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table of contents dear readers 5 ask lexi 6 the workshop 8 the wonderful world of color(s) to dye for 11 lexstreet style 13 blank canvas 15 trend hunting 26 meet the pro 28 watch & learn 29 mix it up 30 work it out 31 hot spot 32 gotta try it 34 art in lex 35 3
WRITERS: LAUREN ALLEN CECI AMADOR lee ann christensen HEATHER KIMBERLING JON shouldis emily ullrich photography: paul bradley cristian caballero jeanette alvarez hart jose morales models: chris diaz alex francke connie hensley bailey johnson grace maas amanda wallace 4
CREDI T S CHIEF EDITORS MAGGIE CHRISTENSEN TAMRA GRAVES
LEE ANN CHRISTENSEN
Editorial creative direction: maui crane Fashions: accessherize bella rose elizabeth galica london fog maui crane designs pops resale twirl boutique hair & makeup: daniel farmer sharla king hill sami spicer
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Hello 2014! The New Year is always the time where we reevaluate our lives and ourselves. That’s why in this issue Lexi asked you, “What are your New Year’s Resolutions?” Although we hope you keep these promises to yourselves, we’re here to remind you…there’s always tomorrow! Join us on the journey that is “2014” and let us join you in yours!
Tamra & Maggie
WHAT IS YOUR NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTION?
YOU SAID... Stick to diet plan and lose more weight!
To be more BOLD!
To continue to age YOUNG and HEALTHY!
Be healthy, get to my goal weight, appreciate all my family, friends, and what life has to offer!
My New Year’s resolution is to, above all things, be true to my creativity - to really focus on creating and producing the photography, writing, and art that I love best.
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The Workshop Photos by Jose Morales
MOUR Magazine hosted its second Model Workshop this fall at Gotta Dance Studio. The workshop was a six week course focusing on runway, photo posing and the dos & don’ts of the industry. The last two weeks of the classes consisted of a photo shoot by local photographer, Jose Morales, and a fashion show for friends and family. Each student was awarded a certificate of completion and is being featured in this MOUR edition! Meet the models, learn about why they love to model and see their stunning photos!
My favorite thing about modeling is to be a part of something creative. I thoroughly enjoyed getting the opportunity to learn new techniques from the experts. During the 6-week workshop I learned how to perfect my portfolio, different ways to walk the runway depending on my wardrobe, and also how to show off particular items when in a photo shoot.
“ My favorite thing about modeling is getting all dolled up and walking down the runway in a fashion show. My favorite thing about MOUR Workshop was getting the photo shoot because we had all these different poses and some of us used props. That was really fun!
Brandy “ I love fashion, hair, makeup and showing off the clothes! The mini fashion show and learning how to walk the runway were my favorite part of the workshop!
“ My favorite thing about modeling is representing the different styles of clothing and accessories. I was able to experience a real shoot and how you have to get dressed in a short amount of time. This gave me a hands-on experience and made me more confident.
What I loved most [about the workshop] was learning the runway walk. The best experience was the fashion show - walking the runway in front of family for the first time.
