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Lace by Tanaya Long Tassel Cuff Ring

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The first time I came across this brand on instagram about a year ago, I immediately fell in love. When it comes to insanely dope women's acessories, Lace by Tanaya is hands down one of my absolute favorites. Beyond the gorgeous array of disticnt offerings, the detailing is ah-mazing. Side note: I was happy to see that Beyonce was even Laced by Tanaya as she adorned a custom statement neck peice that in Lemonade. Needless to say this is a brand to know. The Long Tassel Lace Cuff ring is available in both gold and silver and is available to purchase directly from the Laced by Tanaya website.

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Video | Coco & Breezy Design Session

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Ever since the beloved artist formerly known as Prince graced our homes by way of televesion flaunting their Tres design, this duo has catipulted to success overnight. Yet, hey are more than an eyewear design team, Coco and Breezy are artists in every sense of the word. This Behind the sceenes video demonstrates just that.

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Designer To Watch | Roman Jody

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 Jody Just is a concept label that meshes the heritage of underground party, art, and skateboard cultures of Sydney and New York. Artist Roman Jody drew from his experiences in both places as inspiration in the the creation of the brand. It consists of a handful of hats, tees, and hoodies in limited quantities that any street wear aficionado can appreciate. Our favorite is the capsule hoodie worm by fashion stylist extraordinaire Kyle 'Dusty' Gayle

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Pierre Hardy Black + White Stripe Sneakers

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When it comes to unique footwear, Pierre Hardy is definitely a "go to" brand. Though the luxury shoe designer's entire Spring/Summer 2016 delivery is worth a look, their black and white stripe high top sneaker is a hipster's delight. Beyond the bold zebra print - it's made with soft premium leather taboot.

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SLC + No1

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Street Level Culture is a creative agency hailing from NYC. Much like us here at Haute Chicago, they are a collective of visionaries that are uniting their artistic talents to push the culture forward. SCL +No 1 is their debut into the fashion world. The collection lives up to their their name by showcasing various different designs that are the equivalent of what it looks like when Fashion Week meets the street level. Their collection is not for those simply "into" fashion. It requires a level of taste that a connoisseur of all things street wear from the Us to Japan (and everywhere in between) can appreciate.

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Designer to Watch: Aminah Abdul-Jillil

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We are constantly obsessed with the influence and aspiration of the luxurious design houses that we have come to know and admire as household names. But, there is something more satisfying about the discovery of the unsung heroes — the designers who believe in their talent, craft and ability to create a brand that commands attention.

Born and raised in Anchorage, Alaska, shoe designer Aminah Abdul Jillil does exactly that. Offering a collection of booties, ankle-strap flats, and pumps, each pair offers intense detailing in some form. Our greatest obsession: the bow pump and flat.

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Tales of Two Kitties (Angela and Vava Take Chicago)

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 It is not very often that I see a set of best friends and think “These are my best friends in my head!” lol, but that is exactly the case when it comes to Angela and Vava, the owners and curators of The Store On Queen (in Toronto). The unlikely pair, which includes a Restaurateur and a Fashion buyer, had a serendipitous meeting in 2012 and have never looked back (read the whole story at www.thestoreonqueen.com). Being a patron of their store isn’t just a shopping trip, its experience for the senses! There recent trip to the Chi was no exception. Their whimsical sense of style, and unabashed zeal for life came alive with Chicago as its beautiful backdrop! From Asian headpieces to sequins and tulle, these two beauties lit up the town in some of the most daring frocks to hit the streets since Carrie Bradshaw took a trip to Abu Dhabi ☺ Thanks for gracing us, come back soon ladies <3

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Something for the Gentlemen: Chmps ?! Parisse

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Self-coined as a luxury street fashion store, the brand gets it right every time. True panache comes from the ability to look on-trend yet classic simultaneously, giving the vision that the selection was oh-so effortlessly curated. Now, enter Stephane Adonai and Jaii’C Tan, the designers and owners of Chmps ?! Parisse, the Parisian brand who’s Instagram (@champaris75) makes you want to slice denim precisely, only to pair it with footwear and outerwear that would make a style prodigy nauseous – in the best way. The duo showcases how global influences can interlace, creating looks that are internationally coveted and appropriate—from the cobblestone streets of London, to the coastal island of Santorini. Applause is definitely due.

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Color to Try: Cashmere Rose

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Why we love it: Fall’s take on a softer palette of blush pink, Pantone’s Cashmere Rose is an unexpected neutral, but provides more impact than the typical nude or beige.

What to wear it with: Pair the color with variations of grey (Stormy Weather), oxblood (Marsala), and olive (Dried Herb). We love the fact that Cashmere Rose blends into both men’s and women’s wardrobes, adding a touch of color that is perfect for building on fall’s trend of layers. It’s the welcomed intruder, breaking up monochromatic looks just a bit, without ruining the relationship.

How to wear it: The key is to pick the right hue, so that it doesn’t appear that spring is being channeled to early. Pair the color with distressed denim, or as a layered jersey t-shirt under a merino wool sweater. Cashmere Rose also works magic as the selection of choice for furs and leather accent pieces and of course, it’s a sultry counterpart for black.

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Fur and Loathing in Las Vegas...

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I know what you're thinking.. 'Fur for the Fall? Groundbreaking' (in your best Devil Wears Prada voice) lol! But before you totally write me off, let me explain my new found LOVE for Fall fur. This season fur is being done is a highly stylized, vintage way.. Think more Greta Garbo and less 1999 J-Lo. That's right, the fur stole is back, and this time it means business! The Fall 2015 runways were littered with lush fur stoles that totally brought 1940's glamour back to the present. Major fashion houses like Prabal Gurang, Thakoon, and Ohne Titel have all made use of some pretty amazing fur stoles for their Fall showings. Unlike other trends, this is an easy way to dress up any outfit and look super chic! Try it with a monochromatic ensemble, over a trench, or even with denim on denim for maximum impact! You're welcome.

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