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Jul 4, 2014

5 Emerging US Fashion Brands to Celebrate This Independence Day

5 Emerging US Fashion Brands to Celebrate This Independence Day


There’s a lot to celebrate about being an American… I guess. Sure, stereotypically Americans may be more celebrity culture centric, social media reliant and less likely to eat well or exercise but there’s more to us than that. I promise. Aside from our selfish tendencies and addiction to the “quick fix,” we do manage to do a lot of really cool things. One of those cool things, obviously, happens…

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May 30, 2014 / 1 note

Color Theory: Cayenne


To be honest, I’m not really a summer person. If I don’t have a reason or an intense urge to be outside in the heat, I’m perfectly content spending endless hours inside sometimes not even seeing the light of day. I hate humidity and I’m a big fan of layered clothing. Summer makes me hermetic, in a non-depressing way, and I’m completely cool with that.

However despite my reluctance toward the…

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May 25, 2014

Noteworthy #022: Maison Martin Margiela X Converse SS14

Noteworthy #022: Maison Martin Margiela X Converse SS14


(Margiela X Converse SS14)

Let’s be real, it’s rare for somebody to say that something is “one of a kind,” and it not be an extreme over exaggeration or a cliche. However, when I say that the latest Maison Martin Margiela X Converse collaboration is one of a kind, I mean it in every sense of the phrase.

On sale now, the avant garde French fashion brand has teamed up with Converse, yet again, to…

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May 23, 2014

How To Pull Off A Floppy Hat

How To Pull Off A Floppy Hat


( Miranda Kerr in a floppy hat in Harper’s Bazaar UK)

I. Love. Hats.

Well to be specific, I love beanies. However, when Chicago weather starts reaching a hot and humid high of 85 degrees, a heavy knit beanie isn’t necessarily my go to headwear. With that being said, I’ve been doing some serious research (well as serious a online shopping can be) for a hat style I’d like to adopt for the summer…

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May 11, 2014

Noteworthy #021:Marc Jacobs To Launch New Fragrance

Noteworthy #021:Marc Jacobs To Launch New Fragrance


(OOOOoooooooh, Aaaaaaah)

A lot of things have been going on in the fashion industry lately. Dolce & Gabanna were found, yet again, guilty for tax evasion (although the duo is reportedly planning to fight back…again), Everyone in attendance at the 2014 Met Gala looked wonderful… well almost everyone, and J.Crew CEO Mickey Drexler clarified that the retailer doesn’t have any plans of opening a…

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Apr 29, 2014

Color Theory: Radiant Orchid

Color Theory: Radiant Orchid


Inspired by the unexpected success of the Color Combinations article I posted last winter and countless follow up questions I’ve since received on how to dress using color theory principals, I’ve decided to start a new segment on The Style Note entitled: Color Theory. Although I think that’s a straightforward enough title, let me explain. Each month I’ll pick a new color (or maybe you can pick,…

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Mar 25, 2014

Noteworthy #020: Shinola’s First Fashion Campaign

Noteworthy #020: Shinola’s First Fashion Campaign


(Shinola campaign by Bruce Weber)

I was beyond stoked when I learned that Shionla, the Detroit based hand crafted watch, leather goods and bike brand, had released it’s first fashion campaign.


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Mar 17, 2014 / 2 notes

The Menzingers announce US tour!


The Menzingers announce US tour!

The Menzingers have announced a full US tour this spring to support their up and coming release entitled “Rented World”.  Tickets can be purchased at starting at noon EST on friday 3/141947899_10152010510110662_1733589574_n

5/29 Providence, RI – The Met
5/30 New York, NY – Webster Hall
5/31 Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer
6/01 Washington DC – Rock and Roll Hotel
6/02 Rochester, NY – The Bugjar
6/03 Toronto ON –…

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Mar 2, 2014
Feb 20, 2014

Noteworthy #019: Designer Pronunciation Guide

Noteworthy #019: Designer Pronunciation Guide


I remember the first time I learned how to correctly pronounce Givenchy. To my dismay, I found I was mispronouncing the iconic French fashion house, a few years back, while watching a documentary. Prior to that, I had been butchering the name so badly(I said give-in-she, not zjee-von-shee), that when I finally did hear the correct pronunciation  I could hardly distinguish it as being the same…

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