an avid observer of our zeitgeist, a researcher of our past.

Month: September, 2013

lay it on me

What is the first thing you think of when you hear the word layer? Heavy comes to my mind. This is something the majority of women in fashion want to avoid, the look of added weight, but in a rare case like this; Nika Tang took layering to a place of ethereal beauty and no one was shying away from it.


Voluminous ruffles, fringe detailing, macramé surfaces, and a pattern exuding an underwater wanderlust, Academy of Art graduate student captures your attention. To design a collection of such oversized form and organic structure is quite the challenge, but Tang rose to the highest peak. It is a risk; with knowing the average fashion female wants a silhouette to show her assets off leading more toward body con pieces, but this collection surmounts any second skin.

As an emerging designer showcasing your personal design aesthetic probably seems daunting, but Nika Tang mastered a collection of authenticity and quality craftsmanship that couldn’t go unnoticed. Designer Tang proclaims she didn’t even add her best piece to the collection, honestly, how much better could it get?


words seem unnecessary

I believe the beauty in fashion truly lies in personal aesthetic, the way each individual chooses to portray themselves to the world around them is something I’ve always found intriguing. Developing a sense of style may seem challenging to some and for the select few it is a natural part of their daily life, as for Miroslava Duma, it is clearly intuitive.


The Digital Media Director for Buro247 and a style influencer of our zeitgeist, this lady possesses a fashion sense that is undoubtedly aspirational, one that doesn’t need spoken words to give it validity. Just one quick look, your caught; captivated in her quality of taste in clothing, the ideal juxtaposed pairing of classicism meets chic, femininity mixed with the perfect amount of edge- effortless. Or it seems to be that way and as far as I am concerned, it is this way for her.

As an aspiring trend consultant and an infatuate of the fashion industry, I like to think I share some qualities with Ms. Duma. I was given a special trait that allows for dressing my body to be of something enjoyable, a window for experimentation that I look forward to on a regular basis. I gravitate to unique pieces, whether colorful or monochromatic, fitted or full of sequins, I can relate to her mix-match fashion behavior. Her confidence radiates conveying to us that she loves what she is wearing, but the designers never wear her. Easy, right?