laura taka taka
On The DM, SPOTLIGHT, STYLE, WHATS NEW

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
On The DM, STYLE, WHATS NEW

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. […]

comfort punk
On The DM, SPOTLIGHT, STYLE, WHATS NEXT

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 […]

kctwostates.guys.model1_grande (1)
On The DM, STYLE, WHATS NEXT

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, […]

new fka twigs
MuSt, On The DM, SPOTLIGHT, STYLE, WHATS NOW

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 […]

SME103_LFWEND_SJC_NicholasOakwell_729-1024x768
On The DM, STYLE, WHATS NEXT

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, […]

Giambattista-Valli-S_S-15
On The DM, STYLE, WHATS NEW

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
On The DM, STYLE, WHATS NOW

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 […]

style season
On The DM, STYLE

Find Your Style Season

Being able to find your style season is an important part of looking your best. Fashion foibles may not always begin and end with fit, style, and cut. You could have the right dress, shoes and clutch, but if you are out of your season, your ensemble could be less than stellar. Each of us has a […]

Red_carpet_at_81st_Academy_Awards_in_Kodak_Theatre
On The DM, STYLE, WHATS NOW

Oscars Red Carpet Predictions

The only thing more fun than watching the Oscars, is watching the red carpet. Every year the Hollywood elite gather for the year’s biggest award show, and the only thing more important than who will take home the coveted golden statue, is who will shine and who will be shunned on the Oscars Red Carpet. Check […]

Auston Björkman
On The DM, SPOTLIGHT, STYLE

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 […]

My-Burberry-more-Campaign2_glamour_2sep14_PR_bb_810x540
On The DM, SPOTLIGHT, STYLE

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 […]

wardrobe upgrades for men
On The DM, STYLE

5 Wardrobe Upgrades for Men

We’d like to think appearances don’t really matter, but in the real world, what you’re wearing speaks volumes before you ever say “Hello.” As men’s fashion becomes more nuanced and moves beyond just simple jeans and shirts and suits and ties, it’s important to have a few closet staples to polish your look. Here are five simple […]

elle-01-dec-cover-rihanna-blog
On The DM, STYLE

Rihanna is Crazy Beautiful in the December Issue of Elle

Seven time Grammy winner and fashion icon, Rihanna, has been making the rounds at different fashion events this year but she’s only done one magazine cover in the US in a quite some time. Until NOW! The Barbados powerhouse recently graced the cover Elle Magazine’s December issues, which will be on stands soon. Of course, […]

tumblr_nbgck2OPqE1r6mr5ho1_1280
On The DM, SPOTLIGHT, STYLE, WHATS NEXT

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 […]

de la renta
On The DM, STYLE

Surviving Life Without Oscar de la Renta

Oscar de la Renta. Even the name brings to mind the timeless elegance of clean lines and voluminous pleats, placed against a lavish backdrop of tule or batik. When I think of Oscar de la Renta designs, I think of exuberance and vitality, mixed between layers of the avant-garde and wrapped primly and placed firmly in […]