March 2023

Hudsonville store in possession of popular sweater

HUDSONVILLE, Mich. (WOOD) — A Hudsonville thrift shop is generating a lot of buzz after a sweater seen on a popular TV series was brought to their store.

Grant Me Hope Thrift Store on Balsam Drive has struggled with foot traffic in its year and a half of being open. It now has newfound attention, however, after a customer posted about a sweater she found in the store on Facebook.

“It really just started from our customer having that ability to say this looks really similar to something I just saw on TV the other day and then it immediately blew up,” said Ashleigh O’Donnell, Grant Me Hope Thrift Store manager.

The sweater is a replica of one worn by Kitty Forman in “That ’70s Show” and “That ’90s Show.” Since it was posted in the Weird and Wonderful Secondhand Finds Facebook group, which has nearly three million members, the thrift store find has gone international.

“I have received messages from people in Australia, Netherlands, Canada,” O’Donnell said.

Shoppers in West Michigan have also flocked to the thrift store.

“I love ‘That ’70s Show,’” said Michelle Kitler, a local shopper. “I work a mile away from here. So, I was like no way I have to go get it.”

O’Donnell said the sweater isn’t intended to be a cash cow, but they’re grateful that it’s put their true mission in the spotlight, which is funding introductory videos for children in foster care.

“That way potential adoptive parents get to know these kids more and hopefully get them adopted before they age out,” O’Donnell said.

Supporters of Grant Me Hope Thrift are in awe about the reaction the store has seen.

“I feel like this is very beneficial that they have gained this spotlight and I’ve read some of the comments

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“Hand No Dey Pain Her?” Pastor Paul Eneche’s Daughter Deborah Flaunts Crown Wedding Ring, Gets People Talking

  • Popular Nigerian pastor, Paul Eneche’s newly married daughter, Deborah, recently got netizens talking about her style for the umpteenth time
  • The young lady recently flaunted the huge rings on her finger including one that was shaped like a crown
  • While some netizens praised her unique sense of style, others wondered if the rings were not too heavy on her hand

Nigerian pastor Paul Eneche’s newly married daughter, Deborah, has once again made the news over her unique style.

The young lady has been known not to conform to regular or basic fashion trends and has continued to stand out in her own way.

Just recently, Deborah Eneche posted photos online of her outfit to church which consisted of an oversized suit jacket, a short skirt, pantyhose, a Birkin bag, white socks and a shiny pair of high-heeled shoes.

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Paul Eneche's daughter, Deborah Eneche.
Pastor Paul Eneche’s daughter’s wedding ring causes stir.
Photos: @deborah_pauleneche
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However, what seemed to stand out the most from her appearance was the huge rings on one of her fingers.

Deborah was seen wearing an engagement ring with a huge stone and a crown-inspired wedding band. Both of the big rings were balanced on top of each other on one finger.

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Nigerians react as Paul Eneche’s daughter Deborah flaunts her crown inspired wedding ring

Shortly after the pastor’s daughter posted photos of her outfit and ring online, it made the rounds and got some netizens talking.

While some of them acknowledged that Deborah Eneche has an interesting sense of style, others wondered about the weight of the rings on her finger.

Read some of their comments below:

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‘All the Beauty and All the Bloodshed’ review: Nan Goldin’s war

Where life wounds, art and fellowship can heal, or at the very least, cauterize into the most expressive of scars. Photographer Nan Goldin knows this as much as anyone, her life’s journey from suburban captivity to outsider freedom, from Polaroid chronicler of her circle of intimates to consequential artist/activist, is all on moving, enriching display in Oscar-winning filmmaker Laura Poitras’ enthralling documentary, “All the Beauty and the Bloodshed.”

If you’ve ever doubted how art, rage or action can make meaningful change, Goldin’s combination of all three fighting an opioid crisis that nearly killed her is exhilarating proof of the power of “screaming in the streets,” to borrow what the queer artist David Wojnarowicz — one of many close friends of Goldin’s whom the AIDS epidemic took — wryly described as a necessary ritual of the living in a time of too much death.

When Goldin, in recovery from her own scary OxyContin addiction, learned that the wealthy Sackler family, owners of the drug’s maker, Purdue Pharma, were all over her world as art benefactors, she created PAIN (Prescription Addiction Intervention Now) as an ACTUP-inspired group aimed at advocating for more treatment funding from opioid profits, and shaming museums bearing the Sackler name into refusing the family’s reputation-washing money.

Starting in 2018, she spearheaded “die-ins” inside the Met and the Guggenheim, with flung pill bottles, coruscating banners (“400,000 DEAD”), shouts (“Sacklers lie, people die!”), and arrayed bodies signifying the drug’s deathly toll. The footage of these actions — the verité center of Poitras’ biographical portrait of Goldin — have a fierce glory, planned eruptions in elite spaces that, as we learn from the story threaded artfully throughout the documentary, speak to how important truth, community and unfettered expression have been across Goldin’s life.

Her spare, vivid, candid voice-over guides us through

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The LFW Richard Quinn show gave us all the spring makeup inspiration

Richard Quinn show LFW with MAC cosmetics

We went behind the scenes at the Richard Quinn show (Picture: AFP/Getty)

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The Richard Quinn show at London Fashion Week was a sight to behold.

Thousands of flowers lined the Victorian-tiled runway, as dancers in latex bondage suits moved almost as gracefully as the models.

But what caught our eye were, well, the eyes of the models – which popped with 70s-inspired pastel colours – courtesy of MAC. cosmetics.

In fact, this makeup is setting the trend for spring, with a soft but fun colour palette you can pull off without the catwalk.

If you want to know how to look like the models, we’ve uncovered all the details on the products and brushes used.

MAC makeup artist Carly Utting has given us a step-by-step guide, to ensure we can create these fun looks for our spring engagements.

A model gets ready in the backstage prior to the Richard Quinn's Autumn/Winter 2023 fashion show collection on the second day of the London Fashion Week, in London, on February 18, 2023. (Photo by ISABEL INFANTES / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE (Photo by ISABEL INFANTES/AFP via Getty Images)

A model gets ready in the backstage prior to the Richard Quinn’s show (Picture: ISABEL INFANTES/AFP via Getty Images)

She said: ‘To create the looks seen on the models backstage at Richard Quinn, the key products are Hyper Real Serumizer, Face And Body foundation, Cream Eyeshadows and of course the new Richard Quinn X MAC collection.’

The first step is to prep the skin.

Carly said prepare the skin by massaging 2/3 pumps of Hyper Real Serumiser into the face. This plumps and evens the skin, ready for your foundation.

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Next up is foundation.

Using a 188s brush (or a flat-topped brush you have at home), softly layer and

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15 suspects involved in robbery at Chanel store

WASHINGTON (DC News Now) — The Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) said that around 15 people robbed the downtown Chanel Store on Sunday.

Police said that about 15 suspects wearing masks and hoods came into the Chanel store in the 900 block of I Street NW at about 2:40 p.m. 

Police said one of the suspects sprayed a fire extinguisher in the store, causing a disturbance and loud noise. The suspects then took a number of items without paying for them and left the store on foot and car.

These suspects are wanted in connection to a robbery at Chanel that happened on Sunday.

Police said it was unclear how much merchandise was stolen.

“I am so frustrated with that. Honestly, we do need more supervision for these children, running around these streets acting like little hoodlums,” said Keva Bates, who shops at City Center.

“Nobody wants to keep getting robbed. And they may have insurance, however, it still affects the economy, which trickles down to the rest of us,” she said.

“I think there’s clearly a market for secondhand luxury good,” said Laurel Peltier, who was in town from Baltimore.

Chanel bags on eBay are listed for thousands of dollars.

“And, I think also they’ve been trained that it works. You get some really brazen people, they’re going to go into a Chanel in D.C. and do it, no one can catch them and then there’s buyers for it,” she said.

In addition to the released photos above, police also released pictures of suspect vehicles — including a white Infiniti and a black Acura.

