The Style Issue: Local Luminaries

This article is part of a two-story cover package on Nashville style. See also: Local Looks: 15 standout shops, brands and designers in Nashville.

Rae YoungPhoto: Eric England

Rae Young


Style philosophy

“More is more. If 13-year-old me would like my outfit now, then I’m doing an amazing job.”

Favorite pieces

“My vintage kuchi necklace dresses up my most casual outfits. My vintage Irish upholstery corset was the first corset I ever owned, and it started my interest in making custom corsets.” 

On Nashville style 

“Nashville is a city that shows little judgment when it comes to

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The Style Issue: Local Looks

This article is part of a two-story cover package on Nashville style. See also: Local Luminaries: A quick look at 10 stylish Nashvillians — their favorite designers, personal style philosophies and more.

Fufu Creations

Fufu Creations

For artist Nuveen Barwari, storytelling and art are part of nation-building. Her work is intimately connected with her Kurdish heritage — the altered Persian rugs and contemporary takes on traditional tapestries invite conversations about homeland and resettlement. Some are tributes to Kurdish activists who were killed for their revolutionary work, and others incorporate pop-culture iconography. With Fufu Creations, Barwari takes her work

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SRD grows lacrosse league with ‘cowboy’ style of play, love for game | Local Sports

SHERIDAN — A handful of youth lacrosse players towered over their teammates at Dan Madia Field Wednesday before the Sheridan Recreation District players lined up against the rec district’s team from Buffalo for the program’s first game of the season. The taller teammates were as old as 14, while the shorter players were as young as 7. Playing experience varied, as did the reason for why the athletes began playing the sport. 

Kade Shideman, 10, began playing when he was four after his uncle helped him pick out a lacrosse stick in Minnesota. Gideon Smith, 13, grew up in Houston,

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Wanted Sonora Man Spotted At Local Shopping Center

Sonora, CA – While patrolling in the Crossroads Shopping center on Sanguinetti Road in Sonora, a deputy spotted a wanted man whose arrest netted drugs and an illegal device.

Tuolumne County Sheriff’s officials detail that 37-year-old Shane Steele of Sonora was heading to his vehicle in the Pet Smart parking lot when the deputy recognized him as having outstanding drug-related warrants.

Steele was arrested without incident after a search of his person and belongings turned up over an ounce of methamphetamine, almost two grams of heroin, packaging materials, and over $400

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Pandemic puts the squeeze on fashion industry, but local shops remain part of the fabric of the community | Arts: Feature

Local fashion boutiques and designers continue to face challenges due to the pandemic, but some have recently seen shoppers looking for new clothes alongside a push for more sustainability in the industry.

Last March, businesses—especially non-essential businesses like boutiques and thrift shops—were forced to close.

The pandemic had a rippling effect across the industry as manufacturers also closed and barriers arose to traveling to places to find source materials and designs.

Not only small boutiques but large powerhouse brands and retailers suffered through the pandemic, with factory shutdowns and delays in merchandise. Many filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, including

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Top Chinese banks promote CBDC over local payment firms for shopping festival

Some of China’s largest state banks are actively promoting the digital yuan as a superior means of payment to the country’s two leading payment providers, Alipay and WeChat Pay.

In a Monday report, Reuters revealed that six of China’s largest banks are promoting China’s nascent central bank-issued digital currency, or CBDC, in Shanghai ahead of an online shopping festival on May 5.

The banks are urging retail outlets and consumers to download the digital wallet and make purchases using the CBDC, also known as e-CNY. This would bypass the current payment methods of choice for millions of shoppers, Ant Group’s

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