FOUR new retailers to open in shopping centre

KINGLAND in Poole <i>(Image: Newsquest)</i>

KINGLAND in Poole (Image: Newsquest)

FOUR diverse new businesses are set to open their doors this spring in a Poole shopping centre.

Kingland, the retail high street neighbouring the Dolphin Centre, has announced a variety of new independent businesses joining its offering.

As the scheme heads into its second term since launching in April 2021, four new retailers – Jay & Co, Boiler Room Records, Titanium Flower and Brakeburn – are all due to open in early spring this year.

Jay & Co is opening its first brick-and-mortar store in collaboration with Restored Retro on March 13. The reclaimed, restored and reimagined furniture retailer was founded by television presenter Jay Blades.

Bournemouth Echo: KINGLAND in Poole

Bournemouth Echo: KINGLAND in Poole

KINGLAND in Poole (Image: Newsquest)

It will take over the old Pen Gallery unit with the adjoining wall removed for the two businesses to co-habit a larger space together.

Boiler Room Records opened its first store in Poole High Street in 2020 and is due to open its second shop in Kingland on March 1, selling new vinyl and popular merchandise.

Mark Northey, owner of Boiler Room Records, said: “Our second store in Poole will differ slightly from the Old Town branch by concentrating on new vinyl, merch, and Hi-Fi, both vintage and new. Throughout summer we will also put on live music events and feature instore DJ performances.”

Titanium Flower will offer shoppers a variety of handmade jewellery when it opens in April and the store will also feature a craft space for the public to create their own jewellery designs.

Bournemouth Echo: Brakeburn women and men’s clothing ranges.

Bournemouth Echo: Brakeburn women and men’s clothing ranges.

Brakeburn women and men’s clothing ranges. (Image: Brakeburn)

As reported, Dorset-based online clothing brand, Brakeburn, will also open its first physical store at Kingland in the coming weeks, stocking new season women and men’s

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Mother’s Day gift ideas 2023: From skincare TLC and relaxation treats to wine, jewellery and making memories

Mother’s Day is the perfect opportunity to spoil your special mum or make a big fuss of a maternal figure.

She might be a new mummy or expecting a little one soon, and in need of a treat. You may want to give your mother-in-law, grandmother or godmother special attention. Or, your best pal could have recently been handling mum hurdles and be in need of some thoughtful TLC.

Whatever the mother role she takes, one thing’s for sure, mums deserve all the luxury. Maternal love comes in all shapes and forms, and so do Mother’s Day gifts.

From skincare TLC and pre-bedtime relaxation to haircare treats, make-up sets, stylish jewellery, chic homeware, delicious wine and even a family holiday – we’ve thought of a few ideas to suit everyone.

Keep reading and gather some gifting inspiration. You’ll want to shop these fabulous present picks straightaway.

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Naked Wines Chateau Saint Hilaire Provence Rose 2021, Angel price: £11.99,

Naked Wines Chateau Saint Hilaire Provence Rose 2021,

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Katrina Kaif shares a no-makeup look on her Instagram : Bollywood News

Bollywood actress Katrina Kaif recently blessed her Insta fam with a no-makeup look on her social media. The actress gave a sneak peek into her Sunday by sharing a selfie from her home. Fans went in complete awe of the actress’s unfiltered look.

Katrina Kaif shares a no-makeup look on her Instagram

Katrina Kaif shares a no-makeup look on her Instagram

On Sunday, Katrina took to Instagram and shared a beautiful solo-picture of herself. In the picture, Katrina is seen relaxing at home on a bright Sunday. She can be seen wearing printed jeans and a black t-shirt. She chose open hair and no-makeup to complete her Sunday look. In the sun-kissed photo, the actress exudes an air of freshness and beauty. Sharing the picture, she captioned, “SunDaze ????.”

