Not knowing a soul and having classes online may cause some to wonder how they can make friends or get involved with campus organizations in a safe way. These were my concerns when I moved to Oxford during the 2020 coronavirus pandemic.
It can be challenging for some to forge their own identity in the shadow of a famous relative, but one Nashville artist and designer is defining herself through fashion and art.
While COVID-19 has caused problems for some businesses, others have opened during the pandemic. The local fitness scene continues to grow with a new Pilates studio and retail store, Core Fitness Oxford, that opened June 8 off South Lamar Boulevard next to First Watch and Marco’s Pizza.
Some might say Oxford currently resembles a ghost town. And many are concerned about how COVID-19 will impact local businesses.
Wearing cool jewelry is a Mood. Sometimes it’s also a Vibe. Just ask Conner Neill, 20, a University of Mississippi student majoring in marketing with a minor in management information systems and accounting, who started her own business in 2018 with her sister, Caitlin Neill, called Moodz & Vibez Designs.
Fashion boutique owner Mary Catherine Strider-Logan, 26, is one of the latest business owners in growing Hernando, a city between Oxford and Memphis with a population of about 16,000.
Brewster is just one example of many Mississippi entrepreneurs who use Instagram to market their merchandise. Instagram and other social media sites have become a new marketplace for small businesses.
Nicole Harlow has always liked jewelry that tells a unique story. From going through her mom’s jewelry box, to visiting New Mexico’s finest leather shops with her dad, Harlow knew she wanted to pursue jewelry-making as a career.
To many outsiders, the South is racist, uneducated, country, and uninformed about events outside Mississippi. At first, these were my opinions too, but living here and experiencing it, the outside world has their views wrong.
Sometimes work is more than just business. Kari Bailey opened the Oxford store Elliott Lane in August of 2015 and strives to have a personal relationship with her customers.
A Vietnamese-style iced coffee and breakfast tacos are a unique way to start the morning in Oxford.
Lakia Taylor was inspired from birth by family members to create her own business. The University of Mississippi junior marketing major with a minor in entrepreneurship said her grandfather has his own upholstery business, and her dad was the first lease owner of Dairy Queen in Mississippi.
One Ole Miss student is helping the women of Oxford look their best for special occasions and most importantly, for themselves. Mani Minks Lash Services serves Ole Miss students, University-Oxford residents, and beyond if they are willing to make the drive.
Mary Kelleher has always been creative. Thanks to Instagram, her uniquely painted jean jackets may soon result in profit.
Oxford Vintage has faced transitions and challenges since the company was founded in 2008 by two Ole Miss students who wanted to cater to a fashion-forward crowd.
The owners of a clothing boutique that originally opened in Jackson before expanding to Oxford in 2017 have opened a new store in Nashville.