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South Walton Fashion Week calls for Emerging Designers to apply today! The 2014 SWFW Emerging Designer will be awarded a cash prize, a custom photo shoot with rights to all images, a spread in VIE, and an exclusive runway show in 2015 South Walton Fashion Week. Applications will be accepted online through September 5.

The second VIE Speaks – Think Out Loud event features Shantell Martin, a line-drawing artist who creates an intricately detailed storyline of rambling faces, creatures, and characters with some wordplay intertwined. She does it all with only a black pen or marker on any white background, occasionally adding color when she collaborates with others. Her world is a canvas. Be inspired as you watch this episode of VIE Speaks!

Alaqua Animal Refuge would like to honor Marisa Milford as the Animal Hero of the Month for June 2014. When you talk to this 13 year old, you would think she has been saving animals all her life, and that’s because she has.

As the popularity of art created using state-of-the-art design, animation, and projection technology grows, the cutting-edge Digital Graffiti festival honors the traditions it set as being the first and the largest outdoor festival of its kind, showcasing digital artists of all kinds as they project their work onto the white walls and unique architecture of Alys Beach.

In just his second resort wear collection as an independent designer, Christian Siriano’s work embodies the essence of the coming season: Bright. Bold. Beautiful.

This year, VIE is giving away TWO PAIRS of tickets to the Digital Graffiti Curator’s Tour, which takes place Thursday, June 5 at 8:00 p.m.! Find out how to win.

The event, “Dancing with Desire,” will be on stage at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center in Niceville on Thursday, June 19 at 7:00 p.m. The performance is presented by Fred Astaire Dance Studio-Fort Walton Beach, whose owner Luann Pulliam and Manager Joe Trovato are both local residents and professional dancers.

The evening will begin with a cocktail hour at 6:00 p.m. and will be followed by our featured speaker, renowned British visual artist Shantell Martin, whose work has been seen locally at Digital Graffiti at Alys Beach and the 30A Songwriters Festival, and has also been featured in numerous art galleries, shows, and magazines across the globe.

The Idea Boutique, proud publisher of VIE magazine, is expanding its horizons with a satellite office located in Clifden, Ireland in County Galway this summer, keeping our Grayton Beach, Florida, office as headquarters.

Many of Scenic Highway 30-A’s favorite businesses and locales are celebrating significant anniversaries this year, and VIE was thrilled to be part of Perspicasity Beachside Bazaar’s thirtieth anniversary bash as media sponsor on Saturday, May 10 in picturesque Seaside, Florida.