Month: December 2023

The Columbia Public Library wants to help you bring a little repair and tender loving care to your 2024.

The library will host An Introduction to Visible Mending, a two-part workshop, at 6 p.m. Jan. 10 and 24.

Visible mending “is an ornamental approach to repairing an item” of clothing, a bag, accessory or anything else made from “fabric, denim or fibers,” the Embroiderers’ Guild of America notes on its website.

“Rather than trying to mask the area where the item was damaged, the goal is to highlight these imperfections in a creative, eye-catching way. A combination of techniques and materials can be used to extend the life of an item which is otherwise in good condition, save a small hole, rip or tear,” the post explains.

The library promises participants “the chance to rescue damaged clothing and even add panache” in its event description. Part One of the workshop will discuss techniques and offer a jumping-off point, and Part Two will allow continued, guided time to work on your item. Some supplies will be provided; the library just asks that you “bring a damaged item of clothing.”

The workshops are designed for adults and teens, and you should register to participate. For more information, visit https://www.dbrl.org/events.

Aarik Danielsen is the features and culture editor for the Tribune. Contact him at [email protected] or by calling 573-815-1731. He’s on Twitter/X @aarikdanielsen.

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EXCLUSIVE: The Jackson Hole International Film Festival will debut December 8 to 10 in Jackson, WY, via a new partnership with the Hamptons International Film Festival.

The mountain town is a longtime destination for vacationers and outdoor sports enthusiasts and also home, at least seasonally, to a number of film industry figures. Among the latter is local resident Stuart Suna, former owner of New York production mainstay Silvercup Studios, co-founder of the Hamptons fest and founder of the new event in Jackson.

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The inaugural outing will feature eight narrative and documentary features, all selected by
Hamptons Artistic Director David Nugent. The opening film is I‘ll Be Right There, a comedy starring Edie Falco, Jeannie Berlin, Kayli Carter, Charlie Tahan and Bradley Whitford and exec produced by Falco and Jessie Eisenberg. It world premiered last month in the Hamptons.

“A film festival is a great way to stimulate artistic imagination and contribute to the culture of the community,” Suna said. “I can’t think of a better way to start this now annual event than with Brendan Walsh’s moving I’ll Be Right There.”

Other films on the docket include American Fiction, A Great Divide, Society of the Snow, Trees & Other Entanglements, Avenue of the Giants, The Taste of Things and They Called Him Mostly Harmless. Films will be screened at The National Museum of Wildlife Art in Jackson.

“We are thrilled to partner with the Jackson Hole International Film Festival on their inaugural festival. The expansion of the HamptonsFilm footprint partnering with a like-minded resort community has been a dream for many years,” said Anne Chaisson, Executive Director of the Hamptons International Film Festival.

“As we embark on our inaugural three-day event, our hope is to

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19 New Year’s Eve Outfit Ideas for 2024

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Somehow, some way, 2023 is coming to a close. As the year winds down and the holiday festivities rev up, you’re likely focusing your attention on last-minute holiday gift ideas, the best stocking stuffers for kids, and cookie recipes worth working into your holiday menu. While you’re at it, though, you may also want to think about your New Year’s Eve plans — and what you’re going to wear. To help you get the ball rolling, we’ve rounded up over a dozen glamorous New Year’s Eve outfit ideas. After all, no matter how you plan to spend the evening, leaning into the glitzy nature of the occasion is a fun way to ring in the new year.

Don’t be mistaken, though! Just because the items we’ve selected are glam doesn’t mean that they all come with matching price tags. Instead, ahead you’ll find New Year’s Eve outfit ideas for every budget — and aesthetic, for that matter. So, whether you’re looking for an affordable, quick, and easy buy for the big night or are willing to invest in something you’ll wear for months to come (not to mention years thereafter), keep reading to find a variety of dresses, skirts, shirts, shoes, and accessories for the occasion.

