All posts tagged: inspiration

The Louis Reign Takeover & Why Plaid is a Timeless Fashion Statement

As Cher Horowitz would say, “You see how picky I am about my shoes, and those only go on my feet.” If Clueless took place in 2017 in New York City, then this outfit would have been Cher’s iconic, yellow plaid skirt-suit ensemble. This look has transcended along the ages. Plaid never goes out of style, and neither does our Look Book! Christine Louis of the trendy fashion and art blog Louis Reign shared with us her style philosophy on the set of our autumn photo shoot collaboration. “My style is edgy with a twist. I love neutral colors and mixing vintage pieces with luxury pieces.” Her outfit screams just that. Contrasting red, dark blue, green, and black created a bold color palette; a color palette that is still dark enough to wear during the fall. While mixing a Prada cross-body bag with a plaid skirt allows for a mixing of luxury and the 90’s vintage-inspired pieces. We love her contrasting muted olive-green fedora hat. Christine mixes yet totally achieves a match-worthy ensemble with the …

Camille Hoffman; Art, Cultural Identity and Polly Pockets

There is work and then there is play, or so we thought. Camille Hoffman—artist, arts educator and community organizer—is not afraid to do both at the same time. As an artist, she does not let the intensity of her works’ messages stop her from having fun with her creations. Hoffman takes everyday materials—anything from the popular Maruchan ramen packaging to medical records—and creatively gives new meaning to each element by transforming the material on the canvas. Playtime takes on an entirely new meaning in Hoffman’s studio. By repurposing consumer products, her choice of substances carries a heavy symbolic weight. Many pieces echo a dark critique of the American values rooted in colonialism and capitalism. Her creations, though serious in their message, are the result of the excited energy that radiates from dedication and palpable passion. From February to May of this year, Hoffman has been a Van Lier Fellow at the Museum of Arts and Design (MAD). Her passion has been put, quite literally, on display. On a recent visit to MAD, I caught a glimpse of Camille …

The New Generation of Inspiring Black Women

Since 1976, every February has come to be known as a month of celebration and remembrance of the many black Americans of the past along with the contributions and accomplishments with which they enriched history. Today is the last of that honorable month. As we continue remember great women like Rosa Parks, Coretta Scott King, Maya Angelou, and Audre Lorde of the past, we also want to highlight a few of the inspirational black women making waves throughout pop culture, politics, and fashion in the present. First off, if you haven’t seen Selma, you’re doing something wrong. DuVernay is the director and co-writer of the Martin Luther King Jr. film and is the first black female director to have their film nominated for an Oscar. Not bad for her second feature. And by the sound of her next project, a love story and murder mystery set during Hurricane Katrina, DuVernay’s a director you need to keep in mind for the future. The Academy Awards may have snubbed DuVernay herself for individual recognition (and the entire Selma cast for that matter), but we definitely won’t be. …

Jacque Amadi: Breaking Barriers and Paving the Way with Fashion

From the large city of Witchita in south-central Kansas rests the passionate and humble Jacque Amadi. She is the owner of the quirky and classy growing online fashion boutique Shop Lioness. Growing up Amadi often sold things to classmates however she had no idea she would eventually immerse herself in the shoes of a working college student and businesswomen. Initially what began in late 2012 as a way to earn extra money throughout her undergraduate years at University of Kansas, the upcoming business owner now has a working desire to inspire young African-American women. I want to be able to hire other people of color. I want to find a way to give back and do something meaningful, not just sell clothes,” Amadi states. When asked who inspired her she noted Fashion Bomb Daily’s Claire Sulmers as one of the women she hopes to become. The rising young entrepreneur also had the pleasure of being featured in Fashion Bomb Daily which is one of her favorite daily fashion resources. Amadi also admires Necole Kane of the notable …

Love Bug; Flirty & Simple V-Day Look!

Have you just been hit by the love bug? Then get ready to celebrate Valentine’s Day with a flirty and confident outfit. This get up has got you covered for a chill evening to a romantic night out. Ditching the classic ‘little black dress’ for a white lace slip-on is a modern twist for a soft and feminine vibe. Dress up your outfit with these sleek brick red heels that are sure to get everyone talking. And of course no diva is ready without her royal jewels. Keep your style simple with bold yet classy earrings. Complete your mood with a creamy deep red polish. Now you’re ready to dive into a romantic evening with flare. As always we hope we have inspired you to get flirty with your look and skip the traditional black dress fever for V-Day. And if someone asks where you got it from, make sure you mention your favorite online fashion magazine! Stay tune this week for 5 more V-Day fashion inspo! Let #YHMMAG be your go-to guide for a ‘fit that …

The Faux Fur Phenomenon; Make it Retro for the Holidays

It’s chic and it’s trending. The perfect faux fur vest can take your everyday look up a notch. Whether you’re headed to the office or bundling up for a rocking holiday party, this fashion must-have is eye catching when styled right. First step, find a style that works for you. We love American Eagle’s soft and classy deep red vest. Match this piece with a simple long sleeve top with a contrasting color for a little pop! A sleek high-waist skinny heats up the look for a New York Centric feel. With all the crazy chatting and gift giving, staying flat on your feet is essential.  Take a vintage route to comfort with velvet loafers! Now it’s time for the jewels. With the holidays right around the corner we opted for accented bangles knotted with a ribbon and simple pearl earrings. That’s all, folks! You’re now ready to stand out in the crowd at your next holiday party! As always, we hope we inspired you to make a retro fit with this season’s trendiest item. And …