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Meg Kelley has been crafting since she was a kid learning to live with an ADHD diagnosis. Now as an adult in Anchorage, Alaska, Meg is realizing the uniqueness of her internal world helps her tap into her artistic creativity in new and inspiring ways.

In this Indie Alaska feature from @PBS and @pbsdigitalstudios hear how the art scene in Alaska is causing Meg to consider leaving her 15-year career in the medical field behind to explore her passion for fashion.

INDIE ALASKA is an original video series produced by Alaska Public Media in partnership with PBS Digital Studios. The videos capture the diverse and colorful lifestyles of everyday Alaskans at work and at play. Together, these stories present a fresh and authentic look at living in Alaska. To support this series, click the donate button above!


original video content for the station’s TV and digital platforms while also overseeing the Production Department. Before moving to Alaska, Valerie worked as an ENG Editor at WRAL-TV in Raleigh, North Carolina. She also served in the U.S. Air Force as a TV and Radio Broadcast Journalist where she travelled around Europe, Africa, The Baltics, Australia and the Southern United States reporting on military events, exercises, and missions. Outside of work she enjoys hiking, backcountry skiing, backpacking, yoga and traveling."}” data-sheets-userformat=”{"2":15171,"3":{"1":0},"4":{"1":2,"2":16777215},"9":0,"11":4,"12":0,"14":{"1":2,"2":2236962},"15":"Verdana, system-ui, -apple-system, "Segoe UI", Roboto, Oxygen, Ubuntu, Cantarell, "Open Sans", "Helvetica Neue", sans-serif","16":11}”Originally from the Central Coast of California, Valerie joined Alaska Public Media in July 2017. She creates original video content for the station’s TV and digital platforms while also overseeing the Production Department. Before moving to Alaska, Valerie worked as an ENG Editor at WRAL-TV in Raleigh, North Carolina. She also served in the U.S. Air Force as a TV and Radio Broadcast Journalist where

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The new Louis Vuitton GO -14 bag combines three things that are vital to one another: a designer’s inspiration, a trunkmaker’s thriving heritage, and an artisan’s ingenuity, presented with the house’s magnificent savoir-faire.

Meet the GO-14 bag, the symbol of timeless creativity passionately created by Louis Vuitton’s artistic director, Nicolas Ghesquière. The bag originally appeared on the designer’s first runway show for women’s collection in October 2014, hence the name – Ghesquière October 2014. Nine years on, the bag re-emerges to meet today’s aesthetic with its distinctive design and details crafted by the house’s skilful artisans. Of particular note is the crisscross pattern that instantly steals a glance.

Named the malletage, Ghesquière revives its inspiration from the interior of Louis Vuitton’s trunks, purposely designed to keep documents in place. Despite imagining its practical function, he rediscovered the pattern as the bag’s striking yet discerning feature. “There are some universal codes that exist solely in Louis Vuitton. It was about reappropriating and transposing them into a new setting,” says the designer on his unparalleled discovery.

As a testament to the house’s trunk-making heritage, the malletage poses a challenge for all the artisans in the atelier. The creative process itself requires more than 20 different steps, particularly to get the perfect and subtle gradations on the patina. The steps also ensure it can get a satin or toasted finish near the stitching. Adding more attention to detail to the bag is the high technique the artisans put through for depositing the 17-metre-long trim for the rounded malletage, making the process a true epitome of the maison’s complex savoir-faire.

The newly reimagined GO-14 bag also boasts its cushiony and curvy look using the soft lambskin. And like its original idea, the pattern is padded and overstitched to highlight the bag’s surface. Additionally, the

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Underground artist, Chetta spearheads his own multi-art movement2C1A4489

Chetta, the underground force of creativity, is a true polymath. Music, fashion, film, or art—there’s no stopping his artistic outpour. Nearly a decade in the game, he’s dropped a whopping thirty-four projects and numerous music videos, earning millions of streams and a spot on sold-out tours, both domestic and overseas. Signed to G59 Records, Chetta navigates the industry’s challenges with a trusted cohort.

What sets Chetta apart is his all-encompassing approach. He’s the maestro behind his music—producing, recording, editing, and directing his own videos. Even his digital art, from album covers to social media content, is his creation. While this singular focus may isolate him at times, it also preserves the purity of his style. Collaboration isn’t off the table; Chetta remains open to learning from others while staying true to his immersive creativity.

