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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: 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 […]


Astor & Black Opening Downtown Showroom

Walker Evans Walker Evans

Astor & Black has been producing custom suits and style consultation for the past seven years, and has some big plans lined up for 2011. In addition to growing their market all over the globe, they’re also working on expanding their home base this summer with a new retail showroom coming to their headquarters at […]


Local Artist Spotlight: Brianne Skolnekovich

Walker Evans Walker Evans Local Artist Spotlight: Brianne Skolnekovich

Over the past year, we’ve shined the Local Artist Spotlight on painters, illustrators, screen printers and other types of visual artists, and in 2011, we’re looking to branch out a bit. Brianne Skolnekovich is a prime example of a local artist with a unique creative outlet. She self-identifies as a Hair Artist and primarily works […]

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Philanthropy Friday: Fairy Goodmothers

 columbus imPRessions Philanthropy Friday: Fairy Goodmothers

Fairy Goodmothers started with five close friends and a girls’ trip to Chicago in April of 2005. While enjoying their time together, the ladies came up with the idea of collecting and distributing free prom dresses to high school girls. When they came home to Dublin, they wasted no time and enlisted several other friends. […]

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