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.”

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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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Drag Artist Alexis Stone Transforms Into Jennifer Coolidge

The crowd erupted at Milan Fashion Week when Jennifer Coolidge waltzed into Diesel’s fall 2023 runway show on Feb. 22 . . . except, it wasn’t actually Coolidge. It was British drag artist Alexis Stone impersonating the “The White Lotus” star, thanks to an elaborate prosthetic transformation.

Stone enlisted special-effects makeup artist Neill Gorton to sculpt a replica of Coolidge’s face — a process that took a total of five weeks. After adhering the prosthetic pieces to her face in several parts, Stone used Coolidge’s makeup look from the Golden Globes as inspiration while applying lipstick, eyeshadow, eyebrows, and lashes. The finishing touches? A wavy blond wig, hazel contacts, fake teeth, and voilà! The makeover was complete.

At the Diesel presentation, Stone wore an outfit from the label’s new collection, including baggy metallic cargo pants, a matching biker jacket, a top emblazoned with a cutout logo, and a denim handbag. She walked the step and repeat, nailing Coolidge’s signature pout and shimmying for the cameras, before sitting in the front row next to Haley Lu Richardson, who portrays Coolidge’s assistant in “The White Lotus” season two. It seems everyone was fooled by Stone’s uncanny homage, as the drag queen wrote on Instagram, “A major success [given] most news outlets thought I was in fact Jennifer, such a moment.”

For the unacquainted, Stone is known for channeling celebrities and fictional characters for Fashion Week appearances. In the past, she’s transformed into Dolly Parton, Mrs. Doubtfire, and socialite Jocelyn Wildenstein for various Balenciaga shows and has used prosthetic makeup to mimic Kim Kardashian, Justin Bieber, Lisa Rinna, and more just for fun on Instagram.

Get a behind-the-scenes look at Stone’s mesmerizing Coolidge transformation ahead, and keep reading to see more photos of her looking exactly like the Emmy

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Tacoma community rallies to fund store that was broken into

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The Tacoma community is rallying around a pair of shop owners whose store was broken into last week.

Black Sheep Resale, situated near the Tacoma Mall, specializes in buying and selling vintage accessories and is known as a safe space for members of the LGBTQ community. Thieves broke into the store late last week and stole around $5,000 of merchandise, cash and photography equipment.

Faeryn Stevens, one of the store’s two owners, created a GoFundMe on Wednesday to raise $10,000 to replace the stolen equipment and repair damages caused by the thieves.

As of Friday afternoon, people had donated just under $2,000. Stevens said Friday in an interview with the The News Tribune that many donations had come from around the United States, along with encouragement not to give up on the shop.

The shop closed down temporarily as Stevens and co-owner Kelly Costello addressed security concerns. Stevens also said they considered giving up on the store following the break-in but are tied into a two-year lease on their space.

“We have had to close for a week in order to make sure we are a safe space once we reopen,” Stevens wrote in the GoFundMe description. “Anything you can spare to keep our dream alive is greatly appreciated.”

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8 Leading London Fashion Week Trends to Know for A/W 23

And just like that, London Fashion Week is over for another season. Stylish types descended on the capital for five days of shows, which included a long-awaited Burberry revival helmed by Daniel Lee, models that were accompanied by adorable tots as they walked down a literal bed of roses at Susan Fang, and a very sleek London Fashion Week debut from Instagram favourite, Tove. After the effects of Covid and a season that fall in the official period of mourning after the Queen’s death, suffice it to say that London Fashion Week had somewhat lost its spark over the las few years. But, let it be known, that February 2023 is when it found it once more. Even the typically questionable London weather couldn’t dampen our spirits, as the entire Who What Wear team turned out in force to attended every show they could (you mightn’t know this, but, these days, the shows are held in unique locations across the city, with timings often overlapping, so it really does take a village to get to them all—huge thanks goes out to The Laslett for hosting us in a central location).

