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Nakia Thomas
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Lives in New York, NY + Philadelphia, PA
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Is this print really African, or nah? An exploration into the origins of African print (or wax) cloth, or how this Indonesian fabric made its way from Dutch (and English) colonialists into the motherland. Weigh in here: http://stylechile.com/waxing-poetic/ ‪#‎demestiksnewyork‬ ‪#‎demestiks‬‪#‎kehindewiley‬ ‪#‎yinkashonibare‬ ‪#‎beyonce‬ ‪#‎waxprint‬ ‪#‎waxcloth‬ ‪#‎africanprint‬ #stylechileenlightenment #stylechileadornment #Suno #stellajean #autumnadeigbo #waxprint
Yinka Shonibare, the British Nigerian artist whose work “explores cultural identity, colonialism and post-colonialism within the context of globalisation” said it best: “[African] fabrics are not really authentically African the way people think . . . They prove to have a crossbred cultural background quite of their own. And it’s the fallacy of that signification …
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Alexander Wang for H&M is here!

Today, fitness is more than just a lifestyle choice, it’s a culture (Yogis don’t just practice, they live a yogic-centric lifestyle that impacts their choice of clothing, food and the way they interact with people and nature). This is why fashion designers, being the good capitalists that they are, are focusing on activewear now, more than ever. They’re keenly aware of fitness’ impact on the bottom(line) and are seeking to tap into the activewear market too. 

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Fashion is forward looking, like Parisians who are typically ahead of the rest of us—wearing fashions that we’ll discover six months later; and like the fashion week previews of next season’s trends. But sometimes fashion is behind a movement—happening in response to the occurrence of seminal events. In the latter case, fashion is interpretative—with designers …
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Helmut Lang is the next designer to partner with a major mass retailer. Visit: http://stylechile.com/helmut-lang-uniqlo to learn more about Helmut Lang's collaboration with Japanese retailer Uniqlo, available in stores and online this coming Monday!

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If it isn’t obvious already, designer collaborations of the hi-lo variety give me life. Like, so much life. Not only are those partnerships savvy business strategy for designers seeking a larger audience, but the democratization of fashion in this manner—wherein everyone along the class spectrum is able to access designer fashions if they choose to …
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Thoughts on the Altuzarra + Target collection? Let us know if you've snagged anything from this collaboration between CFDA's womenswear designer of the year and the retail giant. Check out the full lookbook at: http://stylechile.com/altuzarra-target

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Critically acclaimed designer Joseph Altuzarra—most recently crowned CFDA Womenswear Designer of the Year for 2014—is joining the ever increasing army of high-fashion designers partnering with retail giant Target, to bring runway inspired clothing and accessories to the masses. According to the designer: “one of the guiding principles of Altuzarra is that fashion can be transformative …
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It was such a joy to join in on the fun while stylish Michelin starred chef, and even better friend, Aliya LeeKong starred in this Stella Artois ad. Can you spot me? Check the film and a recap of the experience over #ontheblog

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I first met Aliya LeeKong when we were both freshmen in college. Unsurprisingly, we connected over fashion. As I remember it, our friendship began when she agreed to let me borrow a pair of amazing black (leather maybe) pants to wear in a fashion show that a student group was organizing. I went to pick …
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Gold is the new black, even for your tatt #flashtattoo #stylechileadornment #tattoo  
Are you into the metallic tattoo trend? Temporary of course. This Summer has seen the return of metallics as a prominent addition to the wardrobe, and the forecast for Fall includes many a metallic element, primarily gold. The idea of layering gold pieces (from jewelry, to apparel and accessories like bags and shoes) has taken …
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Badgalriri has been busy making history as the first black person to rep the house of Dior. Read all about it here: http://stylechile.com/rihanna-dior/ #rihannafordior #rihanna #dior  #stylechileenlightenment #stylechileadornment
I first wrote about Dior’s video series—a web documentary featuring Marion Cotillard—back in October, 2012. At that time, the famed French fashion house was releasing a seven-series film highlighting the house’s most iconic looks. Two years later, Dior is still creating multi-series productions—the latest is a film campaign entitled Secret Garden—and breaking boundaries while doing …
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Project Runway winner Dom Streater shows off during New York Fashion Week, elevating the ordinary with her highly conceptualized showing of her Spring Summer 2015 collection, Elevated. Want to get lifted? Head over to http://stylechile.com/get-lifted-dom-streaters-nyfw-spring-summer-2015-collection-elevated for more and stay tuned for back stage photos of Dom and her models as they prep for the show. 

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Dominique “Dom” Streater’s burgeoning fashion line reflects the designer’s sensibilities in a way that is not readily apparent in the works of other artists. A proud Philadelphia native, West Philly to be exact, Dom Streater has since returned to her city, after winning season 12 of Project Runway, and works in a design studio just …
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New York Fashion Week is over, but London Fashion Week continues! StyleChile's emerging designer contributor, Gina, shares how you can get up-to-the-minute updates during London Fashion Week, an incubator of the world's best emerging design talent. 

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Gina here, a former expat in London who lived and loved in Marylebone for a few years, so it shouldn’t be a surprise that I’m already looking forward to London Fashion Week during this Mercedes-Benz’s New York Fashion Week SS15. London Fashion Week is by far the best fashion week for emerging fashion. As many of …
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Tomorrow marks the official start of Mercedes-Benz New York Fashion Week. Get into the spirit of things with my thoughts on last September's Candela NYC Spring 2014 presentation and a gazillion pics (I got a little trigger happy with camera): http://stylechile.com/candela-spring-2014

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In the spirit of Flashback Friday, here are a few photos from Candela’s Spring Summer 2014 presentation from last September’s Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York City. Last year’s Candela presentation was held in the Box at Lincoln Center, one of the smaller rooms under the “tents”. Founded by Uruguayan, Gabriela Perezutti Hearst—a former model …
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I visited Miami and stayed at the majestic Mondrian, a Morgans Group Hotels brand. Want to hear about it? Here goes: http://stylechile.com/mondrian-south-beach #mondrian #southbeach #miami #morgansgroup #mondrianso #stylechilemovement  
During the still-dreary months, that time midway through a temperamental Spring, one of my dearest friends and I made the decision to escape the Northeast’s bleak conditions for the sunnier climes of near-tropical Miami, a favorite place to visit. Our plans hinged on one condition: that our weekend getaway be low key—without an itinerary; with …
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Surfboards as decor? Indeed. I'm loving the brilliant home styling options that the Kelly Wearstler and Chanel surfboards featured in this article present. This post also features StyleChile's decor contributor, Shontae, and wine, spirits + beer contributor, Alicia, as they #surfboardt for real.

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Is it me, or is surfing getting a lot of attention lately? Beyoncé is not the only one riding the wave. A good girlfriend recently married a surfer, several other girlfriends (both StyleChile contributors—Alicia and Shontae) have embraced the sport, and surfing seems to be all over social media. As for me, I’ve always had …
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