A Doughnut Fundraiser; Yoga Workshops; Fashion Organizations Team Up

Snapple sponsors this look at what is happening in Northwest Arkansas including a chance to get healthy and what some help planning your Valentine’s Day.

The Arkansas Yoga Center in Fayetteville is offering a breath workshop to keep you healthy and strong. This event will take place on Wednesdays in February. Very limited spaces remain for the in-person workshop, but there is a virtual option as well. This event will last from 7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

From healthy to maybe not so healthy, but delicious! Habitat for Humanity of Benton County is holding an online doughnut fundraiser. You have until Friday to purchase Krispy Kreme digital dozen vouchers for ten dollars and then five dollars will go to support the work of Habitat for Humanity who have a vision of a world where everyone has a decent place to live.

Deciding what to do on Valentine’s Day can

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Coach x Champion Collab Features Paloma Elsesser & A High-Fashion Take On Everyone’s Go-To Sweatshirt

On Tuesday, Coach announced the launch of its first collaboration with heritage sportswear brand Champion. While the partnership between the high fashion brand that has a slot on the NYFW calendar and the athletic brand known for its sweats and hoodies may appear unexpected, the Coach x Champion collection feels like it could easily fit under either of the brands. Coach’s famed C logo seamlessly appears on Champion’s signature loungewear offerings, while Champion’s logo adds a touch of colour to Coach’s leather bags and shearling jackets. 

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Though both brands have long been around — Champion launched in 1919; Coach in 1941 — the campaign shot for the collaboration feels fresh and forward-looking thanks to its stars. The brands tapped Paloma Elsesser — a Vogue cover star, who has walked in runway shows for everyone from Fendi to Eckhaus Latta — as well as TikTok favourites Wisdom

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Once there was a tiger. Animals in fashion photography

Fashion photography has long-shared an inextricable relationship with the allure of exotic animals—which have long-been thought to heighten a brand’s appeal and intensify its symbols and codes of exclusivity. 

In a bid to construct a lucid fantasy-driven world, where haute couture is balanced and buoyed by its proximity to rare animals fashion photographers’ have sought out exotic locales and breeds with the same fervency, ever since fashion magazines have existed. For Vogue’s January 1926 issue, an illustrative cover depicted a model in a green gown, riding horseback on a zebra. For the better part of the 1960s and 70s, models like Apollonia and Lilly Daché were photographed time and time again dining with cheetahs (shot by Leombruno-Bodi) and lounging on the backs of giant turtles in Seychelles (captured by Norman Parkinson and styled by Grace Coddington). 

A zebra and giraffes on the cover of “Vogue”, January 1926.


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Michelle Watt adopts a surreal tone for her fashion photography

Fashion and portrait photographer Michelle Watt says she initially pursued a career in the industry to gain access to people and places she admired. “I think I was seeking a kind of affirmation and photography was a vehicle for that,” she says. “In diligently doing so, I got good at it. I also found some pictures that moved me in a way that no other artwork could. So when I finally found out that I had something to say, photography was the only way I could say it.” 

For Watt, photography now feels like a lifeline for her and it’s become an integral part of her life. “Within [my] pictures, I can build worlds exploring subjects that spring both wonder and torment, awesome and awful, all while feeling safe,” she explains. “By assembling tiny details into larger pictures, I can make meaningful the smallest, most overlooked pieces in the grand

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