Get To Know: Fashion Blogger Darlene Duran

With a petite frame and a full head of curls, Darlene Duran has made a name for herself in the local photography community. Her Instagram, an aesthetical grid of inspiring quotes and selfies, sends out an important message: influencers need to do just that – influence. Her daily positive messages are accompanied by artistic collaborations and…

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The Art Of Thrifting: Summer ​Blazers

While dealing with the negative stigma attached to thrifting can be SUPER annoying, I’m happy to see how common it’s becoming. Over time I’ve grown an immense passion for thrifting, which is due to my obsession with fashion trends of the past decades – ANNNNDDDD I get to save coins I can use for other…

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The “Pachuca” Legacy and Its influence on my style

 A Pachuca was the name given to the Mexican-American women who formed part of the Pachuco subculture flourishing in the 1940s. The Pachuco subculture was birthed in the era of gangs within cities. One of the phrases that best integrate this era and Hispanic first-generation today is “Ni de Aqui, Ni de Alla,” meaning not from…

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Gender-Neutrality Hits The Streets of Philadelphia

About three years ago, Gucci’s creative director Alessandro Michele redefined masculine flamboyance. A young boy with long blond hair, in a red pussy-bow blouse, opened up the Menswear Fall/Winter collection, and it was beyond androgynous. When describing a personal style that is androgynous, it desires to create a look that is gender-less and aims to…

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Ways to Incorporate a Bustier This Summer

A piece made popular in the 1950s, trendy in the ’80s, and worn by the likes of Madonna in the ’90s, the bustier corset is a trend that has been sneaking its way back to fashion since fashion week last September. From bustier-inspired body-cons to layering oversize shirts with a corset, these items have become a…

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