Shopgirl: Get a closer look at Instagram shots

I saw a headline the other day that said “Zoom comes to Instagram after a half-decade wait,” and the most shocking part of that is that we’ve all been Instagramming for half a decade.


Regardless, Instagram did unveil a zoom function in its update, and it’s ­convenient to be able to get the detail on an outfit or a meal, or the occasional photobomber.

If you have the app and haven’t noticed this yet, check for the most recent update and zoom in like you would for any mobile device, that reverse-pinching-your-fingers technique.

WHAT’S TRENDY: Keep the weekend of Sept. 16 saved for the 36th annual Arts in the Heart of Augusta Festival – one of Augusta’s oldest cultural traditions and a great way to celebrate local artists and global culture.

This year, the focus is on Georgia music, and the headlining jazz artist is such a big deal that event organizers won’t announce until closer to the time. In the meantime, get your advance tickets and get excited for food from more than 20 countries, three days of live performances ranging from voice to dance, and artists from all over.

Tickets are available in advance from SunTrust Bank locations, Vintage Ooollee in downtown Augusta, and at New Moon Café in Aiken. You can also buy tickets in advance online at and at


WHAT’S AFFORDABLE.:While we’d all love to be in New York, Paris or Milan for the respective Fashion Weeks, this year Google has worked to make the at-home fashion-fan experience a little closer to being there in person.

Just by searching “fashion week,” you’ll pull up what shows are current and what fashion critics have said about the shows that have wrapped up recently. Designers themselves have been very hands-on in managing what results come up for their individual searches, and during Fashion Week results will include behind-the-scenes perspectives and inspiration for the collections.

The list of designers participating includes Marc Jacobs, Stella McCartney, Tom Ford, Christopher Kane, Prada, Burberry and Hermès.



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