June SuperSix: Summer is finally here!

By Kelly Hockenberry, Columnist, The Times It’s summer, it’s summer, it’s summer….HOORAY! OK, I realize that technically it’s not summer until Thursday, June 21st at 6:07am, but as far as I’m concerned, it’s here! A change in the season calls for a few new items for your wardrobe, right? Luckily, I have a Summer Super Six to provide a little inspiration. Here we go… ...

Super Six: March roars in like a lion

By Kelly Hockenberry, Columnist, The Times Well, March lived up to its reputation of coming in like a lion! I feel very, very fortunate to have electricity right now. What a mess! I’m assuming that a lot of you are probably reading my article on your phone, so I am determined to make this Super Six worth your while. My birthday also happens to fall at the end of the month…so, it’s a wishlist,...

Fashion and gun control

By Kelly Hockenberry, Columnist, The Times Well, it’s safe to say that the Gucci Fall 2018 Runway show was a tad bizarre this year. Creative director, Alessandro Michele, in a post show press conference, said the collection was a nod to the way people are “undergoing self-regeneration through the powers of tech, Hollywood, Instagram, and Gucci.” (see full Vogue article here http://bit.ly/2FuZc0E)...

Alexa, dress me

By Kelly Hockenberry, Columnist, The Times I have an embarrassing confession. (How many times have I revealed pieces of myself to you, the reader? Countless. Yet, I still manage to show my face in public.) In high school, I kept a clothes diary. Yep, I did (vapid as it may seem). An elaborate, daily log of what I wore (including accessories) so as not to repeat for as long as possible. I had an...

A ‘Blush and Bashful’ Super Six for January

By Kelly Hockenberry, Columnist, The Times Whelp. All that posturing about writing meaningful content in the new year is on hold. Because, after conferencing with friends, it seems that most people hold my fashion picks in higher regard than my opinions on life. (sigh). Am I not as profound as I think I am? Alas, I do love the excuse to shop in the name of journalism. So, I’m kicking off 2018...

SuperSix: The holiday rush is officially ON!

By Kelly Hockenberry, Columnist, The Times Hello November! Once Halloween is over, the insane rush to the holiday season is ON. Since it’s time for my monthly Super Six, I figured we may as well jump on the bandwagon. After all, Walmart has the entire back of the store chock full of faux Christmas trees and inflatable snowmen. No time like the present to focus on some (pretty awesome) presents… Ready? UGG...

NY Fashion Week in review

By Kelly Hockenberry, Columnist, The Times A HUGE perk of working for Social Stylate (a full service creative marketing boutique, click here for more information : www.socialstylate.com) is being to attend some of the shows during New York Fashion Week. For those of you who may be unfamiliar, NYFW is basically a fashionista’s World Series/US Open/Kentucky Derby/SuperBowl all rolled into seven...

Shopping in an age of instant gratification

By Kelly Hockenberry, Columnist, The Times The art of shopping has changed, changed, changed, my friends. Most say for the better, but I’m not convinced. It all seems too easy. There’s no “thrill of the hunt” anymore. Remember when we were kids and you waited, ever so patiently, for your mom to take you for Back to School clothes and how, if you went too late, the store would probably be...

Super Six: Hello, Autumn

By Kelly Hockenberry, Columnist, The Times A week late, yes…but, I would never forget the Super Six! It’s my favorite article to write. I love the excuse to delve into the must-haves of the month. Well, MY must-haves; but, hopefully you will like them, too. As sad as I am to see the summer fade away, fall is my favorite season. I am excited for more saturated colors, cozier fabrics, and...

How many lipsticks is too many?

By Kelly Hockenberry, Columnist, The Times For those of you not addicted to social media platforms, you may not know that there is a complete calendar of Hashtag Holidays. Occasionally, it promotes a specific cause or event but more often it’s just creative way to highlight something fun. For example, yesterday was #NationalLipstickDay. And, I for one, am I big fan of lipstick.   ...