As soon as she shared the picture, fans and industry friends started pouring their love in the comments section. Reacting to the post, Sonam Kapoor commented, “Beautiful Kat,” while Yasmin Karachiwala, celebrity fitness instructor dropped hearts. A fan commented, “Shining brighter than them all-stars, moon, and sun…..” while another fan wrote, “This pic shows that u dont need makeup. A comment read, “So pretty without make-up,” “Queen of hearts,” read another comment.

On the professional front, Katrina was last seen in Gurmmeet Singh directed film, Phone Bhoot, starring alongside Ishaan Khatter and Siddhant Chaturvedi. The film was produced under Ritesh Sidhwani and Farhan Akhtar’s banner Excel Entertainment. It was released in November last year. The actress will be next seen in Sriram Raghavan’s Merry Christmas alongside Vijay Sethupathi. First poster of the film was dropped in December 2022. Katrina also has Tiger 3 featuring her alongside Salman Khan in lead roles. The film is slated to release in November this year.

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A Paradigm Shift For Digital Fashion Business Models

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As the fashion industry continues to evolve, the emergence of Web3 and its integration with Web 2.0 technologies is creating a paradigm shift for digital fashion business models. According to a report from Allied Analytics, the global market for digital fashion is expected to grow from $498.7 million in 2021 to $4.8 billion by 2031 at a CAGR of 26.4%. Blockchain and Web3 comprised 33% of this market size and are expected to lead through 2031. Digital fashion is catalyzed by several technologies like 3-D printing, artificial intelligence and augmented and virtual reality, as well as blockchains.

Business Models

The convergence of these technologies and demographic shifts have laid the foundation for several new business models and opportunities within a large and growing market. Let us examine a few.

Virtual Clothing

The most talked about part of the digital fashion value chain involves the creation of virtual clothing and sales to customers. These clothes are worn in virtual environments, such as online games, social media or augmented reality apps. Customers can create their own avatars or use virtual models to try on clothes and buy digital outfits from online marketplaces. They have been an integral part of virtual events, gaming appearances and crowdsourced designs today.

Digital Fashion Rental

People in the physical world often rent outfits like tuxedos, and the NFT rental standards have created opportunities for renting digital clothing. Consumers can rent and use these for a limited time, and smart contract automation returns them to the owner after use.

Digital Styling And Hyper-Personalization

Artificial intelligence has created hyper-personalization in the design of digital clothing that goes beyond the generic sizes of “medium,” “large” and so on. Consumers have a desire for the

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Shell Toes and hoop earrings: eight hip-hop fashion items that changed what we wear | Fashion

From Professor X’s hat to Spike Lee merch and the Thom Browne dress Doja Cat wore on the red carpet in 2022, Fresh, Fly, and Fabulous, a new exhibition at New York’s Museum at FIT, traces the history of hip-hop style across 50 years. Elizabeth Way and Elena Romero, the event’s curators, talk through the importance of eight items – including one from Romero’s own archive – that changed fashion.

Shell Toes

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Adidas, 1998. Photograph: Eileen Costa/The Museum at FIT

Sneakers were central to the hip-hop look from the start – Romero says people wore a range of brands such as Adidas, Converse and suede Pumas. Adidas Shell Toes were a favourite of Run-DMC, who wore them without laces. The group loved the shoes so much that they released the song My Adidas in 1986. Their appreciation of the shoes was shared by their fans. “They sang it [at a concert] and everyone put their sneaker up in the air. That is really an iconic moment in hip-hop,” says Way. “Adidas saw a huge uptick in sales; they sent a marketing person to New York to figure it out. And he ended up at this concert.”

Collaborations between hip-hop artists and brands today are commonplace, but this was the first of its kind. “It led to the multimillion-dollar endorsement, which was the first time that a hip-hop group had signed a deal like that,” says Romero. “It’s much later that hip-hop becomes a business. This was organic.”

Bucket hat

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Kangol, 2022. Photograph: Eileen Costa/The Museum at FIT

The bucket hat dates back to farming communities and was worn on the TV show Gilligan’s Island in the 60s. Its association with hip-hop dates to the late 70s. In

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Turquoise Peacock Boutique specializes in women’s fashion, nears fifth anniversary

When Angela Huling established the Turquoise Peacock Boutique in March 2018, the then home-based business was the realization of Huling’s dreams.

