Community & Sisterhood2022-09-07T14:26:19-04:00

Derby After Dark

Styled by Melissa Gagliardi and Christine Fellingham | Photos by Kylene White | Hair by Shayna Shearer for Calvin Mitchell Salon | Makeup by Sloan Winters for Circe Beauty Bar Our city’s 2-minute sporting event is more accurately a 24/7, week-long party that extends far beyond the gates of Churchill Downs. We took two models and a pile of pretty clotghes and millinery on a trip downtown to the history-drenched Black Jockeys Lounge on Fourth Street. Let our imaginary escapades and elevated ensembles inspire your own post-pandemic Derby celebration. Night Moves A ruched black dress looks [...]

By |April 4, 2022|Community & Sisterhood, Life & Style|

Rethinking Royalty

We talk to this year’s Royal Court to find out what it means to be A Kentucky Derby Festival Princess. Written by Carrie Vittitoe | Photos by Kylene White | Styled by Melissa Gagliardi | Hair by Karen Stout and Laura Likins for Joseph's Salon and Spa | Makeup by Sloan Winters for Circe Beauty Bar Society’s idea of what a princess is and can be has changed over the years. While girls still may dream about being princesses, they often begin to wonder whether princesses are commended only for their beauty and poise and not their intelligence or activism. [...]

By |April 1, 2022|Community & Sisterhood, Life & Style|

Starting Over

Kimberly Moore, CEO of Joshua Community Connectors, helps people improve their lives. Adjusting to the unexpected occurrences in life can be daunting, but don’t let it overwhelm you – you can get through it. By Tonilyn Hornung People start over for many reasons. Maybe you’ve decided on a new career and you’re headed back to school. Perhaps your now adult child has moved out on their own and your nest is empty. Then there are the instances where life unexpectedly thrusts this process upon us. Whatever way a transition enters your world, it [...]

By |March 8, 2022|Community & Sisterhood|

Advocates In Action

This month, we are celebrating the women who have provided a lifeline to those who need it most. By Carrie Vittitoe | Photos by Heather Florance Since 1988, The Center for Women and Families has honored women in the community whose volunteer efforts have made a distinct contribution to the wellbeing of the community. This year’s Women of Distinction honorees offer their insights on how domestic violence impacts the community and their words of hope and encouragement to families whose lives have been touched by domestic turmoil. KARINA BARILLAS, Executive Director, La Casita Center Domestic [...]

By |March 1, 2022|Community & Sisterhood|

A New Leaf

The University of Louisville Volleyball Team in Eco-Friendly Fashion Styled and written by Christine Fellingham | Photos by Kylene White | Hair and makeup by Jill Higginbotham and Mariah Sanchez for J Michael’s Spa & Salon Green thinking is redefining how we dress. From sustainable fabrics to recycled materials and thrift-store chic, there’s a shift away from overconsumption towards ecologically-aware wardrobe building. Eager to support this new fashion philosophy, we shopped local for eco-chic looks, then headed to our own rain forest at The Louisville Zoo for a nature-inspired fashion shoot. And, because their generation [...]

Modern Family: PMS Relief — for the Whole Family

Jean West, who struggled with PMS syndrome for years, shares fresh research and hope for sufferers and those closest to them. By Jean West  |  Photo by Kylene White Our first home in Louisville was an old house in the Highlands, built in 1819. There were three stories and strange little rooms in odd places. I turned one of those small rooms into a closet. Referred to as Mommy’s closet, it probably preserved the mental wellbeing of our young boys — and my marriage at the time. This closet was my refuge when my severe [...]

By |February 16, 2022|Community & Sisterhood|
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