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. […]

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LIFESTYLE, Strictly For The Foodies, WHATS NEW

Apple and Brie Tarts

My friend Michelle and I try to get together at my place at least semi-regularly on Friday night to have a few drinks and sharpen our Domestic Diva skills. We find a recipe or two, shop for the ingredients, come back, and cook and drink until my husband decides it’s a safety hazard to have two drunk […]

beauty on a budget
BEAUTY, Look, WHATS NEW

Beauty on a Budget For All Levels of Makeup Mavens

Make-up is expensive. That’s the first thought anyone who is trying to get into the beauty game thinks; trust me, I know. I’ve been there, you’ve been there, anyone on this staff has been there. It’s almost the easiest way to discourage people from trying all of the pigments of the world. Have no fear, […]

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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 […]

pretentious idiot
Culture, GLOBAL, WHATS NEW

Being a Pretentious Idiot Will Get You Nowhere

We’ve all been there, have had friends that have been there, or just know someone who has been that guy. News Flash: Being a pretentious idiot will get you nowhere. We all know one person who thinks they’re better than everyone else simply because they’ve been following the latest trends in fashion, or because they don’t listen […]

booty belt
Body & Soul, LIFESTYLE, WHATS NEW

Products We Love: The Booty Belt

It’s February, which means you have definitely bailed on that New Year’s resolution gym membership, but bikini season is just around the corner. Lucky for you, nationally qualified NPC bikini competitor and former NGA Pro competitor, Christie Bennett shared one of her new favorite products with us, the Booty Belt. Who better to to help […]

5 Indie Artists to Look for in 2015
GLOBAL, The Arts, WHATS NEW

5 Indie Artists to Look for in 2015

For as long as I can remember I’ve always been the person who thrives on searching to find the latest unknown artist. I enjoyed being the person who could tell my friends about a great new band I found through Myspace – yes, Myspace – and watching as they slowly fell in love with said […]

adventure time
Body & Soul, LIFESTYLE, WHATS NEW

15 Ways Adventure Time Will Make You a Better Grown Up

Adventure Time, the wildly popular kids show that’s not really for kids, is probably the best thing Cartoon Network has ever done. Yeah, I said it. The simplistic animation style and the overall silliness of the main characters might deceive some into missing the depth of the messages they convey, but those of us who […]

Viktoria Modesta
MuSt, STYLE, WHATS NEW

Music + Style = Viktoria Modesta

The MuSt feature highlights artists with great music and great style. For this reason, Viktoria Modesta is an obvious choice. What I love most about Latvian pop sensation Ms. Viktoria Modesta is how unapologetically fabulous she is. Her particular sense of fashion is tempered with a sharp wit, sensuality, and a bit of vintage glamour. […]

you might be a slut
LIFESTYLE, Love and Life, WHATS NEW

You Might be a Slut… Without Even Knowing

These days, in the post Sex and The City era, it’s pretty much common knowledge that women love getting laid just as much as dudes. We post dirty memes, talk openly about our Man-Crushes, even brag about our conquests just like the bros. Cuz, you know, why not? But still, there are hella people who aren’t comfortable with […]

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Strictly For The Foodies, WHATS NEW

The Ultimate Adult Rootbeer Float Recipe

There is nothing worse than having someone say “Oh, you’re one of those girls” to you, but when it comes to beer, I am definitely one of those girls. It is not a high maintenance thing (though I have been called that on occasion), I just never developed a taste for beer. Honest to god, I have […]