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Monthly Archives: June 2012



Bottomless Closet: Fashion for a Cause

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  Every day we make a conscious decision about how we want to portray ourselves through our sartorial choices. The way we dress inevitably makes a statement about who we are. Our attire is especially important when it comes to more formal occassions, such as a job interview, when a professional outfit can enable you to present yourself at your very best.  But what if you don’t have the money to buy …

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Yayoi Kusama: Louis Vuitton Collaboration

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When fashion & art combine, a powerful product is created, filled with function and aesthetics. This year, Louis Vuitton plans to collaborate with famed Japanese artist, Yayoi Kusama, for their second project. Kusama, known for her fantastical paintings and polka-dot motifs, has inspired art enthusiasts around the world and thus will now have her own exhibition at the Whitney Museum …

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In or Out: Pink

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Obviously, women love pink; but how much is too much? Most women tend to lean towards feminine colors to attract the opposite sex but since women love the color pink they don’t tend to think about if men are actually attracted to it or if it is just an excuse for them to wear a pretty color. So this time, …

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Rain comes to Broadway in Chicago!

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Broadway in Chicago is now showing Rain:  A Tribute to the Beatles at the Oriental Theatre and we were invited to attend the opening night last night! The performance was absolutely magical and the whole audience sang along all night and never missed a beat! The fashions were groovy and reminiscent of the era and it just brought back so …

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Carine Roitfeld’s new Magazine: CR Fashion Book

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The former editor-in-chief of Vogue Paris, Carine Roitfeld, is releasing a new magazine called CR Fashion Book. The biannual magazine will be released in September, but issue 0 will appear in the next edition of V magazine, which is on newsstands July 5th. The photo above is a mock cover of the magazine that was featured in Women’s Wear Daily. Carine Roitfeld …

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Shoes to Die For: Laces

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      Laces, laser cuts, and a wedge, oh my, trends everywhere you turn! For a fashionista with a budget, these are available at Urban Outfitters for $79.00. Work these guys into Summer, Fall, and Spring, they are well worth every penny. Lace em’ up for a day on the town with your girl friends with some high waist …

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On the Fashion Radar: Emma Stone

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Neither “The Amazing Spider-Man” nor Revlon could deny Emma Stone’s beauty. Following suit, Vogue has now featured her on their July 2012 cover (this being her first Vogue cover). After Emma’s character roles in “The Help” and “Easy A”, the media is now thrilled to see the starlet’s evolved wardrobe.  Promos for the “The Amazing Spider-Man” have been taking place around …

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Kate Middleton’s Style Repetitions: Conscientious or Controversial?

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Over the past year, Kate Middleton has been consistently praised for her sartorial choices.  The Duchess picks event-appropriate, feminine styles, without ever being flashy or ostentatious (despite the outstanding jewel collection we all know she has access to). Not only style conscious, Kate seems keen to wear affordable fashions as well, proving to the public that you don’t need to …

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Mulberry Takes on Fantasy for Fall 2012

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Recalling my experience in a Visual Merchandising class, the question in the midst of creativity was always fantasy or reality? Does today’s struggling economy need to become more focused, and hence be exposed to realistic ads, or should they find escapism through more fantastical methods? Fashion brand Mulberry chose the latter and broke the mold for their Fall 2012 ad campaign …

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