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THE WONDERFUL world of
color(s) to dye for
By Lee Ann Christensen
Do you remember the opening line of the theme song for Walt Disney’s Wonderful World of Color television show? It proclaimed, “The world is a carousel of color, wonderful, wonderful color.” Fiber artist Mary Lamb Nehring, proprietor of COLORS to dye for, certainly exemplifies this message in her work. She finds inspiration for the colors she blends and creates in every aspect of the world. She feels compelled to experiment and continuously evolve her product lines. Mary’s progression to where she is today is much like a merry-go-round ride. Perhaps slow to start, but rich with imagination and a steady determination to continue the journey filled with beauty and creativity. Today, she is well respected and much sought out. Her commissioned quilts hang in churches, universities, and private homes. They are exquisite works of art with intricate detail, vibrant color, and often a social message. Mary has exhibited her works in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. Beginning as far back as the second grade, Mary would carve out private time on the family sewing machine to make Barbie clothes. Her “Aunt Mary”, her mother’s twin sister, was her teacher. In
high school, she imagined a career in fashion design. Enrolling in the University of Missouri, she declared a basic art major. Marriage and travel all over the world with her husband’s Navy career stalled the pursuit and completion of her formal education. The birth of a son years later, more moves, and the daily demands of life kept a degree at bay until 2004. Mary was not stagnant during these years continuing to create needlepoint, smocking garments, performing fabric restoration, knitting, spinning, and weaving. Around 1989, she ventured into quilting. Today she composes knitted and sewn pieces with her own hand-dyed yarn and fabric. Once settled in Kentucky, Mary returned to college at the University of Kentucky. Nearly 31 years after beginning a degree, she graduated with a BFA in studio art with a focus on textiles. Striving for versatility in colors and perfection in workmanship, Mary uses 98% natural fibers in her compositions. COLORS to dye for, a hand-dyed fabric company, evolved from her desire to create “personal designs on fabric that were not commercially available. My work is almost solely focused on original hand created fabrics.” 11
RUNWAY PHOTOS BY CRISTIAN CABALLERO | OTHERS PROVIDED BY COLORS TO DYE FOR
Her products include not only one of a kind quilts, but an unique art-to-wear line with scarves, bow ties, jackets, and socks. This is an artist consumed with imagination and inventiveness, in touch with the earth and its inhabitants, and owning a deep felt social conscience. Mary manufactures a line of scarves for cancer patients. The “Cate scarf” (in honor of a sister-in-law who is an eight year breast cancer survivor) demonstrates this concern. For every scarf sold, she donates one to the Markey Cancer Center at UK for any cancer patient. Over 100 scarves have been donated. Next, Mary hopes to help women in Haiti revive their sewing traditions. Due to the vast quantity of clothing donations to the country, the skills and craftsmanship passed down from generation to generation are disappearing. Working with a local church and its higher governing body’s mission component, exploration of the feasibility and most effective steps are being pursued. “A thirst for learning new techniques” and a hunger to “keep fresh” finds Mary attending workshops and conferences on a regular basis. She says, “My preference is to create one of a kind, studio art quilts and art-to-wear. I thoroughly enjoy the tactile experience afforded by working with all types of fabrics. The constant challenge that motivates me is to find new ways to employ fabrics and textures.” Spinning has once again been added to her repertoire. Mary has come full circle since her early years sewing doll clothes. The circle has been enlarging with each passing year yielding colorful, eye-pleasing, meaningful fabric art that touches the beholder in a personal and universal manner.
To view work, purchase product or commission work, go to: www.marylambnehring.com 12
PARTY MOUR MODEL CONNIE HENSLEY WITH FRIEND
MOUR WRTIER EMILY ULLRICH WITH BOYFRIEND
MOUR PHOTOGRAPHERS, CRISTIAN CABALLERO (LEFT) & ROY YEUNG (RIGHT)
NOV/DEC COVER MODEL JENNA ANDERSON (LEFT) WITH FRIEND
MOUR MODEL EMILY WOODRUM AND BOYFRIEND, HALL CONRAD
FROM LEFT TO RIGHT RYAN BISHOP, PAT HART & JASON GRAVES
ON DECEMBER 11, 2013, MOUR MAGAZINE HOSTED THEIR FIRST LAUNCH PARTY AT THE JAX ON SHORT & LIMESTONE. THE PARTY WAS A HIT AND SO WERE THE FASHIONS! EVERYONE PUT ON “THE WORKS” FOR THE EVENT AND WE LOVED WHAT WE SAW...DEEP REDS, PURPLES AND ORANGES WITH POPS OF PATTERNS! THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO CAME OUT AND SUPPORTED MOUR!
