Birdhouse in Your Soul

When asked to describe her personal aesthetic, Jessica McKay of Birdhouse Interior Design quickly summed it up in one word: “Opposites.” But this description doesn’t fully encompass McKay’s talent for mixing old with new, or the way she adds heavily patterned textures to classic lines. In addition to achieving aesthetically pleasing discord, such themes as historical significance and locality are evident...

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Another Black Celebration

by April Christenson Paint your fingernails black and line your lips in onyx because it’s almost time for the return of the Something Wicked Goth Ball. The seventh annual goth ball will be Friday, Oct. 29, at Sokol Auditorium. The event (aptly titley this year as “Suck It!”) will feature music from And Collapse and Cloven Path as well as performances by DJs W.E.R.D., Emy and others. There will be...

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Style Savvy: Fashion Commentary

The fashion world has a timeline littered with failed trends. I don’t know how these trends start, but I do know they burst onto the scene in a manner best described as all-consuming. I’m still trying to forget, for example, the regrettable side ponytail and platform sneaker craze (think Baby Spice a la Spice World) that reared its ugly head when I was in middle school. These trends fizzle and become fashion...

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Style Savvy

It has always been a firm belief of mine that models should be seen and not heard. Partly because them talking has often historically ended in catastrophe. Think: Naomi Campbell’s cell phone assaults or the now infamous Helena Christensen interview circa 1994 where she felt the need to incessantly rant about the importance of vegetarianism because ‘Leo’ told her (I’m assuming she meant DiCaprio since he’s...

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Visual Intellect

Photographer Miguel Cedillo has an ingenious eye Miguel Cedillo has vision. And, while his glance may fall on spaces shared by other eyes, it is what his camera captures that sets Cedillo’s gaze apart. “Shooting fashion connects me to the reasons why material culture is important to people,” said Cedillo, describing his recent fashion-industry projects. “The concepts a garment represents result from our...

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Fashion Slave

Despite cold, drizzly weather, hundreds of fashionistas came out to support local designers, stylists, models and other creative folks at the third annual Omaha Fashion Week finale show Saturday, Sept. 18. The runway show was again held outside Nomad Lounge, 10th and Jones. Earlier in the week, organizers said the massive, 200-foot runway would be moved under the nearby bridge just northeast of Nomad due to weather...

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The Truth About Caril

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Murder he wrote

South Omaha native son David Krajicek’s crime writing has branded him Mr. Murder, so it’s only apt he looks the heavy ...


So Bad, It’s Good

Stop by the PS Collective at 6056 Maple Street this Thursday, August 4th at 7 p.m. for the Omaha Poetry Slam Team ...


What’s a Cthulhu?

*Fans of horror, monsters and strange illustrations take note: artist Michael Bukowski is illustrating every monster ...