Beyond music, Chetta dives into the business side of the industry, eager to unravel its intricacies for his gain. As his style matures, he plans to keep the creative fire burning, whether through music or other forms of art. For Chetta, creation is a full-time gig, inside or outside the music realm.

His fashion venture, STAFF WORKFORCE, born with his best friend, is a canvas for his talents. Seasonal releases and upcoming merch for his EP are on the horizon. SIN KREWE, a merchandise line, stands testament to Chetta’s solo creative prowess.

The future? An eclectic mix. While music remains a constant, Chetta dreams of directing a horror movie and showcasing his art in a gallery. This young visionary is unstoppable, with a boundless vision for his art.

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We are delighted to announce that our Christmas Craft & Gift Extravaganza is back again this year on Sunday 10th December.
This super event will feature over 70 great craft and gift stalls including: animal figurines • textiles • soaps • handmade cards • soft toys • collectables • handmade candles • wildlife photography • confectionery • glassware • jewellery • cakes • ladies designer clothing • paintings • woodwork • pens … and lots, lots more!
It’s the perfect pace to find that extra special Christmas present.
Admission just £2 per person with children under 15 free, plus free parking.
Anyone wishing to book a stall in the craft and gift marquee at this event should contact the Creative Crafts team directly on 07966 499748, email us on QW5kcmV3ICEgY2NhIHwgYW9sICEgY28gISB1aw== or book online at https://www.creativecrafts-online.co.uk/craft-events/ . NB: Please do not respond to individuals on FB claiming to take bookings for this event.

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We are delighted to announce that our Christmas Craft & Gift Extravaganza is back again this year on Sunday 10th December.
This super event will feature over 70 great craft and gift stalls including: animal figurines • textiles • soaps • handmade cards • soft toys • collectables • handmade candles • wildlife photography • confectionery • glassware • jewellery • cakes • ladies designer clothing • paintings • woodwork • pens … and lots, lots more!
It’s the perfect pace to find that extra special Christmas present.
Admission just £2 per person with children under 15 free, plus free parking.
Anyone wishing to book a stall in the craft and gift marquee at this event should contact the Creative Crafts team directly on 07966 499748, email us on QW5kcmV3ICEgY2NhIHwgYW9sICEgY28gISB1aw== or book online at https://www.creativecrafts-online.co.uk/craft-events/ . NB: Please do not respond to individuals on FB claiming to take bookings for this event.

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MANILA, Philippines — As a well-followed local celebrity, Fashion Week constant and a socialite hailing from the prominent Ongpauco family of Barrio Fiesta fame, Heart Evangelista seems to be the kind of girl who could buy everything she wants – and as endorser of e-commerce site Zalora, as someone who can add to cart anything she likes and check them out without looking at the price. 

But all these are misconception, Heart said at a recent media launch that witnessed her contract renewal with the online shopping portal.

“In terms of clothes, it would be something that I know would be buildable, in the sense that you can mix, match with other items that you have. So even if you say 10 years from now, magagamit mo pa rin ‘tong leather jacket na ‘to, if your answer is ‘yes,’ then I would get it,” she said, dispelling myths that she, as an “artista,” tends to treat clothes as disposable.

Contrary to public opinion, she said she only buys branded and designer stuff not just for everyday OOTD (outfit of the day) but for its future value as a probable investment.

“If it’s something that’s like a trend, then no. If it’s something that’s couture, can be, because for me that’s an art piece that I can eventually showcase in a museum or something like when you usually buy couture dresses, the fashion house sometimes borrows the dress and they’ll like have an exhibit that would go for charity.”

She attested that she doesn’t just go on a shopping spree on a whim: “So, there would always be a reason for me behind each purchase that I have.”

“It would have to be something that would have value, like in jewelry or the bags, you only get the best. If you

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The exhibition Incarnations, the body in the macLYON collection, Act 1, taking place from 24 February to 9 July 2023, takes as its starting point the body in its organic dimension, the carnal matter as it is modelled by the artists who use it as their object, subject, and support, as well as the medium of their artistic practices. Visual H View of the exhibition Incarnations, the body in the collection - Act 1, from February 24 to July 9, 2023 at macLYON, France Artwork by Henry Ughetto ? Photo : Lionel Rault ? Adagp, Paris, 2023

The exhibition Incarnations is taking place from 24 February to 9 July 2023 (Picture: Lionel RAULT)

They say beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but what if the beholder was naked? Would that enrich the experience of the viewer and allow them to forge a personal relationship with a piece of art?