Unique Vibe Beige Sequin Asymmetrical Long Sleeve Top

If you prefer separates over dresses or jumpsuits, you can’t go wrong with this uniquely cut Lulu’s top, which is sold in women’s sizes XS to XL. The body-hugging silhouette pairs beautifully with trousers, mini skorts, and midi skirts alike. To mimic this exact look, you could pair the shimmering long-sleeve garment with these

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Instead of paying extra for overnight holiday shipping from international boutiques, shop for gifts from the comfort of your neighborhood while supporting local businesses. If you’re struggling with figuring out what to get last-minute for the fashion-focused people in your life and where to find it, this guide is for you.


Item one: Oversized scrunchies from Gigi’s General

Made in Somerville by Georgia Dare Kennedy, these ’80s-esque satin hair ties are a modern take on a classic style. Dramatically oversized and brightly colored to stick out of the top of any hairstyle. New Alliance Gallery, 438R Somerville Ave., near Union Square, Somerville.


Item two: Freshwater pearls at Cambridge Artists Cooperative

Pearls are a standout jewelry trend this season. A longtime symbol of elegance and beauty, pearls can be styled lavishly with multiple layered strands, or kept simple with a lone string. Artist Wendy Bergman crafts exquisite jewelry using freshwater pearls, natural ingredients and precious metals. Cambridge Artists Cooperative, 59A Church St., Harvard Square, Cambridge.


Item three: Workwear by Homme Repair

2023 saw the rise of workwear as fashion. Brands such as Carhartt and G Star Raw showcase carpenter pants, sturdy jackets with square front pockets and structured button-up work shirts. Homme Repair by Megan Kilcoyne offers customizable handmade workwear pieces and lightly worn secondhand garments. With materials sourced in the United States, Kilcoyne features everything from made-to-order classic designs such as the denim chore coat and small-batch custom work shirts made from deadstock vintage fabrics. Homme also features a vintage section that includes pants, dresses and shirts. Bow Market, 1 Bow Market Way, Union Square, Somerville,


Item four: Minimalist metal earrings by Shepherd’s Run Jewelry

From studs to dangles of all different metals, Shepherd’s Run Jewelry by Rebecca S. Scott has options for everyone’s taste. Made

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The BBC has commissioned five new unscripted programmes as part of a Hot House initiative, with support from Northern Ireland Screen. The programmes, which are co-commissioned for BBC Factual and BBC Northern Ireland, will be broadcast to audiences in Northern Ireland and across the UK on BBC network and BBC NI television.

The commissions were announced by Charlotte Moore, Chief Content Officer, BBC, during her Dan Gilbert Lecture at the Belfast Media Festival. The commissions include a new 15-part series for BBC Daytime featuring MasterChef’s Anna Haugh, a new six-part series on competing to become an art dealer, single documentaries exploring motorcycle racing and First Holy Communions and a new entertainment ‘reality game show’ pilot.

After a competitive process earlier this year, five Northern Ireland-based independent production companies were chosen by BBC Northern Ireland and BBC Factual to take part in the Hot House development initiative. The scheme, which builds on the successful partnership between the BBC and Northern Ireland Screen, saw BBC network and BBC NI commissioning teams provide local indies with the advice, support and tools to help them compete for BBC network factual commissions and BBC NI/ BBC network co-commissions.

The ambition is to grow network production capacity in Northern Ireland and help locally-based indies to secure network commissions – with all of the benefits this would provide, including for the creative economy in Northern Ireland. The project also supports the BBC’s Across The UK strategy commitments to move content away from London to allow the BBC to better reflect, represent and serve all audiences.

The five successful indies were Below The Radar, DoubleBand Films, Stellify Media, Alleycats Films and Walk On Air Films.

Each of these independent production companies were then given £50,000 development funding from the BBC. They were then able to apply for match-funding

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Paige Spiranac.

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Paige Spiranac has certainly been in the holiday spirit leading up to Christmas Day, so we decided there could be no better way to celebrate than compiling a few of her best seasonal looks over the years.

