Lilli Jones, from a small-town in southeast Missouri, is a freshman at the University of Mississippi. But she is already a licensed cosmetologist who does eyelashes and hair, nails and spray tans.
The University of Mississippi is known for having one of the best accounting schools in the country. Ole Miss is also known as the “Harvard of the South” for its outstanding law program. The university, however, is lacking in the fashion department. During one of my IMC 205 classes, my professor introduced us to some upcoming IMC classes. Mr. Scott Fiene, who is the assistant dean for curriculum and assessment, listed just a slide full of 300-level IMC courses. One included IMC 361 Fashion Promotion. I immediately got in my course favorites and added the class. I knew this was going to be the closest I could get to a fashion course at this school.
When University of Mississippi integrated marketing communication majors Lindy Goodson and Elizabeth Lanford were trying to come up with an outfit last year for (sorority) bid day, they never expected their creativity would lead to a business and office space at Insight Park on the UM Campus.
In an effort to reduce waste for our environment, more people are turning to used clothing. Thrift stores are popping up on every corner, and customers are looking for unique items. Whether it’s finding that perfect dress for formal or shoes that complete an outfit for a fraction of the price, there is treasure to be found at the bottom of bargain bins. Some people know how to capitalize on the treasures they find, and others add their own touch to clothing.
If there is one thing that can be supported in a college town, it is a T-shirt shop. However, the idea of selling Ole Miss and Greek life T-shirts in Oxford has become a saturated business market, with a number of T-shirt designers and retailers moving to town to support this need over the last couple of decades. Two entrepreneurial college students came to Oxford and identified a deficit in the market for cool vintage clothing.
Pop. Fizz. It’s that satisfying sound you hear when you open a soda that triggers your caffeine addiction. It’s also a place for clothing addicts. Popfizz Boutique, with locations in Oxford and Jackson, is a popular place to find the latest trends. The stores are owned and operated by four Ole Miss alumni who never imagined it would be part of their future.
Driven and full of sass, Oxford native Madison McCay is a sophomore at the University of Mississippi and part-time employee at Oxford’s Blo Dry Bar.
Along with the rest of the world, the fashion industry has evolved with technology to keep up with new trends.
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.
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.
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By LaReeca Rucker Adjunct Journalism Instructor University of Mississippi Meek School of Journalism and New Media This week, through March 4, is National Eating Disorder Awareness Week. University of Mississippi mass communication students who […]
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University of Mississippi graduate is turning a dollar into a dream as co-creator of the FoxTrot Collection
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