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HOMAGE Moving Short North Store to High Street

Walker Evans Walker Evans HOMAGE Moving Short North Store to High Street

Exactly four years ago today, HOMAGE transformed from an internet-based tshirt business into a brick-and-mortar icon in the Short North when owner Ryan Vesler opened up his very first retail store at 17 East Brickel Street. To celebrate that momentous occassion, the team at HOMAGE is announced today plans to shut the store down and […]

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Salon Review: Nurtur the Salon

Audrey Bonfig Audrey Bonfig Salon Review: Nurtur the Salon

For my first salon review, I visited the Blowdry Cafe in Upper Arlington, and for my second one, I visited Nurtur the Salon, which has locations in Upper Arlington, Grandview, and a third location opening in German Village. The first location I visited was their Upper Arlington salon, which is located on Lane Avenue. When […]

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Local Model Andria Williams Wants to Redefine the Plus Size Label

Nen Lin Soo Nen Lin Soo Local Model Andria Williams Wants to Redefine the Plus Size Label

If it were possible to change the way plus size models were portrayed in the industry, Andria Williams would. Known in the industry and by friends as “The Good Diva,” Williams has been a model, actor and voice talent since 1998, with a five-year break between then and now when she was an on-air DJ […]

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Alternative Fashion Mob Launching Incubator Space in Franklinton

Walker Evans Walker Evans Alternative Fashion Mob Launching Incubator Space in Franklinton

It’s a locally (and proudly) touted fact that Columbus is a bit of a fashion industry mecca, trailing only behind New York City and Los Angeles in terms of fashion design professionals employed by region in the US. But with most of those jobs being housed at large corporate operations, it seems that the entrepreneurial […]

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Fighting Slavery with Fashion

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea Fighting Slavery with Fashion

Innocence, violation, restoration. That is the journey of a human trafficking survivor as performed by Unchained, a fashion show that aims to inspire people in the fight against modern slavery. “The story itself is the story of a survivor’s life,” said Stephanie Catani, Unchained’s co-founder and creative director. That story is not necessarily based on […]

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Columbus Fashionistas Revive Trends of Decades Past

Nen Lin Soo Nen Lin Soo Columbus Fashionistas Revive Trends of Decades Past

One of the most celebrated French fashion designers in history, Yves Saint Laurent, once said, “Fashions fade, style is eternal.” There are fashion trends that our mothers and grandmothers loved back in their day, and there are some of those same trends that make its comeback in this age in some form or another. Whether […]

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Shop Talk: Smartypants Vintage

Audrey Bonfig Audrey Bonfig Shop Talk: Smartypants Vintage

Located in the Short North’s historic Greystone Building is a shop that is a must-see for any avid vintage enthusiast: Smartypants Vintage. Started eight years ago as an Etsy online store, owner Justina Smart started her business as a way to share her love of vintage with others. “I’m huge a advocate of repurposing things, I like […]

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