Homegrown brand creates beautiful jewelry out of abaca paper

It’s dainty and ethical, too!

Nothing is more timeless than jewelry. The intricate hand work, beautiful design, and quality materials all contribute to its eternal beauty passed on from one woman to another. Indeed, jewelry is the perfect hand-me-down fashion item.

Jewelry also makes every mom-daughter moment special. This is true for 26-year-old Jeanine Y. Marasigan. She and her mother, Jenny G. Ytable, turned their passion for crafts into the accessory brand of their dreams.

“My mom has been a hobbyist of handcrafting fashion accessories since I was in elementary. It has greatly inspired me to be creative and artsy,” Jeanine says. “It is our form of bonding after school and during weekends. Our dream is to have a business showcasing our works.”

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The floral chronicles are the collection of floral accessories made by the Mother and Daughter Team of @magindaraaccessories. We’ll be posting

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Oakton alum creates virtual WW II fashion exhibit for alma mater

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(Courtesy Robert Noia)

After graduating from Oakton, Noia, 27, now a fashion designer living in Chicago, went on to major in fashion design at Columbia College Chicago and continued his studies at Central Saint Martins in London.

Wendy Adele-Marie, professor of history at Oakton, recently asked her former student to help design a project for the College. The exhibition, “World War ChIIC,” debuts on Instagram on Oct. 19. The virtual exhibition captures the fashion imagery in Europe and the United States in the early to late 1940s.

“It covers the women and men’s clothing of the period, from the everyday clothing to the high

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Budding Virginia Beach fashion designer creates petite clothing line

At 5 feet tall, Nicole Stephens may be small in stature, but she wants to lead the way with the new clothing line she designed specifically for petite women.

Stephens, a 2016 graduate of Louisiana State University with a bachelor’s degree in textile and design, is busily preparing to launch her business, Naya Petite.

A solopreneur who designs, makes patterns, cuts and sews the sample pieces in her Virginia Beach home, Stephens said she will hire seamstresses as her fledgling business grows and then look to a manufacturer in Bali.

Her dog, a black Labrador she found nine years ago, and her business share the name Naya, a Sanskrit word that means “to lead.”

“I was living with my grandparents and going to college so I snuck her in for two days,” Stephens said. “They told me I couldn’t keep her so I went out, worked three jobs, went

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Dying dad creates fundraiser to help wife and daughter

A dad with terminal cancer, and just a week to live, has started a GoFundMe page for his wife and daughter.

Jeffrey McKnight, from the US state of Oregon, has lymphoma and on Thursday tweeted a doctor had informed him he had a week to live and had been taken to the emergency room.

Mr McKnight, who runs the McKnight Lab with his wife Laura at the University of Oregon, tweeted about feeling exhausted and sleeping up to 24 hours a day in the lead up to being told he was going to die in seven days.

He now hopes he can raise enough money to support his wife and his daughter Katherine, 7, after he passes.

Jeffrey McKnight and his daughter Katherine, 7. Mr McKnight has terminal cancer. Source: GoFundMe

“My wife, Laura, has been nothing but a hero during this time,” he wrote on the GoFundMe page.

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Black Fashion Fair Creates Space for Long Overlooked Black Designers

Photo credit: Ahmad Barber + Donté Maurice of ABDM Studio
Photo credit: Ahmad Barber + Donté Maurice of ABDM Studio

From Harper’s BAZAAR

Antoine Gregory has never been afraid to call out the fashion industry.

The stylist’s unfiltered but sharp Twitter commentary about the industry’s ongoings—whether it’s fashion presentations, designer collaborations, or the shifting landscape of the media world—is what helped propel his elusive Twitter persona @bibbygregory as one of the social media’s sites leading voices in the industry—especially when it came to the matters of diversity, or lack thereof, within the fashion world.

After years of being one of the only Black people in a room or on a set, Gregory was inspired to create and produce Black Fashion Fair—an immersive online platform where Black fashion designers are championed, celebrated, and centered. Its website serves as an online database where Black designers are listed A-Z, and a virtual marketplace with a stellar curation of fashion’s most exciting

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$1.7M Adkerson Foundation gift creates online MSU master’s accounting programs, minority fellowships; endows NABA chapter

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Portrait of Richard Adkerson
Richard C. Adkerson (Photo submitted)

STARKVILLE, Miss.—The Richard C. Adkerson Family Foundation addresses two significant issues facing the southeastern United States with a gift to its namesake’s alma mater, Mississippi State University.

The more than $1.7 million gift will strengthen accounting education through accessibility by establishing two online graduate-level degree programs for the Richard C. Adkerson School of Accountancy and bring fellowships to African Americans who enroll full time in the programs. Additionally, the gift endows a student chapter of the National Association of Black Accountants (NABA) for underrepresented undergraduate students to engage with professionals in their soon-to-be career fields of accounting, finance and related business professions.

An online Master of Professional Accountancy program and an online Master of Taxation program will now be part of the land-grant institution’s curriculum for the Adkerson School of Accountancy. Adkerson is the longtime CEO of Freeport-McMoRan Inc. (FCX), the foremost

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