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The Baltimore Sun

John-John Williams IV

Writer

John-John Williams IV has worked for The Baltimore Sun since 2005. He joined the paper as an education reporter covering everything from cheating scandals to inappropriate teacher behavior.. He then switched gears when he joined the Features desk, where he has covered fashion and pop culture for the past three years. Prior to The Baltimore Sun, he worked as a reporter at The Times-Picayune and The Argus Leader.

Recent Articles

  • Wedded: Meghan Manniso and Devin Rose got engaged with help from Santa

    Wedded: Meghan Manniso and Devin Rose got engaged with help from Santa

    Date: Oct. 24 Her story: Meghan Carole Manniso, 27, was born in northern New Jersey and grew up in Newark, Del. She's an art and photography teacher. Her father, Stephen Manniso, lives in Arlington, Va. Her mother, Alicia Dabalos, lives in Wilmington, Del. His story: Devin Matthew Rose, 29, was...

  • Fall 2016 fashion week sneak peek

    Fall 2016 fashion week sneak peek

    Christian Siriano 4 p.m. Saturday at Artbeam Studios The Annapolis native was inspired by textile artist Sheila Hicks. "I saw some of her work, and it was romantic. I started with that," Siriano said. "I then gave it a more masculine-feminine feel." The collection has an androgynous feel, which...

  • As fashion week approaches, designers with local ties turn attention to model diversity

    As fashion week approaches, designers with local ties turn attention to model diversity

    When David Hart set out to cast his fall and winter menswear collection this month in New York, he knew black models would be key to the show. Hart, a white fashion designer originally from Severna Park, showcased a collection inspired by 1960s jazz — the era of John Coltrane and Miles Davis —...

  • In choosing Pantone Colors of the Year, Baltimore native taps cultural influences

    In choosing Pantone Colors of the Year, Baltimore native taps cultural influences

    As director of the Pantone Color Institute, Leatrice Eiseman knows that color goes much deeper than what's on the surface. For a company that specializes in creating hues for various industries, deciding on its Color of the Year requires a deep dive. Eiseman and her team of color experts wanted...

  • Wedded: Catherine Connelly and Jacob Graham tie the knot in Australia

    Wedded: Catherine Connelly and Jacob Graham tie the knot in Australia

    Date: Oct. 24 Her story: Catherine Connelly, 29, was born in Baltimore and grew up in Fallston. She is an auditory neuroscientist finishing up her doctorate in Sydney. Her parents, Carla Connelly and Joseph Connelly, live in Fallston. His story: Jacob Graham, 31, was born in Burra, South Australia,...

  • Designers embrace new approaches to fur fashion

    Designers embrace new approaches to fur fashion

    This season, Natalie Graham, owner of Mount Vernon’s Dollhouse Boutique, used fur as an accent in her designs. And she says she can’t keep those pieces in stock as a result. Almost every top designer this season has incorporated the pelts and skins that were once viewed as elitist and taboo. Experts...

  • Complimentary baked Alaska at The Oceanaire this weekend

    Complimentary baked Alaska at The Oceanaire this weekend

    Celebrate National Baked Alaska Day this weekend with a complimentary baked Alaska at The Oceanaire with the purchase of an entree. Even though the offical "holiday" is Feb. 1, the restaurant is offering the deal all weekend long, starting Saturday, Jan. 30 through Monday, Feb. 1.  The deal is...

  • Wegmans to offer free cake for 100th birthday Saturday

    Wegmans to offer free cake for 100th birthday Saturday

    Celebrate the 100th birthday of Wegmans this Saturday with a free piece of cake. The popular grocery chain, which was founded in 1916 in Rochester, N.Y., announced this week that it plans to give cake to customers at 11 a.m. at all Wegmans locations. Each cake will be decorated to reflect the store's...

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