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What’s Next: DJ Juss

DJ Juss doesn’t just get the crowd moving while spinning the dopest tunes, he’s also making his mark with modeling, acting and creating films like the “Jay Z Effect.” This suave virtuoso has spun for the likes of Janelle Monae and Brunos Mars. He’s making waves and is quickly becoming one of the hottest DJ’s […]

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Laura Taka Taka: The Mad Scientist of Fashion

With her designs that integrate art and sci-fi, Laura Taka Taka is making a name for herself in the fashion industry as the go-to girl for the fashion creature in all of us. From indie artists in Chicago, to local and national publications, to international promos and recognition (recently with Prince Alonzo’s tour promo posters), […]

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A Look into Spring Style 2015

Amid the dreary landscape of white snow, slush and ice, fashionistas everywhere are quaking in their superb stilettos, and running to their local cobblers due to the recent onslaught of wet, cold weather. But never fear, spring is just around the bend, and as the temperatures climb, so will the hemlines. It’s been a brutal […]

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Comfort Punk

Tumblr is probably my favorite little corner of the World Wide Web; it’s full of artists, creators, dreamers — the kind of people who turn nothing into something. Wild thoughts and ideas are thrown around and commented upon, reblogged thousands of times; tags created to weave a single person’s entire thought process on a single […]

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Music + Style = FKA Twigs

The MuSt feature highlights artists with great music and great style. For this reason, FKA Twigs can not be ignored. Born Tahliah Debrett Barnett, FKA Twigs is an artist who doesn’t color inside the lines. I love that she genre bends, pushes beats that are esoteric and atmospheric, all while pulling no punches with mind […]

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Tatted Uprising: J. Michael Kent

J. Michael Kent is a NYC based male model with naturally handsome good looks and a talent for being extremely versatile. I recently caught up with him and chatted about his career and being such an in demand, versatile model. He has been on the scene for 3 years and I have watched his portfolio […]

Colleen Kloster
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Colleen Kloster: Your New Fashion Model BFF

When you think of models, most people don’t picture someone who is approachable, funny, and slightly nerdy. Yet Colleen Kloster, a stunning model with Factor Women, is on an undeniable upswing in the modeling world, while somehow maintaining all of the charms of the girl next door. Her modeling career has allowed her to travel internationally […]

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Auston Björkman: A New Transition In Fashion

Sir New York has emerged as one of the most sought after lines in the high-end fashion. The rising star behind the line, Auston Björkman, is making fashion history by his presence alone. In an industry built on innovation and creativity, there’s something that even the fashion industry hasn’t shed light on. Auston Björkman wasn’t born the person […]

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You Can be a Barbie Girl in a Moschino World

Every fashion week, New York, Paris, London, there’s always one designer that premieres a collection everyone talks about. This year at Milan’s Fashion Week, it was Moschino. Creative director, Jeremy Scott, debuted the Fall 2014/Spring 2015 collection inspired by everyone’s favorite blonde: Barbie. Scott, who is the genius behind other pop culture Moschino creations such as McDonalds, Spongebob […]

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“Songs in the Key of Life” Stevie Wonder Rocks United Center

On November 14th, Stevie Wonder made his fourth stop on the Songs in the Key of Life tour at the United Center.   At 64, Stevie Wonder proved he can still get down and entertain thousands. Songs in the Key of Life was filled with tears, celebration, and remembrance. Introduced by India Arie, Wonder sang classics such as “Knocks Me […]

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Is Cara Delevingne the New Kate Moss?

Kate Moss took the fashion scene by storm in the early 90’s, ushering in the heroine chic, a look that emphasized an emaciated rock star edge instead of the more voluptuous, wholesome girls next door look of Cindy Crawford and Elle McPherson. 20 years later, another British rising star, Cara Delevingne, has stunned the fashion world with her angelic face and […]

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Nikoline Liv Andersen: Artist or Clothing Designer? You be the Judge.

We’ve all heard the saying “art imitates life,” and Denmark native Nikoline Liv Andersen is creating wearable art that transforms life as we know it and pushes it to colorful extremes. Crafting pieces that are equal parts high fashion and visual art, Nikoline’s intricate creations are more likely to be found in a modern art museum than on a […]

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10 Online Boutiques You Should Know Already

While online shopping is becoming more and more popular, many start-up fashion companies have had great success growing their brands on the internet. This has allowed many clothing lines to get creative with their marketing and saves customers the struggle of hunting down that perfect new piece to add to their wardrobe. Checkout our list […]

Steph Modified is a female tattoo artist who’s skills can go toe to toe with any of her male peers, making her an obvious choice for the Sugar & Spikes “Tatted Uprising” feature.
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Tatted Uprising – Steph Modified

In the male dominated industry of tattooing, it is a refreshing change to meet Steph Modified. Born and raised in New York City, the professional tattoo artist’s personal style bears a likeness to Tank Girl. When it comes to her adopted last name, “Modified,” she embraces the meaning full on. Her passion for all forms […]