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Nakia Thomas
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Are you as excited as we are to see what's in store (pun intended) now that Net-a-Porter is merging with Yoox? Head over to the blog to read about the merger of these fashion e-commerce titans: http://stylechile.com/yoox-net-porter/
#yoox #netaporter #merger #businessoffashion #stylechileadornment #stylechileenlightenment #fashion #styleblogger #style #fashionblogger  

“Today, we open the doors to the world’s biggest luxury fashion store . . . It is a store that never closes, a store without geographical borders, a store that connects with, inspires, serves and offers millions of style-conscious global consumers access to the finest designer labels in fashion.” – So said Net-a-Porter’s Natalie Massenet …
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I may or may not have been craving cocktails when I drafted this post. Head over to the blog to see my favorite chic gold bar carts for under $300: http://stylechile.com/chic-gold-bar-carts-under-300/#barcart #stylechileembellishment #interiordecor #interiordesign  
Existing at the intersection of glorious form and practical function, the bar cart—a glamorous love child of the Hollywood Regency and Mid Century Modern design eras—was borne of the cocktail hour and is associated with words like elegant and simplicity. This classic piece is having a resurgence, enjoying a popularity that might even surpass that …
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Looking for a stress-free dessert for the weekend? Check out our no fuss apple galette recipe: http://lnkd.in/dyv5tEb #stylechilenourishment #foodsnorkel #recipe #dessert
Good day StyleChile readers, it is my pleasure to offer up my first post as a contributor to the Nourishment category. With the holiday season quickly approaching (can’t believe Thanksgiving is just days away), I thought I’d share a recipe for an apple galette—a relatively stress-free alternative to the traditional holiday desserts of apple, pumpkin, …
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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!

#helmutlang   #uniqlo   #fashion   #designercollaborations   #helmutlangforuniqlo   #stylechileadornment   #stylechileenlightenment  
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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Head over to the blog for a recap of my visit to San Fran's State Bird Provisions. The restaurant is Michelin-starred, a Beard Foundation Winner for Best New Restaurant and Bon Appetitmag's restaurant of the year: http://stylechile.com/state-bird-provisions/  #statebirdprovisions #restaurantreview #stylechilenourishment #michelin #michelinstarred #restaurantreview #restaurantoftheyear
I thought it was auspicious that the only reading material brought along for a romantic weekend to the Bay Area (to explore San Rafael, Napa Valley and San Francisco) was an issue of Elle Decor that, unbeknownst to me when I selected it, included a feature on San Francisco—the city that is affectionately known as …
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Interior design, including some of my favorite decor elements, from the Viceroy Miami:http://stylechile.com/viceroy-miami. Enjoy! ‪#‎Stylechilemovement‬ ‪#‎Miami‬ ‪#‎viceroyhotel‬ ‪#‎viceroymiami‬ ‪#‎southbeach‬ ‪#‎travelblogger‬ ‪#‎fashionblogger‬ ‪#‎stylechile‬ ‪#‎styleblogger‬ #art #design #dutchmaster #brickell #stylechileembellishment #decor #interiordesign #interiordecorating
Happy Friday, Lovelies! I was just writing a post about my experience at Miami’s Art Basel 2013 when I was distracted by some photos I took while in Miami earlier this year. I’m posting them here as design inspiration, since I found them to be stimulating in that sense. These photos depict a portion of …
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Check out my review of Head & Shoulders' Moisture Care Collection, specially formulated for textured naturals: http://stylechile.com/head-shoulders-moisture-care-collection/ #naturalhair #headandshoulders #stylechileenhancement #haircare #natural
This post is sponsored by P&G   After spending the past five years transitioning my hair from relaxed–a process that I’ve undergone since I was six years old—to natural, and devoting plenty of time trying out natural-friendly products, this week’s delivery from Head & Shoulders couldn’t have been better timed! As any hair enthusiast will tell …
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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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