendy clothing designs from top designers both in St. Louis and from around the United States. People don outfits worthy of the front page of Vogue as they spy the au courant outfits on the runway. A particular item that doesn't get as much spotlight this week, although it usually does in the fashion world, is the accessory. Necklaces, shoes, even socks, are embellishments to the dresses, skirts, pants, and shirts worn by the masses that can make an outfit come together or pop beyond its own capacity. Here are some of the accessories of fashion week which the fabric-focused observer may have missed.
People don't look up enough. There are a lot of great things over our heads, but sometimes we're too focused on getting to the next thing, or what happened in the past. We're looking forward, trying to push our way through a crowd of people, or planning what we're going to do tomorrow; or we look behind, motioning to our friends to catch up, or dwelling on what we said to someone a few days ago. But when we just stop and look up, we see amazing things. Like this ceiling at the Fabulous Fox Theater. While everyone in the lobby rushed to their seats or scanned the crowds to their left and right to see if they could spot Phyllis from the Office, Miss Missouri (both judges), or one of the competitors in the Teen Talent Competition, I stopped for a moment and looked up. It was worth it.