Whether decked out in sexy and seasonal lingerie or cozied up in cute Christmas jammies, the 30-year-old golf instructor always delivers the content her followers are looking for. Below, check out a few of the one-time SI Swimsuit model’s best Christmas-themed looks in recent years.

Sexy Mrs. Claus

Spiranac shared this lingerie look on Instagram on Dec. 18, gifting her 3.9 million Instagram followers with quite the ensemble. “Oh I’m DEFINITELY in the Christmas spirit now. 😍,” one follower quipped.

All wrapped up

The same day, Spiranac fashioned a bikini out of Garage Beer-branded wrapping paper with a festive red bow right at her bust. The former Division I golfer is a brand ambassador for the Ohio-based company.

Sultry Santa vibes

Last holiday season, the media personality opted for a similar Mrs. Claus look, though this lingerie ensemble featured a fur-lined skirt, rather than this year’s bodysuit aesthetic. Either way, one fan deemed it a “heart-stopping pic.”

Cozy and cute

Who doesn’t love a comfy pair of adorable Christmas-themed jammies? Spiranac opted for this seasonal set, featuring a plunging neckline and a candy cane and gingerbread motif.

Santa’s little helper

Two years ago, Spiranac donned this sexy elf getup, complete with a plunging dark green bodysuit, red-and-green hat, fishnet tights and furry over-the-knee boots. The photo, snapped by photographer Brad Olson, was a hit with her Instagram followers just as much then as it is now.

Make sure to follow SI Swimsuit on YouTube!

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AYI, a new retail store and art gallery in South Park, is shining a light on sustainable, unique and minority-owned brands designed to make life more beautiful.

Carly Miller-Chen, a former creative executive for a retail media agency, always dreamed of owning her own business and decided to take a leap of faith by opening the shop at 2234 30th Street.

Meaning “auntie” in Mandarin, AYI offers products by slow-fashion designers and woman- and BIPO (black, indigenous and people of color) –owned brands from across the globe.

From apparel to home goods and accessories, Miller-Chen hand-picks each item, often asking her community for feedback and suggestions.

Through a combination of ideas from friends, colleagues and others in her network of creatives, Miller-Chen shapes her inventory by looking for unique pieces that you wouldn’t find in “big box stores.”

The space also serves as an art gallery with exhibitions from underrepresented artists. Each artist selects a philanthropic organization to donate proceeds to, including Border Kindness and AAPI Women Lead.

In late January, AYI’s next exhibition will feature the work of Dominic James, a San Diego-based artist and owner of Silk and Bone tattoo studio. The exhibit will be on display for three months.

Miller-Chen said her art gallery has turned into a community space where locals are becoming more involved in the store’s process.

“I’m most excited for more community and more co-creation,” said Miller-Chen. “This community really shows up for each other. So, I’m really, really grateful to live and work amongst some of San Diego’s most vibrant (people.)”

AYI is open Wednesday through Sunday.

Visit shop-ayi.com and follow @shop.ayi on Instagram.

Roxana Becerril is a freelance writer.

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LONDON — Edward Enninful, who is stepping aside as editor in chief of British Vogue next year to become global creative and cultural adviser of Vogue, has been named recipient of the Trailblazer Award at this year’s Fashion Awards, the British Fashion Council said Tuesday as it continues to drumroll for the annual fundraising extravaganza, which is due to take place Dec. 4 at the Royal Albert Hall in London.

Caroline Rush, chief executive officer of the BFC and organizer of the Fashion Awards, as well as London Fashion Week, called Enninful “a highly influential figure, with his groundbreaking work and collaborations transcending fashion and profoundly impacting wider culture.”

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“A fierce campaigner for diversity and inclusion in everything he does, Enninful has shaped a new vision for fashion media through his tenure as editor in chief at British Vogue, not only in the U.K. but globally,” she added.

The Trailblazer Award was created in 2018 to celebrate leading innovators and creatives in fashion, whose work in the past year has significantly shaped the industry. Kim Jones, artistic director of Dior menswear and artistic director of haute couture, ready-to-wear and fur collections for women at Fendi, took home the honor that year.

