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Believe it or not, Columbus is a fashion mecca. The Fashion Design program at the Columbus College of Art & Design was named one of the Top 20 programs in the world. The Short North is filled with designer boutiques. Our city is home to worldwide brands including Abercrombie & Fitch, Victoria’s Secret, The Limited, Express and DSW. Columbus is also home to emerging retail and fashion entrepreneurial efforts including JackThreads.com, Skreened.com and HOMAGE.

Style File: Rick Wolfe

Melanie McIntyre Melanie McIntyre Style File: Rick Wolfe

Considering the Cheesy Truck’s logo is inspired by the Louis Vuitton monogram and its menu boasts a $100 sandwich called “The Jackie O,” I wasn’t surprised to learn that its proprietor, Rick Wolfe, is a dapper man about town. The Los Angeles transplant brought the Cheesy Truck, which serves artisanal grilled cheese sandwiches, with him […]


Style File: Jessie Barber

Melanie McIntyre Melanie McIntyre Style File: Jessie Barber

I first became aware of Jessie Barber when a local business association used an image she created without her permission. She took to her blog, Mini Penny, to vent her frustrations and urge the public to boycott the event her image was used to promote. One look at Mini Penny and it was obvious that […]


First-Ever Camelot Couture Fashion Show Takes Place Next Week

Melanie McIntyre Melanie McIntyre First-Ever Camelot Couture Fashion Show Takes Place Next Week

Fall marks not only the beginning of the harvest season, but also the beginning of the new year in the fashion calendar, making a winery an ideal venue for a fall fashion show, no? Janine Aquino, Erika Dellatorre, and Erica Zurmehly certainly think so. They’re the trio behind Camelot Couture, a runway show that will […]


Rowe Boutique hosting fall runway show

Melanie McIntyre Melanie McIntyre Rowe Boutique hosting fall runway show

Une Soiree Intime de Style: A Fall Runway Presentation by Rowe Boutique begins at 7 p.m. Sept. 14 at 211 N. Fifth St. in Columbus. The third annual event, which coincides with New York Fashion Week, will feature 22 looks styled with pieces from designers such as Twelfth Street by Cynthia Vincent, Smyth, Joie, Lauren […]

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Style File: Dave Hunegnaw

Melanie McIntyre Melanie McIntyre Style File: Dave Hunegnaw

It’s hard to describe what Dave Hunegnaw does in just one word. He’s a serial entrepreneur who’s launched countless businesses, including DOMedia, GrooveJob, HeadStartup and, most recently, AboutOurWork. (Think LinkedIn for the small business owner.) He’s a mentor to a startup participating in the 10-xelerator program, and he’s an investor in several other enterprises. However, if I had […]


Style File: Christina Christian

Melanie McIntyre Melanie McIntyre Style File: Christina Christian

As Yelp Columbus Community Manager, Christina Christian works to connect the community with standout local businesses. One ways she does that is by partnering with those businesses to host events, everything from Run/Walk Club meetups to exclusive parties for the Yelp Elite− Yelp.com’s most active users. Though Christian relishes her role, her hectic social calendar […]

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CCAD Students Take Cues from the Masters of Design

Melanie McIntyre Melanie McIntyre CCAD Students Take Cues from the Masters of Design

The Columbus College of Art & Design 2011 Senior Fashion Show, titled “Masters of Design,” was held Friday night at the school’s Design Studios on Broad and this year’s graduates did not disappoint. The show, which kicked off at 8:30 p.m., featured two looks from each of CCAD’s 25 graduating seniors, all inspired by the […]


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