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Fall Fashion Kernel Entertainment Guide October 2, 2013

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Clothing provided by: Bluetique Cheap Chic - 235 Woodland Ave.; Bella Rose Clothing Boutique - 126 W. Maxwell St.; Fox House Vintage - 503 Euclid Ave.; J&H Lanmark - 189 Moore Dr.; Logan’s of Lexington - Tates Creek Center; Street Scene - Lexington 2575 Regency Rd. Models provided by: Images Model & Talent Agency, 163 E. Reynolds Rd. Special thanks: Spindletop Hall, 3414 Iron Works Pike Lexington, Ky Photographers: Emily Wuetcher, Eleanor Hasken, Tessa Lighty, Jody Beamer, Kalyn Bradford. A1 promo photo by Preslee Farmer. Designer: Rachel Walker Cover: Dress from Bella Rose Clothing Boutique. Photo by Eleanor Hasken For more photos from the photo shoot, visit www.kykernel.com

Outfit by Bella Rose Clothing Boutique

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FASHION SCENTS Anyssa Roberts

Like most new fashion writers, I saw myself as the only fashion writer of my kind; daring, bold and completely candid with my style. An entire year has gone by and I’m a sophomore. Another year older, and another year wiser to fashion. Upon my arrival to UK in fall of 2012, I found nothing inspiring walking the streets of Lexington. Where I expected to see new designers and avant-garde street style I saw soccer shorts and

Nikes trainers. I saw myself as a unicorn surrounded by Kentucky thoroughbreds. Sitting in a quiet corner, I looked out the window of Intermezzo restaurant and café and started giving my previous thoughts a serious rethinking. My freshman year, I buried myself in thoughts of escaping from UK and forgot to do the most important thing of all: stop and smell the roses. From the window of my nook in Intermezzo, I

had a clear view of the walkway between Patterson Office Tower and the Main Building. Softly overcast with the shadow of the 18 story building, I saw a row of rose bushes bursting with fuchsia blossoms weighing down their green stems. I passed those rose buds every day and never even realized they were there until now. As I looked out the window of the second floor café I saw something I was never able to see at eye level. I saw the sunny beauty of life as a great

moving painting. Ironically, Art and Space 200 was the class I missed that day. I saw fashion I never noticed before: high waist shorts, lacy knit dresses and 90’s inspired grunge looks. Bright colors and all shades of blue crossed the yards between the Main Building and Patterson Office Tower. Suddenly I wasn’t the only unicorn on the racetrack. Organizations like the Lexington Fashion Continued on page 4

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Page 3: Outfit from Bluetique Cheap Chic. Right: Male: Shoes from J&H Lanmark, Clothes from Fox House Vintage. Female: Outfit and necklace from Bluetique Cheap Chic. Below: Outfit and necklace from Bluetique Cheap Chic.

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Continued from page 3 Collaborative open the doors for designers, fashion writers and anyone with an interest in the industry. The collaborative has a mission to help people get involved in fashion on campus. I had the opportunity to talk to a few students and see what they thought of style on campus. “Fashion is pretty much set into two groups; Greek and other styles,” said Secondary Education freshman Ha Joong Yoo. He describes his style as pretty simple. He just wears whatever is clean he said. While I agree that the style can be pretty homogenous when it some to Greek life, I see diversity in the styles as well. While freshman social work major Shantel Campbell doesn’t classify Lexington as a fashion capitol of the world, Emily Wuetcher | Staff

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she sees notices the street style on campus. “It’s really diverse” she said. “It’s more of t-shirts and jeans, but everyone just wear what they want to.” As a freshman I probably would have said there is no style here and there never will be, but the possibilities are endless. Every girl has heard of Bluetique and Bella Rose, but style goes beyond downtown. I wonder how many people knew there was a vintage shop in Lexington named Street Scene or Fox House Vintage just a few blocks from campus Fashion is everywhere on this campus, and whether the temperature is warm and the flowers are bursting with color or the snow falls and the leaves whither away, always take the time to stop and smell those roses.


Left: Male: Outfit from Logans from Lexington, Shoes from J&H Lanmark, Female: Outfit and necklace from Bluetique Cheap Chic Middle: Outfit from Logans of Lexington Below: Outfit and necklace from Bluetique Cheap Chic

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Page 6: Outfits and boots from J&H Lanmark.

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Page 8 and 9: All dresses from Bella Rose Clothing Boutique. Emily Wuetcher | Staff

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Above: Male: Outfit from Fox House Vintage, Female: Street Scene, Lexington. Left: Outfit from Fox House Vintage. Right: Outfits from Fox House Vintage.

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Page 11: Outfits, purse and necklace from Street Scene, Lexington.

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LEXINGTON FASHION COLLABORATIVE Madison Elder Lexington normally doesn’t come to mind when one thinks of development of talented designers — much less fashion. The Lexington Fashion Collaborative, however, is trying to change this. “There is a void, and we are here to fill it,” said Soreyda Benedit-Begley, co-founder and director of the Lexington Fashion Collaborative. How exactly are they trying to “fill it,” though? Are there really enough opportunities to be had in Lexington for the Collaborative to embrace? If there weren’t before, there are now. The Collaborative opens its doors to anyone interested, which has created a wide diversity of members with creative minds and talents. Models, designers, makeup artists and magazine editors are just some of those involved. “We are a very open group,” she said. “If you are interested, you are in.”

Members join for various reasons, mainly to build portfolios, network and display their talent. According to its website, the mission is “to bring awareness to Lexington’s growing fashion community and to provide local individuals with a platform on which to display their talents.” Together, members work on projects and assist one another. They also teach each other. The Collaborative now offers classes, including design and more. One might wonder how the collaborative brings attention to its members’ work, which is after all a main goal. First, members of the collaborative help each other by working on projects outside of class, such as advertising campaigns. Secondly, the media is beginning to notice the significance the collaboration has with this idea. Most importantly, though, the collaborative creates opportunities for the members. For example, one such opportunity

is the Future of Fashion event. This year marked the fifth anniversary of the fashion show, which was extended to three days and featured a night where vendors could sell their designs. The show featured the designs of local designers, some established and some emerging. The shows raise money to bring awareness and help stop abuse in sweatshops, something Benedit-Begley dealt with starting at age 14. She said this is why she is so passionate, telling audience members at the shows, “you are saving lives.” The Lexington Fashion Collaborative is changing the fashion scene in Lexington, as its members create new and innovative platforms for them to work with. Membership for students is $20, which opens doors to experience, networking and of course a little VIP treatment (first access to events, discounts, etc.) Visit lexingtonfashion.orf/ about-membership/.


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Left: Outfit from Logan’s of Lexington. Above: Outfit and vest from Logan’s of Lexington. Eleanor Hasken| Staff


Left: Outfit from Logan’s of Lexington. Below: Male: Outfit from Logan’s of Lexington, Female: Outfit from Bella Rose Clothing Boutique.

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