“[It] had been a dream of mine for a long time,” she said. “I became a single mom, and I needed another job, and it was just something that I wanted to do, so I just went for it.”

A peacock sheds its feathers for a new life, Huling said, and at the time of the boutique’s opening, she was going through a lot of life changes. Additionally, turquoise is one of Huling’s favorite colors. Both factors together inspired the boutique’s name, she said.

In the almost five years since opening, Huling has had a mobile boutique trailer, which allowed her to do a lot of pop-up events and private parties throughout the city. In July 2021, Huling moved the Turquoise Peacock to a brick-and-mortar store in Leander, where she now conducts monthly sip and shop events.

“I’ve met so many new people that keep coming back and coming to the parties, and there is something that they love about coming here,” Huling said. “It’s just that fun atmosphere; we really have a good time.”

Though Turquoise Peacock specializes in clothing, shoes and accessories for women of all ages, Huling said the shop’s target demographic is mothers. The boutique offers comfortable and casual clothes for moms on the go.

Huling continues to bring in new products and fashion options, and enjoys meeting new customers, whom she likes to call her friends.

In the future, Huling said she wants the Turquoise Peacock Boutique to have a larger location on a busier road and to have more of a presence with other small businesses. In the meantime,

she encourages new customers, or new friends, to stop by the Turquoise Peacock.


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It’s seller beware when it comes to old gold and jewellery – Kelowna News

Inflation and high interest rates have people looking for money in different ways.

According to Premier Jewellery and Loans in Kelowna, more people seem to be rummaging through old jewellery boxes and stopping by the shop to help make ends meet.

“We have definitely seen a large increase in clients coming in. It could be post Christmas, it could be the effects of inflation or possibly a recession coming. But we have definitely seen an increase,” said owner Martin Strasser.

“You have gold, diamonds or watches sitting in a box and now you have a bill that’s due or inflation is hitting you. Your money doesn’t go as far as it used to, so you want to find a way to stretch those dollars.”

Premier Jewellery and Loans loaned Castanet two pieces of jewellery and a gold coin to help in a market assessment of local and pop-up jewellery buyers.

Premier provided a 9.61 gram 10K yellow gold ring, an older style engagement ring with 18K gold and 0.42 carat diamonds and a one ounce Canadian gold coin .

Castanet took the same two rings and the gold coin and had them appraised at Canadian Jewellery Exchange in Kelowna and GLK Gold, a pop-up buyer that visited the city last weekend.

Premier was the only shop aware Castanet was running the story at the time appraisal.

Jewellery Exchange offered a comparative appraisal to Premier and was open about the engagement ring‘s potential lack of movement in consignment.

Jewellery Exchange appraiser Mark Schlitt said in an interview afterwards every shop has different interests.

“Premier might have a different clientele for jewellery than we do. In their case they may have a buyer for a certain piece or we may have a buyer for a certain piece

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I’m plus-size – I showed how I get ready for the gym, including my makeup routine, and people say it’s ‘inspiring’

A YOUNG plus-size woman’s honest portrayal of her gym preparations has led fans to call her an “inspiration.”

In her post, she proved how dedicated she was in pursuit of her health and fitness goals and was certainly no fair-weather gym goer.

TikToker d.fayou has inspired many of her followers with her body confidence


TikToker d.fayou has inspired many of her followers with her body confidenceCredit: TikTok/d.fayou

French Canadian d.fayou’s (”@d.fayou) posts have delighted her 256,000 followers.

She regularly comes across as joyous as she dances and shares her different food recipes on her platform, alongside her fitness journey.

In a recent post, she showed viewers her preparation for a session at the gym.

This involved getting dressed, applying moisturizer, fixing her hair, and adding a touch of mascara and lipstick.

However, she showed particular dedication to this trip to the gym because it involved trekking through snow, but she seemed unbothered.