These vehicles are wanted in connection to a robbery at Chanel
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Vernon’s Animal Auxiliary Thrift Store wins Fox charity van wrap competition – Vernon News

The second year of Fox Plumbing Heating Cooling Electrical’s ‘Wrap a Van for a Cause’ community promotion saw more entries in the first week than the entire charitable campaign last year.

On Thursday, Fox announced this year’s winner – Vernon’s Animal Auxiliary Thrift Store.

Fox has had one of its service vans wrapped with auxiliary signage that will stay on the vehicle for a full year.

As well, company owner Ted Fox said 5% of the year’s sales generated from that vehicle will be donated to the auxiliary.

The thrift store‘s Gina Barzan said she was “shocked” to learn of the win.

“I didn’t even know we had been nominated,” she said.

“This is amazing … for the exposure we will receive.”

The animal auxiliary helps humans as well as pets and livestock in times of need, from weekly meals for seniors to helping with veterinary bills, and evacuating livestock during wildfires.

Barzan said the organization’s profile has risen since recent large fires in the Southern Interior and a move to bigger premises in downtown Vernon.

“People know who we are now, and this will help,” she said.

Fox said the charity program has been “a crushing success … we couldn’t keep track of the vote count.”

More than 12,000 votes came in during just the first week.

“The biggest thing we can offer is exposure,” he said, noting the company’s fleet travels all over the Okanagan.

“It’s a rolling billboard.”

Last year’s winner, North Okanagan Community Chaplaincy, collected a donation of $3,500 and will have its wrap on a Fox van for an additional year, as that vehicle was off the road with mechanical issues for a couple of months.

Spokesperson Chuck Harper said the donation and exposure is “a huge help.”

The chaplaincy

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Rita Ora’s Wedding Ring Makes Its First Public Appearance In Style

Rita Ora has a new bling that she is never taking off!

Diamonds may be a girl’s best friend, but for the award-winning songstress, a large green gem is all she needs. After months of suspense, the Kosovo native is finally sharing details about her relationship with Taika Waititi.

The lovebirds have mostly kept their romance under wraps, including their secret nuptials. Although the spouses are yet to reveal the exact date they tied the knot, Ora recently gave fans a first-time view of her stunning engagement ring.

The 32-year-old made the big reveal on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” where she flaunted her jewelry and spilled juicy details about her marriage. Keep scrolling for more!

Rita Ora’s Wedding Ring Makes Its First Public Appearance In Style

Rita Ora and Taika Waititi at the 2022 MTV EMAs show at the PSD Bank Dome
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As a celebrated artist, the “How We Do” singer is no stranger to making headlines for her music and red-carpet looks. However, the Honorary Ambassador of Kosovo ate and left no crumbs on the February 1 episode of Fallon’s talk show.

The showrunners shared a clip of the memorable interview on their YouTube account, allowing fans to enjoy the unforgettable night worldwide. For her appearance, Ora stepped out in a silvery number featuring a sexy two-piece. 

Dressed to impress millions, the Glamour Award winner flashed her abs in a silver crop top and flaunted her model-like legs in a matching silver mini skirt. While the top consisted of a simple long-sleeve design with a turtleneck, the bottom had a beautiful ruffled hem.

The chic look was completed with a pair of black stilettos and minimal jewelry to compliment the eye-catching outfit. Although the “Grateful” artist shone like a star, all eyes were on the giant gem on her ring finger.

The 32-year-old flashed her wedding ring for the cameras,

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Milan Fashion Week: Fendi Fall/Winter 2023/2024 collection

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Models present creations from the Fendi Fall/Winter 2023/2024 collection during Milan Fashion Week in Milan, Italy, on Feb. 22, 2023. (Xinhua/Jin Mamengni)

Models present creations from the Fendi Fall/Winter 2023/2024 collection during Milan Fashion Week in Milan, Italy, on Feb. 22, 2023. (Xinhua/Jin Mamengni)

Models present creations from the Fendi Fall/Winter 2023/2024 collection during Milan Fashion Week in Milan, Italy, on Feb. 22, 2023. (Xinhua/Jin Mamengni)

A model presents a creation from the Fendi Fall/Winter 2023/2024 collection during Milan Fashion Week in Milan, Italy, on Feb. 22, 2023. (Xinhua/Jin Mamengni)

