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Cardi B Gears Up For Community Service: ‘Don’t Commit Crimes!’

By Emerson Pearson.

Cardi B is paying her dues.

The 30-year-old rapper tweeted a stylish picture of herself heading to court-ordered community service on Wednesday after pleading guilty to misdemeanour charges in Sept. 2018 following a massive melee at a strip club.

“On my way to serve some community service time …..DONT COMMIT CRIMES!” tweeted the “Up” rapper, rocking a pair of pink Maison Margiela boots.

The star accompanied the boots with a large tweed pink Chanel bag and a pink Teddy Bear beanie.

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After several altercations at Angels Strip Club in Flushings, Queens, the charges emerged over an alleged personal dispute. According to prosecutors, Cardi and her entourage were brawling with employees at the club.

Prosecutors described the confrontation: “The victims allegedly had glass bottles hurled at them, alcoholic drinks thrown in their faces and one woman’s head was slammed into the bar.”

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Cardi began her community service obligations after her Jan. 17 appearance at Queens Criminal Court.

This isn’t the first tweet Cardi has sent out regarding her legal responsibilities. The “Bodak Yellow” rapper tweeted on Jan. 20 another selfie with the caption: “Second day of community service……Obey the law”.

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Start building a sustainable wardrobe through thrifting

Gerald Dizon – Philstar.com

February 20, 2023 | 2:10pm

MANILA, Philippines — In a world of expensive everything—onions, oil, monthly bills, groceries and heck even your favorite fast food meal, what then is the last bastion of value shopping one can cling to? Well, one word: ukay-ukay.

Need to assemble an entire office wardrobe for cheap? On a desperate hunt for last-minute ensemble to some formal gathering? Or simply want to upgrade your closet for everyday wear? Ukay-ukay, more fondly nicknamed “ukay” by many, provides you with all manner of apparel that you need.

Thrifting is fashionable and sustainable

A phenomenon emerging from the eighties, stemming from an excess of humanitarian goods for calamity-stricken communities, the sale of and shopping for ukay-ukay (from the word “halukay” meaning “to dig”) quickly became prominent first in Cebu and Baguio, and eventually across the country over time.

Funnily enough, the craze has spread not only among regular Pinoys but also among celebrities.

Ukay-ukay is also known to come from a variety of sources, from the then excess donations from affluent countries, to the now more notorious company overruns and out-of-season discards from various retail giants abroad.

For the fast fashion industry, specifically, these excesses are grossly mishandled. They eventually end up in landfills that pollute the environment, causing harm not only to the planet but also to both human and wildlife with lasting effect.

It is in this regard that thrifting in the form of ukay-ukay, while not a wholesale solution to the fast fashion problem, is an important way to instead advocate for sustainable fashion. Acquire, not purchase; upcycle or recycle—these are the way.

Where to shop your ukay haul online

From humble, single-stall shops in your local plaza during weekend or

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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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Fort Worth Fashion Week Is Here

Fashion designer Phillip Maximilian presents the second annual Spring/Summer Fort Worth Fashion Week. With a theme of “The Future,” this season is dedicated to students via collaborations with two Fort Worth high schools, several Texas universities, and two of Fort Worth’s most prominent museums. The two not-to-miss events are Monday and next Friday.

See and be seen at Fort Worth Fashion Week this Monday and next Friday.
Courtesy Fort Worth Fashion Week


The Fort Worth Museum of Science and History (1600 Gendy St, 817-255-9300) is the location of the Fort Worth school district’s Next Gen Fashion Runway Show on Mon, Feb 27. Students from Fort Worth ISD’s Fashion Design Program will showcase their spring/summer ’23 collections from 6pm to 8pm. Then from 7pm to 9pm, meet the designers at the post-event reception.

“The collections convey inspiring messages of self-confidence and empowerment through brilliant colors of spring and summer,” Maximilian said. “Watch as designs from young creative minds come to life on the runway!”

Students from Diamond Hills-Jarvis and Trimble Tech high schools will present collections.

All proceeds and donations benefit the Fort Worth school district programs that nurture young fashion designers. Donations help fund equipment, fabrics, and sewing tools that enable students to experience a first-hand introduction to the world of creating fashion illustrations, constructing patterns, and more.

Complimentary champagne, beverages, and hors d’oeuvres will be served. All ages are welcome. Tickets are $21 at FWFashionWeek.com.

