Articles by Kristen Andresen

 

Guys know to stick to basics

By Kristen Andresen on Sept. 12, 2008, at 6:31 p.m.
It’s not the most scientific of experiments, but I believe my theory on menswear can be proved by one photo: a man strutting down the catwalk in a floral embroidered linen shorts-suit.

Fall in line

By Kristen Andresen on Sept. 05, 2008, at 6:25 p.m.
Shopgirl's wish list for fall trends.

Hey ShopGirl readers! You’re … Pretty Smart!

By Kristen Andresen on Aug. 30, 2008, at 1:57 p.m.
They say beauty is in the eye of the beholder. I’m beholding, and I have to say, ShopGirl readers are the fairest of them all. A few weeks back, I asked you to tell me about your favorite beauty …

Shopgirl: ‘Bare’ it, and grin

By Kristen Andresen on Aug. 29, 2008, at 9:29 p.m.
They say beauty is in the eye of the beholder. I’m beholding, and I have to say, ShopGirl readers are the fairest of them all.

Music to shop by

By Kristen Andresen on Aug. 22, 2008, at 9:13 p.m.
You’re going to want to sit down for this. Because what I’m about to tell you is shocking. Believe it or not, there are other things to do at the American Folk Festival on the Bangor Waterfront than shop. I know, I know, it’s a little bit hard to get your head around at first — I was a little surprised to learn that some people go for the music. And the kettle corn. And the dancing. Amateurs.

Here’s a way to stay sunny even when the weather’s not

By Kristen Andresen on Aug. 21, 2008, at 4:46 p.m.
I initially had planned to call this column "hot fun in the summertime." Then it started to pour.

Fall ’08 makeups deserve face time

By Kristen Andresen on Aug. 21, 2008, at 4:44 p.m.
I have my own version of Christmas in July. Every year, as midsummer turns to late summer, the packages start arriving, usually by FedEx.

Jam session: Canning project mixes pretty with practical

By Kristen Andresen on Aug. 02, 2008, at 12 a.m.
I spent last weekend doing the can-can. Now, I' m no Elaine Benes, but everyone who knows me knows I' not much of a dancer (and the speakers at Geddy's — back when it actually was Geddy's don't count). So I can assure you I was not doing high kicks in my living room. Nor was I wearing petticoats.

Cute scoot boogie

By Kristen Andresen on July 26, 2008, at 12 a.m.
It's bigger than a breadbox. But way smaller than a Hummer. It's as stylish as a Marc Jacobs bag. But, unlike said bag, it will get you to work and back. The fastest can go up to 100 miles per hour. But the most efficient can get up to 100 miles per gallon.
 
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