Former Gucci creative director Alessandro Michele and former Alexander McQueen creative director Sarah Burton were awarded the recognition in 2021 and 2019, respectively.

Earlier this month Jonathan Anderson, Miuccia Prada and Raf SimonsDaniel Lee at Burberry, Matthieu Blazy of Bottega Veneta, and Burton were revealed to be the nominees for the Designer of the Year award at the Fashion Awards.

This year the event will team with the Copenhagen-based jeweler Pandora to present awards to winners in different categories, as well as recognize leading industry figures such as Valentino

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Stylish ways to coordinate bridesmaid dresses

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Planning a wedding entails meticulous attention to myriad details, with coordinating bridesmaid dresses being a pivotal aspect that can significantly enhance the overall aesthetic appeal.

Here we’ll explore various creative and stylish strategies for harmonizing bridesmaid attire.

The goal is to strike a balance that complements the bride‘s look and allows bridesmaids to shine individually enhancing the visual splendor of the occasion.

Pick a color from the bride’s outfit 

When faced with the dilemma of choosing the right color scheme, drawing inspiration from the bride’s ensemble is a foolproof strategy.

Opting for bridesmaid dresses in a shade that seamlessly complements elements of the bride’s outfit ensures subtle coordination and creates a visually pleasing connection within the bridal party.

This approach establishes a harmonious palette that ties everyone together in a cohesive manner.

Same silhouette and the same color family 

For those desiring a polished and seamlessly coordinated look, consider selecting dresses that share a uniform silhouette.

All of the bridesmaids can go for slip dresses with cowl neck, but not the same color! They choose colors from the same color family meaning various tints and shades of one hue.

This maintains a consistent theme throughout the bridal party with a sense of individuality.

Same color but different outfits

Adding a touch of creativity to the bridesmaid ensemble involves opting for dresses in a single color while allowing for variety in styles.

By providing bridesmaids the flexibility to choose different dress styles, brides can curate a visually captivating scene where each member expresses their distinct style, contributing to a vibrant and harmonized overall look.

For example, pink A-line dresses, pink pantsuits, etc.

Matching fabrics but different styles


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It’s a cool but strange thing to say about a fashion brand, but if a Celine store was completely devoid of product, if the shelves were barren and the hangers were bare, it would still be highly worth a visit. This is because to creative director Hedi Slimane, the outposts aren’t just shops, but a showcase for his passions and an extension of himself.

What drives him is his deep affinity for design and art. The boutiques double as galleries, featuring a growing constellation of artists, and showcasing work both sourced and commissioned. It’s not rare for a fashion brand to put art in a store these days. But the scope and edit at Celine is singular and it signifies a distinct aesthetic and vision.

Slimane’s modus operandi seems to be “let’s open an art gallery that happens to sell fashion” rather than “let’s add some decor to a clothing store.” The initiative is aptly called the Celine Art Project.

Maia Ruth Lee’s Bondage Baggage Reader (2022) and SoiL Thornton’s Ring Leader. (Road to 74 Years ~ Dictionaries Show a Progression For “Queer.” The 1949 Printing of Wester’s New Collegiate Dictionary Lists Just One Slang Usage For “Queer”: “Counterfeit Money,” (2022). Courtesy of Celine.

Earlier this month, Celine’s 4,000-square-foot two-story Miami Design District flagship reopened. The redesign is a vast expanse of mirrors, travertine, and antique marble with warm oak accents. It’s the perfect backdrop to showcase an austere collection of art that veers from stark abstraction to brutalist minimalist sculpture.

There are curated contributions from Simone Fattal, Antonia Kuo, Maia Ruth Lee, Eli Ping, Marcelo Silveira, and Lucy Skaer. SoiL Thornton wields aloe vera gel on burnt wood to a hypnotic effect.

Antonia Kuo's Turbine (2022) sculpture can be sitting upon a table int he new store. Courtesy of Celine.

Antonia Kuo’s Turbine (2022) sculpture can be sitting upon a table int he new store. Courtesy of

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