Shopgirl: Bandana style was all over Paris runways

One of the most universal details in the various shows during Paris Fashion Week was bandana everything: bandana pattern, bandana-style necklaces, et cetera.


Designer Chitose Abe, in particular, used the bandana throughout her entire line in a way that was very intriguing and is sure to trickle down to the big stores like Gap and H&M.

It reminded me of the Mignonne Gavigan scarf necklaces that have been such a hit at One. in Surrey Center, with embellished cloth collar necklaces that turn any outfit into a statement.


WHAT’S NEW: As you might know, this past week contained the exact date that Marty McFly and Doc traveled to in the future in Back To The Future Part II.

Scientist Neil Degrasse Tyson tweeted a series of “futuristic” things referenced in the movie that we do and do not use in our everyday lives here in the real Oct. 21, 2015, and it’s interesting to see where the filmmakers’ predictions held up.

Humans in 2015 were predicted to have thumbprint locks (thank you, iPhone creators), video chats (thank you, Skype), pocket digital cameras (we’ve had those for a while), and on Wednesday Nike even gave Michael J. Fox his own pair of self-tying sneakers to fulfill one more prediction from the movie.

It’s probably more interesting, however, to see how the movie missed the mark. We don’t have flying cars, most homes don’t have multiple fax machines, and I’ve never seen anyone wear two neckties at once.


WHAT’S AFFORDABLE: One of the best local Halloween traditions is Trick or Treat So Others Can Eat, a trick-or-treat event where the price of admission is a canned food item.

The canned food is donated to Columbia County Cares Food Pantry, and the event is held by Columbia County Community & Leisure Services.

The event will be Oct. 29 at the Patriots Park Gym, off Columbia Road in Grovetown, from 5:30 to 8 p.m.