Once there she got on the treadmill and did her thing.

In her quiet way, d.fayou has inspired other plus-size women among her followers to have some self-belief and get fit too.

“Focus on yourself and surround yourself with people who uplift you – not those who tear your down,” she said.

Her post has had over 94,000 likes and nearly a thousand comments, and an awful lot of love and respect.

Commenters ran out of superlatives, but there was admiration all around.

Even snow wouldn't keep her away from the gym


Even snow wouldn’t keep her away from the gymCredit: TikTok/d.fayou

“Self-motivation is the best motivation. I love how strong-minded you are and that’s a beautiful trait to have and shows self-love,” said this fan.

“Perfume, lip color, and mascara for the gym? Love it,” was the impressed reaction of this follower.

Kudos to her for her determination: “Girl you walked through the snow and I won’t even walk

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Behind the partnership: Melbourne Fashion Festival and Kmart

The Paypal Melbourne Fashion Festival (MFF) is partnering with Kmart this year to introduce two new events to the schedule, including a business lunch and family runway show.

In an interview with Ragtrader, Melbourne Fashion Festival CEO Caroline Ralphsmith discusses the key factors that led to the organisation partnering with the Australian department store known for its low price points.

How did this collaboration with Kmart come about?

As Australia’s largest and longest running consumer Festival, we are committed to showcasing fashion in all its forms. Whilst our core focus as a not-for-profit organisation is to support and amplify our Australian fashion and creatives on a local, national, and global stage via our premium runways and within the Fashion Culture program, we also want to ensure that the Festival proudly champions the positive representation of our diverse fashion community.

The Festival has a history of partnering with consumer brands including Priceline and Target to provide an accessible, fun and interactive event for the whole family. Kmart is one of Australia’s most loved and trusted brands that has become a destination for millions of Australian families to access affordable everyday products, including sustainably sourced fashion apparel.

What were the key steps in executing this deal?

A core element of the Festival’s overarching strategy is to ensure we support the wider industry in making fashion feel accessible to every potential customer. We develop our program with all consumers in mind and want to ensure we offer an experience that appeals to every type of fashion lover.

For the 2023 Festival, we were looking for a partner that would help us reach new audiences, but that also shared the Festival’s values of having a keen focus on sustainability, manufacturing and policies around diversity and inclusion. We feel we found this with Kmart and

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Kate Middleton Reminded Us Why She’s the Queen of Classic Fashion by Channeling Princess Diana’s Exact Outfit

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Princess Diana is gone, but never forgotten in the royal family, especially when it comes to fashion. Kate Middleton’s latest nod to her late mother-in-law is through a houndstooth coat that she wore to the Wales vs. England Six Nations rugby match in Cardiff on Saturday.

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This is a coat the Princess of Wales has on royal repeat from one of her favorite designers, Catherine Walker. The red-and-white houndstooth print has big red buttons and hits her just above the knees. She paired it with a chic black turtleneck, black leather gloves, and a white handbag. She kept her legs warm on the chilly day in black tights and shortie black boots. The last time royal fans saw this coat on her, was at an event in 2018 while she was pregnant with her youngest child, Prince Louis.

The Princess of Wales attends the Wales vs England Six Nations Rugby.

The Princess of Wales attends the Wales vs England Six Nations Rugby.

Princess Diana wore a similar look for the first time in 1990 at the christening of Princess Eugenie. The cropped jacket by Moschino was a red, white, and black houndstooth print that she styled in a way that was very reminiscent of that fashion era. Diana paired the coat with a black-and-white houndstooth pencil skirt, a black turtleneck, a red hat with a black band, black gloves, and red-and-black heels.

rincess Diana With Prince William At Sandringham After The Christening Of Her Niece

Princess Diana with Prince William at Sandringham after the christening of Princess Eugenie.

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While some royal watchers love it when Kate honors Diana through fashion, some critics call it cosplaying and are a little creeped out by the practice. However, fashion

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