Now that we’ve had a moment to compare notes and talk about the incredible catwalk creations that we each witnessed, we’ve been able to determine that, across well over a hundred shows, presentations, and events, that there are eight key trend takeaways to consider. That’s right; eight. How’s that for an edit? Of course, there will be more to feast your eyes on when it comes to compiling the autumn/winter 2023 version of our bumper trend report (which is coming your way very soon) but, for now, these are the leading London Fashion Week trends to know for autumn. Scroll on to see them. 

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Sustainable Outfit Ideas for Fashion Week Season

Fashion month is in full swing and while the concept of fashion weeks can sometimes result in increased consumption, there are plenty of emerging designers doing things differently and working to promote a more circular and sustainable world. As a result, those of us who attend fashion week have the opportunity to do the same thing and it turns out, it’s easier than you might think.

This season, we challenged ourselves to opt for pre-loved fits over popular trends and styled a number of sustainable looks through fashion-rental” data-ylk=”slk:renting” class=”link “renting, borrowing and shopping secondhand with Depop. Increasingly, the pre-loved platform is finding itself at the center of fashion week, with emerging creatives and sellers like johnsvintagefazedbyfinn and breadandbuttercollection curating vintage fashion and streetwear selections purely for the purpose of fashion week dressing.

As a result, we took to the platform to source vintage and secondhand pieces from some of our favorite brands and designers, including those showcasing at LFW for Fall/Winter 2023.

Take a look at our rundown of London Fashion Week looks below.

While you’re here, check out our roundup of the biggest trends from this LFW season.

Look 1

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The first of our LFW looks began with a borrowed Feng Chen Wang blazer and silver necklace, worn alongside charity shop cargo pants. Completing the outfit was a selection of secondhand purchases from Depop, consisting of some limited-edition adidas and Raf Simons Ozweego trainers and a black and silver MISBHV leather bag.

Look 2

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Next up, we styled a pair of borrowed black Sophia Webster boots, alongside existing Vetements tights and a rented balaclava from HURR. Finishing

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Meet the Ukrainian Designers Bringing Resourcefulness and Optimism to London Fashion Week

On the final morning of London Fashion Week, a trio of Ukrainian designers showed their latest collections in the Newgen runway space of the Old Selfridges Hotel: thousands of miles away from their hometowns and studios, and even further away from where they likely imagined they would be 12 months ago. (February 24 marks one year since Russia first announced the full-scale invasion of Ukraine that continues to this day.) 

An initiative spearheaded by the organizers of Ukrainian Fashion Week and supported by the British Fashion Council, the significance of its timing didn’t go unnoticed. “It’s very important for us to show that one year on, we have not been manipulated by the war,” said Ivan Frolov of the brand Frolov, known for its corsets, crystals, and camp; all of which were very much present on this week’s runway. “We are so strong that, even under these terrible circumstances, the DNA of our brands hasn’t changed.”

While it would have been impossible to stage the show in Ukraine under the current circumstances, the majority of the fashion community there—even those who have relocated abroad temporarily—still have their studios, pay taxes, produce, and perhaps most importantly of all, have friends, family, and supporters still in their homeland. The showcase proved that even in the face of seemingly insurmountable challenges, the designers’ spirits have yet to be dampened. “I’d be working in my studio and I’d hear rockets flying, or we’d have to run to the bomb shelter,” said Julia Paskal of Paskal, with a shrug. “But that’s just our lives now.”

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Matty Bovan Is Taking His Avant-garde Maximalism to Milan Fashion Week

LONDON — Matty Bovan is joining the Milan Fashion Week schedule.

The Yorkshire-based designer will be showing his spring 2023 collection on the official calendar with support from Dolce & Gabbana, which is supplying Bovan with fabrics and materials.

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Bovan graduated from Central Saint Martins in 2015 with an MA in fashion knitwear. Their graduate collection opened the final show at the fashion university that earned Bovan the L’Oréal Professionel Creative Award, followed by the prestigious LVMH Graduate Prize, which includes 10,000 euros and a junior designer placement at Louis Vuitton under Nicolas Ghesquière.

