HBO’s ‘Vinyl’ Inspires Ink Mag’s Revival of the 70s


Written by Sarah Thaw Photos by Nicholas Von Thrower It’s no secret that the strides made by those in the past continue to influence our culture today. The 1970s was a monumental time, especially within the entertainment industry. The world… Continue Reading

Refined Style – Editorial


“People of all ages have turned to the past, using eccentric pieces to portray their individual style. As a result, what was considered antiquated now feels refreshing.” Photog | Aaron Ni’jai Model | Natalia Castellar Creative director | Allison Oberlin Creative… Continue Reading

RVA Fashion Week: Helping Local Designers Gain Recognition Throughout the Community and the World

RVA Fashion Week ended with a bang as Designers and Boutiques showed their latest collections at the Hofheimer Building April 22nd and 23rd. RVAFW helps local designers gain recognition in the Richmond area and throughout the country.

By Andrea Philbin  Photography by Will Singleton The 8th annual RVA Fashion Week presented by Redken and UZURV was held this past week throughout The River City. RVAFW is a week long event held each spring that promotes the design and… Continue Reading

Fashion Crush Friday: Donwan Harrell

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By Allison Oberlin, Guest Columnist One day a mother recognized prodigal talent in her young son. Through encouragement from his family, peers and school faculty, the young man grew his confidence and technical abilities. He would eventually become one of… Continue Reading

Fashion Crush Friday: Raf Simons


Cierra Artis, Creative Director On Thursday, October 22, Raf Simons announced his departure from Christian Dior. The Belgian newcomer was appointed as Creative Director of the prestigious fashion house in early 2012– eight weeks before that years’ Autumn/Winter couture show,… Continue Reading

Fashion Crush Friday: Ralph Lauren


Allison Oberlin, Guest Columnist On Tuesday September 29, 2015, Ralph Lauren stepped down from his position as Chief Executive Officer of Ralph Lauren Inc. However, he still remains with the company as Executive Chairman and Chief Creative Director of the… Continue Reading



By Allison Oberlin Fashion blogging has become a popular career path for photographers, entrepreneurs and writers looking to find their voice within the fashion industry. Today, personal style is emphasized more than trendiness, which is another reason why blogging has… Continue Reading

Fashion Crush Friday: Suno


Cierra Artis, Creative Director New York Fashion Week is here once again to give us a peek of what cool, classic, and controversial trends are coming our way in the Spring of 2016. Many of us are watching the runways intently,… Continue Reading

Fashion Crush Friday: Richard Avedon

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Allison Oberlin, Guest Columnist Fashion photography was not originally perceived as an art form. In the 1950s and 1960s a shift in attitude towards photography and fashion encouraged innovators to push the boundaries of tradition. At the same time, a revitalization… Continue Reading

Fashion Crush Friday: Guo Pei


Allison Oberlin, Guest Columnist  On May 4th the Metropolitan Museum of Art unveiled its latest costume exhibition, “China: Through the Looking Glass”. The event highlighted the influence of Chinese culture in fashion. At the Met Gala opening of the event,… Continue Reading

Fashion Crush Friday: Josh Goot


  Allison Oberlin, Guest Columnist Worn by the likes of Mia Wasokowska, Kim Kardashian and Margaret Zhang, his designs are internationally recognized. The Australian designer who began his company a mere ten years ago has created a highly respected luxury… Continue Reading

Fashion Crush Friday: Fendi


When it comes to the luxury leather game, the Italians definitely do it best. Locally sourced materials, an eye for craftsmanship, and a healthy dose of humor have made brands like Gucci and Prada household names. The fact that many… Continue Reading