MOUR MODEL EMMA BELLOMY SHOWING HER SPREAD IN THE NOV/DEC ISSUE
MOUR MODELS MEGAN JOHNSON (LEFT) & BAILEY JOHNSON (RIGHT)
Written by Heather Kimberling | Editorial Creative Direction by Maui Crane | Photography by Cristian Caballero 15
What is it about January 1st that makes
Don’t feel bad when you peek at the canvas people want to change? In with the new, out beside you, there’s a slew of people peeking with the old. A time when millions of people at yours. The beautiful part, we’re all the take a personal stand. This year, I’m going to same, we all struggle with something. We all lose weight, quit smoking, come out of the paint our life, one stroke at a time, just like closet, become a better person, go to church you. Some continue to paint the same picture, every Sunday, stop being insecure. It’s an covering the same lines over and over. The same colors, darker and darker. endless list. Here’s an idea, what if, stroll with me here. What IF, January 1st was like any other day at the stroke of midnight. There were no parties, Times Square was full of tourists and shoppers and not littered with crazy New Year glasses and people packed together like sardines waiting for a shiny ball to drop with millions of pieces of paper confetti painting the streets. Then what? When would we make our resolutions? What would be our excuse to change? When would we get that kiss we’ve been waiting for? What if, we’re still strolling, what IF, every day was your blank canvas. You had no idea you were an artist, did you? You are. You control the picture of your life every day you wake up. Let’s set up an art room, right now. Strollin’. You have an easel, you have a canvas, you have...you. You’re the brush and your life is the color. Each new day, you shade in the permanent. A scar here, a freckle there. More freckles over there. The hovering darkness, from your past or your present. Every day, you control the strokes. The tones. Vibrant shades. From the spiritual light that guides your path, the red lipstick that makes you feel complete, to the energy you receive from those you love. What about the rest of you? Did you put the cigarette in your hand? Did you hold the rainbow flag, or is it still lighting up the inside of your pocket for no one to see? What about your outfit? Is it the funky leopard print tights you really want to wear, or something else because you’re scared of what people might think?
Usually, people hang their old canvas on December 31st. A lonely canvas, waiting for the next one, next year. As we stroll, together, into this new year, I challenge you. I challenge you to create a museum of art. Every day, painting a different picture, challenging yourself to add or take away colors you don’t feel complete the big picture.
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MOUR HEALTH & BEAUTY
SHARLA HILL WRITTEN BY: LAUREN ALLEN PHOTO BY: JOE LYMAN
Luxury at an affordable price? That is what Sharla Hill provides at Dry Art, a blow dry bar and salon right here in Lexington. I got to sit down with Sharla to get to know her and her brand new business. On November 1, she opened up one of the first dry bars in the area. If you don’t know what a dry bar is, don’t feel alone. I didn’t either before working on this article. A blow dry bar is a place you can go if you don’t have time to do your own hair, or if you just want to take some time for yourself and feel like a celebrity.
she took on a different career path that taught her more about owning a business and managing employees. Later they ended up in Lexington and Sharla went back to work cutting hair which led to her opening the unique and beautiful Dry Art.
Some of these styles are “Furlong” for long straight hair, “Bourbon Curls” for curly hair, “Southern Bell” as an up-do, and “The Pony Club” for a braid or pony tail. They even offer the “Stallion” for men and “Fillies” for the little girl in your life.
Sharla said that “it was a vision I had for what I thought Lexington should be… something I thought I could offer that is a little bit different. When you are really passionate about something, you just can’t stop.”
Have you been thinking about putting together a girls’ night out? Or having a holiday party with your girl friends? Dry Art is the perfect place for group events. It has a great, fun and fashionable atmosphere with everything you could need to get ready for a night on the town.
Right now Dry Art has five stylists, but eventually it can grow to about Not only does Dry Art offer blow dry 10 stylists for each shift. They also Sharla believes that “if you put good bar services, but they also offer salon have a threader for the new trend of in, you get good out.” That is why services and a brow bar. eyebrow threading. she is focusing on making Dry Art accessible to anyone on any kind of Sharla has been cutting hair since she The dry bar offers signature styles budget. graduated high school and attended that are not only unique to Dry cosmetology school. She told me that Art, but also unique to horse-loving One of her favorite quotes is “position “I knew I wanted to do this when I Lexington. yourself for the future, and as long as was a little girl.” Her father owned you’re doing that, then things will start businesses while she was growing up, to work.” so being an entrepreneur was in her blood. Dry Art has big things in its future under the ownership and direction of When Sharla lived in Mississippi, she Sharla Hill. 309 N Ashland, Suite 160 owned her own salon, but when she Lexington, KY, 40502 USA and her husband moved to Texas, 859-303-5364 | dryartlex.com 28
MOUR HEALTH & BEAUTY
TOP TEN TRADE SECRETS OF THE STYLISTS AT DRY ART BLOW DRY BAR & SALON
1. For a fun, easy, at-home up-do, put your hair into a pony tail, tease the hair, wrap into a bun and pin. 2. If you put your hair in a ponytail during the day and take it out for after work drinks, your hair will have more volume. 3. If you need inspiration for hair styles search through YouTube or Pinterest. 4. To maintain a blowout, use Fresh Dust product and sleep with your hair in a loose ponytail. 5. Curl away from your face, not towards it.
