Haute Chicago

Download: Chance The Rapper 'Acid Rap'



After much hype and a ton of labels knocking on his door, Chance the Rapper recently released the follow up to his 10 Day Mixtape. This time he enlisted fellow Chicagoans Twista, Vic Mensa, and BJ the Chicago Kid along with others  such as AB-Soul and Childish Gambino to create the trippy musical soliloquy that is Acid Rap

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Audio: Bipolar Sunshine 'Rivers'

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Rain opens up with 'Maybe you know me. Maybe you don't. Maybe we'll get along, or maybe we don't.' It is ode to the ups and downs of trying to make a relationship work as  Biolar Sunshine pours his side of the love story out on the track. Although the production sounds like something that Cudi would create, with Kanye West style vocal rhythmic patterns towards the end, his sound is very unique. Rain is one of two deliveries from his upcoming debut EP Aesthetics, scheduled to be released June 17th.

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Illustration | 'Heart Meets Hands' by Tara Dougans

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Amsterdam-based art director and illustrator Tara Dougans' work is noted for exploring the intersection of handcraft and technology, static and motion. Seeing fashion as play, illustration as flexible, and digital as opportunity – some of her collaborations include: Iris van Herpen, Amsterdam Fashion Week, Dior, Giambattista Valli, Valentino, Chanel and Elle Saab.

Heart Meets Hands is Tara's  latest installment of animated GIFs.

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BB Bruno Bordese Washed Studded Leather Sneakers



A black luxury sneaker is a basic closet essential. It will never really go out of season, and  even the most sophisticated gentleman likes to switch it up from time to time.  BB Bruno Bordese has an excellent selection to choose from. The fine detailing such as the side zipper, leather straps, studs, and washed leather makes this particular design our pick of the week.

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Daniel Palillo 'Wasted Youth' Collection | F/W 2013

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Norwegian designer, Daniel Palillo's, newest collection was inspired by his freshman year when a group of students hijacked the school's radio station and played Beck's Loser throughout the classrooms and corridors. Wasted Youth is fun, youthful, and wildly dramatic. It offers a ton of colorful hoodies, fleeces, and Creepers in collaboration with Underground Shoes.

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Brooks Brothers | The Great Gatsby Collection



The 20's are in! It came as a huge surprise when the  creators of The Gatsby announced that the soundtrack would be curated by none other than Mr. Suit and Tie himself, Jay Z. Throughout the years he has perfectly executed the look, so when you think of it, who better to commission for the project? As viewers are transported back to that era, we are excited to see the men in this all-star cast adorned in loafers, boater hats, vests, and the whole nine.  If you are looking to incorporate these peices into your wardrobe Brook Brothers has unveiled their Gatsby Collection as a special delivery in anticipation for the film.

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Ksubi 'AD/BC' Lookbook F/W 2013


For Fall/Winter 2013 Kusbi tips their proverbial hat to religion and Victorian art  luxe style.

"Remaining uninfluenced by consumer trends, choosing instead to set its own agenda, the social commentary that originates from Ksubi is as relevant and thought provoking as ever."

Check out the bomber jackets, tees, denim, and graphic tights from their AD/BC Collection.

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Color To Try: None At All

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Okay, maybe a pop of color is permissible, but this season (and for Fall) black and white is taking over. From shoes, to bags to accessories, the trend is easy to pull off.... and there is something about it that is so polished. I've noticed that its become my go-to color scheme for first time meetings when I need to make a statement.

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Campaigns: Oscar De La Renta | Spring 2013

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The campaign itself is old news (you've seen it in every version of Vogue and InStyle you've picked up), but the focal point: the shoes. Featured in black and a shade of white, De la Renta's rendition boasts hints of the gladiator, a sandal and lace detailing. The ability to embody multiple trends simultaneously is a nice gesture, but the ability to actually pull it off is noteworthy.

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Lookbook: Levis Vintage Clothing Fall/Winter 2013




Levis Vintage Clothing's Fall/Winter 2013 seasonal tribute  is all about the 60's and 70's, as the brand pays homage to the musical revolution of that era. The art direction for the campaign is reminiscent of  Motown, The Mod Squad, and even give a us a little Sunny and Cher

Read more: Lookbook: Levis Vintage Clothing Fall/Winter 2013