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Made in Dayton

A Handmade Dayton booth set up for Steph’s Jewels at a craft/handmade show

Local craftinistas take over popular website Etsy By Sara McKinniss Etsy. For some, it might sound like a trendy celebrity baby name, but it’s quite the opposite. Etsy.com is an e-commerce website where independent artists and creatives buy and sell handmade goods all across the world. The site launched over six years ago, but is […]

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Calm in the storm

Oakwood native Althea Harper at New York Fashion Week 2011 By Sara McKinniss In the city that never sleeps, fashion designer and Oakwood native Althea Harper was doing anything but that less than a month before New York Fashion Week (NYFW). The former Project Runway contestant was prepping for her own self-titled Spring/Summer 2012 collection […]

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God Save the Queen

Newcomer to be Ohio Renaissance Festival’s crown jewel By Sara McKinniss Hear ye, hear ye! Make way for a new monarchy: a new queen will reign soon and no, we’re not talking about the new Duchess of Cambridge. At this year’s Ohio Renaissance Festival, the spotlight will remain on the royal family once again, but […]

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Just Be Fly (literally)

Dayton-based logo wear company takes off By Sara McKinniss Dayton has long been a forerunner in innovation as the birthplace of aviation, but it is also home to those making headway within the fashion industry. Childhood home of Scott Sternberg (Band of Outsiders), Les Wexner (Limited Brands), Althea Harper (Althea Harper/Project Runway), and many others, […]

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Hybrid cars, hybrid hounds?

An investigation into the surge of designer dog breeds By Sara McKinniss In 2005 when Toyota lent its new line of hybrid Prius cars to the stars for a more eco-friendly arrival for the 2005 Academy Awards, everyone who was anyone in Hollywood wanted to own one. Toyota’s supply could not keep up with the […]

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On Shopcation

The New Staycation By Sara McKinniss Summer vacation is a phrase that most don’t relate to after high school or college. Unless employed in education, most Americans don’t experience three months of Blackberry-free bliss. Though on average, American workers receive 14 days of vacation a year, less than one-third actually use all of their earned […]

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Haute Culture

Azhand Shokohi takes on the world of fashion By Sara McKinniss Cincinnati-based fashion designer Azhand Shokohi is one to watch. Though it is early in her career, Shokohi’s latest collections mimic those of industry veterans. Her sculptural designs, which exhibit hints of haute couture elements, reflect the unique approach she takes with each seasonal collection […]

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Black in Time: Noir Ohio

An vintage outfit featured on Noir Ohio.

… Because vintage is the new black By Sara McKinniss Local vintage clothing maven Maggie Leadman never intended to become the Miami Valley’s “go to” source for vintage clothing, but over the last few years, she has. For Leadman, owner of the Dayton-based online vintage fashion store, Noir Ohio, it all started with a serendipitous […]

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You’re so vanity

Sizing Up a Fashion Industry Phenomenon By Sara McKinniss So, none of the girls here eat anything? – Andy Not since two became the new four and zero became the new two. – Nigel Well, I’m a six … – Andy Which is the new 14. – Nigel This line from the 2006 hit movie […]

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news of the weird: 10/28

by Chuck Shephard Lead Story – Eye of the beholder The Osiligi Maasai Warrior choir, from Kenya, in ornate, mystifying […]

The hands-on headless horseman

Zoot Reboots for “Legend of Sleepy Hollow” By Jacqui Theobald Photo: C.J. Suchyta and Natalie Houliston display Ichabod at a Zoot […]

The Docket

Strange, but true: Dayton’s police blotter, reported verbatim Researched and reported by Charles Grove Editor’s Choice: Saucy and stalk-y After […]

Advice Goddess

By Amy Alkon Knight Terrors I’m a woman in my early 30s. I was one of the employees who got […]

Putting the ‘boo’ in book

Inside Troy’s haunted bookstore By Matt Bayman Photo: Around About Books is located at 8 W. Main St. in Troy […]

News of the weird 10/21

By Chuck Shepherd Lead Story – Signs of the times “Selfie fever” has begun to sully the sacred Islamic pilgrimages to […]