2016 May/June Issue

Self-taught Jean Maker Creates Anarchy with Denim

By Tonya Jameson Photos by Jonathan Cooper To most people, a pair of jeans is simply another piece of clothing. To Stan Fraser, jeans are storytellers: the way the fabric bunches above shoes, wrinkles beh ind knees or leaves an imprint on a pocket that held a wallet for years. …
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Workout Clothes that Work for You

By Elizabeth Colen I often get asked, “How do I get the right workout clothes for me?”   I came up with a quick guide that will help anyone who is purchasing new workout gear. When trying on workout clothes it’s always important to choose your true size (not a small when you truly wear a medium) no one will see your size it is sewn on the inside.…
Lifestyle

Discovering Your True Passion

By Eddie D. Love, CPC   If you had a magic wand what would you change about your life? Who would you help with this new found freedom to do whatever you want? In order to discover what you’re truly passionate about in life, some serious soul searching must take place.…
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Part 2: Pleated Trousers are for Every “Body”

By Dwayne Collins In my last column, I discussed the importance of the plain front trouser and how to wear them properly. Now let’s discuss the pleated trouser is without question perfect for men of all body types ( slender, athletic or portly ).…
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Pamper Yourself: Tips for Glowing Skin

By Lori Watkins Did you know our bodies shed skin everyday? How beautiful and amazing is that! But like everything else our body needs a little help. Pampering your skin weekly will help bring it to life. Here are a few home remedies that I love because you see results quickly.…
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Dress Your Best with Spring/Summer Colors

  By LaShanda Millner-Murphy There’s nothing like the joy of spring and warm summer weather to put you in the mood to put away the muted color tights, coats and scarves and move in the brighter colors and lighter weight fabrics.…
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Two Styles, One Design

By Cheryl Luckett Interior Designer Developing a design plan for clients is not always an easy task.  Add to that conflicting styles and you’ve got a recipe for disaster.  When I’m pulling together spaces for couples there are a few things that I like to keep in mind that I believe are keys to merging two design aesthetics into one.…
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Style Trend for Men: How to Wear The Plain Front Trouser

By Dwayne Collins As a stylist, it seems everywhere I go most men are wearing plain front trousers. Gentlemen, the plain front trouser is a nice wardrobe option however, there are some important tips to consider. First, plain front trousers are ideal for a man with a slender or athletic build.…
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Meet Interior Designer Cheryl Luckett

Hi, I’m Cheryl, a registered dietitian by trade, working in the corporate diversity and inclusion space by day and moonlighting as a design student and interior decorator by night. For the past four years, I’ve helped my budget-conscious clientele create homes they’ve only dreamed of creating.…
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Tips to Declutter Your Closet

By LaShanda Millner-Murphy Do you open your closet door every morning only ask the same question, “What am I going to wear today?” If your answer is to give little or no thought on how to change the outfit you wear regularly then your wardrobe ritual or lack of one occurs for one of two reasons: You have many optional pieces of clothing, but the pieces are not capable of being used in various ways; or The few pieces dangling on the hanger are not functioning together.…