A Vision of Timeless Fashion

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There’s nothing more classic than a leather jacket. I’ve been enamored with them ever since I saw Micheal Jackson’s iconic red Thriller jacket, and the love solidified after seeing classic movie stars like James Dean donning a pair of Levi jeans, a white T-shirt, and a fitted leather jacket in Rebel Without a Cause. Fashion changes and evolves, but the simplicity of a leather jacket has remained a mainstay of pop culture, similar to the little black dress. You can’t go wrong with a well-fit jacket, and it can clearly finish any outfit—casual or professional.

Recently I’ve gotten to know a new online shop that specializes in customized leather jackets. They’re called Independence Brothers and its founders are, you guessed it, a brother duo who created the world’s first customization app, bringing a usual up-close-and-personal tailoring

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The New Shop Girls

In case you hadn’t noticed, shopping is changing. The UK’s high streets are seriously unwell. If the shuttered shops in your local city centre don’t give the game away, perhaps the high-profile bankruptcies of Debenhams, Arcadia, Warehouse, Oasis – we really could go on – and 177,000 retail jobs lost in 2020 (Centre for Retail Research) might be enough to convince you.

Although the pandemic did nothing to help these relics of the Saturday afternoon shopping expedition, it merely sped up a process put in motion by the rise of online retail. These shops could not compete with the low overheads and big data of e-commerce, and their in-person shopping experiences were nothing compared to the convenience, breadth of choice and ease of use that online shopping provided. The fact that when Topshop went into administration, it was ASOS, the original big beast of online retail, that

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Flagstaff Face and Body: More than you imagined |

Flagstaff Face & Body takes pride in our motto, “More than you imagined.” The first thing many people might think of when they hear the word spa is facials and massage. As a medical spa, we do offer those services, but also so much more. Are you ready?

Dr. John Bass, our medical director, is a highly acclaimed plastic surgeon from Phoenix. Book an appointment with him and his nurse Norma to discuss plastic surgery treatment options. They can confidently answer any questions you might have and show you a variety of before and after pictures demonstrating work done right here at Flagstaff Face & Body.

Lisa Shea and Angie Hayes are our nurse injectors, and Lisa is entering her eighth year as a part of the team

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This Is the One Pair of Jeans French Women Always Wear

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Group Chats Were Always Important. During The Pandemic, They Became Essential.

It was December 2020, and Martha Midkiff was sick and nervous. She was so nervous, it was making her sick. No — she was sick and it was making her nervous. She had a cough. A bit of a fever. Given the ongoing pandemic, her first concern was that she’d contracted COVID-19. She was worried about the potential health repercussions for herself — but also, about receiving judgment from her group chat. Early last autumn, Midkiff, 25, and four other friends formed a “COVID pod.” It was nice to be able to see the other members in person without stressing too much about her safety, but integral to the pod was the group chat they used to make plans, send memes, and offer up emotional support on tough days. By the time she began to suspect

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