That’s the hopes of one French museum, which requires visitors to strip naked before they enter the exhibition.

The macLYON, the museum of contemporary art in Lyon, is hosting an exhibition on the human body, requiring its visitors to take off their clothes to really immerse themselves in the experience.

The 90-minute session will run until July, followed by a drink and chance to discuss the experience with other people.

The museum is hoping to attract visitors since other daring exhibitions around the country have been seeing success around the country.

The exhibition challenges the famous adage of 17th century philosopher René Descartes who said ‘I think, therefore I am,’ as it focuses only on our mental existence, and not the bodily.

The show, named Incarnations: The Body in the macLYON Collection, is in partnership with the French Naturist Federation, with tickets costing €11 (£9.73).

The exhibition takes as its starting point the body in its organic dimension, the carnal matter as it is modelled by the artists who use it as their object, subject, and support, as well as the medium of their artistic practices (Picture: Lionel RAULT)

‘Our idea is to question the issue of the body in a given space, to see how bodies interact with other bodies,’ a spokesman for the macLYON told The Times.

Frédéric Martin, the branch chairman, said: ‘It’s interesting to experience an exhibition totally naked. That makes us focus on our own perception of ourselves, with a social

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Toronto-based Indigenous designer Lesley Hampton took centre-stage at Fashion Art Toronto over the weekend to a packed house.

You may recognize Hampton’s name from her appearances on Canada’s Drag Race, but she has also been gaining international acclaim since Vogue named her the top Canadian designer to watch.

If that wasn’t enough, her recent line of athleisure wear took the web by storm when it was spotted on Lizzo’s workout posts on Instagram.

The line of size-inclusive comfies has been in high demand since it received the unofficial Lizzo endorsement, but there’s much more to Hampton’s work than athleisure.fashion art torontoThursday’s show featured the “Buoyant 2023 collection,” which is a collaboration showcase with Indigenous retailer Aaniin.<a href=fashion art toronto” id=”content-image-89473″ src=”https://media.blogto.com/uploads/2023/05/01/1682968439-20230427-fashion-art-toronto-3.jpg?w=1400&cmd=resize&height=2500&quality=70″/The collection featured everything from glamorous dresses and glittering pant-suits to satin shorts and floral bomber jackets.

fashion art torontoNever missing the opportunity to make a statement, Hampton also wowed onlookers at both her shows this weekend with the most diverse group of models on the catwalk.

This included a Sunday appearance by Monika Myers, the first model with down syndrome to ever walk at Fashion Art Toronto.

I can’t wait to see what’s next for this exciting local designer as she continues her fashion universe take-over.

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Everything new in women’s fashion this May 2023 that we’ve had our eyes — and our hearts set — on.

This month, we asked the heavens for the assistance of fashion’s heroic muses – and, lo and behold, these silk-clad Valkyries marched down from the sky, with leather capes flowing like mighty flags, cavalier boots shining like polished marble and metal cuffs coiled around their wrists.

Shop: New in Women’s Fashion this May

Saint Laurent

Shoulder pads upon shoulder pads, hoods plunging into vertiginously low necklines and an elusive air of regal suavité are the attributes employed by Anthony Vaccarello for his Saint Laurent spring/summer 2023 collection. His runway heroines become knights readying themselves for battle with leather for armour and silk for chainmail.

Boyy

The esteemed status of extreme maxi bags has remained a subject of infatuation in high fashion, and Boyy has taken this romance to new heights. Its Bobby edition boasts vast pockets and buckles the width of the Nile, along with a spacious structure that could easily carry the weight of a toddler – or maybe even two.

Monse

Around 100 years ago, Coco Chanel freed women from the oppressive confines of corsets and emboldened them with trousers. Today, MONSE has created a daring convergence between the two extremes by perfectly merging function and allure with its corset trousers. They softly hug the curves of your waist while also letting sheer panels peek out beneath as you walk by – an essential instrument of modern teasing.

Balenciaga

Balenciaga’s Cagole boots invite you to become a chivalrous knight of old while – somehow simultaneously, embarking on a journey to the boundless frontiers of space exploration. Two disparate realms united by a single pair – made from iridescent ivory arena lambskin with fastenings like thimbles –

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