“Craft and handiwork are at the heart of my work, something that myself and this iconic maison have great affinity with; the synergy upon meeting Domenico and Stefano recently was palpable,” Bovan said in a statement, adding that they’re “still processing the idea that I am going to be exploring their archives and mixing their historic work with my new output for next spring. I’m already feeling the turbo charge of this alliance.”

Bovan’s avant-garde maximalist approach to design has secured them deals with the likes of Coach, working on a range of accessories projects since 2016; collaborating with Miu Miu on a series of dressed up mannequins, and a series of limited edition Barbie dolls dressed in their garments.

Fall 2022 was Bovan’s biggest collection to date, titled Cyclone, which they described as “chaos and destruction — even beauty — in the wake of its power.” Model Irina Shayk opened Bovan’s show in a repurposed Roksanda Ilincic voluminous gown.

Since their fashion week debut with creative hub Fashion East in 2017, Bovan has gone on to staging solo shows during London Fashion Week that have led to their designs being bought by Matchesfashion and Milan’s No30.

Bovan’s nonconformist aesthetic will bring

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Cos to make New York Fashion Week debut

Cos, the minimalist fashion label from the H&M Group, has announced that it will be showcasing during New York Fashion Week in September.

In a short statement, Cos said it would debut its autumn/winter 2022 collection with a physical catwalk show as part of the Council of Fashion Designers of America’s official schedule on September 13. The show will also be live-streamed on the brand’s website.

Cos didn’t share specifics on the show, just that it would “celebrate New York’s diverse communities and individual expression against the city’s own powerful backdrop”.

Commenting on joining the NYFW line-up, CFDA chief executive Steven Kolb said: “CFDA welcomes Cos to New York Fashion Week. Each season we curate an official schedule that reflects creativity, and we are pleased to count Cos among this season’s line-up.

“NYFW is increasingly a destination for international brands wanting to connect to NYC culture and the vast American audience.”

To coincide with joining the NYFW schedule, Cos launched a new campaign featuring American model Paloma Elsesser, alongside actor and producer Natasha Lyonne, shot in New York by Mario Sorrenti.

Cos has previously fashion/cos-showcased-aw21-at-lfw/2021092257841″shown on-schedule at London Fashion Week.

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Ghana Menswear Week

Ghana Menswear Week

Ghana Menswear Week is super excited to announce its partnership with the KGL Foundation for the 2022 ‘Style Man Project’, a fashion competition aimed at discovering the next generation of menswear designers in Ghana.

The project seeks to unearth, nurture and manage young and creative upcoming designers in the menswear market and help project their creativity worldwide with the support of industry experts and partners like the KGL Foundation, whose CSR values seek to provide sustainable social intervention programmes in the fields of health and sports, entrepreneurship and Youth Empowerment, culture and arts in Ghana.

According to Nana Mensah, Founder of Ghana Menswear Week: “The annual Menswear Week is not just about staging a fashion show, but also as part of our social responsibility, we created this huge platform to help many talented young designers find their feet in the fashion industry”

“For the first time since we launched the competition in 2019, we are collaborating with an organisation which prides itself with corporate diversity in its CSR activities to help young talented designers reach their full potential,” he concluded.

Three (3) lucky finalists will have their collections showcased on the runway during Ghana Menswear Week 2022 on August 28 at the World Trade Centre, Accra.

The ultimate winner, as a prize, will have the opportunity to showcase at an international fashion week facilitated by KGL Foundation, and get a brand new TECNO phone, brand management and promotions, mentoring, among other benefits.

Ghana Menswear Week is a yearly fashion showcase launched in 2016 by Fame Model Management which seeks to create a platform for the showcase of new collections by creative men’s wear designers and brands. The annual event brings together men’s wear designers, buyers, men’s services providers, bloggers and consumers under one roof.

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