A model presents a creation from the Fendi Fall/Winter 2023/2024 collection during Milan Fashion Week in Milan, Italy, on Feb. 22, 2023. (Xinhua/Jin Mamengni)

A model presents a creation from the Fendi Fall/Winter 2023/2024 collection during Milan Fashion Week in Milan, Italy, on Feb. 22, 2023. (Xinhua/Jin Mamengni)

Models present creations from the Fendi Fall/Winter 2023/2024 collection during Milan Fashion Week in Milan, Italy, on Feb. 22, 2023. (Xinhua/Jin Mamengni)

Models present creations from the Fendi Fall/Winter 2023/2024 collection during Milan Fashion Week in Milan, Italy, on Feb. 22, 2023. (Xinhua/Jin Mamengni)

A model presents a creation from the Fendi Fall/Winter 2023/2024 collection during Milan Fashion Week in Milan, Italy, on Feb. 22, 2023. (Xinhua/Jin Mamengni)

Models present creations from the Fendi Fall/Winter 2023/2024 collection during Milan Fashion Week in Milan, Italy, on Feb. 22, 2023. (Xinhua/Jin Mamengni)

Models present creations from the Fendi Fall/Winter 2023/2024 collection during Milan Fashion Week in Milan, Italy, on Feb. 22, 2023. (Xinhua/Jin Mamengni)

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Chanel nabs Nespresso’s James Hansford as

French luxury fashion house, Chanel, has appointed James Hansford (pictured) as regional head of eBusiness, according to a LinkedIn post by Hansford. 

Hansford was previously with Nestle Nespresso for 15 years, according to a separate LinkedIn post. There, he helmed the position of B2C commercial manager, omni-channel, for nearly four years. In this role, he led the B2C business for Nespresso Singapore which included four boutiques, two pop-up locations, a website and a mobile app, stores on Amazon, Lazada and Shopee as well as trade corners in Harvey Norman and Tangs. In addition to that, he was also responsible for data and analytics in the organisation.

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According to his LinkedIn profile, Hansford defined the omni-channel strategy for Nespresso Singapore as one with a focus on a seamless customer journey and the alignment of service experiences with sales objectives. He was also responsible for the profit and loss of the B2C sales channels, (online & offline) with monthly and annual forecasting responsibilities. In this role, he managed a team of over 50 with people development as a core focus.

Hansford was also eCommerce and customer care manager and regional eCommerce manager for SEA as well as global digital transformation manager to name a few of his seven positions at Nespresso.

Hansford said in his LinkedIn post, “Looking back on my time with Nespresso I have so much to be grateful for. The incredible standard of leadership at every step of my career enabled my personal growth and inspired me to stay so long.”

He added: “I joined Nespresso for the coffee, the stories and the commitment to sustainability, I stayed for the leaders who inspired me. Looking forward to coming back for a visit very soon.”

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With opening of Ashley furniture, Kochville has no vacant big-box stores

KOCHVILLE TWP, MI — Ashley Outlet is now open along Kochville Township’s Tittabawassee Road corridor, putting to use one of the township’s last remaining vacant commercial spaces.

The furniture store recently opened in a more than 70,000-square-foot facility located at 2272 Tittabawassee Road in the Bay Valley Shopping Center.

“We don’t have any vacant big-box spaces anymore in Kochville, so it’s been a great turn of events in the last 12 months or so,” said Kochville Township Manager Steve King. “We’re just excited.”

King said the new Ashley store will be two stores in one: the Ashley Outlet store and a regular Ashley Furniture store still to come.

“The main store is coming in future weeks,” King said.

In the last year and a half, the township has seen at least 250,000 square feet of vacant space repurposed with Planet Fitness opening in the former Gander Mountain, Gardner White opening in the former Art Van, Value City Furniture opening in the former Toys R Us, and Volunteers of America Thrift Store opening in the former Gordmans, King said.

While the township’s largest commercial spaces of 10,000 square feet or more are now full, some smaller spaces of a few thousand square feet each are still available, he said.

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