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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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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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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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Meet Rotimi: Singer and Secret Movie Star

You may have seen Rotimi in recent films like Divergent and Black Nativity, but don’t think for a minute this star in the making plans on slowing things down. In fact, with a new single, an indie film under his belt and a starring role in 50 Cent’s “Power,” he’s quickly proving he’s here to stay. […]

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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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DIY Hair Make-Over

Spring is coming, which means many people are hoping to be reborn. Diets are begun, gym memberships extended in preparation for bikini season, and closets are cleaned out all in the spirit of renewal and rebirth. If you’re like me, though, and want instant gratification towards the “New You” head for the easiest route: Your Hair. A […]

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How to Rock Red Hair

When I dyed my hair red the first time, I felt as if it was what nature intended. I have been accused of being a bit of a spitfire, so in that way, I absolutely live up to the stereotype. The red hair suits my personality. I was a terrible blonde! – Amy Adams The […]

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Foundation Showdown: Makeup Forever HD vs Face Atelier

Silicone based foundations have been getting a lot of buzz lately, and for good reason! My favorites and a few stars in my personal makeup kit as well as my professional have been the Makeup Forever HD Foundation and the Face Atelier HD Ultra Pro Foundation. Both are silicone based cosmetics that have been used […]

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Chicago’s Sweet Shop: Chocolat Uzma Sharif

They say diamonds are a girl’s best friend. I beg to differ. I’d offer up chocolate from Chocolat Uzma Sharif instead. Ah, blessed chocolate! That delicious confection that is the Achilles heel of my diet (and my scale)! In fact, if given the choice between Johnny Depp (*fangirl swoon*) and chocolate, I’d be hard pressed to choose […]

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The 1975: Matching Style and Sound

Indie rock band, The 1975 has been making a name for themselves in the mainstream with their hit single “Chocolate.” They toured the United States this fall and have upcoming tour dates in Australia and parts of Asia. The 1975 have released 4 EPs, and in September of 2013, released their self-titled album, which debuted at number one […]

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Culture, GLOBAL, WHATS NEXT

10 Social Changes for 2015

2014 saw its share of ups and downs. Much of what happened during the last year started necessary conversations, incited outrage, and elicited more than a few eye rolls. All of these conversations and reactions have inspired me to list 10 social changes for 2015. These are things I believe will help improve real life and online interactions. If we […]

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Vintage Style: Winter Runway

  Vintage style is once again on display on the runway. From cocoon dresses to the nostalgic mod styles of the sixties, vintage style has crept into our collective fashion consciousness to rev up our wardrobe for winter. Louis Vuitton and Yves Saint Laurent have already unveiled their looks for this upcoming season, and many of them […]

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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 […]