Women of Woodside host first social event of the year at Reserve Club in Aiken | Features

Women of Woodside held its first social event since the pandemic started, hosting a sold-out fashion show and luncheon at The Reserve Club on Thursday afternoon.

WOW is known for its social events, charitable fundraisers and contributions to different charities around Aiken.

“We have been able to donate $59,000 to the various charities within Aiken, which is lower than what we would normally do, but the fact that we couldn’t do anything last year, it’s pretty admirable,” said Kathleen Bennett, WOW president.

The Spring Fashion Show & Luncheon is an annual event for the organization. WOW members modeled the fashions, and violinist Adam DePriest, conductor of the Aiken Civic Orchestra, provided the music.

Capsule, a women’s clothing store in Augusta,  provided 36 outfits from its spring and summer collection for the fashion show. Capsule offers everything from casual to cocktail in petite to plus sizes.

“Once a day, we’ll have

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Johnson County Community College’s student fashion show will be online this year

The pandemic has forced the fashion design students at Johnson County Community College to master hands-on skills virtually. Even the school’s annual fashion show is changing with the times.Resilience. That’s the name of this year’s student fashion show, which for the first time will be held virtually. “This group of students is the definition of resilience in our opinion, they were forced into online learning last spring. Many of them had to learn skills, you know independently via Zoom,” said Joy Rhodes, JCCC’s fashion and merchandising and design chair.Thirteen students will showcase their collections. While there won’t be a live audience or immediate applause for their work. The event is already attracting a virtual audience with ticket sales from all over the world. Showcasing their work is very personal to the students.”It’s very important to them, to be able to do build this content for their portfolios, and you know, … Read More

The Hair Hive Buffalo celebrates its year anniversary during the pandemic

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB)-When Brianna Lannie, Danielle Jackson, and Lauren Jackson decided to open the Hair Hive beauty supply store last year, they knew it wouldn’t be easy. What they never imagined was that barely a month into opening, they’d be operating during a global pandemic.

“We couldn’t control it. It was out of our hands,” said Danielle.

What should’ve been a historic moment of celebration for the three sisters, being the first Black women in Buffalo to own a beauty supply store, quickly turned into a crash course in pandemic rules. Not missing a beat, the women pivoted to curbside service and powered through.”

“We got gloves, hand sanitizer, razors, and different personal care items and that’s how we were able to get up and running.”

While many businesses had to close their doors

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A year into pandemic, Milan fashion week stays virtual

Fashionistas will have to log on to soak up the glamour at Milan Fashion Week, which remains online a year after the coronavirus first swept into northern Italy. 

a person wearing a costume: Armani was forced to move its show at the February 2020 Milan Fashion Week behind closed doors as coronavirus took hold in nearby Codogno

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Armani was forced to move its show at the February 2020 Milan Fashion Week behind closed doors as coronavirus took hold in nearby Codogno

No sharply dressed crowds will attend the extravaganza’s opening on Wednesday: it’s virtual catwalk shows only, with the likes of Armani and Prada presenting new women’s collections for autumn and winter 2021-22.

Kim Jones posing for the camera: Celebrated British menswear designer Kim Jones is due to present his first ready-to-wear collection for Fendi

Celebrated British menswear designer Kim Jones is due to present his first ready-to-wear collection for Fendi

The word “coronavirus” was just starting to pop up in conversations among members of the global style elite as they gathered for the February 2020 edition of Milan Fashion Week.


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Italy’s first outbreak was taking hold in Codogno, an hour’s drive

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How Harry Styles, Marine Serre and Emily in Paris influenced wardrobes this year

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While the Covid-19 pandemic has played havoc with the way we dress in 2020, it’s far from being the only influence on wardrobes this year. British singer Harry Styles, French fashion designer Marine Serre and the Netflix show Emily in Paris also inspired people’s shopping habits, according to the Year in Fashion 2020 report from the global fashion search platform, Lyst.

So 2020 is and always will be a peculiar kind of year, marked by the Covid-19 pandemic, mass lockdowns around the world, and profound changes in the way we do things like shop and work.

It’s also been a year of activism, with movements like Black Lives Matter that have influenced various domains such as culture and fashion.

As the end of the year approaches, it’s time to take stock, and it’s no surprise to see that our wardrobes have been inspired by the

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