Courtesy Fort Worth Fashion Week


The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth (3200 Darnell St, 817-738-9215) will host The Future Fashion Runway Show 5pm-9pm Fri, Mar 3, hosted by NBC-5 anchor Evan Anderson. The runway will see models in the new Autumn/Winter ’23 Couture Collection from Mener Grand Train Co., the Fort Worth-based designer known for couture and bespoke tailoring and handmade

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“The Beauty and the Beast Experience” Coming to Charleston

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CluedUpp, an immersive outdoor events company, will host their latest adventure – “Beauty and the Beast” – in Charleston on Saturday, November 18th.

Following the success of “Alice in Wonderland” and “The Smurfs Great Escape,” CluedUpp returns to the Holy City with this brand new outdoor adventure that combines the original 18th century story with a “whodunnit?” style mystery in this immersive, escape-room style event. 

Here’s how the company describes the new event:

In a tale never told before, this adaptation sees the Beast cursed once again. With love not being enough to break the spell this time, hundreds of players will be gathering in Charleston to help Beauty save the day. 

Expect to complete challenges, interrogate fairytale characters and crack clues against the clock. The adventure takes place entirely outdoors and all you’ll need is a phone and a team of 6 willing participants – dressing up as your favorite fairytale character is optional but highly encouraged. 

“We’re committed to creating unique, outdoor experiences that bring people together and encourage them to have fun with family and friends,” said Tref Griffiths, founder of CluedUpp Games. “With ‘Beauty and the Beast,’ I’m confident people of all ages will love this magical mystery-solving adventure.” 

Tickets for the event can be purchased via the CluedUpp website, and are available now (children under 16 play for free). Click cluedupp.com/products/beauty-charleston”here for more information. Use promo code HOLYCITYSINNER at checkout for 60% off your tickets!

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Paris Fashion Week 2023: Russ Millions, Ciara, … three exceptional evenings at L’Arc Paris!

Fashion Week is back in Paris, and with it a whole bunch ofultra fashion events! From March 2 to 4, 2023, while the fashion shows and collection presentations are taking place in the capital, don’t miss the hot parties and animations, special Fashion Week edition!

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Like every season, the club L’Arc organizes memorable evenings during the fashion week, on the front row of the Champs-Élysées and the Arc de Triomphe. A real HQ for American stars, artists, designers and fashion icons, it is the Parisian hot spot par excellence to end your days in a 100% stylish and glamorous atmosphere. We have already met Diplo, Rick Ross, Cindy Bruna, DJ Snake, but also Thylane Blondeau or Doja Cat. Come and vibrate to the sounds of internationally renowned DJs andmythical artists of the US music scene, and immortalize your passage at Photocall Couture.

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The fashion is well and truly present in this high place of the Parisian parties! In the club’s den, discover the Curated pop up (the club’s boutique) with pieces by young designers and couturiers created exclusively for the Arc, like the ultra-desirable jackets by Théo Galbert.

On the occasion of this new Fashion Week, L’Arc has three exce-ptional evenings in store for you and a crazy line-up!

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You will have understood it well, it is the club impossible to circumvent of the week! It only remains to compose

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GSU Officers Who Beat up Bridegroom in Cancelled Wedding Sentenced

A court in Lamu sentenced two General Service Unit (GSU) officers to two years in prison for inflicting injuries on a bridegroom, his driver and a friend.

According to a statement shared by Independent Policing Oversight Authority (IPOA) on Thursday, February 23, the officers were found guilty of assaulting the three individuals.

The court heard that Ahmed Godhana, a hopeful bridegroom, was headed to pick up his bride at a village where she lived with her parents before he was roughed up.

A couple exchanges rings during a wedding

A file image of a couple exchanging rings during a wedding.


“The 100-kilometre journey involved passing through roadblocks mounted by either the police or military, since surveillance had been escalated in parts of the County due to persistent security threats,” IPOA stated.

“As part of traditions by the communities living in the area, betrothal ceremonies take place at night, and Godhana was looking forward to a return journey in the company of a new wife,” the oversight authority added.

His driver took a wrong turn and found himself in a GSU camp.  The sentries signalled them to stop at a distance, and ordered them to approach the gates while on their knees.

The bridegroom was beaten and left unconscious together with his colleagues. The wedding was cancelled as the bridegroom regained consciousness after three days.

According to the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (ODPP), the incident happened on January 1, 2016. The bridegroom regained consciousness on January 4, 2016.

His driver was likewise treated and detained at a local police station. The GSU officers accused him of assaulting, resisting and obstructing law enforcement officers from executing their duties.

