Month: April 2016

  • RVA Fashion Week: Helping Local Designers Gain Recognition Throughout the Community and the World

    RVA Fashion Week: Helping Local Designers Gain Recognition Throughout the Community and the World

    By Andrea Philbin  Photography by Will Singleton The 8th annual RVA Fashion Week presented by Redken and UZURV was held this past week throughout The River City. RVAFW is a week long event held each spring that promotes the design and art community here in Richmond. This year RVAFW is working with Dress for Success Central […]

  • FASHION CRUSH FRIDAY: MULES

    FASHION CRUSH FRIDAY: MULES

    If the shoe world gave superlatives, the mule would be “Most Flirty.” You see, throughout history this pump-slipper hybrid served as a sort of sex-symbol and a sign of social status. The mule was reserved for the wealthy members of high society because its backless design made them impractical for walking long distances. Instead of […]

  • Richmond Underground Music House Show- Show Me the Body

    Richmond Underground Music House Show- Show Me the Body

    By Liz Bruce The underground music scene in Richmond is blowing up and bringing true talent to the surface within the subculture of house parties. Richmond has a rich history of underground music with unique local hip-hop artists like Fan Ran (Randolf) and Satellite Syndicate. Richmonders, like Shaheed Chambers are committed to providing a stage […]

  • Springing into First Fridays Art Walk

    Springing into First Fridays Art Walk

    By Sarah Thaw The spring air doesn’t only bring warmth to Richmond, but also a surge of new creative energy. April’s First Friday art walk was indicative of this, with musicians performing in and out of galleries, and fresh exhibitions on display. Besides sidewalk DJs, which have been prevalent at past art walks, this one […]

  • Ocular Prowess: An art show curated by VCU’s Hip-Hop Heads

    Ocular Prowess: An art show curated by VCU’s Hip-Hop Heads

    By Nicolas Desouza Hip-Hop Student Collective (HHSC) hosted Ocular Prowess, a fundraiser, jazz show, and art showcase at the VCU Arts Depot this past Saturday, April 2. Local artists and VCU Arts students joined forces for the first ever art event curated by HHSC. Richmond-based jazz band Avilion Shore provided the live music. Urban Farmhouse, […]

  • Meatless Mondays

    Meatless Mondays

    By Sarah Thaw Since the World Health Organization officially linked processed meat to cancer, interest in plant-based diets has grown. However, in a society bombarded by propaganda from the dairy and meat industries desperately trying to keep their businesses alive, those that choose to eliminate all animal products from their life are often stigmatized. Meatless Mondays is a […]