Shopgirl: Instagram invites users to Explore more

I'm still not really sure what Instagram is shooting for with its Stories video feature, but if you're a fan, you might have noticed lately a row of its most popular stories at the top of the page on the Explore tab.

 

These videos are pulled from celebrities, Insta-famous users who somehow have created a career from Instagram, or channels such as Tasty that have found such success with food prep videos. Some speculate that Stories is a kind of test run for a live video feature, like Periscope or FacebookLive.

I have to admit: I'm not sold on the idea that any of us have anything pressing to share via livestream, but it's good for everyone when a new version of technology is released and platforms are forced to innovate and reinvent.

WHAT'S TRENDY: Target has announced its next designer collaboration, scheduled to hit stores in spring 2017: designer and former Spice Girl Victoria Beckham. Beckham has done a very nice job of transitioning from pop music to high fashion and has developed a reputation for clean, elegant lines and classic aesthetics.

The collaboration with Target will include more than 200 pieces for women, children and babies – Beckham's first time designing children's clothing. Price points range from $6 to $70, and the collection is scheduled to hit stores in April.

WHAT'S AFFORDABLE: Oysters on Telfair, the annual fundraising event for the Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art, will be held Thursday, Nov. 3, and always promises to be a fun evening with plenty of good food, live music and fabulous art.

This is the 12th annual Oysters on Telfair, which, as always, will be held at Ware's Folly (the campus of Gertrude Herbert), at 506 Telfair St. The money raised by this event goes to ensuring the great work done by the Gertrude Herbert Institute, bringing art education to underprivileged and underserved youths in the Augusta area, can continue and grow. Tickets cost $75, and you can learn more at www.GHIA.org.

 

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