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FASHION: CHROMAT Will Make You Read Between The Lines

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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.

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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?)

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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.

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FASHION: JUICY COUTURE finally DRIES UP (in the U.S., that is)

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The brand behind one of the most iconic looks in fashion history is throwing in the bejeweled towel.

Juicy Couture has closed it’s massive opulently-constructed doors in the U.S., making that about 120 brick-and-mortar stores set to shut down by the end of this month. It’s international stores will remain open, but for how long is unclear. Word has it that Kohl’s will carry the line beginning this Fall season. Couture and Kohl’s, two words Juicy fanatics never thought they would hear, until now.

The brand’s website is still up and running, but with a few snags (or should I say a full unraveling?)…no SALE section, negative on the store locator, and there’s absolutely no mention of the now well-known deterioration of the label; if you didn’t know any better, those generic statements of “JUICY’S NEW LOOK AND NEW ARRIVALS, COMING SOON!” on the website wouldn’t have you suspect anything…until you actually click on an item.

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you can “notify me” when you stop lying.

Mysteriously, (insert sarcasm here) nothing seems to be in stock. On their Facebook page, there seems to be a divide between die hard Juicy fanatics and others who heard the latest news and are asking the question “who still buys this overpriced s*%#?” And as FB Likers question the future of their beloved brand, the standard generic statements (again!) continue to ensue:

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Just in case you missed it, they are in the process of creating an exciting new Juicy retail program. Kids, can you say AUTOMATED?

The brand is synonymous with publicly perpetrating wealth without doing much work, thanks to early reality show celebutantes that donned their namesake’s tracksuit like it was their uniform or second skin…and for a while, it seemed like it was exactly that:

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The undisputed triumvirate: Queens of Juicy.

So does this mean the end of “VIVA LA JUICY” forever? Or is this — like many fashion trends — going in the corner to die, only to resurrect and reinvent itself in a few years? I wouldn’t throw away those terrycloth threads just yet; everyone’s a sucker for a little nostalgia. Speaking of…

remember J.Lo and JaRule (the throwback duo!) and the feel-good song of summer 2001? This video single-handedly made me want to wear 5 skinny gold chains at a time, find out what made her skin so incredibly dewy without looking shiny (im still trying to master that one), and of course get my hands on a pink Juicy set. Or at least a modest look-alike.


SNAPSHOT: Farhiya Shire x Glamour Magazine Dutch

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”?

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CREATIVE: ADIDAS WANTS YOUR IG PICS ON THEIR KICKS

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Sneakerheads who pride themselves on wearing only the most exclusive. Self-proclaimed hypebeasts who jump on the latest trend, no matter what. Someone who doesn’t necessarily follow fads, but wants to preserve a treasured moment in an unconventional way. Thanks to Adidas’ latest groundbreaking news, everyone’s wishes will be granted.

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Starting in August, Adidas will launch their photoprint app for their popular ZX Flux sneaker on iPhone and Android. This will allow you to take your Instagram photos and express yourself to the world in an innovative way. So forget simple “colorways” as the only means of kicks customization. That sloppy burger at that out-of-state diner you loved so much that you just HAD to take a picture of? That unbelievable sunset you captured before you slipped on a hill? The priceless snapshot of you tossing your cap in the air at your graduation? Yes, even your multiple selfies can all be showcased on your feet for the REAL world to see. This might actually take care of that “they’re wearing the same exact sneakers as me” annoying fashion faux-pas. It might also make you a Sherlock Holmes… don’t be surprised if you look down at someone’s feet and discover that you finally found your Instagram stalker!

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LIFESTYLE: A Jypsy-of-All-Trades // Jeyfree Brings Her Style + Trip-Hop to BK

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If you were to ask the question, “Who is Jana “Jeyfree” Freeman”, you would undoubtedly get different responses. An eclectic soul; a bright light with a nomadic spirit; a stylish bohemian with artisan creativity; a make-up artist who just so happens to create melodic sounds of a trippy nature. She is all of these descriptions and more.

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She’s no stranger to showcasing her multi-faceted creativity. Known for her skills with a brush — faces, blank canvases, acrylic/wire finger accessories, you name it — she’s recently honed her talents into expressing herself musically. Whether she’s one of the main acts that travels to Houston, ATL or NOLA on The Freak Show Tour, or she’s appearing in local venues in one of the 5 Boroughs, she always leaves her mark. And the occasional trail of Unicorn/Mermaid glitter.

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JEYFREE CATCHING UP WITH CHRISETTE MICHELE!

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BEYONCE’S STYLIST TY HUNTER ROCKING A ONE-OF-A-KIND JEYFREE PIECE!

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Go check out Jeyfree (aka Ms. Misty Moon Day) performing at Friends and Lovers on Friday, May 2nd in Brooklyn, NY!

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FASHION: GOING GREEN IS THE NEW BLACK ::: H&M CONSCIOUS COLLECTION 2014

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!

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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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FASHION: Behold, Your New Supreme: Reign Supreme Tee x Served Fresh

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”.

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FASHION: Melody Ehsani Launches Fresh Apparel Line M.E. x Spring 2014

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!

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The World of Melody Ehsani:

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SNAPSHOT: Criss-Cross.

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Aida from Barcelona shows off her plaid-fit.

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SNAPSHOT: Goldfinger(s).

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I’ll take two, please.


STYLE: PHARRELL FRONTS GQ MAG’S APRIL STYLE ISSUE

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You think Pharrell Williams is ever going to stop winning? GQ certainly doesn’t think so —  Mr. Happy himself dons the April 2014 “Style Bible” cover in a look that can only be described as “oh, that’s sooo Pharrell!” Throughout his feature he’s seen rocking Chanel chains, pastel hues as an ode to Spring, and his newest signature: his Vivienne Westwood chapeaux.(that happens to have it’s own Twitter and Instagram!)

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Check out the full cover story and the stuff that didn’t make it to the mag at GQ.COM!


STYLE: Margiela-inspired MALCOLM x MARTIN x MANDELA tee isn’t JUST for Black History Month

Another point for Instagram! I came across this tee, and I had to share it:

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“I DESIGNED THIS NOT CAUSE IT BLACK HISTORY MONTH BUT BECAUSE THIS TEE IS BLACK HISTORY…WE ARE HISTORY 365 days of the year…Not just one month…” – Corey Williams

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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