Fashion

You Be Better – Interview with Soloman Sanders of Hobby

Rain Henderson Introduce yourself! What’s your name, what’s your favorite thing to do, where ya from? My name is Soloman, I’m from Fort Myers FL but have lived in Gainesville FL since 2012. My favorite things to do are Thrifting/Finding stuff to use for art/inspiration. I’ve seen you put on art galleries/pop-up things, what kind of people go to those? Is it a type of thing where everybody knows everybody? Jacksonville has a pretty tightknit “art” scene. Kind of a small skate scene locally but Gainesville has a solid music/art scene. Gainesville is very transient due to it being a …

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Talk Nerdy to Me

We’ve all seen it on TV, in the movies, and sometimes in real life. You’re walking around, minding your business when you see a group of people dressed as characters from Star Trek or Lord of the Rings. If it isn’t Halloween, don’t get too confused; those people are just cosplaying. Cosplay, short for “costume play,” is the act of dressing like or making oneself look like a fictional character. Cosplays are especially popular at events like conventions or the premiere of an anticipated movie. The kinds of things people will cosplay vary greatly from anime, video games, comics, novels, …

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Love and Knowledge

It’s February, the month of romance. When chocolate hearts and teddy bears take over as the representation of love. Flowers are bought, and dinner plans are reserved. But for some, it’s the time to take that next step in the relationship. To ask that question for forever. But what comes after the “Yes!”?  The planning. This includes the dress, venue, color scheme, everything that creates someone’s dream wedding. But how long does a couple have? For some, a wedding can be created in a month, that’s if you want a casual wedding or an elopement. But for those that have …

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Meet You Under The Clock: Jacobs Jewelers, a Timeless Beacon for Downtown Jacksonville for 129 Years

Jacobs Jewelers is a Timeless Beacon for Downtown Jacksonville

Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow For over a century (129 years), Jacobs Jewelers has served as the keeper of the past. The iconic clock has measured many moments in the city’s history from its post at the corner of Laura and Adams streets in Downtown Jacksonville. Since 1890, the timeless beacon has kept watch over families dressed in their holiday best as they strolled the downtown streets, gazing at the windows dressed for the season. Children pressed their noses against the glass in wonder, small girls in patent leather shoes picked out their Christmas toys from store windows while their folks …

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Changing Fashion for Changing Times: Dressing Downton Abbey in St. Augustine

BY MARCIA LANE The Dowager Countess, Lady Mary Crawley, Bates and Lord Grantham — or at least their clothing — are going to feel right at home at St. Augustine’s Lightner Museum as Dressing Downton opens for a three-month visit. Beginning in October, expect Britain to rule again—at least in the corridors, hallways, and ballroom of the Lightner as special tours, speakers, and events enhance the exhibit at the former Alcazar Hotel. Dressing Downton displays 36 authentic Victorian-era costumes and accessories from the television drama in the third floor ballroom. “We’ve been told over the three months to expect 80,000 …

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ArtRepublic Announces Fashion Design Gala with Estee Lauder

Alex Vinash, ArtRepublic Fashion Gala, Jacksonville, Florida, Art Republic

ARTREPUBLIC FASHION DESIGN GALA NOV. 10 Jacksonville, FL: Yesterday, announced that the Fashion Design Gala will take place November 10 at the historic . The organization revealed that International beauty brand Estee Lauder will serve as Title Sponsor of the event in correlation with New York City Fashion Designer Alex Vinash. The Design Gala will include a black-tie cocktail party and Fashion Exhibit by Jacksonville based photographer , contributing to the conversation of Fashion being acknowledged as applied Art. Last year’s strategic positioning of the ArtRepublic Fashion Design Gala made it the first centralized event in Jacksonville to be focused …

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ArtRepublic: International Art Expo Brings More Murals To Downtown Jacksonville, Florida

Dourone and David Petroni, Photo by Jason Infader Moale, Art Republic, Downtown Jacksonville, ArtRepublic

ARTREPUBLIC RETURNS TO DOWNTOWN JACKSONVILLE FOR YEAR 2 At the surface, street art is about filling an empty space with something beautiful. But the beating heart of the movement is centered around transformation. Street art invokes inspiration. Concepts develop in technicolor, ideas that stimulate growth and inspire change one bold stroke at a time. With street art, beautiful things can happen. For the second year, ArtRepublic has curated a collection of the most prolific artists to participate in the 12-day exhibition November 1-12 in the . The lineup, as announced exclusively to EU Jacksonville, features artists Faith47, Hush, DALeast, Okuda, …

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Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp Release Custom College New Era Caps

The Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp have released custom collegiate New Era Caps with all your favorite team colors. They’ll sell fast so get them while they last at the stadium or online. So Dolphins maaayyyy eat Shrimp, doesn’t mean this JU colorway isn’t sharp. LIMITED EDITION: https://t.co/lqafZHcCQ3 pic.twitter.com/pevaUUgrEB — Jax Jumbo Shrimp (@JaxShrimp) May 30, 2017 New  can be purchased at the stadium or online! Two Bits! Four Bits! Six Bits! A Dollar! All for the Shrimp Stand up and holler! LIMITED EDITION: https://t.co/lqafZHcCQ3 pic.twitter.com/8OdFJwqi65 — Jax Jumbo Shrimp (@JaxShrimp) May 30, 2017 Show your support for the Jumbo Shrimp whether …

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Let Your Phoenix Flag Fly: A New Arts District in Springfield

Phoenix Art District, Christy Frazier, Photo by Nate Price, Springfield, Jacksonville, Florida

“I’VE GOT A SCHOOL TO BUILD.” Phoenix Arts District (P.A.D.) is prepping to be a game changer for Jacksonville. The district will house the Jacksonville Florida School of the Arts (JFSOTA), and will be a community space with lots of moving parts. The major focus will be on hands-on art education and building a home for local and visiting artists. P.A.D. is such a big undertaking that it needs a whole community of support–and thankfully there is a great team working on it. Local entrepreneur Christy Frazier and her business partner Aislynn Thomas-McDonald are at the helm. The two met …

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Holiday Shopping Ideas Out of the Box

BY LISA ACKER & BRITNEY BROUSSARD Every holiday season it seems we are challenged with finding the perfect gift to give that perfect someone. At EU Jacksonville we like to support locally owned small businesses that have unique selections and a variety of items you won’t find at a big box store. The Wardroom, Ltd. 1969 San Marco Boulevard (904) 396-1091 If given the task to sum up the Wardroom, in one word, that word would be delicious. Magical also comes to mind, but then that would be two. This is a warm and cozy collection of things you won’t …

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