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    The Art of Fashion

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    “The artist is a receptacle for emotions that come from all over the place: from the sky, from the earth, from a scrap of paper, from a passing shape, from a spider’s web.” – Pablo Picasso.

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    Throwback Thursday

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    Summer 2016 has been revitalizing many bygone trends that used to thrive in its heyday. Thanks to many throwback couture lines like Gucci and Chloé, certain old school staples like bandana scarves, draping bell sleeves, and leather chokers have parlayed back into the fashion scene.

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    Vertical Lines

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    I have an affinity for symmetrical lines. I remember back in high school when in chemistry class my mind would wander from atoms and protons to drawing lines and objects in pleasing proportions to one another. Fast forward a decade later, my peculiar interest in vertical lines transcend beyond scribbles in my note pad as it manifests into my choice of attires. Case in point – an obsession with this navy and yellow Zara find.

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    Tweed It Now

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    “ The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.
    A girl should be two things – what and who she wants.
    In order to be irreplaceable, one must always be different.
    Simplicity is the keynote of all true elegance.”
    ― Coco Chanel
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    But First, Coffee

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    I love exploring different corner cafes in and around Chicago. A freshly made cuppa joe with a peach muffin on a lazy Sunday sounds like an idyllic way to unwind and rejuvenate. One local spot that I’ve found recently is Hansa Coffee, a roaster and retailer of fine cocoa beans and pour over coffee on the north side of Chicago that serves a mean hazelnut latte. And not to mention one on the house every Tuesday when you buy a pound of coffee! Lewis Black once said “I like coffee because it gives me the illusion that I might be awake”. Needless to say at Hansa my taste bud was livened and invigorated to a whole new level!

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