Exchange shopping approved for more than half a million DoD, Coast Guard civilians

More than half a million Defense Department and Coast Guard civilian employees with a Common Access Card will be able to shop in military exchange stores by mid-May, according to a new Department of Defense directive.

The directive extends in-store and online exchange shopping privileges to appropriated fund and non-appropriated fund civilian employees who work in the U.S., and in U.S. territories and possessions, according to the memorandum signed by Virginia Penrod, acting under secretary of defense for personnel and readiness. It was effective April 12, and within 30 days, these shoppers will be allowed in Army and Air Force

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Balenciaga x Gucci Clothing, Accessories, Bags

What a way to turn 100. Gucci‘s attention-stealing “Aria” runway show and Balenciaga “hacking lab” are all that’s likely to be mentioned in fashion-focused circles for the imminent future. As seen in the presentation’s accompanying detail shots — lensed by a half-dozen photographers or so as if the runway was a glorified red carpet event — the Balenciagucci (Gucciaga?) items are both a fitting homage to the house founded by Cristobal and a nod to the indulgent logo play that has made Gucci one of the world’s hottest brands.

As reiterated by Gucci’s representatives, the joint effort is

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Spring fashion is a little bit of everything | Queenswide

The Covid-19 pandemic has influenced a lot in our daily lives over the past year: the way we interact with others, the way we work and even the way we dress.

Fashion trends have completed a full pendulum swing in the year we’ve been locked up and shuttered up. Muted colors and minimalistic patterns were trendy in the days before we were boarded up inside our homes, but now bright neons, flashy jewelry and commanding graphics are in style.

“Color and fashion have a lot to do with how we feel,” said Anna McFillin, a journalism and fashion studies student

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4 Spring Fashion Trends For Those Who Want to Kiss Comfort Goodbye

Pre-pandemic, the idea of “comfort dressing” never really crossed my mind. At the office, I’d always dress to impress, gravitating towards constricting trousers or blazers in which I could barely move my arms. After work, I’d then meet a few friends for happy hour drinks and slip into some Cuban heeled boots, tight pants, and a clingy top that would itch and scratch me all night. Ah, memories. Coming home, slightly buzzed from martinis—my arches aching from the boots that I stuffed my feet into—I’d have zero regrets about it all. I didn’t care because I looked

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Alaska village requires full vaccine for in-person shopping

BETHEL, Alaska (AP) — A village in Alaska has mandated that only fully vaccinated people will be allowed into the community’s stores and businesses.

Kongiganak had 50% of its eligible residents vaccinated with at least one dose as of April 9, KYUK-AM reported Wednesday, citing the Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation.

Kongiganak reported that it had a population of 439 people in the 2010 U.S. Census.

Sheila Phillip, the Kongiganak Traditional Council secretary, said that people who are fully vaccinated can go inside the village’s two stores if they wear masks and follow social distancing guidelines.

People not fully vaccinated “can still

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The Best Natural-Hair Accessories 2021 | The Strategist

Illustration: Jordan Moss; Photos: Retailers

Whether they’re functional, ornamental, or a bit of both, hair accessories are an easy and expressive way to celebrate natural hair. “Hair accessories are an extension of my hairstyle and fashion sense,” says Ciara Costenoble, a Paris-based hairstylist who’s worked with Mary J. Blige, Kelela, Taraji P. Henson, and Solange, among others. “I grew up seeing women in my community

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