Native American Fashion Trends- What’s acceptable and what’s offensive?

Pharrell Williams recently joined the growing list of celebrities who’ve offended not just Native Americans, but Natives. Period. To the dismay of many, Pharrell wore a war bonnet on the July 2014 cover of Elle UK. He later apologized, but not all offenders do. While some things are blatantly offensive others might not be so obvious, especially if the reason its offensive hasn’t been thoroughly explained.

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November is Native American Heritage Month

Thanksgiving and Veteran’s Day garner all of the attention during the month of November when the entire month is actually Native American Heritage Month.

Okay, sure Thanksgiving plays in schools across the nation give a small nod to Indians regarding the “feast”; and Natives serve in the military and are thus honored as Veterans, but can you name one without a quick internet search? Besides the foods feasted on by the Pilgrims and Indians, what other contributions have Natives made that you can name off the top of your head?

My point is that Native Americans don’t receive the recognition they deserve.

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Wish Look #OOTD: Sleek Purple Passion

Sleek Purple Passion

Satisfy your buckle fetish and your passion for purple at the same time.  This outfit of the day features a Precis Petite purple sweater and Giuseppe Zanotti Lace up platform Booties. Accessorize with a touch of cool blue to rev up the wow factor on this smoldering look.  Continue reading Wish Look #OOTD: Sleek Purple Passion

Video – Mississippi Roads: Fondren, Food Trucks, Peaches Restaurant

If you didn’t know by now, the Fondren district in Jackson Mississippi is experiencing a renaissance of sorts. From the nostalgic face of the buildings to the allure of walking-distance hot spots, and an even hotter music scene, the area is garnering lots of attention. Mississippi Roads (MPB/PBS) featured Fondren in an episode which originally aired on October 9, 2014. Continue reading Video – Mississippi Roads: Fondren, Food Trucks, Peaches Restaurant

Wish Look #OOTD 10.23

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Get inspired by this outfit of the day which features a green double-breasted blazer in time for the nippy fall weather. Yes, the Balmain jacket, Vivienne Westwood booties and Irene Neuwirth bangle (that I’m pretending is a ring) are astronomically priced. That’s why I only use them as a visual then find affordable alternatives. Except for the jewelry, I’ve already added this look to my wardrobe. Shop pieces below or scour the web and local spots for budget friendly alternatives of your own.

Think Pink, Shop Pink, Go Pink

Good Morning America went pink on October 1, 2014 to kick off Breast Cancer Awareness Month, dedicating pretty much an entire show to the cause.  Two of the show’s co-anchors, Robin Roberts and Amy Robach, have each battled a form of the disease. Continue reading Think Pink, Shop Pink, Go Pink

Quick Look: Mississippi State Fair 155th Anniversary 2014

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What: 115th Annual Mississippi State Fair

When: October 1-12, 2014. Gates open at 5:00 pm Wednesday October 1, 2014

Where: Mississippi State Fairgrounds (1207 Mississippi St., Jackson, MS 39202)

Crowd pullers:

Ticket info, parking & ride specials:

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Hashtags: No official hashtags as of opening day. Share your own fair hastag(s) on the Mississippi State Fair’s facebook page (link below).

Goodies:

  • traditional fair food and drink
  • Free App

App Benefits:

  • Fun Guide
  • Car Finder
  • Full calendar/schedule of events
  • Fair Map
  • Alerts
  • Social Media
  • Photo Gallery and link to submit your own
  • Weather
  • Nearby Attractions
  • and more

Other Relevant links:

Are you going? Show us your good time. Just tag @etudelife on instagram or twitter. Don’t forget to like Étude Life on facebook.

Poll: Should rapper T.I. have been given the Key to the City of Jackson Mississippi?

T.I. receives Key to the City of Jackson on September 24, 2014. Photo by Trip Burns
T.I. receives Key to the City of Jackson on September 24, 2014. Photo by Trip Burns

JACKSON- On Wednesday, September 24, 2014, rapper T.I. (Clifford Harris) was in town to deliver an inspiring message to the youth of the capital city. Making stops at Northwest Middle School and Forest Hill High School, T.I. urged students to “become positive influences within the community.” In a ceremony at city hall Mayor Tony Yarber presented the rapper with the key to the city for his efforts to end violence among the youth and for his positive influence despite his own run-ins with the law. Get more coverage of the event through the links below. What do you think? Should T.I. have received the key to the city?

Video-T.I. receives key to the city of Jackson

T.I. given Key to the city of Jackson choice receives criticism

T.I. Gets Key to Jackson

T.I. in the Sip

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