Who knew getting caged in was the best way to stand out?
CHROMAT is a brand that is clearly not for the faint of heart. The marriage of Victorian-era boning and avant-garde patterns are a combo that reminds me of The Fifth Element. LeeLoo would rock these in an End-of-the-World minute. (with or without Korben Dallas!)
Creator Becca McCharen uses her architectural background to draw up some sleek futuristic styles that have been worn on tour by Nicki Minaj, Madonna, and Queen Bey, just to name a few.
For her Mathletes collection, you can see the influence of all things sports-related, but I also get a big dose of “rocker-grunge girl lead vocalist that lives in New York and Tokyo” vibe permeating through those straps. (or maybe that’s just me?)
If you’re looking for some bold and edgy looks that you just KNOW you aren’t going to see on everyone else? All lines lead to CHROMAT.
Pairing graphic patterns and bold color choices reminiscent of African wax prints, she takes relatively common silhouettes (i.e. a classic button up shirt, leggings, a romper) and revitalizes them in a way that screams SUMMER! (or at least respectfully declares it. Loudly.)
I’m in chromatic love with all of them! However, if I had to pick a favorite, I would veer towards the Winie print. You know, the one that looks like a composition notebook. Not only is it black and white (my usual color combo go-to’s), but it’s a definite nod to grammar school nostalgia. Now you can relive the innocent good ol’ days. But without the braces.
Since the NBA season is officially over, (five time champs, go Spurs, go!) the sports world is shifting it’s focus from San Antonio and turning it’s sights to Brazil. In case you haven’t turned on your TV, been online, or set foot in a local bar, I’ll let you in on a little secret: THE WORLD CUP IS ON! It’s the latest good-natured excuse to put on your war paint and indulge in some healthy competition and rivalry. (sounds like my Monday nights when I’m watching RuPaul’s Drag Race..)
Adidas — being one of the official partners for the FIFA World Cup this year — wants to keep you in the groove by dropping their latest (and second!) collab with Brazilian label The Farm Company. Bright, bold, and in-your-face patterns are what you can expect from this collection that’s sure to fly off the shelves and sell out online. (I need EVERYTHING in the 5th picture, can someone help me out with that? 🙂 ) Make sure you get yours — the collab drops July 1st!
I tend to be pretty fond of black and white (but not red all over, ha!) but looking at these images in saturated hues made me smile. And honestly, is there such thing as “too much color”?
Want to look good while DOING good? H&M’s Conscious Collection covers all bases!
It’s commitment to utilizing organic materials and making less of an environmental impact is great…but that doesn’t mean that you’ll be running around in a potato sack! Think you have to choose between going green and being gorgeous? I don’t think so!
Has a certain desert rose/exotic vacay feel, doesn’t it? Well the weather is certainly warming up, so make sure you snatch up these pieces before they’re gone! (P.S. the orange dress is already sold out online!)
There is also a higher-end collection called Conscious Exclusive, where the spotlight is on more handcrafted designs and organic leather with ornate embellishments. These pieces are in certain stores, so let their customer service assist you in locating those hard-to-find goodies!
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I live for American Horror Story: Coven as much as the next witch trying to conquer the Seven Wonders. But no one can conjure more supernatural magic on stage, screen and music than the almighty Diana Ross. Served Fresh captured this wonderfully with their latest addition, “Reign Supreme”.
Can’t wait get a hold of this! Check out the rest of the hot goods from Served Fresh:
Bold earrings. Dope chains. Haute nail wraps. Her sold-out kicks. There’s nothing that funky accessories designer Melody Ehsani can’t do! Now she’s adding another big piece to her ever-growing Eh-mpire: introducing her first apparel line, “M.E” for Spring ’14!
The World of Melody Ehsani:
Aida from Barcelona shows off her plaid-fit.
Another point for Instagram! I came across this tee, and I had to share it:
Creator Corey Williams (@Corey_DeMon /@Stolickidd ) revealed how it all happened:
I was watching “A Different World” (lol throwback!) and saw a black history shirt with different leaders on it.. So I started thinking, ‘how I can make one that’s not so gift shop-looking and real clean that’s related to fashion.. immediately Maison Martin Margiela popped in my head!! MALCOLM X and MANDELA fit perfectly with Martin already in place.. then I used the month of February as the calendar with the circle around 28 for ONLY 28 days.. The rest is history..
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The Blonds never cease to amaze me. This dynamic duo consistently raise the bar with each new collection that they present, and this season was no different. Showcasing at Milk Studios in NYC, The Blonds laid out a dazzling (and needless to say, bedazzled) theatrical production that kept the audience clawing for more.
I literally (literally, LITERALLY) yelled out loud when I saw the first look…because along with their logo in hot pink neon lights, I immediately knew what the main theme was –one of my favorite “good-girls-gone-bad”: Selina Kyle, a.k.a. Catwoman.
Meeeow. That definitely woke up the always-present cat lover in me. (I think I was a feline in my former life, but that’s a post for another time!)
…And can we just talk about the immaculately-constructed NAILS for a second? The glam army of CND Nails — long time collaborators with The Blonds — spent about 850 hours piecing these bad kitty claws together. Art is all about the details!
For all the Beyonce/Gaga/Rihanna/Miley/Nicki/Iggy/Katy stans out there, don’t be surprised if you see one of these decadent pieces in a video or on tour reeeal soon.
Catwoman wasn’t the only haute hooligan that was emulated…See if you can spot other references from Gotham City!
“I don’t know about YOU, Miss Kitty, but I feel…so much yummier.”
So by now, you’ve undoubtedly heard about the popular game Flappy Bird flying the mobile app coop. Now you can commemorate the unforeseen demise of quite possibly one of the most addictive apps ever. You’ll soon be able to feed your need for the Bird, thanks to the collab by Nineteenth Letter Chicago x Joel Gonzalez:
Check them out to see what else these two have under their wings: