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Passing the retail torch

Shopgirl waves 'adios'.


Features

Jenny Coon Peterson
This is my 222nd ShopGirl column and my last. (Tear.)
 
Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Is this thing on?

::clears throat::

Jenny has passed her vibrant and quirky torch to me, as you may have already heard.
I’m your new resident ShopGirl, and I’ll do my best to keep you sweeties up-to-date on all things local and must-go.

First things first, right? I’m Jenn. I grew up on a dairy farm where I milked cows every day.

I was also charged with gathering the eggs from the henhouse. The whole milking cow thing was OK, but the feat of egg gathering was a daily strain that spiked an unnatural amount of fear in my being. Why, you say? Well, have you ever looked at a chicken in its beady eyes?

If you’ve done so and lived to speak of it, then I can only assume you are a soulless fowl constituent who secretly leads a double life in a colony of birds. You probably meet bimonthly and discuss the demise of me and other feather-fearing humans.

Right, more about me ... I’m a cold weather fan. And by fan I mean that I’m obsessed with snow and rain. Pictured below: My first boyfriend and I.



You might be thinking, How in the world did this gal with an Oklahoma-farmer background come to write about city-centric shopping? Well, if we’re being honest, it’s always been in the stars for me.

I’m incredibly drawn to all things beautiful, and I’m open to the idea that perception plays into each person’s idea of beauty. That being said, I’ll do my best to provide you lot with a wide variety of options, as well as the tools to search out and build your own personal style. Do you have your own person style mantra? If not, get to work on that!

It’s really an exciting time in the fashion world, mainly because the idea of style has taken root, grown and returned to an industry that had begun to drift in a less-than-approachable direction. Style is now saying, “Hey! No one wants to wear that!” The idea of buying into trends because they are fashionable is slipping away (thankfully!), and the freedom to be creative and personal with your style choices is settling in comfortably as the fashionable front-runner.

Anyway, I want to hear from you. What do YOU want help shopping for? If you’ve got ideas for, or if you have specific questions concerning fit (Can’t find the right pair of jeans? Let me know ... I know a guy! Want to know where to shop for the highest-quality workwear that won’t break your bank? Turns out I’ve a penchant for penny pinching sidled along my budget-breaking tastes.), please send them my way. Email me at jscott@tierramediagroup.com. Together, we’ll be the snazziest metro in the Midwest. Let’s shop, OKC!
by Jenn Scott 10.21.2011 2 years ago
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New to you

St. Vincent de Paul’s autumn attractions


Features

Jenn Scott
If you ladies and lads didn’t pick up on it by now, Jenny Coon Peterson, ShopGirl extraordinaire, has flown the Oklahoma coop. She’s off to real mountains and cooler temps, and we wish her all the best.
 
Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Now you’ve got weekend plans: ‘Soul on Fire’

Before or after you head to Gazette’s Halloween Parade, that is.

At 8 p.m. Saturday, Rose State Performing Arts Center in Midwest City presents the musical “Soul on Fire.”

Oklahoma-based and brimming with Oklahoma talent, this musical boasts a forbidden love, powerful music, punchy dialogue and a heap of secrets that Kisha navigates with the help of Mozes.

Onstage, you might recognize Tyrone Stanley, adjunct professor at Oklahoma City Community College; Donna Cox, music professor at the University of Oklahoma; Bonita Franklin, acting chair for the Department of Music at Langston University; and Bruce Davis, Oklahoma City Police Department veteran, just to name a few.

You'll get a healthy dose of stardom from big-name artists and entertainers like Shirley Murduck and Delvis “Tyga” Graham, as well as Michelle Lynn Hardin, former background singer for John Legend.

What are you waiting for? Secure your soul ... at least for the weekend. Get your tickets at soulonfirethemusical.net. Take advantage of the early bird special through Oct. 31: buy one, get one half off!

by Jenn Scott 10.25.2011 2 years ago
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Nice cans

I was can #1,248. Let me know what your can number is, for a good cause!

Are you hungry right now? If you're reading this at your computer, I'm willing to wager you've also eaten a few meals today. Here's the thing: Some people haven't. Nor do they have the means to do so. 

Allens Veggies launched an awesome campaign (“I Yam What I Yam, Donate a Can”) to help combat hunger. It will run through Halloween, and the goal is to reach 3,000 cans. Pairing with local food banks (Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma), bolstered by the wonders of social media, one can of Popeye Spinach for every new Allens Veggies Facebook fan.

Since you're at your computer already, why not hop on over to Allen's Facebook and “like” it?

by Jenn Scott 10.28.2011 2 years ago
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Let’s be Frank

Give yourself over to absolute pleasure as ‘Rocky Horror Picture Show’ returns for Halloween. One can feel the antici ... pation.


Features

Jenn Scott
The Rocky Horror Picture Show
10 p.m. Monday
Sooner Theatre
101 E. Main, Norman
soonertheatre.org
$10
 
Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Good jeans

Jacob Peregrin, buyer and manager at blue Seven


Features

Jenn Scott
Maybe you got the short end of the stick when it comes to filling out your pants. If you feel this way, you’re not alone. The fix? The perfect pair of jeans.
 
Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Making local work

From dirt to Veggie Van to plate, this urban movement will make other states green with envy.


Food and Drink Features

Jenn Scott
The once-prevalent practice of growing and consuming one’s own food has been supplanted by chemicals, drive-throughs and consumerism. The now-foreign concept of dirt-to-plate dining has been replaced by Happy Meals and out-of-country produce.
 
Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Girlie action

The cat’s meow. The bee’s knees. The chick’s peep. Yep, The Girlie Show is back in town.


Features

Jenn Scott
The Girlie Show
7-11 p.m. Friday, noon-5 p.m. Saturday
Farmers Public Market
311 S. Klein
thegirlieshow.net
$15 advance, $20 door (Friday), $5 (Saturday)
 
Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Celebrate boys, b-days and 'staches

This month, give cancer the middle finger.

Do you like boys? I do.

You've probably noticed your Facebook and Twitter feeds filled with the pleas of your men who are growing 'staches in honor of “Movember.”

They want you to donate to their cause. Now, if you're like me, you are generally inundated with the pleas of many for some sort of financial support. After the budgeting and balancing of that hard-earned paycheck, sometimes there's only a meager sum left for the good of mankind.

I urge you to consider the Movember Madness. This movement funds awareness for men's health, specifically prostate cancer.

Think about your favorite man. Who is it?

Well, I'll tell you who mine is.

It's this guy right here – my grandfather, who the family lovingly refers to as “Pawpaw.”

You might be wondering what this has to do with 'staches and such. I'll tell you:
1. He's a man.
2. He's a prostate cancer survivor.
3. It's his 75th birthday today.

Without the amazing research done, my Pawpaw might not be here today. And I wouldn't have pictures like this:





As you can see, I'm not the only person who would miss him. His honey of 53 years (and counting) would, too.

The point is: Cancer sucks and research costs money. So, get involved if you love your men as much as I love mine!

Though Pawpaw doesn't have a Facebook and isn't growing a 'stache in honor of the cause, there are many people who are. Find yourself a participant and give a little love so we can have more moments like this:


Oklahoma boys growin' 'staches:
• musician Ryan Lawson
• OK native Johnny Perkins
• the Oklahoma City Barons
by Jenn Scott 11.04.2011 2 years ago
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