Essential Staple: The Rock T-Shirt

For as long as I can remember band shirts or rock t-shirts have been a part of my wardrobe. Since going to my first concert, it has always been about getting that souvenir after the show. Tour shirts happen to be my favorite and a rare gem to come across. However, now it seems that…

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Back to Basics.

I have noticed that over the past year I have been drawn more and more to basics in my wardrobe. Now with the recession and tough economy in almost every market, designers are really utilizing the power of basic T’s and dresses. It creates unlimited choices in very subtle and not so subtle ways. It…

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Fashion Flashback: Nina Ricci F/W 2007

So, in revisiting some of my favorite fashions of seasons past I stumbled across the Nina Ricci show. Since my love and appreciation of fashion has grown ten fold since seeing this show for the first time, now I have fallen in love all over again. Olivier Theyskens, who was appointed the new creative director…

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Who in the world is Rick Owens?

Rick Owens is a rare breed, an avant garde designer born in LA with the visual aesthetic Yohji Yamamoto. He mostly works in black, gray and all neutral tones in between. This is one of the reasons that I love him so much. I always know that every season he will create a work of…

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Street Style Spotlight: Antwerp

While most people think of London, Paris, New York and Stockholm as the major fashion cities when it comes to street style, I have been getting more into the Belgians and how they interpret style. Antwerp, mostly known for the Antwerp Six ( which are six major Belgian fashion designers who graduated from the Royal…

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Are Hipsters the new Grunge/Anti-Fashion?

It seems that more and more these days new subcultures are popping up all over the world. So, it was only fitting that I explore the question that I have been wondering lately, Is the Hipster culture replacing what the Grunge scene was to Generation X? Every generation has the aspiration to find someplace where…

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The Doctor Is In!

It wasn’t till about 2 1/2 years ago that I developed a certain style. Up until then I had no real interest in fashion or design. I think what triggered my interest was interning at Big Magazine 2 years ago. I was running errands and retouching photos for different photographers andย  fashion designers so, naturally…

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Avant Grunge : The World of Bless

Bless, Dutch fashion house has been making waves for quite a while. I guess it’s about time I took notice. To tell you the truth I never read an article about them or anything like that, I was browsing around the Oak website and it was one of the few things that I managed to…

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Man Love: Grunge Style.

So, in the interest of keeping things consistent and fair I promised that I would write an entry about the male side to the grunge look. In the interest of writing something semi-original I am not going to include Kurt Cobain in my wrap up. I feel that everyone knows so much about his style…

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Girl Love: Grunge Edition

Rayanne Graf, My So-Called Life, circa 1994 Many of you know her as the drinkin and druggin on again off again friend of Angela Chase (and if you don’t know her I strongly suggest renting the complete series on dvd), but to me she was one of the first inspirations that I saw on TV…

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