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Chicago Style: White blazer and top with coral skirt

Name: Brit Woollard Photographer/ Musician/ Renaissance Woman Twitter/Instagram: @britwoollard Spotted by Nikki Lynette. An artsy look is timeless and unique, ignoring current trends for a look that makes a statement without saying a word.  Originality is a must for any artsy look like this, which means matching coordinates simply won’t do. Boho artist looks are […]

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Joliet Style: Red cropped tee with leggings and sneaks

Name: Diamond Brass Age: 16 Dancer Spotted by Nikki Lynette. When comfort is key but sweats just won’t do, go for a sporty look. The most important thing about rocking the sporty chic look is to mix and match between sporty and chic.  When it comes to casual style, the laid back ladies of small-town […]

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Celeb Style: White Blazer with Vibrant Orange Pant

How cute is this?!? Chrissy Teigen’s Cannes yacht party look can easily be made casual by choosing a bright orange pant in a more durable fabric. A white blazer is one of the most versatile closet staples, especially for summer, with many ways to wear it in almost any environment. This blazer and bandeau combo […]

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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), […]

liv+work
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Liv+Work: Discussions With Designer Liv Grant

Liv Grant is an entrepreneur, force of artistic reckoning, and creator of Liv+Work. Her designs reflect values steeped in American craftsmanship and the beauty of nature. She recently sat down with the The DM and gave us the scoop on her exquisite creations and how she is changing the textile industry with her fresh spin on art media. […]

spring style
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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 […]

comfort punk
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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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Comeback Kid: The Return of Graphic Tees

In the past few years I’ve noticed something; it shouldn’t even be noticeable, I doubt many other people have even taken note of it. It seems, to me, that graphic tees are back in a big way, and they have a new message for the world: it’s time to represent. A decade or more ago, […]

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Sneakerdom: Where to Find the Rare and Exlusives

Sneakerdom is a vast and highly cultural landscape. There are different people, from all walks of life that contribute their talents, skills, and money to furthering this sneakerdom idea. But some of you may ask your self, “Where can I get these rare and exclusive sneakers”. Well, lets define a few thing so we can […]

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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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London Fashion Week: What to look for this Spring

Fashionistas and style mavens across the pond are filled with anticipation and excitement as London prepares its exhibition for Spring Fashion Week 2015. London Fashion Week kicks off February 26th. The London premiere is especially anticipated as the winter draws to a close, and designers are sure to draw inspiration not only from bygone eras, […]

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Paris Fashion Week in a Word: Slayage

It’s that time of the year again, when Paris, the leading city in fashion, gives the world a taste of what is to come in the world of style. Paris Fashion Week is the time where the celebrities and elite among us choose which outfits they will be wearing soon. For the ones who don’t particularly have the money […]

57th GRAMMY Awards - Arrivals
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Joy Villa: The Woman Who Stole the Grammys Show

At the 57th Grammy Awards, there were plenty of fabulous fashion moments–Ariana Grande’s white and silver dress, Katy Perry’s white dress and purple hair, Prince’s 1970’s throwback outfit, and Kim K’s gold and shiny sexy bathrobe. Many other celebrities lit up the show and social media with their memorable style, Lady Gaga, who was surprisingly  toned, yet Marilyn […]

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California Style: Red Flare Dress with Knee High Boots

“I want to be different. If everyone is wearing black, I want to be wearing red.” ~ Maria Sharapova Hi lovelies! I finally scored a pair of heeled over the knee boots! Even though they don’t really go over mine (Yeah. the cons of being too tall sometimes!) I still love them! They will probably […]

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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NY Style: Layered Looks – Plaid and Polka Dot Top with Slim Jeans

Name: Maxwell Rex Age: 24 Fashion Entrepreneur Twitter/IG: @runwaybella Spotted by style guru ShawnG. When assembling layered looks, keep the under-layers more fitted to avoid looking bulky. One fashion trend seen around New York City during the cold weather months is layering. This look is an example of layering done right. Mixing materials when styling this look […]