However, IPOA’s investigations established that the driver was framed. It recommended the charges be dropped. 

Following their findings, the two cops were imprisoned or ordered to

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Best Thrift Stores in Minnesota That Aren’t Goodwill

Thrifting has become so popular recently and for a good reason because the clothing industry is the 2nd biggest polluter of our world. But what if you are looking for more places to check out other than Goodwill? Well, I got you, here are some of Minnesota’s hidden gem thrift stores. The majority of these places are thrift stores you can also donate to, or our non-profits because giving back is important, especially now.

Common Closet Thrift Store, Wabasha

According to bestthingsmn.com, Common Closet Thrift Store was “recently voted ‘Best Thrift Shop in Minnesota.’” The store takes a wide range of items, resells them to the community at a low cost, then regularly donates proceeds to local charities. Located at 154 Pembroke Ave, Wabasha, MN.

Prop Shop, Edina

Don’t let the name fool you, this non-profit is another great place to not only shop second-hand but to donate as well! Located at 15199, 15195 Martin Dr, Eden Prairie, MN, 55344.

Repair Lair, Minneapolis

I wanted to add this place here because of its unique offer. Repair Lair “Not only [repairs] gear and outdoor clothing, they consign and resell it.” Located at 3304 E Lake St, Minneapolis, MN 55406, this is a place for all Minnesotans to go check out! We all know how much outdoor gear is, so why not let Repair Lair fix your gear or shop from them?

Common Goods, Baxter and Crosslake

As stated on their website, “Common Goods is a trendy thrift store for the community-minded shopper, owned by Bridges of Hope. Common Goods offers high-quality goods at reasonable prices.” Common Goods makes it clear that they want to help keep items out of landfills and help those in the community. Located in Baxter, Crosby, and Crosslake.

Family Pathways, Forest

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Closet Case Thrift Store Celebrates 4th Anniversary with The Rainbow Market

On Saturday, March 25th, from 11 am to 4 pm, the Closet Case Thrift Store, We Are Family (WAF)’s affordable, unique, and gender-inclusive shopping experience, will celebrate its four year anniversary with its free Rainbow Market at 1801 Reynolds Ave, Unit B in North Charleston. 

Highlighted by a free clothes swap, The Rainbow Market will feature offerings from local jewelry designers, vintage shops, home goods sellers, and more, along with live music, giveaways, and a pop-up fashion show. Attendees are invited to visit Rebel Taqueria and Macho Pichu Chicken next door for food and drinks during the event. Those interested in participating in the free clothing swap should bring any stylish, vintage, gently used or new clothes, shoes, handbags, and accessories with them to the event.

“We’re ecstatic to invite everyone back for our fourth Rainbow Market and Closet Case anniversary,” said WAF’s Closet Case & Community Events Manager Jonatan Guerrero-Ramirez. “Since its founding in 2019, Closet Case has come to mean so much to the greater Charleston community, and this event will be a celebration of the organizations and people that have made such a difference.”

There are a few remaining spots open for vendors and those interested can apply here. Closet Case Thrift Store is open Wednesday to Saturday from 11 am to 7 pm. For more information about the store, questions about donations, or to view a list of all upcoming events, visit www.closetcasethrift.com, or follow Closet Case on social media at @closetcasethrift.

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Coastal Bend families thrift shopping to save on back-to-school items

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Coastal bend parents are looking for ways to save money on their back-to-school shopping.

Some are considering buying clothes and shoes at thrift stores. Parents like Crystal Martinez said it only made sense to buy secondhand items for her four children.

“As far as the clothes, I mean it’s not going to impress anybody if it’s $20 or if it’s $2,” Martinez said. “As long as my kids get their education and they’re good and they pay attention in school.”

Once Upon a Child is seeing an influx of customers this back-to-school season. Store owner, Pam Vera, said parents can expect to get more for their money.

“You can save up to 70 percent off retail so you can get back to school shirt for $2.50, pants for $3.50,” Vera said.

Plato’s Closet is experiencing higher sales as they see more families walk in the door. Zoe Reyes noticed more people coming in looking for clothes and shoes.

“Denim sales so fast, literally anything men, dresses, t-shirts,” Reyes said. “They always sell good for back to school and for kids in general.”

These businesses are expecting more customers during sales tax-free weekends. Store owners are asking parents to plan ahead and stop by to take advantage of back-to-school-specials.

“It’s selling down quickly, so if you need those sizes, my 6, 7 sometimes 5s, they go quickly,” said Vera.

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