6. Donâ€™t be afraid to tease your hair, any type of hair can be teased!
7. People with curly hair should use an oil based deep conditioner while the hair is wet and then a light-weight hairspray when the hair is dry. 8. To avoid second-day frizz, sleep with a satin pillow case. 9. It is better to let curls air dry rather than using heat. 10. For a bad hair day, twist or braid hair into a pony tail and add hair accessories to go from bad hair day to fabulous hair day.
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MOUR HEALTH & BEAUTY
Mi x It Up Oliviaâ€™s Sip 1oz Bourbon (preferably rye) 1/4oz Luxardo Maraschino Liqueur 1/2oz Cinnamon Simple Syrup 2 dashes chocolate bitters 1 Luxardo Cherry for garnish
Combine all ingredients (except garnish). Shake over ice. Strain into coupe glass. Garnish with cherry. And ENJOY!
By Jon Shouldis Photography by Jeanette Alvarez Hart
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Are you a yoga enthusiast? Does it intrigue you? Do you LOVE the idea of yoga, but are shy to step into a studio – or don’t have the time? Here are a few great ways to master your practice in the comfort and privacy of your home – on your time and best of all at NO COST!
Work it Out DO YOU YOGA Doyouyoga.com is a daily yoga blog for anyone beginner or advanced! They provide classes, advice and product reviews about living a healthier lifestyle and the benefits of yoga! Check out Erin Motz (MOUR Editor Maggie Christensen’s favorite online yoga instructor). She has a 30-day yoga challenge on Youtube.com that will get you motivated and excited to practice yoga. Yoga is not only a great tool for toning up and even losing weight – it’s also the BEST way to relieve anxiety, stress, sleep disorders and nagging aches and even gain a more positive and confident outlook on life!
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Written by Ceci Amador Photos by Paul Bradley
HOT SPOT A long awaited flavor finally reached the heart of Lexington earlier this year. The corner of Jefferson and 2nd Street now holds its doors open and brings to you the delicious flavor of Spanish tapas— paired, of course, with delicious and unique wines. If you haven’t yet ventured to Enoteca, you might want to update your todo list. I promise you won’t be disappointed. Whether you like big dinner parties, romantic dinner dates, or flying solo, Enoteca is the place to go. With a carefully crafted tapas menu and a wide array of wine selections, you will find choices perfect either to share or nibble on by yourself. Tapas are small plates and are oftentimes referred to as appetizers. These are perfect for every food lover out there who struggles with deciding what exactly to order at a restaurant.
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relish with delight. The wine selection is wide and varied, from red to white, sweet to dry, bottle to glass, you will find the perfect wine to pair with your food and wine preferences. Of course, a great meal always includes dessert, and this cozy, quaint restaurant will not disappoint when it comes to dessert options. Faithful to its Kentucky location, Enoteca offers a bread pudding dessert, as well as sorbets, stuffed almonds, and, my favorite, a chocolate mousse with passion fruit gelée.
You’ll fall in love with Enoteca by the time you’ve tried your first couple of tapas and sipped on your wine. So much in fact, that you will keep them coming and coming, ordering one after the other, making your best effort to try as many as you can. As for the wine, let’s just say it’s wonderful that This is one of the reasons why some of their selections can Enoteca brings Lexington a be bought across the street at new, fresh, unique flavor. From Wine + Market. traditional Spanish tapas like patatas bravas and a plate In any case, make sure to of queso Manchego and not miss out on this flavorful, jamon Serrano, to marinated delightful, exquisite experience. olives and brussels sprouts, Enoteca is here in Lexington, to different kinds of meats, and it’s here to stay. you will have a feast before you that your taste buds will 33
GOTTA TRY IT The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt Cult author Tartt (The Secret History) knocks it out of the park again with The Goldfinch. Theo Decker survives an accident that kills his mother. His father abandons him, and Theo winds up living with a wealthy family friend. Bewildered by his new life, and missing his mother, he clings to a reminder of her: a mysterious painting. The painting draws Theo into the underworld of art.
