Arkansas native and University of Mississippi junior Blair Wortsmith is a member of Delta Delta Delta sorority who was crowned the 2017 Ole Miss Most Beautiful at the Parade of Beauties pageant.
Every college student is searching for ways to earn money. Ole Miss student, Lauren Murken, found a way to tie her passion to income. She is a professional photographer specializing in senior portraits, engagement shoots, family sessions and more.
In the advertising photography business for nearly 40 years, Rob Hagen has learned a lot about the industry and what skills are needed to succeed.
Along with the rest of the world, the fashion industry has evolved with technology to keep up with new trends.
A young woman who lost her mother at age 12 is now following in her mother’s footsteps. Alannah Frierson, 19, a University of Mississippi sophomore from Canton studying business administration and entrepreneurship, hopes to own multiple businesses one day. Right now, her specialty is creating wigs.
University of Mississippi senior Margaret Munie grew up on a small farm. “We grew pumpkins, tomatoes, squash and other similar veggies,” she said. “I would sell them when I was younger to my neighbors, so it is really cool to be able to support the local farmers here while I am in school.”
Josh West’s unique personality makes an interesting first impression. He is driven, well-versed, and powered by creative ideas. Those ideas have helped West create and develop Blue Delta Jeans, the Mississippi-made jean company that has become a go-to clothier for national superstars and locals.
Amy Head Cosmetics is still coloring Mississippi and beyond. The company has a few new products for fall, including two new eye shadow pallets.
Things are looking up for a new clothing line from Mississippi created by a Canton native. Tyrone “Turk” Steward, 19, has shipped his new Optimi$tik clothing line as far away as California and New Mexico.
A boutique on the Oxford Square will soon be operated by a new owner. Katherine Beck Inc., located at 134 Courthouse Square, was a dream come true for Mary Katherine Perry Phillips, 28, but now she’s turning the store over to a recent UM graduate.
An Oxford festival that celebrates independent artists who keep fiber-oriented craft traditions alive will return in January, and members of the Yoknapatawpha Arts Council are working to bring it back.
Though she pursues a passion by teaching as a fitness instructor at her personal studio, Keri Meagher prioritizes her days around her family. She understands the importance of the time she pours into her husband and four children.
It’s no secret that in the South, we like to do it big. A good football game and an ice-cold whiskey are “big” enough for most Southern men. However, it’s the women of the South who let “big” go straight to their hair.
When Kayle Barnett was in kindergarten, a small, schoolyard bully approached her on the playground to pick a fight and steal her red crayon. Furious, she pounced on the bully to get the crayon and her dignity back.
Hannah Sanders and Elizabeth Arthur, both University of Mississippi business marketing majors, have been approached by several companies to market certain beauty and fashion products on Instagram.
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