July 27, 2021

Unique jewelry designer works to expand local business

ROANOKE, Va. – A Roanoke business owner is working to take her unique brand of hand-crafted jewelry to a national audience. A local business competition could help her win the money needed to expand.

Tamara Dennis is the owner Priss E. Nerd. She is the designer and creator of her tiny works of art that have grown quite popular across the Roanoke Valley. The majority of her pieces are cute, quirky earrings she designs to catch the attention of our inner nerd and everything we fan-girl about.

“We firmly believe that everyone has a little bit of nerd inside of

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Woman dies from blood clot after Covid jab

The Therapeutic Goods Administration says the benefits of the AstraZeneca vaccine far outweigh the risks after a NSW woman died from a blood clot in the brain.

The TGA says the 52-year-old who died was among four new clotting cases linked to the vaccine.

The other three involved a 77-year-old man from NSW, a 70-year-old man from South Australia, and an 87-year-old South Australian woman.

There are also four other cases with a “probable” link to the AstraZeneca vaccine, the TGA said. They are a woman, 50, and two men, aged 83 and 91, all from NSW, and a woman,

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Rihanna and LVMH Hit Pause on Fenty, Their Fashion Line

Is this the end of the celebrity-high-fashion-designer experiment? There is, it turns out, something even Rihanna cannot do: sell high fashion clothes during a pandemic.

LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, the French luxury group, announced the Fenty fashion house to great fanfare in 2019. But today, they revealed that, with Rihanna, they had “jointly made the decision to put on hold the ready-to-wear activity, based in Europe, pending better conditions.”

Translated, that means the luxury fashion arm of the Fenty empire (an empire that separately includes the lingerie line Savage X Fenty and Fenty cosmetics and skin care) will no

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Will the real chivalrous man please sit down

As woman’s day dawns upon us, two arguments immediately break out: what about men’s day, and look at how all the feminists killed chivalry.

On the surface, both these arguments seem to deserve some attention. Upon closer inspection, neither have any merit. Firstly, men’s day is on November 19. It is the same day as World Toilet Day. Do with that what you will.

The more important discussion is the one revolving around chivalry. A simplistic observation is that chivalry was the military and over time, romantic codes of practice upheld by knights and European soldiers.

Today, the focus is

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A Complete Guide to New York Bridal Fashion Week

Between New York, London, Paris, and Milan, there’s a fashion week dedicated to serving hundreds of brands and designers around the world. These fashion week shows (both in-person and virtual) serve as the epicenter of trends and releases, highlighting the work of the most talented people in the fashion industry today. But for those who live and breathe bridal fashion, the highly anticipated events that happen each and every year are the New York Bridal Fashion Week shows. Twice a year, the latest collections, details, glamour, and styles get put front and center for brides and wedding lovers everywhere to

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James Harden frisked by cops, Lil’ Baby detained during eventful Paris Fashion Week

James Harden being frisked in France? Sacre bleu!

The world-famous Beard was stopped by French police and searched. The Nets star was let go and never taken into custody. However, three others – including rapper and Harden friend Lil Baby – were arrested for transporting narcotics, according to French reports.

Harden – who has been hanging around Paris with Lil Baby and Kanye West for the annual Fashion week – was on Avenue Montaigne when a nearby car was stopped after Parisian police smelled cannabis.

At 4:50 p.m. at 33 avenue Montaigne, local cops checked the three passengers of a

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Fashion Designer, Niiamar, Launches Documentary on Prime Video

NEW YORK, Feb. 10, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Fashion and costume designer, Niiamar, launches his debut documentary on Prime Video.

The documentary, dubbed NIIAMAR: It Is What It Is, captures the inspiring experiences and challenges faced by fashion and costume designer, Niiamar Felder. Poised for a breakthrough in the fashion industry, NIIAMAR showcases the entrepreneurial spirit of a trail blazing talent. In this 26-minute film narrative, Niiamar designs a Fall (2014) collection, with a host of friends, all adding High Passion and High Drama.

Niiamar is a graduate of Florida A&M University (FAMU) and has been a fashion and costume

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Putting memories into jewelry | KELOLAND.com

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO) — As more people turn to the internet to buy everything from electronics to engagement rings, local businesses are finding creative ways to keep customers coming through their doors.

Using a little bit of old technology, and a little bit of new, Thomas James Faini and his team create items that hold more value than comes to eye.

Faini’s passion stems from his dad.

“He gave me a ring and he said, Thomas, what is this? It’s a ring dad. He says, good. Well, what is it? I said, well, it’s a wedding band. He says

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More Women Are Saying No To Motherhood. Will Society Ever Listen?

Child-free women are having a bit of a moment in the media.

“Why many women are intentionally opting out of parenthood,” one recent Today Show headline said. “Choosing ‘child-free’ does not equate to a dislike for children,” the subhed added — lest we think these women are baby-disinterested jerks.

Last month, The New York Times ran a photo series by Zoë Noble, a photographer in Berlin who’s capturing the lives and stories of the “consciously child-free.”

“People ask me ‘Why not?’” one woman featured in the story said. “Why don’t we ask the other question: ‘Why are you choosing

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