The Bully Pulpit by Doris Kearns Goodwin Subtitled “Theodore Roosevelt, Wiliam Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism,” Goodwin’s book deals with the first decade of the Progressive era. As the current gap between rich and poor widens, this book could not be more timely. The story is told through the lens of the friendship between Roosevelt and Taft, and their eventual falling out. It is also the story of the muckraking press, and their important work in shedding light on corporate exploitation.
Someone Else’s Love Story by Joshilyn Jackson Shandi is a single mom. William is a widower. Fate throws them together during a gas station hold up. This is a novel “...about science and miracles, secrets anf truths, faith and forgiveness; about falling in love and learning that things aren’t always what they seem -- or what we hope they will be.”
This Is the Story of a Happy Marriage by Ann Patchett Part essays, part memoir, Ann Patchett’s latest book is a portrait of her life as a writer, and the craft of writing as well. The happy marriage in question is also a metaphor for her ideals and her devotion to the people and things she loves.
Chevy Chase Inn by Sarah Razor The Chevy Chase Inn has sat largely unchanged since opening in an old shotgun-style farmhouse after Prohibition ended. But its staying power doesn’t come from aesthetics: it comes from authenticity. The bar attracts a strange mix of clientele whose loyalty to the bar serves as the common denominator. It’s the watering hole for judges, felons, students, musicians, the poor, the wealthy, and an occasional horse on the Fourth of July. Through a collection of newspaper articles, interviews, and stories told over beer, this book is a tribute to the bar’s place in history. Come check in to the Chevy Chase Inn!
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art in lex By Emily Ullrich | Photo by Keith House
African Art: A Teachable Moment is on display now at Lyric Theater and Cultural Arts Center. It is an impressive collection of African art from the countries of Liberia, Sierra Leone, Ivory Coast, Burkino Faso, Guinea, Mali, Republic of Benin, Algeria, Ghana, and Cameroon. Having lived in Kenya and Tanzania, these historical and modern pieces were particularly fascinating to me, as reminders of my African experience. However, the appeal of this display is universal, as African roots are alive in all of us from the beginning of man. Hence, the feeling people often describe when arriving in Africa—a feeling of “coming home.” The same feeling can be found in the individual pieces and the entire current exhibit of this array of African art at Lyric Theater.
The vast and intriguing collection is on loan from the Julia E. Lewis Collection of African Art. Most interesting to this viewer is the wide range of styles and use of materials and mediums. For example, there are mystical and historical, large, true to scale bronze statues of former African kings and dignitaries. They impose their lifelike presence upon the viewer with grace and disarming demeanor. They assure the viewer that the face and body of the person is indeed alive within them. Additionally, one can view the sculptural ancestral traditions
created by modern artists. Following in the footsteps of their ancestors and predecessors, these modern African artists utilize many of the same techniques and styles to create modern reincarnations of the tribal, religious, cultural, and aesthetic relics. These esoteric creations allude to the rich and multi-layered traditions and social and religious elements of importance to the different African tribes, countries, and people.
When afforded the opportunity to learn about distant and historical peoples and cultures, it is always important to our growth as humans. However, when that chance comes in the form of artwork, one is provided an insight through a window into aesthetic and cultural enrichment, with which you can see the evolution and tradition that creates a tangible bind to the people, their priorities, and ways of life. In this case, the viewer will not be disappointed in the treasures on display at Lyric. African Art: A Teachable Moment is just one of the many cultural and innovative events to be enjoyed at Lyric Theater. Lyric Theater hosts not only fine art shows, but also lectures, musical performances, and a myriad of other culturally enriching and exciting events. 35
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