La Vie en Rose, translating to “life in pink” was a size-inclusive fashion show benefiting breast cancer research that was held in Athens, Georgia in October 2016. The women (and drag queens) who modeled in this show all represent non-traditional bodies in the fashion world–body types outside the tall, thin one with which so many designers exclusively work. It was a wonderful experience, and I’m excited to give a small preview here of the transformation of everyday, all-American women into runway models.
What do you do if you’re an artist with nowhere to perform? Perform from home for small groups of friends?
In the last two years, national-level publications have listed Athens, Georgia amongst the best cities nationwide to live or retire. Athens’ unique restaurants, walkability, and music culture are often cited as its best features. But if local stylist Rachel Barnes has anything to say about it, Athens’ fashion culture will one day be as famous as its music.
When Barnes first arrived in Athens in 2004, options for buying, selling, and learning about fashion were limited. “I wound up majoring in art instead of fashion because the fashion program at UGA wasn’t nearly as awesome as it is now,” she says. But all of that is changing.
Check out my foray into the audio world today via an interview with Maryann Schroeder, a psychology scholar and aspiring journalist who shared with me her thoughts on the therapeutic (and increasingly obsolete) nature of yard work. Mary Ann is a wonderful writer herself, and she just got a website off the ground that you can check out here. Enjoy!
Originally published May 2016 on Grady Newsource
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