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Jason Wu Fall 2021 Collection: Inside Mr. Wu’s General Store

I love a fun fashion show concept just as much as the next guy, but a food-themed exhibition holds an extra special place in my heart. On Sunday, February 14, Jason Wu kicked off New York Fashion Week as one of two designers to hold a socially-distanced in-person show. He transformed an empty storefront at 666 Broadway into the most charming bodega in lower Manhattan—complete with lush florals, fresh vegetables, carbs galore, and so, so many bottles of wine.

The designer and I are wildly alike in our love of food. If you’re a loyal Wu fan, then you’re likely aware of his Instagram page titled MrWuEats, which he launched right at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak in January 2020. There, he documents his culinary creations, which range from pepperoni pizza to seafood paella. Wu’s fall 2021 fashion show is a fusion of his passions: food and

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Beauty supply store owner opens doors for other Black entrepreneurs

A woman who never lost focus of her dream to own her own business achieved her goal through hard work and passion. Her story of perseverance is a tribute to Black heritage and is what’s right with Tampa Bay.

For Pamela Thompson, her beauty supply store, My Shade and Texture, has special meaning.

“It’s more than just a name. It’s an affirmation for women and men who look like me, to love your shade and texture,” she explained. 

Thompson was born and raised in Miami and graduated from Florida Memorial University with a degree in psychology in 2006. She worked as a crisis counselor and a case manager, and then spent more than 10 years working at the U.S. District Court.

But she couldn’t let her dream of being an entrepreneur out

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Texas governor praises DeSoto beauty supply store owner in speech

Lynn’s Beauty Depot opened during the pandemic. Gov. Abbott described the small Black-owned business as a lifeline to other entrepreneurs.

DESOTO, Texas — A new beauty supply shop in North Texas is getting recognized for its owner’s determination and decision to open during the pandemic. 

Lynn’s Beauty Depot opened at 1488 N. Hampton Road in Desoto in June 2020. It’s the first Black-owned, veteran-owned and woman-owned beauty supply store in the city. 

“We took a huge chance,” said owner Rodesia Scott.

Scott, a U.S. Navy veteran, said she took a risk opening a business during a time when coronavirus was forcing other shops to close. 

Governor Gregg Abbott and his team heard about the entrepreneur’s efforts.

“Rodesia opened a brick and mortar beauty supply store in the middle of a pandemic,” said Abbott. 

The governor highlighted Scott and other Texans during his State of the State address this week. 

“She

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Gov. Abbott praises DeSoto beauty supply store owner for opening and helping other small businesses during pandemic

Lynn’s Beauty Depot opened during the pandemic. Gov. Abbott described the small Black-owned business as a lifeline to other entrepreneurs.

DESOTO, Texas — A new beauty supply shop in North Texas is getting recognized for its owner’s determination and decision to open during the pandemic. 

Lynn’s Beauty Depot opened at 1488 N. Hampton Road in Desoto in June 2020. It’s the first Black-owned, veteran-owned and woman-owned beauty supply store in the city. 

“We took a huge chance,” said owner Rodesia Scott.

Scott, a U.S. Navy veteran, said she took a risk opening a business during a time when coronavirus was forcing other shops to close. 

Governor Gregg Abbott and his team heard about the entrepreneur’s efforts.

“Rodesia opened a brick and mortar beauty supply store in the middle of a pandemic,” said Abbott. 

The governor highlighted Scott and other Texans during his State of the State address this week. 

“She

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New Documentary Colette Mon Amour Remembers Paris’s Coolest Store

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Style Points is a weekly column about how fashion intersects with the wider world.

To watch Colette, Mon Amour, the new documentary about the beloved Paris boutique, at a time when “going inside a store” and “mingling with other people” both feel like alien activities hits, as they say, different. Watching, I was immediately transported to the last time I walked through the doors of the store on the Rue Saint-Honoré. It was during Paris Fashion Week, and I was there to see a fashion show being held upstairs, but first I had to ford my way through a first floor full of excited elbow-to-elbow shoppers excitedly brandishing their finds.

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Andelman, Rousseaux, and the Colette crew at the store’s closing in 2017.

Karl Hab

A few months after I made that visit, in December 2017, Colette closed its doors after 20 years, and in the film celebrities and designers mourn

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